November 13, 2019

Archives for August 1, 2019

Cayman: RCIPS Financial Crime Unit issues warning on Mystery Shopper Scams

From RCIPS The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is issuing a warning to the public regarding scams being run under the guise of mystery shopping promotions. What is Mystery Shopping? Retailers (primarily in the USA and other jurisdictions) hire third-party companies to evaluate the quality of service in their stores. This is often done using […]

Cayman: Statement by Acting Governor on Passing of First Governor

GRAND CAYMAN, (GIS) –  As Acting Governor I wish to express heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the first Governor of the Cayman Islands Mr Athelstan C. E. Long, CBE, who passed away last night (Wednesday, 31 July 2019) As a sign of respect for the contributions of Mr Long, and his distinguished service to […]

Cayman: Ministry of Transport announces implementation of key outcomes from Five-Year Strategic Plan

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (1 August 2019) The Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport is pleased to announce the introduction of a new national taxi fare schedule. The new schedule comes as Cabinet gazetted the Traffic (Public Passenger Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 on 23 July 2019 and will go into effect starting Friday 2 August at 12:01 […]

Infrastructure, fraud, and risk hinder credit card lending in Latin America and the Caribbean

New research report by Mercator Advisory Group reviews the credit card market and competition from nonbank fintechs in Latin America and the Caribbean region. BOSTON, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Latin America is a hotbed of payment fintechs with successful start-ups like Mercado Pago, PagSeguro, and Rappi offering free digital accounts, but will these nonbanks outpace the banking relationship? […]

The Editor speaks: The Deputy Governor stands by his beleaguered CO

I have known Jennifer Ahearn for a very long time, mainly through my time with the Cayman Drama Society. I count her as a friend. What Jennifer is like to work with, I don’t know. I do know she was very easy to direct and not once was there any problems between me or any […]

Cayman: June funerals 2019

Ashton Omri Millwood         7 Mar 1931 –  2 Jun 2019   New Bodden Town Norma Dean Ebanks              8 Mar 1933 – 3 Jun 2019   West Bay Hulda Ebanks                                                – 10 Jun 2019   North side Esmond Brown                                                 – 18 Jun 2019  Watering Place Claus Drebenstedt                                              – 22 Jun 2019    Ashley Ebanks                                                      – 24 Jun 2019   West Bay […]

Lesser Antilles may face tropical storm threat by early next week [Cayman needs to watch this system]

By Alex Sosnowski From Accuweather While an area of disturbed weather off the coast of the southeastern United States is not likely to become a powerful tropical storm, a robust tropical disturbance over the central Atlantic may be a concern for the eastern Caribbean islands during the first full week of August. The Cabo Verde portion of […]

YMCA Teen Camp

Cayman: YMCA Offers Camp Just for Teens The YMCA is known in the Cayman community for its Day Camp programme which offers camps throughout the summer and during every school break for children, starting at five-years old. A unique component of YMCA programmes is the focus on character development. The Y’s core values of honesty, […]

New economic substance regimes in the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey receive OECD support

From Mourant 31 July 2019 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has concluded a review of recent economic substance changes to the tax regimes and legislation in each of our jurisdictions of the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey and has confirmed that the domestic legal frameworks in each jurisdiction are in line with […]

Cayman Islands trauma team saves impaled car accident victim

Injured man walks out of the hospital just one week after a fence pole went through his chest Cayman Islands (July 31, 2019) – Not many people can say they saw a pole go through their chest and lived to tell the tale. Nicholas Connor, age 30, was gravely injured when the car he was driving […]