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Extradition request received by Switzerland for Cayman Islands and other FIFA officials

July 3, 2015
Extradition request received by Switzerland for Cayman Islands and other FIFA officials ZURICH, Switzerland (CNS) -- The US authorities have made an official request to Switzerland to extradite the Cayman Islands' Jeffrey Webb and the six other FIFA officials arrested in Zürich in May on corruption related charges. The Swiss authorities confirmed in a release that the formal requests...

Extradition hearing for FIFA officials draws near

June 29, 2015
Extradition hearing for FIFA officials draws near GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- With just one week to go before the US must file papers against FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland for their extradition to America, one of the men arrested alongside Caymanian Jeffrey Webb has been refused bail. Without naming him, the Swiss authorities...

Cayman Islands opposition leader targets governor in legal battle with premier

June 27, 2015
Cayman Islands opposition leader targets governor in legal battle with premier GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The Cayman Islands opposition leader McKeeva Bush has filed a response to a defamation lawsuit filed by the territory’s premier that outlines his claims of a conspiracy led by the former governor, Duncan Taylor, to topple him from office, rather than make...

British retiree thankful to Health City Cayman Islands

June 24, 2015
British retiree thankful to Health City Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- When Maurice Bloom retired to the Cayman Islands two and a half years ago from the United Kingdom, he was like many individuals who take their health for granted until a dramatic event reveals that all may not be well. For Bloom, that moment came recently when...

No repeal on newspaper ad boycott, says Cayman premier

June 22, 2015
No repeal on newspaper ad boycott, says Cayman premier GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The premier of the Cayman Islands has said that until the editor of the British territory’s only daily newspaper apologizes, not just for an editorial insulting the whole country but for his histrionics after the fact and his international media rounds.

Fifteen regional jurisdictions on EU tax haven blacklist

June 19, 2015
Fifteen regional jurisdictions on EU tax haven blacklist BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A blacklist of the world’s 30 worst-offending tax havens, published on Wednesday by the European Commission, includes 15 countries and territories within the wider Caribbean. The list includes various well-known havens -- among them the Cayman Islands, British Virgin...

Audit of Cayman Islands Football Association called for

June 11, 2015
Audit of Cayman Islands Football Association called for GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Ezzard Miller, an independent legislator in the Cayman Islands, has called on the territory’s sports minister to audit the books of the local football association to ensure the more than $127,000 that goes to the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA)...

Guest Editorial: The man who ran from the Cayman Islands

June 10, 2015
Guest Editorial: The man who ran from the Cayman Islands The world has gone mad. On Friday, the Cayman Islands governor, rising on a tide of over-reaction and hyperbole, decided that David Legge, owner and editor of The Cayman Compass, needed police protection after he got an over-the-top verbal slapping from the premier in the Legislative Assembly.

CONCACAF postpones Under-15 Boys' Championship 2015

June 9, 2015
CONCACAF postpones Under-15 Boys' Championship 2015 GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) executive committee has decided to postpone until further notice of the CONCACAF Under-15 Boys’ Championship 2015 due to be held in the Cayman Islands and...

Cayman Islands premier accuses local newspaper of treason

June 8, 2015
Cayman Islands premier accuses local newspaper of treason GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- In a wide-ranging statement addressing issues of press freedom and responsibility to the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on Friday, Premier Alden McLaughlin took a local newspaper to task over a recent editorial that he described as “a treasonous attack...

Cayman Islands regulator called on to step aside in FIFA probe

June 6, 2015
Cayman Islands regulator called on to step aside in FIFA probe GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Cindy Scotland, the managing director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), has been called on to recuse herself from all involvement in an ongoing review by the territory’s financial regulator into the activities of Fidelity Bank.

Cayman Islands bank to review transactions in FIFA probe

June 4, 2015
Cayman Islands bank to review transactions in FIFA probe GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Fidelity Bank in the Cayman Islands, one of six Caribbean banks implicated in the FIFA corruption scandal, has announced plans to conduct an internal review of transactions linked to the FIFA probe. US prosecutors allege bribery payments to former Confederation...

Six Caribbean banks implicated in FIFA corruption scandal (UPDATED)

June 2, 2015
Six Caribbean banks implicated in FIFA corruption scandal (UPDATED) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- According to the 166-page indictment in United States vs. Jeffrey Webb, et al, in which many senior FIFA officials and others are charged with multiple counts of racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud involving $150 million, six Caribbean banks are listed as...

