October 21, 2017

Archives for April 2016

Assault – drug arrest – Cayman Brac

From RCIPS: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 4:16 PM On Friday, 22nd April 2016 just after 9:00 pm, a 40-year-old male (victim) an employee of a liquor license premises in Cayman Brac was physically assaulted on the premises by two male juveniles, aged 15 and 16 and two adult males aged 18 and 24. The victim […]

Cayman Islands Football Association announces Extraordinary Congress

Release from CIFA to all CIFA members 27 April 2016 Dear CIFA Members, On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Cayman Islands Football Association (“CIFA”), I am pleased to announce that the CIFA Extraordinary Congress will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, 28 May 2016, at the George Town, Town Hall. The agenda […]

Cayman Islands’ Small Business Expo seeking exhibitors and sponsors

The 2016 Small Business Expo, put on by the Ministry of Commerce and the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA), will give Cayman’s business community an opportunity to support local entrepreneurship. The expo, entitled ‘Synergy,’ will take place on Saturday, 28 May, at the University College of the Cayman Islands Fellowship Hall. The event is […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Four & a half year jail term for Cayman Islands Permanent Residency scammer Marcia Hamilton was sentenced last Tuesday (26) to 4 1/2 years at HMP Fairbanks by Justice Charles Quin for her part with two other women of obtaining property by deception in an organised scam over the sale of residency rights.  One of the other co-accused, Judith […]

Reef damage under probe, Cayman Islands official says Pullmantur was not negligent

From Seatrade Cruise News Pullmantur is under fire for damaging a Cayman Islands coral reef with a ship’s anchor chain in an incident captured on video that has had hundreds of thousands of YouTube views. However, Pullmantur Zenith was inside a government-designated anchorage when the incident occurred on Tuesday and ‘there was no sign of […]

The Editor Speaks: Police helicopter

I have not wanted to add my penny into the debate over the police helicopter but I have been prompted to say something as I was contacted by John Evans. He sent me a copy of his email to CNS and it is only today I have actually looked at the CNS website to see […]

Office nets Cayman Islands first LEED platinum designation

From Proud Green Building The newly renovated and expanded Arch & Godfrey office has been awarded the highest level of certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, according to the Cayman Reporter. The designation marks the first commercial LEED platinum certification in the Cayman Islands and […]

Turks and Caicos corruption trial prolonged

From Caribbean News Now   PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — The corruption trial in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) of former government ministers and others will not be finished in 2016, according to chief prosecutor Andrew Mitchell QC. The proceedings began in December last year and were expected to last six months; however, Mitchell acknowledged that […]

Japan’s offshore investors on edge as Panama Papers revelations spark Hong Kong clampdown

By Reiji Yoshida From The Japan Times Hong Kong-based financial consultant Yoshimitsu Sasago is unsettled by developments since the recent leak of client data from a Panama-based law firm. Sasago has served Japan-based clients in Hong Kong for the past 10 years. Sometimes they ask him to provide a perfectly legal but somewhat tricky service: […]

IMF reports mixed outlook for Latin American, Caribbean economy

From Shanghai Daily MEXICO CITY, April 28 (Xinhua) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday predicted a 0.5 contraction in the GDP growth of Latin American and Caribbean region for 2016, marking the first time for the area to see a dip for two years in a row since 1983. In a newly released report […]