February 21, 2018

Cayman Islands: Brady attorney receives Lee A. Freeman Award for Volunteerism

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Civil litigation and family law attorney, Pramod Joshi was recently given the 2017 Lee A. Freeman service award by the Family Resource Centre (FRC). A volunteer with the FRC’s Legal Befrienders Service, which provides free and confidential legal advice to those in need, Mr. Joshi received the accolade at the centre’s volunteer appreciation evening (Wednesday, […]

We stood with Stephen

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From Freedom United Last week, we took our supporters’ names to the UK Home Office urging the Home Secretary to review her decision to send human trafficking victim, Stephen*, back to Vietnam. We joined Stephen and our partners to hand in 116,632 signatures. Stephen personally thanked all of us for our help and those who […]

Oxfam warned it could lose millions in funding over sex crimes scandal

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From KQ2.com Senior leaders of British aid organization Oxfam are to meet UK government officials Monday amid warnings it could lose public funding over allegations its staff hired prostitutes in Haiti. Ahead of the meeting, Oxfam announced it would strengthen its staff vetting procedures and introduce a new whistleblower helpline as part of a package […]

The UK has neglected LGBT+ people in British Overseas Territories in their hour of need

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By Dr Leonardo Raznovich From Pink News Little is discussed in the UK about the 14 territories still under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom. Spanning the likes of Gibraltar through to Bermuda, these countries saw the UK criminalise homosexuality in their countries, yet it appears the country is nowhere to be seen […]

Do the limbo! How the Windrush brought a dance revolution to Britain

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By Judith Mackrell From The Guardian UK The Caribbeans who answered the call to save postwar Britain sparked a dance explosion. A new show relives those heady days When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in 1948, the Trinidadian singer Lord Kitchener was among the 492 Caribbean passengers arriving to begin a new life in […]

UK doctors plan country’s first three-person fertilization procedure

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By Mallory Locklear From engadget Two women with MERRF syndrome will undergo the treatment. UK officials have approved two women for mitochondrial replacement therapy, the fertilization procedure that results in a baby technically parented by three people, the Guardian reports. The procedure, which still isn’t approved in the US, was legalized in the UK in […]

Lady Gaga cancels UK tour due to ‘severe pain,’ pens an apology on Twitter

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BY KERRY FLYNN From Mashable Lady Gaga has cancelled the rest of the Joanne World Tour due to “severe pain,” according to a statement tweeted on Saturday. “I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it. All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or […]

Nissan car trial

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UK group planning complex 200-mile autonomous car trial By Matt Brian From engadget Nissan will put one of its cars through the best and worst UK roads have to offer. As the UK attempts to position itself at the forefront of autonomous driving, the government — with help from startups and universities — has embarked […]

Cayman Islands Government Councillor Harris off to UK for training

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Grand Cayman, CAYMAN ISLANDS – Councillor Austin Harris travels Saturday to London for training in his position as Whip of the Government of National Unity. Mr. Harris is Councillor for the Premier’s Ministry of Human Resources, Immigration and Community Affairs and the elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Prospect on Grand Cayman. He was […]

Caribbean air to send temperatures soaring (-ish) following those recent Scandinavian blasts

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By Phil Norris From Gloucestershire Live Why go to the Caribbean when the Caribbean is coming to the UK? Not exactly, of course, but warm air from the Caribbean is due to arrive and take the mercury above the seasonal average. Don’t go planning any outdoor Calypso dancing, however, as the mercury will only rise to […]