December 6, 2019

GAP analysis and reform proposal for Healthcare Funding in the Cayman Islands

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PART I – Introduction to Identified Gaps in the Cayman Islands Healthcare Funding System We are pleased to share with you the first part of a review of the systems of Healthcare Funding that has been conducted by the Health Insurance Standing Committee (“HISC”) of the Cayman Islands Insurance Association (“CIIA”).  The HISC has spent […]

Crestbridge hires InterTrust Grandee to bolster Fund Services Proposition

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London, October 24, 2019: Crestbridge has appointed Michael Johnson as Group Head of Fund Services as the firm bolsters its ability to support the needs of a growing global fund client base. Michael will be responsible for continuing to grow and evolve Crestbridge’s overall funds proposition, supporting managers operating across asset classes, including private equity, real […]

$1.4 Trillion crypto scam to be analyzed at OffshoreAlert London

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From OffshoreAlert The biggest scam in the history of finance will be scrutinized at next month’s OffshoreAlert Conference on financial intelligence and investigations in London. The fraud – which is ongoing – involves the massive price manipulation of Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies like Litecoin, Ethereum, Zcash, and Dash so insiders can clean-up. Click here to register […]

Two homeless people die every day in England and Wales

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By Alejandro Javierre From The London Economic More than 700 homeless people in England and Wales were registered as dead during 2018, an increase of over 22 per cent since 2017. An average of two Homeless people died each day in England and Wales during 2018, data has shown. More than 700 homeless people in […]

Anti-poachers armed with guns and dogs are battling the illegal rhino trade in Africa. They’re ready to kill for it

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By Hilary Brueck From Business Insider Poaching is on the rise across southern Africa, as more rhino horns, elephant tusks, pangolin, and lion parts are bought and sold on the black market. Civilian anti-poaching forces, armed with guns, helicopters, bulletproof vests, night-vision goggles, and poacher-sniffing dogs are fighting back against poachers. They say this is a war with […]

‘We Are Rebellious Souls’: Manuel Mathieu imagines a Caribbean of the Future

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By Rianna Jade Parker From Frieze The Haitian-born artist discusses the climate crisis, losing his memory and belonging to a country of ruptures and profound dreaming Haitian artist Manuel Mathieu was born in 1986 — the same year dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier nicknamed ‘Baby Doc’ fled Haiti, marking the end of his almost 30-year dictatorship. Belonging […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Scotiabank: Is might, right?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer The Canadian-owned Bank of Nova Scotia, or Scotiabank, has more than US$1 trillion in assets; the Gross Domestic Product of the small island state, Antigua and Barbuda, is just US$1.5 billion. Yet, there is what the Canadian newspaper, Globe and Mail, described, on August 26, as a “stand-off” […]

Why one of Asia’s richest men is buying a British pub business right before Brexit

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By Geoffrey Smith From Fortune Li Ka-Shing, one of Asia’s richest men, has long been revered for his timing. So what does it say about the future that his flagship real estate fund is pouring windfall gains from Hong Kong real estate into a struggling U.K. pub landlord? CK Asset Holding, the flagship property company […]

Maples Group appoints new Managing Partner (Heidi de Vries) to its law firm in London

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he Maples Group’s law firm, Maples and Calder, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi de Vries as the Managing Partner of its London office. Heidi will take office on 1 December 2019, succeeding Paul Govier who is retiring from the firm. Paul joined the firm 17 years ago and will continue to support […]

Sanders: Boris Johnson’s can of worms

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From The Caribbean WASHINGTON, United States, Monday July 29, 2019 – There were echoes of US President Donald Trump’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America great again”, in the first parliamentary statement of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson: “Our mission”, Mr. Johnson declared, is “making this country the greatest place on earth”. As […]