December 10, 2018

Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says it will soon develop a framework for medical cannabis, even as it noted that decriminalisation of marijuana for recreational use will have to be decided by a referendum. “There is no doubt that we will put a framework in place for medical cannabis within […]

Cayman Islands: PAHO offers mental health training for doctors

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Sixteen public and private doctors attended a special training that focused on mental health for general practitioners and primary care physicians. Led by a team of three from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the two day session aimed to build on locally available services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders Participants will also […]

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Caymanian Arthur B. hunter

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It was an overly packed Elmslie Memorial United Church with family, friends, and business associates, who came there last Saturday 1st December, to honour Caymanian Arthur B. Hunter. The Officiating Minister was the Rt. Rev. L. Christopher Mason. EULOGY OF ARTHUR B. HUNTER Arthur B. Hunter, OBE, who passed away unexpectedly on 21st November, was […]

Ganja: race, politics and legalisation

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BY LOUIS EA MOYSTON, PHD From Caribbean Life The issue of legalisation of ganja has become a popular issue in the global discourse on drugs since the pioneering role of countries such as Uruguay and Canada led the way regarding the legalisation of ganja for medicinal and recreational purposes. However, the road to legalisation is […]

Scotiabank Caribbean retreat marks shift after 129-year presence

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By Doug Alexander From Bloomberg Bank of Nova Scotia’s retreat from parts of the Caribbean marks a turnabout for a Canadian lender initially drawn to the region 129 years ago by the thriving trade in rum, sugar and fish. Scotiabank agreed to sell its banking operations in nine of the 21 Caribbean markets it operates […]

Two well known Caymanians pass away

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It is with much sadness to announce the deaths of Arthur Hunter and Donnie Smith. Mr. Hunter died after a short illness whilst being cared for at Health City Cayman Islands.  He was 82 years of age at his passing. Mr. Hunter was an attorney-at-law and  a partner, along with his father, of the law […]

How slaveholders in the Caribbean maintained control

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By Dr. Christer Petley /  Professor, School of Humanities University of Southampton With its huge sugar plantations and brutal slave regime, this was the jewel in the imperial crown. It is no surprise that the whip is synonymous with New World slavery: its continual crack remained an audible threat to enslaved workers to keep at their […]

The complexities of rape victims’ cases in the Caribbean

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By Derrick Miller From Caribbean News Now A sexual assault alarm: Stuck in traffic on a commuter bus one evening heading home from work, I came across an article published on October 2, 2018, by the Detroit Free Press about two women raped in Jamaica at an exclusive hotel by an employee hired few days […]

Cayman Islands Funerals September 2018

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Rhonda Lue Ebanks        – 19 Sep 2018   Garden of Eden Rose Vernice Ebanks      – 26 Sep 2018 West Bay                                                 – Hafford Duel Rivers – 28 Sep 2018 – Boatswain Bay O Jackson Newball      – 28 Sep 2018 >Oswald Barrington Charles Gregory              –  22 Sep 1953  – 2 Sep 2018   Prospect Hebe Georgiana McKenzie      16 Sep 1917 – 10 […]

Roberts: ‘Scotiabank Concacaf NextPlay Cup a key pillar of our development’

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The Scotiabank Concacaf NextPlay Cup was officially launched at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston on Wednesday, with the hope that the region-wide grassroots competition will drive the development of school age kids into better footballers, and more importantly, better human beings. Set to be played in four Caribbean countries – Jamaica, The Bahamas, Trinidad […]