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From ‘they’ to ‘latinx’: how gender pronouns have expanded beyond the binary
Acceptance of a spectrum of gender and sexual identities is growing. The pronouns that people use to identify themselves in grammatically gendered languages are becoming more inclusive
UN report: half a billion people struggle to find adequate paid work
Study also shows global unemployment due to rise for the first time in a decade
Angola vows to force return of Isabel dos Santos by 'all possible means'
Pledge comes as former ruler’s daughter denounces Luanda Leaks investigation
Europe's privacy overhaul has led to $126 million in fines - but regulators are just getting started
The EU’s GDPR privacy law led to over 160,000 data breach notifications, according to law firm DLA Piper. The biggest penalty under GDPR to date was a fine of 50 million euros imposed on Google, DLA Piper says. DLA Piper Partner Ross McK...
Apple CEO calls for global corporate tax system overhaul
Though it's one of the world's largest beneficiaries of favorable Irish tax minimization strategies, Apple is now calling for reform of the global loophole.
Amazon reportedly wants to turn your hand into a credit card
Technology giant Amazon is working to allow customers to connect their credit card information to their hands, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Ministry provides financial services outlook
The Ministry of Financial Services updated more than 400 industry practitioners on the latest developments in financial services on Friday, 10 Jan. at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
Drone footage shows massive dust storm sweeping across central New South Wales
Drone footage over the central New South Wales town of Parkes has captured a huge wall of dust moving across the landscape. Damaging winds produced by thunderstorms across the state whipped up the dust storms, turning daytime into night ...
Swimmers call for protection of Eden Rock
Swimmers of all ages took to the water off Eden Rock Sunday afternoon to support the conservation of the popular George Town dive and snorkel site.
Dive industry mourns loss of Aggressor founder Wayne Hasson
International Scuba Diving Hall of Famer Wayne Hasson has passed away.
Well that’s one way to close a door
At list at Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Also in UK: Sexual misconduct cases at record high in legal profession
Sixty-three cases were reported to solicitors’ governing body last year, figures show
Prince Harry follows in mother’s footsteps with new title after royal exit
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to drop their HRH styles and become known as Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Push for e-tickets for traffic offences
Cayman could see the introduction of an electronic ticketing system through which traffic offenders can instantly pay their fines rather than having to head to the courts.
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If the grass is greener on the other side, you can bet the water bill is higher.
Sun sets on subsidised solar
The Caribbean Utilities Company has halted its residential renewable energy programme, which allowed customers to sell solar-generated energy back to the power company at a subsidised rate.
Max-8 planes to remain grounded for foreseeable future
Cayman Airways Limited has no immediate plans for its Boeing 737 Max-8 aircrafts, which have remained out of service at a hanger in the Owen Roberts International Airport for more than 10 months.
From Ethiopia to Iran, places that escaped colonisation by Europeans – how did they do it?
Nepal has its rugged terrain to thank for being saved from enforced Western ‘civilisation’. The king of Thailand played a clever diplomatic game to keep his nation from foreign domination
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Trove of documents shows Africa’s richest woman Isabel dos Santos stole hundreds of millions in public money
The New York-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the documents relating to the former Angola president’s daughter. Isabel dos Santos claims they are part of a groundless political vendetta
The complex ties between mothers and their domestic helpers
Megan K. Stack’s memoir Women’s Work takes an unflinching look at the relationship between an expat journalist and the Asian migrant women who helped raise her children.
Influencers 'being offered thousands for sex'
.Top social media influencers are being propositioned daily by strangers with offers of thousands of pounds in return for sex, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. One said social media had become "a catalogue" for men to sel...
Snapchat drug dealers target Middlesbrough school children
Children as young as 14 can easily buy class A drugs using Snapchat, a BBC investigation has found.
A Kidnapped Teen Was Rescued After Using Snapchat To Tell Her Friends Where To Find Her
Police arrested three men in connection with the kidnapping and assault of the 14-year-old girl.
Prince Harry Said He And Meghan Markle Had "No Other Option" Than To Step Back From Royal Life
"Once Meghan and I were married, we were excited, we were hopeful, and we were here to serve. For those reasons, it brings me great sadness that it has come to this."
Plastic pollution entangles marine life
The increasing presence of plastics in the Caribbean Sea has created an environment rife with unnatural perils for marine life. In Cayman, the public has been gripped by stories of turtle and shark deaths caused by floating ‘ghost’ nets,...
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