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Archives for July 18, 2017

Artist arrested Tue afternoon, 18 July, on Cayman Brac

From RCIPS Today, a man, age 63 of Cayman Brac, was arrested under Schedule 1 of the Criminal Procedure Code (2017 Revision) in relation to the suspected breach of Section 157(1)(a) of the Penal Code (2017 Revision), also referred to as obscene publication.   The arrest was in relation to sculpture and artwork on his property […]

Cayman Islands Older Persons Steering Comittee, Legal Sub-Committee meet to mark milestone

Several members of the Cayman Islands Older Persons Steering Committee (CIOPP) and Legal Sub-Committee met on the commencement of the Older Persons Law, 2017 on Monday, 17 July. Both bodies collected and interpreted data vital to drafting the legislation, which will in turn shape policy and practice in this important area of social welfare. IMAGE: […]

Cayman Islands police say four serious accidents this past weekend demonstrate need for more road awareness

From RCIPS In addition to the tragic fatal accident on Roberts Drive yesterday, 17 July, near the airport, and the accident on Saturday evening on Shamrock Road near Bimini Drive (release below), both involving pedestrians, two further accidents this past weekend demonstrate the urgent need for more safety awareness by all road users. Early Saturday […]

Womack sentenced to federal prison for lying under oath [about her Cayman Islands businesses]

By James Dornbrook From Kansas City Business Journal Kansas City businesswoman Cheryl Womack was sentenced to one year and six months in federal prison without parole and ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. Womack pleaded guilty in April 2016 to impeding an IRS investigation by lying under oath about […]

Cayman Islands Council for Older Persons seek members

The Council for Older Persons established by the Older Persons’ Law, 2017 which commenced earlier this week is looking for additional members by the end of July. It is seeking to co-opt six appointees, one per district, to meet once a month along with up to seven government-appointed members. “The Law 2017 aims to ensure […]

The Editor Speaks: Interesting court case raises questions in the US in regards to investor protection in the Cayman Islands

There is a Court date this Wednesday (19) at the Grand Court which already raises questions in the US in regards to investor protection in the Cayman Islands. Short version of the story: In case G206 of 2015, Petra Berksoy & Co filed a civil defamation case against a Regalbeach Club Owner who had reported […]

Your chance to win a trip to Grand Cayman with Southwest Airlines

By Brian Cohen From The Gate As a way to promote episodes of Shark Week 2017 — which starts on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 8:00 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time — the Dare to Dive sweepstakes from both Southwest Airlines and Discovery offers you the opportunity to win a trip with three travel companions […]

A.M. BestTV: Caribbean insurance growth continues, but performance varies

July 17, 2017 03:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In this A.M.BestTV episode, Meg Mulry, senior economist, economic & industry research, A.M. Best, reviews a recent Best’s Special Report based on a survey of Caribbean insurance regulators that shows four nations dominating results, which were helped by fewer catastrophes. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=caribbean717 to view […]

Kim Covington shares her cruise catastrophe story [inc Cayman Islands HSA statement]

By Krystle Henderson, From KPNX It’s vacation season and more than 20 million of us are expected to climb aboard a cruise ship this year but it’s not always smooth sailing. Kim Covington covered countless dramatic stories in her 11 years as a 12 News anchor and reporter but she was at the center of […]

Messages of condolences re tragic death in Cayman Islands

Message of Condolence by Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA Tuesday, 18 July 2017 As Minister for Health, I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Dr. Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie following the accident at Owen Roberts International Airport yesterday. While the death of anyone […]