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A defining test for our new Cabinet

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: Our new Cabinet is facing yet another defining test of its character and its pre-election and post-election commitments. An application has reportedly been made for a type of development that is new to Cayman, a type of development that would see developers not paving over our paradise, but literally building over our coastal
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600 to march in historic Pride Parade

(CNS): The premier, the governor, ministers and MLAs will join around 600 members of the public on Saturday when the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation hosts the Cayman Islands’ debut Pride Parade. Noel Cayasso-Smith from the foundation said he was extremely proud to have been able to organise this historic event, and at 53 years old, he
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Over-water resort planned for Little Cayman

(CNS): Developers have submitted an application to the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Development Control Board for Cayman’s first ever over-water bungalow resort, which they want to build on Little Cayman. According to drawings available online by architect John Doak, owners of the land currently home to the Kingston Bight Beach Bar off Guy Banks
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Needle still stuck on national vaccine rate

(CNS): Following the reopening on the clinic on Tuesday, the number of additional people vaccinated, released by public health officials, revealed that the needle on the national rate remains stuck. Just 113 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination over the last day and another 90 got their second. This means the national
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NT sets sights on critical habitat for conservation

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is hoping to boost the coffers of its Land Reserve Fund in order to acquire three separate pieces of land for conservation after the owners offered to sell to the charity. The Trust said the pieces of land have been prioritised for purchase, including acreage in the
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Plans for climate change resilience emerge in SPS

(CNS): With Premier Wayne Panton at the helm of the PACT Government, Cayman’s environmental and conservation activists will be hoping to see concrete policies being rolled out as soon as possible to begin reversing the trend of over-development and building resilience to the impending impacts of climate change. In his closing remarks after presenting the
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POF activists target reef conservation

(CNS): The local students behind one of Cayman’s most effective environmental advocacy groups, Protect Our Future, are launching a new campaign to get the country to focus on protecting the reefs around the Cayman Islands. Following a trip to Little Cayman, where they documented an area of coral reefs that are still some of the
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To those who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine

Anonymous writes: When your human rights infringe mine, your argument is no longer valid. When did we become such an individualistic, selfish society? Cayman, the Caribbean region and the world as a whole? No longer do we think of the collective, everything is about the individual. The level of narcissism that has permeated throughout our
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Crooks sets personal best in Tokyo heats

(CNS): Jillian Crooks placed second on her heat and set a personal best time of 57.32 in the 100m freestyle heats in Tokyo in a stunning performance for the young swimmer which also set a new CIASA and national record. Despite this great Olympic debut, the 15-year-old swimmer will not advance to the semi-finals. However,
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Store boss demands staff reveal vaccine status

(CNS): Al Thompson, the president and owner of Cayman’s largest retail hardware store, is pressing all of his staff to get vaccinated and has told them to “stop reading nonsense on social media” and “stop listening to stupid people” with no medical knowledge spreading propaganda. Falling short of mandating the vaccine in order for people
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Chinese officials meet with Taliban as US exits Afghanistan

China's Foreign Minister met with senior leaders of the Taliban in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin on Wednesday in the latest sign of warming ties between Beijing and the resurgent Islamist group.
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Blinken warns talks with Iran can't go on indefinitely

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that negotiations with Tehran over the Iran nuclear deal "cannot and will not go on indefinitely."
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Malta's government must bear responsibility for journalist's assassination, inquiry finds

Malta's government must bear responsibility for creating an "atmosphere of impunity" that contributed to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, an independent inquiry has found.
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12-year old Palestinian boy killed by Israeli gunfire in West Bank, Palestinian health ministry says

A 12-year old Palestinian boy has died after being shot by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said.
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UK is reopening and scientists are confused to what's happening

Coronavirus cases in the UK are dropping and whether it's due to the vaccine rollout or something else, scientists are confused. CNN's Phil Black reports.
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The Porsche dynasty is taking on Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in space

