Archive for July 24th, 2019

Smith Cove sex offender jailed

Smith Cove sex offender jailed

| 24/07/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): An Indian national who was working here as a security guard when he was charged for sexual offences against children at Smith Cove last year was remanded in custody Wednesday to begin serving the remainder of a 16-month sentence. Valiyaveettil Josepeter (52) was sentenced almost seven months after his conviction on one charge of […]

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Gov’t working on national ID cards

Gov’t working on national ID cards

| 24/07/2019 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew, who has responsibility for the General Registry, has revealed that government is working on implementing a national ID card system. But before that is launched sometime next year, his ministry is creating a comprehensive single database of all the people living in the Cayman Islands, which is the prerequisite project […]

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Dive industry stalwart Ron Kipp dies

Dive industry stalwart Ron Kipp dies

| 24/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Ron Kipp, who came to the Cayman Islands in 1980 to take over the pioneering Bob Soto’s Diving, becoming a part of the local dive industry’s growth, passed away Monday, 22 July, aged 79, after a long illness. His commitment to diving was recognised with his 2012 induction into the International Scuba […]

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OECD says Cayman tax regime not harmful

OECD says Cayman tax regime not harmful

| 24/07/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): As Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers prepared to steer another dozen pieces of legislation relating to the offshore sector through the Legislative Assembly today (Wednesday), a new assessment by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that this jurisdiction and 11 others with low or no tax regimes are not harmful to […]

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Alden tags Boris as Cayman’s friend

Alden tags Boris as Cayman’s friend

| 24/07/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has offered his congratulations to Boris Johnson, who was appointed to office as the UK’s prime minister today following his success in the Conservative Party leadership contest Tuesday. Despite significant concerns within the Cayman Islands offshore sector about the impact of the UK crashing out of Europe, which is more likely […]

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DoE seeks support for turtle plan

DoE seeks support for turtle plan

| 24/07/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Following the release last month of the Cayman Islands National Conservation Council’s draft sea turtle species conservation plan, the Department of Environment is encouraging the community to take part in the public consultation. The NCL has launched an online survey to make it easier for people to offer support and comments for the plan […]

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