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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...

Commentary: Are Cayman Islands fraudsters conducting another fraud on the court?

August 2, 2016
Commentary: Are Cayman Islands fraudsters conducting another fraud on the court? B & C Capital, Ltd, a Cayman Islands company controlled by the island's mega-fraudsters, Derek Buntain, Ryan Bateman, Sharon Lexa Lamb, and Fernando Mendes, members of the Cayman Gang of Four, appear to be orchestrating the court liquidation of the corporation, and truth...

Canadian banks agree to release information on Cayman Islands accounts

July 30, 2016
Canadian banks agree to release information on Cayman Islands accounts OTTAWA, Canada -- The Federal Court of Canada has approved federal requests for seven years' worth of transaction information from the Royal Bank of Canada and Citibank, NA, related to correspondent accounts in the name of Cayman National Bank Ltd in the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Islands churches to push anti-gay marriage stance

July 29, 2016
Cayman Islands churches to push anti-gay marriage stance GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Local church leaders representing various Christian denominations, including Anglicans and Seventh Day Adventists, are putting aside their doctrinal differences and uniting on a campaign to promote what they see as the biblical basis for family life.

Genetically modified mosquito release commences in the Cayman Islands

July 29, 2016
Genetically modified mosquito release commences in the Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Cayman Islands government strengthened its efforts to protect residents and visitors from zika, dengue and chikungunya with the launch of additional mosquito controls involving the release of genetically modified insects on Thursday.

Fugitive's Cayman Islands company closed down over $1.69 million claim

July 28, 2016
Fugitive's Cayman Islands company closed down over $1.69 million claim GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A company owned by a man wanted by local police for a violent crime has been wound up by the Grand Court in the Cayman Islands after a creditor in the British Virgin Islands tried and failed for more than six months to get back almost $1.7 million...

New UK minister commits to championing British Overseas Territories interests

July 27, 2016
New UK minister commits to championing British Overseas Territories interests GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The new UK minister for British Overseas Territories (BOTs), Baroness Anelay, has said she plans to champion the interests of the BOTs in Whitehall in the face of the uncertainties presented by the referendum result last month for the UK to exit the...

Controversial Cayman Islander joins executive of regional football union

July 27, 2016
Controversial Cayman Islander joins executive of regional football union GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The vice president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), Bruce Blake, has secured a seat on the executive committee of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) after elections in Miami this weekend. Blake, who has yet to explain fully...

Cayman Islands judge rejects ban on release of genetically engineered mosquitoes

July 26, 2016
Cayman Islands judge rejects ban on release of genetically engineered mosquitoes GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Justice Ingrid Mangatal has rejected the application by activists in the Cayman Islands to overturn a decision of the National Conservation Council (NCC) regarding the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes.

Cayman Islands immigration tribunal finds in gay couple's favour

July 25, 2016
Cayman Islands immigration tribunal finds in gay couple's favour GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Two expatriate lawyers who are in a legal same-sex marriage have won their immigration appeal in the Cayman Islands. Dr Leo Raznovich is now a legal dependent on his spouse’s work permit, settling the question once and for all that...

British overseas territories leaders meet in Turks and Caicos

July 23, 2016
British overseas territories leaders meet in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Governor Peter Beckingham welcomed leaders from seven of the UK’s Overseas Territories for lunch at his official residence on Thursday. “I was delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to welcome to the Turks and Caicos...

Multi-billion-dollar international litigation begins in the Cayman Islands

July 20, 2016
Multi-billion-dollar international litigation begins in the Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The world’s spotlight is on the Cayman Islands courts with the largest trial in the history of the jurisdiction, with billions of dollars at stake, which began on Tuesday. The case, to be presided over by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, involves worldwide allegations...

Activists delay planned Cayman Islands release of genetically modified mosquitoes

July 15, 2016
Activists delay planned Cayman Islands release of genetically modified mosquitoes GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A group of local activists in the Cayman Islands, who are opposed to the planned release of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes, have managed to delay the start of the project, which was due to get underway on Thursday. The group aimed to...

Cayman Islands premier hopes for stability with new British PM

July 13, 2016
Cayman Islands premier hopes for stability with new British PM GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the quick leadership change in the UK will bring a “semblance of certainty and stability” for the British overseas territories (BOTs) as well as Britain and help “move along the process” of...

European Court ruling paves way for gay marriage case in the Cayman Islands

July 12, 2016
European Court ruling paves way for gay marriage case in the Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will have significant implications for a case in the Cayman Islands relating to a same-sex couple. The ECHR found that a refusal to grant a residence permit to a gay couple...

Commentary: The View from Europe: An uncertain future for the Overseas Territories?

July 9, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: An uncertain future for the Overseas Territories? Although an eerie calm may have settled on Europe now that the immediacy of the decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) has sunk in, it should not lull the Caribbean into a sense of false security or inaction. It has arisen because much is now on hold until...

UK may join its Caribbean territories as tax havens after Brexit

July 8, 2016
UK may join its Caribbean territories as tax havens after Brexit LONDON, England -- Once free of European Union strictures following its exit from the EU, European finance ministers and financial experts have expressed concern that Brexit could prompt a “race to the bottom” on tax policy, with the UK joining its Caribbean territories as a tax haven.

Cayman Islands regulator cancels director registration of fugitive financier

July 8, 2016
Cayman Islands regulator cancels director registration of fugitive financier GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has cancelled the director registration of Ryan Bateman, the sole director of B & C Capital Ltd, and Bateman & Company Ltd, two corporate entities that have been accused by victims of laundering...

Cayman Islands confirms first two cases of zika; USVI and Grenada report additional cases

July 7, 2016
Cayman Islands confirms first two cases of zika; USVI and Grenada report additional cases GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Although the Cayman Islands managed to remain free of zika for a considerable time as the virus raged across the region, public health officials confirmed on Tuesday the first two Cayman Islands cases of the virus, imported by returning residents.

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