November 24, 2017

Shakespeare’s Caribbean Dream

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By Nicole-Rachelle Moore From Soca News Shakespeare’s magical fairy tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is given a rich, warm reworking via A Caribbean Dream by Shakirah Bourne, in her debut as sole director. Shakirah Bourne has re-imagined and infused Shakespeare with a Caribbean flavour that will appeal to diverse palates. Set in Barbados during the […]

Gadget of the week

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AmazonSmile comes to the UK, donates some of your spend to charity By Matt Brian From engadget Customers have already raised $62 million for 230,000 charities in the US. Just over four years ago, Amazon introduced Smile, a new way to donate to charitable organisations. Instead of visiting the normal Amazon.com website, customers load up […]

UK assures CARIFORUM it will honour EPA commitments

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BRUSSELS, Belgium — The United Kingdom has assured the Caribbean Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) that, while it remains a member of the European Union (EU), trade will continue under the terms of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Representatives of CARIFORUM states met with the UK minister of trade policy, Greg […]

Andy Burnham demands English regions have say in Brexit talks

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By Josh Halliday From The guardian UK Greater Manchester mayor says he fears London-centric approach by ministers is prioritising the City above other industries Regions across England should have a permanent seat at the table in Brexit discussions to guard against the government’s “London-centric” approach, theGreater Manchester mayor has said. Andy Burnham said Westminster had […]

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 […]

Paradise Papers: Oxford and Cambridge invested millions offshore

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By Padraic Flanagan From iNews UK Oxford and Cambridge universities have secretly invested tens of millions of pounds in offshore funds, leaked documents from the Paradise Papers reveal. The files reveal that the universities invested in a joint venture to develop oil exploration and deep-sea drilling in a fund run by Royal Dutch Shell, the […]

The Scotsman’s Bill Jamieson: is it so bad to avoid tax within the law?

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By BILL JAMIESON From The Scotsman The reporting of the so-called Paradise Papers suggests tax avoidance is morally wrong but is it really so bad to limit how much you pay within the law? Feast your eyes on the tax haven secrets of the rich and powerful! Fortunes hidden in offshore accounts! Few exposures have […]

Cayman Islands’ Tony Travers says journalists who leaked the Paradise Papers should “be in prison”

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Chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, Anthony Travers, speaking on the BBC’s “Newsnight” television programme said: “I have no idea what tax haven means and nor do you. What we are talking about is offshore financial centres that have complete transparency, the highest global standards and, incidentally, higher than the United States of America. […]

Cayman Finance responds to sensational reports exploiting illegal data hack

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Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, issued the following statement in response to reports of an illegal data theft involving the financial information of tens of thousands of people and businesses: “Like other international financial centres, the Cayman Islands has had to get used to unfair and inaccurate reporting about our role in the global […]

Bermuda, Cayman Islands hit back at ‘systematic failure’ claims over Paradise Papers leak

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By: Gary Robinson From International Investment Bermuda’s premier and the head of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange have hit out at allegations of “systematic failure” in the offshore reporting structure, claiming that both jurisdictions follow the rules of the OECD’s new Common Reporting Standard. Speaking on BBC’s Newsnight programme, Bermuda’s premier David Burt defended his country’s record, despite […]