September 19, 2018

Archives for May 23, 2018

Cayman Islands Port Authority Director suspended

Statement from the Port Authority Cayman Islands (PACI) The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands has, with immediate effect, suspended Mr. Clement Reid, Port Director for a period of up to three months in order to facilitate an internal investigation into matters allegedly concerning Mr. Reid. In the interim, Mr. […]

Cayman First Insurance celebrates grand opening of new offices

After 34 years of operation in the Cayman Islands, Cayman First Insurance recently celebrated the Grand Opening of its new corporate headquarters. On hand to witness this milestone in the company’s history was Acting Governor The Honorable Franz Manderson, The Honorable Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell, other government leaders and a host of industry representatives and clients. […]

Ideas sought for creating successful Cayman Islands schools

The Office of Education Standards (OES) is actively seeking input from the general public on the new inspection framework, “Successful Schools and Achieving Students”, by holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the Cayman Islands Government Facebook page. “The idea is to provide educators, parents and community members with the standards, goals and […]

The Editor speaks: Ideas for successful schools

The Office of Education Standards (OES) is actively seeking input from the general public on the new inspection framework, “Successful Schools and Achieving Students”, by holding district meetings and conducting social media polls via the Cayman Islands Government Facebook page. See iNews Cayman story published today “Ideas sought for creating successful Cayman Islands schools”. “The […]

Cayman Islands: 2017 RCIPS Outstanding Service Awards

From RCIPS To be considered, nominations must be received by Friday, 8th June 2018 Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 RCIPS Outstanding Service Awards. The Annual Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Outstanding Service Awards was established to recognise police officers, support staff, special constables and members of the public for outstanding and meritorious […]

Cayman Islands Minister Rivers visits departments

The Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Tara Rivers, recently began meeting with the management and staff of the Ministry’s departments to review first year achievements and discuss strategic priorities going forward. “I first met with senior management in all Departments shortly after taking up my role as Minister for Financial Services and Home Affairs last […]

90L in Western Caribbean slightly more organized; Development possible this weekend

By Dr. Jeff Masters from Weather Underground There has been a slight increase in organization over the past day to the area of disturbed weather (90L) associated with a broad surface low centered near the northeast coast of Belize in the western Caribbean. This system was spreading showers and thunderstorms over Cuba, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, […]

Cayman Islands Ministry continues industry discussions on EU assessment

Noting that developments remain fluid, the Ministry of Financial Services gave local industry associations another update on Cayman’s commitments in relation to the EU’s assessment of jurisdictions’ tax regimes. The 26 April meeting at the Government Administration Building was attended by representatives from all of Cayman’s financial services industry associations. In her comments, Financial Services […]

Cayman Islands: Carey Olsen advises SVP on acquisition of Vita Group

A cross-jurisdictional Carey Olsen team has advised Strategic Value Partners (SVP) in its acquisition of Vita Group from TPG. The UK-based Vita Group, which had been owned by TPG since 2005, develops, manufactures and markets flexible polyurethane, Talalay latex and flooring products to customers across Europe, the US and China. It operates 37 sites in […]

NY Times: Iran restarts long-range missile facility

By Joe Crowe From Newsmax Evidence suggests that Iran is operating a secret missile research facility, The New York Times reported. The facility is operating to this day, said a team of weapons researchers who reviewed Iranian state TV and satellite imagery, the Times reported. Evidence suggests that Gen. Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, oversaw the development […]