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Archives for August 24, 2017

Statement to the Legislative Assembly Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Report Cayman Islands Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Tara Rivers

Thursday, 24 August 2017 | Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly Mister Speaker: On Monday, 22 August, a high-profile global report was issued that rated the Cayman Islands’ compliance with the international standard for tax information exchange by request. As my learned colleagues in this Honourable House know, the matter of tax information exchange is incredibly important […]

‘Stuff the Bus’ gathers thousands for Cayman Islands’ students

As another school year starts in Cayman, Caribbean Alliance Insurance with the support of Hurley’s Media and Cost U Less, are proud to announce that the 2017 Stuff the Bus Donation Drive was hugely successful. This year’s donations will equip hundreds of students with the tools needed to succeed in the classroom. The three week […]

The Editor Speaks: No new fees, no taxes & no new borrowing

And it’s not Christmas. The Government outlined its Strategic Policy Statement (SPS) in the Legislative Assembly yesterday (Wed) – this being the first SPS to be prepared following the 2015 and 2017 legislative amendments to the Public Management and Finance Law which shifted the Government’s financial year from 1 July – 30 June period to […]

CTO calls for U.S. and Caribbean alliance

From Travel Agent Central The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has called for a formal partnership between the region’s tourism sector and those responsible for implementing the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act, also known as H.R. 2939. The Act, which was passed in the United States Congress last December and signed into law by then President […]

Advanced life support system at Health City saves visitor’s life

By Health City Cayman Islands (PRESS RELEASE) – A family vacation in a tropical paradise turned into a life or death situation for Surjeet Kaur when an unexpected viral infection became a critical health emergency. Advanced life support technology at Health City Cayman Islands, a tertiary care hospital located in East End, Grand Cayman, saved […]

Canadians save up to 40% off in the Cayman Islands with ‘Fall Only In Cayman’

PR Newswire TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2017 /CNW/ – This fall, the Cayman Islands is offering Canadians a sequel to summer with their annual FALL ONLY IN CAYMAN promotion. Trade out those sweaters for swimsuits with incredible savings of up to 40 per cent offaccommodations, watersports, dining and more when you book a vacation by October 31, 2017 […]

Understanding Caribbean mammal extinctions of the past spurs renewed focus on conservation

From PHYS.ORG Understanding Caribbean mammal extinctions of the past spurs renewed focus on conservation Johns Hopkins paleontologist Siobhán Cooke and her colleague Alexis Mychajliw collect more fossils for dating in a Caribbean cave. Credit: Lauren Gibson A Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of […]

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS officers to receive training in the UK

Over the next three months, 12 staff members with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) will travel to the United Kingdom (UK) for training geared towards upskilling correctional staff in Overseas Territories. On Saturday (19 August 2017), two officers travelled to the UK to participate in the Middle Management Intensive Development Programme with the […]

Cartoon of the Week

By Tony Zuvela, Cartoonist “It’s my own little World which I can escape to everyday and create a fun, weird, berserk Cartoon to whatever subject I like. I enjoy doing all the work myself, and all the aspects of Cartooning, and seeing my work out there and the reactions it gets.” http://www.berserkalert.com.au/shop.htm Buy this Cartoon’s […]

Christopher Columbus statue in New York City could be considered for removal

From NBC News As the violence in Charlottesville has reignited a national debate over monuments dedicated to Confederate-era and other controversial figures, New York City is conducting its own review over “symbols of hate” and possibly taking aim at Christopher Columbus. New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a 90-day review by […]