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A diver's delight in the Cayman Islands

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A diver's delight in the Cayman Islands

- “Little,” as locals call the Caribbean’s Little Cayman Island, is a diminutive chunk of porous limestone 110 miles south of Cuba with a human population of about 150. There are thousands more red-footed boobies, frigate birds and iguanas here than there are people. Although it has lovely white-sand beaches, this 10- by 1-mile-wide islet is geographically boring, rising only several feet above sea level at its highest point

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Canadian cannabis company starts exporting to Cayman Islands

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Canadian cannabis company starts exporting to Cayman Islands

- GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, (CMC): The Canadian based medical cannabis company - CanniMed Thera-peutics - exported its first international shipment of cannabis oil to the Cayman Islands, as a way of testing the territory's potential as an export market. The company exported its first international shipment of cannabis oils this month, including 12,960 millilitres to a pharmacy here. The shipment makes Canada the second country, after Jamaica, to export cannabis oils to Cayman since the product was legalised here last October

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Cayman Islands vote could pull back veil of secrecy for businesses

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Cayman Islands vote could pull back veil of secrecy for businesses

- The Cayman Islands, one of the world’s best-known tax havens, may soon give international authorities better access to information about companies that have long been shrouded in secrecy. Lawmakers in the Cayman Islands are expected to vote this week on a trio of bills that would pave the way for law enforcement, especially in the United Kingdom, to rapidly learn more about some of the nearly 100,000 companies registered in

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From sand beach to frozen lake, meet the guys of the Cayman Islands pond hockey team

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From sand beach to frozen lake, meet the guys of the Cayman Islands pond hockey team

- The Cayman Breakaway team practices in Tampa, Fla., for its 13th straight appearance at the World Pond Hockey Championship starting later this week in Plaster Rock, N.B. GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS— After trading long Canadian winters for the perpetual summer of this luxurious Caribbean tax haven, Bill Messer was content to enjoy the soft sands and warm waters of island living. The only thing he really missed was hockey.

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Sand Between Their Toes, and Blades on Their Feet

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Sand Between Their Toes, and Blades on Their Feet

- GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — After trading long Canadian winters for the perpetual summer of this luxurious Caribbean tax haven, Bill Messer was content to enjoy the soft sands and warm waters of island living. The only thing he really missed was hockey. So in 2003, when he saw a television report about the nascent World Pond Hockey Championship, he began plotting a strategy to get a team from his

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Cayman Islands announces conditional visa exemption for Jamaicans

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Cayman Islands announces conditional visa exemption for Jamaicans

- The Caymanian government has announced a conditional visa exemption for Jamaicans visiting that country. According to a report in the Cayman Compass, Premier Alden McLaughlin on Thursday announced the immigration initiative. Here are the conditions:1) The Jamaican traveller must have a valid United States, United Kingdom or Canadian visa. 2) The Jamaican traveller must be visiting the Cayman Islands directly from the US, UK or Canada. 3) The Jamaican traveller

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Six Jamaican children head to Cayman Islands for heart treatment

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Six Jamaican children head to Cayman Islands for heart treatment

- Six children from the Bustamante Hospital for Children are set to access well needed Cardiac treatment at the Health City Hospital in the Cayman Islands. Two of the six left Jamaica for the Cayman Islands on Tuesday to begin treatment and the remaining four will depart the island later this week. Children at the BHC will be able to access cardiac treatment because of an agreement, established in January 2017,

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Cayman police launch hunt for Jamaican man

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Cayman police launch hunt for Jamaican man

- The Cayman police are seeking a Jamaican man who they say is believed to be in the country illegally. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIP) posted the information on their Facebook page advising the public to be on the lookout for 34-year-old Norval Maconia Barrett. The police are requesting the public's assistance in their search for Barrett, who, according to investigators, is originally from Jamaica. The RCIP has advised

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Caribbean Youth Making Agriculture Their Business

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Caribbean Youth Making Agriculture Their Business

- Submit. GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Monday October 31, 2016 – Caribbean young people, many of whom are formally educated, even at the university level, are increasingly seeing prospects in the agricultural sector amidst a tightening job market. One such person is 31-year-old Dominican, Kamarsha Sylvester, who graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology (major) and International Affairs (minor). Sylvester is owner

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Young Caymanian gets "second chance at life" after severe accident

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Young Caymanian gets "second chance at life" after severe accident

