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Archives for April 4, 2017

Cayman Islands PLAHI Minister’s Statement on Fuel Market Regulation Bill

The following statement is issued on behalf of the Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure. Statement by the Minister responsible for Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, Hon. Kurt Tibbetts, on The Fuels Market Regulations Bill I have always been, and will always be passionate about the operations of the fuels market because […]

Cayman Carnival Batabano attracts Toronto’s masquerade “Band of the Year

Cayman Carnival Batabano’s steadfast reputation as Cayman’s national carnival since 1983 has attracted the participation of an award-winning masquerade (mas) band from Canada for the first time, Carnival Nationz, which has won the coveted “Band of the Year” award at Toronto’s Caribana carnival multiple times. In addition to offering a new carnival experience for local Batabano masqueraders, the group […]

The Editor Speaks: April Fools Day

I missed April Fools Day last Saturday but I did have an April Fools Day story that I had actually put in the iNews Drop Box to publish, I got a frantic telephone call from my partner who had read it and asked me if I was going to put any retraction on the story […]

Drugs gang jailed for smuggling £13.5m of cocaine from the Caribbean inside car batteries

BY CHRIS OSUH From Evening Standard UK Six men have been jailed for their role in flooding Manchester with cocaine from the Caribbean The Salford gang members jailed over the huge cocaine smuggling operation A gang who tried to smuggle £13.5m of cocaine into the country have been jailed for a total of more than […]

Most deaths in Caribbean due to non-communicable diseases

BY: GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE Dr. Samuel said Trinidad and Guyana account for the highest rates of non-communicable diseases in the whole western hemisphere. “Most of the deaths in the Caribbean are due to these diseases,” she said, adding that the issue is the age at which people are dying from these diseases. She said in […]

Caribbean Voices attest to the “Return of Confidence” in the region

EMILY BARTELS BLAND From The World Bank “While Caribbean countries are faced with a challenging environment, they also have opportunities that point towards a brighter future – particularly for the small states comprising Organization of Eastern and Caribbean States (OECS).” That was a common message highlighted by World Bank Country Director Tahseen Sayed in the […]

New World Bank director for Caribbean to visit Jamaica

From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — New World Bank Director for the Caribbean, Tahseen Sayed, will travel to Jamaica this week to meet Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Finance Minister Audley Shaw, as well as key representatives from the private sector, civil society and the youth to discuss the World Bank’s engagement in support to the […]

US State Department attack on Nevis ‘unfounded and misleading’

ding’From Caribbean News Now CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — In a press statement on Friday, Heidi-Lynn Sutton, the financial services regulator in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), refuted as “unfounded and misleading” claims made by the US State Department that “financial oversight in Nevis remains problematic due to the federation allowing the creation of anonymous accounts, strong […]

Bidders for NSW’s land titles registry linked to tax havens [Cayman Islands], ASIC documents reveal

By Esther Han From The Sydney Morning Herald Why the Land Titles Registry matters The Baird government is close to selling off NSW’s “world-class” land titles registry – here’s why that’s a big deal. A Fairfax Media investigation has found that behind the newly created companies that may house Land and Property Information (LPI) are […]

Caribbean holiday: Fish supper that made a glass of cold water burn nurse’s hand

By Diana Pilkington for the Daily Mail UK Fish supper that made a glass of cold water burn my hand: Retired nurse Margaret explains how she was left with nerve poisoning by meal during a Caribbean holiday Margaret Rydon, 75, picked up a stomach bug in the Caribbean The illness came on after she ate […]