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Cayman Islands regulator releases confidential victim information to fraudster

September 30, 2016
Cayman Islands regulator releases confidential victim information to fraudster MIAMI, USA -- Sources in the Cayman Islands report that an officer in the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) delivered confidential information to allegedfraudster Sharon Lexa Lamb, who then turned it over to her attorneys. The information included a written statement...

Commentary: Bearer shares and offshore bank accounts

September 30, 2016
Commentary: Bearer shares and offshore bank accounts If you are a legitimate businessman or investor, your professional adviser, if he or she is honest, will always tell you that owning any assets through a corporation having bearer shares can be a fatal mistake. Unless a company's shares are registered, there exists a clear and present...

LBGT activist calls on UK to end discrimination in the Cayman Islands

September 22, 2016
LBGT activist calls on UK to end discrimination in the Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A representative from Colours Cayman, the only organisation in the Cayman Islands campaigning for equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has called on the UK to end the inequity, discrimination and...

Former Cayman Islands football official seeks separate trial in FIFA corruption case

September 21, 2016
Former Cayman Islands football official seeks separate trial in FIFA corruption case GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Former Cayman Islands football official Costas Takkas, who was netted in the massive FIFA corruption scandal alongside his former colleague, Jeffery Webb, and numerous other regional football officials, is attempting to get a separate trial.

Cayman insider says government ordered police to ignore $450m fraud for political reasons

September 19, 2016
Cayman insider says government ordered police to ignore $450m fraud for political reasons MIAMI, USA -- A reliable local source in Grand Cayman, who has a contact inside the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), has asserted that he has been advised that a senior official in the government has given a direct order to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)...

Cayman Islands police failure blamed for child sex abuse acquittals

September 16, 2016
Cayman Islands police failure blamed for child sex abuse acquittals GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Two Cayman Islands men accused of consistently sexually abusing a child in the family home have been acquitted after the judge pointed to the “gross incompetence” of the police investigation that undermined the evidence and prejudiced...

Cayman Islands reports four more zika cases

September 15, 2016
Cayman Islands reports four more zika cases GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Another four women with no relevant travel history have been infected with zika as a result of local transmission, public health officials have confirmed in the latest update regarding the spread of the virus in the Cayman Islands.

'Expertise' of Cayman Islands anti-gay rally line-up challenged

September 12, 2016
'Expertise' of Cayman Islands anti-gay rally line-up challenged GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- As church organisers prepared for the weekend’s anti-gay rights rally in the Cayman Islands, members of the territory’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community have challenged the expertise of the controversial Christian conservative...

Former FIFA vice president banned for life from football

September 12, 2016
Former FIFA vice president banned for life from football GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- FIFA has banned its former vice president, Cayman Islander Jeffrey Webb, from football for life and will be issuing a fine in excess of US$1 million to the former president of both CIFA and CONCACAF. In a statement on Friday from the scandal...

Commentary: Cayman Islands liquidators fail to disclose important details on assets

September 8, 2016
Commentary: Cayman Islands liquidators fail to disclose important details on assets The brouhaha over the liquidation of the fugitive stock trader Ryan Bateman's shell companies, B & C Capital Ltd and Bateman & Company, increased last week with the disclosure that the liquidators stated to the press that they had located and frozen assets of the debtor corporations.

Son of Cayman's chief justice busted in Jamaica on drug charges

September 7, 2016
Son of Cayman's chief justice busted in Jamaica on drug charges KINGSTON, Jamaica -- In what was described by Loop News as “A smelly affair”, the news service reported on Saturday that the son of Anthony Smellie, the chief justice of the Cayman Islands, has been busted in Jamaica, along with another man, on drug trafficking and other drug-related charges.

Honduras president visits Cayman Islands for trade talks

September 5, 2016
Honduras president visits Cayman Islands for trade talks GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Following up on the Cayman Islands government’s recent announcements that it wants to see the British territory trading more with Honduras, the country’s President Juan Hernandez visited with Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin...

Cayman Islands enacts sweeping science-based reforms to Nassau Grouper fishery regulations

September 2, 2016
Cayman Islands enacts sweeping science-based reforms to Nassau Grouper fishery regulations GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- On Monday, August 15, 2016, the Cayman Islands government enacted a comprehensive set of regulations aimed at recovering Nassau Grouper, an endangered Caribbean reef fish. The new regulations are based on more than a decade of...

