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Archive for January 29th, 2015

Major Cayman hotel up for sale

Major Cayman hotel up for sale

| 29/01/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Following a $15 million facelift, one of Cayman’s leading Seven Mile Beach hotels is on the market. According to a release from CBRE, the US-based agents managing the marketing process, the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is up for sale. No price tag has been revealed for the 4.74-acre oceanfront site on the West Bay […]

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CINICO settles $1.5M hospital bills

CINICO settles $1.5M hospital bills

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Officials from the government’s health insurance company have confirmed that lawsuits filed against it in the US for not paying hospital bills of around US$1.5 million have all been settled. Lonny Tibbetts, the director of CINICO, said that both lawsuits filed in the Miami courts in November last year, relating to the treatment […]

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Air arrivals soaring to new heights

Air arrivals soaring to new heights

| 29/01/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): With 382,816 visitors to the Cayman Islands in 2014, the tourism industry is celebrating yet another record-breaking year. Statistics from the Department of Tourism reveal an almost 11% increase over 2013, which was also a record breaker. The arrival figures for 2014 are the best since records began in 2000 and demonstrate a massive […]

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Former Weavering boss gets 13 years jail time

Former Weavering boss gets 13 years jail time

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The founder of Cayman Islands-based Weavering Macro Fund, the collapse of which cost investors $536 million, has been jailed for 13 years, one of the longest sentences for fraud ever handed down in the UK.  Magnus Peterson, 51, was found guilty on eight counts of fraud, forgery, false accounting and fraudulent trading after […]

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Scott: UK demands on beneficial ownership unreasonable

Scott: UK demands on beneficial ownership unreasonable

| 29/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS):  The new CEO of Cayman Finance has stated that he welcomes the position that the Cayman Islands Government is taking on the publication of beneficial ownership details on companies and funds registered here. Jude Scott said that the demands from the UK, which is seeking an open public access register, go too far.

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Six jobs lost but new directors at local captive firm

Six jobs lost but new directors at local captive firm

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Aon Captive and Insurance Management announced a number of structural changes to the Cayman office on Friday, where six jobs will be lost as a result of the moves, which was described by management as a “difficult decision”. Currently an office of 50 employees, Aon said in a short release that it has appointed […]

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Finance society donates key study material to library

Finance society donates key study material to library

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute has donated a complimentary set of the CFA curriculum for 2015 to the local library service.  The CFA Society Cayman Islands gave the books to the George Town Library to enable all residents in Cayman to have access to the latest edition, which spans all three levels of […]

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Sunshine Grill stacks up against swanky hotel bars

Sunshine Grill stacks up against swanky hotel bars

| 29/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): USA Today’s travel’s list of ‘best ofs’ has listed the Sunshine Grill not only as Grand Cayman’s most hip and happening hotel bar but as one of the eleven best bars in the entire Caribbean. Rated alongside swanky places such as the Four Seasons in Nevis, Aruba’s Ritz Carlton and the Condado Vanderbilt […]

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