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Archives for February 2, 2017

Cayman Islands premier’s address to the Fidelity CEO Conference

Address to the Fidelity CEO Conference By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin 9 a.m., 2 February, 2017 Seafire Kimpton Good Morning, And a warm Caymanian welcome to you all, especially to our guest speakers who have come to share their views with us today. I look forward to your perspectives on this year’s topic; in particular […]

Cayman Islands: Around the World with Ladyfingers Catering

By Tonya Abeln From The Voice-Tribune While it is true that we were enjoying unseasonably warm weather through most of January, the executive staff from Ladyfingers Catering fled to the even warmer temps of the Cayman Islands all in the name of continuing education. Owner Deborah Lowery explains, “About 15 years ago, I started to […]

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS Supervisor Receives Chief Officer’s Choice

In an effort to continue to highlight outstanding civil servants through the Deputy Governor’s Awards programme, the Ministry of Home Affairs recognised Acting Supervisor Peter Smith, of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, on Monday, 30 January 2017. Acting Chief Officer Kathryn Dinspel-Powell presented the Chief Officer’s Choice award for the month of December 2016 […]

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS Offers Use of Force Training

Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) recently hosted two prison officers from Bermuda’s Department of Corrections, who were on-island to take part in the Use of Force Training Programme offered at the prison. The two Bermudan prison officers, Steven Simons and Juan Looby, came to Grand Cayman to complete the course with the two […]

The Editor Speaks: Baffling

It totally baffles me why the words “genetically modified” raise such visions of monsters due to horror movies and science fiction books that people campaign to stop the release of more Oxitec bugs. We know the horror movies and sci fi books are pure fiction with absolutely no proven data that anything shown or told […]

Starbucks chairman’s message re Trump Immigration Executive Order

Message from Howard Schultz to Starbucks Partners: Living our values in uncertain times Starbucks chairman and CEO sent the following message to all partners (employees) on January 29, 2017 Dear partners, I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. Let me begin with the news that is immediately […]

Cayman Islands Government unveils finalised child abuse prevention policy

The finalised Child Abuse Prevention Policy for National Sports Associations was launched by the Hon. Osbourne Bodden, Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports ylast Wednesday, 1 February 2017. He also advised attendees that the first round of child abuse prevention training-sessions aimed at implementing the reporting aspects of the policy will take place on […]

Cayman Islands: RMI’s Master (Yachts) Unlimited CoC recognised

BY BRYONY MCCABE From Superyacht News It encompasses all of the STCW requirements of the Master Unlimited CoC, excluding cargo related subjects. At the end of 2016, representatives of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry and the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry met to discuss the RMI’s Master (Yachts) Unlimited Tonnage Certificate of Competency (CoC). […]

Bahamas Squandering ‘Caribbean’s Best Vat’

By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter From Tribune 242 Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) chief regional economist yesterday accused the Bahamas of squandering the Caribbean’s “most successful Value-Added Tax” by failing to act in a fiscally prudent manner. Marla Dukharan, in a harsh verdict on the Christie administration’s fiscal policies and achievements, said it had […]

Tethys Petroleum Press Release: Court ruling in favour of Tethys and unblocking of bank accounts

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS–( – Feb 1, 2017) – Tethys Petroleum Limited (“Tethys” or the “Company”) (TSX:TPL)(LSE:TPL)today announces that on January 25, 2017 the Almaty City Court found in favour of Tethys’ wholly owned subsidiary, Tethys Aral Gas LLP (“TAG”), in rejecting the appeal of Eurasia Gas Group LLP (“EGG”) against the previous court ruling […]