November 12, 2019

Cayman Islands Minister of Finance sets out 2018 Strategic Policy Statement in Legislative Assembly

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Delivered by Hon Roy McTaggart Wed August 23 2017 Introduction Mister Speaker, It is my distinct privilege to rise today and speak to the Government’s 2018 Strategic Policy Statement or SPS. The SPS outlines the Government’s medium term fiscal plans, broad strategic outcomes and policy priorities for the next three financial years which cover the […]

TTMA: Red tape stifling regional trade

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By Leah Sorias From Trinidad Express st Ann’s CHIEF executive officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Dr Ramesh Ramdeen believes more trade could be taking place among Caribbean countries but bureaucracy is stymieing the growth of trade. “We need bureaucracy to be as minimal as possible to allow the free flow of […]

Experts make ‘slow, steady progress’ on safe seafood policies

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 16 December 2016 (CRFM)— There is still a long way to go but experts meeting here Thursday expressed optimism that slow but steady progress was being made toward introducing region-wide laws, rules and regulations intended to make Caribbean fish and seafood not only ready for world trade but safe for Caribbean tables. The […]

New ‘safe seafood’ laws, export rules being readied

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 13 December 2016 (CRFM)—The fisheries industry on Wednesday moves one step closer to making the Caribbean fish and seafood trade safer and more profitable when experts meet in Barbados to finalise a raft of model regional laws, policies and procedures. The Caribbean region’s ability to cash in on a potentially lucrative, international export […]

Cayman Islands have a Starfish Protection Squad

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The Starfish Protection Squad, better known as the SPS, have devoted their time, energy and resources into educating the public on how to properly handle Starfish. This group of Cayman International School (CIS) Grade 7 students took special interest in the Oreaster Reticulatus ­ the Red Cushion Sea Star- in their ‘Ecology and the Environment’ […]

Caribbean countries expanding share in US$130 billion global seafood market

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Belize City, Friday, 27 May 2016 (CRFM)—Caribbean economies are poised to benefit from a region-wide initiative to expand seafood market share, through the implementation of food safety measures to enable countries to get a bigger piece of the global pie, worth an estimated US$130 billion annually. Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, […]

Here’s why most Caribbean seafood can’t leave the region

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From Antillean Media Group Many Caribbean countries are lacking standards for sanitary and phytosanitary measures for fish and seafood, which makes international exports impossible. Now, a regional body is trying to change that. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, August 27, 2015 — The Caribbean region’s ability to cash in on a potentially lucrative, international export trade in fish […]

Cayman Islands Finance Minister delivers the government’s Strategic Policy Statement for financial year ending 2016

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Government of the Cayman Islands Strategic Policy Statement for the Financial Year Ending 30th June 2016 Address by the Hon Minister for Finance & Economic Development, Hon. Marco Archer 26th November 2014 Introduction Madam Speaker, the Government’s 2015/16 Strategic Policy Statement (the “SPS”) which has just been Tabled, outlines the Government’s medium-term fiscal plans, policy […]

Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly to deliver Strategic Policy Statement Wed (26)

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Government will deliver its Strategic Policy Statement for the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 budget years when the Legislative Assembly convenes at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 26 November, 2014. The purpose of the SPS is to outline the Government’s medium term fiscal plans and policy priorities and to establish the […]

Minister responds to C4C

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Cayman Islands Minister for Finance & Economic Development Hon. Marco Archer has responded to the “Advertorial by James Bergstrom on behalf of Coalition for Cayman published in the Friday, 7th February 2014, edition of the Caymanian Compass” and carried by iNews Cayman on 10th February 2014 (see “C4C says government not cutting spending enough” at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/c4c-says-government-not-cutting-spending-enough/) […]