April 25, 2018

New Garbage Collection petition from Cayman Islands Sav/New MLA Office

Cayman Islands Garbage Collection Sav/New MLA Office started this petition to Cayman Islands Government The health and safety of all residents of the Cayman Islands depends on an effective and reliable domestic garbage collection service. The concerns of residents are compounded by the fact that the management and operations at the landfill also seem to […]

CAL, Cayman Carnival Batabano, and Pirates Week touted in Tampa

From Cayman Airways Two of Cayman’s iconic national events, Cayman Carnival Batabano and Pirates Week, were recently touted in Tampa, Florida, during a special “Cayman Connect Week” with Tampa’s travel trade and dive community. The initiative was organised by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) in partnership with Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) and the […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below May is Child Month and will be celebrated in Cayman Islands The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is celebrating Child Month in May with more than 30 interactive and family friendly events across the Cayman Islands. The month’s motto is Rise Up and […]

‘Operation Cayman’ launched to keep a lid on drugs violence [and it’s not in the Cayman Islands]

[‘Operation Cayman’ is in Norwich, England.] By Dominic Gilbert From Eastern Daily Press UK Seven months of intelligence work culminated in more than 33 arrests in 17 raids this week under Operation Cayman.. While there has been a focus on disrupting the drug supply since December 2016 under Operation Gravity, with more than 500 arrests […]

Cayman Islands insists money laundering reporting cannot be delegated to third party

From STEP Cayman Islands investment funds must, from 1 June, appoint natural persons as their anti-money laundering (AML) reporting officers, rather than delegating their AML functions to corporate bodies. New AML regulations came into force on 2 October 2017, making both regulated and unregulated investment entities, as well as insurance entities and finance vehicles, subject […]

Q1 off to great start: Cayman International Insurance

George Town, Grand Cayman: 19 April 2018 Following a whirlwind of a year for Cayman’s captive insurance industry in 2017 with 33 new formations which brought total assets to US$61 billion, the Cayman Islands insurance industry has seen a promising start to 2018 with the license count standing at 665 after the first quarter. This […]

Cayman Islands Crime and Traffic Statistics Report 2017

Crime and Traffic Statistics Report 2017 – Explanatory Notes and Commentary There were 31,685 calls for service in 2017, 34,520 in 2016 and 33,474 in 2015. The graph compares the last three years by quarter. In 2017, calls for service decreased by 2,835 when compared to 2016. This is an 8% decrease. 1. Introduction The […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below   Cayman Islands: Suspected Arson in Bodden Town Friday, 20 April From RCIPS On Friday, 20 April, just after 11AM, police and fire officers responded to a report of a fire on Nettie Levy Close in Bodden Town that had caused significant damage to a […]

Traffic enforcement continues as Cayman Islands police make 32 DUI arrests since 1 April

From RCIPS RCIPS traffic enforcement operations have continued during April, focusing on offenses such as DUI, speeding, and excessive tint. Thirty-two DUI arrests have been made since 1 April, most of which occurred during the weekends, with 10 arrests having been made on the weekend of 6 – 8 April and 8 made this past […]

How the Cayman Islands’ refusal to recognise same-sex marriages could break up families

By Chris Godfrey From The Independent UK Despite being a British overseas territory, the Cayman Islands does not recognise same-sex marriages, which have been legal in the UK since four years ago. Considering themselves islanders, one couple want to get married there, but fear for their lack of rights The British government’s various laws enshrining […]