November 24, 2017

Archives for May 11, 2017

New seminar series offers foundation in Cayman Islands financial services

A new seminar series is being launched to give participants insights into the working of the country’s financial services industry. The two part seminar is being organized by FTS, a local consulting company, and brings together experts from the financial services industry who will introduce several industry areas including banking, trusts, hedge funds and captive […]

e-Services portal launch signals renewed online focus for Cayman Islands Government

Government has this week launched a revamped e-services portal, as part of a project to increase the number of services provided online. On Wednesday, 10 May 2017, a new online application process for police clearance certificates joined the suite of existing services that individuals and businesses can access from the site, eservices.gov.ky. The redesigned portal […]

“Her Story is Our History” display at the historic George Town Library

The Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs (MEEGA) is inviting members of the public to view the display currently at the Historic George Town Library, “Her Story is Our History”. The display features framed replicas of the original 1948 and 1957 petitions signed by the women demanding their voice to be heard and the […]

Cayman Islands: CIMPA marketing conference returns in June 2017 Inbox x

We are excited to announce that the Cayman Islands Marketing Professionals Association (“CIMPA”) annual conference is back for 2017, and better than ever! Taking place Wednesday, June 14 from 8:30am-6:30pm at the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa, the one-day event is jam-packed with panels, breakout sessions, delicious food, cocktails and more. The core focus of […]

Cayman Islands OfReg issues Enforcement Advisory re hotspots

OFREG ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY INTERNET “WiFi” HOTSPOTS Warning: Provision of access to the internet by WiFi Hotspot for a fee without a licence is an Offence All persons or businesses providing an ICT service over an ICT network to the public for for a fee MUST be licensed in accordance with all applicable Laws and Regulations. […]

ILO-ECLAC Report: Labour conditions seen continuing to weaken in 2017 and urban unemployment could exceed 9% in the region

The average rate of urban unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean will rise again in 2017 to 9.2%, in a year characterized by modest economic growth that will not be sufficient to counteract the labour market’s weak conditions, according to a new report released today by ECLAC and the International Labour Organization (ILO). In […]

The Editor Speaks: The Grand Order of Gobble de gook

One of my biggest hates (yes I do have more than one) is gobble de gook and it seems when you work for government you are trained and elected into its Grand Order. A few weeks ago I wrote on the seemingly ridiculous and ill thought out ban on photocopying of court documents that are […]

The World Health Organization – why everyone should care

By Dr David Nabarro From Caribbean News Now Health is one of the most precious things to us all as individuals and families. It is something we very often take for granted, until we no longer have it. As the UK’s candidate for the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), I am committed […]

THE OPEN BANKING REPORT: How banks can leverage open APIs and maintain their retail banking dominance

By Sarah Kociansk From Business Insider Open banking is the democratization of access to data previously exclusively owned by legacy financial institutions. The open banking trend is being driven by a number of factors and will ultimately become the norm. That means retail banks need to rethink their business and operational models if they want to maintain the […]

Cayman Islands Conch and Whelk Seasons now closed

The Department of Environment (DoE) is reminding the public that fishing for conch and whelk in local waters is temporarily prohibited during the closed season, which began on 1 May. ‘The closed season for conch and whelk is designed to give the local population a break from harvesting during the parts of the year when […]