December 15, 2019

Cayman: In praise of Ken Dart – Comment posted on Tribune242

The following appeared as a comment to an Editorial from Tribune 242 Are We Still Beyond Our Ken Published Tue Dec 10 2019 EDITOR, The Tribune. Your editorial on Wednesday the 4th December is apropos. Even before Dorian, we had the launch of our Tech Hub in Freeport and I had hoped that we might […]

US: High cost of diabetes drugs driving people to black market

From Newsmax Skyrocketing prices and insurance limits are driving many people with diabetes to seek medications and supplies from an underground supply chain, a new study found. “The cost of insulin, which is required in type 1 diabetes and a subset of type 2 diabetes, has increased substantially over the last decade. As the price […]

Cayman: CIG Gift Giving Appeal, Lighthouse Caroling

Members of the public and local businesses are invited to donate presents for the CIG Gift Giving appeal. The Christmas drive will provide Christmas presents for children, young parents and the elderly clients of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Family Resource Centre (FRC). Donors are asked to take a tag […]

Cayman: Auditor General reports on Efficiency of Summary Courts

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The importance of an efficient and effective justice system in promoting a fair and democratic society and contributing to economic growth is well documented. Fair, accessible and efficient courts serve to create positive relations among citizens and between the individual citizen and the state, helping to build public trust and confidence in the […]

Cayman: Human Rights Commission Statement on International Human Rights Day

This Tuesday, 10 December 2019 marks the observance of International Human Rights Day around the world as well as locally by the Human Rights Commission (HRC).  This year the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) selected the theme ‘Youth Standing Up for Human Rights’, capitalising on the conclusion of […]

Cayman: UK forum on oversight of public finance opens

The UK forum on the oversight of public finance and governance, the third in a series of annual meetings that will culminate next year, opened on Monday (9 December) with a contribution from the Rt. Hon. Baroness D’Souza, a British scientist and life peer, and former Lord Speaker of the UK Parliament.  Baroness D’Souza stressed the importance of accountability as the bedrock of all […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Foreign & local investment: Fairness for all

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Barbados Advocate There has always been tension between encouraging foreign investment and promoting local entrepreneurship. In many countries, local businesses are expected to pay a range of domestic taxes while governments exempt foreign investors from obligation for the same taxes in order to attract their money, knowledge and, in some […]

Hugh Grant’s withering response to Boris Johnson’s Love Actually spoof video [& Jeremy Corbyn’s Cayman’s ‘money tree’]

By Press Association Hugh Grant has given a withering response to the Love Actually spoof campaign video by the British Conservatives. The clip sees Boris Johnson emulating a scene from the 2003 Christmas film by silently holding up Brexit-themed messages to a woman at her front door after pretending to be a carol singer. Grant, […]

How Britain’s tax havens imperilled the welfare state

By Kojo Koram From New Statesman Spending promises will be meaningless so long as the rich can dodge taxes and hide wealth offshore.   anyone really need to be a billionaire? If you earn £80,000, should you be taxed more for it? Labour’s 2019 manifesto has sparked a number of conversations about tax. The party’s ambitious […]

Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust announces closing of Blackstone acquisition

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DREAM GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (TSX: DRG.UN FRA: DRG, “Dream Global REIT” or the “REIT”) announced today the closing of its previously-announced transaction pursuant to which affiliates of real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. (“Blackstone”) acquired all of Dream Global REIT’s subsidiaries and assets in an […]