Archive for October 8th, 2018

Facebook scam uses local politicians as bait

Facebook scam uses local politicians as bait

| 08/10/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is warning the public about an online scam using Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media, where victims have received texts and phone calls through the messenger service that appear to have come from local politicians. The RCIPS Financial Cri [...]

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UK and local agencies agree on info exchange

UK and local agencies agree on info exchange

| 08/10/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): British and Cayman Islands crime fighting agencies appear to have resolved their differences over the exchange of information on beneficial ownership information in criminal probes following recent complaints from the National Crime Agency (NCA) that the Cayman authorities were being uncooper [...]

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CINICO boss sacked by board

CINICO boss sacked by board

| 08/10/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): In an unexpected announcement, the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company board of directors said that CEO Lonny Tibbetts has been fired. The news was delivered in a short statement from the board, which is chaired by Patricia Estwick, via GIS on Monday. The long-time public servant has [...]

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Public purse coughs up CI$26k for UK MP’s trip

Public purse coughs up CI$26k for UK MP’s trip

| 08/10/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The September 2018 register of interest report for British members of Parliament reveals that the Cayman Islands’ taxpayers stumped up about £24,108 (CI$26,344) to cover the cost of a short visit from Britain, 2-6 August, by four MPs: Andrew Rosindell, Henry Smith, Col. Bob Stewart an [...]

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Scientists make last call for action to save planet

Scientists make last call for action to save planet

| 08/10/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): A landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published Monday, found that “urgent and unprecedented changes” are needed within the next twelve years to prevent environmental break-down. Still wrestling with the politics of denial in the face of wha [...]

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Homophobia

Homophobia

| 08/10/2018 | 103 Comments
In light of the current events, we are re-posting this VP about homophobia by ‘Pax Vobiscum’: “Why is it that if I am against homosexuality I am referred to as a homophobic as if I have some kind of ailment?” This was a question asked by a CNS reader in one of the comments. It [&hell [...]

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Bank shareholders asked to give back ‘people’s cash’

Bank shareholders asked to give back ‘people’s cash’

| 08/10/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The opposition is appealing for the shareholders of Cayman National, who are about to enjoy a cash windfall if its sale to Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) goes ahead as expected, to give up some of their financial gain to the public purse, arguing that government lost out in a po [...]

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