Ken SilvaKen Silva

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
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Grand Cayman KY1-1108

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ARTICLES BY KEN SILVA

​Judge expresses frustration over companies’ pension failures

When Precision Landscaping owner Donald Thompson appeared in court Thursday for his alleged failure to make pension payments on the behalf of his employees, Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez was not pleased when he cracked a joke about his age from the defendant’s stand.

​Fireman-turned jackhammer thief gets suspended sentence

A former fire officer received a one-month suspended sentence on Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing a jackhammer from the Cayman Islands Fire Service.

​Man arrested for attempting to skip immigration line

While travelers lined up at the immigration line at Owen Roberts International Airport on Tuesday night to enter the territory, one man apparently thought he did not have to go through that process.

​​Trinidad bank moves to acquire Cayman National

The Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) Ltd.’s potential acquisition of local bank Cayman National Corporation Ltd. is under way, with the Republic Bank opening an offer this week to purchase Cayman National shares.

​​Ex-Boys Home staffer faces extradition for manslaughter

United States law enforcement authorities are attempting to extradite Jamaican national Larry Levers to Cayman, where he is wanted for manslaughter in relation to the November 2015 death of a teenager at the Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay.

National basketball coaches announced

As the Cayman Islands Basketball Association gears up for next July’s Island Games in Gibraltar, it was announced on Wednesday that Edwin Pellot-Rosa and Duran Whittaker will coach the men’s national team, while Wendy Manzanares and Corey McGee will head up the women’s squad.

Perjury claim delays Wong case

Senior Immigration Officer Garfield (Gary) Wong was scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday in relation to his convictions last month for careless driving and leaving the scene of the accident in the early hours of Dec. 27, 2013, after his truck was in a collision with a car on Shamrock Road, in the vicinity of Hibiscus Gardens.

Bodden still at helm as UCCI president search continues

A new year kicked off this month at the University College of the Cayman Islands with Roy Bodden still the president of the institution.

NYSE’s only female trader: Don’t fear ‘reaching too high’

When Lauren Simmons was searching for a job after graduating college, a woman that was supposed to be her mentor said she was “reaching too high” when Ms. Simmons outlined her career goals.

No ‘jumping the gun’ in regulating cryptocurrencies

Peter McKiernan, the cofounder of RiskPass AML+Compliance Ltd., stood at his laptop last week at a seminar on anti-money laundering practices for cryptocurrencies, demonstrating to the audience how to transfer cryptocurrencies across borders.
The Journal

BVI companies allegedly targeted by Russian oligarch

Proponents of offshore finance often argue that jurisdictions like Cayman and the British Virgin Islands help people from corrupt countries protect their wealth against theft and other forms of unlawful confiscation.

A year later, Eastern Caribbean still recovering from hurricanes

Today, much of the Eastern Caribbean is in a similar situation as Cayman was 13 years ago, with jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and St. Maarten in varying stages of their recovery efforts one year after facing Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017.

OfReg appoints acting dual CEOs

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg, announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Duke Munroe and Gregg Anderson to serve as “Acting CEOs on a rotational basis” until a new CEO is appointed permanently.
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Argyle Funds SPC pushes for arbitration against BDO Cayman

The defunct Cayman-registered Argyle Funds SPC Inc. has issued a demand for arbitration against BDO Cayman Ltd. for allegedly failing to spot fraud by two of the fund’s credit advisers, Argyle attorney Clare Stanley QC said on Monday during an appeals hearing involving the two parties.

Abraaj given more time to sell assets

Grand Court Justice Robin McMillan granted a two-month extension on Monday of the provisional liquidation of the Cayman-registered Abraaj Holdings, giving the troubled company more time to avoid being wound up at the behest of a major creditor.
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.

Olympic weightlifting competition scheduled for Saturday

Weightlifters will have the chance to see how they stack up against others in the territory on Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Arts and Recreation Centre at Camana Bay, where an Olympic weightlifting event will take place.

No time line for cryptocurrency regulations

With some US$4.2 billion raised by Cayman-registered blockchain companies, this jurisdiction has raised more funds from initial coin offerings – the crypto version of initial public offerings – than any other places in the world.

Ocean Conversion strikes new deal to operate water plants

Ocean Conversion (Cayman Ltd.) has reached a new five-year agreement with the Water Authority, Cayman to operate reverse osmosis seawater conversion plants in North Sound, Red Gate and North Side. The plants are owned by the Water Authority, but were built by Ocean Conversion and have been operated by the company.

Trademark filings on the rise since new law

One year ago, government held a ceremonial conference to commemorate the Department of Tourism and Cayman Airways filing to protect the Sir Turtle logo, becoming the first entities to brand under the new Trade Marks Law.

12-year-old boy found not guilty of firearms charge

A 12-year-old boy appeared in Grand Court on Friday to face allegations of illegally possessing ammunition, a charge that can potentially carry a multi-year prison sentence.
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