The leading advocate for repeal of the U.S. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act has called “laughable” any attempt to sanction Washington – should it rescind FATCA – for noncompliance with copycat European tax laws.
Local leaders and youth groups on Monday will mark Commonwealth Day’s 40th anniversary at a flag-raising ceremony from 9:45 to 10 a.m. at the Government Administration Building, part of an annual commemoration among 52 countries.
The audience in The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman ballroom on Monday evening knew something serious was afoot when the programmed slide show preceding the appearance of Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss displayed pictures of her mother’s 1938 German passport.
In the wake of the recent death of Hollywood actor Bill Paxton at age 61, Caymanian filmmaker, director and screenwriter Frank E. Flowers reflected on his association with the star of his locally made film, “Haven,” in 2004.
Cayman’s first residential mental health facility will comprise nine cottages with six beds each and an administrative building on the former Northward prison farm site on 15 acres in East End, officials revealed Friday, adding that construction on the first seven cottages could start as early as the end of the year.
Two long-vacant parcels in the North Church area – the site of the old Almond Tree restaurant and Treehouse residence, and Pageant Beach – appear headed for redevelopment, possibly as a hotel and “mixed-use.”
One boat ran aground and another half sank in choppy waters, but both were rescued by tenders from Caribbean Marine Services, which moved between 10,000 and 12,000 cruise passengers through the stormy harbor on Wednesday.
The new chief executive of the commission charged with oversight of local utilities acknowledged a “skills gap,” but said he hoped to make Cayman “the Singapore of the Caribbean.” The CEO of Cayman’s new Utility Regulation and Competition Office offered a preliminary view of the issues he expected to face in his first weeks.
Groundbreaking for the new four-bedroom Cayman HospiceCare building, behind Coconut Joe’s Beach Bar and Grill on West Bay Road, is scheduled within 10 weeks, according to HospiceCare executives. Contractors have already cleared a preliminary access road into the site.
Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital will reopen its maternity ward sometime in the next couple of months, offering rebuilt rooms, new beds and a luxury environment designed to attract and retain patients.
Somewhere between 2008 and 2012, Randy Chollette’s brain exploded. It remains a mystery as to what happened, but National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) Director Natalie Urquhart may know. In her superb, 100-page “The Art of the Cayman Islands,” Ms. Urquhart curates dozens and dozens of pictures - bright, concise and detailed photographs of artwork drawn from NGCI’s permanent collection and unnamed “private holdings.”
A proposed national energy policy, released by government this week, seeks to have 70 percent of all Cayman’s energy generated by renewable sources in 20 years, and moving toward 100 percent sooner if possible.
U.S. Treasury Secretary-designate Steve Mnuchin on Thursday told senators that he had founded – and was a director of – a Cayman Islands hedge fund, but avoided answering if he would close the “tax haven.”
This month, Cayman Islands auto dealer John Felder and his Premier Automotive Export Ltd., a subsidiary of Cayman Automotive, will become the first U.S. car company to ship American-built vehicles to Cuba.
As the Cayman Turtle Centre moves toward its annual January breeding pond assessment and further releases of animals into the wild, new questions have arisen about the health and safety of its programs. A Dec. 10 release of 36 green sea turtles went ahead before the DOE cleared protocols.
Tourism minister Moses Kirkconnell hopes an effort to explore air services to South American gateway cities will boost summertime visitors. The idea, he says, is to take advantage of Southern Hemisphere seasons that are the reverse of those in Cayman’s chief tourism market, the U.S. and Canada.
The couple made bankrupt after a court challenge to the election of Tara Rivers say they remain hopeful but regret the “broken promises” and recriminations in the wake of court testimony detailing allegations of reneged pledges of funding.