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Archives for August 20, 2018

Cayman Islands’ new National Dress Code Policy for 2018 School Year

In consultation with the Education Council, the Ministry of Education revised the National Dress Code Policy for all Government Schools. This policy takes effect the first day of September 2018. Students must also dress in accordance with their specific school’s uniform policy.  Take Pride in Your Stride is the campaign that will be utilised to […]

Cayman Islands police officers seize 26 game birds during search of Windsor Park address

From RCIPS This past Wednesday, 15 August, George Town Community Officers and officers from the DoA Animal and Welfare Unit, acting on complaints received from the community, obtained and executed a search warrant under the Animal Law at an address in Windsor Park.  During the search, twenty-six Game Birds (22 roosters and four hens) were […]

Cayman Islands fulfill dream of first Olympic House

By Daniel Etchells From Inside the  Games The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) has opened its first Olympic House in the Cayman Business Park in George Town. Panam Sports contributed a total of $400,000 (£314,000/€349,000) – comprised of $200,000 (£157,000/€175,000) from the Olympamerica Program and $200,000 (£157,000/€175,000) from the Infrastructure Program – to help “make […]

The Editor Speaks: Corruption

Is corruption everywhere? Even here in the Cayman Islands? If you are tuned in to the daily radio talk shows and listen to the promotional ads for these programmes you would answer ‘Yes’ there is corruption here. However, where is the proof? Years ago, proving corruption was difficult. In a lot of countries, where the […]

Dishonesty is a serious allegation and must not be pleaded lightly: rolled-up plea is insufficient

By Nick Hoffman, Anya Park, Vicky Lord Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP From ILO The Grand Court has set out the requirements for pleading a cause of action of dishonest assistance and reaffirmed the established principles of the defence of estoppel. The decision in William Ritter and Geneva Insurance SPC Limited (In Voluntary Liquidation) v […]

Tourism Enhancement Funds can benefit all, says Caribbean hotel executive

ROSEAU, Dominica (August 20, 2018) – The establishment of a private sector-driven Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has the potential to be a “game changer” as Dominica rebuilds its vital tourism industry. Addressing last week’s open session of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association’s (DHTA) Annual General Meeting, Immediate Past President of the St. Lucia Hotel […]

Trinidad & Tobago: Key actions for regional child protection focal points

Port of Spain: The Office of the Prime Minister in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) hosted a three-day Regional Work-Planning Meeting for Child Protection Focal Points from the 14th – 16th August, 2018. This regional meeting engaged eleven (11) Caribbean Child Protection Focal Points from Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Turks & Caicos, […]

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority signs MOU with Insurance Commissioner Group

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA” or “the Authority”) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on 4 August 2018. The signing took place during a meeting of the International Insurance Relations (G) Committee at the 2018 NAIC Summer National meeting held in Boston. The MOU is designed […]

Canadian based company ‘OCEAN’ trains and employs Jamaicans

From South Florida Caribbean News OCEAN Boosts Employment & Trains Jamaicans for Harbour Tug Services Kingston, Jamaica – Having recently, signed a 10-year contract with Jamaica’s Port Authority for the provision of harbor towage services, Ocean invested approx. $US 60,000 on a training programme for Jamaicans who will be hired to operate the vessels. The […]

The Cayman Islands: Public-Private Partnerships under Construction

Panadès-Estruch, Laura. European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review; Berlin Vol. 12, Iss. 2,  (2017): 211-212. DOI:10.21552/epppl/2017/2/15 By Laura Panadès-Estruch* The Cayman Islands is an offshore jurisdiction located in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba, west of Jamaica. Its small size of 102 square miles hosts the worldwide fifth largest financial centre. As a British Overseas Territory, Cayman […]