With the U.K. pound falling sharply twice since the June 23 vote to separate from the European Union, Cayman Islands currency is now worth almost as much as the Mother Country’s. According to currency conversion data available Wednesday, CI$1 was worth 99 British pence, a roughly one-to-one ratio.
An independent human rights expert has urged the United Nations to convene a world conference on tax avoidance and tax evasion, the abolition of tax havens and the protection of whistleblowers. “I sincerely hope that the abolition of tax havens and the creation of a United Nations Tax Authority ... will be among Mr. Guterres’s priorities."
Shane Delaney, a member of the Mountains and Marathons team, recently returned from Barcelona, Spain, where he completed the Ironman in support of Have A Heart. Delaney finished the 70.3-mile challenge in a “very impressive” time of 12 hours, 24 minutes, a press release states.
Champions in the 14-and-under basketball leagues have earned congratulations from sponsor KPMG: St. Ignatius in the male category and John Gray High School Wahoo Academy in the female category. KPMG has sponsored the league for more than six years.
Boca Juniors are setting the pace at the top of the DHL Sunday League table with their third win from the opening three games of the season. Over the weekend, they overcame Harry’s FC 1-0 at the Annex, thanks to striker Giuseppe Coco’s sixth goal of the season, which propels him to the front of the pack chasing the Golden Boot award.
A J22 Ladies Helm was held on Oct. 16, in mixed conditions. Three races had been scheduled for the afternoon; the last race was called off due to lightning. Eva Hider and Allena Rankine were two of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club youth women who participated.
The new equestrian show season opened on Oct. 16 with the first national jumping series, at the Equestrian Centre off Linford Pierson Highway. Judge Tanya Neville-Dickson presided and Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation President Sharon Hinds was show manager.
The Intertrust Marathon team held its third Inspiring Performance session at the Westin on Oct. 12, with speakers Andrea Hill, a nutritionist, and Beth Cook and Dwain McGuinness from Cayman Physiotherapy. They provided information for athletes, particularly those taking part in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon on Dec. 4.