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Bank increases loan but not deposit rate

Bank increases loan but not deposit rate

| 17/03/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Following the 25 basis point increase in the US Federal Funds Rate earlier this week, Butterfield Bank has announced an adjustment in its US and CI dollar prime lending rates for mortgages, consumer loans and commercial loans from 3.75% to 4% beginning today Friday, 17 March. But [...]

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UK crime law will impact CI financial sector

UK crime law will impact CI financial sector

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): A new piece of legislation currently being steered through the UK parliament could have a significant impact on the Cayman Islands. The Criminal Finances Bill, which once passed will amend the Proceeds of Crime Act, is focused on dealing with terrorist financing but it also create [...]

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ESO begins annual business survey

ESO begins annual business survey

| 15/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office will be starting its annual business surveys in less than two weeks to get accurate data on the local economy. The survey forms will be hand-delivered, mailed or emailed to all entities that produce goods and services in the Cayman Islands. The surveys [...]

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Lawyers sue Ironwood developers for $95k debt

Lawyers sue Ironwood developers for $95k debt

| 14/03/2017 | 22 Comments

(CNS Business): The company that is planning a huge multi-million-dollar resort based around an Arnold Palmer golf course is being sued by a local law firm for an outstanding debt of around CI$95,000. Despite promoting plans for the proposed significant $300+ million development in Frank Sound, [...]

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Premier: Cayman will thrive in changing world

Premier: Cayman will thrive in changing world

| 08/03/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Premier Alden McLaughlin told an audience of British lawyers that the Cayman Islands will not only survive in these “times of uncertainty” but its financial sector, constitution and adherence to the rule of law will ensure that it thrives. “As a jurisdiction, Cayman has alw [...]

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Cayman model may lead way on beneficial ownership

Cayman model may lead way on beneficial ownership

| 07/03/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): As the technical experts at the financial services ministry continue to work on the systems that will allow UK authorities to access the beneficial ownership details of companies and other financial entities domiciled in Cayman during investigations, the model Cayman is adopting c [...]

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Flow lays off workers in team restructure

Flow lays off workers in team restructure

| 06/03/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS Business): Local telecommunications company Flow, the brand name of Cable & Wireless, confirmed that they have laid off seven Caymanians workers and two ex-pat positions have been cut in what it described as “adjustments to how we run our business”. The job cuts come following announ [...]

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Premier reveals details of 3D land parcels

Premier reveals details of 3D land parcels

| 06/03/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS Business): Premier Alden McLaughlin told an audience of realtors, surveyors and property developers that his government plans to steer through legislative amendments during the current session of the Legislative Assembly to facilitate the registration of volumetric, or three-dimensional, lan [...]

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Private eye allegations ‘incredibly damaging’

Private eye allegations ‘incredibly damaging’

| 02/03/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Law Society has described the speculative allegations made, without any proof, by Alva Suckoo in the Legislative Assembly on Monday night as “incredibly damaging” and urged all parties to refrain from further speculation and let the appropriate authorities [...]

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Premier in London to promote Cayman

Premier in London to promote Cayman

| 01/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be promoting the Cayman Islands, including its offshore sector, in London this week having been invited to deliver an address on Friday at a conference at Blackstone Chambers, entitled, “Current Issues in Rule of Law and International Trade and Deve [...]

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Airport inconvenience ‘worth it in the long run’

Airport inconvenience ‘worth it in the long run’

| 24/02/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): The inconvenience people are currently facing at the Owen Roberts International Airport will “definitely be worth it in the long run when we will have a world-class terminal”, according to Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) CEO Albert Anderson. Having reached the quarte [...]

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Digicel to cut one in four jobs in restructure

Digicel to cut one in four jobs in restructure

| 23/02/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS Business): Digicel is a planning to cut a quarter of its workforce over the next 18 months, the firm said in a statement on its website. The company claims it is reorganising to be “fit for purpose for 2030 and beyond” and this means a 25% reduction of the global workforce over the next [...]

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LA to tackle a dozen offshore laws

LA to tackle a dozen offshore laws

| 22/02/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The financial services minister will be dominating the legislative agenda when the Legislative Assembly opens Wednesday morning with almost a dozen offshore laws set to be debated by legislators ahead of evaluation by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) later this y [...]

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Fuel costs fall as earnings rise for CUC

Fuel costs fall as earnings rise for CUC

| 21/02/2017 | 8 Comments

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider enjoyed an increase in net earnings of some $2.4 million last year but CUC said the average cost of bills still fell by almost 32% by the year-end compared to consumer bills at the end of 2014. The power provider said that the combination o [...]

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Clerks back proposed lawyers law

Clerks back proposed lawyers law

| 21/02/2017 | 50 Comments

(CNS Business): A group of article clerks, law school graduates and students have offered their support in writing to the Legal Practitioners Bill. The letter sent to all 18 members of the Legislative Assembly from the trainee lawyers said they were the ones who stand to be “most affected” by [...]

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