April 14, 2021

Latin America welcomes Barbados’ New Prime Minister Mia Mottley

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Congratulatory messages for the newly elected first female prime minister have poured in from across Latin America and the wider world. Congratulations are pouring in from across Latin America after Mia Mottley was elected Barbados’ first female prime minister earlier this week. Jamaica‘s Prime Minister Andrew Holness laudedMottley for “an impressive landslide victory” during the Barbadian general elections on May 24. […]

Barbados urged not to withdraw from Caribbean Court of Justice

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From teleSUR The former Caribbean Court of Justice president Michael de la Bastide said it would be a “retrograde step” if Barbados leaves the court. Michael de la Bastide, the former president of the Caribbean Court of Justice, or CCJ, said Wednesday, that the standing of the court’s appellate jurisdiction will be compromised in the […]

Update: Cayman Islands DOI Enforcement Division operations

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• DOI Enforcement Division continues to crackdown on suspects in breach of the Immigration law • Joint operations with the RCIPS, DLP and Customs deem successful. • Operations conducted in the last two weeks resulted in seven arrests and 30 spot-checks on individuals. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration’s (DOI) Enforcement […]

Contrasts in Barbados elections launch

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life The main contenders in Barbados’ elections launched their campaigns in contrasting styles with Barbados Labour Party advocating plans covering from young to old, while the incumbent Democratic Labour Party focussed on the failings of BLP leader Mia Mottley. Following Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s announcement on April 26 that Barbadians […]

Dr. Eric Williams: The Father of the Nation

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (Sept. 25, 1911 – March 29 1981) served as the first Prime Minister of the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Renowned as the “Father of the Nation,” Dr. Williams served as prime minister from 1962 until his death in 1981. He was also […]

Barbados: BIM says Sinckler’s words border on being contemptuous

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From Barbados Today The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) says it has taken note of Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s statement in which he accused the local Fair Trading Commission (FTC) of stalling a deal on the sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd. (BNTCL) – which is owned by Barbados National Oil Co. Ltd. […]

The Editor Speaks: Another breach and another cover up

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Bermuda based Appleby has admitted there has been a breach earlier this year but did not disclose exactly when. It all smells very much like the 2015 Panama Papers case and the UK’s Daily Telegraph said the exposed information could place a high amount of scrutiny on various tax havens used by the rich. The […]

National Pensions Amendment Bill approved in Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – The National Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2016, which was tabled last week in the Legislative Assembly by Minister for Employment Hon. Tara Rivers, received unanimous approval by all elected representatives that were present for the vote. This is the first time the National Pensions Law (“NPL”) has been substantively reviewed and […]

New Director appointed for Cayman Islands Department of Labour & Pensions

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Bennard Ebanks new DLP Director Bennard Ebanks has been appointed director of the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) in the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs. He has recently returned to the DLP, following a period of service as assistant chief immigration officer in the Department of Immigration where he was appointed to […]

Cayman Islands: Pensions Certificate of Compliance issued

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Department of Labour and Pensions Introduces Pensions Certificate of Compliance The Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP), in conjunction with the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), has introduced a Certificate of Compliance, to replace the current practice of Letters of Good Standing that are required for business owners to obtain Trade and Business Licences. […]