February 19, 2018

Do the limbo! How the Windrush brought a dance revolution to Britain

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By Judith Mackrell From The Guardian UK The Caribbeans who answered the call to save postwar Britain sparked a dance explosion. A new show relives those heady days When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in 1948, the Trinidadian singer Lord Kitchener was among the 492 Caribbean passengers arriving to begin a new life in […]

The Cayman Islands government representative in London assumes Chairmanship of UKOTA

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The Cayman Islands Government Office in London has confirmed that as of 1 February 2018, the Government Representative, Mr. Eric Bush JP, will take the lead as Chair for the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA). Assuming the Chairmanship of the group also means that the Cayman Islands will head the Political Council, the highest […]

Cricket: England Lions bracing for tough challenge in Caribbean conditions

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From Guyana Chronicle LONDON, England (CMC) – England Lions left for the Caribbean yesterday, bracing for a tough challenge in foreign conditions, but confident of executing, following an intense training camp Down Under. The squad, headed by Test opener Keaton Jennings, will clash with West Indies-A in three four-day ‘Tests’ and three one-dayers in a […]

Caymanian lawyer secures position at top investment management firm

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From Maples and Calder George Town, Grand Cayman | Following a successful career at Maples and Calder, Caymanian lawyer Caroline Dell has taken a position as an in-house counsel with Man Group, an active investment management firm, in London after three secondments with the company. Caroline completed her Bachelors of Law with Honours and Legal […]

Inside BuzzFeed UK’s ‘brutal’ jobs cull, where almost a third of staff were laid off after the site overreached

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By Jake Kanter From Business Insider BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti admits the company “invested more than we should have earlier than we should have” in the UK. The NBCUniversal-backed firm made 39 British staff redundant in January, 23 of whom worked in the newsroom. A further 60 lost their jobs in the US. The job […]

Lumiere lights up London

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London lit up by Lumiere festival From BBC Landmarks across central London have been lit up as part of the four-night Lumiere festival of light. British and international artists are displaying more than 50 artworks on some of the capital’s most iconic buildings. Installations will feature in areas in London including King’s Cross, Leicester Square […]

UK: London’s new electric taxis scuppered by faulty sensor

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By Nick Summers From engadget London’s new electric taxis have been delayed. The “TX” cabs developed by LEVC were supposed to arrive in the capital late last year. But there’s a problem with the system that tracks time and distance — recorded as electric “pulses” — for the all-important fare meter. It’s forced the company […]

In British education, the central issue is class, not ethnicity

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By Kenan Malik From The Guardian UK The arguments about white culture are dangerous because they legitimise racist attitudes and ignore social marginalisation The white working class. It’s a phrase that has become so commonplace that few recognise the sheer oddness, and indeed odiousness, of the concept. It denotes both pity and contempt. On the […]

Scientists predict ‘mini ice age’ could hit UK by 2030

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By Gerard Tubb, North of England Correspondent From Sky News UK A model of the Sun’s magnetic activity suggests the River Thames may freeze over within two decades, experts say. A mini ice age that would freeze major rivers could hit Britain in less than two decades, according to research from universities in the UK […]

Big fleet forming for RORC Caribbean 600

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From Sailing Scuttlebutt The 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 will start on February 19 and teams from all over the world will be competing, lured by the thrilling conditions to race 600 miles around 11 Caribbean islands. Fifty-three entries have already been received and the race starting from Antigua is on course to eclipse the record […]