December 14, 2017

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 […]

Trinidadian claims coveted Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship

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By Barbados Today From St Lucia Online (BARBADOS TODAY) – Mandela Patrick, a 22-year-old Computer Science major from Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2018 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship. He was chosen today from a field of nine candidates from Barbados, Dominica, St Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda and The Bahamas. Mandela, who did […]

Paradise Papers: Oxford and Cambridge invested millions offshore

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By Padraic Flanagan From iNews UK Oxford and Cambridge universities have secretly invested tens of millions of pounds in offshore funds, leaked documents from the Paradise Papers reveal. The files reveal that the universities invested in a joint venture to develop oil exploration and deep-sea drilling in a fund run by Royal Dutch Shell, the […]

Top universities ‘incredibly slow’ to take more disadvantaged students – report

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By Emmanuel Akinwotu From The Guardian UK • Study of England’s leading universities finds only marginal increases in access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds • LSE’s use of ‘contextualised data’ highlighted for its No1 ranking England’s leading universities have made “incredibly slow” progress in widening access to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, despite spending hundreds of […]

Meet the Caribbean born man a Malaysian tycoon’s daughter gave up US$ millions for

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 2, 2017: The love of her Caribbean man is worth more than the US $407 million she was set to inherit as the daughter of one of Malaysia’s richest men. So who is the man that 34-year-old Angeline Francis Khoo is giving up all that money […]

The Editor Speaks: I hope ‘Ze’ isn’t encouraged here in Cayman

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iNews Cayman has a story published today from Newsmax under the title “Oxford University students asked to use gender neutral pronoun ‘Ze’”. “Students at Oxford University have been encouraged to use gender neutral pronouns such as “ze” rather than “he” or “she” in an attempt not to offend transgender students,” the story goes on to […]

Women with big bums are healthier, says science

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By Joe Vesey-Byrne From indy100 A study has claimed that for women, the key to a better life is having a larger bottom. Scientists at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Oxford University and the Churchill Hospital have found that women with big bums are increasingly intelligent and more resistant to chronic […]

Could eating one banana a day cut your risk of dying from a heart attack by a THIRD?

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From Daily Express UK JUST one apple or banana a day could cut your risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke by a third, according to new research. Oxford University professors tracked the diets of half a million adults in China for seven years and discovered that just a 100g portion of fruit […]

The Editor Speaks: Too much development all at once is not good

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Our Premier Alden McLaughlin has warned Cayman’s economy could overheat if there is too much development all at once. Is he correct? He is if the infrastructure is not in place. “You can have too much of a good thing” – Something that is good in smaller quantities can become bad in bigger quantities (that’s […]