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St Lucia firm surfaces in Cayman Islands corruption probe

August 30, 2014
St Lucia firm surfaces in Cayman Islands corruption probe GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The former chairman of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) board was released on bail Thursday evening following his arrest on suspicion of a number of offences, including abuse of public office, breach of trust, conflict of interest and...

Cayman Islands attractive to Canadian insurance captives

August 28, 2014
Cayman Islands attractive to Canadian insurance captives GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Canadian and Cayman Islands insurance markets are made for each other, says representatives from the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC), who have been going regularly to Canada to discuss the advantages of captive structures.

New Cayman Islands court of appeal judge appointed

August 14, 2014
New Cayman Islands court of appeal judge appointed GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- An advocate and judge, who is widely known in the Caribbean and elsewhere in the Commonwealth for his advocacy for the rights of citizens against government actions, has been appointed to the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. Sir George Newman was sworn in on Monday.

Cayman Islands police said to be covering up for British officials

August 7, 2014
Cayman Islands police said to be covering up for British officials GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- In a decision that has been described by local media as part of an “ongoing cover up”, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) has concluded that allegations that a former Cayman Islands governor, the attorney general and a British...

Cayman Islands government expands protection for Stingray City

July 31, 2014
Cayman Islands government expands protection for Stingray City GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- For more than 30 years, divers and snorkelers to Grand Cayman have enjoyed a unique first-hand encounter with dozens of friendly stingrays that gather at two sites in the clear waters of the North Sound -- Stingray City and the sandbar. This creature experience is...

Caribbean medical facility welcomes regional neighbours

July 30, 2014
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- A new medical facility in the Caribbean is offering affordable, world-class services to its neighbours as an alternative to the rising health care costs typically found throughout the region and North America. Founded by Narayana Health's Dr Devi Shetty...

Barbados and Cayman Islands report first locally transmitted chikungunya cases

July 24, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The ministry of health in Barbados has reported the first case of chikungunya in a resident with no known travel history. Another six cases confirmed so far have all been imported into the island. In the Cayman Islands, out of seven cases tested...

UK territories reaffirm commitment to economic development at Cayman meeting

July 21, 2014
UK territories reaffirm commitment to economic development at Cayman meeting GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Elected leaders of the UK’s Overseas Territories, met in the Cayman Islands on 15-17 July 2014 to discuss the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC), scheduled for December in London. The purpose of the Joint Ministerial Council is to implement...

Financial services a top priority for overseas territories engagement with UK

July 19, 2014
Financial services a top priority for overseas territories engagement with UK GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- In their continued efforts to foster a modern partnership with the United Kingdom, Overseas Territories (OTs) heads of government, at a preparatory meeting in the Cayman Islands agreed on priority areas for discussion in the upcoming Joint Ministerial Council.

British overseas territories leaders meet in Cayman

July 17, 2014
British overseas territories leaders meet in Cayman GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (GIS) -- British Overseas Territories (OTs) heads of government gathered in Grand Cayman on Wednesday morning to begin the pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting. The meeting, chaired by Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin, is an opportunity for all Overseas Territories...

Cayman Islands to host overseas territories heads of government

July 15, 2014
Cayman Islands to host overseas territories heads of government GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands --- The Cayman Islands will host Overseas Territories (OTs) heads of government for a pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting this week, beginning on Wednesday. The meeting will be chaired by Premier Alden McLaughlin and is an opportunity for all Overseas...

Three plead guilty to Cayman Islands money laundering

July 14, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, USA -- Two Cayman Islands residents and a Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) attorney have now pleaded guilty to money laundering charges under an indictment unsealed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in March. Joshua Vandyk, a US citizen...

Cayman Islands former London director cleared of lobbying

July 14, 2014
Cayman Islands former London director cleared of lobbying LONDON, England -- The Commissioner for Standards in the UK’s House of Lords has cleared the Cayman Island’s former London office director Lord Blencathra of breaking the rules by lobbying Parliament and MPs. The Commissioner has found that Lord Blencathra did not in reality lobby improperly.

Eighteen Caribbean hotels among the Top 100 List in 2014

July 3, 2014
BELLEVUE, USA -- On Tuesday, Expedia.com, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites, announced the Expedia 2014 Insiders’ Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. The Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels...

