October 23, 2017

Archives for October 10, 2017

Speakers announced for 2017 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference

The 2017 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference has announced the speakers who will participate in this year’s conference, under the theme: “Food for Thought: Exploring the relationship between nutrition and health”. The conference will be held at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman, from October 19th – 21st, 2017. In addition to Thursday’s opening night speaker, Dr. […]

Cayman Islands police make 34 arrests over busy weekend, 6-8 October

From RCIPS The past weekend, 6-8 October, police made thirty-four arrests, which included nineteen arrests for outstanding warrants, five arrests for DUIs and traffic offences, seven arrests for assaults and threatening offences, two arrests for drug-related offences, and one arrest for theft. The most serious arrests included an arrest for assault causing grievous bodily harm […]

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. announces discharge of Joint Provisional Liquidators

The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has issued an order discharging the joint provisional liquidators of UDW, DFH, DOV and DRH OCTOBER 9, 2017 04:05 PM EDT GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS — (Marketwired) — 10/09/17 — Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (“Ocean Rig” or “UDW” or the “Company”), an international contractor of offshore […]

Carey Olsen advises Cara Gold on its admission to AIM

Carey Olsen has advised Cora Gold, a gold mining company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, on its recent listing on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM, a market for smaller, growing companies. Cora Gold, which focuses on exploration and production of gold mine projects, particularly in Africa, raised £3.45 million ($4.5 million) to fund exploration […]

The Editor Speaks: Upbeat response to Kittiwake after storm snaps its anchors but DOE not so happy

Although Hurricane Nate was 300 miles away from Grand Cayman when it thankfully passed us by, it still managed to snap the anchors of our shipwreck dive site, the USS Kittiwake. The ship tilted over on to its side and its port side rail was in the sand. Jason Washington, of Ambassador Divers, who surveyed […]

Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

From CARICOM The detrimental effect of climate change on the Region was brought in to sharp focus as a special Meeting of Agriculture Ministers got underway at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on Friday. At the opening of the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic development (COTED), Chairman, […]

Take a stand against bullying and win big at Cayman Islands Stood Up Fair 2017

The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre (FRC), in partnership with Dart, Hurley’s Media, Rotary Sunrise and local author Paul Schreiner, invites students to take a stand against bullying at the STOOD UP Fair 2017. The event will take place at the ARC, Camana Bay on Saturday, 21 October 2017 from 9.30 a.m. to […]

Brisk pace continues for Cayman Islands Insurance Industry

Following an excellent year for new insurer licenses issued in 2016 (39 in total), the Cayman Islands Insurance Industry has set a brisk pace to new formations so far in 2017 with 23 new licenses issued. The 3rd quarter saw 7 new Class B formations which include 2 third-party Insurers. For the whole of 2017 […]

Hotel bookings to the Caribbean down by -68% for October compared to last year

From Hotels Combined Following the succession of hurricanes that battered the Caribbean we (HotelsCombined) conducted a brief analysis to look at hotel bookings and prices, breaking them down into different time periods to see how the region is faring. See below: We also looked at hotel bookings and price in the Caribbean for a four […]

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review computer hacking cases

By Andrew Chung From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sidestepped a growing controversy over who can give permission to access a computer, a debate that goes to the core of what constitutes hacking in this era of widespread use of the internet and social media. The justices turned away two […]