Ken SilvaKen Silva

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
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ARTICLES BY KEN SILVA

OfReg and Cayman Water resume talks

After the Utilities Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) rejected Cayman Water’s most recent proposal for a licensing deal to serve customers in the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas, the two parties have resumed negotiations.

Alleged NRA impersonators could face more charges

Three men who were arrested last month appeared in Grand Court on Friday for allegedly presenting themselves as workers with the National Roads Authority and offering to paint the parking lot of a business premises on North Church Street.
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International regulators demand legislative changes from Cayman

As the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force continues to review Cayman’s defenses against terrorist financing and money laundering, officials from that organization have required government to make legislative changes to come in line with international standards.
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DoE: Contaminated wetlands pose little risk to humans

Though waste dumped by the National Roads Authority into the wetlands tested positive for carcinogens, it is very unlikely that humans are at risk from the contamination, according to the Department of Environment.

Cayman National ousts longtime president

Ormond Williams has been terminated from Cayman National Bank after serving as its president for 15 years.

OfReg rejects Cayman Water proposal

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg, has rejected Cayman Water’s most recent proposal for a licensing deal to serve customers in the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas, according to the third-quarter financial report from Cayman Water’s parent company, Consolidated Water.

Water Authority releases report on wetlands dumping

The Water Authority has released a report addressing previously unanswered questions about the National Roads Authority dumping waste containing a carcinogen into Grand Cayman’s wetlands.

RCIPS: Officers not severely impacted by forced retirement

The Attorney General’s Chambers on Tuesday defended former Police Commissioner David Baines’s hiring and retirement decisions, as an appeal hearing continued into claims by former Caymanian police officers that they were discriminated against when forced to retire.

Appeal begins for police discrimination lawsuit

An appeals hearing began on Tuesday involving former Caymanian police officers who claim they were discriminated against on the grounds of age and nationality when they were forced to retire or accept a demotion at age 55.

US firm still advocating for Cayman Islands in Congress

The Cayman Islands government has paid a total of $112,423 as of October to have a law firm advocate for the territory’s financial services industry in the United States Congress, according to filings with the U.S. Justice Department.
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Carcinogens found in Cayman wetlands

Waste dumped in wetlands by the National Roads Authority has been found to contain carcinogens – substances capable of causing cancer in living tissue.

Cayman-based Real Vision looks to conquer financial media world

Hundreds of cruise ship passengers milled about George Town Central on a recent Wednesday afternoon, browsing through the jewelry and souvenir stands, or taking a break at one of the downtown restaurants.
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‘Bee’ Barnes to compete in world boxing challenge

Cayman’s finest, Brandy “Bee” Barnes, is set to take on some of the world’s best female amateur boxers from Nov. 15-24 at the AIBA Women’s World Championships in New Delhi, India.

Cayman National shareholders take final step to effect sale

Shareholders voted on Wednesday to remove a restriction on any single entity owning more than 10 percent of Cayman National Corporation Ltd., a move that will allow Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) Ltd. to finalize its acquisition of the local bank.

Government argues against Cuban migrant appeals

The appeal hearing involving seven Cuban migrants seeking asylum in Cayman continued into late Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, with the Cubans’ attorney, Alastair David, and Crown counsel Michael Smith arguing over whether the Immigration Appeals Tribunal was correct in denying the migrants’ applications for asylum.

Study: Cayman broadband among most expensive

Cayman has the third most expensive broadband internet in the Caribbean and the 12th most expensive in the world, with an average price of US$158 per month for services, according to a study released Tuesday from researchers at the U.K.-based Cable.co.uk.

7 Cubans appeal asylum denials

Seven Cuban migrants who were denied asylum by government have appealed their cases to the Grand Court, where a two-day hearing began on Tuesday.

OfReg consultancy expenses balloon to $2 million

From its creation in January 2017 through June of this year, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg, spent nearly $2 million on consultancy and professional fees, according to records obtained from a Freedom of Information request.

Christmas tree shortage expected this year

Citing difficulties in dealing with regulatory requirements, most of the vendors that usually provide Christmas trees have said they will not be doing so this year.

Another Jamaican challenging permanent residency denial

Jamaican national Rohan Anthony Seymour is challenging government’s decision to deny his bid for permanent residency, arguing that the Immigration Appeals Tribunal discriminated against his nationality when it considered his application.
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