May 29, 2017

Archives for February 2017

Cayman Islands 50th Ag Show

WHO:                         Ministry and Department of Agriculture, the Agriculture Society  WHAT:                      The 50th annual Agriculture Show  WHEN:                      Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 6a.m.  – 6.30 p.m.  WHERE:                    The Agriculture Pavilion at the Grounds PARTICIPANTS:    Acting Governor Franz Manderson,Agriculture Minister, Hon. Kurt Tibbetts, Agricultural Society President Mr George Smith, Director of Agriculture […]

Cayman Islands: Jackson Katz to speak at International Women’s Day 2017

In keeping with this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) theme – “Be Bold for Change,” the Family Resource Centre (FRC) of the Department of Counselling Services, has invited a male keynote speaker to address the annual observance. The International Women’s Day Celebration 2017, being held at the Marriott Beach Resort, Wednesday, 8 March, 5.30 p.m. […]

Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach recognized as a winner in 2017 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Beaches

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 28 February 2017 – The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism today announced that Seven Mile Beach has been named a winner in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Beaches, ranking 12 out of 25 in the world and fourth in the Caribbean. For the fifth year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the […]

Senior Cayman Islands’ education positions confirmed

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – The Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that Ms. Lyneth Monteith has been officially appointed Director of the Department of Education Services and Ms. Cetonya Cacho has been officially appointed Deputy Chief Officer (Education Policy and Planning) in the Ministry of Education after undergoing a successful recruitment process. Ms. […]

Cayman Islands: Weavering and the preferred custodian

Article by Aristos Galatopoulos Maples and Calder Plenty of ink has been spilled following the ruling of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on 18 November 2016 in the Weavering preference case SEB v Conway and Walker. The case is of obvious interest to insolvency experts, but it is also of wider relevance, highlighting the […]

The Editor Speaks: Shrove Tuesday

Today (Tue 28) is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras in French It is the day before the Lenten Season of 40 days and 40 nights begins and traditionally it is the day you eat as much as you can because you are supposed to almost starve yourself for the next […]

Cayman Islands: Ingrid Pierce Talks Hedge Funds In Opalesque Cayman Roundtable

Article by Ingrid Pierce Walkers With about 1,230 new CIMA fund registrations in 2016, the Cayman Islands remain the undisputed leader in offshore funds. A closer look at the numbers reveal that 2016 has seen an interesting shift in geographical regions for Cayman fund launches. For example, the numbers from Europe are down but they […]

Cayman Islands Premier promotes Cayman at Blackstone Conference

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin will meet with leaders of law firms, financial institutions, government departments and Members of Parliament in London over the next few days in his continuing zeal to promote the interests of the Cayman Islands. On Friday, 3 March, 2017, he is the keynote speaker at A […]

Cayman Maritime 2017 to shine spotlight on Cayman Islands’ role as the Caribbean’s leading International Maritime Centre

5th Cayman Islands shipping summit strengthens local coalition working to raise Cayman’s maritime profile 28th February, George Town, Grand Cayman – The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, in collaboration with a steering committee from the private sector, including Cayman Maritime Services Park and law firm Maples, is gearing up for Cayman Maritime 2017. This conference brings […]

Guide to STAR Trusts in the Cayman Islands

By Gary Smith Loeb Smith Cayman Islands February 27 2017 The Special Trusts (Alternative Regime) Law, 1997, now incorporated into Part VIII of the Trusts Law (2011 Revision) (the “Law”) provides the legal basis on which private purpose trusts can be established in the Cayman Islands, without affecting the previously existing laws governing the creation […]