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Archives for October 26, 2017

Finding purpose at the Y [Cayman Islands]

These days, many people are looking for a career path that provides more fulfilment than just a regular pay check. They want to do something that makes a difference, that impacts their community, maybe even the world. More than ever, young and old alike are seeking purpose and passion in their endeavours. This was indeed […]

Cayman Islands police appeal for information on snorkel equipment thefts

From RCIPS; Police Appeal for Information on Snorkel Equipment Thefts, Wednesday 25 October At about 12:45pm on Wednesday 25 October, police responded to a report that 35 snorkel masks and 7 pairs of fins had been taken from a dive boat, the Skin Diver, moored at Palm Heights Drive in Snug Harbour. The items were […]

Culinary tours give a glimpse of the world through a chef’s eyes – and taste buds

By SARAH TRELEAVEN From THE GLOBE AND MAIL7 Every year, the paradise that is the Cayman Islands plays host to one of the Caribbean’s most popular events: The Cayman Cookout, a four-day food festival that will mark its 10th year in January. The event’s host hotel is the sprawling beachside Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and the […]

The Editor Speaks: Why do we give some “stars” the added title of “super”?

It has always irritated me at the use of the word “super” being added to our “stars” – the human kind. There are the other kind – the ones in outer space – that deserve the word because they are ‘special’. Extraordinary. However, the word “super” being bandied about to non extraordinary people, mostly entertainers […]

Cayman Islands soccer ‘Groupie’ deserves time served, court told

By Adam Rhodes From LAW 360 Law360, New York (October 25, 2017, 2:46 PM EDT) — Attorneys for the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association have told a New York federal court that their client, a “sad, semi-retired” Peter Pan of a man, should be given time served for his role in […]

Short to medium-term financial fallout expected in hurricane-impacted islands

By LK Hewlett From WINN FM St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); With the initial estimate of damage in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union from hurricanes Irma and Maria at EC$4.2 billion, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is projecting a resultant financial fall out in the fiscal performance of the impacted countries and the overall short […]

Cayman Islands offers trust alternative

By Tom Carnegie From International Advisor The Cayman Islands have introduced a “unique” law that allows a company to function with the tax benefits of a common-law trust, which could prove an attractive alternative to trusts for private clients. On 19 October, the Cayman Islands Foundation Companies Law 2017 came into force. Commonly known as […]

Knighthead Annuity Welcomes Brian O’Neill as Chief Actuary

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Knighthead Annuity and Life Assurance Company (“Knighthead Annuity”) is pleased to announce and welcome Brian O’Neill as Chief Actuary.   As a member of Knighthead Annuity’s executive team, Mr. O’Neill will be responsible for enterprise-wide corporate oversight of the company’s actuarial practices. Brian had over 13 […]

Ex-judge 1st sentenced in US in FIFA scandal, gets 8 months

AP From The Indian Express A former judge who led Guatemala’s soccer federation has become the first person sentenced in the U.S. in the FIFA world soccer corruption scandal, getting eight months in prison. Hector Trujillo, 63, was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy […]

UK assistance for hurricane ravaged overseas territories on the agenda for Cayman Islands delegation

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – A Cayman delegation led by The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin will be heading to Miami for a pre-meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) on 28th October. This meeting is specifically for Caribbean British Overseas Territories giving them the opportunity to discuss the needs of the islands impacted […]