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Having raised millions, NPOs face scammers

More than $24 million was collected by 523 registered non-profit organisations in the Cayman Islands between 2019 and 2020. Of that amount, $18 million...

Registrar silent on St. Ignatius non-compliance notice

Cayman's registrar of non-profit organisations has declined further comment on the non-compliance notice issued to St. Ignatius Catholic Church and School last month.

Nearly half of NPOs fail to file annual returns

Just under half of Cayman’s 546 non-profit organisations have failed to file annual returns, Head of Compliance Paul Inniss at the General Registry said.
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Non-profits learn about money laundering risks

The registrar for non-profit organisations addressed dozens of charitable organisations on their money laundering, terrorist financing, targeted financial sanctions and proliferation financing risks at an information session on Thursday, 5 Sept.
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Government meets with banks to discuss requirements for charities

Officials from the General Registry and the Ministry of Financial Services have met with local banks to address concerns over onerous banking requirements for charitable organizations, specifically in relation to problems experienced by nonprofit organizations to open bank accounts.
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One-fifth of charities register under new law

Only one-fifth of charitable organizations have registered as nonprofit organizations under a law that was passed last year, according to the Ministry of Financial Services.

Make sure Irma charities are reputable, advises Registry

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, numerous charities have been created to help the islands that have been hit hardest. However, many of those organizations have sprung up overnight, with no apparent track record of performing charitable deeds.

New legislation intended to prevent terrorist financing

Government currently has no idea about how many nonprofit organizations operate in the territory, according to Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs Policy Officer Wilbur Welcome. Such lack of information is a problem for a jurisdiction susceptible to being used for terrorist financing and other nefarious activities, he said.

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