Ken SilvaKen Silva

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108

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ARTICLES BY KEN SILVA

For the love of Cayman’s health

“Does anyone have any diet restrictions or things you’re following?” Ritz-Carlton executive pastry chef Melissa Logan asked her audience on Friday at the Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference. “I can tell you, I do.”

For $12,500 a month, Cayman gets voice in US tax debate

As lawmakers in the United States gear up to debate President Donald Trump’s proposed overhaul to the country’s federal tax system, government has hired a multinational law firm to advocate for the Cayman financial sector in Washington D.C.

‘Foots’ charged with obscene publication

Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes was  charged with obscene publication on Monday in relation to his July arrest for refusing to remove a series of nude sculptures displayed on his property, which is publicly visible.
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Hurricane Irma: A survivor’s story

When Kyrie Caulfield drives on Grand Cayman during rainy days, his pulse quickens, his stomach ties into knots, and his knuckles whiten from gripping the steering wheel too hard.

Anti-money laundering workshop held for jewelers, real estate companies

With the Financial Action Task Force set to evaluate Cayman’s safeguards against money laundering and terrorist financing in less than two months, the Department of Commerce and Investment held a workshop on Thursday to let designated non-financial businesses know their reporting obligations.

Registrations start Monday for new Customs system

Registration will be open from Oct. 16-27 for a new entry-declaration system for the territory’s importers, the Customs Department announced on Tuesday.

Mandatory survey seeks information on wages

Government is launching a survey that will require all employers in the territory to provide information about the people they employ, including their qualifications, nationality, compensation, skills, and workload.
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JOURNAL: Anti-Money Laundering Conference

Offshore compliance and Russian politics were among the topics at the 13th annual Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance and Financial Crime Conference at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.
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Liquidators attempting to ‘claw back’ Ponzi scheme payments

Repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis are still being dealt with by the Cayman Islands judicial system, with the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council hearing a case last week involving liquidators attempting to “claw back” payments made by a feeder fund to investors in early 2009, when the fund was already insolvent.

Poppy pinning kicks off fundraising drive for veterans

“Veterans, attention!” Cayman Islands Veterans Association President Andrew McLaughlin said as Governor Helen Kilpatrick walked into the lobby of the Government Administration Building on Tuesday morning.

Privy Council to hear case about former judge’s impartiality

In January 2012, former Grand Court Justice Peter Cresswell appointed liquidators over the BTU Power Company, a Cayman-registered company whose shareholders included several Qatari government entities.

Nominations open for Governor’s Awards

Nominations are open for the 2017 Governor’s Awards for Design and Construction Excellence in the Cayman Islands.

Financial compliance experts urge industry vigilance

Topics at the 13th annual Anti-Money Laundering/Compliance and Financial Crime Conference ranged from how offshore companies facilitate money laundering to Russian interference in Western politics.

450 room Pageant Beach hotel gets initial approval

The Central Planning Authority has granted outline approval for the Howard Hospitality Group’s proposed $300 million Pageant Beach hotel, according to minutes from the body’s Sept. 27 meeting.

Scuba hall of fame honors industry’s finest

Growing up around some of the best and bravest divers in the Cayman Islands, Kent Eldemire always knew he wanted to join their ranks.

Plans unveiled for $300 million Pageant Beach hotel

With two 10-floor towers sporting some 450 rooms, a spa, restaurant, boardwalk, six swimming pools and other amenities, the proposed $300 million Pageant Beach hotel will be a “jewel for the community,” according to project architect Mike Stroh.

Cayman Investment Forum to focus on bitcoin and gold

With events such as Brexit and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, many see a reversal in the trend of globalization that has taken place over the last several decades.

Big Shave raises more than $267,000 for child cancer research

More than 1,000 people attended the fifth annual Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave on Friday night, raising more than $267,000 for children’s cancer research.

Lawsuit filed against constable who hit man with baton

A police officer who was found guilty earlier this year of assaulting a suspect in custody is now being sued over the incident. Glen Andrew Bush is seeking damages for assault and false imprisonment against senior constable Michael “Bobby” Peart.

Pageant Beach hotel development hearing delayed by technicality

Four developers and their attorney, seven objectors and their attorney, three members of the public and the Central Planning Authority board packed into a conference room on the second floor of the Government Administration Building on Wednesday.
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