December 15, 2019

Cayman Islands Government supports Red Cross Appeal for Funding

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a safer and more resilient country, Government has announced its plan to support the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) in its appeal for funding to ensure the continuity of the organisation’s critical services to the community. In July 2018 the CIRC officially launched the […]

Cayman Islands Government statement on The Netherlands blacklisting

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From The Office of the Premier The Cayman Islands Government regrets that the Kingdom of The Netherlands has chosen to break from other EU Member States to pursue a “blacklist” of 21 jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, based solely on the criteria of having a lower corporate tax rate than any EU Member State. This […]

Premier hosts largest London Friends of Cayman Islands dinner

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LONDON– The Premier, Hon Alden McLaughlin and the Cayman delegation in the United Kingdom including Minister of Financial Services and Home Affairs Hon. Tara Rivers; Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Hon. Joseph Hew; Attorney General Hon. Sam Bulgin; Leader of the Opposition Ezzard Miller; and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alva Suckoo gathered with […]

Cayman Finance statement on the ‘Cayman Islands Economic Substance Bill’

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6 December 2018 The Cayman Islands Government today released the draft International Tax-Co-operation (Economic Substance) Bill, 2018 “a law to provide for an economic substance test to be satisfied by certain entities; and for incidental and connected purposes” (the “Bill”). The draft Bill is scheduled for debate in the Legislative Assembly later this month, and […]

Cayman Islands publishes Bills to further strengthen standards

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In response to global developments in financial services, the Cayman Islands Government today published three bills that further strengthen our compliance with international standards. The bills are The Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2018; The Local Companies (Control) (Amendment) Bill, 2018; and The International Tax Co-Operation (Economic Substance) Bill, 2018. They were produced following the […]

Cayman Islands Government discusses banking requirements for charities

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General Registry and the Ministry of Financial Services have met with local banks to address concerns surrounding banking requirements for charitable organisations, specifically in relation to the opening of bank accounts by non-profit organisations (NPOs). Meetings were held between Government officials and retail bank representatives in the Cayman Islands leading up to and following the […]

Cayman Islands National Gallery: Ella Latter Exhibition and Traces Exhibition opening 10 December

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New Exhibition Traces: Activating the Art Curriculum to Open at the National Gallery of Cayman Islands National Gallery of Cayman Islands (NGCI) delighted to present the new exhibition Traces: Activating the Art Curriculum, which will open with a Members’ Preview on 10 December and will be on view until 18 January. The exhibition will feature […]

Foreign and Commonwealth Director for the Overseas Territories visits Cayman Islands

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Mr Ben Merrick, Foreign and Commonwealth Director for the Overseas Territories visited Grand Cayman yesterday (Friday, 23 November 2018). Mr Merrick had a full schedule which saw him meet with Premier Alden McLaughlin and key contacts across Government. The Director started his day at Breakfast with the Premier where amongst other issues Constitutional change requests […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Cayman Islands Finance Ministry Administration, Treasury Closure The offices of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development – Administration and the Treasury Department will close at 12 noon on Friday, 30 November 2018 for a staff function. The offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, 3 December 2018. The Ministry of Finance Administration […]

Cayman Islands government approves proposals for two government schools

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CIG Approves Outline Business Case for New John Gray High School and the Repurposing of the Existing George Hicks Site The Outline Business Case developed by KPMG for the new John Gray High School and for the Repurposing of the Existing School Site projects has been approved by Cayman Islands Government. The projects take forward […]