June 12, 2021

“Aviramp” – helping disabled people board aircraft with dignity

A company called Aviramp Ltd was formed to help the aviation branch of Ra’alloy Ramps Ltd to create a range of access ramps, stairways and service platforms from aluminum. Using the words of the company itself, “Aviramp was developed to meet the ever-growing demands of the aviation business and in particular for travelling passengers.” The […]

WestStar Offers local radio stations on cable

WestStar TV is adding four local radio stations to the cable line-up. WestStar is committed to giving customers more choice when it comes to home entertainment, adding ZEE TV and Extreme Sports to the Premiere Packages this summer. Now WestStar is offering more choice when it comes to music. Customers already enjoy 46 themed music […]

David Boyd joins Appleby Fund Services

Appleby is pleased to announce the appointment of David Boyd as Head of Fund Services to manage this growing part of its Cayman operations. David specialises in providing fund administration services and directorships to investment funds and special purpose vehicles and has over 12 years of fund administration experience in the Cayman Islands. David joins […]

Letter from Hong Kong – A Tale of Two Cities

“For a city without any natural resources, a non competitive immigration policy is a policy which contributes to our economic non competitiveness.  This is a fight we can ill afford to lose”. This was not, as it well might have been, a quote by the Chief Immigration Officer of the Immigration Department of the Cayman […]

Walkers launch specialist group

Leading international financial law firm Walkers has announced the launch of its Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) Group. It will bring together the deep expertise within the firm regarding alternative risk transfer arrangements such as catastrophe bonds, reinsurance sidecars and securitisation vehicles. Walkers’ ILS Group features a group of dedicated, multi-jurisdictional lawyers based in the firm’s […]

Stocks fall sharply as Europe worries deepen

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in morning trading Tuesday as worries deepened about Europe’s debt crisis and the weak U.S. economy. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell and gold rose as investors sought safety. An hour after the opening bell, the Dow was down 274 points, or 2.4 percent, to 10,961. […]

Cayman business must do better – says FT report

A report by leading British newspaper the Financial Times has rated the Cayman Islands as poor when it comes to a number of key attributes in business. The Foreign and Direct Investment report says Cayman ranks nowhere when it comes to business friendliness, best economic potential, best infrastructure or best human resources. Yesterday the Cayman […]

Maples and Calder Recruited Record Number of Summer Students

Maples and Calder welcomed nineteen summer student interns in June, marking a record number for the firm, which invites applications each year from young adults who are in the last years of their secondary education or beginning their tertiary education. The students, who were on vacation from academia, worked through the summer months within various […]

Estimating your start-up business costs

Before you take out a second mortgage, use these rules to figure out the realistic costs of setting up a business. Most lending banks insist you have to have a business plan. When you have one that’s not the beginning and end of figuring out your start-up costs. Jeffrey C. Shuman, Professor, Management at Bentley […]

Camana Bay to host Business After Hours

Camana Bay will be hosting its Business After Hours (BAH) event on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on The Crescent in the Town Centre. A “not-to-be-missed” opportunity to network. All Chamber members are invited to attend this event, which will celebrate the history of Camana Bay, welcome its latest tenants and […]