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Day: July 9, 2013

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Bolton: Egypt is a coup, but keep aid ‘flowing’

By Jim Meyers and John Bachman From Newsmax John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, tells Newsmax that the military’s seizure of power in Egypt is “of course” a coup — but insists that America should continue to…

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The Editor Speaks: Abuse of company/government credit cards

We have highlighted a story in iNews Cayman today re a Virginian Governor, Bob McDonnell who has been accused of misuse of a state credit card. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Our ex-premier McKeeva Bush is also facing similar charges except…

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60,000 people claiming social welfare abroad

From Irish Independent Nearly 60,000 people living overseas claim Irish welfare payments from destinations as far flung as the Cayman Islands, Iran and Morocco. The total bill for sending pensions, child benefits, disability allowances, carer payments, jobseeker’s and maternity benefits…

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Over a barrel, Caribbean seeks finance for clean energy

By Jewel Fraser (Port of Spain, Trinidad) Inter Press Service From Global Issues PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 08 (IPS) – When James Husbands, a 24-year-old Barbadian businessman, began weighing the possibility of manufacturing solar water heaters, there was already…

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Cuba backs Snowden asylum offers from allies

By PETER ORSI / Associated Press / From HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro threw his support behind other leftist Latin American governments willing to give asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, calling him a man persecuted for…

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Cayman has more registered businesses than people

BBC Profile of the Cayman Islands At a glance Economics: Major offshore financial centre – capital of the world’s hedge fund industry; fifth biggest banking centre. Tourism accounts for three quarters of earnings. Caymanians and Cayman Islands companies pay no…

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New York’s underground to Caribbean mainstream

by Philline from Tropical Fete London, UK – For several years now New York’s underground have become increasingly familiar with the popular mixtapes of a rising sensation named Yung Image. Remixing popular tracks such as Laza Morgan’s – “One By…

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Food and Agriculture agency head shows support for Caribbean

FAO Press Release July 09, 2013, 12:15 A.M Director General of FAO, Dr. Graziano, meets with President of Guyana and Lead Head of Government for Agriculture, Mr. Ronald Ramoutar. Bridgetown, Barbados (TDN) — In its ongoing show of commitment to…

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Pig farmers to benefit from CPJ-led export thrust

From Jamaica Observer Montego Bay-based company finding new markets for Jamaican pork There is a wave of excitement in the local pig farming industry as Caribbean Producers Jamaica Ltd, (CPJ) has identified several markets for commercial export of Jamaican pork….

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Brightening jobs picture might push Fed closer to tapering

From Moneynews U.S. job growth increased more than expected in June, which could draw the Federal Reserve closer to implementing a plan to start scaling back its massive monetary stimulus later this year. Employers added 195,000 new jobs to their…