News from Cayman:
July 3, 2015
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...
June 29, 2015
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...
June 27, 2015
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...
June 24, 2015
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...
June 22, 2015
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.
June 19, 2015
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...
June 11, 2015
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)...
June 10, 2015
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.
June 9, 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...
June 8, 2015
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...
June 6, 2015
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.
June 4, 2015
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...
June 2, 2015
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...
May 30, 2015
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...
May 28, 2015
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.
May 27, 2015
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.
May 26, 2015
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...
May 16, 2015
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...
May 14, 2015
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...
May 11, 2015
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...
May 9, 2015
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.
May 6, 2015
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.
May 4, 2015
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.
May 2, 2015
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.
April 27, 2015
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...
April 25, 2015
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...
April 22, 2015
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.