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Banks ‘disappoint’ in refusal to delay rate hike

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton is disappointed that the local high street banks have refused to delay implementing the latest interest rate hike, even though there is no need for them to keep pace with the US Federal Reserve. Interest rates have increased in the Cayman Islands ten times in just over a year, adding to
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Police ask for speed cameras to tackle crashes

(CNS): The worsening road safety situation has led to a call from the police for the installation of speed cameras, according to a summary of the latest National Security Council meeting. While Cayman already has a wide network of CCTVs on the roads and an electronic registration plate system, this technology is not yet used
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Sea inundation inevitable now, officials warn

(CNS): Sea level rise in the Cayman Islands is already having a significant impact on low-lying and coastal properties, and it is going to get far worse over the next 25 years, officials have warned. As the Ministry of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency begins its public meetings on the draft Climate Change Policy, the most
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CIMA warns of economic risk linked to climate

(CNS): Climate change is expected to increase risks within the financial system in many ways, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority said in a report assessing the stability of the local economy and salient trends. Local institutions face acute and chronic climate-related risks potentially causing “dire economic consequences”, CIMA warned, as the regulator seeks ways to
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Wanted gun suspect caught and released again

(CNS): Kadeem Andre Johnnaton Hurlston (29) has been arrested and charged with firearm-related offences after the police put out an alert last week asking the public for help to track him down. Hurlston was located on Wednesday, 23 May, and has since been charged with possession of an unlicensed, loaded firearm and inflicting GBH in
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Cayman sending 15 athletes to Special Games

(CNS): Fifteen local athletes will represent the Cayman Islands in the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Germany next month. The athletes, who have been in training for the last several months, will take part in track and field, swimming and power-lifting events at the Berlin Special Games. Premier Wayne Panton, Governor Jane Owen and
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Caymanian on track to pilot police chopper

(CNS): RCIPS Auxiliary Constable Darren McLean has completed his secondment at National Helicopter Services Ltd (NHSL) in Trinidad & Tobago and is now qualified as a single-pilot captain, a major milestone in his goal to become the first Caymanian helicopter pilot in the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. McLean recently got his wings and is now
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Minister meets with SVB clients in Hong Kong

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is exploring legal options after the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) seized deposits held at the Cayman branch of Silicon Valley Bank, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Financial Services Minister André Ebanks met with some of SVB’s depositors in Hong Kong recently and told them that
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HSA drops mask mandate and ban on COVID patients’ visitors

(CNS): It is no longer mandatory to wear masks in Health Services Authority facilities except for specific areas where patients are particularly vulnerable. The HSA has also finally lifted the ban on visitors of COVID-positive patients. However, anyone with COVID-19 or flu symptoms or those around patients at risk of COVID-19 infection must still wear
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Arsonist’s appeal over police office fire fails

(CNS): The man who set fire to the police records office and business centre at the Windjammer Plaza on Walkers Road and torched an abandoned car has failed in his attempt to overturn his 2022 conviction. An appeal by Rupert Junior Spence (36), who is serving a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence, was refused, according to newly
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Still haven't filed your taxes? Here's what you need to know

So far this tax season, the IRS has received more than 90 million income tax returns for 2022.
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Retail spending fell in March as consumers pull back

Spending at US retailers fell in March as consumers pulled back amid recessionary fears fueled by the banking crisis.
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Silicon Valley Bank collapse renews calls to address disparities impacting entrepreneurs of color

When customers at Silicon Valley Bank rushed to withdraw billions of dollars last month, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton stepped in to help some of the founders of color who panicked about losing access to payroll funds.
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Not only is Lake Powell's water level plummeting because of drought, its total capacity is shrinking, too

Lake Powell, the second-largest human-made reservoir in the US, has lost nearly 7% of its potential storage capacity since 1963, when Glen Canyon Dam was built, a new report shows.
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These were the best and worst places for air quality in 2021, new report shows

Air pollution spiked to unhealthy levels around the world in 2021, according to a new report.
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Big-box stores could help slash emissions and save millions by putting solar panels on roofs. Why aren't more of them doing it?