Porsche SE, the family holding company that controls Volkswagen Group, is the latest big investor to bet on space's crucial role in developing future technologies.
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Facebook doubles profit but braces for hit from Apple privacy changes

Facebook's business is soaring, but the boom times may not last.
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Why rising coffee prices won't change what you pay for Starbucks drinks

Coffee prices are surging. But that won't make a difference in how much you spend on a cup of joe at Starbucks.
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Disney World and Disneyland to again require masks indoors

Disney World and Disneyland, the two crown jewels of Disney's parks unit, will again require masks indoors.
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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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The unexpected side effects of tall buildings

It's three o'clock. You're at work, struggling to focus during the afternoon lull. You gaze out of your office window, hoping for some relief, but instead you feel a headache coming on.
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People in Japan thought skate culture was dangerous. Now it's going mainstream

A teenager leaps into the air on his skateboard before thudding to the ground. Nearby, his friend rotates a board on his head while another uses zig-zags down concrete steps.
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Researchers identify 14 living descendants of Leonardo da Vinci's family

Decades-long research into Leonardo da Vinci's purported remains has revealed how many people currently alive can claim to be descendants of the family of the Renaissance genius and "Mona Lisa" painter: It's 14.
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Dolly Parton recreates iconic Playboy cover

The celebrity fragrance may be primed for a comeback, with Dolly Parton announcing that her first-ever perfume, "Dolly -- Scent From Above," will launch Monday.
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Lessons from Amazonia's remotest tribes

When you know Sebastião Salgado studied economics, something clicks in the great photographer's work. All the dots join up: the goldrush in Brazil, the oil fires in Kuwait, the famine in Ethiopia -- economics as an inescapable force, shaping lives and bending the planet to its will.
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The amazing vacation homes you can buy for $1 million

Vacation homes are one of those things that many people aspire to.
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Airbnb suspends host for refusing vaccinated couple

Which countries are tightening their Covid corsets and which are letting it all hang loose? CNN Travel reveals all in our latest weekend round-up.
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Meet the scientist trying to travel back in time

The past, it has been said, is a foreign country. And sometimes it's another country we yearn to visit.
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China debuts world's fastest train

A maglev bullet train that can reach speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (373 miles per hour) has made its debut in Qingdao, China.
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The abandoned airport terminal where everything still works

"The first thing you notice about New Orleans are the burying grounds -- the cemeteries -- one of the best things there are here" wrote Bob Dylan in his 2004 book "Chronicles: Volume One."
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The ghost towns left behind by an oil boom

Past the small arched door, a narrow spiral stair leads up to the top of the windswept minaret, still standing tall even as almost everything around it has crumbled.
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When a woman stole his dog, this man didn't press charges. Instead, he's paying for her drug rehab

Drug addiction sabotaged Brayden Morton for five years. During that span, he attempted to get clean of fentanyl 16 times before he was successful.
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The assassination of Haiti's president is the latest challenge for CNN Heroes serving their nation

Before the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, CNN Heroes and their non-profits already faced significant challenges serving their communities. Yet they have found ways to step up and make Haiti a better place, often in the face of gang violence and a lack of resources.
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This restaurant owner spends his free time fixing old cars and donating them to people in need

When Eliot Middleton was a little boy, he followed his father around everywhere, watching the talented mechanic carefully fix car after car.
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Nightclubs start asking for NHS Covid pass in England

It comes as the Lib Dems demand MPs debate their use in England amid concerns over discrimination.
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NHS Covid-19 app pings rise by over 70,000 to new record

The number of coronavirus alerts hits a new record, with nearly 690,000 sent in England and Wales.
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Migrant women and babies held in shocking conditions, MPs find

A group of MPs describes scenes at a Dover asylum unit as "wholly inappropriate" and a Covid risk.
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Storm Evert: South West braces for 75mph winds and heavy rain

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hit the region.
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Dairy giant Arla says driver crisis hitting milk supply

