November 21, 2019

Archives for April 22, 2018

Cayman Brac: Faith Hospital’s lab awarded the prestigious JCI accreditation

Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac celebrated a major milestone this month after their medical laboratory achieved the international accreditation from the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI). The accreditation and certification from JCI is recognized as the Gold Seal of Approval for international quality standards for patient care and service delivery. “Faith Hospital is elated to […]

Cayman Islands Marathon returns to Boston Marathon

After a two-year hiatus, organisers of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon returned to Boston to promote the race at the 2018 John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo which is part of the prestigious Boston Marathon event. The 122nd Boston Marathon, which took place on Monday, 16 April, attracted almost 26,000 runners and had its first […]

Aperta provides Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) in Cayman Islands

(BUSINESS WIRE)– Once again, the Aperta Active Clearing System (ACS) has delivered the mechanism for a country to implement a world-class electronic payment processing environment to maximize a national payments system’s efficiency, effectiveness, security and control. Aperta partnered with the Cayman Islands ACH Operator (Prism Services (Cayman) Ltd.) and local commercial banks to deliver a new […]

The Editor Speaks: Crime still high – less than 1% drop and serious crime up just over 1%

If you analyze the statistics just released by the RCIPS – see iNews Cayman story today “Cayman Islands Crime and Traffic Statistics Report 2017” – you will note that nearly half – 44% – of all crime is serious. These comparisons are against year 2016. I must commend the RCIPS on providing more detail than […]

Cayman Islands National Gallery recognized as a “Top 5” Caribbean Museum

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has been listed as one of the “Caribbean’s Best Museums You Should Visit” by News Americas Now, a news, travel and lifestyle publication that covers the Caribbean and Latin America and its diasporas. The US-based organisation has content syndicated across 21 news sites including on the Caribbean […]

Vaccination Week in the Americas 2018 – Message from Cayman Islands Minister

From Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA 21 to 28 April 2018 This month, from April 21 to 28, the Cayman Islands and other countries in the region will celebrate the 16th Vaccination Week in the Americas, with a soccer theme in honour of the 2018 World Cup. The […]

FirstCaribbean has a change of heart about NYSE listing

From Barbados Today In a surprise development today, FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited (FCIB) said it had withdrawn its recent public offering made in the United States and is currently no longer pursuing a listing of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Back in December 2017, the Barbados-based regional financial institution announced that […]

CHTA Earth Day Message from President Karolin Troubetzkoy

This Earth Day, April 22, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joins the worldwide celebrations. Earth Day’s theme this year, “End Plastic Pollution,” is especially relevant for CHTA because preventing or removing plastic pollution remains a big challenge for many of our tourism enterprises and in fact, for many of our island destinations at […]

Q1 off to great start: Cayman International Insurance

George Town, Grand Cayman: 19 April 2018 Following a whirlwind of a year for Cayman’s captive insurance industry in 2017 with 33 new formations which brought total assets to US$61 billion, the Cayman Islands insurance industry has seen a promising start to 2018 with the license count standing at 665 after the first quarter. This […]

Belgian tax payers scared of bank accounts abroad

From Brussels Times The holding of bank accounts and life insurances abroad follows a downward trend, reported La Libre Belgique on Saturday, based on figures from the federal tax administration. According to tax returns, the decrease since 2015 is around 5 to 10% for accounts abroad, life insurance and offshore construction. “It’s quite logical that […]