April 19, 2019

Archives for January 31, 2019

Cayman Islands showcased as a premier financial services jurisdiction to New York audience

The strength of the Cayman Islands financial services industry and its benefits to global partners, particularly those in the United States, was on show as Cayman Finance hosted a pair of events in New York on 22 January. More than 170 attendees gathered at the Harvard Club of New York City for the 6th Annual Cayman […]

Walkers bolsters Global Regulatory & Risk Practice Group with new hire

Grand Cayman, January 2019 Walkers is pleased to announce that Sara Hall has joined as senior counsel in the Global Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group. Sara will be based in London, as a part of a continued expansion strategy for the firm. Walkers’ Global Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group is now fourteen lawyers […]

Death Announcement

It is with much sadness we have to report the death of Catherine (Cathy) Wilson who died in England yesterday (30) after a long illness. Cathy was unable to walk during the majority of their life together after a hysterectomy operation. Cathy’s husband of over thirty years was Christopher Wilson, son of Colin Wilson, iNews […]

Unnamed investor snaps up 20 per cent stake in Evening Standard through Cayman Island company

By James Walker From Press Gazette An unnamed investor bought a 20 per cent stake in the Evening Standard’s parent company in December through a Cayman Islands firm, but owner Evgeny Lebedev has refused to shed further light on their identity. The free daily newspaper’s parent company, Lebedev Holdings, received a £14m investment from the unknown financier, according […]

The Editor speaks: Stray dogs

At last something is being done to round up the stray dogs that walk around our neighborhood both day and night. Most of these strays are vicious, and have plagued communities here all over Grand Cayman, from East End to West Bay, but in particular the Seven Mile Beach area, and between Snug Harbour and […]

Cayman Alternative Investment Summit announces Natalie Portman as keynote speaker for CAIS19

The Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) today announced Natalie Portman, a world-renowned actress, director and social activist, will be the keynote speaker of its sixth annual conference scheduled for February 6-8, 2019. The conference will convene more than 80 notable speakers and more than 500 executives from the global alternative investment industry at the Kimpton Seafire Resort […]

Divided they stand: Caribbean nations take sides on Venezuela

By George Popplewell From Global Voices The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations’ position on the situation in Venezuela became clearer over the past weekend—and it’s anything but unified. Allegiances didn’t necessarily align, however, with those expressed in the Organization of American States (OAS) resolution on January 10 that sought to declare the second term of Nicolás Maduro’s presidency illegitimate. […]

Polar vortex claims eight lives as US cold snap continues

From BBC At least eight people have died in the US Midwest as the region shivers in the grip of its worst cold snap in decades. An Iowa student found dead outside a college building is among victims of the deadly freeze. Hospitals have been treating patients reporting frostbite as life across a swathe of […]

Caribbean Geographical Command troops train in the ACFT

PUERTO RICO 1st Mission Support Command   From dvids FORT BUCHANAN, PR- Approximately 60 Soldiers from the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, the largest federal U.S. Army command in the region, trained in the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), Jan 30, at the Army Reserve installation’s athletic track, with the assistance of […]

Friendly cats

15 of the Friendliest Cat Breeds By Mary Daly From Care2 Cats often are labeled as aloof and uncaring, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Still, some breeds tend to have a more friendly disposition than others. Based onVetStreet’s ratings for affection level and social needs — as well as friendliness with strangers, children and dogs — […]