May 22, 2018

Russian dirty money entering UK through BOTs, report says

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By Tom Carnegie, From International Adviser Money laundering is a matter of national security for the UK, and it therefore has the constitutional right to make British Overseas Territories (BOTs) introduce public registers of beneficial ownership, according to a select committee report. Released on Monday (21 May), a UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee Report called […]

Coat of Arms celebrations

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Cayman Islands Coat of Arms celebrations continue in the UK Following on from the very successful event held on Monday evening at Durbar Court, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) ,where celebrations were held for the 60th anniversary of the Coat of Arms and where Caymanians showcased, to a large audience, the rich history, great culture […]

Cayman Islands Coat of Arms celebrations begin in the UK

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As people in the Cayman Islands woke up to find the Celebrate Cayman logo draped on the front of the Government Administration Building in George Town, a packed reception organised by the Cayman Islands London Office and hosted by The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin took place at the iconic Durbar Court in the Foreign and […]

Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas arrives in Southampton following her multi-million pound makeover

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Each ship visit worth an estimated £2m to local Southampton economy- totalling a whopping £44million a year London, UK, 12th May 2018 – Independence of the Seas, voted the UK’s favourite cruise ship*, and one of the Royal Caribbean International fleet, arrived today at her new home in Southampton, amped up with all new experiences […]

UK could have wrongly deported up to 63 Caribbean migrants: minister

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From Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – British authorities could have wrongly deported up to 63 immigrants from the Caribbean, the new interior minister said on Tuesday in the latest revelation on the Windrush scandal that cost his predecessor her job. The British government is under intense pressure to come clean on the mistreatment of descendants of […]

Porsche accused of cheating Cayman R UK CO2 emissions test

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BY BRAD ANDERSON From CarScoops Porsche has been accused of manipulating emissions tests of the Cayman R in the United Kingdom to help its customers avoid paying additional taxes. The Times reports that the German manufacturer started the vehicle’s UK carbon dioxide emissions test in second gear rather than first. Consequently, the sports car was […]

UK Evening Standard Editor replies to Cayman Chamber

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EDITOR’S REPLY TO: Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Dear Paul BRITAIN — in particular London — has long had the reputation of being a global money-laundering capital. This is partly due to years of a no-questions-asked regime on setting up companies and buying properties here, but largely because of our links to secrecy havens like […]

Iran nuclear deal: UK won’t walk away, says Boris Johnson

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From BBC Britain has “no intention of walking away” from the Iran nuclear deal despite the United States pulling out, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says. Mr Johnson told MPs the UK would “strive to preserve the gains” made by the international agreement. The 2015 deal curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of […]

Overseas territories react to UK legislation requiring public disclosure of beneficial ownership

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From Caribbean News Now PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — Following Tuesday’s decision by Britain’s House of Commons to force the Overseas Territories (OTs) to adopt public registers of beneficial ownership of companies, regional governments have responded vigorously to the development, with some calling for a different, more empowering relationship with the UK. The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering […]

North Wales police officers riding in support of the Caribbean

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From Nantlle Gazette Officers from North Wales Police this bank holiday will be joining other police forces across the UK by cycling from force HQ to force HQ as part of a charity ride in support the recovery of the commonwealth Family in the Caribbean. This Saturday  a team from North Wales Police will receive a […]