Archive for March 12th, 2019

Cayman dodges tax list but pressure persists

Cayman dodges tax list but pressure persists

| 12/03/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands government has welcomed the news that this jurisdiction has avoided the latest European Union tax blacklist, but officials have indicated that the pressure is still on as the EU continues to express further concerns about economic substance requirements for collective investment vehicles (CIVs), otherwise known as funds, and one of the […]

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Two men arrested after violent home invasion

Two men arrested after violent home invasion

| 12/03/2019

(CNS): Two West Bay men have been arrested in relation to a violent home invasion in the district last week in which the victim was chopped in the head with a machete. A 53-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Monday, 11 March) on suspicion of aggravated burglary, and a 40-year-old man was arrested today for unspecified […]

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Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

| 12/03/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 6pm: The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has issued a ban on all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in local airspace, starting Tuesday evening. On Sunday Cayman Airways grounded its own two new Max 8’s after an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi crashed minutes […]

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Ex-cop denies corruption allegation

Ex-cop denies corruption allegation

| 12/03/2019

(CNS): Daniel Meeks, a former police constable with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, denied being corrupt when he appeared in Grand Court Friday and pleaded not guilty to two charges. The ex-officer left the RCIPS more than a year ago, in December 2017, but he was recently charged with one count of misconduct in […]

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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

| 12/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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Cayman dodges EU tax list as Bermuda added

Cayman dodges EU tax list as Bermuda added

| 12/03/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The European Union has added ten more countries to its blacklist of what it considers to be tax havens and the Cayman Islands is not included. Following the passage of legislation at the end of last year to meet the demands of European leaders, the government had been confident that Cayman would avoid the […]

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Caymanians appointed as deputy fire chiefs

Caymanians appointed as deputy fire chiefs

| 12/03/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Three Caymanians have been appointed as deputy chief fire officers after what officials said was a rigorous open recruitment exercise. Following significant concerns in recent years that the Cayman Islands Fire Service management had failed when it came to succession planning for local fire fighters, the Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that three […]

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