Cayman Islands confirm first chikungunya case; hundreds of suspected cases reported in St Kitts-Nevis

July 2, 2014
Cayman Islands confirm first chikungunya case; hundreds of suspected cases reported in St Kitts-Nevis GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- As a regional outbreak persists, public health officials in the Cayman islands have confirmed the first local case of imported chikungunya illness by a returning resident. Medical Officer of Health Dr Kiran Kumar said the patient, who was treated and released from the...

Caribbean Export explores technical management unit to support regional trade

June 30, 2014
Caribbean Export explores technical management unit to support regional trade GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Following the successful hosting of a business forum in the Cayman Islands on June 25, 2014, for private sector firms, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) explored the establishment of a technical management unit (TMU) to assist...

Caribbean Export creates opportunities for regional trade at Cayman business forum

June 28, 2014
Caribbean Export creates opportunities for regional trade at Cayman business forum GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) hosted a business forum in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday for private sector firms as well as other key stakeholders from CARIFORUM, the French Caribbean Outermost regions...

Over-fishing for conservation in the Cayman Islands

June 28, 2014
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Comfort Suites Grand Cayman, which is franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc.,one of the world's leading hotel companies, is working to help preserve the Cayman Islands waters of invasive marine life.

Fifteen Caribbean countries report cases of chikungunya virus

June 25, 2014
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the first local transmission of chikungunya virus in the Western Hemisphere identified in Saint Martin. Fifteen Caribbean countries have since reported cases of chikungunya.

Goodbye gasoline... first green LEAF arrives in the Cayman Islands

June 20, 2014
Goodbye gasoline... first green LEAF arrives in the Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The NCB group in the Cayman Islands has purchased the very first new all-electric Nissan LEAF in the Caribbean, reinforcing its commitment to environmental sustainability. “NCB Group is proud to be a part of the innovative movement towards electric cars...

Radio ad highlights hospital CEOs excessive pay and money stashed in Cayman Islands

June 12, 2014
BOSTON, USA -- A radio ad was launched on Wednesday highlighting spendthrift Massachusetts hospital CEOs stashing millions in offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands and creating excessive compensation packages for themselves. The release of the ad is timed to coincide with...

British overseas territories citizens get visa-free access to 26 European countries

June 7, 2014
LONDON, England -- British Overseas Territories citizens (BOTCs), British Overseas citizens (BOCs), British Protected Persons (BPPs), and British Subjects (BS) can travel visa-free across the EU ‘Schengen’ Area with effect from Monday, 9 June 2014.

Cayman Islands looking at Bimini for what not to do

May 23, 2014
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- A leading dive hotelier in the Cayman Islands told a local TV station here on Wednesday that Cayman officials and dive business operators were looking at Bimini in The Bahamas as an example of what not to do in pitting protection of fragile marine life...

New report calls for Britain to investigate BVI and other tax havens

May 13, 2014
LONDON, England -- An unpublished two-year investigation by anti-corruption experts says the UK should launch a major investigation into the use of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and other tax havens by "high-risk" sectors such as Indonesian forestry, Britain’s Observer newspaper reported.

Caribbean overseas territories meet with UK networking specialists

May 1, 2014
Caribbean overseas territories meet with UK networking specialists LONDON, England -- Overseas Territory representatives from the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Montserrat, the Cayman Islands and Anguilla met with United Kingdom business networking specialists, CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) in London last week, as the first networking session...

Cayman Invitational 2014 attracts a 'formidable foursome' of top hurdlers

April 26, 2014
Cayman Invitational 2014 attracts a 'formidable foursome' of top hurdlers GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Organisers for this year’s Cayman Invitational, taking place on Wednesday 7th May, will present a star studded line up of top international athletes all set to battle it out for the top spot in their chosen race. Third-time returnees Tiffany Williams of the United States...

$2.5 billion claim against Cayman Islands companies to go to trial

April 22, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- On Monday, 14 April 2014, Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company ("AHAB") won two rulings in the Cayman Islands against ten companies created and controlled by Maan Al Sanea as the principal offshore component of a fraudulent scheme.

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