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Digicel files for US bankruptcy protection

Telecommunications provider Digicel has filed for Chapter 15 recognition in a federal bankruptcy court in the Southern District of New York after it was granted an application for provisional liquidation in Bermuda.

OfReg proposes rules to prevent anti-competitive behavior

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg, has released a set of proposed rules designed to curtail price fixing, bid rigging, and other anti-competitive practices among the companies it regulates.

Jean-Yves Charlier named as new Digicel CEO

Digicel announced on Monday that it has appointed Jean-Yves Charlier to serve as the company’s new CEO.

Digicel Group CEO dies suddenly in Germany

Digicel Group CEO Alex Matuschka von Greiffenclau died suddenly last Thursday while on vacation in Germany.
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Moody’s downgrades outlook on Digicel

The U.S.-based Moody’s downgraded its outlook on Digicel from stable to negative in a recently released report from the credit ratings agency.

‘Futile’ to enforce public access TV

Television regulators consider it “futile” to attempt to enforce a licensing requirement for cable companies to provide a “free-to-air” public channel.
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Employee robbed outside Digicel store

A Digicel worker was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night after leaving the company’s George Town waterfront store.

Man charged after Digicel burglary

Joshua Pars, 25, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with handling a stolen phone valued at $94. The phone was the property of Digicel, whose store on North Church Street was broken into on Sept. 30.
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Police: Pair of overnight burglaries reported

A George Town waterfront business and a Savannah restaurant were hit by burglars sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed. Police were alerted to a break-in at the Digicel store on North Church street around 4:30 a.m.

Two students receive scholarships from Digicel

They survived a “Shark Tank”-style pitch meeting and won a scholarship for their efforts. More than 80 students from Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac applied...

Caymanian to take over as local Digicel chief executive

Raul Nicholson-Coe has been named chief executive officer for Digicel’s Cayman Islands operation effective June 1.

Flow Caribbean president promotes deregulation in Cayman

For Flow’s Caribbean President Garfield Sinclair, the future of the Cayman Islands and global business lies in digital connectivity. He describes a world in which everyday tasks, from grocery shopping to cooling homes, are controlled through a convenient, wireless network.
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Digicel to cut jobs worldwide

Irish-owned telecommunications company Digicel, which has a large presence in Cayman and throughout the Caribbean, announced plans this week to slash a quarter of its workforce in the next 18 months.

Telecom ‘Truth in Advertising’ rules require honesty

“Truth in Advertising” guidelines for telecom companies, published this week by the Information and Communications Technology Authority, require companies offering phone, internet and other services to be honest when marketing to consumers.

Winds do not deter junior golfers

Junior golfers faced some tough conditions for the first of six tournaments in the Digicel Junior Golf Series that kicked off Nov. 20 at North Sound Club. The gusty weather did not deter the 24 boys and girls who came out to put the first round of scores on the board for the series.

Regulator calls for local Internet exchange

Cayman’s telecom regulator and Internet service providers are in talks to set up local Internet Exchange Points in the islands to reduce the impact of outages on the undersea cables that connect Cayman to the rest of the digital world.

Business in brief: Ministry of Commerce attends small business conference in Orlando

Aviation Management Services announces business launch; Wauchope joins KB Associates; Digicel completes network investment program; Flow: Analysts’ data shows fastest telecoms provider

Utilities law written without advice of utility companies

Legal drafters penning an 82-page law to create a unified regulatory office for Cayman’s utility providers did not solicit opinions from the half-dozen affected companies, instead they only consulted their controlling agencies.

Digicel to move headquarters to Cayman Technology Centre

Digicel will join The Security Centre as an anchor tenant in the Cayman Technology Centre in January 2017.

ICTA criticizes FLOW’s communication in outage

IT overseer Information and Communications Technology Authority said Wednesday it was “fed up” with local telecommunications company FLOW after the group did not notify the regulator of Tuesday’s 10-hour islandwide service outage.

YMCA offers drone-inspired program

A drone-inspired program designed to educate and raise awareness of technology is being offered this month by YMCA Cayman.

East End athlete meets Bolt in Jamaica

A young athlete from East End recently had the chance to meet track and field star Usain Bolt in Jamaica.

