July 22, 2018

Miss Universe GB: First black winner Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers on ‘great achievement’

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By Gena-mour Barrett From BBC The first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in the pageant’s 66-year history has called it “a great achievement”. Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers, who’s also a competitive athlete and recently passed her exams to be a barrister, says the massive response to the fact she’s a black woman […]

Cayman Islands: CayFilm 2018 played to a Full House

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Last Friday (June 29) crowds gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman ballroom to attend a smaller scale 2018 CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival. Earlier in the year, Festival Director Tony Mark, had announced CayFilm was cancelled. Then this month he announced the show would go on in a very much watered down format. Mark said, […]

The Editor Speaks: Why we should be proud of our Coat of Arms

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Yesterday (Mon 4), saw the beginning of the “Celebrate Cayman” 60 years celebration of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms. Captain Owen Farrington, a Vestryman who was serving in office when the Cayman Islands was granted its own coat of arms in 1958, unveiled the new replacement warrant, which recently arrived from the United Kingdom. […]

Destinations of the week 8

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100 under-the-radar beaches everyone should visit in their lifetime Part 8 By Alison Millington From Business Insider Whether you’ve only spent a handful of days on the sand in your life or you’re a full-blown sunseeker, there are plenty of breathtaking beaches on this planet waiting to be discovered. And, whether you look for a […]

Cricket: Players gave their all for Caribbean fans, says Windies coach

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From Jamaica Observer HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Head coach Stuart Law has dedicated West Indies’ successful World Cup qualification to Caribbean fans, and said they had been had the forefront of the players minds throughout the tournament. The Caribbean side ensured their place at the 2019 showpiece in England next year by edging Scotland by […]

Storm Emma: UK snow could reach 50cm as conditions worsen

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From BBC Parts of the UK are braced for up to 50cm of snow, as Storm Emma brings worsening conditions. A highly unusual red weather warning for snow is in force for south-west England and south Wales until the early hours of Friday. UK roads, railways and airports have been severely hit by snow for […]

TripAdvisor names Cayman Islands’ Seven Mile Beach 5 in the world

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By Kristina Tyler From Alive For Football And an idyllic beach in Scotland came in second place – just behind Bournemouth beach in Dorset. Clearwater Beach was the only USA entry on the world list this year. Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos topped the list with competing beaches in Brazil, Cuba and Aruba also […]

UK hits its 95 percent ‘superfast’ broadband coverage target

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By Jamie Rigg From engadget The government’s Broadband Delivery UK project has met its primary goal. ‘Superfast’ broadband with speeds of at least 24 Mbps is now available across 95 percent of the UK, according to new stats thinkbroadband.com published today. The milestone was actually achieved last month, meaning the government’s Broadband Delivery UK initiative […]

Bill Gates is funding genetic research into how to create the perfect cow

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By Alexandra Ma From Business Insider Bill Gates wants to create the perfect cow. This cow would produce as much milk as a European cow but withstand heat as well as an African one. He has invested $40 million into a British nonprofit that researches animal vaccinations and genetics. Bill Gates has funded genetic research […]

Monkeys have been successfully cloned in China, but you might not like the reason why

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By Mike Wehner From BGR It’s now been over two decades since scientists in Scotland successfully cloned a sheep and named the newborn Dolly. In the years since, the technology that powers cloning has advanced slowly but steadily, and while many scientists fear the inevitability that one day a human clone will be created, others […]