November 20, 2017

Archives for February 8, 2017

Cayman Islands: How to comply with the Removal of Wrecks Convention

From Safety4Seas The Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands has issued Shipping Notice regarding an update on its guidance referring to the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, with effect from 7 February 2017. The purpose of the guidance is to give notice to the owners of Cayman Islands ships, and ships visiting […]

Cayman Islands Prospect Community Group appoints new executive team

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, (8 February, 2017) At its first meeting for 2017, the Prospect Community Group announced the appointment of six officers elected to serve on the Executive Committee for a period of one year, commencing January 2017. The new Executive Committee members are: Chairperson: Mrs. Sabrina Turner (former Deputy Chair) Deputy Chair: Mr. […]

Cayman Islands Premier meets with Friends in London

LONDON, England – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin hosted a reception Tuesday night in London for the Friends of Cayman, which is a group of individuals in the UK who do business with or have links to the Cayman Islands. Also attending were former Cayman Islands Governors John Owen and Bruce Dinwiddy as well as businessmen […]

Cayman Islands’ new CARICOM Youth Ambassadors announced

Cayman’s 2017/2019 CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) were announced at a government press conference yesterday (Wednesday, 8 February 2017). Female Ambassador Camille Angel, 26, and her male counterpart Andrel Harris, 24, replace the outgoing Youth Ambassadors James Geary, 26, and Takiyah Smith, 24, who also attended the meeting. Alternates Jessica Moore, 25, and Shantelle Young, 20 […]

Cayman Islands author donates $3500 to Family Resource Centre’s anti-bullying campaign

Local author Paul Schreiner’s children’s book ‘Rudolf discovers the Cayman Islands’ was on sale over the holiday season for the second year and again supported the Family Resource Centre’s anti-bullying campaign. This time around, sales of the book raised $3500 for the campaign, which aims to educate the public on the harmful effects of bullying […]

The Editor Speaks:An accident waiting to happen

The farce of the Kel Thompson car park continues. Just take a look at the attached photograph. The car park, in my opinion, is being operated illegally, as the Appeals Tribunal vetoed it several weeks ago. Why the Central Planning Authority (CPA) has not issued an enforcement order is incomprehensible. It is not just unmitigated […]

European Commissioner recognises Cayman Islands’ tax transparency regime

European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici recognised the strength of the Cayman Islands’ tax transparency regime, as well as our participation in the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting inclusive framework, during a meeting with Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton in Brussels. ‘This recognition demonstrates the effectiveness of the hard work of my Ministry’, Minister Panton said. […]

Prevention is crucial to reduce crime and violence in LatAm, Caribbean

From Dominican Today Washington DC.-  February 7, 2017 – As crime and violence continue to be a pervasive and costly problem in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the region needs to increase prevention efforts based on a clearer understanding of the complex circumstances that fuel this reality and policies that are proven to work, […]

Miami Cancer Institute names Murugesan Manoharan, M.D., Chief of Urologic Oncology Surgery

MIAMI, FL – February 08, 2017 — Murugesan  Manoharan, M.D., has joined the team of renowned cancer care experts with Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.  Dr. Manoharan, or simply “Mano” as he’s often referred, will serve as the Institute’s Chief of Urologic Oncologic Surgery and Director of Robotic Urologic Surgery. He will […]

New security feature for British passports

Her Majesty’s Passport Office has implemented changes to the signature aspect of the current British passport, under a new policy called “sign after receipt.” With the new policy British Overseas Territories Citizens are now required to physically sign their passport after it has been issued to them. Previously, British passport holders, including the Cayman Islands, […]