July 20, 2017

Archives for July 3, 2017

Fees over collapse of Al-Gosaibi Saudi business empire ‘could hit $1 billion’ [biggest trial in the history of Cayman Islands]

By Frank Kane From Arab News DUBAI: Lawyers, accountants and other professional advisers stand to make up to $1 billion in fees as a result of the collapse of the Saudi Arabia-based Al-Gosaibi business empire in 2009, one of the senior executives at the heart of the affair has told Arab News. The 70-year-old Al-Gosaibi […]

Cayman Islands Judge attends international conference

Cayman Islands Grand Court Judge, Mr. Justice Robin McMillan recently attended the Transcontinental Trusts Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, representing the Cayman Islands Judiciary. The conference which took place on 12-14 June 2017 was attended by lawyers and Trust service providers from around the world. It was the 32nd year of this event. In his address […]

Plantana Condos awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for fifth consecutive year

Plantana Condos on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, has received a Certificate of Excellence from travel review website TripAdvisor for the fifth year running. The Certificate of Excellence was founded by TripAdvisor in 2010 and aims to recognise and honor businesses in the hospitality industry that consistently deliver exceptional service to their customers. The certificate […]

The Editor speaks: “Three Little Birds”

CIFA Favourite Song: “Three Little Birds” “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.” Even after the revelation that the first man arrested last Thursday in connection with a corruption and money laundering investigation being conducted by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission is none other than former President and now […]

Tropical wave formation chances jump to 40 percent [now 70%] : NHC

BY BEAU EVANS From Nola.com The Times-Picayune A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa has a 40 percent* [update shows 70%] chance of developing into a tropical storm or depression over the next five days, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday night (July 1). Forecasters upped the five-day formation chance […]

T.G. Lions

The Lions of Tropical Gardens Changeover/Installation ceremony 2017-2018 It was a very pleasant Sunday (25 June) evening at The Wharf Restaurant where the Annual Lions of T.G.’s Changeover/Installation took place. It was a very long evening – approaching five hours – but the food was excellent and it made for a very pleasant evening. The […]

Recipe of the week

How To Make Strawberry Roses By Meghan Splawn From The Kitchn Strawberry roses are a fun garnish for spring cakes, class cupcakes, or even a bridal shower vase. This knife trick might seem frivolous at first glance, but you’ll be glad you mastered it once strawberries hit high season. Here’s everything you need to know […]

Cayman Islands: Craig Arch: Arch Automotive

By Patti Renner From Tire Review While some tire dealers may dream of packing up and moving to the Caribbean, Craig Arch found a way to actually make it happen. Already the owner of several tire stores in Maryland, Arch would frequently visit Grand Cayman to see family members – an estimated 200 relatives live […]

ILS in the Cayman Islands

By John Dykstra From Maples and Calder John Dykstra of Maples and Calder talks about the market-leading variety available in the Cayman Islands The history of ILS in the Cayman Islands goes all the way back to the 1990s, when the very fi rst catastrophe bond transactions were set up in the jurisdiction. The ILS […]

UK Navy to exercise on Cayman Islands Seven Mile Beach

    RFA Mounts Bay will test its disaster recovery response during a planned landing of equipment on Governor’s Beach on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July 2017. Mounts Bay starts her deployment to the Caribbean with a packed agenda in the Cayman Islands, the first of the Overseas Territories to be visited. The UK […]