News from Cayman:
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.
April 20, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman -- The third round of migration talks between the government of Cuba and the government of the Cayman Islands took place in Grand Cayman on 16 – 17 April 2015. The delegation from Cuba was headed by Ambassador Rafael Dausá Céspedes, director of consular...
April 20, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman -- The second annual Under 15 Cayman Airways Invitational Youth Cup will take place in the Cayman islands from Tuesday May 5 to Sunday May 10, 2015 and will feature eight local and international football teams. The upcoming tournament will host Ipswich Town...
April 18, 2015
STAMFORD, USA -- The collapse in early 2011 of what prosecutors described as Connecticut’s largest ever Ponzi scheme and subsequent criminal and civil court proceedings have revealed a money trail of ill-gotten gains stretching from one end of the Caribbean to the other.
April 14, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Former Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) commissioner, Stuart Kernohan, who recently settled a wrongful dismissal claim against the Cayman Islands government out of court for an undisclosed but at least six figure sum...
April 10, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Health City Cayman Islands celebrates its first anniversary of providing quality and affordable healthcare this month. Since the state-of-the-art medical facility received its first patient 12 months ago, Health City brought life to the shared vision of renowned...
April 9, 2015
ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has moved up 13 positions to 34th in the most recent Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI). The Index also revealed that the BVI is the most highly ranked offshore jurisdiction, ahead of competing jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands...
April 7, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Cayman Islands judiciary and its legal fraternities last week hosted the highest ranking member of the British judiciary ever to visit the territory in that capacity. A justice of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, Lord Mance, was there as keynote speaker...
April 3, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- While the talk of “cold cases” is in the air after Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar’s recent admonition to the police, there is one “hot” case that is about to be concluded. It is the high-profile case from 2013 that has all the elements of an object lesson in fraud and greed.
April 1, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Cayman Islands has moved up an impressive 15 positions in the most recent Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI). "The Cayman Islands was ranked at 54 in the last report published in September and it is indeed very pleasing to see the significant move...
March 31, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Health City Cayman Islands has launched new medical oncology services with the opening of its department of medical oncology, spearheaded by resident oncologist Dr Vineetha Binoy. The department focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of various cancers.
March 28, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick on Friday hosted the governors from Bermuda and the other Caribbean Overseas Territories for a conference to discuss regional matters and issues of common interest. The conference was attended by the governors of...
March 26, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott on Wednesday expressed his disappointment on behalf of the financial services industry that a recent US Department of State Report listing of the Cayman Islands as a ‘country of primary concern’ was taken out of context.
March 25, 2015
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Healthcare tourism is listed as an opportunity for the Caribbean region according to an article outlining "13 Opportunities for the New Caribbean." Curacao-based development consultants, Miguel Goede and Runy Calmera, cite opportunities ranging from...
March 7, 2015
LONDON, England -- The Cayman Islands has been announced as the best hedge fund services jurisdiction at the 2015 Hedgeweek Global Awards in London. Hedgeweek is the largest online news publisher serving the investment and wealth managers market. Minister of Financial Services...