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OfReg chief settles in quickly

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office which is also known as OfReg, has officially been established by Cabinet and new CEO J. Paul Morgan is quickly settling in and setting up the new organisation. Although he has only been in office for three weeks, Mr. Morgan has already identified some …

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Cayman Finance briefing in New York

Over 150 attendees recently gathered at the fourth annual Cayman Finance New York breakfast briefing. It was held at the Harvard Club of New York City at which Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott described Cayman as “the premier global financial hub.” The New York briefing event was part of a …

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Nixon is new president

The Justices of the Peace Association of the Cayman Islands held its annual general meeting and elected a new president. The AGM was at the George Town Yacht Club on Feb. 4 and Kerry Nixon was elected. Over 50 attended to see Mrs. Nixon take over from Albert Anderson who …

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Ogier welcome Partridge

Anthony Partridge, a private client specialist known for his expertise in complex trust structures and estate matters, has joined Ogier as a partner in the firm’s private client and trusts team in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Partridge has spent more than ten years practicing in Cayman, and specialises in all …

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Mentoring Cayman has first workshop

The 2017 Mentoring Cayman Class met for an inaugural educational workshop at the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. Representatives from all local universities and schools provided insight into the possibilities students have when they graduate on Jan. 3q. The guest speakers included Xenia Goddard (St. Matthew’s University), Allison Anglin (UCCI), …

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New Dart hotel beside Kimpton

Dart Real Estate has submitted an application for partial removal of beachrock beside Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and Tiki Beach to build a five-star resort and residences. The new hotel will have 225 rooms and there will be 80 residences and 10 villas. According to an economic impact study …

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Cayman hotel boost

By Lindsey Turnbull A review of the Caribbean tourism industries for 2016 shows the rates of growth for the region slowing, but still on the increase, with a huge 30 million visitors for the region as a whole estimated for last year. And while Cayman’s tourism arrivals figures are fairly …

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Legal community split over Bill

By Lindsey Turnbull Nobody in Cayman’s legal profession appears to disagree with the fact that Cayman’s laws governing how legal practitioners operate both here and abroad need updating, but how this legislation should be written is being hotly debated amongst local legal practitioners. Alasdair Robertson, president of the Cayman Islands …

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Cayman’s tax transparency regime praised

European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici recognised the strength of the Cayman Islands’ tax transparency regime, as well as its participation in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s base erosion and profit shifting inclusive framework, during a meeting with Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton in Brussels. “This recognition demonstrates the effectiveness …

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TV regulator denies blame

By Charles Duncan Cayman 27 cancelled its morning show Daybreak and blamed regulators for not forcing cable providers to carry the television station’s programmes. But telecom regulators shot back at the media house, saying what shows and stations to carry is a business decision, not something mandated by government. The …

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