As the US attempts to wean itself off its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and shift to cleaner energy sources, many experts are eyeing a promising solution: your neighborhood big-box stores and shopping malls.
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Look of the Week: Blackpink headline Coachella in Korean hanboks

Bringing the second day of this year's Coachella to a close, K-Pop girl group Blackpink made history Saturday night when they became the first Asian act to ever headline the festival. To a crowd of, reportedly, over 125,000 people, Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé used the ground-breaking moment to pay homage to Korean heritage by arriving onstage in hanboks: a traditional type of dress.
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Scientists identify secret ingredient in Leonardo da Vinci paintings

"Old Masters" such as Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli and Rembrandt may have used proteins, especially egg yolk, in their oil paintings, according to a new study.
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How Playboy cut ties with Hugh Hefner to create a post-MeToo brand

Hugh Hefner launched Playboy Magazine 70 years ago this year. The first issue included a nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe, which he had purchased and published without her knowledge or consent.
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'A definitive backslide.' Inside fashion's worrying runway trend

Now that the Fall-Winter 2023 catwalks have been disassembled, it's clear one trend was more pervasive than any collective penchant for ruffles, pleated skirts or tailored coats.
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Michael Jordan's 1998 NBA Finals sneakers sell for a record $2.2 million

In 1998, Michael Jordan laced up a pair of his iconic black and red Air Jordan 13s to bring home a Bulls victory during Game 2 of his final NBA championship — and now they are the most expensive sneakers ever to sell at auction. The game-winning sneakers sold for $2.2 million at Sotheby's in New York on Tuesday, smashing the sneaker auction record of $1.47 million, set in 2021 by a pair of Nike Air Ships that Jordan wore earlier in his career.
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The surreal facades of America's strip clubs

Some people travel the world in search of adventure, while others seek out natural wonders, cultural landmarks or culinary experiences. But French photographer François Prost was looking for something altogether different during his recent road trip across America: strip clubs.
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Here's the real reason to turn on airplane mode when you fly

We all know the routine by heart: "Please ensure your seats are in the upright position, tray tables stowed, window shades are up, laptops are stored in the overhead bins and electronic devices are set to flight mode."
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They bought an abandoned 'ghost house' in the Japanese countryside

He'd spent years backpacking around the world, and Japanese traveler Daisuke Kajiyama was finally ready to return home to pursue his long-held dream of opening up a guesthouse.
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Relaxed entry rules make it easier than ever to visit this stunning Asian nation

Due to its remoteness and short summer season, Mongolia has long been a destination overlooked by travelers.
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The most beautiful sections of China's Great Wall

Having lived in Beijing for almost 12 years, I've had plenty of time to travel widely in China.
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Nelly Cheboi, who creates computer labs for Kenyan schoolchildren, is CNN's Hero of the Year

Celebrities and musicians are coming together tonight to honor everyday people making the world a better place.
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Donate now to a Top 10 CNN Hero

Anderson Cooper explains how you can easily donate to any of the 2021 Top 10 CNN Heroes.
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Plans for supermarket price cap on basic food

A retail group says putting "1970s-style price controls" on bread, milk and sugar will make no difference.
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Steve Barclay admits some new hospitals won't be brand new

The health secretary says the 40 new hospitals promised by 2030 cover a "range" of building work.
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MPs asked to repay driving fines claimed on expenses

Government minister Amanda Solloway and three other MPs made claims for fines related to driving in London.
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Phillip Schofield affair: This Morning to air as normal

ITV says the flagship show will continue "as normal" on Monday and there are "no plans" to axe it.
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Home Office starts ad campaign to deter Albanian migrants

The adverts will say people 'face being detained and removed' if they come to the UK by small boat.
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Girl, five, dies in house fire

