December 13, 2017

Heaviest snowfall in Britain in 4 years, travellers in northern Europe stranded

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Agence France-Presse, London From hindustantimes Some 330 flights were cancelled by 5:00 pm (1600 GMT) after heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures struck the region around Frankfurt in Germany. The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem on Sunday, while more than 300 flights were cancelled in Germany’s busiest airport and a ferry […]

Toppling statues? Here’s why Nelson’s column should be next

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By Afua Hirsch From The Guardian UK While the US argues about whether to tear down monuments to the supporters of slavery, Britain still celebrates the shameful era The area I grew up in, leafy Wimbledon in south-west London, is bordered by memorials to two towering historical figures. One side dedicates its streets and walls […]

Cayman Islands Premier, delegation start work at JMC in London

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LONDON – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin gathered with other British Overseas Territories leaders Tuesday at 10 Downing Street for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of the start of their annual Joint Ministerial Council meeting. At the meeting the Prime Minister advised the OT Leaders that the United Kingdom is committing an additional £70M package […]

EU takes tough approach to Brexit as talks enter key weeks

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By RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press From Richmond BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator on Monday took an uncompromising approach to the Brexit talks over the next few crucial weeks, saying it’s up to Britain to offer solutions on outstanding issues and insisting other EU decision-makers could be more unyielding […]

Carey Olsen’s finance practice in the Cayman Islands hires new counsel

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Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has expanded its finance practice in the Cayman Islands with the appointment of Dylan Wiltermuth, who has joined the firm as counsel. Wiltermuth is an experienced Cayman Islands lawyer who specialises in all aspects of structured finance and securitisation transactions as well as public and private mergers and acquisitions. His […]

British Airways supports Caribbean Tourism Recovery

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From Caribbean National Weekly A generous contribution by British Airways to the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was gratefully received by its president, Karolin Troubetzkoy last week. £25,000 handshake Speaking at World Travel Market in London, where the check was presented on behalf of British Airways and British […]

Get cheeky at Paris’ first naked restaurant, where diners eat escargot in the buff

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BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable Why someone would want to risk dropping hot soup in their lap without a pants barrier is beyond me, but yet, the world continues to enjoy nude dining. Naked restaurants, where folks are invited to dine in the buff, have been popping up in major cities around the world — […]

UK assistance for hurricane ravaged overseas territories on the agenda for Cayman Islands delegation

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – A Cayman delegation led by The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin will be heading to Miami for a pre-meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) on 28th October. This meeting is specifically for Caribbean British Overseas Territories giving them the opportunity to discuss the needs of the islands impacted […]

Bitcoin breaches new milestone by smashing past $5,000 mark

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From Newsmax Bitcoin surged to a fresh record Thursday as the enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies showed little sign of abating. The world’s largest cryptocurrency rose as much as 8.4 percent and was trading 7.9 percent higher at $5,209 as of 12:34 p.m. in London, resuming gains after a one-day break. As recently as December, bitcoin was […]

The view from Europe: rethinking the relationship with Europe

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BY: DAVID JESSOP From Barbados Advocate Today, October 1, the European Union’s sugar regime, which has for decades sustained the production of cane and raw sugar in the Caribbean, comes to an end. This is scarcely news. As a long-planned domestic measure, the EU decided in 2013 to abolish national sugar production quotas in Europe […]