Caribbean News

Abandoned by the country of his birth
Abandoned by the country of his birth

January 22, 2018

JEAN Rony Jean-Charles, the Bahamas-born man who, according to relatives, went "missing" after three months at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre, has been found in a North Haitian slum...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints New Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Technology Operations
CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints New Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Technology & Operations

January 20, 2018

Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Esan Peters as Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Technology & Operations, with effect from 1st February 2018.

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CIBC FirstCaribbean Suspends Banking Service on South Caicos
CIBC FirstCaribbean Suspends Banking Service on South Caicos

January 18, 2018

CIBC FirstCaribbean wishes to advise its clients on South Caicos that weekly visits by the bankís staff to provide banking services through its agency there will be suspended with immediate effect...

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency in St. James
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency in St. James

January 18, 2018

This means that extraordinary powers have been given to the security forces and some rights have been suspended...

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Jeffrey Williams, Ambassador of The Bahamas of The Bahamas to Haiti, Presentations of Credentials to the President of Haiti

January 18, 2018

His Excellency Jeffrey Williams, Ambassador of The Bahamas to Haiti, presented his Letters of Credence to the His Excellency Jovenel Moise, President of the Republic of Haiti on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti...

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CARICOM blasts trump's insult
CARICOM blasts trump's insult

January 15, 2018

THE Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said it was "deeply disturbed" by the reported use of "derogatory and repulsive language" by US President Donald Trump relating to Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa...

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Cayman Finance announces new Chairman

January 12, 2018

At its recent annual membersí meeting, Cayman Finance proudly announced that its new elected Chairman would be former Managing Director and Senior Executive Vice President of International Banking at Butterfield Group, Conor OíDea...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean Donates 15,000 To TCI National Cancer Society Through Walk For The Cure Campaign
CIBC FirstCaribbean Donates $15,000 To TCI National Cancer Society Through Walk For The Cure Campaign

December 21, 2017

The National Cancer Society of the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) recently got a major financial boost to aid in its life-saving work. The society was presented with a cheque for $15,000, this yearís proceeds from the annual Walk...

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Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott participates in Bloomberg/Hedge Fund Association's 2017 Global Regulatory Briefing

December 12, 2017

Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, spoke as a panelist on Wednesday, November 1, at the Hedge Fund Associationís 2017 Global Regulatory Briefing. The event took place at the office of Bloomberg LP in New York City, New York...

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The Bahamas strengthens CARICOM ties with new Ambassador

December 12, 2017

The Bahamas on Monday underscored the importance of maintaining strong relations within CARICOM with the accreditation of a new Ambassador. The Ceremony took place at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana...

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Response from Cayman Finance to publication of EU list on non-cooperation tax jurisdictions

December 11, 2017

Cayman Islands has not been included on the EUís list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Cayman Finance has worked hard with the Cayman Islands Government to address the concerns the European Union has raised...

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Cayman Islands celebrate 30 years of Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival

December 07, 2017

Grand Caymanís annual Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. The islandís largest culinary event hosts over 45 restaurants and bars, 5,000 attendees and dishes out over 18,000 delicious portions of food...

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Delegates at CDM10 Sign Petition for Advancing School Safety

December 06, 2017

At the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, delegates recommitted themselves to advancing school safety in the Caribbean...

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces the appointment of The Bahamas' Ambassador Designate to Cuba, Mr. Brent Dean
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces the appointment of The Bahamas' Ambassador (Designate) to Cuba, Mr. Brent Dean

December 04, 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brent Dean as The Bahamasí Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba. Mr. Dean is an Accountant, and has worked in this capacity at PricewaterhouseCoopers(PWC)...

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Scene from 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Forum

November 28, 2017

The Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell and a delegation represented The Bahamas recently at the Commonwealth Local Government Forum in Valletta, Malta...

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Statement from the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association regarding Cayman's position on illegal data hacks

November 27, 2017

The Cayman Islands has modern, internationally accepted legislation providing for computer misuse offences and data protection. Such legislation is modelled on UK and/or EU legislation to protect against such illegal acts, and to ensure that appropriate criminal, civil and regulatory...

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HaitianHaitian quake victims in the U.S. will lose deportation protection in 2019
HaitianHaitian quake victims in the U.S. will lose deportation protection in 2019

November 22, 2017

After years of being shielded from deportation from the United States while their disaster-prone country continues to recover from its devastating 2010 earthquake, tens of thousands of Haitians will now lose that safeguard...

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Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott tells Offshore Alert Europe Conference Cayman is a 'very transparent, very cooperative" jurisdiction

November 20, 2017

On Tuesday, November 13, Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, participated in a panel at the 6th Annual Offshore Alert Europe Conference in London to discuss the recent illegal data...

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(Video)Supernova: BahamasLocal.com reflects on our time with Ronnie Butler

November 20, 2017

As the country mourns the loss of Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler BahamasLocal.com reflects on our time with the icon during an interview six years ago. We love you Ronnie.

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Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott to participate in panel on illegal data hack at 6th Annual OffshoreAlert Europe Conference in Europe Conference London on Tuesday

November 16, 2017

On Tuesday, November 14, Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, is scheduled to speak at the at the 6th Annual OffshoreAlert Europe Conference in London as part of a panel about the recent illegal data hack and leak of personal financial information...

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