November 22, 2017

Prince Charles describes hurricane devastation as ‘utterly heartbreaking’ in Caribbean visit

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By Martin Coulter From Evening Standard UK The Prince of Wales has described the devastation caused byhurricanes in the Caribbean as “utterly heartbreaking”. Speaking after meeting families made homeless by Hurricanes Irmaand Maria, Prince Charles said it was “painful beyond words to see the devastation”. The heir to the throne’s comments came during the first […]

The Editor speaks: When it’s OK to steal

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Thou shalt not steal. Right? Right! If you steal you will be punished. Right? Wrong!! Sometimes it’s OK!!! If someone breaks into my house and steals ANYTHING that rightfully belongs to me he is breaking the law and should be punished. If someone, knowingly uses that property that belongs to me, he is breaking the […]

Kate Osamor [The Voice] Exclusive: ‘UK should not abandon the Caribbean’

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by Kate Osamor UK  MP From The Voice UK The Shadow Secretary of State for International Development shares her thoughts on the hurricane aftermath for ‘Voice’ readers OVER A month has passed since the hurricanes struck the Caribbean. Dominica, where over 90% of buildings were damaged, remains devastated. The island of Barbuda, entirely evacuated after […]

Cayman Islands delivers aid, UK Minister in Anguilla

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Cayman Islands Government’s work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to help provide needed security and humanitarian assistance to sister British Overseas Territories is paying off. United Kingdom Foreign Minister Boris Johnson landed on Anguilla Tuesday afternoon as a Cayman Islands Government chartered Cayman Airways jet was leaving the […]

Parliamentary representation for British Territories

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By Anthony Webber Further to the report on this in various BOT media, including Caribbean News Now and Cayman Island News, this is an update: If the BOT’s and CD’s had UK Parliamentary representation, the Cayman Islands, with a population of approx. 61,000, would be likely to qualify for an MP in its own right, […]

Cayman Islands: OT leaders meet in London

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LONDON – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, along with Minister Roy McTaggart and Minister Tara Rivers,  on Tuesday attended a pre-Joint Ministerial Council gathering of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association with leaders or representatives from the Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, Gibraltar, BVI, Montserrat, Anguilla, Falkland Islands, St. Helena, TCI, Tristan da Cunha and Pitcairn. The […]

Cayman Islands: Premier, delegation off to JMC meeting

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin travels this weekend to London with a delegation including Minister of Financial Services and Home Affairs Hon. Tara Rivers and Minister of Public Finance and Economic Development Hon. Roy McTaggart for a special meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council. “This JMC for Exiting the European Union […]

Cayman Islands introduces new Beneficial Ownership Register regime

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By RORY JACKSON From Super Yacht News The Cayman Islands is to introduce a centralised beneficial ownership register that hopes to lessen the corporate veil, whilst maintaining the privacy of its beneficial owners. The government of the Cayman Islands has passed legislation that requires certain Cayman Islands companies (including LLCs) to be included on a […]

British-led tax reporting scheme branded hypocritical by campaign groups

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From Sputnik British Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of hypocrisy after unveiling an agreement with Germany, France, Italy and Spain that will see tax and law enforcement agencies from the five countries exchange data on company beneficial ownership registers and new registers of trusts. The proposal — by interlinking country registries — will provide, […]

UK ministers humiliated after Cayman and BVI leaders repeatedly ignore requests for meetings

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By Jon Stone From The Independent UK Exclusive: Campaigners accuse Government of ‘pussyfooting’ around the issue, and claim the ‘meek’ and ‘softly-softly’ approach is not working The governments of two notorious tax havens have repeatedly ignored UK ministers’ requests to meet about cracking down on corporate tax avoidance of the kind detailed on the so-called […]