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Archives for February 20, 2017

Celebrating cultural diversity at Cayman Islands school

Countries from around the globe were showcased at CIS’s International Night. CIS hosted its annual International Night on Wednesday, February 15, in the Arts and Recreational Center at Camana Bay. This event is one of the highlights of the school year as it provides CIS families with the opportunity to showcase the countries they represent. […]

Nominations Open for Cayman Islands’ ‘Proud of Them’

The public is encouraged to recognise excellence among young people by submitting nominations to the Proud of Them award scheme. Youth ages 10 – 25 who are reaching new heights of achievement in academics, sports, their career, culture, business or community service can be nominated. Urging residents to submit their nominations, Minister of Youth, Hon. […]

High prices, no service: Cuba’s hotel problem

From iafrica Could anything be better than a winter getaway to Cuba, complete with a stay in one of the Caribbean island’s five-star luxury hotels? Actually, yes, say many of the tourists flocking to the Caribbean’s new “it” destination, who complain the state-owned hotel industry is underwhelming and overpriced. Tourists have been flooding Cuba ever […]

The Editor Speaks: Fake news

US President Donald Trump has been quite rightly criticizing the fake news that has sprung up all over media websites and it has been difficult to distinguish the difference sometimes between the truth and the fake. The legitimate news sites have added to the confusion by slanting reports dangerously close to the fake. Now Trump […]

Caricom to employ lobbyist to tackle ‘de-risking’ issues

GEORGETOWN—Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders have agreed to employ the services of a lobbyist to help the region deal with the issue of de-risking in the banking sector, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said. Correspondent banks, which are mainly large, international banks domiciled in the United States of America, Europe and Canada, provide […]

Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce President’s report by Paul Pearson for 2016

Good afternoon Chamber members and invited guests. I would like to thank you all for attending this afternoon, and welcome to the 2016 Annual General Meeting. Today is a day of transition for the Chamber of Commerce and its membership, as Kyle Broadhurst becomes our new President. It has been an honour and privilege to […]

Antigua: RORC Caribbean 600 race kicks off Monday (20)

By From Sail -World Giovanni Soldini and his international crew aboard the high-tech offshore trimaran, Maserati Multi70, are facing uncharacteristically light wind conditions in Antigua for the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 Race on Monday February 20. Soldini’s men have been monitoring the weather situation closely after the formation of a low-pressure storm […]

CDB: Caribbean must act now

From T&T Guardian President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr Warren Smith says the Caribbean region must act aggressively in order to stem the tide of economic decline that had been inflicted upon it since the onset of the global financial crisis and the fallout in global commodity prices. Delivering the feature address at […]

Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce

Immediate Past President Paul Pearson delivers final address to Cayman Islands’ Chamber membership From Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Paul Pearson made his final address to the Chamber membership at the Annual General Meeting on February 15. Paul took the opportunity to review his year of Presidency, during which the Chamber established a new three-year […]

Sanders: The future of financial services in the Caribbean – Part 1

From Caribbean News Now A presentation by Sir Ronald Sanders on Friday, February 17, 2017, at a conference organised by Goethals Consulting Corp in Panama on “Widening the Pathways to Open Societies” I have been asked to speak on “The Future of Financial Services in the Caribbean” in the context of “International Tax Competition, Globalization […]