September 23, 2018

New chief executive to join Hawksford in 2014

From Maxine Rawlins, a partner at Ernst & Young, will take on the role of chief executive of Hawksford, in 2014 when the incumbent chief executive, Peter Murley, retires. A partner at Ernst & Young in Jersey, Mrs Rawlins currently leads the Channel Islands Tax Practice and is Head of EMEA Asset Management Tax. […]

Oxfam says EU tax havens hold $12 trillion in offshore wealth

By Rebecca Christie, Bloomberg Business Tax havens under European Union jurisdiction hold 9.5 trillion euros ($12 trillion) in global offshore wealth that translates into $100 billion in lost government revenue each year, according to a study released today by Oxfam International. The U.K. and its dependencies, such as the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, account for […]

National Geographic features Fred Burton and Cayman’s Blue Iguana

From NewsWatch The Return of Grand Cayman’s Blue Iguana: From Near-Extinction to Endangered Posted by Nicole Glass In 2002, between 10-25 blue iguanas remained in the wild. Today, there are 750. By incubating eggs in his home office and gathering plants to feed the baby blues, Fred Burton and his team have brought back a […]

Grand Cayman Snook

Photo By smcheech From Field & Stream I was at the Cayman Island for a business trip but was able to get out one morning to do some inshore fishing. We caught mult species ie cudas, snappers, bones, small tarpons and snooks. This 38″ snook (see attached photo) was the biggest fish landed. Caught with […]

Global banks need to be watched as integrated, single entity

By Shrikanth Rao, The Hindu Business Line Frauds are not new to the banking industry and they have been perpetrated since organised banking has been in vogue. But cases such as Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) which went down barely in two decades from its inception on account of alleged rampant frauds and […]

Gateway Systems new partnership with [Cayman’s] MCS

From Bernews, Bermuda Gateway Systems has announced a partnership with MCS, a Microsoft solution partner based in the Cayman Islands. Supported directly by Microsoft, MCS developed a regional program which enables Microsoft partners to collaborate on client projects and provide specific expertise where required through the regional Xcelerate team, a collection 140 plus Microsoft Business […]

Making peace with Vodafone

Gaurav Choudhury, Hindustan Times In Budget 2012-13, the government had introduced a retrospective provision in the finance bill that would empower the government to scrutinise corporate transactions from 1962 — 50 years ago. The government is now said to open to a reconciliation with British telecom giant Vodafone on its six-year old tax dispute. An […]