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Boost for small businesses

The Ministry of Commerce has outsourced the delivery of certain small-business support services to the Cayman Islands Small Business Association. Minister Wayne Panton and CISBA President Dawn McLean-Sawney signed a memorandum of understanding on Feb. 15 that will result in CISBA offering workshops, mentoring, and consulting to small business owners. …

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Berthing facility contracts goes to KPMG

KPMG

KPMG have been appointed by the Central Tenders Committee to provide commercial financial and legal consultancy services for the proposed George Town Cruise Berthing Facility. KPMG won the bid through an open tender process conducted by the Ministry of Tourism to attract firms with specific experience in Design-Build-Finance Maintain modelling. …

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Cayman tops at RE/MAX awards

RE/MAX Cayman Islands received three of the top four international awards at this year’s R4 convention, which was held in Las Vegas from Feb. 27-March 3. R4 is RE/MAX corporate’s annual worldwide convention that attracted over 6,000 attendees this year. “Once again, RE/MAX Cayman Islands has dominated in the international …

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BDO offers free tax advice

Accounting firm BDO is offering complimentary half-hour sessions of tax-advice. With the 2017 United States tax filing season under way, Caymanians who are in possession of a U.S. passport are reminded that they are still subject to U.S. taxation. The free advice is for those who are unsure about the …

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Appleby first platinum sponsor of DG’s 5K

Offshore law firm Appleby has become the first-ever platinum sponsor of the Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge. The firm, which has supported the walk/run as a gold sponsor since 2015, has this year doubled its sponsorship to $10,000. “We have been involved with the Deputy Governor’s 5K walk/run for the past …

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Business surveys to begin

The Economics and Statistics Office is preparing to conduct the annual business surveys. The survey will begin on March 27 when the survey form will be hand-delivered, mailed or emailed to all entities that produce goods and services in the Cayman Islands. The surveys consist of the System of National …

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Accountants appoint new council

The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants recently held its Annual General Meeting to elect a new council and announce its plans for 2017. Elected to serve on the CIIPA council this year are David Walker, Simon Conway, James George, Baron Jacob, Craig Smith, Joel Dodson, Mike Mannisto, Francois Lamontagne, …

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Career in accounting

An event to introduce people to a career in accounting and finance will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 14. The event will be hosted by Innovative Management & Professional Training to inform interested parties about accounting qualifications from Association of Accounting Technicians. IMPT introduced AAT’s accounting and bookkeeping qualifications for …

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Russell is new Carey Olsen partner

Cayman-based offshore law firm Carey Olsen has promoted corporate and finance lawyer Alistair Russell into the partnership. Russell joined Carey Olsen in 2013, prior to which he was with Skadden, Arps, and Cleary Gottlieb, each in London. Russell works on a broad range of transactions including fund and general finance, …

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Collas Crill in world’s top 10

Collas Crill has been listed as one of the Top 10 Global Offshore Law Firms by both The Lawyer Magazine and Legal Business. Collas Crill is a leading offshore law firm with offices in the Cayman Islands, BVI, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Singapore. Maples and Calder remains No.1, Walkers is …

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