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Activists call on UK to prepare CI for climate change

(CNS): Following the Nor’wester� that struck parts of the Cayman Islands coastline earlier this month, local environmental activists are urging the UK government to help implement preventative strategies to prepare these islands for a safer, more sustainable future as climate change begins to take its toll. A new report by Sustainable Cayman stresses the “impending catastrophe”
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GT primary school renamed for retired principal

(CNS): George Town Primary School has been officially renamed the Sharon (Marie) Martin Primary School in honour of its retired principal. The naming was made official last week when politicians and educators held a special event honouring an educator who touched the lives of many children across several generations throughout her career on Cayman Brac
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Men robbed by gunman on GT street in broad daylight

(CNS): The RCIPS has opened a robbery investigation following the mugging on Tuesday of two men in a street off School Road, George Town. Police say that the victims were sitting behind a store in the area at around 11am when they were approached by a masked man, who made threats towards them and demanded
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Bush assault trial stalled by legal arguments

(CNS): Legal discussions between the crown and the defence lawyers stalled the trial of McKeeva Bush MP on Wednesday and delayed the appearance of the complainants in court until Thursday. Following a brief cross-examination of the detective who presented the CCTV footage to the court, the lawyers were engaged in arguments before the judge over
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Serial scammer spent stolen cash on gambling

(CNS): Judith Douglas (58), who was convicted last summer of a criminal scam in which she stole tens of thousands of dollars from more than 32 people, has a serious gambling problem, the court heard Wednesday. In her third conviction for conning people out of cash, Douglas stole well over CI$50,000 just months after her
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CoP rolls out new three-year plan for RCIPS

(CNS): The RCIPS has published a new strategic plan that will guide its goals over the next three years, which Commissioner of Police Kurt Walton said would use “innovative approaches aimed at transformative change”. As Walton makes his mark as the leader of a police service in which he has served for more than three
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Palliative care expert appointed as chief nurse

(CNS): The health ministry has appointed Felicia McLean as chief nursing officer, responsible for providing guidance on professional nursing matters to the minister, the chief officer, the chief medical officer and other government entities. Officials said the job involves strategic oversight of the standards of nursing education, regulation and practice across the three islands. McLean
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CCTV sets the scene for crown’s case against Bush

(CNS): In court on Tuesday, several pieces of CCTV footage were shown of McKeeva Bush MP (WBW) in September 2022 at the Caribbean Tourism Organization cocktail party at the Ritz-Carlton, where, according to the crown’s case, he assaulted two female civil servants. The footage shows both the women that Bush, who was at the time
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Foundation launches confidential helpline for kids

(CNS): The Alex Panton Foundation has launched Cayman Kids Helpline for young children and teenagers who need help or support or just someone to talk to. The leading advocacy organisation for children’s mental health in the Cayman Islands said the aim of this dedicated resource was to provide vital support and assistance to young people.
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Group of rejected 7MB vendors take CIG to court

(CNS): Nine small business owners who were recently refused permits to trade on Seven Mile Beach have been granted leave to apply for a judicial review. The court has stayed the enforcement notices that were preventing them from plying their wares on the beach after just 34 merchants out of 120 applicants were granted licences
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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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Energy bills expected to fall as new cap announced

Domestic gas and electricity bills could fall sharply in April but many are still struggling to pay.
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Gaza family take legal action against Home Office

A man whose children caught hepatitis from the conditions in Gaza wants them to join him in the UK.
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Health workers still waiting for promised payments

Social enterprises say hardworking front-line staff have not received one-off payments agreed last May.
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Speaker's decision on Gaza vote concerning - PM

Tory and SNP MPs call for a confidence vote on Sir Lindsay Hoyle amid a row over his position.
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Scouts referred to police after teen killed on hike

A jury finds Ben Leonard was unlawfully killed when he fell 200ft from cliffs on a scout trip.
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V&A museum to recruit Taylor Swift super fan

The London institution seeks a Swiftie to advise it about handmade signs and friendship bracelets.
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Right-wingers need a bigger bazooka, Truss tells US

The UK's shortest-serving PM was speaking at the US's biggest annual gathering of conservatives.
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Dementia campaigner dies after writing final blog

Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with early-onset dementia in 2014.
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Anti-Muslim cases surge in UK since Hamas attacks

A charity says there have been 2,010 Islamophobic incidents in the last four months.
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Post Office scandal victims set to be cleared by law

Legislation to exonerate wrongly convicted sub-postmasters is expected to come into effect in July.
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Mortgage lenders rapidly changing interest rates

HSBC, NatWest and Virgin Money are all increasing mortgage rates continuing a frantic start to the year.
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Constance Marten had £48k paid into her account

The Old Bailey heard while police were searching for her she had more than £19,000 put into her account.
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'Horror' at police staff who viewed attacks footage

Chief Constable Kate Meynell says the actions of some staff were "totally unacceptable".
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UK targets Russian military with further sanctions

The latest measures follow sanctions against Russian prison bosses after Alexei Navalny's death.
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Homes sought for kittens thrown from car

Four kittens were dumped near Herdings Park Woods in Sheffield, the RSPCA says.
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Small boat smuggling gang 'dismantled' by police

Nineteen members of a criminal network operating in the English Channel were arrested, investigators said.
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Plea to possible victims as Snapchat rapist jailed

As Rhodri Griffiths is sentenced, police say they know he used fake names to message other girls.
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Watch: Moments of drama from Commons Speakers

With Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle under pressure over last night's Gaza debate, take a look back at some more explosive moments in the House.
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Sunak brands Hoyle decision 'concerning'

Rishi Sunak says the “usual ways in which Parliament works were changed” in the Speaker’s handling of an Opposition Day debate and vote.
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Four people rescued from sinking fishing boat

When the lifeboat arrived, they discovered two members of the crew clinging onto a life-raft.
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Watch: King meets prime minister after cancer diagnosis

It's the first time the King as been at work since revealing his cancer diagnosis.
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The Papers: 'Two years of lunacy' and possible 'new Brexit deal'

A variety of stories make the front pages today, including the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Parliamentary chaos reflects Rochdale campaigning

The Rochdale by-election is being likened to a circus by some, as the Speaker walks a tightrope.
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Why some cyber-attacks hit harder than others

The British Library has been hobbled for months by a cyber-attack and experts warn of similar damage ahead.
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Why are American XL bullies being banned?

Scotland is following England and Wales in restricting ownership of the dogs.
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Residents of evacuated tower block return home

People are returning to Barton House in Bristol following the go-ahead from structural engineers.
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