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Archives for May 15, 2018

Cayman Islands: Traffic enforcement leads to 11 DUI arrests and numerous tickets, including 66 for speeding

Traffic enforcement operations this past week have resulted in a number of tickets issued for various offenses, in addition to several DUI arrests. From Monday, 7 May to Sunday, 13 May, officers have issued 66 speeding tickets, along with 36 tickets for illegal tint and another 36 for use of a mobile phone while operating […]

Kelsey Grammer to speak at Cayman Islands annual charity Olympian gala

The 2018 Flowers Sea Swim’s annual charity dinner will be hosted this year by the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre at the Grand Cayman Marriott Resort on Thursday June 14th. The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre has just confirmed Golden Globe and Emmy award winning actor and producer, Mr Kelsey Grammer. “We are excited to officially announce […]

New York Bankruptcy Court permits discovery requests In Chapter 15 Case despite potentially conflicting Cayman Islands law

From JD SUPRA On April 17, 2018, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”) issued a decision requiring CohnReznick LLP (“CohnReznick”) to produce documents requested by the foreign representatives (the “Foreign Representatives”) in the chapter 15 case of Platinum Partners Venture Arbitrage Fund (International) Limited (in Official Liquidation) (the “International […]

The Editor Speaks: Don’t blame me. It was you who gave me the job

Reading the ramblings from Clement Reid, Director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands to the government auditors re his major breaches of recruitment laws and procedures, unauthorised spending and other personnel and general management infractions, I realised his only qualification for being given the job is that he is Caymanian. He blamed everybody […]

WESO 2018: 24 million jobs to open up in the green economy

GENEVA (ILO News) – Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, a new ILO report says. According to World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs, action to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will result in […]

Ogier one of only 31 firms included in IFLR’s global “Firms To Watch”

Ogier is one of only 31 law firms worldwide to be named in IFLR 1000’s Firms to Watch – an exclusive list of the top financial law firms making headlines for breaking into new markets, expansion, increased market share and innovation. Ogier appears alongside major international players such as Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright […]

Facilitating access to health services for persons with disabilities in Saint-Lucia

OECS Media Release Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — The OECS and the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), with support from the UNDP, recently concluded a training session on the production of basic prosthetic limbs. The training provided capacity building for income generation among the participants, while also enhancing quality of life […]

Conclusions of the Eleventh Living Standards Measurement Committee

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — On 17 and 18 April 2018, the Eleventh Living Standard Measurement Committee (LSMC) meeting was convened at the Radisson Hotel in St. George’s, Grenada. As the steering  body for  the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-funded Enhanced County Poverty Assessment (CPA) Project, this group meets bi-annually to discuss issues, take decisions and […]

China, Trinidad and Tobago pledge pragmatic cooperation

From XINHUA NET BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, and they agreed to expand cooperation in infrastructure construction, finance and other areas. Li said Trinidad and Tobago was among the first Caribbean countries to establish diplomatic ties with China. […]

Latin America and the Caribbean should tap into big data to reduce the cost of measuring poverty

By Luis Tejerina and Juan Miguel Villa From IDB According to the US government, the 2020 census could cost as much as $15.6 billion, or $49 per inhabitant. While in developing countries, according to a study of 77 countries carried out by Development Initiatives, the average cost of conducting a household survey ranges from $1 […]