Commentary: Why did the Cayman Islands court hold a closed-door hearing in a company liquidation?

September 2, 2016
Commentary: Why did the Cayman Islands court hold a closed-door hearing in a company liquidation? Cayman Islands media, reporting on the latest developments in the unfolding scandal behind the court proceedings regarding B & C Capital Ltd, were forced to rely upon statements of the court-appointed liquidators, as the new proceeding against Bateman & Company Ltd was held behind...

Swiss open new football probe on Germany's 2006 World Cup

September 2, 2016
Swiss open new football probe on Germany's 2006 World Cup GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The FIFA corruption scandal that has shaken the entire football world has moved to Germany. Swiss authorities have now launched an investigation into the German Football Association and four officials, including veteran international football...

Cayman Islands included on Italy's 'whitelist'

September 1, 2016
Cayman Islands included on Italy's 'whitelist' GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Cayman Finance, the private sector organisation that represents the Cayman Islands' financial services industry, has welcomed the news that the British territory has been included on Italy's "whitelist". CEO of Cayman Finance, Jude Scott, said...

Two more cases of zika reported in the Cayman Islands

August 31, 2016
Two more cases of zika reported in the Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Public health officials have confirmed that they have received two more positive zika virus tests on blood taken from patients in the Cayman Islands with no travel history. Acting medical officer of health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said...

Former Cayman Islands banker dodges jail term in Switzerland

August 26, 2016
Former Cayman Islands banker dodges jail term in Switzerland GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A former offshore banker who was based in the Cayman Islands before he blew the whistle on his former bosses at Julius Bäer, accusing them of assisting clients with tax evasion and leaking sensitive account information, will not go to prison.

Former Cayman Islands governor berates UK officials in final dispatch

August 19, 2016
Former Cayman Islands governor berates UK officials in final dispatch GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A dispatch sent to London 24 years ago from the outgoing governor of the Cayman Islands, which was released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) this month, berates the colonial rulers for ignoring the overseas territories and not...

Commentary: Elevate country risk on the Cayman Islands for 2016

August 16, 2016
Commentary: Elevate country risk on the Cayman Islands for 2016 One of the key indicators through which we measure and calculate country risk is the ability of a jurisdiction to protect foreign investment, and to obtain justice for the victims when financial crime occurs, meaning the prudent use of civil and criminal proceedings, both to punish those who...

Cayman Islands braces for impact of CDC zika travel warning

August 15, 2016
Cayman Islands braces for impact of CDC zika travel warning GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Following a travel alert issued for the Cayman Islands by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, after the territory confirmed two cases of local zika transmission, the Department of Tourism (DoT) is braced for the potential impact.

Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands launch new civil service partnership

August 12, 2016
Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands launch new civil service partnership GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Deputy governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Anya Williams, accompanied by the director of her office Tito Lightbourne and human resources director Mark Greenway, visited the Cayman Islands during the week of August 8, 2016.

CDC issues zika travel alert for the Cayman Islands

August 12, 2016
CDC issues zika travel alert for the Cayman Islands ATLANTA, USA -- Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Thursday issued a zika virus travel notice for the Cayman Islands. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area...

Cayman Islands reports first cases of local zika transmission

August 10, 2016
Cayman Islands reports first cases of local zika transmission GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The first two cases of local transmission of the zika virus in the Cayman Islands have been confirmed by acting medical officer of health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez. In the first such case reported on Monday, a local man reported the onset of symptoms on...

Cayman regulator fails to sanction unlicensed bank and its directors

August 10, 2016
Cayman regulator fails to sanction unlicensed bank and its directors MIAMI, USA -- A year after it was notified by victims that B & C Capital Ltd, an exempt Cayman Islands corporation with no banking licence, was accepting funds pursuant to a written instrument that described it as a bank and financial institution, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority...

Fourth case of zika confirmed in the Cayman Islands

August 5, 2016
Fourth case of zika confirmed in the Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Public health officials in the Cayman Islands have confirmed a fourth case of imported zika virus contracted by a returning resident. Acting medical officer of health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said the female patient travelled from 4 to 8 July...

Tropical storm expected to form in northwest Caribbean

August 2, 2016
Tropical storm expected to form in northwest Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- A strong tropical wave over the central Caribbean Sea, centered about 275 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, at 2 pm EDT on Monday, continued to move quickly westward at about 20 mph. Environmental conditions were expected to be conducive for additional...

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