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CIBC is 50 years in credit

By Paul Kennedy [email protected] As 50-year-olds go, CIBC First Caribbean doesn’t look too bad for its age. When the bank first opened in Cayman the country was a lot different to the world-class financial centre its grown to become. To mark five decades in business, staff at CIBC threw a …

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Mourant promotes 12 lawyers

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has announced the promotion of 12 lawyers to the role of Counsel across its global network of offices, bringing the total number of Counsel across the firm to 31. – Six have been promoted in the firm’s Guernsey office, four in Jersey, one in the …

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Law School offers two new programmes

Applications are now being accepted to join one of two new taught postgraduate programmes to be offered by the Truman Bodden Law School, commencing September 2017; the LLM in International Finance: Law and Regulation and the Postgraduate Diploma in International Finance: Law and Regulation. The new programmes will lead to …

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Enterprise City wants summer interns

Cayman Enterprise City, Cayman’s award-winning Special Economic Zone, has launched its fifth Summer in the City annual internship programme. This programme provides internship places for young Caymanians in CEC through its Enterprise Cayman initiative, a partnership between CEC and the Cayman Islands government, established to connect Caymanians with opportunities being …

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SALT adds spice after tech win

By Paul Kennedy [email protected] A Cayman technology company has won a top IT award from Microsoft. SALT Technology Group was named the 2017 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions using Microsoft technology. “We are thrilled to have won this award …

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Suárez is top Caribbean hotelier

Respected Caribbean hotelier Simón Suárez was named the 2017 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Mr Suárez, vice president of Institutional Relations and Projects of Grupo Puntacana in the Dominican Republic, received the coveted honour at the opening of the third annual Caribbean Hospitality …

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Bush explains his strategy

McKeeva Bush has issued a statement on why the Cayman Democratic Party has joined with the People’s Progressive Movement and a selected number of Independents to form what they call a Government of National Unity. “The negotiation to arrive at this position was very difficult, took several diversions, but in …

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Collas Crill on awards shortlist

Collas Crill has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ as part of The Lawyer Awards 2017. Now in their 23rd year, the annual awards champion excellence across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry, bringing together more than 1,300 private practice lawyers and senior corporate counsel. …

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Two new lawyers at Walkers

Two Walkers articled clerks completed their legal training earlier this month, with Christopher Dibben and Sarah Dombowsky being called to the Cayman Islands Bar. Their applications were moved by Ingrid Pierce, Walkers’ global managing partner, before Justice Mangatal. The courtrooms were packed with family, friends and Walkers staff to witness …

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Bodden is first communication chief

As organisations around the world are increasingly recognising the power of effective internal communications to drive high performance, Aubrey Bodden has been named chief internal communication officer for the Cayman Islands government. This new post will have a huge impact on how civil servants are engaged to deliver on government …

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