July 24, 2021

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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DCI – Office Closures and Board Meeting Dates to 2020 The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) wishes to advise the public of its upcoming office opening hours and board meeting dates in Grand Cayman: Office Closures: Friday, 13 December – Offices closed at noon for staff function Monday, 16 December – Office closed at […]

Ensemble of Mérida

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Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida From Everything Everywhere From the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida World Heritage inscription: The Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, located in Extremadura, Spain, has its origins in the year 25 BC when Augustus completed the conquest of the North of Hispania and founded the Colony of Augusta Emerita. The city was created as an […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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DVDL Christmas Closure 22 December 2018 Breakers and West Bay Offices will be closed to the public. 24 December 2018 Crewe Road Office will open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Breakers and West Bay office will be closed. 25 – 26 December 2018 All locations will be closed. 27 December 2018, Crewe Road […]

Op/Ed, Santa is big business—too big, Martin

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By Melissa Martin, Self-syndicated Columnist, USA [email protected] www.melissamartinchildrensauthor.com Santa is big business—too big Before the 1840s, Christmas was about the birth of Jesus, get-togethers with family and friends, and celebrating the holiday with favorite foods. According to the Pew Research Center, 33 percent of those who were surveyed dread the commercialism/materialism of the holiday and […]

Dorothy’s Corner: Baccalà

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By Dorothy Dimarzo From The Somerville Times The practice of salting and drying Cod has been around for hundreds of years. It was used to preserve large quantities of fish for long periods of time while out at sea. Many cultures use this technique for preservation, including those located in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the […]

Jealous ex-lover chops off woman’s hand in Guyana

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From St Lucia News Online INEWS GUYANA – Police are on the hunt for a former Tapir driver after he severed the hand of a woman who he claimed to have loved and chopped her mother several times. The incident took place on Christmas Eve at Number 70 Village, Corentyne Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne). The […]

Cayman Islands: Arrest in connection with incident on Christmas Eve

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From RCIPS Thu Dec 31 2015 A man, age 26, of Bodden Town, has been arrested in connection with the assault that occurred on 24 December in Bodden Town (press release below).   He is presently in police custody. 2. Shortly before 10pm, police and ambulance responded to a Bodden Town address in relation to a […]

Man dies after condom machine explosion

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From The Local de A young man from western Germany died in tragic circumstances on Christmas Eve after blowing up a condom machine with a homemade bomb. The 29-year-old from Münster was hit by a steel shard from the condom dispenser which was positioned on a quiet street, local police disclosed on Monday. Along with […]

Pope condemns persecution of Christians, other religions/ HM Queen Elizabeth II

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From Newsmax Pope Francis roundly condemned jihadist violence and the “brutal persecution” of religious minorities this year in a Christmas message to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others. Speaking to a packed crowd outside Saint Peter’s Basilica, the popular Argentine pontiff also made a strong call to end violence wrought against children […]

Cayman Islands Postal Service 2014 Christmas stamps now on sale and opening/closing hours

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One of the many ways that Caymanians celebrate the Christmas season is to attend a church service on December 25 – and in that spirit the Cayman Islands Postal Services has issued commemorative stamps which depict local places of worship. There are three churches featured this year: South Sound Community Church, the Stake Bay Baptist […]