Tag: Tara Rivers

New rehab project introduced for jailed women

New rehab project introduced for jailed women

| 07/05/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR) has established a Female Empowerment Services Project to help incarcerated women take a different path when they are released from jail. Around a dozen women are currently serving time in Fairbanks for a variety of crimes, from murder to drug [...]

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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. “ [...]

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MPs push UK government on transparency in BOTs

MPs push UK government on transparency in BOTs

| 27/04/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): A cross-party group of the UK Parliament members led by a Conservative MP believe they are on track to defeat the government in a debate next month about transparency in the offshore global industry. Backbench Tory MP Andrew Mitchell believes the cross-party alliance will defeat Theresa May&# [...]

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Rivers calls for greater effort on perception problem

Rivers calls for greater effort on perception problem

| 23/04/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The financial services minister has called on the sector to work with government to do more to address the perception problem that surrounds the industry overseas. Tara Rivers said that historically not enough was done to correct myths and misconceptions which have been allowed to fester beca [...]

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Testing continues for new emergency radio comms

Testing continues for new emergency radio comms

| 11/04/2018 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Government is moving ahead with plans to install a “cutting edge” communication system for the emergency services. With new equipment for the project due to arrive on island within the week, the next phase of testing has been underway after a team of Motorola Solutions Systems En [...]

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Rivers debates Cayman’s role in Fintech Futures

Rivers debates Cayman’s role in Fintech Futures

| 21/03/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): As the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong officially opened Wednesday, Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers took part in a panel discussion on ‘Fintech Futures’ and discussed Cayman’s role in the changing technology, which she said was disrupting the financial ser [...]

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CIG gets to work courting Chinese business

CIG gets to work courting Chinese business

| 20/03/2018 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands delegation to Great Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong, led by Premier Alden McLaughlin, has already started courting business since arriving in the strategic autonomous Chinese city Monday night. Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers, Chief Officer Dax Basdeo and Cayma [...]

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Hazard officials believe exercise will improve responses

Hazard officials believe exercise will improve responses

| 19/03/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Government officials believe their response to any future tsunami warning will improve as a result of the Cayman Islands’ participation last week in a Caribbean-wide exercise. “The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and [...]

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CIG discusses EU concerns with financial sector

CIG discusses EU concerns with financial sector

| 13/03/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers and Premier Alden McLaughlin have met with members of the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry associations to discuss the commitments government made to the European Union to keep it off of the latest blacklist, though no details have been [...]

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RCIPS to start beat cop patrols

RCIPS to start beat cop patrols

| 06/02/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Senior police officers have said that over the next few weeks the RCIPS will be rolling out its community policing programme, which means the public will begin to see police on the beat on foot in their neighbourhoods. Speaking at a recent public meeting in West Bay, Police Superintendent Ro [...]

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Cayman among jurisdictions on EU ‘grey-list’

Cayman among jurisdictions on EU ‘grey-list’

| 05/12/2017 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands has dodged the European Union Council’s black-list of 17 uncooperative nations after the much-anticipated tax list was published Tuesday. However, this jurisdiction and more than 40 other countries are on a ‘grey-list’ of countries that have agreed to take [...]

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