Junior golfers in Cayman show off skills

Over the course of the six-round Digicel Junior Golf Series, 50 junior golfers have been matching their abilities at North Sound Golf Club.

Business in Brief: Forrester names KPMG leader in information security consulting

Updates from KPMG, HSM, Cayman Airways and more in this week's Business in Brief.

Phone and Internet outage worries telecoms regulator

Tuesday’s phone and Internet outage, caused by a lightning strike that affected an underwater cable connecting Cayman to the digital world, has regulators with the Information and Communications Technology Authority worried about the country’s telecom infrastructure.

Lightning knocks out Internet

A lightning strike along one of the submarine cables that connects Cayman’s Internet to the rest of the world knocked out Internet service for many on Grand Cayman Tuesday evening.

Digicel launches ad blocker in Cayman with little fanfare

Digicel has been rolling out a new network-level ad blocker across the Caribbean over the past couple of months to stop online advertisements from going over its network.

Digicel signs Machel Montano as regional brand ambassador

Telecommunications company Digicel last week signed a three-year partnership with Trinidadian producer, songwriter and soca musician Machel Montano to be its regional brand ambassador.

Cayman business in brief

JTC Cayman completes GAM acquisition; Tickets to be issued for business licensing offenses; Digicel makes Crisis Centre donation; Elian adds to commercial team; Corporate lawyer joins Carey Olsen

Stingray Swim Club winds up successful year

Days before the short Christmas break, Stingray Swim Club swimmers took part in its traditional reds versus greens competition, which saw club swimmers split into two teams.

Kids get taste of theater – at the cinema

Hundreds of Cayman Islands schoolchildren were treated this week to a theater performance of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” while sitting in cinema seats in Camana Bay.

Business Expo paves path to Brac community

The Aston Rutty Centre on Cayman Brac recently welcomed exhibitors and the general public to the 2015 Brac Business Expo.

Junior Golf Series winds up until January

Thirty golfers took part in the third of six rounds of the Digicel Junior Golf Series at North Sound Golf Club on Dec. 6.

Internet issues impacting economy

The Cayman Islands is losing millions of dollars in investment because of inadequate telecoms infrastructure, regulators have warned.

Digicel ad blocker delayed

A network-level ad blocker for Digicel’s data customers has been delayed in the Cayman Islands as regulators in the region reject the program that will block Internet ads from reaching Digicel smartphones and other data plans.

Juniors teed up in numbers

North Sound Golf Club hosted the second round of the Digicel Junior Golf Series on Sunday and there was an encouraging turnout.

911 outage for FLOW/LIME cell phones

After an outage Friday morning, emergency 911 calls are working again for cell phone customers with FLOW, formerly LIME.

Scholars top of the class again

Scholars International stormed to the Premier League title last season and by the way they’ve started this campaign, they are going to be extremely difficult to topple.

DMS dominant as UBS subdued

DMS continued their winning ways in the Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League, this time beating UBS. This keeps DMS top of the table with an impressive 32 points.

Junior series tees off

Digicel are sponsoring a monthly tournament series for junior golfers to gain experience playing regular tournaments.

Digicel to block ads on mobile network

Digicel plans to install ad blocking software on its network, stopping online advertisers from reaching Digicel’s mobile Web users, beginning Nov. 11.

DMS find right tone to unlock Digicel's challenge

The latest Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League is well under way and after two rounds of matches, past champions DMS are sitting on top of the table with maximum points.

Digicel abandons plans for IPO

Citing market volatility and concerns that the company could not get the almost US$2 billion it had hoped for with an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, Digicel canceled its IPO just days before the company was to be listed.

Forum focuses on marketing innovations

Mobile marketing, digital media, LinkedIn innovation, domain innovation and self branding are among the topics of a marketing forum on Oct. 13 hosted by the Cayman Islands Marketing Professionals Association.

Digicel receives recognition for Haiti support efforts

Digicel has won the 2015 Ethicalcorp Responsible Business Award for its efforts to help rebuild the education system in Haiti following the country’s devastating 2010 earthquake.

