Archive for May 1st, 2018

RCIPS continues march towards transparency

RCIPS continues march towards transparency

| 01/05/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has officially launched is long-awaited and much-anticipated new website, which is being promoted as another step in the organisation’s desire to be more transparent and better at communicating with the public. Officials said it “significantly expands public access to immediate information about public safety, crime news and the […]

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Premier calls UK move on BOTs ‘colonial despotism’

Premier calls UK move on BOTs ‘colonial despotism’

| 01/05/2018 | 191 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that the Cayman Islands Government is considering a legal challenge to the news today that the British parliament has voted to force its overseas territories to introduce public registers showing the beneficial owners of the companies domiciled there. “The actions of the House of Commons in seeking to legislate for […]

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Opposition calls for Cayman cruise port referendum

Opposition calls for Cayman cruise port referendum

| 01/05/2018 | 91 Comments

(CNS): The opposition has announced plans to spearhead a campaign to collect enough signatures from registered voters to trigger a referendum on the proposed development of cruise berthing facilities in the George Town Harbour. Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller told CNS Tuesday that he believes the majority of Caymanians do not support this costly and risky […]

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UK to force BOTs to make BO registers public

UK to force BOTs to make BO registers public

| 01/05/2018 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands and other British Overseas Territories will be forced to make the beneficial owners of companies registered in their jurisdictions public after a cross-party amendment to a Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill was accepted by the UK government Tuesday. In a significant blow to the BOT’s financial service sectors, they will be […]

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Ombudsman urges ministry to say ‘sorry’

Ombudsman urges ministry to say ‘sorry’

| 01/05/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman has urged the finance ministry to offer an apology to an applicant who made a freedom of information request over stamp duty abatement records after the office found that the request had been badly handled. In the end the applicant was able to secure the records she was seeking […]

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