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Archives for April 10, 2018

Cayman Islands police operations in response to community concerns around drug use, 8 April

From RCIPS This weekend, RCIPS officers from the Joint Marine Unit, Community Policing Department, and Uniform Operations in the Eastern Districts, conducted operations in Rum Point as part of ongoing enforcement efforts in response to community concerns about persistent drug use in the area. In one incident on Sunday, 8 April, officers made arrests after […]

Cayman Islands: “Missing” MSC crew member: A victim of exploitation?

By Jim Walker From Cruise News A MSC crew member who stayed in Grand Cayman last month, when her cruise ship left port, was sentenced to three months in prison for illegally remaining on the island. As we previously reported, 34 year old Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez, employed as a bartender on the MSC Opera, was […]

Cayman Islands Chief Justice appointed Justice of Appeal of Bermuda Court

The Governor’s office is pleased to announce that, with his approval, the Chief Justice, Hon. Anthony Smellie QC has been offered and accepted appointment as a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Bermuda. The Chief Justice will serve for the first time on the Bermuda Court in June 2018, when he will […]

How a change in strategy is putting Cayman on the map for Japanese institutional investors

From OGIER As offshore funds counsel in the Cayman Islands, it may come as no surprise that, for me, 2017 has seen a distinct rise in requests to establish bespoke private equity and real estate funds for US managers and sponsors who have been successful in attracting investments from large Japanese institutional investors. An announcement […]

The Editor Speaks: When ‘Freedom of Expression’ is a crime

“My art is an expression of my religious convictions and I do not understand why I’m being prosecuted for it.” The above was said by Cayman Brac resident artist Ronald Gregory Kynes (64) in Cayman’s Summary Court last Friday (6) at a case management hearing before his trial for possession of an obscene publication. The […]

CWG: India outclass Cayman Islands in mixed doubles squash

Squash India IANS From Business-Standard India’s mixed double pair comprising Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Sandhu defeated Caroline Laing and Jacob Kelly of Cayman Islands 2-0 in a Pool E match of the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Tuesday. The Indian duo outclassed their opponents 11-3, 11-6 and wrapped up the issue in 15 minutes […]

Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Residences now open for sales

From ETB Travel News Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Residences now open for sales All-new resort to offer beachfront living in residences from the $500,000’s to $5 million Pageant Beach Hotel Ltd. has officially begun sales for the luxury oceanfront Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Residences on Grand Cayman’s famed Seven-Mile Beach. Managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the […]

UK: Anglian’s transparency drive [removal of Cayman Islands subsidiary]

By Katey Pigden A raft of commitments by Anglian Water will see it “speed up” the removal of its Cayman Islands subsidiary, cut dividends, increase investment and review its corporate structure, says Katey Pigden. Anglian Water is the latest company to take up the transparency gauntlet thrown down by Ofwat and the government, and its […]

Record arrivals for Carnival in Jamaica

From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island’s carnival celebrations. This represents an increase of 14.1 per cent over the same period last year. “Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the calendar […]

Cayman Governor tours ORIA/JMU

Cayman Islands Governor tours ORIA, Joint Marine Unit · Governor Choudhury tours Owen Roberts International Airport and Joint Marine Unit. · He discusses security, logistics for airport users and business opportunities. · Governor also interacts with some visitors. Grand Cayman (GIS) – His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Anwar Choudhury toured Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) […]