February 20, 2018

Cayman Islands: Two Honda Civics stolen over the weekend

This past weekend, police received reports of two stolen Honda Civics: Just before 4:30AM on Saturday, 17 February, police received a report that a 1998 green Honda Civic, registration #182 625 had been stolen from a residence off Marina Drive in Prospect. The vehicle was discovered missing at around 4:00AM and was last seen on […]

World Day of Social Justice: Social justice for migrant workers is in everyone’s interest

Statement | 20 February 2018 From the Secretary General of the ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder. On this World Day of Social Justice, we are focusing on the world’s 150 million migrant workers, many of whom face exploitation, discrimination and violence and lack even the most basic protections. This is particularly true for women, who make […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cayman Islands: East End Public Meeting The Ministry of Health is hosting an informal public meeting on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. regarding the proposed long-term residential mental health facility, Ministry officials, consultants and other key stakeholders will be present at the meeting, which is being held in East […]

Caputo concealed Cayman Island offshore firms from Argentine authorities

By Sandra Crucianelli, Emilia Delfino y From Buenos Aires Times When Luis Caputo became Finance secretary in 2015, he failed to declare in affidavits lodged with the Anti-Corruption Office (OA) that he had shares in two companies, and that he owned an investment fund management firm based in Miami. When Finance Minister Luis Caputo became […]

Jamaica: Etana responds to backlash over $5000 check from government to support her tour

By S. Leslie from Urban Islandz Etana gets US$5,000 from the Jamaican government for her upcoming 32-City tour of the US and reggae fans have mixed reactions. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, announced last week that reggae singer Etana is the first female artist to receive monetary support as part […]

2018 off to a record-breaking start for arrivals into the Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (13 February 2018) Following 2017’s record-breaking year for air and cruise arrivals into the Cayman Islands, arrivals for 2018 are off to a record-breaking start. A total of 39,185 stayover visitors were recorded for the month of January, an increase of 23.87 percent over 2017. This represents the best January in […]

Butterfield to acquire Deutsche Bank’s banking and custody business in the Cayman Islands and Channel Islands

HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) (NYSE: NTB) (BSX: NTB.BH) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Deutsche Bank’s banking and custody business in the Cayman Islands, Jersey and Guernsey, which provides services primarily to financial intermediaries and corporate clients. Terms of the agreement were not […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Ruth Bodden remembered Remembering our dear sister celebrating her birthday in heaven today (Sat Feb 17 ). Joan and Helen   Cayman Islands police respond to three vehicle fires, 14 February On Wednesday, 14 February, police responded to three reports of vehicle fires: Shortly after 1:20AM, officers responded to a report of a vehicle on […]

ACADEMY Wins $50,000 Prize at d10e – Grand Cayman

NEWS PROVIDED BY Academy – School of Blockchain GRAND CAYMAN, The Cayman Islands, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Academy – School of Blockchain (“Academy”) is thrilled to announce a winning finish at the fiercely competitive d10e ICO Pitch event in Grand Cayman. Two dozen of 2018’s hottest blockchain projects battled it out in an intense […]

Oxitec did not release enough mosquitoes to protect Piracicaba

By Fernando Tadeu Moraes From Folha de S.Paulo Company produces genetically modified insects to combat Aedes aegypti SAO PAULO Biotechnology company Oxitec, which markets GM mosquitoes to combat diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti , has released less than half of the number of insects considered adequate for Piracicaba (SP) to be protected after the end […]