November 19, 2018

Nominations open for Cayman Islands ‘Proud of Them’

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The public is invited to recognise excellence among young people in the Cayman Islands by submitting nominations to the Proud of Them award scheme. The nomination period, for Round 10, runs from 16 November – 7 December 2018. Youth ages 10 – 25 who are reaching new heights of achievement in […]

Former rugby player who was left paralyzed for years after eating a slug has died

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By Julie Mazziotta From Yahoo A friendly dare went terribly wrong eight years ago when 19-year-old Sam Ballard ate a slug that was carrying a deadly parasite that left him paralyzed. And now, after years of medical issues, the former rugby player has died. In 2010, Ballard and his friends were hanging out in the […]

Guyana: Man kills himself after finding it difficult to get a job

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By David Gajadar From Guyana Guardian The family of a relatively quiet and humble man who hung himself during the wee hours of this morning are now grieving over the unexpected and gruesome act. The dead man has been identified by family members as 33-year-old Gregory Suhkdeo of Soesdyke Linden Highway. He was discovered dead […]

Cayman Islands NRA announces improvements to the Grand Harbour Roundabout

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The National Roads Authority (NRA) along with its subcontractors will be carrying out repairs/upgrades to the pavement on Grand Harbour Roundabout over the next few weekends, commencing on November 4th, 2018. Phase 1 of this project will begin with the milling out and repaving of the inner lane of the roundabout.  Works on Phase 1 […]

5 creepy creatures that are actually quite cute

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By Emily Zak From Care2 1. VAMPIRE SQUID For those weary of looking at terrifying, totally cliche pictures of the goblin shark, the vampire squid is another deep-sea beauty. When attacked, the creature turns inside out, exposing an underside of teeth-like fleshy spines know as cirri. These spines combine with a webbing that looks suspiciously […]

New stamp issue salutes Cayman Islands Coat of Arms

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New Postal Service issued stamp celebrates CI Coat of Arms. The $2 denomination stamp depicts the insignia against a blue background. The issue commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Coat of Arms.   Grand Cayman (GIS) – The Postal Service issued a new $2 stamp on Friday, 19 October 2018 to participate in the ongoing […]

Height is risk factor for varicose veins, study suggests

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By Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax Height may be a risk factor for varicose veins and could provide researchers with clues to treat the condition, a study published Monday in Circulation suggested. A team from the Stanford University School of Medicine conducted a study of human genes in order to understand the causes of varicose veins […]

Retail icon Sears preparing to file for bankruptcy

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From Newsmax Sears Holdings Corp. is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as early as Friday, sources said on Wednesday Negotiations between Sears Chief Executive Eddie Lampert and Sears’ special board committee are at a standstill over the committee’s refusal to approve Lampert’s rescue plan, the sources said. Sears Holdings shares lost nearly […]

Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach

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ByTaylor Hatmaker From TechCrunch Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from certain outlets, at this time one story from The Guardian and one from the Associated Press, both reputable press outlets. […]

US Coast Guard arrests three for cocaine seizure in Caribbean Sea

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From RJR News The US Coast Guard has nabbed three drug smugglers and seized millions of dollars worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea. It has transferred the smugglers and the cocaine, which is valued at about US$3.3 million, to US Drug Enforcement Administration agents. This follows last week’s seizure of a go-fast vessel off […]