- Submit. GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Thursday May 26, 2016 – A young Caymanian who suffered life-threatening injuries as the result of a motorcycle accident is recovering today thanks to the skilled teamwork and timely response of heart surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands. John Miller III, 25, arrived at the international hospital in critical condition with a traumatic aortic injury. Typically, only 10 percent of people with such an injury

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US judge delays Webb's Fifa sentencing

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US judge delays Webb's Fifa sentencing

- A US judge on Thursday delayed until November 18 the sentencing of disgraced Fifa former vice president Jeffrey Webb in the sweeping corruption scandal rocking world soccer. The 51-year-old from the Cayman Islands was scheduled to become the first defendant sentenced in the Fifa scandal in New York on Friday after pleading guilty to racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. But in a letter, Webb's New York lawyer Edward

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A diver's delight in the Cayman Islands
A diver's delight in the Cayman Islands “Little,” as locals call the Caribbean’s Little Cayman Island, is a diminutive chunk of porous limestone 110 miles south of Cuba with a human population of about 150. There are thousands more red-footed boobies, frigate birds and iguanas here than there are people. Although it has lovely white-sand beaches, this 10- by 1-mile-wide islet is geographically boring, rising only several feet above sea level at its highest point   Read More ...
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Canadian cannabis company starts exporting to Cayman Islands
Canadian cannabis company starts exporting to Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, (CMC): The Canadian based medical cannabis company - CanniMed Thera-peutics - exported its first international shipment of cannabis oil to the Cayman Islands, as a way of testing the territory's potential as an export market. The company exported its first international shipment of cannabis oils this month, including 12,960 millilitres to a pharmacy here. The shipment makes Canada the second country, after Jamaica, to export cannabis oils to Cayman since the product was legalised here last October   Read More ...
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Canadian marijuana company starts exporting to Cayman Islands
Canadian marijuana company starts exporting to Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) – The Canadian-based medical cannabis company CanniMed Therapeutics exported its first International shipment of cannabis oil to the Cayman Islands, as a way of testing the territory's potential as an export market.The company exported its first international shipment of cannabis oils this month, including 12,960 milliliters to a pharmacy here. The shipment makes Canada the second country, after Jamaica, to export cannabis oils to Cayman since the product was legalised here last October   Read More ...
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Cayman Islands court blocks copying of public records | Caribbean News Now
By Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- In a significant departure from previous practice, the chief justice of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Anthony Smellie, has approved an order prohibiting the public from making photocopies of court pleadings. According to a notice posted on the door of the clerk's office, the public can review the court files and take notes, but no method of copying or photographing will in future be permitted   Read More ...
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Cayman Islands elections to be monitored by Commonwealth observers | Caribbean News Now
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- With the Cayman Islands about to engage in its first election under the new system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, officials have confirmed that a team of Commonwealth observers will be coming to Cayman to oversee the 24 May general election. Following a successful mission in 2013, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) election experts will monitor the political campaigning, electoral administration, polling, counting, tabulation and post-election complaints or appeals for the 2017 poll   Read More ...
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Buoyant start to 2017 for Cayman Islands insurance industry | Caribbean News Now
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Following an excellent year for new insurer licenses issued in 2016 (39 in total), the Cayman Islands insurance industry has seen a buoyant start to 2017, with eight new insurer licences issued in the first quarter. These include six Class B licences, half of which represent third-party insurers, and two Class C licences. Total premiums written for the sector stand at US$14   Read More ...
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Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales delivers lecture at Cayman Islands courts | Caribbean News Now
Lord Chief Justice John Thomas responding to a question from the audience during the question and answer period following his lecture at the seventh in the Annual Distinguished Lecture Series at the Cayman Islands Courts. On the left is Justice Nick Segal GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Improving practices among commercial courts worldwide translates into strengthening international trade, commerce and development, and hence overall economic cooperation and prosperity. Achieving and maintaining that equilibrium requires not only vigilance among a wide range of judicial, legal, governmental and public interest participants, but also a “system that recognises the commitment of the entire state to judicial independence, judicial impartiality, and the rule of law in all types of cases,” said the most senior judge of England and Wales, Lord John Thomas of Cwmgiedd, adding: “A commercial court, like that in London and here in the Cayman Islands, which can demonstrate its adherence to such standards, is one whose judgments are capable of enforcement across frontiers   Read More ...
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Cayman Islands vote could pull back veil of secrecy for businesses
