November 15, 2019

Archives for October 1, 2019

Cayman: Over 3,000 vehicle owners benefit from DVDL’s amnesty

Over 3,000 vehicle owners have already benefited from the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) six-month amnesty which started 29 April and runs until Friday, November 1, 2019. Of that number, 2,399 vehicles which had expired registration at the start of the amnesty have subsequently been relicensed by owners. Six hundred and seventy five […]

The Editor speaks: Older persons

Today, as I write this (Tue October 1), it is International Day of Older Persons. Here, in Cayman, we have a whole month of activities that started today with a Tea Party at Pedro St. James. My wife is currently there taking tea with who knows. However, she knows almost all Caymanians still living, so […]

Cayman: Kimpton Seafire’s Kids Camp is gearing up for a Spooktacular October

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, is celebrating Halloween this year by rolling out some Camp Seafire activations in lieu of the spooky holiday. Seafire is currently preparing for another spooktacular October at the property’s on-site kids club, Camp Seafire! The littlest hotel guests, ages 4-12, are invited to make magical bath bombs, go wild with watersports, carve creepy pumpkins and […]

Cayman: Laws come into force, company information kiosks set for 1 October

From Cayman Finance Update from the Ministry of Financial Services: Industry is advised that the commencement orders for the Companies (Amendment) Law, 2019 and the Limited Liability Companies (Amendment) Law, 2019 were published on 19 September. The Limited Liability Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 was also gazetted this month. In accordance with section 5 of the companies amendment law and section 3 of […]

Cayman: Block.one headed

Part of the Someone is wrong on the internet series By Jamie Powell From Financial Times In the year between June 2017 and 2018, Block.one — an unspecified blockchain platform — raised several billion dollars from an initial coin offering. Yes, that’s billion with a capital B. The Cayman Islands start-up had no live product […]

Cayman: J Nez praises Caribbean women

From The Jamaica Star Cayman-based singjay/rapper J Nez is confident that his single Island Pretty will become party anthem all over the Caribbean. The song, produced by J Nez, is featured on his debut EP A King’s Paradise, which was released earlier this year. “Caribbean women are some of the most beautiful women in the world; I love […]

Strong August arrivals continue record Summer performance for the Cayman Islands

Following strong double-digit growth in summer 2018 the Cayman Islands outperformed that period this year through August 2019. The strong incremental success of the first half of the year, the Cayman Islands welcomed a total of 37,356 stayover visitors in August 2019, an increase of 9.99 percent over August 2018. Cruise arrivals for the same […]

Cayman Islands stall returns to Conservative Party Conference

By Jack Peat From The London Economic The agency promotes the Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) in Grand Cayman, which boasts government concessions such as “100-percent foreign ownership, 100-percent exemption from taxes, 100-percent exemption from import duties, and five-year work/residency visas for staff”. A stall advertising an infamous tax haven returned to this year’s Conservative Party Conference. Several […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: World View – United Kingdom: Winning elections is everything

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Tribune 242 AS she delivered the unanimous decision of the 11 members of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (UK), on the unlawfulness of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, advising the Queen to prorogue Parliament, I admit to being mesmerised by the startling brooch being worn by […]

Meteorologists following Gulf low pressure band, threat to South Texas unlikely

By Jon Wilcox From Victoria Advocate The Tropical Prediction Center is monitoring a broad area of low pressure between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. There’s currently only a 10 percent chance of development as the disturbance drifts west-northwest across the Yucatan peninsula and into the southern Gulf of Mexico by Friday. Meteorologists are tracking an […]