June 30, 2022

The Editor Speaks: Government departments are masters of stalling

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Back in 2009 Iain Franklin from the Director of Lands & Survey wrote a Memo to the Financial Secretary, Director Budget Management Unit re Stamp Duty on Residential Leases. See attachment. Franklin was pursuing the “lack of enforcement of Stamp Duty payable on Residential leases”. He said “a revenue stream which is already on statute […]

The Editor Speaks: The review of the RCIPS has already been executed

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A very confidential review of the RCIPS “fell” into my hands and I have been given the go ahead to publish it. This review was carried out by Peter Polack using the preambles and subtitles. A full report can quickly be completed by someone familiar with all the issues who has the public confidence. Perhaps […]

Cayman Islands lawyer inquiry regarding collection of stamp duty for unregistered leases

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Peter Polack, a Cayman Islands lawyer, is concerned about the collection or non-collection of stamp duty for unregistered leases. Polack, speaking to iNews Cayman said, “In a time of government austerity and no progress for tenant rights under the Registered Land Law it would be useful if the Chief Officers of the relevant CIG [Cayman […]

Cayman Islands Government IT Security report warns of serious threats to its security

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From The Office of The Auditor General Cayman Islands September 2015 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Cayman Islands Government (“CIG”) is highly dependent on information technology for the management of its business and the delivery of public services. As it looks to provide information and deliver public services more efficiently, effectively and with increased customer focus, through […]

Cayman Islands Aud. Gen gives 2 scathing reports on CIG’s construction projects and social assistant programmes

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From Office of the Auditor General Cayman Islands #1 Poor management of construction projects significantly increased the Government’s costs Projects to construct high schools and build additions at four primary schools were badly managed by the Ministry of Education, significantly increasing construction costs, says the Auditor General in his report made public today. Due to […]

The Editor Speaks: Impatience and negative press releases don’t help their cause

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World Animal Protection, formerly known as World Society for the Protection of Animals, the change in name possibly due to its length although WAP is only one letter more than WSPA, is impatient. This is the Caribbean. Patience is the name of the game. The more you shout – the less you achieve. WAP doesn’t […]

The EY Project Future: Creating a sustainable future for the Cayman Islands Review made public

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Cayman Islands Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin has released the report by Ernst and Young (EY)into the rationalization of government and the potential sale of public services. The report, 263 pages long, makes recommendations for a sell off of government assets that, if implemented, would place many of the most significant public services into the hands […]

New Exempted Limited Partnership Law comes into force

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From Solomon Harris The Cayman Islands Exempted Limited Partnership Law, 2014 came into force last week following its gazettal on Wednesday, 2 July 2014. The new law (the ‘Law’) is the result of years of consultation with the financial services industry and is designed to make the already popular Exempted Limited Partnership (‘ELP’) investment vehicle […]

Waste Management Strategic Outline Case now approved

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The Strategic Outline Case (SOC) for the Cayman Islands Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) has been released to the public this week. Prepared by the Steering Committee for the ISWMS, the SOC was approved by Cabinet earlier this month. The SOC provides the facts and history of the solid waste management situation in the […]

WSPA attacks Cayman Turtle Farm AGAIN in latest report

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Westminster reception for Stop Sea Turtle Farming MPs joined the World Society for the Protection of animals (WSPA) on Tuesday 13 May for the launch of their new report on the Cayman Turtle Farm. The report, The Cayman Turtle Farm: A Continued Case for Change, was presented at a reception at Westminster and MPs were […]