Supermarket supplier Arla Foods says a lorry driver shortage has forced it to cut deliveries by up to 25%.
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Empty shop numbers rise as Covid continues to bite

The number of vacant shops continues to rise after a year of lockdowns, the BRC says.
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Pilot's frustration at hotel quarantine during family bereavement

Ryan Harris' tried to appeal so he could help search for his father-in-law but was refused.
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Marcus Coutain: Knee-on-neck arrest PC will not face disciplinary action

Footage showed Marcus Coutain asking an officer to "get off my neck" during his arrest in July 2020.
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Rare Harry Potter book sells for £80k at Leyburn auction

The volume sold at auction in North Yorkshire for almost three times its estimated price.
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Drug deaths in Scotland could rise to new record

Experts are predicting that the country's drug-related deaths could increase for the seventh year in a row.
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Parton landslide forces families from their homes

Fourteen houses are evacuated and the main route through the village could be shut for six months.
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Over £28bn in old UK banknotes and coins not cashed in

Old £10 and £5 notes are no longer legal tender - along with round £1 coins.
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Covid: Professor Jonathan Van-Tam answers your questions

The deputy chief medical officer answers a range of questions about Covid from young audience members.
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Covid: The doctor sisters working through the pandemic

Caitlín and Megan Prosser have been supporting each other throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Pingdemic: Bar staff being told to delete NHS Covid-19 app

One in five hospitality workers are isolating, with some being told to delete the NHS Covid-19 app.
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£23.5m and no patients. Was this Nightingale worth it?

It was built in case existing hospitals were swamped with Covid but did not treat a single patient.
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Music industry turns to livestreaming to boost revenue

Festivals, DJs and musicians are all using new tech to entertain fans and make money during Covid.
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Carmarthen librarian launched audio books after going blind

Rhian Evans says she has used her sight loss to "benefit myself and others" for 45 years.
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Covid: UK sends nine million vaccines to vulnerable countries

The government has promised to donate 100m surplus doses to other countries before the middle of 2022.
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Covid: Medal for GP who came out of retirement to treat patients

A GP who came out of retirement to treat patients in the pandemic is awarded a medal.
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Covid test plan a 'pointless solution' says Iceland boss

Supermarket boss says government scheme only fixes half the issue because it excludes store workers.
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Covid-19: Belfast Trust to cancel some cancer surgeries

The trust says it is working to reschedule procedures, which have been cancelled due to a rising number of Covid-19 patients.
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Coronavirus: Four numbers that reveal the real trends

Does a week of falling case numbers mean we're close to the end?
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Covid: Alert over inaccurate thermometers bought in UK

Sales have increased in the pandemic but some products are not fit for purpose, UK regulator warns.
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Covid: Bradford's Matthew Keenan dies despite changing mind on jabs

Matthew Keenan, 34, from Bradford, urged others to get vaccinated after his Covid diagnosis.
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Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon optimistic major restrictions will end

The first minister is due to announce next week whether most remaining restrictions will be lifted on 9 August.
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Covid-19: Caution urged despite fall in cases and turning down jab 'selfish'

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday evening.
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Tokyo Olympics: How to think like a champion

Newsbeat speaks to Bill Beswick, the psychologist behind the 26-year-old breaststroke star.
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LGBTQ: Wales' bid to be 'most friendly' nation in Europe

A new plan aims to make Wales "the most LGBTQ+ friendly" nation in Europe.
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'We lost our life savings in a cryptocurrency scam'

A pensioner caught up in an investment saga lost it all, prompting warnings to others.
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Are middle-aged people more unhealthy than ever?

Why could the current cohort of 40-somethings be proving less healthy than previous generations?
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Zimbabwean with football dreams to be kicked out of UK

Christopher Arundell grew up in the UK but after doing time in jail is being deported to Zimbabwe.
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Rapper ENNY talks sexual consent in latest track

The rising south London rapper talks about art imitating life in her new single.
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