July 2, 2022

Pope to marry couples ‘living in sin’

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From Voice of America Pope Francis on Sunday plans to marry 20 couples whose relationships would traditionally be considered sinful, as he works to make the Catholic Church more inclusive. The mass wedding at St. Peter’s Basilica will include couples who have been living together out of wedlock and those who already have children. This […]

A Tuscan castle can be yours for $16 million

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By Jill Comoletti From Business Insider All images: Sotheby’s International Realty This may be your one opportunity to own a castle in Tuscany. The 16th-century Castello di Magona in Livorno, Italy, is now on the market for $16 million through Sotheby’s International Realty. The home was built in 1529 and was formerly owned by Leopoldo […]

CONCACAF PRESIDENT: Webb statement on Tavecchio comments

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The football community is appalled by the recent racist comments made by the Italian Football Federation Vice President, Mr. Carlo Tavecchio, a year after FIFA Member Associations unanimously approved a resolution to fight against racism and discrimination. After addressing the issue with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), FIFA and the Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force […]

Fortune Cookie: An Italian banker’s tribute to a pioneer

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By Sourish Bhattacharyya From Daily Mail UK This is a story in many parts, which starts in the Cayman Islands, where an Italian banker meets an Indian from Calgary, Canada, also working in a financial institution, and the two fall in love and marry. Then, they travel around the world, nurturing their passion for good food, […]

Poetry of Derek Walcott’ showcases master’s legacy

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By Arlice Davenport From The Wichita Eagle Derek Walcott remains a true literary treasure. “The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013” by Derek Walcott, selected by Glyn Maxwell (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 617 pages, $35) Just as the sea surges relentlessly against the shores of his native St. Lucia, so Derek Walcott has forged an oceanic career […]

Marco Bicego personal appearance at Kirk Freeport//Saturday, February 22

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Since the launch of his eponymous jewelry line in 2000, Marco Bicego has redefined the phrase “everyday luxury.” He truly embodies the essence of an Italian brand, with all of his designs artisanally produced by hand in Vicenza, Italy.  His unique manipulation transforms luxurious 18-karat gold into beautifully textured designs of beads, links, and coils, […]

Bahamas “one gunshot away” from being dropped by cruise lines

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From Caribbean360 A US attorney who represents victims of assault on cruises said Nassau was following a path that has led to the removal of other countries from cruising itineraries. NASSAU, Bahamas, Wednesday January 15, 2014 – Florida-based maritime lawyer Jim Walker believes that Nassau may be “one gunshot away” from seeing cruise lines drop […]

Absolute [Cayman based] Capital founder Homm loses extradition appeal (1)

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From Bloomberg Business Week Florian Homm, the founder of Cayman Islands-based Absolute Capital Management Holdings Ltd. who was arrested last year in Florence, Italy’s Uffizi Gallery, lost his appeal of an order to extradite him to the U.S. Italy’s highest court, la Corte Suprema di Cassazione, yesterday rejected Homm’s appeal of the extradition order, said […]

Culinary Week at Grand Old House

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Friday January 10th through Wednesday January 15th   Jan. 10th, 1pm Foie Gras Lunch Three-course foie gras lunch with wines, including  l 995 Chateau d’Yquem $150.00 members, $175  non-members (limited seating)   Jan. 11th, 5pm Old vs. Young, Bordeaux  Blend Tasting – two vintages from three countries France: ’96 & ’05 Pontet-Canet *      Italy: […]