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Archives for February 6, 2018

Ongoing traffic enforcement by Cayman Islands police results in arrests and citations, 29 January – 5 February

From RCIPS Ongoing traffic enforcement by the RCIPS resulted in a number of traffic related arrests and citations over the past week, including several DUIs. There were 11 arrests for DUI between Monday, 29 January, and Monday, 5 February. During the same period, 66 motor vehicle collisions were reported, and 4 of the DUI arrests […]

A guide to ‘deepfakes,’ the internet’s latest moral crisis

BY DAMON BERES AND MARCUS GILMER From Mashable Where there’s innovation, there’s masturbation — at least in one dark corner of the internet, where nearly 80,000 people have gathered to share fabricated videos of celebrity women having sex and Nicolas Cage uncovering the Ark of the Covenant. These are “deepfakes,” a new kind of video […]

The Editor Speaks: Immigration nonsense

I can fully understand how people here find our immigration department woeful. And I am using a nice word. Listen to this ridiculous nonsense that I have encountered over a simple reference. I have been married to a Caymanian for over 34 years. I have had Caymanian Status for thirty years. I have given references […]

Jamaica: Senator Johnson Smith to preside over council of ACP states

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, will preside over the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States for the next six months. Johnson Smith’s tenure, which began on February 1, will last until July 2018. This was disclosed by President of the […]

Bob Marley: Reps Greenlight Zimbabwe Statue of Reggae Icon

From teleSUR Chemhere proposes the statue be erected at Rufaro Stadium in Harare, where Bob Marley and The Wailers performed to usher Zimbabwe’s independence. As Jamaica prepares to celebrate the birth of world-renowned Reggae icon, Bob Marley, Zimbabwean arts consultant has been given the go-ahead to have a statue erected in his honor. According to […]

Mosquitoes battling Zika released in South Miami neighborhood

By ALEX GONZALEZ From WLRN Millions of mosquitoes have been released in South Miami to combat Zika. Lab-bred mosquitoes are flying in South Miami. It’s the latest effort to stop the type of mosquito that spreads the Zika virus. These are the same type of mosquitoes used in a trial last year in the Lower […]

UK: Boss of car scheme for the disabled is on £1.7million… and YOU pay…..

By SAM GREENHILL FROM THE DAILY MAIL UK …..MPs question Motability’s lavish salaries and its £2.4billion cash stockpile Cash ‘surplus’ has been run up by Motability Operations, a charitable scheme Chief executive Mike Betts pocketed 11 times more than Prime Minister in 2017 Firm offers vehicles to wheelchair users in return for their state disability […]

Maldives government refuses to obey court order to release prisoners

From News & Star UK Protests have spilled into the streets of the capital, Male, and soldiers in riot gear have stopped MPs from entering the parliament building. The surprise judicial ruling last week has led to an increasingly tense stand-off between the supreme court and the government of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Protests have […]

Pope Francis Ignored Letter Detailing Sex Abuse

From Newsmax VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that no victims had come forward to denounce the cover-up, the letter’s author and members of Francis’ own sex- abuse commission […]

CARIFORUM states to build capacity to respond to drug problem

From Caribbean News Now KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Representatives of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM) will hold technical discussions on the seventh round of the multilateral evaluation mechanism (MEM) process on February 7, 2017, in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). The one-day technical meeting will be followed by two days of intense training, […]