June 25, 2018

UK Military planners in Cayman Islands to discuss OT disaster Relief

From The Cayman Islands Governor’s Office The Governor’s Office has confirmed that two senior officers from the UK’s Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) staff have been in the Cayman Islands to discuss disaster relief plans this week. Lieutenant Colonel Rich Maltby from the Royal Marines and Squadron Leader John Kirkman from the Royal Air Force arrived […]

Judge suggests amnesty for overstayers in Cayman Islanders

From RJR Newsonline A judge in Cayman has suggested an overstayer amnesty in that country after hearing a case involving a Jamaican on Tuesday. The balance between proper punishment and costs to the state was debated in Summary Court when the Jamaican pleaded guilty to overstaying for six years. After passing a sentence of eight […]

Be more than just about the numbers, says PwC Jamaica’s Territory Leader, Leighton McKnight to professional accountants at ICAC conference

Nassau, Bahamas – PwC Jamaica’s Territory Leader, Leighton McKnight is challenging regional professional accountants to look beyond the numbers and get more involved in nation building through more focus on corporate social responsibility. McKnight was speaking at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean’s (ICAC) 36th Caribbean Conference of Accountants held in the Bahamas […]

Cayman Islands OfReg tackling fuel prices

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS: 21 JUNE 2018 To advance efforts in keeping with its regulatory oversight and mandate to monitor and ensure prices at the pump are fair and competitive, OfReg, the multi-sector regulator of the Cayman Islands, is seeking assistance for the development of a regulatory framework in the local motor fuels market. OfReg […]

When we look at millennials in the work place, we have to also embrace transformation in the way we work, says PwC Partner Myra Lundy-Mortimer

Nassau, Bahamas – When we talk about millennials in the workplace and the lack of understanding of their career goals and personal wants, specifically in the accounting profession, there are a number of factors we have to look at. Speaking at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean’s (ICAC) 36th Caribbean Conference of Accountants […]

Steve Brady on leaving Moorlands [moving to First Baptist Church in the Cayman Islands]

:I didn’t want to be the Arsene Wenger of Bible Principals By Cara Bentley From Premier UK Dr Steve Brady told Premier it was time to pass the baton on to someone else. He reflected on leading the Bible college in the West Country for almost 20 years: “It’s just been a wonderful long-term joy […]

EU – African, Caribbean and Pacific countries future partnership: Council adopts negotiating mandate

On 22 June 2018, the Council adopted the negotiating mandate for the future agreement between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Formal negotiations will start by the end of August 2018, as provided by the current agreement, the Cotonou Agreement. The EU will work towards a substantially revised agreement with a […]

Communiqué of the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority

Friday, June 22, 2018 — The Sixty-Fifth Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Harbor Club, Saint Lucia, during the period June 18-19 2018, under the Chairmanship of Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Meeting was preceded by an Opening Ceremony where remarks were made […]

Jamaica: Multi-stakeholder acceptance of Fiscal Council will be kKey – Finance Minister

By Douglas McIntosh From JIS Story Highlights Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says multi-stakeholder acceptance and ownership of Jamaica’s proposed independent Fiscal Council will be key to its success. He pointed out that this has been manifested by the Government’s engagement of wide-ranging stakeholder groups who have been “active” […]

OPEC OKs modest oil-output hike as Saudis, Iran compromise

From Newsmax OPEC is said to have deal in principle with Iran for output hike OPEC agreed on Friday on a modest increase in oil production from next month after its leader Saudi Arabia persuaded arch-rival Iran to cooperate, following calls from major consumers to curb rising fuel costs. But the agreement failed to announce […]