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Archives for August 7, 2017

David Jessop: Tourist visitor arrival numbers are not the whole story

By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner When it comes to valuing tourism’s economic contribution, most Caribbean Governments share publicly only arrivals numbers and the country of origin of their visitors. Then, usually at budget time, they produce generalised figures that indicate overall spend and contribution to GDP. Few provide the detailed analysis that would determine […]

This is why companies levered to the global green economy will win

By Scutify From Minyanville This article is published in collaboration with Scutify, where you can find real-time markets and stock commentary from Robert Marcin, Cody Willard and others. Download the Scutify iOS App, the Scutify Android App or visit Scutify.com. While the Dow Jones, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 trade at all-time highs, a new opportunity […]

Cayman Islands Government honours our first responders

Government leaders continue to support, honour and celebrate the emergency services personnel that responded to the fuel tank fire incident on Sunday, 23 July 2017. Appreciation ceremonies were held at the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) headquarters on Friday, 28 July 2017 and at the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) on Wednesday, 2 August […]

Cayman, Bermuda shine at Island Games

From Caribbean Today GOTLAND, Sweden – The Cayman Islands claimed seven gold medals and finished 10th – four places above regional rivals Bermuda – in the 17th biennial Island Games here recently. Hyman Kemar smlThe Island Games act as an Olympics for smaller islands. Cayman picked up a total of 25 medals – seven gold, […]

The Editor Speaks: Why do I enjoy GOT when it shows everything I loathe?

I loathe foul language, I hate violence (except boxing) and I am very uncomfortable at watching explicit sex. HBO’s Game of Thrones (GOT) incorporates all three. Yet I watch and enjoy the programme even if I cringe at the three elements that make up probably 40% (and perhaps I am underestimating this) of the television […]

June 2017 Cayman Islands’ funerals

Daniel Stevenson (Mike) Simmons   18 Aug 1935 – 12 Jun 2017   Dixie Thomas Rupert Joseph Hubbell          1 Dec 1972 – 12 Jun 2017   Garden of Eden Leila Mae (Ebanks) Bush                            – 25 Jun 2017 Lorise Enola Bush                         – 25 Jun 2017   South Sound Malvina Seymour                                                       – 26 Jun 2017   New Bodden Town Yris M Glasgow                                                         […]

Cayman Islands: Cessation of regulated mutual funds in 2017

By Caroline Heal and Prasana From Walkers With Q4 fast approaching, if managers and operators are considering winding up a Cayman Islands regulated mutual fund (a “Fund”), it would be prudent to start the process as soon as possible with a view to completing it by year-end and minimising and/or precluding 2018 annual fees. Funds […]

Satellite tagging study shows mako sharks threatened by over fishing

The following is press release from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), a collaboration between renowned marine artist, scientist, explorer and Cayman resident, Dr. Guy Harvey and Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center in Dania Beach, Florida. The mission of the GHRI is to provide the scientific information necessary to understand, conserve, and effectively […]

UK: Thames Water turns its back on Cayman Islands after paying no corporation tax for a decade

By Rachel Millard For The Daily Mail From This Is Money UK Controversial Thames Water could soon sever its links with the Cayman Islands as it seeks to repair its reputation. Bosses think the firm, which has paid no corporation tax for a decade, might soon be able to relocate its two subsidiaries incorporated in […]

The Cayman Islands cements its status as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean

From Hospitality & catering News The Cayman Islands is widely known for a range of qualities from its financial expertise to beautiful white beaches and turquoise waters, but few are aware or appreciate its culinary diversity and strength, with the islands playing host to Michelin-starred chefs as part of an ongoing programme. First to visit […]