Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Named Top Domicile for Hedge Funds: Report

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has been named the most-favoured domicile for hedge funds, according to Hedge Funds Review’s Service Providers Rankings. The survey, which was completed by more than 1,000 hedge funds, fund of funds and …

Op-Ed: Cayman Islands Attorney General Samuel Bulgin on Ethics in Public Life

 Ethics, Integrity and Accountability in Public Life By Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC, JP Caribbean island nations are no longer solely laid back retreats for those seeking sun, sand and sea. We are world-ranked financial centres, and our tourism industries demand …

Cayman Premier Bush on Jamaica Visit

 Above: Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush and Jamaican PM Andrew Holness By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush is in Jamaica with a six-person team on a study tour. The Premier is looking at Jamaica’s procurement system, along …

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 Above: Cheddi Jagan International Airport (Photo: GINA) The government of Guyana has announced the approval of a $138 million agreement with the state-owned China Harbour Engineering Company for the design and construction of an expansion at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. …

 Above: a doppler radar Two contracts have now been awarded to European companies, and a construction tender is now going out locally on the Cayman Islands’ Doppler weather radar station. The contract to manufacture, supply and install the digital radar …

 Above: an Immigration officer processes passengers at the Owen Roberts International Airport (Photo: Cayman GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman’s Cabinet approved an amendment to the country’s Immigration Regulations that exempts Jamaican nationals of certain ages from visa requirements. …

 Above: Sebastian Martinez By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman native Sebastian Martinez, all of 13 years old, has signed an 18-month contract with the Swindon Town Football Club in England. Martinez is currently playing for the club’s U13 development team, …

 Above: Mind’s Eye (Photo: WMF) In Cayman, Help for an Old Artist’s Home By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman’s government has committed to restoring the home of internationally renowned artist Gladwyn Bush, better known as Miss Lassie, who died in …

 Above: Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush and Head of the Federal Administration of Public Revenue in Argentina Dr Ricardo Echegaray (Photo: CGIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and Argentina have entered into a Tax Information Exchange Agreement, following …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff   Cayman Governor Duncan Taylor signed the country’s new Gender Equality Bill yesterday, legislation aimed at promoting and ensuring gender equality in the workplace.   “This is an important piece of legislation,” Taylor said. “Equality …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Archaeologist Dr Margaret Leshikar-Denton has been named the new director of the Cayman Islands National Museum. Leshikar-Denton had previously worked at the museum as an archaeologist for 16 years doing research and producing displays. “I …

 Above: Premier McKeeva Bush (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff After a contraction of 4.1 percent a year ago in the Caymanian economy, Cayman recorded positive growth in the first six months of 2011, according to a report from …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and China announced an agreement on the exchange of tax information, following a formal signing today. The agreement was signed by Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush and China’s Madame Song Lan, the State …

 Above: the Cayman Enterprise City project By Royann Dean Throughout election season in the region, we will inevitably hear talk about sustainable development. Sustainable is commonly synonymous with ‘environmental’ but also includes economic sustainability. Creativity is not likely to be …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Members of Cayman’s Legislative Assembly passed a new version of the island’s Gender Equality bill that incorporated feedback from community organisations and professional associations. The Ministry of Gender Affairs spent the month of August working …

 By Alexander Britell In 2008, world-renowned Chef Eric Ripert spearheaded the opening of the Blue restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. Ripert, whose Le Bernardin in New York City holds the highest-possible three Michelin stars as one of the world’s …

 Above: the turtle was returned to safety with a bit of persuasion. (Photo: Cayman GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint operation by Cayman Police and the Department of Environment thwarted poachers who had tied up a 200-pound female …

 Following the lead of Grenada, Cayman Islands lawmakers voted to support the introduction of a minimum wage of $5.83 per hour for workers in the islands. The motion to amend the country’s Labour Law was brought by MP Ezzard Miller. …