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Archives for October 24, 2012

The Editor Speaks: Political appointments

In the wake of the Central Planning Authority (CPA) coming under much fire recently over their extraordinary decision to disregard the objections of the Department of Environment and the Cayman Islands Planning Department to grant approval to the filling of mangroves at South Sound, the chair of the Planning Appeals Tribunal has publicly stated an […]

CHEC on course for Port development

As talks successfully progress between China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and the Cayman Islands Government, officials from the international marine engineering and infrastructure construction firm have been highlighting the benefits the crucial project will bring to the Cayman Islands economy. Mr Zhongdong Tang, CHEC Regional Director for the Caribbean and Latin America said once the […]

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) Community Calendar

NGCI Grand Cayman Thursday 25th October Live Studio Night Location: The National Gallery Education Centre Day: Every Thursday Evening Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm Fees: Single drop-in session $15 (members only) The programme is created for the purpose of learning how to sketch or paint people of different shapes, ages and ethnicities. In some cases the […]

Argentina calls for international help over seized ship [by order sought by Cayman Islands investment fund]

Argentina’s foreign minister on Monday called on the United Nations to help free a navy sailing ship seized in Ghana over an unpaid debt. Foreign Minister Hector Timerman sought help from the UN Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the case of the ARA Libertad, a vessel used for training and goodwill visits […]

Cayman Believers Women’s Retreat was “Rest, Renew and Rejoice”

Cayman Believers Women’s Ministries Women’s (CBWM) Retreat at the Grand Caymanian Resort on September 28th – 30th was indeed a “Rest, Renew and Rejoice” experience for all those who attended. Hailed as a “weekend getaway for your body, mind and spiritual healing” Judy Faye Penn, President/Founder of CBWM and organiser of the event welcomed everyone. […]

Greenlight Capital Re to Release Third Quarter 2012 Results

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (Nasdaq:GLRE), a specialist property and casualty reinsurer based in the Cayman Islands, today announced that it expects to release financial results for the third quarter 2012 after the market closes on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. A live conference call to discuss […]

Bank of America sued for $1bn for alleged mortgage fraud

Bank of America is being sued for $1bn (£624m) for alleged mortgage fraud. The civil lawsuit has been brought by the US Attorney Preet Bharara, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, New York. He accuses Countrywide Financial, which Bank of America bought in 2008, of selling thousands of toxic home loans to Fannie Mae and […]

“Huffing addiction” caused one man’s death and by “natural causes” a second man

David MacGregor (30) manager of the Wine Down restaurant in Governor’s Square, West Bay Road, and an American citizen, was found dead on 19th September 2011. At a coroner’s inquest into Mr. MacGregor’s death on Friday, 12th October 2012 a jury of six returned a verdict of death by misadventure. The deceased overdosed himself by […]

Marine Parks Consultation Underway

Department of Environment’s first district meeting to make public presentations and receive comments on expanding Marine Parks around all three Islands took place today (Tuesday, 23 October) in George Town at Elmslie Church Hall from 7 p.m. This will be followed at 7 p.m. on each date in other districts as below: Thursday, 25 October: […]

Maples and Calder Uses Social Media for Staff Hurricane Preparedness

Maples and Calder’s Cayman Islands office continues to set the standard for the effective use of social media via the launch of the MaplesHEP twitter page. With the very first tweet débuting in advance of Tropical Storm Ernesto, the firm successfully launched its page in early August. In addition to a dedicated phone line, through […]