August 20, 2019

Cayman: Island Heritage announces 2019 Education Grant recipient

Cayman Islands, 14 August, 2019—Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd. (“Island Heritage” or “the Company”) today announced that it has awarded its 2019 Educational Grant to Hugh Dontaye Thomas. Hugh attended University College of the Cayman Islands and graduated with an Associates Degree in Business Administration and a GPA of 3.08. Upon completion of his Associates […]

Las Vegas welcomes top airline executives during 2019 Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit

LAS VEGAS –– More than 300 airline, airport and aviation industry executives from around the world will return to Las Vegas for the 24th Annual International Aviation Forecast Summit, Aug. 25 – 27, 2019, at Wynn Las Vegas.  Boyd Group International, a leading aviation research, forecast and consulting firm, is bringing the conference back to Las Vegas […]

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 13.2% in 2018, ending a five-year downward trend

In an international context of reduced flows and strong competition, national policies must attract FDI that contributes to creating local capacities and fostering sustainable development, ECLAC says in its annual report. (August 14, 2019) In contrast to the global trend, flows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 13.2% in 2018 […]

UK: Richard Branson ‘devastated’ as the Government hands Virgin Trains’ West Coast rail line contract to First Trenitalia after 22 years

By Jane Fenton and Rory Tingle From This Is Money UK & Mail Online UK Richard Branson’s Virgin Train group has run the West Coast rail line since 1997 Virgin Trains was barred from bidding for the new contract amid pensions row  Government has awarded new contract to the First Trenitalia rail consortium  RMT union […]

The transition to digital monetization

The transition to digital is complicated and it’s slower than expected – digital isn’t a static concept. By Giles Crosse Frome Reuters Community Google’s new subscriptions lab examines the constantly evolving platforms, tools and formats that serve audience and business customers, and how small and large publishers approach monetization challenges differently. In Part 2 of […]

Logistics start-up: Smart City Loop

Going underground on the penultimate mile Fewer trucks in city centres and transporting goods through pipes in the ground into the cities instead? A great idea for traffic-ridden cities. The Cologne-based start-up Smart City Loop is working on implementing this vision. Goods are transported through underground pipes from the periphery to the inner cities. Sound futuristic? […]

Cayman: NCVO and 3 Girls & a Kiln launch “Love Banks” project

Grand Cayman— — The NCVO and 3 Girls & a Kiln are teaming up to decorate ‘Love Banks’ to help raise the 1.6 million needed to operate by October 2019. The event will take place on 22 August from 6pm-8pm, and for a CI$65 donation, attendees will be able to glaze a ‘Love Bank’ while […]

Cayman Secrecy: 1/3 of business court cases in 2019 sealed from public view

From OffshoreAlert In what appears to be an ongoing effort to conceal allegations of insolvency against hedge funds and other firms from foreign investors and creditors, one-third of all cases filed at the financial services court in the Cayman Islands for the first seven months of 2019 are sealed from public view, OffshoreAlert can reveal. […]

Tips for a good entrepreneur pitch to investors

Trinidad and Tobago, July 31st, 2019 — An entrepreneur looking to boost or expand her business needs all the support she can get and this includes opportunities to woo investors. Regardless of what great story is told or presentation made, investors need specific items for consideration, said Gillian Charles-Gollop, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Executive Director, Corporate Investment […]

FBI raids Jeffrey Epstein’s private Caribbean island

By Haroon Siddique From The Guardian UK The FBI has raided Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean, in a further sign the death of the financier will not halt scrutiny of his alleged sex trafficking crimes. Mobile phone footage broadcast by NBC news showed agents arriving on Little Saint James, in the US Virgin Islands, on Monday morning. […]