Cayman Islands football chief to contest extradition to US to face corruption charges

May 30, 2015
Cayman Islands football chief to contest extradition to US to face corruption charges BERNE, Switzerland -- Caymanian Jeffrey Webb, the erstwhile president of Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), is reportedly one of six soccer officials arrested on Wednesday in Zurich on racketeering, corruption and money laundering charges...

British Virgin Islands to host regional parliamentary conference

May 28, 2015
British Virgin Islands to host regional parliamentary conference ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will host the 40th annual conference of the Caribbean, Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Over 70 parliamentarians drawn from member states of that body are expected to arrive in the BVI in July.

Trinidad MP and 13 others indicted in US on corruption charges

May 27, 2015
Trinidad MP and 13 others indicted in US on corruption charges NEW YORK, USA -- A 47-count indictment was unsealed early Wednesday morning in US federal court in New York, charging Trinidad member of parliament Jack Warner and 13 other defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offences.

Cayman Islands premier applauds new hospital

May 26, 2015
Cayman Islands premier applauds new hospital GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The premier of the Cayman Islands believes a new Caribbean hospital's accreditation will stimulate interest in the Caribbean destination as a premier location for world-class healthcare and medical tourism. Speaking at a press conference marking the award...

Health City Cayman Islands awarded international accreditation

May 16, 2015
Health City Cayman Islands awarded international accreditation GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- On the heels of Health City Cayman Islands' first anniversary, the Caribbean hospital has earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader in accrediting the quality of healthcare, cementing its ability to...

Legal fraternity and judiciary mark retirement of Cayman Islands appeal court judge

May 14, 2015
Legal fraternity and judiciary mark retirement of Cayman Islands appeal court judge GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Accolades honouring retiring stalwart of regional jurisprudence, Cayman Appeals Court Justice Elliott Mottley, reflected a legacy of regional service that “only a very few lawyers and judges can claim,” in judgments that have “enriched the law books of Belize...

Cayman Islands opposition leader unrepentant in face of defamation writ

May 11, 2015
Cayman Islands opposition leader unrepentant in face of defamation writ GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The Cayman Islands opposition leader is showing no sign of retracting any of the allegations he has made about Premier Alden McLaughlin having been involved in a conspiracy to topple him from office. McKeeva Bush said that he intends to face...

Cayman Islands premier files defamation action against opposition leader

May 9, 2015
Cayman Islands premier files defamation action against opposition leader GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Cayman Islands political leaders are heading for a major courtroom showdown after Premier Alden McLaughlin’s lawyers filed suit against opposition leader McKeeva Bush on Thursday for libel, slander and defamation, claiming unspecified damages.

New Cayman Islands financial court judge commences hearing cases

May 6, 2015
New Cayman Islands financial court judge commences hearing cases GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- New non-resident judge, Nick Segal, who was appointed to serve on the Financial Services Division (FSD) of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in January, commenced hearing cases last Thursday. Segal will serve from time-to-time as required.

Cayman Islands premier to sue opposition leader

May 4, 2015
Cayman Islands premier to sue opposition leader GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin said he had received no response at close of business on Friday to his request for an apology from former premier now opposition leader McKeeva Bush regarding allegations Bush made.

Invitational youth cup kicks off in the Cayman Islands next Tuesday

May 2, 2015
Invitational youth cup kicks off in the Cayman Islands next Tuesday GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The second annual Cayman Airways Invitational Youth Cup begins next Tuesday in the Cayman Islands, heralding a weeklong series of football matches taking place from 5th to 10th May, showcasing the best of Cayman’s under fifteen football talent.

Cayman Islands premier warns opposition leader, local media over conspiracy allegations

April 27, 2015
Cayman Islands premier warns opposition leader, local media over conspiracy allegations GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin is turning to the courts for the next round in a fight with former premier and now opposition leader McKeeva Bush over controversial allegations of a conspiracy to oust Bush from office. The premier, who is also an attorney...

CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people

April 25, 2015
CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU...

Earth Day is every day at Health City Cayman Islands

April 22, 2015
Earth Day is every day at Health City Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Earth Day is celebrated every day at Health City Cayman Islands by implementing an impressive array of planet-friendly initiatives that abound on the well landscaped property. "We were built and will expand with sustainability and safety in mind," said Shomari Scott.

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