September 25, 2017

All Party Parliamentary Group for Cayman Islands reconstituted

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The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Cayman Islands was reconstituted in Westminster, London, on Tuesday night (12 September 2017), for the first time since the U.K. general election in June. The group, which promotes Cayman Islands interests in the U.K. and internationally, now has more than 30 MPs and Peers. This is a significant […]

Brexit: Theresa May’s landmark EU Withdrawal Bill passes first parliamentary hurdle

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From Independent.ie Britain’s parliament backed a second reading of legislation to sever ties with the European Union early on Tuesday, a reprieve for British Prime Minister Theresa May who now faces demands by lawmakers for concessions before it becomes law. After more than 13 hours of speeches for and against the legislation, which May says […]

BT to remove half of the UK’s remaining telephone boxes

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By Matt Brian From engadget The company spends £6 million a year on phone box upkeep, which includes removing human waste. With the majority of Britons now carrying a smartphone in their pocket, demand for static, boring telephone boxes has dwindled. A small number of them have been repurposed, turned into tiny offices, WiFi hotspots […]

Britain says EU is getting ‘quite cross’ over Brexit divorce bill

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Reuters  From Daily Star LONDON: Britain said Tuesday that the European Union’s chief negotiator was getting quite cross over the Brexit divorce bill that he thinks Britain should pay but that an agreement would be eventually made. Brexit Secretary David Davis said he wanted to have an interim arrangement with the EU after the March […]

Caribbean Export brings regional designers to CARIFESTA XIII

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, August 10, 2017. At this year’s CARIFESTA XIII hosted in Barbados, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will be facilitating the participation of designers and artisans from across CARIFORUM within their Design Caribbean and Caribbean Essence export promotion platforms The assistance, in the tune of €50,000 is funded by the European Union […]

Best practices mission and exchange between Haiti and DR Customs and the Customs’ Administration of Morocco

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic August 3rd, 2017. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) joined forces with the customs administrations of Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Morocco with a view to promoting south-south cooperation in trade facilitation. The mission included, among others, with the participation of Mr. Hugo Rivera, Deputy Minister, Economic Affairs and International […]

Cayman Islands Data Protection Law and Working Group announced

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Data Protection Law commencement date set, and Working Group appointed to develop subsequent regulations Upon the recommendation of the Hon. Attorney General the Cabinet has approved the reconstitution of the Data Protection Working Group tasked with developing draft Regulations by March 2018, as well as a proposed timeline of January 2019 for the Law to […]

United Kingdom discovers 2,529 products hit by grocery shrink ray, calls it ‘Shrinkflation’

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By Laura Northrup From Consumerist The grocery shrink ray is a phenomenon that you may have noticed, where companies make their packaged products slightly smaller, charge the same price, and hope that no one notices. It’s not a new phenomenon, but the Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom recently tallied up shrunken products […]

BVI: Cayman Islands’ tech expert Jones notes ‘weird’ split between two departments

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From BVI News A technical expert from the Cayman Islands, Barry Jones, said he found it ‘weird’ that the government ministry responsible for town and country planning is not the same one responsible for natural resources. The Town and Country Planning Department falls under the Premier’s Office, which is headed by Premier Dr D Orlando […]

Cayman Islands: JMC meetings focus on Brexit

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LONDON – Talks continued at Lancaster House in London as part of the special Joint Ministerial Council for Exiting the European Union.  Also participating were Minister Roy McTaggart and Minister Tara Rivers.  Governor Helen Kilpatrick attended as an observer, as did incoming Governor Mr. Anwar Choudhury.   On Wednesday afternoon Lord Ahmed, Overseas Territories Minister, […]