April 27, 2017

Cayman Islands: Water related death near Sand Point RD., North Side

Around 10:45 am today, 911 received a report that a snorkeler had become unconscious while swimming in the vicinity of Sand Point Road, North Side. The alarm was raised and several persons assisted in pulling the individual from the water, where they commenced to perform CPR until the arrival of the ambulance. The victim who […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s Tribute to Ms Nell

It is with much sadness that we mark the passing of Ms Nell Connor, affectionately known as the Queen of Breakers. Ms Nell left this earthly realm on 25 April, just six months shy of her birthday. She was 96. Throughout the years she was postmistress, a producer of Caymanian crafts and ensured that those […]

Harneys Cayman takes part in Earth Day clean-up

From Harneys Harneys staff and family in the Cayman Islands formed one of the teams that participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce Earth Day clean-up on Saturday 22 April 2017 tackling garbage on the roadsides around North Sound Estates. Olivia Shanks, organiser of Harneys clean-up volunteers, commented: “We were delighted to take part in […]

Cayman [Islands] Registry listed as a top performing flag in USCG annual PSC Report

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently released its 2016 Annual Report on Port State Control in the United States.  Cayman Registry is listed as a top performing flag in USCG annual PSC Report. Cayman Registry is listed as one of the top performing flag states with a 0% detention ratio on the USCG 3 […]

Ogier Cayman Islands acts for BTG Pactual in the restructuring of major Brazilian drugstore chain

Ogier has acted for BTG Pactual Participations Ltd. and certain of its affiliates in respect of its recent restructuring of its interests in major Brazilian drugstore chain, Brasil Pharma S.A. The transaction involved a combination of an equity restructuring and the issue of new debt by Brasil Pharma. Ogier’s Cayman corporate and finance team worked […]

Government cuts $700,000 subvention to St Lucia National Trust

From Caribbean News Service CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 26 2017 – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says cash flow problem being experienced by his government is the main cause for the removal of the EC$700,000 subvention to the St. Lucia National Trust (SNT) for the 2017/2018 financial year. The removal has prompted the Trust to call […]

NCDS in the Caribbean

From Healthy Caribbean Coalition NCDs Fast Food NCDs cause the majority of premature adult deaths and pose a serious threat to health and development in the region. NCD mortality in the Caribbean is the highest in the Americas. On average, people in CARICOM countries have lower life expectancy at birth than those in Central or […]

Stranded Cubans start to leave Guyana

From Caribbean News Service GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 26 2017 – Hundreds of Cuban nationals stranded here over the past few days were leaving Guyana on Tuesday after the authorities granted the Honduras-based Easy Sky Airline temporary permission to fly into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (JGIA). The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Monday night had […]

Wyndham celebrates 200 hotels in Latin America and the Caribbean

Hospitality powerhouse doubles its footprint less than five years after welcoming its 100th in the region; Introduces approachable luxury to South America with the continent’s first Wyndham Grand hotels PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Hotel giant WyndhamHotel Group’s rapidly mounting global presence hit a major milestone today, catapulting its presence in Latin America and the Caribbean to 200 […]

Caribbean Immigration Services Director not surprised at US Remittance Tax

From Jamaica Gleaner Managing Director of the New York-based Caribbean Immigration Services, Irwine Clare, says he’s not surprised by the decision of the United States to propose legislation to tax remittances sent to countries like Jamaica. The tax would be used to fund the wall President Donald Trump campaigned on and insists will be built […]