Cayman Islands vote could pull back veil of secrecy for businesses The Cayman Islands, one of the world’s best-known tax havens, may soon give international authorities better access to information about companies that have long been shrouded in secrecy. Lawmakers in the Cayman Islands are expected to vote this week on a trio of bills that would pave the way for law enforcement, especially in the United Kingdom, to rapidly learn more about some of the nearly 100,000 companies registered in   Read More ...
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Stock investment through tax haven increasing
Cayman Islands a big investor in Seoul bourse By Yoon Ja-young Investors from the Cayman Islands hold 2 percent of Korean stocks held by foreigners. While investment from the small island located in the Caribbean Sea has been increasing steeply during the past few years, market analysts suspect that much of the investment is in fact made by Koreans seeking to avoid taxes through the tax haven.   Read More ...
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From sand beach to frozen lake, meet the guys of the Cayman Islands pond hockey team
From sand beach to frozen lake, meet the guys of the Cayman Islands pond hockey team The Cayman Breakaway team practices in Tampa, Fla., for its 13th straight appearance at the World Pond Hockey Championship starting later this week in Plaster Rock, N.B. GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS— After trading long Canadian winters for the perpetual summer of this luxurious Caribbean tax haven, Bill Messer was content to enjoy the soft sands and warm waters of island living. The only thing he really missed was hockey.   Read More ...
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Sand Between Their Toes, and Blades on Their Feet
Sand Between Their Toes, and Blades on Their Feet GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — After trading long Canadian winters for the perpetual summer of this luxurious Caribbean tax haven, Bill Messer was content to enjoy the soft sands and warm waters of island living. The only thing he really missed was hockey. So in 2003, when he saw a television report about the nascent World Pond Hockey Championship, he began plotting a strategy to get a team from his   Read More ...
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US visitors to the Cayman Islands to pre-clear, China gets visa-free entry | Caribbean News Now
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The Cayman Islands premier has announced some immigration changes that will impact travellers to Cayman and Caymanian travellers. Premier Alden McLaughlin speaks at the Cayman Economic Outlook conference Speaking at the Cayman Economic Outlook conference on Thursday, Premier Alden McLaughlin said his government was close to finalising an agreement for immigration pre-clearance at Miami International Airport for eligible passengers coming to Cayman. He   Read More ...
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Cayman Islands announces conditional visa exemption for Jamaicans
Cayman Islands announces conditional visa exemption for Jamaicans The Caymanian government has announced a conditional visa exemption for Jamaicans visiting that country. According to a report in the Cayman Compass, Premier Alden McLaughlin on Thursday announced the immigration initiative. Here are the conditions:1) The Jamaican traveller must have a valid United States, United Kingdom or Canadian visa. 2) The Jamaican traveller must be visiting the Cayman Islands directly from the US, UK or Canada. 3) The Jamaican traveller   Read More ...
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Six Jamaican children head to Cayman Islands for heart treatment
Six Jamaican children head to Cayman Islands for heart treatment Six children from the Bustamante Hospital for Children are set to access well needed Cardiac treatment at the Health City Hospital in the Cayman Islands. Two of the six left Jamaica for the Cayman Islands on Tuesday to begin treatment and the remaining four will depart the island later this week. Children at the BHC will be able to access cardiac treatment because of an agreement, established in January 2017,   Read More ...
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Senators tell new US treasury secretary nominee to eliminate Cayman Islands and other tax havens | Caribbean News Now
By Kenneth Rijock WASHINGTON, USA -- Members of the United States Senate, questioning the new Trump administration nominee for Treasury Secretary on Thursday, asked Steve Mnuchin how he intends to close down Caribbean tax havens, specifically naming the Cayman Islands. Treasury Secretary nominee, Steve Mnuchin The Senate panel demanded details on how the new secretary expects to close the tax loopholes that allow American entities and individuals to   Read More ...
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Cayman Airways to start nonstop flights to Roatan in March | Caribbean News Now
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Cayman Airways Limited will begin twice-weekly Boeing 737 nonstop flights between Grand Cayman (GCM) and Roatan (RTB) beginning March 16, 2017. Cayman Airways currently operates year-round flights from Grand Cayman to La Ceiba, Honduras twice-weekly, and the airline’s chairman of the board of directors, Phillip Rankin, said the expansion into Roatan with twice-weekly service will build on the already-established synergies with the Honduras market.   Read More ...
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Fire truck rollover on runway closes Cayman Brac airport in the Cayman Islands | Caribbean News Now
STAKE BAY, Cayman Islands -- On Thursday, firefighters with the Cayman Islands Fire Service Aerodrome Unit were conducting what was described as “a mandatory speed test” on the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport runway in Cayman Brac when the fire truck they were driving turned over. The two firefighters who were inside the fire truck were transported to the local hospital for evaluation and treatment. The airport in Cayman   Read More ...
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Southwest Airlines adds new destinations in the Caribbean | Caribbean News Now
DALLAS, USA -- Southwest Airlines has announced plans to bring its iconic brand, low fares, and exceptional customer service to the Cayman Islands, beginning June 4, 2017. The carrier filed an application with the US Department of Transportation to serve Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman daily from Fort Lauderdale beginning June 4, 2017, provided the service receives requisite governmental approvals. On the same date, the carrier   Read More ...
