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Archives for May 17, 2018

Cayman Islands Minister Rivers continues EU engagement, discusses tax matters in Brussels

Minister for Financial Services, the Hon. Tara Rivers, will be in Brussels for the week of 20 May, during which she will have meetings with EU officials, and speak on two panels that include OECD and EU participants. This will be Minister Rivers’ third trip to Brussels since taking up office in June 2017. Minister Rivers […]

The Editor Speaks: Sorry, time up!

There is no bell but “time is up”. No, this isn’t the publican shouting out in his Pub that there can be no more drinks served. This is far more serious. We are dealing here with court cases that fail to get prosecuted, and if they do, are thrown out because they are out of […]

Update: Cayman Islands DOI Enforcement Division operations

• DOI Enforcement Division continues to crackdown on suspects in breach of the Immigration law • Joint operations with the RCIPS, DLP and Customs deem successful. • Operations conducted in the last two weeks resulted in seven arrests and 30 spot-checks on individuals. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration’s (DOI) Enforcement […]

Saint Lucian Chef Nina Compton wins award recognizing culinary excellence

From OECS Thursday, May 17, 2018 — 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards also called “The Oscars of Food”, bestowed on Chef Nina Compton, a national of Saint Lucia the coveted title of “Best Chef South” from a competitive field of 104 nominations all of whom represent years of devotion to culinary art. The James Beard […]

Disabilities Council brings beach accessibility to Cayman Islands’ shores

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (the “Disabilities Council”) recently co-ordinated the importation of the Mobi-Mat, a lightweight, non-slip, portable, roll-out beach access pathway, designed for persons with mobility impairments and wheelchair users in mind. The Mobi-Mat had a soft launch in April at the Guardian’s Alive event and will be permanently placed in […]

Star West Indies bowler is suspended by International Cricket Council

BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life West Indies fast bowler Ronsford Beaton was recently suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling in international cricket. The 25-year-old Guyanese was reported for a suspect bowling action following the second One-Day International against New Zealand in Christchurch last December. He has now failed a recent independent […]

Latin American, Caribbean theologians strengthen collaboration

From World Council of Churches Over 30 representatives of several theological institutions connected to the World Council of Churches programme of Ecumenical Theological Education (WCC-ETE) are gathered at the Faculty of Theology of the Methodist University of São Paulo, from 14-18 May, for the first Meeting on Ecumenical Theological Education of Latin America and the […]

Kaspersky to move to Switzerland following latest government ban

By Rachel England From engadget The Dutch government is phasing out the software as a security ‘precaution’. Things are going from bad to worse for Kaspersky Labs, the Russian anti-virus software developer. The Dutch government says it’s planning to phase out the use of the software “as a precautionary measure”, and is proactively suggesting other […]

Cayman Islands: May is National Cancer Research Month

May is National Cancer Research Month, during which the Health Services Authority (HSA) works to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality, innovative cancer research to the Cayman Islands and the world. Despite substantial progress being made, the growth of cancer continues to be a global challenge. The immense toll of the disease is felt […]

Caribbean Court of Justice orders Barbados to allow a St. Lucia academic to vote

From St Kitts & Nevis Observer In a ruling that could be far reaching in the region, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Sunday ruled that a St Lucia-born academic should be registered as an elector to cast a ballot in the May 24 general elections in Barbados. And it warned the Chief Elections […]