July 20, 2018

Unusual royal traditions

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10 unusual royal traditions you never knew existed By Meghan Jones, Reader’s Digest From Business Insider Each year, the royal family gathers on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour in honor of the queen’s birthday. Getty Images Royal weddings and births are all over the news, but there are some royal family […]

The View from Europe: When tourism taxes become excessive

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By David Jessop From NAN News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. July 13, 2018: As the reach and range of taxation has expanded, Caribbean hoteliers in particular have become uneasy about the impact that increasing levels of taxation may have on their competitiveness and that of the country they are located in. Most accept that government’s […]

TCI: Lord Ashcroft wins ruling against summons for examination

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In her ruling,  Chief Justice Ramsey-Hayle, held that Turks and Caicos Islands’  (TCI) Supreme Court lacked jurisdiction to summon Lord Michael Ashcroft for examination. This was despite evidence suggesting that Lord Ashcroft enjoyed Belonger Status in TCI. The Chief Justice said, “…computer servers were sabotaged prior to the appointment of the JOLs [Joint Official Liquidators […]

Cayman Islands Minister Hew attends Commonwealth ICT Forum in London

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Hon. Joseph Hew, MLA, Minister for Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure attended the Annual Commonwealth Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) Forum in London on 18-20 June 2018. The biennial meeting, first convened in 2014, is an opportunity for the Commonwealth ICT Ministers to meet and discuss matters of common interest paving the way for building Commonwealth consensus. It […]

UK: Police say there’s no evidence a man who died in the street in London was poisoned

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By Rob Price from Business Insider A man died in the street in central London on Thursday, and there were fears he had been poisoned. The street was put on lockdown, and specialist police officers arrived at the scene — but there is no evidence of poison, the Metropolitan Police says. It’s not yet clear […]

How the world came to love Glasgow School of Art

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By Steve Brocklehurst From BBC When Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art building was first unveiled in 1899, the half-finished building was deeply unpopular but Glasgow and the world grew to appreciate its architectural genius. These days Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most famous architectural creation has come to be widely loved and cherished. And there was a […]

Cayman Islands Premier hosts Political Engagement Dinner at House of Commons

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LONDON, England – Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin hosted a dinner at the House of Commons organised by the Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK (CIGOUK) on Tuesday 12 June. The delegation from Cayman, including Minister Tara Rivers, was also in attendance. The dinner is part of a wider political engagement programme that has been […]

Destination of the week

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NASHVILLE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS TOP DESTINATION FOR 2018 From Nashville Music City PLAN YOUR 2018 TRIP NOW EVERYONE IS SINGING NASHVILLE’S PRAISES THESE DAYS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER U.K.’S THE COOL LIST 2018 Nashville’s music scene and new openings like the Tennessee State Museum made it a shoo-in for National Geographic […]

The truth about sex robots: Panic, pleasure and a candlelit dinner

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By Christopher Trout From engadget RealDollx is about to make history. So what happens when the humanoids finally leave the lab? Dr. Oz isn’t happy about the future of sex. The day I’m scheduled to appear on his show, the television physician and Oprah protege has assembled a cast of victims and villains that includes […]

Abraaj creditors meet in Dubai and London, with ‘fire sale’ option on the table

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By Frank Lane From Arab News Middle East’s largest private equity firm meets with creditors and investors in London and Dubai “Fire sale” of assets one of the options for Abraaj assets DUBAI: Investors and creditors of embattled private-equity firm Abraaj Group have met in simultaneous meetings in Dubai and London to discuss the future […]