April 27, 2018

Cayman Islands’ labour force rose anew in the second half of 2017

The Cayman Islands total labour force reached 42,941 persons as at end December 2017, growing by 1.8 percent or 745 persons compared to the same period in 2016. The labour force comprised of 20,774 Caymanians (48.4% of the total), 4,348 Permanent Residents With Rights to Work (10.1%) and 17,819 Non-Caymanians (41.5%). The growth in the […]

Cayman Islands ORIA new departures hall opening

ORIA Redevelopment Update New Departures Hall Opening Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (26 April 2018) As part of the continuing construction and redevelopment works currently being carried out at the Owen Roberts International Airport, please be advised that a portion of the new departures hall is scheduled to open, to the travelling public, on Tuesday, 1 […]

Report: Jamaica a major transit point for illicit drugs

BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Four Caribbean countries (CARICOM) have been named by the United States as major illicit drug-production countries. The Bahamas, Belize, Haiti and Jamaica were named as major drug-transit countries in the U.S. 2018 Narcotics Control Strategy Report. According the report, a major illicit drug-producing country is one in which 1,000 […]

Cayman Islands: Create memories with mom this Mother’s Day at Camana Bay

From conversations over brunch to snapping keepsake photos and choosing the perfect gift – find thoughtful ways to celebrate the special woman in your life at Camana Bay in the lead-up to May 13 – Mother’s Day. The fun begins this Saturday, April 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Island Jewellers where you can […]

Passionate pleas for Barbados elections

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life With Barbados continuing to wander as a nation without a parliament, the leader of the main political party outside of government, Mia Mottley, has written a public letter to prime Minister Freundel Stuart appealing for elections to restore the island to normalcy. Mottley sent the letter Sunday evening, almost […]

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin America and the Caribbean

UN-trained law enforcement units have intercepted huge shipments of illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine at Brazil’s Port Santos, the largest such seizure in the port’s history The joint customs and police Port Control Units, work at some of the world’s busiest ports and are trained to combat smuggling […]

Canada: Loblaws squares off with CRA in $400M tax fight

The Canadian Press From CBC Tax agency claims Barbadian subsidiary was little more than a fund to hold cash Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in Tax Court on Monday over allegations that the retailer’s Barbadian banking subsidiary had been misused for tax avoidance — a long-running dispute that could cost […]

Global Counsel Awards 2018: Shortlist announced

Global Counsel Awards in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel Lexology are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 12th annual Global Counsel Awards, held in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel. With the help of the ACC, we have conducted in-depth analysis of in-house lawyers and legal departments worldwide. More than 4,500 […]

Regional conference in Curacao focuses on breaking barriers for Caribbean management consultants

By Youri Kemp from Caribbean News Now associate editor WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) held its tenth anniversary annual conference last week April 18-20 in Curacao, hosted by the CICMC-Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) Interim Chapter. This year’s conference theme, “Breaking Barriers: Managing your Practice, Improving your Product, Partnering […]

Barbados participates in Beijing Caribbean Film Festival

(BGIS) Barbados is participating in the first-ever Beijing Caribbean Film Festival at the prestigious Beijing Normal University in the People’s Republic of China The film festival began on Tuesday, April 24, and is slated to conclude today, April 26. Films from The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will also be showcased, as the Caribbean […]