June 26, 2019

Cayman Islands man arrested in machete assault

From RCIPS A 28-Year-Old West Bay man has been charged with wounding in connection with a machete assault last week.  Today, police said they responded to a hospital around 5:15 on Thursday – to investigate a report of a man seriously assaulted by another with a machete. The incident reportedly took place on Eastern Avenue near […]

Investors in Cayman Islands & Delaware funds swindled out of $2.6M, claims SEC

From OffsioreAlert New Jersey-based investment manager Don LaGuardia has been accused of misappropriating $2.6 million from investors in his group’s Frontier Funds, which were domiciled in the Cayman Islands and Delaware. SEC v. Donald LaGuardia, Jr.: Complaint Complaint alleging fraud involving funds in Delaware and the Cayman Islands, where the group’s registered agent was Ogier Fiduciary […]

WME sues Writers Guild of America as agency dispute gets uglier

By David NG From LA Times The dispute between Hollywood writers and their agents has gotten uglier with WME filing a lawsuit against the Writers Guild of America, alleging that the guild has committed antitrust violations and is abusing its power as a union. William Morris Endeavor, widely regarded as the largest talent agency in […]

Lloyds Bank freezes offshore accounts in money laundering crackdown

By Stefania Spezzati From Bloomberg Lloyds Banking Group Plc has tightened controls in Jersey to meet anti-money-laundering requirements on the island. Lloyds has frozen accounts of some offshore banking customers as part of a crackdown on money laundering, a spokesman said. The Financial Times, which reported the news earlier, said 8,000 accounts were frozen. The bank […]

Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic to remove liquor dispensers from minibars after tourist deaths

By Artemis Moshtaghian and Eric Levenson CNN From wmtv CNN — The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is removing liquor dispensers from guest room minibars at its resort in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, the general manager of the resort told CNN. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino decided last week to remove the liquor dispensers […]

Cayman Islands hosts pre-Joint Ministerial Council

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Cayman Islands will host Overseas Territories Heads of Government for a pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting this week. The meeting will be chaired by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin and is an opportunity for all Overseas Territories Heads of Government to exchange views on political and constitutional issues, especially as they […]

A Firefox update fixes yet another zero-day vulnerability

By Mariella Moon From engadget This is the second critical bug Mozilla has fixed in the span of a few days. Mozilla recently rolled out a fix for a critical bug that hackers were actively exploiting to take control of vulnerable systems. Now, it has released a patch for yet another zero-day bug. According to ZDNet, infiltrators used the two […]

Cayman Islands: 28-year-old-man of West Bay charged with wounding

From RCIPS Just before 5:15PM on Thursday 20 June, police responded to the hospital where it was reported that a man has been seriously assaulted by another man using a machete.  The incident was said to have taken place on Eastern Avenue in the vicinity of the Godfrey Nixon Way junction, George Town. It was reported that […]

Cayman Islands police continue to prosecute road offenses, 20 June

From RCIPS The RCIPS is reminding the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without due care and attention after already twenty-three motor vehicle collisions this week so far, between Sunday 16 June and Thursday 20 June.  Three people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. […]

Update on Cayman Islands’ migrant numbers and housing

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Six weeks after Government closed the Immigration Detention Centre the facility has reopened to accommodate new arrivals. Currently two men, who arrived in East End in early June from Cuba, are housed at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). Another 21 are in approved accommodations, including 14 temporarily housed at Gun Bay Civic […]