July 22, 2017

Cayman Islands politician grabbed casino worker’s butt, Seminole cops say

BY JOSE LAMBIET From Miami Herald The Speaker of the House of the Cayman Islands was arrested by Seminole Police Monday night at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. McKeeva Bush, 62, a former prime minister of the British Overseas Territory, allegedly tried to grab the buttocks of a female casino employee, according to Seminole PD […]

Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott spends two weeks in London promoting Cayman Islands financial services industry

Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott has completed a two week visit to London to promote the Cayman Islands financial services industry and its role within the global financial economy. This visit was the first international joint venture between Cayman Finance and the new Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Tara Rivers. “Cayman Finance, in conjunction […]

BVI: Cayman Islands’ tech expert Jones notes ‘weird’ split between two departments

From BVI News A technical expert from the Cayman Islands, Barry Jones, said he found it ‘weird’ that the government ministry responsible for town and country planning is not the same one responsible for natural resources. The Town and Country Planning Department falls under the Premier’s Office, which is headed by Premier Dr D Orlando […]

The Editor Speaks: When is art pornographic?

I am pointing here at the arrest last Tuesday (18) of Cayman Brac artist Ron ‘Foots’ Kynes by the police on suspicion of “obscene publications.” The “obscene publications” were two statues Kynes had created of two nude women embracing in a sexual pose. I have to state I have not seen these works of art […]

Jamaica ranks number one for cybersecurity in Caribbean

From Jamaica Observer Jamaica’s efforts to boost cybersecurity have been given international recognition, according to the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, after the country was ranked number one in the Caribbean on the Global Cybersecurity Index. According to a report produced by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Jamaica was among 134 member states which […]

Cayman Islands: New IP regimes for the Cayman Islands

Article by Abraham Thoppil, Tahir Jawed, Mac Imrie, Jack Marriott and Michael Gagie From Maples and Calder Design Rights The Design Rights Registration Law, 2016 (the “Design Rights Law“) will come into force in the Cayman Islands on 1 August 2017. The Design Rights Law will provide for existing registered UK and EU design rights […]

FAME-Caribbean to help create business opportunities for artisans

By Sasha Harrinanan From Trinidad and Tobago NewsDay The Foundation for Fashion, Art, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship and Export (FAME-Caribbean) has been established by Trinidad-born Savile Row master tailor, Andrew Ramroop, to help create sustainable business opportunities for artistic people across the region. “Having travelled extensively to different locations throughout the world (and) currently consulting in India […]

Sandals looks to Wall Street to fund Caribbean expansion

By Ezra Fieser From Standard-Examiner (c) 2017, Bloomberg. Sandals Resorts International is looking to Wall Street to help finance as many as a dozen new Caribbean hotels as the luxury resort manager ditches its conservative strategy of building just one project per year and keeping debt right down. CEO Adam Stewart, who runs Sandals with […]

Stuff the Bus school supply drive is back to help bridge the gap for Cayman Islands students most in need

As the new school year approaches, the Department of Education estimates that the average family in Cayman will spend $350 on needed back to school supplies — an amount that many low-income families cannot afford. Caribbean Alliance Insurance’s annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive is back to help bridge the gap between what families […]

Dancehall & Reggae Star Konshens addresses standards of beauty

From South Florida Caribbean News Kingston, Jamaica – With the recent release of his single “Beautiful“, recording artist Konshens recently defied stereotypical male view points by addressing the issue of conventional standard of beauty that plague women of all ages, races and creeds. From magazines to videos, to the increasing “Social media models” that constantly […]