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BOTs still hopeful of dodging EU blacklist

BOTs still hopeful of dodging EU blacklist

| 06/12/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The issue of the European Union blacklisting process was a prominent topic of discussion this week in London at the Joint Ministerial Council meeting between the leaders of British Overseas Territories and UK officials. The session Wednesday on financial services was attended by Mel Stride, t [...]

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Preventing release of personal information

Preventing release of personal information

| 06/12/2018
I’ve been hearing a lot about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) lately, most recently on the ‘60 Minutes’ programme. The list of registered voters in Cayman is public, with voters’ names, residential addresses, and occupations. Doesn’t that fall afoul of GDPR, or the local data pro [...]

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CIG’s Euro trip adds up to $150K

CIG’s Euro trip adds up to $150K

| 05/12/2018 | 72 Comments
(CNS): The extended trip to Europe in September by the premier, financial services minister, the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) and a number of other government officials cost the public purse more than $150,000, according to documents released by the various relevant government dep [...]

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Government and opposition present united front in UK

Government and opposition present united front in UK

| 05/12/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Following the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meetings in London this week, which closed on Wednesday night, the Cayman delegation will remain in the UK to engage the British government in talks about the Cayman Islands Constitution. The government team will be joined by member [...]

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Car shot up in West Bay, man arrested

Car shot up in West Bay, man arrested

| 05/12/2018
(CNS): RCIPS officers are currently investigating a report of shots being fired at an address on Adonis Drive, West Bay, overnight Monday/Tuesday, 3/4 December after a car was discovered to have been damaged by bullets. Police have arrested one man but it is not clear if he is connected to the shoot [...]

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Cops crack down ahead of Christmas road chaos

Cops crack down ahead of Christmas road chaos

| 05/12/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Holiday traffic safety operations are already underway with intensified road enforcement operations, the RCIPS has said, and it will continue throughout the season and into the new year. In the first five days of this month police have already arrested seven drivers for DUI, two of whom were [...]

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General registry reveals record-breaking statistics

General registry reveals record-breaking statistics

| 05/12/2018 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The number of registered companies in the Cayman Islands reached an all-time high, according to statistics released by the Cayman Islands General Registry. At the end of September there were 106,291 active companies on its register, after a steady increase since the same time last year, whic [...]

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Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

| 05/12/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The first day of the two-day meeting between the British Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council and the UK Government in London was overshadowed Tuesday by the UK’s exit from Europe. Not only was Brexit at the top of the agenda at the BOT meeting but it also kept key British mi [...]

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Man due in court for attempting to steal from cars

Man due in court for attempting to steal from cars

| 05/12/2018
(CNS): A 42-year-old man from George Town was expected in court Wednesday after police formally charged him with criminal trespass and attempted theft following an incident on Sunday off the West Bay Road. Police said that a report had been made that an intruder had entered private property at an a [...]

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Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

| 05/12/2018 | 148 Comments
(CNS): The public beach area at Smith Cove (Smith Barcadere) has come under scrutiny by local activists and the broader community after revelations that a local tour company is using the location for snorkelling tours for cruise ship passengers. Others may also be using it as a place to rent paddle [...]

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CIG looks to smooth local charity troubles

CIG looks to smooth local charity troubles

| 04/12/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): More than 400 churches, sports clubs, community groups and charities in the Cayman Islands that are registered with government have been experiencing major administrative headaches as a result of the Non-Profit Organisations Law, 2017, which was implemented to deal with the risks posed by of [...]

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