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Archives for March 8, 2017

Cayman Islands Immigration regulations amended

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Consequent on the ruling of the Grand Court in the Hutchinson-Green case in which issues were raised about the Permanent Residency points system, the Cabinet has approved revised regulations, which address the concerns by allowing for a resumption of processing of applications by the Board and the Chief Immigration Officer. […]

Money Laundering in Central America

By Q24N From Q Costa Rica Q24N – The housing market, casinos, concert halls, and the livestock sector are all used to launder money in Central American countries. Excerpted from the report “International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Volume II, Money Laundering and Financial Crimes” by the US State Department: Nicaragua Weak governmental institutions, deficiencies in […]

The Editor Speaks:This is Fake News

On a small island somewhere there was an election looming. The government of the day had done a pretty good job of governing this little country despite some of their members over the course of the last year abandoning ship. You see, this little country was embarking on a new system of election and it […]

Cayman Islands Airports Authority thanks student volunteers

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (7 March 2017) The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) recently presented certificates of appreciation to students at the Layman E. Scott Senior High School in Cayman Brac to thank them for volunteering to act as victims for the full scale emergency exercise staged at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Wednesday, […]

Most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report shows

GENEVA / WASHINGTON (ILO News – Gallup) – The ILO-Gallup report, “Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men ”, provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work. The results come from the Gallup World Poll which was conducted in 142 […]

Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales delivers lecture at Cayman Islands courts

From Caribbean News Now GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Improving practices among commercial courts worldwide translates into strengthening international trade, commerce and development, and hence overall economic cooperation and prosperity. Achieving and maintaining that equilibrium requires not only vigilance among a wide range of judicial, legal, governmental and public interest participants, but also a “system […]

Despite Zika & Chikungunya, record 29M Caribbean visits in 2016

From Point Me to the Plane The 2016 numbers are in and the Caribbean had a record year in terms of visitors and cruise ship passengers. Arrivals were north of 29 million, a bump of +4.2% since the prior year and the 7th straight year of growth for the Caribbean. Tourists mainly visited from the US, […]

The founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund just railed at the New York Times — at one of the paper’s own events

By Rachael Levy From Business Insider Billionaire Ray Dalio just went off on the New York Times again – this time at one of the newspaper’s own events. “I’d like to talk about the ridiculous New York Times article,” Dalio told moderator and Times’ editor Charles Duhigg in response to his question about how he […]

Giving business what it wants – a well run court for commercial and business disputes

GRAND COURT OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS GUEST LECTURE 2017 THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD THOMAS OF CWMGIEDD LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF ENGLAND AND WALES 2 March 2017 1. It is a pleasure and privilege to have been invited to give a lecture in this distinguished series and to have this opportunity to consider how we […]

Mexico’s criminal and political worlds are shifting, and 2017 is off to the most violent start on record

By Christopher Woody From Business Insider Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, in one form or another, ran Mexico as a de facto one-party state from the 1930s until 2000, when Vicente Fox interrupted the PRI’s hold on the presidency. The PRI returned to Los Pinos presidential palace in 2012, with the election of President Enrique Peña […]