December 12, 2017

Specialist officers seconded to help improve Cayman Islands border, maritime security

From Cayman Islands Governor’s Office The Governor’s Office and Office of the Premier have announced that senior officers from the UK’s Border Force and Maritime and Coastguard Agency are being seconded to the Cayman Islands to oversee changes in the way in which Cayman’s borders are protected and its search and rescue services provided. Colin […]

Days after Golden Krust CEO commits suicide, workers seek class action lawsuit over wages

By Angela Helm From The Root Less than a week after Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne shot and killed himself in his Bronx factory, the Caribbean bakery and restaurant chain was hit with a wage lawsuit brought by two former employees. The New York Daily News reports that William Anderson and Sixto Ramirez filed a […]

Barbados joins Regional Initiative- Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour against Child Labour

Barbados is the ninth CARICOM country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Honourable Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development symbolically handed over the signed agreement to José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director of the Americas and Caribbean in the margins of […]

Human rights advocates under threat worldwide

From DW More and more human rights advocates are paying the ultimate price for their activism. Many are threatened and harassed. For years, the situation of human rights advocates has been growing worse. “It’s very difficult trying to hide where I’m going from my kids, and trying to make my mom feel that everything will […]

Hundreds of Russian football thugs will be free to attack England fans as match bans are set to be lifted BEFORE the World Cup

By ABE HAWKEN FOR MAILONLINE From Daily Mail UK   Some 391 Russian thugs were banned from attending matches in their country But 204 of the hooligans will see their bans expire before the tournament starts The ultras will be able to attend matches after an apparent government blunder  It comes after hundreds of England […]

6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

By AFP From This  is MONEY.co.uk Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat. Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would […]

Cayman Islands: Wounding on Eastern Avenue in George Town, 9 December

From RCIPS Mon Dec 11 2017 About 3:30AM on Saturday morning, 9 December, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched to a report of a wounding on Eastern Avenue, in the vicinity of the Godfrey Nixon junction. It was reported that the man and woman got into an argument with someone in the parking lot, […]

Man arrested at Owen Roberts Airport charged

From RCIPS Mon Dec 11 2017 Following his arrest on Tuesday, 5 December, at the Owen Roberts International Airport (see below press release), a man, aged 30 of Bodden Town, was charged on 9 December with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Supply, and Failing to Supply a Specimen of Urine. He is appearing in […]

Cayman Islands: UPDATE- Missing Person – Motesha Mothen FOUND AND MISSING AGAIN – FOUND!!!!

From RCIPS DEC 11 2017 Located: Missing Person: Motesha Mothen Motesha Mothen has returned home and is in good health. The RCIPS would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating her. From RCIPS Dec 7 2017 Police are investigating a report of a missing girl who was last seen at the John […]

Cayman Islands: The Grand Court follows the usual course in an unusual liquidation

Article by Ben Hobden and Spencer Vickers From Mondaq Conyers Dill & Pearman  In the matter of Pacific Harbor Asia Fund I, Ltd (In Official Liquidation) (the “Company”) the Grand Court appointed joint official liquidators (“JOL”) from different firms due to the differing opinions of various stakeholders as to the identity of the liquidators. The […]