Tag: Wayne Panton

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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Scott serves up CI financial sector at NY breakfast

Scott serves up CI financial sector at NY breakfast

| 14/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott served up a detailed helping of the Cayman Islands financial services sector at a New York breakfast earlier this month to over 150 people. Scott told the New York financiers that Cayman was a well regulated jurisdiction that was important to the global econo [...]

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Panton challenges constant regulatory change

Panton challenges constant regulatory change

| 14/02/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton has pointed to the constant changes and jumping around in the global regulatory environment as a major flaw that prevents solutions being able to show their worth before they are [...]

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Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

| 08/02/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands financial services minister has been doing the rounds in Brussels and London over the last week to persuade European officials that Cayman should not be on any grey or blacklists and to talk about the continued pressure from the UK for Cayman and the other ter [...]

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Premier heads to London for Brexit talks

Premier heads to London for Brexit talks

| 02/02/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): The premier will be heading to London Friday with a small government team for the special meeting with UK officials and the heads of other overseas territories on the thorny issue of Brexit and how it will impact Cayman and the other British dependent territories. The Joint Minist [...]

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Minister optimistic over OECD assessment

Minister optimistic over OECD assessment

| 24/01/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton says he is optimistic that the report on the local financial service sector’s compliance with international standards will be a good one. A team of assessors from the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for [...]

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Minister aims for business compliance

Minister aims for business compliance

| 19/01/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): Starting this month, the Department of Commerce and Investment will be clamping down on rogue businesses who have not paid for their trade and business licences or who are not compliant with the other laws. Commerce Minister Wayne Panton said he wants to see a level playing field [...]

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Cayman holds bank de-risking discussions in DC

Cayman holds bank de-risking discussions in DC

| 09/01/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Ministry of Financial Services and Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) officials recently held a second round of meetings in Washington DC with key US Congressional staff, regulators and stakeholders about bank de-risking from the Caribbean perspective. The Cayman officials t [...]

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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. [...]

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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 legisl [...]

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Panton talks de-risking with US lawmakers

Panton talks de-risking with US lawmakers

| 22/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Financial Service Minister Wayne Panton is continuing to talk with US lawmakers about how the move by American banks to drop money service business clients is impacting the Caribbean region and is seeking a way to address the problem. The banks’ efforts to comply with more stri [...]

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Government encourages women into business

Government encourages women into business

| 22/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs is hosting a ‘Lunch and Learn’ session on Wednesday, 30 November, to promote women in business to mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Gender Affairs Minister Tara Rivers said economic participation was crucial to gender [...]

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Lawyers’ law delayed as small firms ask for time

Lawyers’ law delayed as small firms ask for time

| 18/10/2016 | 38 Comments

(CNS Business): The financial services minister has postponed the debate on the still controversial Legal Practitioners bill until the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly because of a request by some small and sole practitioners who want more time to submit suggestions that specifically impa [...]

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Minister to make case for lawyers’ law

Minister to make case for lawyers’ law

| 12/10/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS Business): After almost 15 years of wrangling over a law to regulate the legal profession, the current financial services minister, a former offshore lawyer himself, is hoping he can finally steer through new legislation. But despite getting backing from the Cayman Islands Law Society and t [...]

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Minister presents revamped lawyers law

Minister presents revamped lawyers law

| 14/09/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS Business): After almost fifteen years and half a dozen attempts to pass the legislation, Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton has come up with a legal practitioners bill that has the support of the legal profession in Cayman and provides for the development and protection of local attorn [...]

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