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Archives for October 24, 2017

Stay-Focused, the Beacon of Opportunity in the Cayman Islands

From Scuba Diver Life Non-profit organization Stay-Focused recently sponsored four weeks of diving for divers with disabilities in Grand Cayman Stay-Focused is a non-profit organization that focuses on giving persons with disabilities a chance to go scuba diving for the first time, or to increase their diving skill set. In the summer of 2017, Stay-Focused […]

Yorkshire Water to close Cayman Island subsidiaries

By Gill Plimmer From Financial Times UK Jersey registration of holding company under review as group concedes public concern One of Britain’s biggest water companies is reviewing its use of offshore holding companies after conceding that the industry faces a crisis of public trust. Yorkshire Water said it would review the Jersey registration of its […]

Ogier in Cayman Islands donates $30,000 to Meals on Wheels to support new kitchen and community centre in West Bay

As part of its ongoing charity work for the local community and through the generous monetary donations of their employees, Ogier has given $30,000 to Meals on Wheels in Cayman to assist the charity in its plans to open a new kitchen to provide free hot meals to seniors and the housebound in the West […]

Cayman Islands on the International Stage

By Matt Mulry (pictured), Dillon Eustace – From hedgeweek We often hear the Cayman Islands are criticised in the press or in political debate over perceived financial secrecy. A flagging election campaign in the US or Europe can easily benefit from the rejuvenating spark provided by an airing of the offshore holdings of the candidates […]

Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Senior Development Officer Alma McKenzie retires

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 24 Oct 2017 – Ms. Alma McKenzie, Senior Tourism Training and Development Officer for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, has retired after 27 years of dedicated service focusing on the development of youth and infusion of tourism education into the schools’ curriculum. In honour of her service, a luncheon was […]

The Editor Speaks: Statistics

Boring. Boring. Just the mention of the word ‘statistics’ and we reach for the coffee to wake us up. I am, therefore, very cognizant of the fact that many of our readers will skip the large number of articles about this subject in today’s iNews Cayman. Even more so when they are opening speeches of […]

Court of Appeal to consider basis and scope of discovery in Cayman Islands share valuation proceedings

From Harneys In the matter of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited, the company (represented by Harneys) has obtained leave to appeal certain orders for discovery in its proceeding under section 238 of the Companies Law (being the statutory mechanism by which a shareholder may dissent from a merger or consolidation, reject the compensation being offered for […]

Florida State Women add to C/O 2018 haul with verbal pledge from Cayman Islands swimmer

BY ANNE LEPESANT From Swim Swam The Florida State University women’s swimming and diving team has added another name to its prospective roster for the class of 2022: Lauren Hew from the Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands has verbally committed to swim for the Seminoles next fall. Hew grew up swimming for Camana Bay […]

Cayman Islands Minister Hon Roy McTaggart speaks at Caribbean Statisticians Meeting

Keynote Remarks By Honorable Roy McTaggart Minister for Finance and Economic Development At the Opening Ceremony of the 42nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians 9:00-10 AM, 23rd October 2017 Marriot Resort, Grand Cayman Dr. Harrison and staff of the CARICOM Statistics Project, Heads of Statistical Offices across the Caribbean, observers from regional […]

Ever seen a 2-headed sea turtle? This intern found two within a week [on the Cayman Islands]

BY MICHAELA BROYLES From The State An intern with the Department of Environment in the Cayman Islands stumbled upon not one, but two live two-headed baby sea turtles last week. Yes, you read that right — a two-headed sea turtle. Two of them. “͞This is a rare condition that these hatchlings have,” said Lucy Collyer, […]