February 22, 2019

OTs Attorneys General annual conference opening ceremony – H.E. Governor of the Cayman Islands

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OPENING REMARKS BY GOVERNOR ROPER (INLCUDING ON BEHALF OF THE UK AG) Thank you Cabinet Secretary and Attorney General for your welcoming words. I am delighted to see so many of you here today at what is an important date in the Overseas Territory’s calendar. As you are aware we were hoping to have the […]

David Jessop | Private sector needs unified, external voice

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner Caribbean private sector organisations are important. They like the media, academia and non-governmental organisations are central to the retention of plurality in the region. Until quite recently, such business associations in addition to their national, regional and sectoral role, regularly lobbied legislators and officials in Europe and North America […]

Cayman representative in London to head new ministry

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Deputy Governor Franz Manderson recently appointed Eric Bush to lead the soon to be operational Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs. While Mr Bush’s appointment took effect on Monday, 4 February, 2019, he will continue to perform his duties as the Cayman Islands’ Representative in the UK and Europe, returning home in late July. […]

Donald Tusk: Special place in hell for Brexiteers without a plan

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From BBC European Council President Donald Tusk has spoken of a “special place in hell” for “those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it out safely”. He was speaking after talks with Irish premier Leo Varadkar in Brussels. Brexit-backing MPs reacted with anger to the comments, accusing […]

EU parliament recognises Venezuela’s Guaido as interim president

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From Al Jazeera EU politicians voted 429 in favour to 104 against recognising the opposition leader as the interim leader. The European Parliament has recognised Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of state, heightening international pressure on the OPEC member’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro. EU politicians voted 429 in favour to 104 against, […]

Cayman [Islands] Crosstalk coming to Bermuda

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By Christopher Famous From Royal Gazette “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools” — the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr On February 10, please join us on Hott 107.5FM with host Kim Swan and myself for our first cross-Caribbean conversation of the year. We will be joined in discussion […]

NY Breakfast Briefing a success for Cayman Islands

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NEW YORK, New York – The Cayman Islands delegation was well received at the 6th Annual Cayman Finance New York Breakfast Briefing held Tuesday morning at the Harvard Club of New York City. During welcome remarks, Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper noted the professionalism of Cayman’s Financial Service sector and confirmed that the sector has […]

CARIFORUM fight against crime moves forward: Draft Model School Drug policy to be developed

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From CARICOM Today The development and implementation of a drug policy for schools moves forward, as Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Coordinators and other stakeholders from across the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) meet 21-23 January, 2019, in Saint Lucia. The expected outcome of the three-day meeting is a draft Model […]

Anthony Travers: Letter to the Washington Times – Cayman initiative is warfare

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By Anthony Travers From The Washington Times Recently, Pascal Saint-Amans, a representative of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD), was in Cayman to explain the OECD position with respect to the proposed European Union and OECD“black list” of the Cayman Islands. I am not sorry that I missed his visit, as the true position of the OECD cannot be explained politely. As Richard […]

Cayman Finance responds to Netherlands blacklisting

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Cayman Finance finds as unusual a recent decision by the Kingdom of the Netherlands to break from other European Union member states to “blacklist” 21 jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, based simply on having a stated corporate tax rate that the Netherlands has subjectively determined is too low. As noted […]