Police and fire service investigate cause of blaze following death of "beautiful" five-year-old.
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PG Tips Twycross Zoo marks 60th anniversary

The zoo was founded on 26 May 1963 by business partners Molly Badham and Nathalie Evans.
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Tears and tributes as Luton reach Premier League

Luton's Jordan Clark says boss Rob Edwards told them to win the Championship play-off final for Tom Lockyer after the defender collapsed during the game.
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Two men die after being pulled from sea in Devon

Rescue teams found the men, both in their 20s, in the water on Saturday morning.
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Premiership final: Two charged over Just Stop Oil rugby final protest

Two men are charged with aggravated trespass following a protest at the Gallagher Premiership final.
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Seven charged with attempted murder of detective

The detective was shot while putting footballs into his car at a sports complex in Omagh in February.
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Luton Town waking up to Premier League and 'pinching' themselves

Former Hatters chairman Nick Owen says he is "pinching" himself after what the club's experienced.
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In pictures: Radio 1's Big Weekend lands in Dundee

Jonas Brothers, The 1975, Rudimental and Jayda G take to the stage for the three-day festival.
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Soccer AM: Final show memories from goalies, guitarists and guests

The popular pre-match football programme airs its last episode this weekend - was its time up?
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Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu: Luton Town midfielder's remarkable journey to the Premier League

Luton midfielder Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu becomes the first player to go from non-league to the Premier League with the same club.
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Knebworth House: The stately home bringing Hollywood to Hertfordshire

Monarchs, super heroes, and iconic puppets are just some of the characters to have walked its halls.
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East Kent: A decade of failure in maternity care

Why has an NHS Trust failed to improve maternity care after a near-decade of failure?
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Luton Town fans celebrate 'absolute scenes' Premier League promotion

Luton Town fans are celebrating victory over Coventry City that secured Premier League promotion.
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Finley Boden: The parents who 'deceived everyone' to kill their son

Stephen Boden and Shannon Marsden lied to professionals, before murdering 10-month-old Finley.
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Video shows man use metal loop to steal keyless car in Oxfordshire

The man was seen outside Sarah Baxter's front door with a metal loop used to boost a key fob's signal.
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Watch: Huge queues at Gatwick as e-gates fail

Video taken by a passenger shows hundreds of people waiting in line after their flights landed.
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Moment car crashes into Downing Street gates

Police in London have arrested a man after a car crashed into the gates of Downing Street.
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Madeleine McCann: Holes in the ground in Portugal as search ends

The BBC's Daniel Sandford visits the search site in Portugal as a three-day operation ends.
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Rishi Sunak owns up to being a fan of Jilly Cooper novels

The prime minister admits reports of him being a fan of the racy books penned by Jilly Cooper CBE are true.
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Succession: Brian Cox disagreed with final season plot twist

Scottish actor Brian Cox told the BBC that he did not agree with the way the final season went down.
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Angry Sky Blues fans complain of train chaos

Travelling home from Wembley was "unsafe" due to cancellations and a lack of capacity, say fans.
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The Welshman who aimed for space but was sunk at sea

Dr J Anthony Llewellyn was one of the first two non-USA born Nasa astronauts.
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Conservative MSP defends deposit return scheme U-turn on glass

The UK government's decision to exclude glass from deposit return scheme casts doubt over Scottish plans.
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Glenshane Road: Two taken to hospital after crash

The Glenshane Road near Dungiven is closed following the two-vehicle crash.
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Decorative urn taken from Dame Vivienne Westwood's Derbyshire grave

The iconic fashion designer died in December 2022 and is buried in her birthplace of Tintwistle.
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Pride organizers appeal for more funding as rising security costs could dampen festivities

Rising security costs and heightened safety concerns have some Pride organizers worried that Canadian events will have to scale back this year.
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Are Canada's competition laws outdated? Some say it's time for change

The federal government is looking to update Canada’s competition laws — possibly their most significant review in decades.
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A massive, rare sea turtle washed up on P.E.I. It was likely on its way to be with family

