November 18, 2019

Cyber wire transfer fraud alert issued to Cayman Islands

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CIRT-KY is issuing a public cybersecurity alert in response to an increase in wire transfer fraud by email against Cayman Islands businesses and government entities. This type of payment fraud involves the masquerading as, or compromising of legitimate business e-mail accounts for the purpose of conducting an unauthorised wire transfer. Actors use the compromised account […]

Cayman Islands DoE working with international conservationists to track marine predators

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The Department of Environment (DoE) is working with Marine Conservation International (MCI) to track marine predators that have been tagged as part of an ongoing local research project. The aim of the project is to inform local management efforts for threatened species, particularly sharks, snappers and groupers. DoE Senior Research Officer John Bothwell also noted […]

Cayman Islands young leadership awards group revokes Canover Watson’s award

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From Young Caymanian Leadership Awards YCLA Revokes Award granted to Canover Watson George Town, 10 February, 2016 — The Honorary Board of the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA) today announces that the YCLA Award given to Mr. Canover Watson in 2007 has been formally rescinded, by decision of the Board and the Foundation Directors. Mr. […]

Cayman Islands Government: Business Licensing Counter now accepting card payments

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As of this Monday, 18 January, business owners will have the option of paying their trade and business licensing fees using bank-issued credit and debit cards. Previously, the Business Licensing Counter, formerly known as the Trade and Business Licensing Counter, accepted cash and cheques only. Licence fees are payable at the counter, located on the […]

Cayman Islands legalises gambling on cruise ships and exclude raffles being staged by non-profit organisations

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Gambling Law Empowers Cruise Ships and Non-Profits The Gambling (Amendment) Law 2015<http://www.gov.ky/portal/pls/portal/docs/1/12274401.PDF>, which came into effect on 1 January 2016, amends The Gambling Law (1996 Revision) to allow for gambling on cruise ships and exclude raffles being staged by non-profit organisations (NPOs). The amendment, which was passed by the Legislative Assembly in October 2015, legalises […]

Cayman Islands Liquor Licensing Board grants New Year’s Extension/Amendments to Liquor Licensing Law will commence in January

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Cayman Islands Liquor Licensing Board grants New Year’s Extension Liquor Licensing Board Chairman Mitchell Welds has confirmed that liquor license holders will get a one-hour extension beyond regular closing times on New Year’s Eve and on New Year’s Day. ‘This extension applies to all seven categories of liquor licenses; however, this does not mean that […]

Cayman Islands Lobster & Conch Season Regulations

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With lobster season opening on Tuesday the Department of Environment reminds everyone of the regulations for taking certain marine creatures in the Cayman Islands. People should not purchase local conch and lobster over the limit as that encourages poaching. The goal of these regulations are to have sustainable recreational fisheries for everyone. Lobsters 1) Open […]

Cayman Islands minister wants children protected from pesticides

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Minister Kurt Tibbetts – Minister of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure Message for Pesticide Awareness Day 2015 The Cayman Islands’ most delicate resource, our children, are the subject of a unique observance this weekend, the objective of which should remain with us year-round; that is, protecting children from pesticides and other harmful chemicals. We […]

Cayman Islands: Two men arrested in George Town in connection with burglary

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From RCIPS Two men arrested in connection with burglar Two men were arrested on Wednesday, 22 July, in connection with a burglary at an unoccupied apartment in George Town that occurred sometime between 20 and 22 July. During the burglary, a bicycle was stolen. One male, age 48 years, is in police custody on suspicion […]

Cayman Islands Aud. Gen gives 2 scathing reports on CIG’s construction projects and social assistant programmes

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From Office of the Auditor General Cayman Islands #1 Poor management of construction projects significantly increased the Government’s costs Projects to construct high schools and build additions at four primary schools were badly managed by the Ministry of Education, significantly increasing construction costs, says the Auditor General in his report made public today. Due to […]