May 23, 2019

Cayman Islands Court provides valuable guidance on dealing with frozen assets under Libyan sanctions

By Mirza Manraj and Nick Hoffman From Harneys In Palladyne International Asset Management B.V. v Upper Brook (A) Ltd and Others[1], the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands issued important judicial guidance regarding the extent to which the dealing restriction under the Libyan sanctions regime was applicable in the Cayman Islands. In particular, the court was […]

Caribbean305 returns to Miami this Summer

A celebration of the culinary, spirits and cultural wonders of the Caribbean coming to Mana Wynwood, June 22 MIAMI (May 16, 2019) – South Florida’s premier Caribbean culinary and cultural celebration, Caribbean305, returns to Miami on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Mana Wynwood, a new location for the annual event. Featuring flavors from more than a dozen […]

Jamaica: Pioneering trade facilitation improvements in the Caribbean

From The World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS With support from the World Bank Group, Jamaica is improving trade facilitation with a new trade information portal aimed at generating more trade and investment. The Jamaica trade information portal makes it easier and less costly for the private sector to move goods across borders. Jamaica is moving towards […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: CARICOM must unify to resist imposition of OAS boss

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer Readers of this commentary, particularly those in small countries, might wonder why they should be concerned about who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of any multilateral or international organisation. It could be claimed that the disposition of the person holding such an office is far removed from the […]

Jamaica to host hemispheric disaster risk reduction meeting

From Jamaica Observer GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The head of the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, says the hemispheric conference on disaster risk reduction to be held in Jamaica next year presents an excellent opportunity for Caribbean voices to be heard on the issue. Jamaica will host the Seventh Regional Platform […]

Sargassum killing Mexico and Caribbean beaches and tourism industry

From Merco Press Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum – a seaweed-like algae – piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown, and experts are warning that it may be the new normal. Mexico’s Riviera Maya Caribbean […]

Why Royal Caribbean is investing millions in private island experiences

From The Points Guy Royal Caribbean has long been known for innovation. It was the first line to blow out the top decks of its vessels with attractions like rock climbing walls, surfing simulators and zip lines. It pioneered the idea of soaring interior promenades full of shops, restaurants and lounges. It built the first […]

Cayman Drama Society: Director’s Course now on sale along with Murder Mystery, Summer Camps!

DIRECTOR’S COURSE: This July! Have you ever wanted to Direct your own theatre show? Or have you done it before but would like to refine your skills? Do you find it difficult to manage actors, or plan your course of action? Have you had an off-putting attempt at Directing in the past? This course will […]

Invitation: Economic Substance update – BVI and Cayman Islands

From VISTRA Event details: 31 May 2019 The recent economic substance laws in major offshore jurisdictions have left many in our industry questioning how these new substance requirements may affect them. It is clear that there may be significant operational and structural impacts to businesses with entities in these jurisdictions. The BVI and Cayman Islands […]

The Future of Cybersecurity Budgeting

DATA SECURITY BY SARAH HOSPELHORN Major data breaches from the past few years are reminders that cybersecurity can’t remain an afterthought when it comes to budgeting priorities. The threat landscape is expanding and the likelihood of a cyber attack is high. Luckily, more companies are taking their strategy seriously since investments incybersecurity budgets increased by 141 […]