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Day: July 8, 2013

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The Editor Speaks: Speeding police cars cause accidents

It is a very difficult decision for a policeman to make when he decides to chase a car at great speed. The policy of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is to immediately notify a senior police supervisor that…

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Chantal: a likely harbinger of an active Atlantic hurricane season

From Weather Underground Chantal’s formation on July 8 is an usually early date for formation of the season’s third storm, which usually occurs on August 13. A large number of early-season named storms is not necessarily a harbinger of an…

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Parkinson has prostate cancer

From Belfast Telegraph Chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson has revealed he has cancer. The television legend, 78, is currently undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer but said he confident of fighting the disease and returning to full health. In an…

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Venezuela offers assistance to Caribbean countries

From Go-Jamaica PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Venezuela has pledged to offer assistance to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries in a number of areas including transportation, Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar said here Saturday. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held talks with…

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Humanitarian group says 70,000 in new Haiti camp

From Khaleej Times An international humanitarian group says that about 70,000 people displaced by the devastating 2010 earthquake now live in a new cluster of informal settlements that has sprouted north of the Haitian capital. Many of the people living…

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National Oil Refinery president resigns in dispute over China-backed refinery

From Tico Times The Costa Rican Comptroller General’s Office put the brakes on plans to build a new $1.3 billion oil refinery on the Caribbean coast with funding from China. National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) Executive President Jorge Villalobos resigned Thursday…

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Thai PM sacks commerce minister after rice fiasco

From BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s commerce minister was sacked on Sunday (June 30) after coming under fire over a rice intervention scheme that resulted in huge losses to the budget and saw the country lose its place as the…

Principals Meet with Councillor to Discuss Priorities

Press Release issued on behalf of the Ministry of Education: Government school principals recently had the opportunity to meet with the Councillor for the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs, Mr. Winston Connolly. Councillor Connolly joined Chief Officer, Mrs….

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Breast cancer prevention: Importance of screening and mammography

By Sobiya N. Moghul, Health Me Up From The Times of India Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Alarmingly, the incidence of breast cancer is rising rapidly in India, pushing cervical cancer to the second spot….

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CONCACAF unveils new website designed to maximize user experience

Gold Cup app also joins line of cutting edge CONCACAF offerings integrating sport and technology Miami, FL  – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has launched a new website engineered to maximize the virtual experience…