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Coping with debilitating MS

By Lisa Boushy When Alyssa Christian was first diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis — after seeing many doctors over a three-year-period — she decided to create The MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands to help others like herself. The 27-year-old Caymanian first began experiencing visual disturbances in 2012 but it wasn’t …

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Broadhurst is new Chamber president

Kyle Broadhurst delivered his first speech as Chamber of Commerce president to the membership at the Annual General Meeting on Feb. 15. Mr. Broadhurst took to the stage to inform the audience of the goals of his presidency – particularly a more dominant focus on education in the Cayman Islands. …

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New finance bill being heard

The Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment has prepared 11 bills to strengthen Cayman’s regulatory framework, introduce new financial services vehicles, and improve the local business environment. The bills were heard at the latest meeting of the Legislative Assembly, which started on Wednesday, Feb. 22. They are:  the Companies …

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New QCs admitted to the bar

Six Cayman-based senior attorneys were honoured in a formal ceremony admitting them as newly appointed Queen’s Counsel to the Inner Bar of the Cayman Islands Grand Court on Feb. 17. The ceremony, the first in four years, was presided over by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie. The honour of the award …

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LA to debate new sex offender law

By Charles Duncan   A new law could restrict the movements of people charged or convicted of sexual offenses. Cayman has seen a number of high-profile indecent assault cases, including a widely circulated video of a former political candidate acting inappropriately with a young girl. Legislative Assembly members will consider …

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Hedge fund experts at Kimpton

By Lindsey Turnbull As the leading location for the establishment of hedge funds globally, Cayman is at the hub of this fast-moving and highly competitive industry. Some of the hedge fund industry’s best minds gathered at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa for a three-day conference called the Cayman Alternative …

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Solomon proposes medical research bill

Former MLA Ellio Solomon has drafted a bill that would pave the way to allow medical research companies to conduct clinical drug trials in the Cayman Islands, with the goal of marketing and selling the resulting medications in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Medical Research Regulation Bill, …

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LA tackles big issues as elections approach

By Charles Duncan When the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly opens Wednesday, Feb. 22, Cayman’s elected leaders will face a full plate of new proposals. Members of the Legislative Assembly will consider a complete overhaul of how financial regulators share company information with overseas authorities. They will tackle a …

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Deadline nears for correct voter info

By Charles Duncan The Elections Office still has 95 names on its voter rolls that need updated information, most importantly with correct addresses. The deadline for voter claims and objections is Monday, Feb. 20. Elections supervisor Wesley Howell said his staff has been doing everything they can to get people …

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