September 24, 2017

The Editor Speaks: Ship wanted. One up for sale

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In today’s iNews Cayman we have published two articles about ships: “Jamaica, T&T to acquire relief ship” “RMS St Helena goes up for sale” In the first story, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that discussions have been held with his counterpart in Trinidad and Tobago about co-sponsoring a ship that will provide relief to […]

Happiest cities in UK

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The happiest cities in the UK revealed – and a seaside favourite takes the top spot A study asked 3,000 Brits to consider their general life satisfaction and rate how they feel on a scale of one to ten, with the average Brit giving themselves a middling 6.37 out of ten BY GRANT BAILEY From […]

Cayman Islands police officers go to Eastern Caribbean

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RCIPS Officers Dispatched to Eastern Caribbean Provide Needed Law Enforcement and Aerial Support From RCIPS As of Tuesday 12 September, the sixteen RCIPS officers dispatched to the British Virgin Islands following an urgent request from the Governor of B.V.I. have been on the ground for three days, providing needed reinforcements to the local police service. […]

Gadget of the week

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Clear glass speaker magically displays animated lyrics to match nearly any song BY YVETTE TAN From Mashable Just calling this a visual speaker doesn’t quite do it justice. Japanese firm, Cotodama’s gorgeous work of art displays song lyrics on a 22-inch transparent LCD screen, in time with the music. This means you can get a […]

Boris Johnson flies to Caribbean amid storm of criticism over UK response

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By Matthew Weaver and Press Association From The Guardian UK Foreign secretary to visit British territories devastated by Hurricane Irma with government under fire over aid effort Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has bowed to political pressure to fly to the Caribbean to visit the British territories devastated by Hurricane Irma amid continuing criticism […]

Expatriates: US, UK plunge in ranking of best places to live and work

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From Newsmax The reputations of the U.S. and U.K. as good places to live and work are in free fall among some of the world’s most mobile and cosmopolitan people. Since last year’s presidential and Brexit votes, both the U.S. and Britain are perceived as less friendly to foreigners and less politically stable, according to […]

The Editor Speaks: Ashamed

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I am ashamed to say that I agree with the condemnation of the British press to the United Kingdom’s handling of the Hurricane Irma crises in the Caribbean hitting their own territories. It is not as if they didn’t have fair warning of Hurricane Irma bearing down on their protectorates. We have two stories in […]

UK government accused of ‘pathetic’ lack of help for Anguillans hit by Irma

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By Kevin Rawlinson and Patrick Greenfield From The Guardian Former Anguillan official Dorothea Hodge said it was disgraceful that Priti Patel had not responded more quickly to hurricane The former UK representative to Anguilla has criticised the government’s response to Hurricane Irma in British overseas territories battered by the storm, condemning the reaction as “pathetic” […]

Drunk people on planes are becoming more of a problem

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By Jess McHugh, Travel + Leisure From Business Insider The INSIDER Summary: Arrests of drunk people on planes or in airports have spiked by 50 percent in the UK. Authorities arrested 387 disruptive, drunken passengers between February 2016 and February 2017. There have been reports of similar problems in the US as well. Flying is a […]

Manchester attack: Homeless hero ‘stole bank card from injured victim’

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By Gabriel Samuels From Independent UK Crowdfunding page to cover Chris Parker’s living costs raised over £52,000 A homeless man who rushed to help victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing has been charged with stealing a bank card from a woman injured in the attack. Greater Manchester Police confirmed Chris Parker, 33, had been […]