Cayman Islands

Cayman Premier: “I Have Done Nothing Wrong and I Shall Not Be Resigning”

 Above: Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush By Alexander Britell Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush has issued his first public statement since his arrest Tuesday on suspicions of corruption, maintaining his innocence and vowing not to yield to increasing public pressure to step …

Cayman Premier Released on Bail; Investigations “Still Very Active”

 Above: the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush, who was arrested Tuesday in a corruption investigation, has been released and placed on bail until February 2013, according to the Royal Cayman Islands …

Cayman Islands Lightly Shaken By 4.1-Magnitude Earthquake

 Above: Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands was lightly shaken by a 4.1-magnitude earthquake south of Grand Cayman early Wednesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred at about 10:30 AM, 64 …

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 Above: Cayman Islands government offices in Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor has issued a statement that he was “aware” of the arrest of Premier McKeeva Bush Tuesday morning and that the conduct …

 Above: Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush has been arrested and is in police custody, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service announced in a statement Tuesday. The arrest came “in connection …

 Above: the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and Italy signed a tax information exchange agreement on Monday. “We are pleased to see this tax information exchange agreement come to fruition, and …

 Above: Seven Mile Beach (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue began operating its new service from the Northeastern United States to Grand Cayman Thursday. The air carrier, which has been increasing its presence in the Caribbean, is now …

 Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Gimistory, the Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, will bring a blend of comedy, song and tales to the territory for the 15th straight year later this month. The festival, which lasts …

 Above: Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is the third-best location for expatriates in the world, according to a recently-released survey from Jersey-based HSBC Expat. Cayman finished third behind Singapore …

 Above: the House of Lords (Photo: UK Parliament) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom’s Commissioner for Standards has dismissed a complaint concerning work by Lord Blencathra on behalf of Cayman’s government. The complaint and accompanying investigation had come …

 Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Cayman Islands and the territory’s private sector are working to prepare for the implementation of the United States’ Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Cayman currently has a …

 Above: The Seven Fathoms distillery in Georgetown (All photos by Rum Journal)A NUMBER OF RUMS have a unique raison d’être: high altitude, volcanic soil, aging done in more than one country. But a rum from the Cayman Islands has a …

 Above: Honourary Consul Arturo Ursua and Christine Wright, deputy governor’s office business manager (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands received a visit from a delegation from the Philippines Embassy in Washington this week led by First …

 Above: Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Vendors in the Cayman Islands who set up shop in public places without a valid trade and business licence are breaking law and will be prosecuted, …

 Above: Georgetown, Grand Cayman By Alexander Britell While places like Virginia and Florida will mean the most to the upcoming presidential election in the United States, another location has been popping up disproportionately during the campaign: the Cayman Islands. Since …

 Above: the “Happy Ours” home on Harbour Island in the Bahamas (Listing: Coldwell Banker) While the Caribbean real estate market was impacted by the recession, it is beginning to show signs of growth. And at the centre of the regional …

 Above: Georgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has introduced increased import duties on cigarettes and alcohol as part of the territory’s new revenue measures for the 2012/2013 fiscal year, the office of Cayman Premier McKeeva …

 Above: the Wheego LiFe (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell GRAND CAYMAN — It began with a small group of cars under a white tent just across from Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman — but it could herald the start …