December 15, 2019

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 […]

IDA: Partnering with the Eastern Caribbean Small States

Op-ed by Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Director for the Caribbean Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — With its natural beauty, blue seas, and white sands, the Caribbean has long been a prized destination for visitors.  The region’s location and geography – a source of tourist revenue – are also a source of high vulnerability. The Caribbean is […]

IPBC Global 2020 set to continue the conversation on diversity in IP

“Broadening the innovation ecosphere to include women – and other under-represented groups – is critical to inspiring novel inventions, driving economic growth and maintaining the United States’ global competitiveness.” – Andrei Iancu, Director, USPTO It is no secret that diversity continues to be a recognised but significant challenge for the IP and legal space – in particular, […]

Caribbean Life’s Roundup

By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Caribbean Progress has been made in reducing new infections and AIDS-related deaths, but these gains appear weak. This is according to a new report titled “Communities at the Center-The response to HIV in the Caribbean”, which was released ahead of World Aids Day 2019 on December 1 with the […]

Grant Thornton in the Cayman Islands raise over $10,000 for charities at 3rd Annual Golf Day

9 December 2019 On November 12th, Grant Thornton Cayman Islands presented the Cayman Islands Humane Society with a cheque for over US$8000, further to fundraising efforts from their annual golf event. Each November, over 90 budding golfers from around the globe, come together at North Sound golf course for the ‘Grant Thornton Golf Championship’, which […]

Ogier named Offshore Law Firm of the Year a record fifth time with Legal 500 UK win

Ogier has been named Legal 500 UK Offshore Law Firm of the Year 2020, a firm-record fifth time it has received the accolade from a major industry body in one year. Other industry bodies which have named Ogier Offshore Law Firm of the Year in 2019 include Asian Legal Business, The Lawyer, Wealthbriefing and Legal […]

Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund locks over 85% of LFE cash tokens

Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund (a professional Cayman Islands investment fund) has secured 3,547,437,988 LFE Cash tokens for its flagship digital asset fund that has been launched this week. The deal itself was completed by its parent group Fortune Star Investments Ltd way back at the LFE ITO closing. FSI have provided much needed working […]

Cayman: 4t​h​ Annual Turkey Trot a success for Meals on Wheels

With the cool North Sound wind welcoming volunteers, runners and walkers to the 2019 Meals on Wheels Turkey Trot on November 30t​ h​, approximately 200 participants of all ages gathered at the start line, behind the official races’ turkey mascot, Rob Imparato, Board Chairman of Meals on Wheels. Mr. Imparato said, “I was impressed with […]

Humanitarian action for Children 2020 – Latin America and the Caribbean

REPORT from UN Children’s Fund From Relief Web Latin America and the Caribbean Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are increasingly facing rapid-onset and protracted socio-economic crises with serious humanitarian implications. Risk scenarios project that 18 million people are in need of assistance in 2019, up from 9 million in 2018. Violence, poverty and political […]