Archive for December, 2016

Golden Spoons Review: The Greenhouse

Golden Spoons Review: The Greenhouse

| 27/12/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS Foodie): The Greenhouse Restaurant, located in the new strip of shops across the street from Casanova (North Church St), specializes in fresh, local ingredients prepared with love. Gluten free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian and allergy friendly options are made primarily from locally sourced goods o [...]

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Tourism challenges slow growth in sector

Tourism challenges slow growth in sector

| 21/12/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): The spread of Zika virus in the region, the weakening of the British pound, terrorism attacks in Europe curtailing travellers and constraints on Cayman’s own room stock were just some of the challenges the tourism sector faced in 2016, but tourist arrivals still grew by around 2.5% nonethel [...]

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Flow confirms acting MD in local top job

Flow confirms acting MD in local top job

| 20/12/2016 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Victor Salgado, who has been acting as the boss for Flow’s Cayman operations since May, has been formerly appointed as the local managing director for the firm. Salgado joined Cable & Wireless in 2013 but the firm said that he has more than twenty years of leadership experience in the t [...]

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$630 million BOP deficit offset by services surplus

$630 million BOP deficit offset by services surplus

| 20/12/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS Business): Cayman’s $629.6 million current account deficit in its balance of payments for 2015 was partially offset by the surplus from trade in services amounting to $757.6 million, according to the Economics and Statistics Office. The Balance of Payments (BOP) and International Investment [...]

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Hedge fund managers under pressure to adapt

Hedge fund managers under pressure to adapt

| 19/12/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS Business): A survey by consultants Ernst & Young of global hedge fund managers warns that only those who adapt to the needs of investors will see real growth in future. The 10th annual survey found that hedge fund growth has slowed for a variety of reasons, from lacklustre performance to co [...]

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Laws drafted to pave way for beneficial ownership access

Laws drafted to pave way for beneficial ownership access

| 19/12/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS Business): Three new pieces of legislation are expected to be gazetted this week, paving the way for the Cayman Islands to create a platform whereby relevant authorities in other countries can access information on beneficial owners of companies and other financial entities registered here. The [...]

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Jamaican boss to lead Caribbean C&W ops in New Year

Jamaican boss to lead Caribbean C&W ops in New Year

| 19/12/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): Regional telecommunications conglomerate Cable & Wireless has appointed its Jamaican chief, Garfield “Garry” Sinclair, as president of the Caribbean, covering 15 territories across the region, including Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and the Cayman Islands. He will be re [...]

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Business urged to watch their cash this Christmas

Business urged to watch their cash this Christmas

| 19/12/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Police are reminding local businesses owners to be careful when managing their cash this holiday season. With crime on the up and commercial operations handling more cash than usual, owners are being urged to pay attention. The RCIPS said business owners and the general community should exerc [...]

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Cayman Finance says Oxfam is wrong

Cayman Finance says Oxfam is wrong

| 14/12/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The local body representing the offshore sector has described a recent Oxfam report on tax havens as “the same purposefully misleading rhetoric pretending to be research that Oxfam has published and republished for years”. Cayman Finance said the analysis was biased and “inten [...]

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Local bank raises interest rates on loans

Local bank raises interest rates on loans

| 14/12/2016 | 2 Comments
(CNS Business): Butterfield Bank (Cayman) has announced plans to adjust its loan rates in response to the US Federal Funds 25 basis point increase. The KYD and USD prime rates for residential mortgages, consumer loans and commercial loans will increase from 3.50% to 3.75%, the bank announced soon af [...]

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Ironwood claims golf course to start in New Year

Ironwood claims golf course to start in New Year

| 14/12/2016 | 2 Comments
(CNS Business): On her first visit to Cayman, Amy Saunders, daughter of the late Arnold Palmer, said she is committed to keeping alive the idea of the championship golf course in her father’s name at Frank Sound following his death earlier this year. Developers for the course, which is meant to fo [...]

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Cayman listed as 2nd worst tax haven

Cayman listed as 2nd worst tax haven

| 13/12/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands has been named as one of the worst corporate tax havens in the world in a new report examining the impact that tax-dodging corporations have on the world’s poorest people. The report, by the international charity Oxfam, lists Cayman in second place behind Bermuda [...]

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Pension law paves way for larger RSA withdrawal

Pension law paves way for larger RSA withdrawal

| 08/12/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS Business): As the government begins the gradual implementation of its complex amendments to the pension law, officials said this week that the legislation paves the way for some members of pensions to transfer more money annually into Retirement Savings Arrangements accounts. From January there [...]

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80% of Law Society back new bill

80% of Law Society back new bill

| 08/12/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): As the row over the latest draft version of the Legal Practitioners Bill continues, the Cayman Islands Law Society have released a statement backing to the proposed law and said that over 80% of its 400 plus members are behind it. The profession has been in agreement for years that a new law [...]

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Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

| 06/12/2016 | 47 Comments
(CNS Business): The public criticisms made by four local attorneys regarding the Legal Practitioners Bill have been roundly refuted by the financial services minister. Wayne Panton has indicated that the four sole lawyers are wrong on all of the critical points they made about the proposed legislati [...]

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