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Cayman police launch hunt for Jamaican man
Cayman police launch hunt for Jamaican man The Cayman police are seeking a Jamaican man who they say is believed to be in the country illegally. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIP) posted the information on their Facebook page advising the public to be on the lookout for 34-year-old Norval Maconia Barrett. The police are requesting the public's assistance in their search for Barrett, who, according to investigators, is originally from Jamaica. The RCIP has advised   Read More ...
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CCRIF pays Nicaragua US$1.11 million after Hurricane Otto
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has made a payout of US$1,110,193 to the government of Nicaragua as a result of the passage of Hurricane Otto, which triggered a payment on the country’s tropical cyclone policy. The payment was made on December 9 – 14 days after the passage of the hurricane. This is the second payment made to Nicaragua, following   Read More ...
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Cayman Finance CEO discusses Panama Papers, tax neutrality
Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott appearing on BBC World LONDON, England -- During a recent appearance on BBC, Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott highlighted the Cayman Islands’ dedication to upholding the standards and expectations of a premier financial jurisdiction through transparency and a strong compliance culture. The host, Tanya Beckett, began with an insight into the Panama Papers, mentioning that some of the companies in the papers were linked   Read More ...
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Still no jail for former Cayman Islands football chief as sentencing hearing postponed again
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- For the third time over the last year, the US federal sentencing hearing for Jeffrey Webb for his convictions in the FIFA bribery scandal has been put off and the former Cayman Islands and regional football boss remains under a limited house arrest in Atlanta, Georgia. Jeffrey Webb According to reports from the sports news website, Inside World Football, Webb’s lawyers managed to   Read More ...
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British Overseas Territories leaders to form Brexit group to engage UK
Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin LONDON, England (CNS) -- Concerned about how the UK’s departure from the European Union over the next two years will impact their communities, leaders from the British Overseas Territories have agreed to form a group to focus on the whole question of Brexit. Territory leaders attended the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Political Council meeting on Monday morning, where the BOT delegations discussed   Read More ...
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Some Caribbean countries transitioning to cassava flour
Lamb burger and cassava bread – a hit at CWA: Assistant Director General for FAO, Raul Benitez (second left front row) and FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean, Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul (third right) as well as other FAO staff members enjoy lamb burgers made from blended cassava and wheat flour at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- At least three Caribbean countries – Barbados, Grenada and   Read More ...
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Caribbean Youth Making Agriculture Their Business
Caribbean Youth Making Agriculture Their Business Submit. GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Monday October 31, 2016 – Caribbean young people, many of whom are formally educated, even at the university level, are increasingly seeing prospects in the agricultural sector amidst a tightening job market. One such person is 31-year-old Dominican, Kamarsha Sylvester, who graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology (major) and International Affairs (minor). Sylvester is owner   Read More ...
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COTED urges Trinidad to resolve legal issues preventing duck imports from Suriname
Suriname duck farm De Doksenclub By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- A trade dispute preventing Surinamese duck meat from entering the market in Trinidad and Tobago could be resolved as soon as the Trinidad government amends its Animal Act, a Trinidad official told the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Friday. COTED has urged the Trinidad authorities to take   Read More ...
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CARICOM's 'political will' to move agriculture forward impresses Pacific Islands
Neil Netaf, senior advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture in Vanuatu, says the Pacific Islands can learn much from what CARICOM has done in the agriculture sector Delegates from the Pacific Islands are acknowledged during the opening ceremony of Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Grand Cayman on Wednesday, October 26 By Kenton Chance GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) may have made more progress in   Read More ...
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Caribbean poultry sector looks for import restrictions to defend industry
Desmond Ali, executive director of the Caribbean Poultry Association, explains some of the challenges in the regional poultry industry. Photo: Ivan Cairo By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- While poultry farms are making serious efforts, including financial investments, to make the region self-sufficient, several issues such as illegal imports from Brazil and cheap ‘dump chicken’ from the US are harming the industry, local   Read More ...
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CARICOM region urged to 'take a big view of agriculture'
CARDI Executive Director, Barton Clarke By Kenton Chance GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Stakeholders in the regional agricultural sector have been urged to take “a big view of agriculture” as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations continue to highlight the importance of food production to its economic and social development. The call on Wednesday by executive director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Barton Clarke, came as   Read More ...
