The Scotsman: Travel: Cayman Islands, Scotland on Sunday travel

20 February 2020

By Fiona Duff

‘A sunny place for shady people” is how Somerset Maugham described the French Riviera a few decades ago. However, it is what one friend said when I told him that I was visiting the Cayman Islands. Indeed, it is quite amazing just how many large legal and accountancy firms have offices on the islands whose population is about 80,000. The Paradise Papers television documentary on financial activities here may well have been what inspired the comment (although the UK government has now made the Cayman authorities supply a beneficial ownership list of investors and people who use the islands for business).

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