January 24, 2018

Paradise Papers firm worked for bank linked to terrorist financing and organised crime

By David Pegg Appleby client FBME is banned from US financial system The firm at the heart of the Paradise Papers leak provided offshore services to a bank accused of facilitating terrorist financing, transnational organised crime and the Syrian government’s chemical weapons programme. Appleby represented the Cayman Islands holding company of FBME Bank for at […]

Charity donates computers to Cayman Brac elderly

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) donates two desktop computers to the Older Persons’ Programme in Cayman Brac in support of learning and development. The donation was made possible through the guidance of the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) who have been assisting the elderly with basic computer classes held on the […]

Quality Q4 results for Cayman’s International insurance industry

George Town, Grand Cayman, 23 January 2018 The results for the final quarter of 2017 have been announced by The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and Cayman is once again a leading domicile for international insurance. This year’s Q4 results have reported 33 new formations for 2017 under a total of 26 managers. Total premiums […]

New ECLAC study explores film and music sectors of Jamaica

Experts across the region agree that there is significant potential for strengthening the economic contribution of the music and film industries in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. However, this can only be fully realized by learning from industry success factors and, more importantly, by addressing existing constraints. These findings emerged from a newly published study […]

CIFA hosts Under 15 Girls’ Football Festival

In keeping with its ongoing commitment to developing youth football for girls, the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) hosted a Football Festival for young ladies aged 15 and under on Saturday, January 20 at the CIFA Centre of Excellence in Prospect. Approximately 35 girls from Grand Cayman’s major football clubs, including Elite SC, Sunset FC, […]

Remember the world’s poorest and most marginalized, IFAD President urges leaders gathering at WEF

Rome, 23 January 2018 – As an unprecedented number of government and business leaders gather at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos today to improve international collaboration in a ‘fragmented world’, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) issued an urgent call to remember the world’s poorest and most marginalized people. […]

New Zealand’s prime minister is pregnant, and that’s a big deal for working mothers

BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is having a baby. Ardern made the announcement via Twitter on Friday morning, writing that she and her partner Clarke Gayford will “join the many parents who wear two hats.” “I’ll be PM & a mum while Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ […]

‘Paddington 2’ is the best-reviewed film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes

By Jess Joho From Mashable In officially the best story of 2018, Paddington 2 — a movie about a polite CGI bear who wears a raincoat — has critics eating out of the palm of his furry hand. Maintaining its 100 percent score with 165 reviews, it has officially surpassedLady Bird, which held the same […]

Kogos: Exploring our ‘linguistic hybridity’

By Bonnie Kogo From The Studbury Star Key West, Fla. — I eagerly attend the 36th Annual Key West Literary Seminar focusing on Writers of the Caribbean. This year, director Arlo Haskell and his directors were first to take a geographic focus at a time when the hurricanes of 2017 have underscored how much Key […]

World employment and social outlook: Trends 2018

ILO: unemployment and decent work deficits to remain high in 2018 The ILO’s flagship report shows that while the global unemployment rate is stabilizing, unemployment and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many parts of the world. 22 January, 2018 GENEVA/DAVOS (ILO News) – As the global economy recovers but with […]