September 16, 2019

Archives for July 29, 2019

Cayman: Preferred bidder selected for Cruise Berthing Facility

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (29 July, 2019) The Cayman Islands Government (CIG) has formally approved the selection of Verdant Isle Port Partners (VIPP) as the preferred bidder for the proposed cruise berthing facility and enhancement to the cargo facilities (CBF). VIPP is a consortium of 4 companies comprising of McAlpine Ltd, Orion Marine Construction Inc. […]

Cayman: Deputy Premier’s remarks on CBF Preferred Bidder

From: Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Deputy Premier & Minister for Tourism Remarks executed at CBF Press Conference The Premier has provided a great deal of information about the preferred bidder – Verdant Isle Port Partners – and also about the procurement process that has been followed. Those are two very significant points and I think it […]

The Publisher speaks: Buy Caymanian

From Joan Wilson This is something I always tried to do and not order on line from Amazon or get on a plane and go to Miami. Now, as I am much older I have to buy here. When I was flipping through the pages of my Book “Buried Treasure” I found a poem I […]

Cayman: Maples Group maintains leading position in Chambers High Net Worth

The Maples Group is pleased to announce that it has once again been recognised in the latest edition of the Chambers High Net Worth Guide. Renowned as a ‘leading firm’, the Maples Group’s law firm was the only law firm within this year’s guide to achieve a Band One ranking at both a firm and […]

Cayman Islands couple found dead in a remote California area

From St. Kitts & Nevis Observer Two Cayman Islands residents were found dead this week in southern California. Authorities have yet to release the cause of death of Keith Henderman, 74, and wife Yvonne Blanco, 69. The Lone Pine Coroner, located in Inyo County, believes the two had been deceased for 24 hours when police located […]

Cayman: Man who attempted to rob Captain’s Bakery gets 7 years in prison

From Jamaica Gleaner GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC –  A man who reportedly attempted to rob the Captain’s Bakery and Grill last year, was sentenced to seven years in prison when he appeared in court last week. It’s reported that on July 10, 2018, Tyrec Christopher Johnson , 18,  was armed with a 9mm pistol, when he entered the […]

Cayman: Premier announces details of selection of Preferred Bidder

Cruise and Cargo Port Project Announcement of Preferred Bidder News Conference By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 29 July, 2019 Good afternoon and thank you for joining us here today for what is a highly significant milestone for the future of the Cayman Islands. As I promised in the House on Friday when […]

Cayman: US Government coordinates IP training through CIIPO

The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) worked with United States Government enforcement agencies to stage regional intellectual property (IP) training in the Cayman Islands. CIIPO, which falls under the remit of the Ministry of Financial Services, coordinated the enforcement training through the Homeland Security Investigations division. The sessions, which took place 23-26 July on […]

Mauritius caught in offshore scandal

From International Investment A new investigation shows how multinational corporations are using Mauritius  to avoid paying taxes in the poor African nations they do business. The report from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is based on a USB stick obtained by journalists which contained 200,000 confidential records of a Bermuda based offshore law firm Conyers Dill & […]

Chris’ Corner: Banks “draconian new procedures”

By Chris Johnson With the advent of all the anti money laundering laws enacted over the years, banks have introduced draconian new procedures which are so contrary to public interest that customers are reeling. As a professional having dealt with local banks for over fifty years I am appalled at their lack of concern for […]