November 11, 2019

The Editor Speaks: Baffling and shocking

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When will governments wake up and pour the funds required to deal with crime at the source and not after the horse has bolted? It is constantly baffling to me why there is always reluctance to commit monies and other resources into the nests where crime starts – the homes. The Cayman Islands Children & […]

The Editor Speaks: Why I write Editorials and Not “Fake News”

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I write Editorials mostly. Only occasionally do I write articles claiming to be news. When I do sit down to write an article I point to the facts and, where I can, I give the source. I NEVER write the word ‘COULD’ in an article. I had not read the CNS article regarding the Cruise […]

Cayman Islands preparing governance framework for cryptocurrencies

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FromAnti-Corruption Digest The Cayman Islands Government is working on a framework of governance for cryptocurrencies and digital coin projects taking place in the jurisdiction while it considers how to implement a legislative framework for the sector, which has grown to over $400 billion in a few short years. Responding to questions from CNS, the Ministry […]

The Editor Speaks: When transparency becomes opaque. When it’s the Cruise Berthing Facility!

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“Government is deliberately misinforming the public,” says Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller. Jumping up and down is Kenneth Bryan, the independent MLA for George Town Central, who noted the lack of transparency. Speaking to CNS, he stated that he believes the public should be told what is going on. He said the silence was an indication […]

The Editor Speaks: The National Security Council

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What does the Cayman Islands National Security Council actually do? It has no claws, no clout, and is just there to advise. It is therefore totally insignificant. So what is its purpose? It is chaired by the Cayman Islands Governor who in turn is expected to act in accordance with the advice of the National […]

Tempura journalist threatens to “lodge a complaint” against Cayman Islands online news media outlet

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John Evans, the journalist who was at the centre of the costly operation Tempura debacle is threatening legal action against Cayman News Service (CNS). CNS were responding to a Press Release that stated no criminal action would be taken against Martin Bridger who was the senior investigation officer of Operation Tempura. This is after FOUR […]

Statement by Cayman Islands Deputy Governor [re Compass story]

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From The Office of the Cayman Islands Deputy Governor Overnight, an erroneous story concerning Chief Officer Gloria McField-Nixon appeared online and in print in the Cayman Compass.  Whilst efforts have been made to remove this misinformation from public circulation, murmurs persist. Anyone who knows Mrs. McField-Nixon would instantly have discredited such a story.  However, the […]

The Editor Speaks: Christians blamed for anti-Islamic rhetoric

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I seldom read other local media reports, normally because I don’t have the time, but I was quite frankly wondering what to write about today so I went on a search. I have, of course, known there is some anti-Islamic rhetoric going on here over the appointment of Cayman’s new Muslim governor, Anwar Bokth Choudhury, […]

Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean ‘North Korea,’ former leaders say

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By Junno Arocho Esteves • Catholic News Service From CatholicPhilly.com VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Two former Latin American presidents said the world is running out of time to find a solution to the crisis in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro aims to consolidate power over the country. Despite widespread protests, Maduro’s push to “put a […]

TAX EVASION: Cayman Islands and US Taxpayers

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BY GARY S. WOLFE, ESQ. From California CEO Two Cayman Island financial Institutions plead guilty to aiding US taxpayers in hiding more than $130m in offshore accounts. In March, 2016 the US Dept. of Justice announced guilty pleas for Two Cayman Island Financial Institutions Cayman National Securities, Ltd. (“CNS”) and Cayman National Trust Co., Ltd. […]