November 24, 2017

Archives for July 6, 2017

Cayman Islands: Premier, delegation off to JMC meeting

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin travels this weekend to London with a delegation including Minister of Financial Services and Home Affairs Hon. Tara Rivers and Minister of Public Finance and Economic Development Hon. Roy McTaggart for a special meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council. “This JMC for Exiting the European Union […]

The Editor speaks: Should we legalise non-lethal weapons for citizens with no violent convictions?

An online petition has been launched urging our government to legalise non-lethal weapons for citizens with no violent convictions. This is what the petition argues: “With a major spike in home invasion, burglary, assault, domestic abuse, and rape in Cayman it is only fair we allow responsible citizens to have access to non lethal weapons […]

Cayman Islands: Third Party claims against trustees: Resolving competing claims over trust assets

By Mark Chudleigh and Caitlin Conyers Sedgwick Chudleigh From Mondaq For professional trustees and their insurers, the ability to obtain an indemnity from trust assets in the face of a claim against a trustee by a third party is obviously of critical importance, insulating the trustee from personal liability and the insurer from having to […]

RFA Mounts Bay visit to Cayman Islands Fri (7)

RFA Mounts Bay Visit WHO:                               His Excellency, Acting Governor Franz Manderson                                         WHAT:                             The visit by the RFA Mounts Bay will include various training exercises, technical support, a ground clearance project and the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise. WHEN & WHERE:        Friday, 7 July 2017 A joint exercise between the RCIPS Air Operations […]

Non-profits will avoid company fees in Cayman Islands under new law

As of Tuesday, 1 August, businesses that operate as charities can be categorised as non-profit organisations (NPOs), which will allow them to avoid substantial fees. The new Non-Profit Organisation Law, 2016, also forms part of Cayman’s preparations for the December 2017 evaluation of our regime to counter money laundering and terrorist financing. ‘Once commenced, it […]

Caribbean heritage month closes

Caribbean heritage month closes out with day long spectacular fest By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the end of Caribbean Heritage Month at Brooklyn Borough Hall on June 29. The indoor and outdoor festival turned the building’s vestibule and Columbus Park Plaza into a hub honoring Caribbean culture […]

Bridgeport mayor must get rid of Dr. Noel Kayo before it politically costs him [Dr claims medical degree from Cayman Islands]

By John Stoehr From New Haven Register I mentioned last week that if there were an outsider candidate for governor of Connecticut, it would be Joe Ganim. The last time he was mayor of Bridgeport, he went to prison for corruption. After getting out, he ran for mayor again, in 2015, beating incumbent and fellow […]

Cayman Islands neighbourhood officers respond to traffic concerns raised in Prospect, 5 June

Wednesday morning, 5 June, officers from Neighborhood Police Department (NPD) responded to concerns voiced at a recent community meeting in the South Sound/Prospect area Re; traffic offences which included speeding, ignoring direction signs, no coupons and other minor traffic offences, within their district. The operation took place within the South Sound Road general area where […]

Warning: Outbreak of Parvovirus in Cayman Islands

An outbreak of the parvovirus has killed four dogs on Grand Cayman recently. The Human Society’s shelter has been temporarily closed because of the disease that has killed two puppies there. Animal welfare charities and veterinarians are urging all pet owners with dogs to get them vaccinated. Island Veterinary Services have reported 15 cases of […]

HMCIPS achievement ceremony

HMCIPS Fresh Start Achievement Ceremony Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service celebrated the success of the Fresh Start Vocational Training Programme on Wednesday (28 June 2017), as phase one of the pilot project is complete. During the past eight weeks, a group of inmates worked in tandem with local leaders of various construction companies to […]