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Archives for November 11, 2019

The Editor speaks : Time

I was wasting a lot of time pondering on what I was going to write for my Editorial today until I heard the minister of the church I attended give a message on time. Basically, how little time we give to God, when it should be our priority. No. That is not what I am […]

2020/2021 Budget Policy Statement from Cayman Premier

“Delivering Today’s Priorities; Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges” 2020 ~ 2021 Budget Policy Statement By Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 8 November, 2019 Good morning. I would like to thank His Excellency, the Governor for his gracious speech from the Throne. The formality of the occasion is important to us inside this House and the country […]

CIBC and GNB Financial Group Limited reach agreement for purchase of shares in FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited

CIBC remains significant shareholder as new entity chaired by Jaime Gilinski acquires majority stake; both parties committed to continued growth for FirstCaribbean 8th November 2019, Bridgetown, Barbados. CIBC today announced that they have reached agreement on the purchase of a portion of CIBC’s shares in its Caribbean entity, FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited (“FirstCaribbean”) by GNB […]

Strong economy: Stable finances; a successful Cayman, says Minister of Finance

From Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA Mister Speaker, it is indeed an honour to rise today and present The Appropriation (Financial Years 2020 and 2021) Bill, 2019. Summary — 2020 and 2021 Budgets Mister Speaker, the Appropriations set out in the Bill now before the House together with the Budget Documents I tabled earlier, collectively […]

Cayman: 2019 Throne Speech

Delivered by His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper OBE November 2019 – Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly Building Mr Speaker, Honourable Members of the Legislative Assembly, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. It has been a little over a year since my wife, Lissie, and I arrived in these beautiful Islands. We have very much enjoyed getting […]

15 cases of dengue in the Cayman Islands – 7 new!

Dengue Update as of 8 November 2019 ·         Since the last update on November 4, 2019, 25 additional results have been received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirming seven new cases of dengue in the Cayman Islands. ·         Of these seven new cases, two patients had travelled to a country with year-round transmission of dengue, while five had no travel history, which suggests that person […]

Colours Cayman’s comment on the recent Court of Appeal ruling on same-sex marriage

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 7 November 2019:Firstly, Colours Cayman would like to commend Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush for their courage, strength of will and sheer tenacity, all of which have been on full display throughout the course of this gruelling battle. They and their brilliant legal team are paving the way towards a brighter and […]

Cayman Govt unlikely to deal with issue of same-sex marriage until 2020

From Jamaica Observer GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Premier Alden McLaughlin says his administration is unlikely to deal with the issue of same-sex marriage until early 2020. The premier made the statement on Friday as he addressed the ruling handed down by the Court of Appeal concerning the controversial matter. The appeals court ruling, […]

Judge DENIES Todd and Julie Chrisley’s request to travel to Cayman Islands for luxury Thanksgiving amid ongoing tax evasion and fraud case

odd, 50, and Julie, 46, are asking court for temporary passports for a week-long excursion  Couple said they’ll travel on a commercial flight from Nashville to spend time with family at a resort  The U.S. Attorney’s Office did not protest the plan amid their federal tax case, couple told court  Chrisleys settled an income tax […]

Caribbean Airlines reports flight BW 526 Nov 9 had a mechanical issue

PORT OF SPAIN, November 09, 2019 – Caribbean Airlines confirms that flight BW 526 bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York from Guyana, diverted to Nassau, Bahamas due to a mechanical issue with one of its engines. There were 134 passengers and 7 crew on board. The flight landed safely at 10.51 p.m. […]