November 18, 2019

Cayman: Older Persons Month roundup

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – With more than 25 events – from an UN observance at a historic setting, gym classes, a movie outing, to spiritual services – October’s Older Persons Month observance, which ends this Saturday with the Older Persons Month Gala at Margaritaville had many highlights. International Day of Older Persons Garden Party: Attracting more […]

Do not take sand from this beach. A couple faces 6 years in prison for it

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AP From NBC 9News Fourteen bottles full of sand from the Italian island of Sardinia were found in the couple’s SUV. ROME — A French couple faces up to six years in jail for taking around 88 pounds of protected white sand from a beach on the Italian island of Sardinia. Italian finance police said […]

Caribbean: The challenge of change for regional media

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The following is the text of the opening address by Gary Allen, president of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, at the organization’s 50th Annual General Assembly in San Andres Island on August 12. A few years ago when one of our newest members at the time, Teleislas, raised the prospect of introducing us to another beautiful […]

Britain seizes $650,000 from son of jailed former Moldovan Prime Minister [accounts in Cayman Islands]

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From RadioFreeEurope, RadioLiberty A court in Britain has ordered the son of former Prime Minister Vladimir Filat to hand over $650,000 following an investigation by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA). Luca Filat, who has prepaid $500,000 in rent for a penthouse in West London, obtained his wealth “from illegal activity by his father,” the NCA […]

Cayman Islands Minster Hew to tour new DVES Building

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WHO:                                     Hon. Joseph Hew, Minister for Commerce, Planning & Infrastructure WHAT:                                   Tour of new DVES building.  WHEN:                                  Friday, 25 January, 2019 | 10 a.m. WHERE:                                Department of Vehicle & Equipment Services PARTICIPANTS:                 Minister Hew, DVES Acting Director Stephen Quinland BACKGROUND:                 DVES is the main auto repair and fuel dispensing facility for over 1,000 government vehicles.  Phase One of […]

Guyana: State says President Granger is speaking – disputes article

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By Wonita Stephens From Guyana Guardian The Ministry of the Presidency is saying that contrary to an article which appeared in this publication today with the headline “President Cannot Speak – Cancer Is In The Throat”, the president is speaking. The administration also stood by the first diagnosis but did not outrightly say whether the […]

Cayman Islands Premier opens Environment Workshop in London

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LONDON, UK – As President of the Political Council of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), The Premier, Hon Alden McLaughlin, opened and hosted the first UKOTA Environment Workshop in London on Monday 3 December. The workshop was organised by UKOTA, and participants included leaders of Overseas Territories, Departments of Her Majesty’s Government as […]

More Guyanese lost their US Visas – revocations now surpass 500

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By Andrea Fernandes from Guyana Guardian A larger number of Guyanese who had previously held 10-year US visitor visas have had their US Visa cancelled or revoked over the last 6 months for various reasons, now adding just around 312 more to an initial figure that was believed to be over 200. It is believed […]

Is salt ACTUALLY bad for you? See our expert opinion…

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By Tim Skwiat From BioTrust Nutrition When it comes to nutrition—as with most things in life—we tend to look for black and white answers, gravitate toward extremes, and label things as “good” and “bad.” We’re often guilty of finger-pointing, isolating single nutrients (and foods that contain them) as the culprits to all our health problems. […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices   DLP to Visit Cayman Brac Representatives from the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) will visit Cayman Brac on Thursday, 2 August 2018 to assist clients with any issues or disputes. The DLP officials will be available from 9 a.m. to […]