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Archives for January 27, 2023

Sanders: Abolition of works permits – An example for regional integration

By Sir Ronald Sanders  It has been interesting to read the responses in editorials and opinions in some regional media, concerning the decision by the two main political parties in Antigua and Barbuda to abolish work permits for nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries and the Dominican Republic. The significant thing in the editorials and […]

The UWI Five Islands Campus set for take off

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Thursday, January 26, 2023—Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has announced that the University’s Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda is set for a “magnificent take-off”. He was speaking during a ceremony held at the Campus on January 17, during […]

CONMEBOL and Concacaf sign a strategic agreement: national team competitions in 2024 and a new club tournament

CONMEBOL and Concacaf have announced the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement to strengthen and develop football in both regions. The agreement includes men’s and women’s national team competitions and a new men’s club tournament. The CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 will be played in the United States, in the summer of 2024, and will include […]


By Bishop P.J.Lawrence <[email protected]>

Cayman: CIRCA prepares for exciting year ahead

CIRCA prepares for exciting year ahead                         The Cayman International Reinsurance Companies Association (CIRCA) held its 2022 AGM in late December, announcing new board positions and some plans for the upcoming year.  Founded in October 2020, CIRCA is the dedicated industry group for commercial reinsurers located in the Cayman Islands. The board is now Chaired by […]

Cayman: Dept. of Sports gives first quarter facilities update

Grand Cayman, 27 January 2023 – The Department of Sports (DoS) is making considerable progress with prioritising the upgrades of its facilities in 2023, according to DoS Director Kurt Hyde.  The announcement comes with the recent hiring of new Assistant Director of Facilities, Mr. Darrel Evans Jr. who is currently establishing a master plan. This plan will […]

Jamaica: Former CIMA official Langston Sibblies resigns from Financial Services Commission over Usain Bolt scandal

The Government has appointed a new board at the Financial Services Commission (FSC) amid criticism being faced by the body regarding its oversight duties. This comes amid the massive fraud uncovered at investment firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL). Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke today disclosed that the commission will be chaired by Richard Byles, […]

Lands and Survey appoints young Caymanian, Darren Kelly to Chief Surveyor

The Department of Lands and Survey (Lands and Survey) have announced the appointment of Darren Kelly to the role of Chief Surveyor. The appointment is an internal hire as part of a succession plan where Darren Kelly was identified as a potential successor to the role. The Chief Surveyor of Lands and Survey holds responsibility […]

Cayman: Public Lands Inspectorate issues Cease and Desist of illegal vending on Crown Land by 1 February 2023

The Public Lands Commission (PLC) Inspectorate is reminding the public that it is a criminal offense to conduct commercial activities on Crown land without a vendor’s permit issued by the Public Lands Commission. The Chief Inspector of the PLC, Winsome Prendergast further advises, “Any person found vending from Crown properties without a valid Vendor Permit issued by […]

The 2023 Cayman Arts Festival gets under way next week

The 2023 Cayman Arts Festival gets under way next week, launching a series of performances by acclaimed international musicians as well as outstanding local artists. In addition to musical events in a variety of genres – including jazz, cabaret and classical – this year’s festival also features the musical drama, “Sold – The Story of […]