January 23, 2020

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Needs Assessment Unit: Office Closures for Staff Training The Needs Assessment Unit’s (NAU) Grand Cayman office is closing on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 from 2 p.m. for staff training and its Brac office will be closed all day to facilitate a staff meeting. The NAU apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. William Pouchie Memorial […]

Anxiety not a life sentence

From Newsmax A diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder need not be a life sentence, a large Canadian study suggests. “It’s so exciting,” said lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, director of the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto. People with generalized anxiety disorder worry excessively for long periods, and most days they […]

Tim Tebow, 32, officially weds ’17 Miss Universe

By Eric Mack From Newsmax College football legend and devout Christian Tim Tebow, 32, has married Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in her native South Africa, according to People magazine. The vows were exchanged during an intimate sunset ceremony at La Paris Estate in Cape Town. “We’re both very traditional,” Nel-Peters, 24, told People. “We wanted to look back at the […]

Queen agrees ‘transition’ to new role for Harry and Meghan

From BBC The Queen has agreed a “period of transition” in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK. She said she was “entirely supportive” of their desire for a new role but “would have preferred” them to remain full-time working royals. She expected final decisions to be […]

Bendel Hydes – A Retrospective

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Here’s what it’s like flying on the ‘most expensive plane ticket in the world’

By Brian Koerber From Mashable YouTube’s resident “check out this expensive shit” dude, Casey Neistat, is once again doing PR for airlines out of the United Arab Emirates.  In a new video posted to his channel on Monday, Neistat takes his 11.6 million YouTube subscribers on a tour of The Residence on an Etihad A380, a ridiculously […]

Russian oligarch linked to Canadian mansion where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stayed over Christmas let Adele and James Corden holiday on £120 million superyacht where singer revealed 7st weight loss

By Graeme Culliford and Mark Hookham From Mail On Sunday Pop star Adele and TV’s James Corden holidayed on a £120 million superyacht believed to be owned by a Russian oligarch linked to the Canadian mansion where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stayed over Christmas. The singer and Gavin & Stacey actor arrived at the Caribbean island of Anguilla on […]

Study puts the ‘Carib’ in ‘Caribbean,’ boosting credibility of Columbus’ cannibal claims

From Science Daily Date: January 10, 2020 Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Christopher Columbus’ accounts of the Caribbean include harrowing descriptions of fierce raiders who abducted women and cannibalized men — stories long dismissed as myths. But a new study suggests Columbus may have been telling the truth. Using the equivalent of facial recognition […]

The Editor speaks: Sex is more complicated than it once was

Once upon a time, as all good stories start, one’s sex (your gender) meant you were either male or female. It was that simple. Not anymore. The word “sex” to identify someone sexual orientation (gender) – male or female, is now removed by many countries. Belize is the latest country to change “sex” to “sexual […]

Regional rejection of Judicial Activism by Belizean Court of Appeal in changing “sex” to “sexual orientation”

January 6, 2020:  The Caribbean CAUSE, a regional group consisting of individuals and groups from fourteen (14) Caribbean territories including Belize, note with alarm that the Appeal Court of Belize has supported Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s unilateral alteration of the content and intent of the Belizean Constitution in changing “sex” to “sexual orientation”. We argue that […]