December 10, 2018

The Editor speaks: Beauty surrounds us

The great 13th-century Persian poet,Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, more popularly known as Rumi, said“beauty surrounds us but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it”. Our garden, or gardens, are our three Islands where we live.  Last Saturday (8) I wasn’t feeling very happy – frustrated would be a better word. […]

Cayman Islands publishes Bills to further strengthen standards

In response to global developments in financial services, the Cayman Islands Government today published three bills that further strengthen our compliance with international standards. The bills are The Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2018; The Local Companies (Control) (Amendment) Bill, 2018; and The International Tax Co-Operation (Economic Substance) Bill, 2018. They were produced following the […]

Cayman Islands: Do you have teens who need “unplugging”?

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Continued recognition for Mourant Caribbean practices

Mourant practices in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands have been recognised in the latest edition of the Legal 500 2019 rankings for their “extensive multi-disciplinary and offshore legal expertise” acting on high profile and complex transactions and cases. In the Cayman Islands, the firm’s tier one dispute resolution practice has been praised […]

Concacaf Disciplinary Committee issues decision in the Barbados Football Association Player Eligibility Cases

Miami (Thursday, December 6, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced its Disciplinary Committee has decided to sanction the Barbados Football Association, by declaring as a forfeit the Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match played against Guyana, on September 6, 2018.  After due examination of the evidence, the […]

OECS / CXC-NotesMaster Montserrat Program Launched 26-27 November

Friday, December 7, 2018 — The OECS-CXC-NotesMaster MOE Montserrat program was launched 26-27 November.  The program has goals of introducing primary level teachers to new e-Learning technologies and increasing the repository of high quality learning resources available to stakeholders across the OECS, freely accessible anytime and anywhere, across all platforms.  The output from this programme will be accessible […]

ACCA signs three-year agreement with global corporate services provider Vistra

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has signed a three-year agreement with leading global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider Vistra, to help the company to recruit and develop key talent and to partner on events. Penny Borny, HR Director of Learning & Development at Vistra commented: ‘We are delighted to have the opportunity to […]

Statement by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. The Hon. Timothy Harris Thursday, December 06, 2018

My Fellow Citizens and residents, I am pleased to address you today on some important matters of state, which I am sure will affect you positively. And as we draw closer to the yuletide season celebrations during which we experience so much joy and excitement, I bring you only good news. As we approach Budget […]

The Editor speaks: Since when was “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a controversial holiday favourite ?

Since a couple of months ago! OK. Maybe two years ago…?* The song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was written in 1944 and at no time ever was any question raised that the lyrics could be interpreted as a man trying to lace another unwilling lady’s drink so he could rape her! That has all changed […]

President George H.W Bush. A personal reflection (and chili, too)

By Dody Denman Houston, Texas, United States, and the World has lost an incredible leader and caring man with the death of President George H.W. Bush. While listening to the news the day after our 41st President died, the newscaster said, “Everyone is talking of their memories and stories of President Bush.” “I’m not,” Mike […]