December 10, 2018

Cayman Islands: Man charged with 6 offenses, including Resisting Arrest and Assaulting an Officer,

From RCIPS 10 December 2018 A man, age 28 of George Town, has been formally charged with Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Intentional Harassment, Alarm or Distress, and two counts of Common Assault. The first three charges stem from an incident on 5 December where police responded to a report of a […]

Cayman Islands publishes Bills to further strengthen standards

In response to global developments in financial services, the Cayman Islands Government today published three bills that further strengthen our compliance with international standards. The bills are The Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2018; The Local Companies (Control) (Amendment) Bill, 2018; and The International Tax Co-Operation (Economic Substance) Bill, 2018. They were produced following the […]

Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture seeking public assistance in re-homing rescued dogs

The Department of Agriculture (DOA) is expressing its gratitude for the public’s positive response to its appeal for homes for 16 Shih Tzu breed dogs between one and three years old after they were rescued from a home in George Town recently.  The removal of the animals from the home occurred as part of a […]

Concacaf Disciplinary Committee issues decision in the Barbados Football Association Player Eligibility Cases

Miami (Thursday, December 6, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced its Disciplinary Committee has decided to sanction the Barbados Football Association, by declaring as a forfeit the Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match played against Guyana, on September 6, 2018.  After due examination of the evidence, the […]

‘Wicked and un-Jamaican’

From Jamaica Observer National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang yesterday condemned the murders of returning residents Karen Cleary-Brown and Barbara Findley and said that the Government and his ministry remain steadfast in their mandate to serve and protect all citizens. Chang, in the statement sent to the media, called the murders “wicked and un-Jamaican”. He […]

Repatriation of offshore trillions fails to materialize

From Santa Cruz Sentinel By Laura Davidson | Bloomberg News  Companies have brought back $500B, a fraction of what was promised The amount of offshore cash U.S. corporations have returned home this year is just a fraction of what President Donald Trump had promised. A Morgan Stanley report released Thursday estimates companies brought back from […]

The Editor speaks: Since when was “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a controversial holiday favourite ?

Since a couple of months ago! OK. Maybe two years ago…?* The song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was written in 1944 and at no time ever was any question raised that the lyrics could be interpreted as a man trying to lace another unwilling lady’s drink so he could rape her! That has all changed […]

UK: Shropshire mother jailed after taking sons to Antigua

By Rob Smith from Shropshire Star A mother has been jailed for a year after illegally taking her two children from Shropshire to Antigua for six months. The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, admitted abducting the seven and five-year-old boys and flying to the Caribbean. She flew against the order of a […]

At least 4 dead, more than 40 injured in Dominican Republic factory blast

From efe-epaSanto Domingo At least four people died on Wednesday and more than 40 were injured, including a number of children, when a powerful explosion occurred at a plastics factory in the Dominican capital, authorities said. The blast occurred around midday at the Polyplas factory in the Villas Agricolas district of Santo Domingo and, according […]

Jamaica: Prime Minister to review AG’s report on Petrojam

by Donique Weston From Proud Jamaica A watershed moment for transparency and accountability in the country – this from Prime Minister Andrew Holness who is to review the Auditor General’s report on the operations of the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, The report, titled ‘A review of aspects of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and a […]