A large leatherback sea turtle — an endangered species in Canada — was found dead on the shores of Fernwood, P.E.I. It was caught in fishing gear, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans told CBC News.
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Tornado touched down south of Regina Saturday night, Environment Canada confirms

Some streets flooded and buildings leaked in Regina� Saturday night due to� pelting rain� and hail, as a tornado formed near the city limits.
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As the value of Maud Lewis paintings soars, so does risk of fraud

Some art experts are cautioning that the spiking value of Maud Lewis paintings will make the Nova Scotia folk artist's work more attractive for fraudsters to replicate.
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2 tenants killed in east Hamilton, police say. Suspect dead after hours-long standoff

A hours-long standoff between Hamilton police and a man they say killed� two� tenants at a home in Stoney Creek ended after the man was killed in 'an� exchange of gunfire' with a police officer, according to the Special Investigations Unit.
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What would it take for Canada to have a 'serious' debate about foreign interference?

Appearing in Winnipeg a day after David Johnston released his first report on foreign interference, Justin Trudeau stressed the word “serious” in criticizing Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre.� But seriousness is now a concern for everyone involved in this affair.
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Family of man in crisis shot dead by Toronto police says he 'didn't have to die'

Since Andrew Geisler's death, the� family says they have been stuck� in a holding pattern until answers arrive from police watchdog the Special Investigations Unit arrive. Until then, they're hoping to honour his memory.
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They're frustrated, not apathetic. We spoke with undecided Alberta voters in a battleground riding

Have you decided how you're voting yet? In this battleground Calgary riding, many people have not. But it's not apathy causing the delay. It's frustration.
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Fire at Montreal heritage monastery finally put out

The Montreal fire department says the fire that swept through a heritage property in the city's downtown core was brought under control today, 48 hours after it began.
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First ever minor tackle football league for women debuts in Ontario

The Ontario Women's Football League launched this spring with two divisions. In the most senior division, U19, there are six teams: London WOLFPAAC, Peel Region Panthers, Kingston Sharks, Cumberland Panthers, Gatineau Valkyries and Guelph Jr. Gryphons.
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126-year-old B.C.-built sailboat ready to take to the sea once again

Dorothy, built in Victoria in 1897, is one of the oldest sailing yachts in the Pacific Northwest.
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Would you pay $800 a month to live in a closet? In Vancouver, that may be all you can afford

Exorbitant rents in Metro Vancouver are nothing new, but renters in the region say the listings they’re coming across have reached a whole new level of absurdity.�
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UBC’s student radio station is celebrating 85 years on the air. For more, here's Nardwuar the Human Serviette

The University of British Columbia's student radio station is celebrating its 85th anniversary.
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'It's getting out of hand,' say B.C. bird rescuers reporting an unusual surge in escaped budgies

Although warm weather often causes more of the tiny tropical birds, also known as parakeets, to fly the coop, more of them are being turned in earlier in the year, according to rescuers.
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How Indigenous-led archaeology is challenging colonial preconceptions

A growing number of Indigenous archaeologists are doing archaeology in their own way and pushing back against the colonial boundaries of the field.
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First Nation woman back home in Yukon after years trapped in Turkish legal system

After nearly seven years trapped in the Turkish legal system, Charman Smith arrived at the Whitehorse airport Thursday night, welcomed by a group of family and friends.
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Canadian fans may not love the Stanley Cup matchup — but it's good for the game

Canadian fans and broadcast rights holders would prefer to see some big names in the Stanley Cup final. But a matchup of two emerging-market teams can grow the game — and eventually the salary cap.
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Thinking the 'unthinkable': How China could change Canada's conversation about nuclear subs

Almost a decade ago, the notion of a conflict between the United States and its allies on one side and China on the other was described as the “unthinkable war” by major foreign policy and defence observers. Lately, it’s become� clear that those same experts are thinking through the unthinkable.
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