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US judge berates Carnival over pollution

US judge berates Carnival over pollution

| 12/04/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A United States federal judge has threatened to block Carnival cruise ships from docking at American ports as punishment for a possible probation violation in relation to the company’s illegal dumping of waste into the ocean. Judge Patricia Seitz also revealed that she would like to jail the executive committee for a few days […]

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US air regulator grounds Boeing’s 737 Max

US air regulator grounds Boeing’s 737 Max

| 13/03/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The United States Federal Aviation Administration finally grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircraft, today, after mounting pressure on the regulator. The ban came sometime after the European Union, Canada, China and many other countries, including the Cayman Islands, as well as airlines from around the world had already stopped operating the planes. Boeing’s newest […]

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Webb’s sentence postponed for ninth time

Webb’s sentence postponed for ninth time

| 14/02/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ one-time local football hero who fell spectacularly from grace almost four years ago in the massive global FIFA scandal has got another postponement in his sentencing hearing. Jeffrey Webb pleaded guilty in December 2015 but for the ninth time the New York court dealing with his case has agreed to push […]

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Weed a winner after US midterm vote

Weed a winner after US midterm vote

| 09/11/2018 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Voters in three more American states have easier access to medical and recreational ganja after the mid-term elections. Michigan has voted to legalise recreational use of weed, while Utah and Missouri have voted for legal medical use. The states join 31 others that have already legalised medical marijuana, and nine where recreational use is now legal. […]

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Environment loses in US mid-term vote

Environment loses in US mid-term vote

| 07/11/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by some American states to introduce conservation measures and protections were all defeated at the ballot Tuesday, making the environment a major loser despite recent warnings from dozens of scientists that the world has barely a decade to radically cut emissions of greenhouse gases before the planet reaches the point of no return. In Arizona, […]

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Webb sentencing deferred for seventh time

Webb sentencing deferred for seventh time

| 22/08/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeff Webb,  who was convicted of racketeering offences relating to his time as president of the regional football body CONCACAF, has managed to postpone his sentence for the seventh time, according to information from the US court in New York dealing with the case. Webb has already given up over […]

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$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

| 11/07/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Spanish sports media company, Imagina, which was caught up in the FIFA corruption scandal, having paid $3 million in bribes to Jeffrey Webb from the Cayman Islands, has been ordered to pay $24 million in fines and restitution by a New York judge after its affiliate company in the US pleaded guilty to bribery […]

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Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

| 10/07/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The governor of Hawaii, David Ige, signed legislation last week prohibiting the sale or distribution of suntan lotions that contain toxic chemicals in the state from 2021, becoming the first place to ban oxybenzone and octinoxate. Researchers say these toxins are linked to widespread coral reef damage and are harmful to marine life. A press […]

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US beauty pageant dumps swimsuits

US beauty pageant dumps swimsuits

| 06/06/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Miss America is scrapping the swimsuit section of the competition in order to shift its focus from physical beauty to talent and inner beauty. In a press release Tuesday, the organisation announced “sweeping changes” to where contestants will no longer be judged on physical appearance. Miss World has already eliminated the bikini parade from its global […]

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Webb loses appeal against FIFA fine

Webb loses appeal against FIFA fine

| 12/03/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): FIFA has rejected an appeal by former VP Jeffrey Webb against a fine imposed on him for his part in the massive corruption scandal. In addition to the millions of dollars he has handed over to the US authorities for his convictions in relation to the bribery investigation, Webb faces a fine in excess […]

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Webb secures another sentence delay

Webb secures another sentence delay

| 08/03/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Almost three years since Jeff Webb (54), a former president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, was rounded up in the US justice department investigation into international football corruption and over two years since his conviction for racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, his sentence hearing has been postponed yet again. The seventh date for […]

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