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Archives for May 8, 2019

Cayman Islands Director of Tourism among recipients of CTO Allied Member Awards

Former Grenada tourism minister Brenda Hood is among six stalwarts of Caribbean tourism to be honoured by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) allied membership at the Travel Industry Awards Dinner during Caribbean Week New York (#CWNY2019) next month. Hood is the chairman of the Grenada Tourism Authority, and has served at various stages during her career on […]

The Editor speaks: Nurses

We have a lot happening at the moment – Child Month, Mother’s Day and the oft neglected International Day of Nursing. The latter is celebrated on May 12th ,which falls this year on Sunday. The Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization have sent out jointly a release we have published today titled […]

Has the Crypto Spring arrived in the Cayman Islands?

By Peter Colegate and Dean Bennett, Appleby From Legal Tech News The Cayman Islands has already established itself as a leading offshore technology hub and is well placed to take advantage of the shift to securitizing and digitalizing common assets. The recent “Crypto Winter” has seen a shift of investor focus away from crowdfunded platforms offering […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism urges public to disregard Cruise Berthing rumours – no deal with anyone

George Town, Cayman Islands (8 May, 2019) Rumours circulating on various radio talk shows that the Cayman Islands Government has prematurely entered into an agreement with a contractor to build the cruise berthing facility are completely untrue and the public is urged to pay no attention to such claims. The rumours, which amount to nothing […]

Got an industry super fund? You’ve benefited from a Cayman Islands trust

By Joanna Mather and John Kehoe From Financial Review Millions of Australians receive market-leading returns from their industry super funds thanks to foreign infrastructure assets held by a Cayman Islands trust. IFM Investors, the $126.8 billion money manager owned by 27 industry super funds, uses a company in Luxembourg and partnership in Delaware to buy ports, […]

Cayman Islands: Eastern District tourism incentives

Caymanians who want to develop tourism-based businesses in Bodden Town, East End and North Side will soon be entitled to incentives through concessions which will include the removal of government development fees, trade and business licensing fees, import duty and tourism related fees. The concessions will be available for any Caymanian entrepreneur proposing small tourism […]

Cayman Islands Child Month Church Service calls on community’s support

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – This year’s Child Month awardees, Tiann Scott and Julius Smith, were announced during the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) Child Month Church Service at First Baptist Church, George Town (Sunday, 5 May 2019). Eleven-year-old Tiann, was honoured as an outstanding scholar, artist and all-star communicator. The Lighthouse school student’s character […]

Opening of a new Loan Centre at Cayman Islands Health City

CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN LOAN CENTRE TO OPEN AT HEALTH CITY MEDICAL CENTRE The first offering of its kind to the Eastern and Northern Communities in Cayman George Town, Cayman Islands, May 5th, 2019 – CIBC FirstCaribbean has joined the “Go East” movement with the opening of a new Loan Centre at the Health City Medical Complex […]

Royal’s new baby

The first photos of Harry and Meghan’s new baby are finally here [UPDATE: Names] By Rachel Thompson From Mashable Well, the wait is finally over.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have put us out of our misery and revealed their newborn baby to the world. The baby boy was born at 5:26 a.m. on […]

Cayman Islands: 2019 Butterfield Young Musician of the Year named

Last Saturday (4) evening saw 11 student finalists from seven of Cayman’s public and private schools perform to a packed audience—inclusive of His Excellency the Governor Mr. Martyn Roper, OBE and Mrs. Elisabeth Roper—and a panel of international judges at the 12th Annual Butterfield Young Musician of the Year 2019. Finalist performed two contrasting pieces, […]