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Cayman finance offers backing to new government

Cayman finance offers backing to new government

| 05/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The CEO of Cayman Finance, Jude Scott, has offered his backing to the new government and commended the premier, Alden McLaughlin. Congratulating all the successful candidates in a short statement, the boss of the body that promotes the offshore sector was clearly relieved that an [...]

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AG outlines four year AML/terrorist financing plan

AG outlines four year AML/terrorist financing plan

| 26/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Following the shortcomings identified previously by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and in Cayman’s regulatory regime to address emerging threats and vulnerabilities in the financial sector, the attorney general said a strategy has been developed ahead of the next FATF re [...]

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Offshore attorney dies suddenly at GT home

Offshore attorney dies suddenly at GT home

| 17/05/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): Julian Black, the group director in Cayman for offshore firm Estera and a former partner with Appleby, died suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday at his George Town home. In a statement from the firm, Black (48) was described as one of Cayman’s leading corporate finance lawyers. [...]

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Two new faces for financial court bench

Two new faces for financial court bench

| 02/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Chief Justice of Bermuda, Ian Kawaley, and Raj Parker have been appointed as judges in the Grand Court’s Financial Services Division following an open recruitment process earlier this year, where the posts were advertised locally and overseas. Both men were sworn in on [...]

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CIMA begins to create online payment system

CIMA begins to create online payment system

| 12/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): As government inches its ways towards providing more online or e-services, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has announced the launch of what will, in a few months, be a fee payment section of the Regulatory Enhanced Electronic Forms Submission (REEFS) system for author [...]

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Cayman faces critics head-on at tax conference

Cayman faces critics head-on at tax conference

| 10/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The financial services ministry brought together some of the jurisdiction’s major critics at a conference last week on the issue of tax transparency. Minister Wayne Panton and his team stressed the importance of engaging with the critics of Cayman’s financial service sect [...]

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Finance sector is important to all, says Scott

Finance sector is important to all, says Scott

| 28/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Jude Scott, the CEO of Cayman Finance, said that the offshore financial services sector is important to everyone in Cayman and not just those making a direct living from it. In an effort to win the hearts and minds of the local communit [...]

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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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Premier updates Baroness on beneficial ownership register

Premier updates Baroness on beneficial ownership register

| 09/03/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Premier Alden McLaughlin and Attorney General Sam Bulgin met with the UK’s minister responsible for its overseas territories, Baroness Anelay, Monday afternoon to update her on Cayman’s progress on the implementation of legislation underpinning the non-public searchable regis [...]

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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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CIMA celebrates 20 years of service

CIMA celebrates 20 years of service

| 03/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) will host a Family Fun Day for all staff and their families, as well as a charity 5K Walk/10K Run, set for Sunday, 21 May 2017. In January 1997, CIMA began operations as an amalgamation of t [...]

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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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JGHS students learn about legal careers

JGHS students learn about legal careers

| 28/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): John Gray High School (JGHS) students recently learned about legal internships at a local law firm along with educational options at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre. Representatives of HSM IP, including two people who participated in the CIFEC programme, spoke about [...]

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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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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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