April 25, 2018

Premier represents UKOTA

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Cayman Islands Premier represents UKOTA at Commonwealth Business Forum LONDON – Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin continues his duties as president of the United Kingdom Overseas Association (UKOTA) Thursday when he represents UKOTA at the official opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference at Buckingham Palace. The Premier is attending the Commonwealth […]

Cayman Islands Premier attends opening of Commonwealth Business Forum

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LONDON – Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin attended the opening of the 11th Commonwealth Business Forum in London on Monday. This is one of three key forums that occur prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference Meeting taking place later this week. The Business Forum was opened by UK Prime Minister Theresa May […]

UK: Wetherspoons is quitting social media, tells customers to talk to landlords for updates

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BY RACHEL THOMPSON From Mashable In the era of brands competing for attention and affection on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, one British company has done the unthinkable—it’s quitting social media completely. JD Wetherspoon—a chain with 900 pubs in the UK and Ireland— announced it’s closing down its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all […]

UK sorry for ‘Appalling’ treatment of Caribbean immigrants

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BY JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press From UK News The British government apologized Monday for its “appalling” treatment of some immigrants from the Caribbean, as reports of law-abiding long-term residents being threatened with deportation overshadowed a meeting of leaders from the 53-nation Commonwealth. LONDON (AP) — The British government apologized Monday for its “appalling” treatment of […]

Mercedes will build an electric version of its popular Sprinter van

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By Jon Fingas From engadget You’ll get your package without polluting the skies. It’s all well and good to drive your own electric car, but what about the companies delivering your mail or fixing your water heater? They could stand to benefit from EVs, too — and Mercedes-Benz is happy to help out. It’s launching […]

Opinion: Reviving the Caribbean Court of Justice debate

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BY STEPHEN VASCIANNIE From Jamaica Observer THE central question is familiar: Which court should we have as the final decision-making power for our disputes — and why? I return to this well-trodden path for three reasons. First, the current situation in the Caribbean has not reached an equilibrium point. Only four states out of 12 […]

Homophobic laws in Caribbean could roll back in landmark case

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By Joshua Surtees in Port of Spain From The Guardian UK Trinidad and Tobago could make legal history in the Caribbean this week by rolling back long-standing homophobic laws. On Thursday, a high court judge, Devindra Rampersad, will deliver his verdict in a landmark case brought by a private citizen which, if successful, would set […]

Theresa May: Russia responsible for poisoning ex-spy

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From Newsmax In a move that threatens to worsen already tense relations between the Kremlin and the West, Prime Minister Theresa May blamed Russia for poisoning a former spy and his daughter eight days on British soil. May told Parliament on Monday that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had been targeted with a “military […]

Snow storm over London

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Snow storm over London looks like a nightmare tidal wave in police helicopter footage BY SAM HAYSOM From Mashable You know those disaster movies where it’s blue sky one minute, hellish storm clouds the next? Well that was pretty much what happened in London on Tuesday. Thing have been cold in the UK for a […]

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

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From BBC Graham died at his home in North Carolina US evangelist Billy Graham – one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century – has died aged 99. Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, beginning his worldwide mission in large arenas in London in 1954. He died at his home […]