December 18, 2017

Archives for December 5, 2017

Latest Cayman Islands PR Application Numbers & Totals Total approved now 385

The backlog is currently 618. The Caymanian Status & Permanent Residency (CSPR) Board will hold its last meeting for the holiday season on Thursday, 14 December 2017 and will resume its normal meeting schedule on Thursday, 11 January 2018. The DOI administrators tasked with reviewing permanent residency applications will continue to work throughout the holiday […]

Cayman Islands DOI Enforcement Division update

As part of the Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration’s statistical reporting, the Department of Immigration (DOI) has released a report from its Enforcement Division. Since the beginning of the second quarter of 2017 (1 July – 24 November) a total of 289 cases have been investigated by the DOI’s Enforcement Division and more than […]

Cayman Islands Student Reception in London

Over 40 Caymanian Students enjoyed an evening with The Premier, Hon Alden McLaughlin, on Saturday 2 December in London. This annual event is hosted by The Premier and held at the Cayman Islands Government Offices in Mayfair. The tradition of Cayman students getting together in London before the Christmas holidays has been honoured by the […]

The Editor Speaks: The Cayman Marathon

The 2017 Caribbean Marathon was as usual a magnificent success. Over 100 participants, and crowds of people, young and old, watched the competitors running, panting, sweating and walking the roads of Grand Cayman. It was well organised with volunteer marshals and police making sure the runners were protected. The many manned water stations along the […]

Cayman Islands delegation attended WISTA AGM & Conference 2017 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

4th December, 2017 George Town, Grand Cayman Dorisley Jackson, current Cayman Islands WISTA President, and Robynette Hera, Board Director, attended WISTA International’s AGM and Conference in Rotterdam 3rd – 6th October, 2017. This year’s theme was “Future‐proofing Maritime Solutions”. Approximately 280 women from WISTA chapters from around the world were in attendance. WISTA was formed […]

Cayman Islands Civil Service marks Disability Day, Disability Week

Civil Servants, six per cent of whom self-identify as persons with a disability in a recent survey, marked International Day for Persons with Disabilities with a photo opportunity outside the Government Administration Building on Monday, 4 December. The observance whose 2017 theme was “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”, was also attended by […]

EU recognises Cayman Islands as a Cooperative Jurisdiction

The Cayman Islands is not on the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The list is the outcome of the EU’s screening process to identify countries that it considers to be non-cooperative in working with EU Member States to combat tax fraud, evasion and avoidance, which erodes the tax bases of EU Member […]

Steve Speirs of USA wins Cayman Islands Marathon 2017

Virginia Beach’s Steve Speirs wins 15th Cayman Islands Marathon on Sunday 3rd December, crossing the finish line in 2:59:54.5, This was his third victory. Maryland’s Yvonne Carter was the first women to cross the finish line in the full marathon at 3:28:31.7 Ireland’s Mark Hoey won the half marathon at 1:17:27.0 Colorado’s Maggie Callahan was […]

C&W Networks wins ‘Best Network and Service Innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America’

MIAMI, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In another round of recognition for best infrastructure and customer service excellence, C&W Networks once again emerged with top billing, this time winning the award for Best Network and Service Innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) Region. The latest recognition came at the annual MEF Excellence […]

Barbados one of four Caribbean countries named in new tax havens EU list

CMC From Nation News BRUSSELS – Four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were named Tuesday in a new list of global tax havens released by the European Union EU finance ministers said that the countries –Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago –were among 17 countries on the blacklist of tax havens, after ten months […]