November 15, 2019

Cayman: Office of the Ombudsman releases 2018 Annual Report – police complaints top

Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston reported on the office’s first full year of operations with the tabling of the 2018 Annual Report in the Legislative Assembly. In 2018, after 3.5 short months in operation, her mandate was expanded from oversight of government decision-making and freedom of information appeals to include public complaints about police conduct and whistleblower protection […]

Cayman Islands celebrates 7,000 room stock milestone

The Cayman Islands tourism industry recently achieved a major milestone in the accommodations sector through the significant growth of over 7,000 rooms licensed and available to visitors.  This includes over 1,000 new rooms added within the past three years alone, with the condominiums and villas categories accounting for 73% of this increase. Now standing at […]

Cayman fights misuse of our AML regime

Government, regulators and the Cayman Islands private sector recently came together to better identify the risks of misusing legal persons and arrangements – such as companies, partnerships and trusts – as Cayman strengthens our fight against money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of weapons of mass destruction. About 150 persons attended the Friday, 8 […]

The Publisher speaks: Holiday Monday – who knows which one?

By Joan Wilson GOD IS GOOD – ALL THE TIME. We are having such a down pour right now (Tuesday) which we badly need. Yesterday (Holiday Monday), however was a beautiful and perfect day for the Gun Bay celebration. On my way up to Gun Bay I thought I’d be rained on according to what […]

Cayman: Seven Mile Beach corridor development ONE Canal Point breaks ground

ONE Canal Point development begins construction on 74-unit condominium and townhome community in the Seven Mile Beach corridor Grand Cayman — Early Tuesday, the development and sales teams of ONE Canal Point, along with General Contractor Warren Greene, held an official groundbreaking of the condo and townhome community.  The informal sunrise ceremony was accented by […]

Cayman: Rundown time again!

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – It’s Rundown time again! Cayman’s most hilarious comedy show is back for its 27th season with its usual disclaimer “If You Don’t Laugh, Sue Me”. However, neither the performers or the organisers – Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) – should be in any danger of legal action because attendees are […]

Statement on Constitutional Reform Agreed by the UK

By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 13 November, 2019 Good morning. Mr. Speaker, before concluding my Budget Policy Statement last Wednesday I informed this Honourable House that I had been awaiting a letter from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Minister of State for the Overseas Territories on the final package of Constitutional modernisation […]

Venice floods

Venice floods: Italy to declare state of emergency over damage From BBC Italy is set to declare a state of emergency in Venice after the Italian city was engulfed by 1.87m (6ft) high water levels, flooding its historic basilica and cutting power to homes. More than 80% of the city, a Unesco world heritage site, […]

Draft Cayman Islands Constitution (Amendment) order & Lord Ahmad letter

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by sections 5 and 7 of the West Indies Act 1962(1) and of all other powers enabling Her to do so, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is ordered, as follows: Citation, construction and commencement — This […]

Software for the new mobility: How do you feel about Google?

The pace of innovation in the digital world is driving car manufacturers to keep up. They are all reacting differently: some are allying themselves with tech groups, while others such as Volkswagen are seeking their salvation in independence.  The new, networked mobility in all its diversity has arrived – and is being happily accepted. E-scooters […]