Former Department of Immigration staffers Stephen Wayne Hurlston and Oscar Lee Watler are not hardened drug dealers, but simply “incompetent amateurs” and “nothing but bumbling drug dealers,” their attorneys told the court on Wednesday, asking for a lesser sentence for their clients.
The incinerator at the Cayman Brac landfill is back up and running after being in disrepair for nearly four months – a situation that led to untreated medical waste being dumped in an open trench there, in violation of public health regulations.
Thursday was touted as a red-letter day for Cayman’s technology sector with the launching of TechCayman, a business platform that aims to attract software developers and other entrepreneurs to the territory, and to provide Caymanians with the tools they need to start their own companies.
The Grand Court’s financial services division is keeping an increasing number of court records from the public, according to a report published this week by OffshoreAlert, a financial services website that publishes Cayman- and other offshore-related court records.
The territory’s financial regulator announced on Tuesday that the Privy Council has refused an application to appeal from an international stock trading platform, which had been challenging CIMA’s order to produce records for an ongoing investigation in Australia – records the entity claims to not have.
Total employment in Cayman grew last year, but the number of women with jobs declined by some 800 people, leading to the female unemployment rate rising from 3.5 percent in 2016 to 5.5 percent in 2017.
Local bank Cayman National Corporation Ltd. announced Monday that it has received a “possible partial offer” from the Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) Ltd. to buy between 51 percent and 74.99 percent of its issued shares by way of a tender offer to the national bank’s shareholders.
Images of crabs using plastic and other items as shells are plastered on websites throughout the internet, but Jennifer Moseley never saw one in person until she participated in Plastic Free Cayman’s beach cleanup Saturday at Beach Bay.
Cayman has seen a slight uptick in the number of international insurers registered here through the first half of 2018, according to recently released statistics from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
Ocean Conversion’s contract to operate water plants in North Sound and Red Gate expired earlier this month, but the company will continue to run them until at least February while the Water Authority reviews bids for a new operating agreement.