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Archives for August 5, 2018

Cayman Islands: Hollywood Star and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador announced as keynote speaker at Energy Conference

Hollywood Star and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador announced as keynote speaker at Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference this September Former Entourage star and UN environmental activist, Adrian Grenier, has been announced as keynote speaker for the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 13-14 September. The Cayman Islands will host the […]

Cayman Islands see steady captive insurance growth in 2018

By Matt Sheehan From Reinsurance News The Cayman Islands have experienced continued steady growth in their captive insurance industry, with 17 new insurance licensees recorded over the first half of 2018. The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC) reported 5 new insurance licensees in Q1 and 12 in Q2, bringing the total number of class […]

Demand for mental health services in Cayman Islands increase

Mental health and emergency medical services providers confirmed there is an increase in the number of persons requiring mental health care in the Cayman Islands. During an information sharing session recently held at the Cayman Islands Hospital, staff of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) and Department of Counselling Services, discussed how they can […]

Cayman Islands: Blue iguanas back from brink of extinction

By Ben Ireland From Travel Weekly UK The National Trust for the Cayman Islands says the blue iguana has been saved from extinction with the release of the 1,000th endangered animal into the wild. The iguana, named Renegade, was let into Colliers Wilderness Reserve – a National Trust protected area in the East End of […]

The Editor Speaks: Why I write Editorials and Not “Fake News”

I write Editorials mostly. Only occasionally do I write articles claiming to be news. When I do sit down to write an article I point to the facts and, where I can, I give the source. I NEVER write the word ‘COULD’ in an article. I had not read the CNS article regarding the Cruise […]

CHTA, tourism cares deploy hurricane recovery resources to spur Caribbean tourism

MIAMI (August 3, 2018) – The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the nonprofit organization Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), has collected more than US$275,000 in charitable donations to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of hurricane impacted destinations to rebound as quickly as possible. In a joint statement […]

Jamaica Independence Day Aug 6, PM Message

PM, Andrew Holness: Jamaica Independence Day Diaspora Message 2018 Message from The Most Hon. Andrew Michael Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister, Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – My Jamaican family in the Diaspora, the commemoration of Jamaica’s 56th year as an independent nation presents an opportunity for us to reflect on, and celebrate the significant achievements made […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: EU and OECD have Caribbean on the ropes again

By Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 WASHINGTON, United States, Thursday August 2, 2018 – The financial services sector of Caribbean jurisdictions, and other parts of the developing world, have been under continuous assault by the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) since the mid-1990s. This assault will peak again in […]

Head of regional anti-money laundering body to deliver keynote presentation at Cayman Islands financial services seminar

The head one of the world’s most important anti-money laundering organisations will be speaking at a financial services seminar in Cayman on August 29th; FTS’ AML/CFT best practices for Cryptocurrenices and ICOs seminar. Ms. Dawne Spicer, Executive Director of the CFATF, the regional arm of the FATF and the global standard setting body on anti-money […]

Cayman Islands Cruise Berthing Facility deal signed is Fake News says Minister

STATEMENT By Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Minister for District Administration, Tourism & Transport. Regarding the Cruise Berthing Facility and Expanded Cargo Port. As Minister of Tourism, I must dismiss as ‘fake news’ claims that the country’s proposed cruise berthing facility could be underway in weeks, and can affirm that the Cayman Islands government has not made […]