December 7, 2019

Archives for April 4, 2019

Cayman Islands Grand Court refuses to enforce Foreign Arbitral Award in favour of Brazilian Airline

Article by Jeremy Durston and Andrew Pullinger Campbells From Mondaq The 19 February 2019 judgment of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. v Matlin Patterson Global Opportunities Partners (Cayman) II L.P. & Ors is a rare example of the Grand Court refusing to enforce a foreign arbitral award, here on the grounds that […]

Cayman Islands: World Health Day screenings set for East End

The theme for World Health Day 2019 is Universal Health Coverage, with a focus on access to Primary Health Care. Universal health coverage enables everyone to access the services that address the most important causes of disease and death, and ensures that the quality of those services is good enough to improve the health of […]

The Editor speaks: HEALTH

I make no apologies for publishing many articles this week concerning health. You see, this Sunday April 7th is World Health Day. Yesterday (3) we published our Minister of Health, Dwayne Seymour’s, World Health Day Message. The Minister started off saying, “World Health Day is a time for decision-makers, educators, advocates, and, indeed, the whole […]

Statistical capacity of more than 20 Caribbean countries to be strengthened

Statisticians from the statistical offices of over twenty Caribbean countries and overseas territories will soon be equipped with increased capacity in census planning, management and implementation. A four-day workshop organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in collaboration with the Secretariat for the […]

Iguanas, schnitzels and disco distilleries: The Cayman Islands beyond the beach

By Jim Byers From Travel Pulse GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS – Alberto Estevanovich is cradling a meter-long iguana at the Blue Iguana Habitat at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. There are signs all over warning folks that the iguanas may bite, but Escovitch has been working with these endangered animals for 10 years and isn’t too […]

Malaysia has sold the luxury yacht at the center of the 1MDB corruption scandal

By Isabella Steger From Quartz A $250-million-yacht complete with a massage room, a sauna, a helicopter landing pad, a cinema, and gold-leaf fittings that oncehosted celeb-studded parties—and is now key to Malaysia’s efforts to recover funds related to the 1MDB scandal—has found a buyer. The Malaysian government announced today (April 3) that it had sold the vessel […]

Cayman climbs eight places in the Global Financial Centres Index

By Pedro Goncalves From International Investment The Cayman Islands jumped from 29th to 21st position in the Global Financial Centres Index after positive assessments from Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and North America earned it 30 points. The British Crown dependencies, on the other hand, showed a mixed performance with […]

Cayman Islands HSA to host Summer Student Internship Informational Day

The HSA will launch its revamped Summer Student Internship Programme by hosting an Informational Day at the Cayman Islands Hospital Hibiscus Conference Room on Saturday, 6 April from 9am to 1pm for students currently attending university and high school who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. Students will get the chance […]

RBC celebrates 150 years with a $5.5 million investment in communities across Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and the Caribbean

Donations will support youth-focused organizations driving positive change in their communities HALIFAX, April 4, 2019 — In celebration of its 150th birthday, RBC announced a $5.5-million (CAD) investment to communities across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean. The donations will be directed to youth-focused organizations committed to helping young people and their communities thrive. “RBC is […]

Vulture’s GOT endings

37 Culture Creators Predict What Will Happen on Game of Thrones By Matthew Silver from Vulture Do you see an Iron Throne victor here? Illustration: HBO It’s springtime in Westeros! Or at least for the fans, who, praised be the Old Gods and the New, finally get to see just who wins this Game of Thrones. Some predictions, […]