November 21, 2019

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, […]

US: ‘Even more headaches’: Publishers brace for fallout from California’s ‘gig worker’ law

By Max Willens From DIGIDAY California’s Assembly Bill 5 has set the stage for an epic battle about the future of the gig economy. It has also created headaches for California-based media companies, which fear the legislation’s restrictions will affect how they use freelance writers based in the state. AB5 caps the number of articles […]

Cayman Islands representatives table unique Anti-Illegal Bingo Bill

From BEFASHIONLIKE Cayman Islands lawmakers look to crack down on legal gambling through heftier penalties Cayman Islands lawmakers have advised their goals to slam up attempts to break down on illegitimate gambling together with the recent intro to probiotics benefits of a section of legislation that, if put into practice, would improve the penalties charged on violators […]

Governor tours Sunrise Adult Training Centre and opens Studio

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper toured the Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SRC) in West Bay on Thursday (12 September) and gave a “surprise performance”. During the two-hour visit, instigated by the Governor’s Office, Mr. Roper met staff and clients and officially opened the facility’s state-of-the-art multi-media production studio. The studio was […]

Arecibo Observatory nets $19 million grant to search for dangerous asteroids

By Marc Angelis From engadget NASA has ensured the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico can continue itssearch for near Earth objects (NEOs) that pose a threat to the planet with a $19 million grant. The fund was awarded to the University of Central Florida, which operates the observatory on behalf of the National Science Foundation. Asteroids […]

Maples Group supports first US CLO employing a Cayman Islands LLC

The Maples Group was pleased to support the Issuer and the Co-Issuer on the Cayman Islands and Delaware, legal, listing and fiduciary aspects of its middle market collaterised loan obligation (“CLO”).  The deal, which priced on 13 August 2019 at $US 501 million, was arranged by Natixis and was hugely novel as it was the […]

UK: Parliament suspension: Queen approves PM’s plan

From BBC Parliament will be suspended just days after MPs return to work in September – and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his “very exciting agenda”. But it means the time MPs have to pass […]

Community Policing

St. Kitts & Nevis: PM Harris highlights the importance of having diversity within the Police Force, particularly in the context of Community Policing St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris is flanked by (from left to right) Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Intelligence, Mr. […]

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the Caribbean

From Caribbean National Weekly BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC -Cancer has become the second-leading cause of death in the Caribbean and despite this growing burden, many Caribbean small island nations have health systems that struggle to provide optimal cancer care for their populations. In a paper published in the Lancet, one of the world’s leading general medical […]

Las Vegas welcomes top airline executives during 2019 Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit

LAS VEGAS –– More than 300 airline, airport and aviation industry executives from around the world will return to Las Vegas for the 24th Annual International Aviation Forecast Summit, Aug. 25 – 27, 2019, at Wynn Las Vegas.  Boyd Group International, a leading aviation research, forecast and consulting firm, is bringing the conference back to Las Vegas […]