December 16, 2017

First tax havens blacklist published by EU

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By Jamie Robertson From BBC The European Union has published its first blacklist of tax havens, naming 17 territories including Saint Lucia, Barbados and South Korea. A “watchlist” of 47 countries promising to change their tax rules to meet EU standards has also been issued. The “grey list” includes several with UK links, including Hong […]

Gadget of the week

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Facebook rolls out new AI software designed to identify and assist suicidal users By Yoni Heisler From BGR In a testament to how entrenched Facebook has become in our day-to-day lives, it’s not uncommon for users who commit suicide to leave telling videos or posts on their wall during the preceding few days. In an […]

Statement from the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association regarding Cayman’s position on illegal data hacks

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27 November 2017 Statement from the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association regarding Cayman’s position on illegal data hacks The Cayman Islands has modern, internationally accepted legislation providing for computer misuse offences and data protection. Such legislation is modelled on UK and/or EU legislation to protect against such illegal acts, and to […]

2 charged with trafficking after 26 Nigerian women found dead

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From Freedom United Two men have been charged in Italy with human trafficking over 150 people after 26 Nigerian women were found dead while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Suspicions have been raised that they were being trafficked for sexual exploitation and that they may have been murdered. The Guardian reports: The bodies of the […]

Google sinks after EU fine for directing search results to its own shopping service wallops profits

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By Rachel Millard For The Daily Mail This Is Money UK Tech giant Google’s shares slumped below the $1,000 mark in after-hours trading as its parent company took a major hit on profits due to a record £2.1billion EU fine. Shares sank almost 3 per cent toaround $970 after the market closed when Google’s parent […]

Cayman Islands: New IP regimes for the Cayman Islands

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Article by Abraham Thoppil, Tahir Jawed, Mac Imrie, Jack Marriott and Michael Gagie From Maples and Calder Design Rights The Design Rights Registration Law, 2016 (the “Design Rights Law“) will come into force in the Cayman Islands on 1 August 2017. The Design Rights Law will provide for existing registered UK and EU design rights […]

Cayman Islands Financial Services Minister holds meetings in London

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During her first visit to London as Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Tara Rivers discussed three key subjects — Brexit, beneficial ownership, and the EU screening process regarding non-cooperative jurisdictions — with UK officials and industry leaders. The core of the visit, which was held the week of 10 July, was the pre-Joint Ministerial […]

The Editor Speaks: When will they ever learn?

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Where have all the politicians gone, long time passing? Where have all the politicians gone, not too long ago? Where have all the politicians gone? Made mistakes and had to form coalitions When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? Apologies to Pete Seeger So the British Prime Minister Theresa May follows British […]

Several Caribbean projects being considered for EU funding

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From Jamaica Observer GOSIER, Guadeloupe (CMC) — Several projects from the Caribbean are being discussed at the Interreg Caraïbes programme Selection Committee, which ends on Wednesday.The Interreg Caraïbes programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and supports the sustainable economic development of the Caribbean region. According to a statement, projects from Anguilla, […]

UK General Election 2017: MPs back plans for 8 June poll

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From BBC A UK general election will be held on 8 June after MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap poll. The House of Commons backed the PM by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed, as Labour and the Lib Dems supported the move. The PM […]