December 11, 2017

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 […]

We’re not associated with Florida gun seizure, Caribbean Airlines says

From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is today denying any association with the massive gun seizure at the Miami International Airport on November 13. A statement from the airline insisted that no contraband items were carried or pre-arranged to be carried on any of its flights. “Caribbean Airlines reiterates that […]

Cuban president arrives in Antigua and Barbuda for CARICOM-Cuba summit

From Caribbean News Now ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cuban President Raul Castro arrived on Thursday morning in Antigua and Barbuda on an official visit to attend the sixth Cuba-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit. The Cuban leader was received at the V.C. Bird International Airport by the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne. Friday’s CARICOM-Cuba […]

Caribbean Buffet & Final Faze as Norman Island’s Pirates Bight reopens

From Virgin Islands News Online Popular restaurant & bar officially reopens on Sunday December 10, 2017 NORMAN ISLAND, VI – While Peter Island Resort and Spa was closing its doors and sending home staff, next door Norman Island was re-opening its doors to guests some three months after Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands. The […]

TRT Exclusive: Queer and Caribbean: LGBTQ+ Culture & The Island Identity

By: Mike Givens/TRT Assistant Editor From The Rainbow Times In part one of a two-part series, The Rainbow Times examines the LGBTQ culture through the lens of Caribbean lifestyle. Not too long ago, Erick Diaz and a few of his friends visited a Latin nightclub in Providence, Rhode Island. While socializing together, Diaz overheard a comment […]

Will sharing economy save civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean?

By GERARDO TORRES From democracia Abierta Sharing economy has the potential to recreate “communities” in Latin America, a region where most of the population distrusts its neighbors, its government, its community organization and its church. Español This article is part of our series on the 2017 International Civil Society Week, where CIVICUS and the Pacific Islands […]

Drug dealers convicted for trafficking teen girl

From Freedom United Two drug dealers have been charged with trafficking a teenage girl in the UK, making it the first time the UK’s Modern Slavery Act has been used to prosecute drug dealers. The two men, Mahad Yusuf, 20, and Fesal Mahamud, 19, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the human trafficking charges and conspiracy to […]

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Cayman Islands Proud of Them Awards Ceremony

Bodden Town was amply represented with half of the 12 Proud of Them honourees hailing from that district at Wednesday’s (29 November 2017) awards ceremony. The evening’s recipients were Sarah Clair Jackson, 17, GT, – academics; Brianna Bodden,16, BT – Academics; Anja van Genderen, BT – academics; Kareem Foster, 17, BT, – Sports; Joshewa Frederick-Charlery, […]

Senior appointments boost Ogier’s finance and funds teams in Cayman

Two specialists in Banking and Finance and Investment Funds have joined Ogier in Cayman, as part of a period of significant growth for the team. Debt capital markets and structured finance expert Kristi Green, and hedge funds specialist Emma Sutherland, have both been appointed as Counsel. Kristi Green brings extensive in-house and private practice experience […]