Cayman Islands

  • National Assembly prorogued in preparation for general election

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – The Legislative Assembly in this British Overseas Territory has been prorogued paving the way for the May 22 general elections. Governor Duncan Taylor signed the necessary proclamation ahead of Nomination day Wednesday. At least 40 candidates are expected to contest the elections, but Political observers say the election will be a straight fight between…

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  • Former Premier declares innocence

    GEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands, Mar. 21, CMC – Former Premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush has reiterated his innocence after being formally charged with two counts of misconduct on Wednesday. “I have done nothing illegal, and will defend every one of these charges. As I’ve stated since this campaign against me began over three years ago, I am innocent. I…

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  • Former premier charged

    GEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Former premier William McKeeva Bush has been formally charged with two counts of misconduct after he was arrested late last year. Bush, 57, who will appear in court next month, is also facing four counts of Breach of Trust by a member of the Legislative Assembly, contrary to Section13 of the Anti-Corruption Law 2008, and…

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  • Researchers marvel at world’s deepest sea vents – Scientists looking at new life forms below the sea

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Researchers steering a remote-controlled submarine around the world's deepest known hydrothermal vents have collected numerous samples from sunless depths of the Caribbean Sea where blazing hot, mineral-rich fluid gushes from volcanic chimneys that look like gnarled tree stumps. Jon Copley, chief scientist for the expedition of Britain's National Oceanography Centre, said yesterday that he believes that…

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  • CAYMAN ISLANDS-CRIME-Police extend bail of former premier

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Police have extended the bail of ex premier McKeeva Bush to late March this year after he presented himself to law enforcement officers on Tuesday in keeping with the terms of his original police bail following his arrest on suspicion of theft and corruption last December. The Cayman Islands police said the investigation into…

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  • St. Lucian appointed CCRIF first full time CEO

    GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, CMC – The regional governments owned Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) says it has appointed St. Lucian Isaac Anthony as its first full time chief executive officer. Anthony, a former senior public servant, has served on the boards of key regional financial institutions, including the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). He took up his new…

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  • Premier didn’t quit UDP

    In another bizarre twist to the seemingly never-ending political intrigue that has enveloped the Cayman Islands in recent weeks, it seems that Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly did not resign with the rest of her government colleagues from the United Democratic Party last weekend. Attempts to determine Ms O’Connor-Connolly’s official status within the UDP were unsuccessful by press time. The premier did…

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    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) formally welcomes the Cayman Islands as an Associate Member of the Community. They now join Turks and Caicos, The British Virgin Islands and Anguilla as Associate Members. The Instrument for Associate Membership by the Cayman Islands was today signed in the Islands' capital city of George Town by Rt. Hon. Said Musa, Chairman of CARICOM, and…

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