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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 …

Cayman Governor: Premier’s Arrest a “Matter for the Police Commissioner”

 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 …

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 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: 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: 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 …

 By Jim Hart, Stacy Frank and Courtney PlattOp-Ed Contributors The lionfish’s day of reckoning may be at hand, however a modest reckoning it may be. These beautiful, voracious feeders, with a prodigious reproductive rate of up to 30,000 eggs every …

 Above: Cayman Brac By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has issued a travel advisory concerning Cuba following a cholera outbreak in that country, according to Cayman’s Public Health Department. The advisory, issued by Cayman’s Medical Officer of Health …

 Above: Solicitor General Jacqueline Wilson By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago native Jacqueline Wilson has been named the new Solicitor General of the Cayman Islands. Wilson was selected following an open recruitment process to fill the vacancy created …

 Above: the Cuban vessel By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Cuban migrants that arrived in the Cayman Islands in April have been repatriated to Cuba. There were a total of 27 men and one woman on a boat …

 Above: left, Governor Duncan Taylor and Premier McKeeva Bush during a visit by UK Minister Henry Bellingham (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor has appointed two new members to the territory’s Constitutional Commission. Jude …

 Above: the vessel which landed on Cayman Brac (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A Cuban vessel with 28 people on board landed Wednesday afternoon in Cayman Brac, the government announced. There were 27 males and one female on …