Digicel plans to raise up to $2.3 billion in IPO

Digicel Group Ltd. plans to raise as much as $2.3 billion from an initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Digicel files for IPO on New York Stock Exchange

Digicel filed for an initial public offering recently with the New York Stock Exchange.

Digicel denied access to LIME network

The telecome authority rejected Digicel's bid to access LIME's physical network.

Digicel opens new store

Digicel has opened a retail store in the new building at 72 North Church Street, George Town.

Two years for four business burglaries

Four burglaries of business premises resulted in a prison sentence of two years after guilty pleas.

Shootout champs crowned

After four weeks of competition, Digicel have been crowned the Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout champions.

Digicel still ringing the tone

The Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout enters its final week on Thursday and the final outcome of the squash matches are still very open.

Digicel more mobile than rest

The Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout’s second week saw Digicel really hit their stride, extending their lead at the top of the squash table by five points after claiming the maximum eight points on Thursday night.

Digicel set the early tone

The Baker Tilly Corporate Shootout Squash league got under way on Thursday with strong performances across the board.

Hundreds attend annual children's breakfast

More than 300 childen, parents, teachers and sponsors attended the annual children's breakfast as part of Child Month.

New retail building opens in George Town

A new retail building has opened in downtown George Town – one of the first new developments in the capital for several years.

Overstayer pleads not guilty to four burglaries

An overstayer who pleaded not guilty to four commercial burglaries had his trial date set for July 1.

Digicel Cayman CEO sees room for growth, improvements

Martin Bould, Digicel Cayman's new CEO, discusses the company's plans and the differences he sees from the U.K. telecom industry.

Cable and Wireless and Columbus complete merger

Cable and Wireless Communications announced Tuesday that the company, which operates as LIME in the Cayman Islands, has completed its US$1.85 billion acquisition of all of the equity of Columbus International Inc.

Students collect items for Haitian children at Health City

A group of school children are impacting the lives of Haitian children undergoing heart procedures in Cayman.

Bulgin keeps PwC's account up

PWC took on KPMG at the beginning of week 5 of the Kings Indoor Futbol and Killian Everard claimed four goals for PwC and Kurt Bulgin helped out playing an unfamiliar role in goal.

Kanuga's fund is rising

Kerri Kanuga only intended to raise a few thousand dollars to help kids cancer research but having completed her epic six mile swim across North Sound and then ran four marathons stretching 106 miles, the figure has gone way beyond expectations.

Crown closes case in CNB robbery trial

The prosecution concluded its case Thursday afternoon against four men accused of robbing a branch of Cayman National Bank in June 2012 and stealing half a million dollars.

Zolfo edges out KPMG

Indoor futbol at King's Sports Centre continued with some well-matched games throughout last Monday night, beginning with Zolfo Cooper taking on KPMG.

Digicel calls for regulation of Viber Internet phone calls

Digicel wants the Cayman government to look into a smart phone app called Viber, which allows users to bypass international calling rates. Cayman regulators say they do not plan to investigate.

Cayman Special Olympics team to play new sports

Cayman’s 54-member Special Olympic team will be the largest ever to attend the Special World Games this summer in Los Angeles, and will compete for the first time in both football and basketball.

Eight Haitian children had free surgery at Health City Cayman Islands in 2014

A total of eight children from Haiti with severe heart defects traveled to Health City Cayman Islands this year for surgery.

Digicel Business, Masergy partner on data security

Digicel Business is extending its partnership with Masergy Communications to offer an advanced “Security as a Service” solution to businesses across Cayman.

Frazer found that extra edge

The Baker Tilly Corporate Squash League’s final evening last week got under way with the two top teams going head to head to determine who claimed this season’s top honors.

Cable & Wireless shareholders approve Columbus merger

Shareholders of Cable & Wireless Communications plc, the parent company of LIME, voted in favor of a merger with Columbus International Inc.

Kobras still deadliest

The Baker Tilly Corporate Squash league round 8 provided some strong competition with a late surge from Sea Elements.

Regulator gets tough on dropped 911 calls

Regulators will compel Cayman Islands telecoms companies to upgrade their networks as a matter of “national security” following a series of connection failures that prevented emergency 911 calls from getting through.

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