The Panama-based offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca stated that it will close by the end of the month, according to a statement from the firm obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Dissatisfied with the speed in which local telecommunications companies are expanding their fiber-optic cable networks to the island’s under-served eastern districts, Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced government’s intention to have the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) build its own network throughout that area.
After nearly four hours of debate on Thursday afternoon, the Legislative Assembly voted against a private members’ motion made by opposition legislator Kenneth Bryan to make the positions of chief fire officer and chief immigration officer Caymanian-only roles.
Cayman’s power provider, the Caribbean Utilities Company, is suing a U.S.-based manufacturer for allegedly selling it defective electrical equipment, costing CUC “millions of dollars” in damages and potentially endangering residents.
Financial services workers who were evacuated from the British Virgin Islands after last September’s hurricanes should return there by the end of March, BVI Governor Gus Jaspert said last week during his Speech from the Throne.
From November 2011 to September 2014, former Grand Court Justice Peter Cresswell presided over the liquidation of the the BTU Power Company, a Cayman-registered company whose shareholders included several Qatari government entities.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is calling on government to review 40-year-old legislation that prohibits restaurants and bars from having dancing and live music in bars on Sundays – a restriction that put a damper on parties last New Year’s Eve since that holiday fell on a Sunday.
Fire officers are working to contain a fire at the George Town landfill as of 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire is in a 100-by-300 feet area in the south side of the landfill, according to a government information officer.