November 19, 2019

CBP’s Fiscal Year 2019 Border Enforcement in Review for the Caribbean

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Release Date: November 4, 2019 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a summary today of fiscal year (FY) 2019 border enforcement efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.  This Caribbean area effort is possible through collaborative operations and partnerships with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, which […]

Cayman Islands General Registry extends hours for resident companies filing annual returns

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General Registry, which includes the Registrar of Companies, has extended its operating hours on Thursdays to better accommodate resident companies needing to sign up on its online portal, the Cayman Business Portal (CBP), to file their annual returns and pay their annual fees. As of 24 January, Registry began extending its hours of operation until […]

The Editor Speaks: Strange timing

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Last Friday whilst Premier Alden McLaughlin was threatening to oppose the UK’s order to disclose beneficial ownership, Registrar of Companies Cindy Jefferson-Bulgin, was sending out this missive: From: CIGENREG Friday, May 04, 2018 2:03 PM [https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/ewEXNrLlTneFGtlB5ryy] Beneficial Ownership Information Filing Requirement on Cayman Business Portal (“CBP”) Dear Client, This message is an important customer service […]

General Registry to promote online system, beneficial ownership, and NPO filing requirements on Cayman Brac

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Business owners and charitable organisations in the Sister Islands have another opportunity to learn how the Cayman Business Portal (CBP) online system can make their lives easier – including by helping them to comply with legal obligations, and therefore avoid penalties. ‘It’s vitally important that all entities with legal obligations to report beneficial ownership information, […]

US Customs and Border Protection Agency steps up activities in the Caribbean

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From RJR The US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) has reported that its Air and Marine Operations as well as task force partners have intercepted drug-laden vessels packed with thousands of  pounds of  cocaine and marijuana during targeted operations in the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic in recent weeks. CBP said the area of […]

Cayman Islands business portal ready for local businesses

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Local businesses have access to an efficient online tool for doing business with the General Registry. The Cayman Business Portal (CBP), launched at last October’s Small Business Expo, allows small businesses the flexibility of transacting business with the Registry from the comfort of their home or office, at their convenience – 24.7.365. In line with […]

US customs agents intercept thousands of pounds of cocaine in Caribbean Sea

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From Jamaica Observer MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected multiple drug-smuggling vessels with 4,735 pounds of cocaine as part of Operation Full Court Press in the Caribbean Sea with interagency partners. On Wednesday CBP said the estimated wholesale value […]

CBP advises on summer travel to the US and the Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Now SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Memorial Day weekend kick starts the summer travel season. US Customs and Border Protection has invited travelers to learn the guidelines concerning international arrival at any port of entry, particularly those arriving from international destinations into Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. At the […]

Colombian citizens nabbed with heroin In whiskey box

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From NAN News Americas, JAMAICA, N.Y., Mon. Mar. 3, 2017: Two Colombian citizens now face narcotics smuggling charges and are being prosecuted by the New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office after being busted by U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at JFK International Airport in Queens, NY with heroin in a speaker and […]

Arriving passenger from Suriname arrested at JFK carrying cocaine in suitcase

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — An arriving passenger from Suriname had more than clothes in his suitcase when encountered by US Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. On Sunday, CBP officers stopped Dhroepchand Badal, who arrived on a flight from Paramaribo, Suriname, via Port […]