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Day: July 3, 2013

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The Editor Speaks: Times are [a] changing

It was a very interesting first speech by Cayman Islands’ new Minister for Financial Services, Wayne Panton, in the Legislative Assembly last week. After intimating that attitudes towards the Cayman Islands may be changing based on “anecdotal evidence” of this…

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T&T keeping out of Guinea’s govt

Dookeran on leader accused of human rights abuses at Caricom meeting By Ria Taitt Political Editor Trinidad Express Newspapers Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran said the Trinidad and Tobago Government was not in a position to adjudicate on international human…

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CDB warns of difficult economic situation in the Caribbean

Georgetown, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), William Warren, said that the region is going through one of its most difficult times due to the international economic crisis. Quoted by the Caribbean News Now, Warren…

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Simpson Oil to acquire ExxonMobil in Caribbean

From Stabroek News (Barbados Nation) The Simpson empire, led by Barbadian business mogul Sir Kyffin Simpson, is about to take on gigantic proportions. After out-negotiating Trinidadian oil company National Petroleum, as well as the French oil giant Total, in 2004…

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Painting the Wind: The ambition and frustration of a Caribbean man

By Sir Ronald Sanders, Jamaica Observer Every now and again, a book comes along that will be kept near to hand and will end up very dog-eared by constant use. Such a book is Ian McDonald’s A Cloud of Witnesses…

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125 million-year-old sneaky flea dined on flying reptiles

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience, Fox News A 125-million-year-old fossil flea has been unearthed in China. The ancient parasite, described on Thursday in the journal Current Biology, had a mouth and body smaller than older fleas, but larger than modern-day pests….

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New members appointed to Cayman Airways Board

The Cayman Airways Board of Directors has some new members. Former MLA, Norman Bodden, has been appointed Deputy Chairman and other directors include James Tibbetts, Chris Kirkconnell, Andre Ebanks, Eric Bush and Stran Bodden. Previous chairman of the board, Philip…

Lions Club of Tropical Gardens receives top awards at Zone, Region and District (2012-2013)

As the lionistic year 2012-2013 draws to close, the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens (LCTG) in the Cayman Islands was once again recognized for its outstanding contributions to the Cayman Islands community and for its organizational skills, efficiency and quality…

Two are top Complaints Officers

The enshrinement in the Cayman Islands Constitution 2009 of certain offices responsible for good governance has led to an evolution in how some managers in government ministries and departments interact with the public, notably those dealing with human resources, compliance…

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Junior golfers have departed for Cayman

From Jamaica Observer TEN Caribbean countries are vying for Championship status in the 2013 Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships from July 1-6 at the North Sound Golf Course in Grand Cayman. Jamaica are fielding a team of nine players, who…