April 9, 2020

Maples recognised in Middle East Awards

Maples and Calder once again affirmed its position as leading offshore law firm in the Middle East as it scooped two awards at the 2011 IFLR Middle East Awards. Acting as Cayman Islands counsel on two award winning deals, Maples and Calder was part of the teams which received awards for Debt and Equity Linked […]

Cayman Islands continues captive market growth

(Grand Cayman- 28 October 2011) Third quarter figures from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) show the continued resilience of Cayman’s captive insurance sector. CIMA licensed 29 captive insurance companies in the first nine months of 2011, 14 more than during the same period in 2010. The total number of captives in the jurisdiction at […]

iCommunity Events

NATIONAL GALLERY FUNDRAISER: Students public and private schools are invited to participate in “ dress down” day for a donation of $2.00 or more. The National Gallery chairman will match donations and each student will get a keepsake wristband of this effort to raise $100,000 to complete the new National Gallery and Education Centre. For […]

The Editor speaks: Frightened to ‘grass’

To ‘grass’ means to inform on someone. In the UK the term is normally used when a criminal betrays another one to the authorities. If you are a ‘grass’ means you are not someone who is trustworthy. Normally other criminals hate ‘one of their own’ who informs on them and often there are reprisals on […]

Dogs in for a treat

There’ll be something spooky going on in Camana Bay today (29) – with plenty of doing TRICKS in the hope of getting TREATS! The Cayman Islands Humane Society is hosting a special Halloween Dog Fair in the hope of finding a home for some of their adorable pooches. And they promise that not a single […]

Stars come out for fundraiser

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) will host its 32nd annual fundraiser on Cayman 27 Saturday 29th. It will take place at the Prospect Playhouse and will be simulcast on Radio Cayman from 7pm to midnight.  This is the largest fundraiser held by the NCVO each year, and money raised helps to maintain and […]

Illegal power is the best

Nuclear energy is the best form of renewable power for Cayman, but is currently illegal, meaning that new 2012 policies supporting alternatives to diesel fuel will focus on solar, wind and geothermal generation. Still, the National Energy Policy Committee (NEPC) announced on Wednesday, renewable energy will only ever meet 35% of Cayman’s peak-power demand, resulting […]

Police under more fire

When we started iNews, we wanted to put a positive slant on our stories WHEREVER WE COULD. We felt too much negative publicity is a bad thing. We are still of that view. However, as an investigative newspaper, we have a moral duty to publish the truth, even when it hurts. I am not suggesting […]

Turkey quake death toll rises to 534

ERCIS, Turkey (AP) — Rain and snow on Thursday compounded difficulties for thousands rendered homeless in the powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey, and the government said the death toll has gone up to 534. The prime minister’s center for crisis and emergency management said 2,300 people were injured and 185 were rescued from the […]

New Jamaica PM appoints largely unchanged Cabinet

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s new prime minister appointed his government on Tuesday, leaving nearly all ministries unchanged while making relatively minor shifts that he said would accelerate administrative and economic reforms. Prime Minister Andrew Holness said his Cabinet represented a “new direction” for the Caribbean island while also providing stability. Yet his picks represented more […]