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Archives for September 5, 2018

Cayman Islands Premier’s State of the Nation speech September 5, 2018

State Opening of the Legislative Assembly Aston Rutty Centre, Cayman Brac, September 5, 2018 Statement by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA THE STATE OF THE NATION Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to address this Honourable House on this momentous occasion as we hold this State Opening, and the first meeting of the […]

Cayman Islands Stingray swimmers had a busy Summer

The annual banquet is a time when Stingray’s family – current and alumni – come together (away from the pool deck) to socialise. Once the important work of eating is complete the swimmers, volunteers and coaches are recognised. Award categories and those recognised at the 2018 Banquet are: Stingray’s wildly popular ‘Paper Plate’ Awards are […]

Chadd Bush earns Cayman Islands EOM for being highly engaged

Chadd Oliver Bush is the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for July 2018. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson presented the Employee of the Month Certificate to Mr. Bush on Friday (31 August) for developing “exceptional leadership qualities by being highly engaged and motivated in achieving results in the lives of those he serves.” The […]

Senior associate promotions at Ogier in Cayman Islands

Ogier has promoted funds and corporate specialists Sophia Leavett and Praajakta Pargaonkar to senior associate in its Cayman team. Sophia specialises in funds and corporate transactions, providing advice to some of the firm’s largest investment manager clients. She is part of Ogier’s international tax cooperation and regulatory team, providing guidance on the impact of FATCA […]

The Editor Speaks: Organ donations

No. I am not asking for monetary donations for an electronic organ or even one of the giant pipe organs found in some churches. I am talking about organs of human tissue. It is only recently (last month) that the Human Tissue Transplant Law has been signed into law. This is despite nearly ten years […]

Cayman Islands OfReg releases water sector regulations for consultation

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS; 5 September 2018 OfReg, the multi-sector regular of the Cayman Islands, has put forward for public consultation, draft regulations for the water sector. The draft regulations support the Water Sector Regulation Law and seek to regulate operators and service providers in a manner that both protects the health, safety and economic […]

Cayman Islands unemployment rate at 3.4 percent

Estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) Spring 2018 show the unemployment rate (the proportion of unemployed persons to total labour force) at 3.4%, the lowest for the Cayman Islands since Spring 2007 when it hit 3.0%. It is also significantly lower compared to the 4.1% unemployment rate in Spring 2017. The fall in unemployment […]

ILO @ 100: A year of celebration

03 September 2018 GENEVA (ILO NEWS) – As one of the oldest specialized UN agencies, the International Labour Organization is preparing for a year of celebrations to mark its 100th anniversary. Throughout the Centenary year, multiple commemorative events will take place around the globe to highlight the achievements of the organization and the role it […]

Cayman Islands Minister tables Labour Force Survey Report

MINISTER FOR FINANCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT’S SPEAKING NOTES FOR THE LAYING ON THE TABLE OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY –  THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY REPORT SPRING 2018 On behalf of the Government, I Beg to Lay on the Table of this Honourable House, the Labour Force Survey Report Spring 2018. Mister Speaker, I am pleased to […]

International Literacy Day is this Saturday, September 8th

2018 International Literacy Day Message From: Marilyn Conolly, Executive Director, LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone), Cayman Islands’ Literacy Charity As a community, we see the impact of illiteracy every day affecting children in our school system, or with adults seeking employment. Illiteracy is a hidden shame that many children and adults carry privately, unable to […]