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Day: June 12, 2013

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The Editor Speaks: Why don’t service companies use texting when it really matters?

Were you, like me, annoyed at the seemingly relentless texting during the elections? My telephone was constantly beeping informing me of every meeting C4C, Progressives and most candidates were having. Texting is used by LIME and Digicel informing us of…

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Bush charges have not been dropped

The following is a statement from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) in response to suggestions that charges have been dropped in the ongoing court case of McKeeva Bush MLA [ex-Cayman islands Premier]. In response to a number of…

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Rape, stabbing, and rats on leashes

‘Special Needs’ Prison Is allegedly hell on earth By Lucy Nicholson  From Business Insider The East Mississippi Correctional Facility keeps mentally ill prisoners in squalid conditions and denies them basic mental health care, the ACLU says in a new lawsuit….

Taking the kids to the Caribbean in summer

By Eileen Ogintz, Tribune Media Services From Chicago Tribune Travel Cabdriver Sam Rogers remembers the days when there was just one car on the Caribbean island of Anguilla; when islanders grew their own vegetables and picked salt for a living…

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UPDATE: Olympic gold medalists to compete in Flowers Sea Swim

Olympic Fever In The Cayman Islands By Steve Munatones From Open Water Swimming Walking down the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands, it is amazing how many Olympians are preparing for the 21st annual Flowers Sea Swim. Lounging on…

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How total could US government surveillance be?

By Gideon Lichfield   from Quartz Amid revelations (confirmed) that the US National Security Agency has been collecting basic data on most of the phone calls made in the US, and new claims (so far strenuously denied) that it can directly…

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Google’s creepiest idea yet: Password pills

By Brad Reed BGR If you think Google Glass is creepy, just wait until you hear about the company’s plans to develop “password pills.” AllThingsD reports that Regina Dugan, the former chief of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)…

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Calls for Trinidad and Tobago foreign trade minister to “step aside”

From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday June 11, 2013 – The Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) says it has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller to help quell the controversy that has arisen as a result of the ongoing trade…

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Queen’s Birthday Ceremony & Parade on Sat (15)

The Cayman Islands Protocol Office have issued an advisory that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll’s 87th Birthday Honours Presentation Ceremony and Parade will take place on Saturday 15th June 2013, at 9.00 a.m. in front of the Legislative Assembly, the…

June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

It’s National Caribbean-American Heritage Month! By Stacy Davis CT News June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The purpose of having this month is to recognize the contributions of people of Caribbean descent to the United States. “Caribbean Americans have shaped…