December 13, 2017

Experts urge Caribbean to take action against corporate tax fraud

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life In the wake of the “Paradise Papers” leak, two United Nations human rights experts are urging Caribbean and other states to take action against corporate tax fraud. The experts on Friday also urged ratings agencies to downgrade businesses responsible for unethical practices, such as tax evasion, carried out […]

Colours Cayman Petition to the European Parliament declared Admissible

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 8 November 2017: We refer to our press release dated 15 May 2017 regarding the petition submitted to the European Parliament. We are delighted to announce a very important and positive development for the LGBTI people of the Cayman Islands: the petition has been declared admissible by the Committee on Petitions of […]

The Editor Speaks: Senseless charge that will do much damage

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I had hoped and thought positively there would be no charges made against Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes over the nude sculptures that were displayed on his property and visible to the general public. I was wrong. Common sense goes out of the window and Kynes has been charged with displaying an obscene object […]

Trinidad to host Caribbean conference on ageing and rights of older people

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By Jamaica Observer From St Lucia Online Trinidad and Tobago will host a two-day Caribbean preparatory meeting for the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on ‘Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons’. The June 1-2 meeting will precede the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on ‘Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons’ in Latin America and the […]

Photographer rescuing Syrian victims

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Amazing pictures show a photographer rescuing Syrian bombing victims By David Choi from Business Insider Throughout the developing crises in Syria, compelling photographs that depict the suffering of its people have garnered attention and prompted action from officials and private citizens alike. After a bomb blast in rebel-held territory in Syria on Saturday, however, a […]

Cayman Islands Premier heads to Joint Ministerial Council meeting

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier the Hon. Alden McLaughlin will leave the Cayman Islands Friday to travel to London to attend the annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council. The JMC will bring together political leaders from the Overseas Territories and UK Ministers 31 October through 3 November, 2016. The JMC will include three thematic […]

Letter to the Editor From Leonardo Raznovich

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Immigration Appeal Tribunal: no room for discrimination under the constitution of the Cayman Islands I understand that you are aware from other sources that the Immigration Appeals Tribunal has decided in our favour. Many of you have been reaching out at me for comments. Our thoughts are below. We recognise this is a very important […]

OAS wants urgent solution to inequalities in the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer ASUNCIÓN (CMC) —The Organization of American States (OAS) has called for urgent solutions to inequalities in the Caribbean. In search of solutions, the OAS said during the third meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Social Development which started here on Wednesday, the focus is reflected in the theme, “Equality and Social […]

Peter Binose: New gag laws in SVG

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By Peter Binose Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, set to pass Law designed to gag the media on practiced filth. A law presented in Parliament on Tuesday 31 May 2016 proposes makes it illegal for persons to place certain images and words on social media. The Bill provides for the prosecution in relation to persons […]

Letter to FT From Anthony Travers May 16 2016

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From Financial Times UK Sir, Toby Quantrill of Christian Aid (“UK can take lead on regulation of tax havens”, May 12) seeks to perpetuate an unsustainable myth. A cursory review of the publicly available information would have revealed the true position. The British government has, as a matter of public record, already done a very […]