October 23, 2017

Archives for March 2015

Cayman Islands air arrivals start strong in 2015

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (March 31, 2015) 2015 visitation to the Cayman Islands continues to grow to with a 7.6% increase in stay over visitors. The destination has continued its 2014 record breaking trend with 2015 February arrivals growing by almost five thousand people for the first two months of the year, compared to 2014. […]

The Editor speaks: Deputy Governor says despite answering FOI requests a lot has been achieved

Local lawyer Peter Polack has I believe made the most Freedom of Information Requests than anyone else in the Cayman Islands. He is often ignored but this does not stop him asking again and again and again. One such request that has produced zero involves the Justice of the Peace Regulations that following serious mistakes […]

iNews Briefs

Cayman Airways update on emergency landing Cayman Airways Express flight KX4722 experienced a false engine fire indication while enroute from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Although there was no visible evidence of a fire, the crew followed standard operating procedures which included discharging the engine fire suppression system to the […]

Immigration fuelling Cayman Islands recovery

From The Royal Gazette, Bermuda The Cayman Islands are pulling themselves out of recession on the back of increased immigration. And yesterday economist and consultant Peter Everson said Bermuda could take a leaf out of the Cayman book and do more to cut the country’s debt and boost inward investment. Mr Everson said: “The government […]

La Nación: tax havens and money laundering [and the Cayman Islands]

From Buenos Aires Herald The Saguier family, majority shareholder in the La Nación newspaper since the 1990s, is the subject of numerous court cases which are trying to determine the legality of the origin of those funds used in the transaction which left the Mitres outside of the management of the media outlet founded by […]

Cayman Islands police to receive 4% pay increase – official

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will be receiving a 4% pay rise. Hon. Marco Archer, Minister for Finance and Economic Development, confirmed this by email on Monday (30) in response to a question querying whether Cabinet had approved the increase. Minister Archer said: “The Cabinet has agreed to give a 4% COLA commencing July […]

Cayman Islands law firm starts the year in charitable spirit

MaplesFS starts the year with significant charitable donations Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (31 March 2015): MaplesFS kicked off 2015 with a number of significant charitable donations on behalf of its clients to local not-for-profit organisations and initiatives, including the National Trust for the Cayman Islands (the “National Trust”), The Pines Retirement Home (“The Pines”) and […]

Rebuild man Victor Cattermole to quit NZ [Cayman Islands business]

By Martin Van Beynen From stuff.co.nz Prominent Christchurch rebuild figure Victor Cattermole says he is leaving the city and the country because of continued challenges to his credibility. After being questioned about his latest business ventures, Cattermole said, “Screw NZ.” “I’m going to pack up all my business and I’ll move away. I’m not going […]

Breaking the cycle of chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean

From The World Bank New analysis highlights need for better coordination and a focus on behavioral barriers alongside effective social and economic policies. LIMA, Peru– One out of every five Latin Americans or around 130 million people have never known anything but poverty, subsisting on less than US$4-a-day throughout their lives. These are the region´s […]

Air Canada plane touched down short of runway, lost landing gear

By Jethro Mullen and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN (CNN) An Air Canada jet touched down short of the runway at an airport in Halifax early Sunday, hitting an antenna, severing a power line and losing its landing gear before skidding to a stop. The aircraft, an Airbus A320, touched down about 1,100 feet short of […]