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Russian spy ship makes port call in Curacao

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — A Russian naval spy ship, tracked by US intelligence assets over the past two months as it sailed the western Atlantic, arrived in Curacao this weekend, where it is expected to take on supplies. On Sunday, the research ship Yantar sailed the port of…

Cayman Islands pastor claims gay sex objections are not hate speech

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — A well-known pastor in the Cayman Islands has stated that the objection by Christians to gay sex is not hate speech and has compared the expression of those objections to homosexuality to a parent chastising a child for being badly behaved.

Government of St Kitts-Nevis settles case with former DPP

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — The government of St Kitts and Nevis reached a settlement in the case against former director of public prosecution (DPP) Travers Sinanan on Monday in Basseterre. According to Attorney General Vincent Byron, “The case involved a challenge brought by…

Compassionate doctors save American visitor’s life in the Cayman Islands

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Russell Mellor came from Westport, Massachusetts, to the Caribbean with his wife, Diane, for a relaxing vacation but instead suffered a heart attack. Mellor was quickly transferred from George Town to Health City Cayman Islands, a destination medical centre.

Deported Jamaicans return to US as citizens

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WASHINGTON, USA — Two Jamaicans, Devon Cameron and his sister, Donna Cameron, who were deported as children from the United States 25 years ago, on drug-related offences returned on Sunday 20 to the US as citizens. This was made possible through the assistance of two of Jamaica’s prominent…

Let’s Talk Business: HR professionals, there is a better way to identify high potentials

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The most important part of a succession plan is determining whom you will develop to be your organization’s future leaders. The goal is to develop a pool of employees for a range of executive or management positions. If you were to target a certain few employees for specific positions, you would…

Commentary: Ahmed Mohamed’s clock – and two American heroes

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Ahmed Mohamed was a 14-year-old freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, in the Great State of Texas. He is smart, and a good kid; and according to President Obama, he made a “cool clock”, inviting him to “…bring it to the White House”. In fact, opines the president, “We should inspire more kids…

Commentary: Emancipate yourself from political bondage

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August should be observed as “Emancipation Month” in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). It is a month to reflect on the injuries suffered by our ancestors and their offspring from the scourge of slavery. It is a time to remember the heroism of our freedom fighters, the Garinagu. It is a month to ponder…

Letter: A young man from Carriacou and Petit Martinique making a positive difference

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He may be young, but he is one person making a whole lot of difference. His name is Tevin Ishmael Andrews. He has a passion for good works and is inspiring even older people. He’s a new generation of young politicians who are improving the lives of people near and far. He is shaping his ideas…

Letter: The Gita does not support racism

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The Bhagavad Gita does not support clannishness, tribalism. The Gita, one of the newest testaments in the rich celestial history of ancient India, does not support racism. The following are five of the key precepts of this revered text: First, the Gita subordinates devotion to the clan to devotion to duty.

Independence drag race meet in Nevis attracts sizeable crowd

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CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — The annual Independence drag race meet was held at the St James’ Raceway in Nevis on Sunday. The event attracted a sizeable crowd at the recently refurbished race track. The spectators started to file in from as early as 10 am to witness the test and tune and qualifying events.