Ken SilvaKen Silva

Journalist

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

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ARTICLES BY KEN SILVA

Despite hurricanes, Caribbean economies grew in 2017

Gross domestic product in the Caribbean grew by 0.6 percent last year despite being impacted by some of the strongest hurricanes in the region’s history, and is projected to grow by 2 percent this year, according to recently released statistics from the Caribbean Development Bank.

Grand Court rejects U.S. lawsuit against BDO Cayman

On Tuesday, Grand Court Justice Raj Parker granted BDO Cayman’s request for an anti-suit injunction against Argyle, restraining Argyle from continuing the proceedings against BDO Cayman in the U.S.

Butterfield to acquire Deutsche Bank business

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Ltd. announced Thursday that it has entered an agreement to acquire Deutsche Bank’s banking and custody business in the Cayman Islands, Jersey and Guernsey.
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Woman dies in East End car crash

A 28-year-old woman died and a man was hospitalized after a car collided with a tree off of Farm Road in East End around 2 a.m. on Thursday.
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Police push for responsible dog ownership

“Education and enforcement” is how officials plan to tackle the problem of people mistreating their dogs and letting them roam the streets unsupervised, according to Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Inspector Courtney Myles.
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Island flocks to annual Agriculture Show

Local livestock, produce, culture and crafts were all featured prominently Wednesday at the 51st Annual Cayman Islands Agriculture Show, one of Cayman’s largest annual events.

Conch shell sculpture shows potential of local materials

Cayman artist Luelan Bodden has aimed to spark controversy in the past with sculptures that challenge religious and cultural norms, but his latest piece is a testament to what can be made just from local material.

Controlling the skies: Inside look at Cayman air traffic control tower

Cayman Islands Airports Authority Operations Manager Rob Harris pulls out a large sheet of paper resembling a map of a major city, showing dozens of different colored lines running in multiple directions.

Cayman airports could be equipped with radar in 2019

Airports in the Cayman Islands do not have access to radar, but such facilities exist on Grand Cayman.

Fishing with Jimmy Houston

“We’re in the Cayman Islands. We’ve been catching some big mutton snappers – I mean some pretty good-sized ones, too,” fisherman Jimmy Houston says in front of a camera on Wednesday morning on board the 32-foot boat Killin’ Time.

Number of Cayman funds, insurers, banks dipped in 2017

Recently released statistics from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority show that the number of hedge funds, insurance companies and banks licensed in the territory all took a slight dip during 2017.

Drug dogs to patrol Cayman’s streets, beaches

Officers with drug-detecting dogs will soon be regularly patrolling the territory’s streets and public beaches, according to Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Commissioner Derek Byrne.

Cayman courting blockchain companies

The Cayman Islands is benefitting from the growing global blockchain and cryptocurrency craze, with dozens of companies involved in the technologies moving here over the last six months.

Blockchain conference comes to Cayman

One of the world’s most prominent blockchain conferences, “d10e,” is taking place in Cayman this week, with dozens of people in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry coming to the island to network and share ideas about how the technology can influence all aspects of society.

Investment body dormant for 15 years

A government committee that has the job of reviewing capital projects and making sure government can afford them has been dormant for some 15 years, according to statements made during Thursday’s hearing of the Public Accounts Committee.

Byles takes helm at Chamber of Commerce

At the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting on Wednesday afternoon, new Chamber President Paul Byles promised he will be dedicated to serving the entire business community.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Hew unveils plan to boost Cayman small businesses

In the coming months, government will introduce a raft of policy changes aimed at facilitating the development of the small-business sector, Commerce Minister Joey Hew promised at the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting on Wednesday.

When art meets science: Solar imaging in Cayman

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands opened its latest photography exhibition on Tuesday, “Solaris: Digital Solar Imaging in the Cayman Islands,” which features some of the world’s most detailed images of the sun.

Lawsuit challenges Speaker’s ruling

A judicial review application filed at the Grand Court earlier this month seeks to overturn a long-standing law that prohibits records from the Legislative Assembly from being used as evidence in court without the permission of the Speaker of the House.

EU removes 8 countries from blacklist

The Council of the European Union announced Tuesday that the EU has amended its blacklist of jurisdictions that it deems uncooperative in tax matters, removing eight jurisdictions from that list.
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