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Labour department sows safety seeds

Labour department sows safety seeds

| 22/07/2014 | 0 Comments

A group of thirteen landscape workers had the benefit of health and safety training from the labour department’s health and safety expert recently, which the department’s boss said would not only keep workers safe but keep customers happy. Senior Labour Inspector Gene Hydes led the presentations on landscaping hazards, safe work practices, what to do […]

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Appleby donates to 10 local charities

Appleby donates to 10 local charities

| 22/07/2014 | 0 Comments

Leading offshore firm, Appleby, announced today the success of its inaugural charity day, handing out cheques to a large number of well-known local charities. Following a week’s advertising campaign, local charities seeking sponsorship were invited to present to the firm’s charity committee made up of a cross-sector of staff, including partners. 24 applications were received, […]

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New OECD standards criticized

New OECD standards criticized

| 22/07/2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released detailed guidelines on the common reporting standard for automatic exchange of financial information. The plan inches closer to implementation of a global standard but continues to keep developing countries looking in from the outside. Rather than offer a period of non-reciprocity, where developing countries […]

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Walkers celebrates 50 years with alumni gathering

Walkers celebrates 50 years with alumni gathering

| 15/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton, both former Articled Clerks at Walkers, were among the guests at the firm’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, which it celebrated by hosting a special Alumni Evening for the many articled clerks who have undergone legal training with them over the years. A large number […]

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National Internship Programme launched

National Internship Programme launched

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The target group for the National Workforce Development Agency’s new National Internship Programme is college students studying locally or abroad, according to Employment Minister Tara Rivers. However, she said it is also open to others who may want to “try before they buy” regarding their career path.  Chaquira Hodgson is the first intern […]

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Commentary: FATCA and the rush to register

Commentary: FATCA and the rush to register

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

The plethora of recent regulation means that clients are now well versed in deploying technology to address compliance concerns. Unfortunately, many opted to pursue point solutions for each regulatory thread and are now looking at integration projects to bring it all together, writes Chris Eaton, Executive Vice President, Blue Bison Software.

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CICC offers free workshop for start-ups

CICC offers free workshop for start-ups

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Local small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs are invited to a free workshop next week at the Chamber of Commerce. The two-day course will be led by Anne Knowles, the Senior Specialist, Employers’ Activities at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and Kelvin Sergeant, a Specialist for Sustainable Enterprise Development and Job Creation at […]

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Chamber to hosts minimum wage seminar

Chamber to hosts minimum wage seminar

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNSBusiness): A specialist in labour practices is visiting the Cayman Islands next week and will be hosting a presentation at the Chamber of Commerce on a minimum wage. Anne Knowles, the Senior Specialist, Employers’ Activities, Caribbean Office, International Labour Organisation has extensive experience and knowledge in labour matters throughout the region and globally. The Progressive […]

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US federal contracts denied to firms in ‘tax havens’

US federal contracts denied to firms in ‘tax havens’

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands and Bermuda were targeted by  the US House of Representatives Congress last week when it voted to prevent companies that moved to the two jurisdictions from the US from winning certain energy and water federal contracts. Other low-tax counties, such as Ireland and Switzerland, were not included in the amendment […]

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‘Vast improvements’ at NWDA

‘Vast improvements’ at NWDA

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Generally the feedback about the changes that have happened at the National Workforce Development Agency have been positive, according to Employment Minister Tara Rivers, who said that a number of clients have noticed the vast improvements from where the agency was a year ago. This includes a new upfront assessment system to identify people […]

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Adaptive diving: a life changing experience

Adaptive diving: a life changing experience

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Becca Brown, a veteran “Dive Pirate” recently visited Cayman Brac with a group that includes divers with physical disabilities, which visits the island every summer. She said diving opened up a lot of opportunities for her, “to do a lot of things and go to a lot of neat places”. This is Brown’s fourth […]

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Blencathra to apologise to House of Lords

Blencathra to apologise to House of Lords

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The former director of the Cayman Island’s London office, Lord Blencathra, was found to have broken the rules by lobbying Parliament and MPs by the Commissioner for Standards in the UK’s House of Lords and has been ordered to apologise to the House for the inclusion in the first contract he signed with the Cayman Islands […]

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Harris takes tourism reins

Harris takes tourism reins

| 13/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Government officials have revealed that industry veteran Rosa Harris has been formally appointed as the director of tourism after seven-and-a-half years at the department and some 14 years in the sector. A Caymanian from George Town, Harris who is a graduate of Ivy League school Cornell University with an MBA from Manchester University, […]

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CUC leads electricity safety seminar

CUC leads electricity safety seminar

| 16/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Over 100 contractors from around Grand Cayman attended a health and safety seminar recently and were reminded that “doing any job safely is an integral component of doing it well.” The contractors took part in the first annual Caribbean Utilities Company’s Contractor/Subcontractor Health, Safety and Environment Workshop, which was held at the Grand […]

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