Cayman Islands

British Virgin Islands Has Caribbean’s Best Quality of Life: Report

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A report by the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence division has named the British Virgin Islands as having the Caribbean’s best quality of life. The report, which ranks what it deems …

Cayman Signs Deal on Tech District

 Above: Cayman Enterprise City By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands Government has signed a deal allowing developer Cayman Enterprise City the exclusive right to construct, develop and maintain a special economic zone. The company’s project, Cayman Enterprise City, is …

After 51 Years, a Caribbean Legal Career Comes to a Close in Cayman

 From left) Court of Appeal President Sir John Chadwick, Registrar Audrey Bodden, Justice Ian Forte, OJ, CD, Justice Dr. Abdullah Conteh, QC and Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, QC (Cayman GIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman lawyers bid farewell …

LATEST NEWS

 By Alexander Britell The first residential home certified as part of the US Green Buildings Council’s International LEED programme is in Grand Cayman, the initiative of Greentech Managing Director James Whittaker, who is spearheading the green building movement in Cayman. …

 The recent downgrading of the United States’ federal debt rating by Standard and Poor’s may not impact Cayman in the near future, but US developments will continue to have a significant impact on the island chain. “Cayman will largely be …

 By Alexander Britell In just over three years in Miami, Chef Michael Schwartz has risen to the top of the culinary scene and won the top honor for any American chef, the James Beard Foundation award, last year for his …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands’ economy is trending upwards, with positive growth of 1.2 percent in the first quarter of 2011, according to a report from the government’s Economics and Statistics Office released Friday. The growth represented …

 Many Chinese firms have chosen to create shell companies in the Cayman islands in order to control businesses back in China, according to the Wall Street Journal. Because they are in Cayman, they can issue American depository receipts that trade …

 By the Caribbean Journal Cayman’s business community is opposing the government’s proposed attempt at passing a bill regulating gender equality in the workplace. According to the text of a letter the government received from the Cayman Islands Law Society, Cayman …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush signed an agreement today with Cayman Enterprise City, Ltd in a deal that will give CEC the opportunity to build a special economic zone based on technology in Grand Cayman. “CEC …

 The Sailfish Estate in Sunrise Landing on Grand Cayman is the first LEED-certified private residential home built outside of the United States. LEED is the certification system of the United States Green Buildings Council, which rates the energy efficiency and …

 It may flutter innocuously, but the Papilio demoleus, or Chequered Swallowtail, is no friendly butterfly. The creature, which has recently been sighted for the first time in Cayman, has spread across the Caribbean with great intensity, from Jamaica to Puerto …

 Opposition members of Cayman’s Legislative Assembly are questioning the decision by the government to make a deal with the China Harbour Engineering Company to build a new cruise port. “I would like to know if the governor, through the secretary …

 A CHEC visit to the Bahamas earlier this year (Photo: CHEC) Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush said he expects to sign an agreement with a Chinese developer to build a new port in George Town. The company, China Harbour Engineering Company, …

 Premier McKeeva Bush By the Caribbean Journal staff Premier McKeeva Bush announced that Cayman’s government would tax and regulate hedge funds for the first time, with the announcement coming in his budget address. “The Government will introduce a single revenue …

 The United Kingdom will not sign off on Cayman’s budget for the upcoming year without cuts to civil service personnel, it announced. The budget had been set for delivery to the Legislative Assembly May 23, but British concerns about personnel …

 Caymanian legislators passed three laws yesterday aimed at bringing financial services in the Cayman Islands in line with international standards. The three laws were the Companies (Amendemnt) Bill 2011 and two companion bills — the Securities (Amendment) Bill and the …

 Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush led a Cayman delegation to meet with the United States Internal Revenue Service’s Deputy Commissioner, Michael Danilack, along with other senior officials to discuss implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance …

 

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