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Archives for September 19, 2018

OfReg fines SOL for Cayman Islands Jackson Point fire

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS; 19 September 2018 The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has fined Sol Petroleum Limited for the fuel tank fire at SOL’s Jackson Point Terminal in July 2017. OfReg will continue to work with SOL and the rest of the Oil & Gas sector to implement the recommendations arising from the […]

Cayman Islands court exonerates Kerr & Naylor

From NZX In early July a settlement was reached in the Cayman Islands proceedings (the “Petition”) involving the Torchlight Fund LP and Aurora Funds Management, Crown Asset Management Limited and the Accident Compensation Corporation (known as the Petitioners). Pyne Gould Corporation Limited’s (“PGC”) direct limited partner interests in the Torchlight Fund are currently 70.4% and […]

Cayman Islands Minister Rivers travels to Brussels to speak with EU officials

Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Tara Rivers will meet EU officials in Brussels during the week of 17 September, to continue Government’s discussions regarding the EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. ‘This visit allows important face-to-face dialogue with EU officials about their concerns, and Cayman’s efforts to date to develop proposals and appropriate legislation […]

Alexandra Cousteau announced as keynote speaker at CCMI’s Festival of Seas Awards and Gala

September 18, 2018 CCMI is proud to announce that Alexandra Cousteau will be the keynote speaker at the Festival of Seas Awards and Gala 2018, held on 3 November at Grand Old House. A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Alexandra Cousteau continues the legacy of her renowned grandfather, […]

The Editor Speaks: Can Cayman really take on Mammoth Mother?

Not surprisingly, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have agreed with their brothers, the National Crime Agency (NCA), that it was “asking for information we don’t get” from the Cayman Islands. The NCA has launched investigations into British-based lawyers and accountants suspected of facilitating money laundering. A number of its investigations have led it […]

Cayman Islands: CCMI offers internships for teenage ocean scientists

September 18, 2018 The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently secured a three-year grant to support young local students who are interested in the ocean sciences. The new Ocean Science Scholars programme, funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, includes two internship awards per year for students about to embark on […]

Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Sexiest Caribbean Man’ Paul Pryce wins two awards at Toronto Film Festival

From Broadway World Trinidadian-born, New York based actor/filmmaker Paul Pryce- who was once voted The Oprah Winfrey Show’s ‘Sexiest Caribbean Man’- has won two major awards for his original television series Serpents Mouth from the Caribbean Tales Incubator Film Lab, ‘The Big Pitch,’ at the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The Caribbean Tales […]

This Caribbean nation has seen 32 cases of child rape so far this year

From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 19, 2018:Police in a single Caribbean nation are reporting that there have been 32 cases of rape of children over the past nine months of this year alone. Wesler Appolon, a spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti, described the issue as a real plague on […]

NBC’s broadcast of the 70th awards falls short of the previous year and records its smallest audience ever.

From Hollywood Reporter The Emmy Awards delivered a big night for streaming services Monday, but not for the broadcast networks — both in terms of awards won and, for NBC, the number of people watching. Updated ratings taking the live telecast into account have the audience at 10.21 million viewers, an all-time low and down […]

Cayman Islands: Roma United Sports Club ready for 2018/19 football season

Fresh off a second-place finish in the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Premier League last season, Roma United Sports Club is looking to build on that performance while building its youth programme. The men’s team has started training for the 2018/19 campaign under the guidance of head coach Oral Wiltshire. “We’re here and we want […]