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Caribbean fisheries ministers meet in Cayman Islands
The region is developing harmonized food safety legislation to help build a resilient Caribbean seafood brand GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CRFM) -- The Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), the top policy and decision-making arm of the CARICOM agency, met on Thursday in Grand Cayman for its sixth special meeting. The meeting was held as part of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, which is hosted in the   Read More ...
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Cayman Islands sports minister says national lottery significant
By Fred Sturrup GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The clamour for a national lottery is sounding louder in the region. While in the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman to be exact, this past weekend, I engaged in an interesting conversation with Osbourne Bodden, the minister of community affairs, youth and sports for that country. Osbourne Bodden Acknowledging diplomatically, but without any reservation whatsoever that at this time, in   Read More ...
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Poor transportation hampers growth of regional agriculture
By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Wastage of agricultural produce in the Caribbean will continue due to poor transportation a top official of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), said on Tuesday during the opening of the Agricultural Trade and Transport Seminar at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture being held in the Cayman Islands. Acting sub-regional FAO Coordinator, Lystra Fletcher-Paul, lamented the   Read More ...
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Jamaica shares experience in reducing food import bill
By Kenton Chance GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The head of Jamaica’s largest farmers association says the rest of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) can draw on his country’s experience as the region continues to battle with its US$5 billion annual food import bills. President of the Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS), Norman Grant, says agriculture “is not the Cinderella of the economy of the region; it is the lifeblood”.   Read More ...
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CTA to forge more linkages for Caribbean produce
CTA director Michael Hailu speaking on Monday at the plenary session of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Photo: Ivan Cairo By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is working on strengthening linkages for agricultural producers in the Caribbean to expand their markets. According to CTA director, Michael Hailu,   Read More ...
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Partnership key for success in Caribbean agro-sector, says CTA director
CTA's director Michael Hailu addressing the plenary session on Monday at the opening of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Photo: Ivan Cairo By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- According to Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CTA), “Partnership is the key to success in transforming Caribbean agriculture to meet growing local   Read More ...
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Another man accused in FIFA bribery scandal expected to admit crimes
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Aaron Davidson, who co-founded the North American Soccer League, is expected to plead guilty today for his part in the massive FIFA scandal, in which he secured multi-million dollar TV contracts by bribing officials, such as Cayman Islander Jeffery Webb. Aaron Davidson (left) and Jeffrey Webb At the time he was bribing FIFA executives, Davidson was said to have worked closely with Webb,   Read More ...
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CCRIF completes US$29 million payouts to member governments affected by Hurricane Matthew
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- On Monday, CCRIF SPC completed payments totalling US$29,204,248 to the four CCRIF member countries affected by Hurricane Matthew. These payouts were made to Haiti, Barbados, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines on their tropical cyclone and/or excess rainfall insurance policies – all within 14 days of the end of the event. CCRIF CEO Isaac Anthony (L) presents a cheque for US$3,781,788 to   Read More ...
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Cayman Islands regulator releases confidential victim information to fraudster
By Kenneth Rijock MIAMI, USA -- Sources in the Cayman Islands report that an officer in the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) delivered confidential information to alleged fraudster Sharon Lexa Lamb, who then turned it over to her attorneys. The information included a written statement of facts submitted by Lawrence Heath, a victim of Lamb's massive multi-million dollar theft of client money from Dundee Merchant Bank's accounts with the   Read More ...
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Former Cayman Islands football official seeks separate trial in FIFA corruption case
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Former Cayman Islands football official Costas Takkas, who was netted in the massive FIFA corruption scandal alongside his former colleague, Jeffery Webb, and numerous other regional football officials, is attempting to get a separate trial. Costas Takkas According to international sports media reports, Takkas is one of eight defendants who have denied the allegations and are due to be tried together in November,   Read More ...
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Cayman insider says government ordered police to ignore $450m fraud for political reasons
By Kenneth Rijock MIAMI, USA -- A reliable local source in Grand Cayman, who has a contact inside the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), has asserted that he has been advised that a senior official in the government has given a direct order to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), telling it not to charge any of the locally-based financial professionals, popularly known as the Cayman Gang of   Read More ...
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