Archive for December 3rd, 2015

Webb pleads guilty, gives up $6.7M in FIFA probe

Webb pleads guilty, gives up $6.7M in FIFA probe

| 03/12/2015 | 128 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), Jeffrey Webb, has pleaded guilty to charges against him in the United States Department of Justice FIFA investigation. The local football hero is one of eight defendants who have admitted to various racketeering offences, revealed in the latest update from the US authorities. Webb has […]

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Disability bill to go public ‘soon’, says premier

Disability bill to go public ‘soon’, says premier

| 03/12/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A draft Disabilities Bill will soon be out for public consultation, the premier said in a statement released by his press office Thursday to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Calling on the country to commit to a more inclusive society, Alden McLaughlin said his government’s commitment to empowering the disabled was demonstrated […]

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Work begins on consumer protection law

Work begins on consumer protection law

| 03/12/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Law Reform Commission (LRC) is inviting the community to wade in on the subject of consumer protection with the release of a discussion document, as it begins to draft potential legislation to protect people from misleading or unfair practices in everyday commercial transactions. Currently, there is no specific legislation to protect people in this […]

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Ozzie: Caymanians strangers in own country

Ozzie: Caymanians strangers in own country

| 03/12/2015 | 249 Comments

(CNS): The community affairs minister described Caymanians as being strangers in their own land who are mistreated in the business environment by expatriate bosses who don’t care about their advancement or the successful development of the country. One of many MLAs who spoke on a private member’s motion last week in the parliament calling for […]

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Beneficial ownership issue left open ended after JMC

Beneficial ownership issue left open ended after JMC

| 03/12/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The Cayman Islands and other overseas territories have agreed to hold beneficial ownership information in their jurisdictions via “central registers or similarly effective systems”, according to the communique released by the FCO following this week’s meeting in London with territory leaders and the UK government. The agreement on the thorny issue appears to […]

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Webb’s CONCACAF replacement netted in FIFA probe

Webb’s CONCACAF replacement netted in FIFA probe

| 03/12/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The acting president of the region’s football body has been arrested in a dawn raid in Zürich in the latest round of arrests in the growing FIFA scandal. CONCACAF’s acting president, Alfredo Hawit, who replaced Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb after his arrest in Switzerland in May, was netted on behalf of the FBI at a […]

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Public health aims to keep Zika virus out of Cayman

Public health aims to keep Zika virus out of Cayman

| 03/12/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has said that the Zika virus continues to circulate in the Caribbean region and the Americas but local public health officials said they are doing what they can to raise awareness and keep the Cayman Islands free of the virus. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez has […]

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Public servants gen up on commercial contracts

Public servants gen up on commercial contracts

| 03/12/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Government officials improved their knowledge on the issues that can make or break procurement processes and contracts at a recent training session organised by the planning ministry. Alan Jones, the ministry’s chief officer, said contracts were an important part of the procurement process, as he explained the motivation behind the training session. “Every head […]

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Archer picks up tips on parliamentary democracy in UK

Archer picks up tips on parliamentary democracy in UK

| 03/12/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s finance minister is picking up pointers from British MPs on how to make the most of parliamentary democracy under the Westminster system during his time in London as part of the Cayman delegation to the annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC). Officials said that Marco Archer attended a seminar on Parliamentary Practice […]

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Green iguanas up 60% in just one year

Green iguanas up 60% in just one year

| 03/12/2015 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Researchers at the Department of Environment’s terrestrial unit have said that the number of invasive green iguanas increased from around 127,000 counted in August 2014 to more than 200,000 a year later, an increase of 59.8% and equal to a doubling of the population over 18 months. Revealing the results of the latest research […]

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