September 16, 2019

Cayman: Registrar speaks to NPOs on AML/CFT Risks

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The Registrar for NPOs (non-profit organisations) addressed dozens of charitable organisations on their money laundering, terrorist financing, targeted financial sanctions and proliferation financing risks at an information session on Thursday, 5 September at the Government Administration Building. Last Thursday’s meeting also featured presentations from other Government agencies, namely the Anti-Money Laundering Steering Group, the Financial […]

Cayman: US Government coordinates IP training through CIIPO

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The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) worked with United States Government enforcement agencies to stage regional intellectual property (IP) training in the Cayman Islands. CIIPO, which falls under the remit of the Ministry of Financial Services, coordinated the enforcement training through the Homeland Security Investigations division. The sessions, which took place 23-26 July on […]

Cayman: Minister Rivers discusses tax and regulation with US lawmakers

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Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers visited the US Capitol in Washington, DC last week, where she described the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry and emphasised Cayman’s leadership role in combatting money laundering and ensuring tax transparency in meetings with Justin Muzinich, the Deputy Secretary of the United States Treasury, US Senators, Members of Congress, senior […]

Cayman Enterprise City breaks ground on ‘home of innovation’

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USD $500 million master planned development to create 1 million square feet of office space for global knowledge-based businesses Cayman Enterprise City, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (30 November 2018) – Construction has begun on a major development project that will put the Cayman Islands at the forefront of the global technology-driven business world. Cayman Enterprise […]

OP-ED: 30th July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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By Mahimbo Mdoe – UNICEF Representative and Alice H. Shackelford – UN Women Representative After being abducted, two young South Africans, one a 20 year old woman and the other a 14 year old boy, were smuggled across borders and trafficked to Malawi. They were starved and abused both physically and emotionally. Their grandmother who […]

New Caymanian employee for Cayman Islands DPSC

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Ministry of Home Affairs is pleased to announce Mr. Sean Vasquez as the Assistant Director of Electronic Monitoring for the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC). Under the new post, Mr. Vasquez is responsible for the operation of the Electronic Monitoring Centre (EMC), which provides surveillance of selected offenders as […]

UPDATE: Motor vehicle accident today (TUE), 19 June, at Intersection of Shedden/North Sound Rd – Cayman Islands Fire Service vehicle involved

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UPDATE From RCIPS (6:02 PM) Further to the below, North Sound Road was cleared at approximately 3:30PM, and it can further be confirmed that a Cayman Islands Fire Service vehicle was involved in the collision. The collision is under police investigation. From GIS (5:50 PM} Accident at Shedden/North Sound Road Intersection GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – […]

Five things to know about Mia Mottley, Barbados’ first female prime minister

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BY NDUTA WAWERU From FACE2FACE Africa The Caribbean Island of Barbados has elected for the first time a female prime minister, Mia Mottley. Mottley was on Friday sworn in as the eighth prime minister and the fifth female head of state in the English-speaking Caribbean. The other Caribbean female heads of state include the late […]

Cayman Islands Minister Rivers visits departments

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The Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Tara Rivers, recently began meeting with the management and staff of the Ministry’s departments to review first year achievements and discuss strategic priorities going forward. “I first met with senior management in all Departments shortly after taking up my role as Minister for Financial Services and Home Affairs last […]

Cayman Islands DCR offers Female Empowerment Services

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR) established a Female Empowerment Services Project to expand the gender specific services they offer to female offenders in the Cayman Islands. As part of this project, the DCR launched a workshop series entitled “Inspire: Women Empowered” in the Fall of 2017.  The series consists of […]