August 4, 2020

The UWI secures high-tech testing machines and 2000 COVID-19 test kits for Jamaica

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 — The University of the West Indies (The UWI), through the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) has brokered a deal for a welcomed donation of COVID-19 testing resources for Jamaica. Director of the ICENS, Charles Grant negotiated with the International Atomic Energy Agency […]

COVID-19 Testing Update 4 August 2020 – NO new positives

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 256 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Monday, 3 August. All were negative

Beirut blast: Dozens dead and thousands injured, health minister says

From BBC A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 2,700 others, the health minister says. Videos show smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city’s port. Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for […]

Cayman: YMCA and Saxon partner to offer Teen Summer Leadership Programme

The YMCA of the Cayman Islands and Saxon Insurance are partnering together to offer “Teen Lead On”, a leadership programme for 15 teens ages 13 to 17 taking place from 17 to 21 August. Comprising a variety of workshops and seminars, Teen Lead On will utilise the Ropes Challenge Course and other adventure-based elements across […]

Cayman: DEH undertakes Neighborhood Clean-Up Projects after lockdown

When piles of trash, debris, old household chemicals or paint, furniture, and other items are left on empty lots, on the street-side or other places, it can be a nuisance to an entire neighborhood. This illegal dumping can also create many health and safety problems, such as rats and insects that can spread diseases to […]

Cayman: Needs Assessment Unit extends opening hours

The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) is updating its office hours effective from Monday, 10 August 2020. While both the unit’s Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac offices will continue to close all day on Fridays, opening hours will be extended an additional three hours Mondays to Thursdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cayman: TBLS Deputy Director featured in International Journal

Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS) Deputy Director, Mr. Scott Atkins has recently had his articles published in two prestigious international legal publications. Mr. Atkins’ article highlighting new points of law in the area of trusts is included in the the peer-reviewed Oxford University Press journal, Trusts & Trustees. Additionally, his article on new legal points in […]

Cayman: New Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions appointed

The Director of Public Prosecutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Candia James-Malcolm as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, following an open recruitment process. Ms James-Malcolm was awarded a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000. Thereafter, she pursued the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns […]

WOCCU International COVID-19 Response Committee to identify, share best practices with Credit Unions

New committee responding to health and economic crisis caused by pandemic MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions has established a new committee dedicated to identifying best practices and strategies that credit unions around the globe can utilize in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Response Committee will seek to help credit unions mitigate the […]

OECD reports assess cross-border tax dispute resolution in Andorra, Bahamas, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Faroe Islands, Macau, Morocco, Tunisia

By Julie Martin, From MNE Tax The OECD on July 27 published reports approved by a group of 135+ countries known as the “Inclusive Framework on BEPS” that assess the cross-border tax dispute resolution process in Andorra, the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Faroe Islands, Macau (China), Morocco, and Tunisia. The reports offer about 185 recommendations on ways these countries could […]