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Archive for October, 2014

Investors compete for ‘Green Economy’ awards

Investors compete for ‘Green Economy’ awards

| 22/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) is inviting anyone, both local and foreign, who has invested in the Cayman Islands to compete in the Regional Investor of the Year Awards (RIYA). The entry deadline is 11pm Friday, 31 October. RIYA is an initiative of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), and its […]

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Student offered taste of healthcare careers

Student offered taste of healthcare careers

| 22/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) is providing Year 12 students from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) a year long internship programme, as well as offering Year 9 and 10 students from government and private high schools week-long internships over the  next seven months. HCCI says that approximately 150 students will benefit from the opportunity […]

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Cayman captives reps heading to California

Cayman captives reps heading to California

| 22/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands premier will be part of a delegation representing the jurisdiction’s captive insurance industry at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management annual conference (ASHRM) next week. Alden McLaughlin, Councillor Roy McTaggart and Tamara Ebanks, Deputy Chief Officer of the Ministry of Financial Services, will be among the 31 people from […]

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Clock ticking on daylight savings discussion

Clock ticking on daylight savings discussion

| 22/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Department of Commerce and Investment is making a final appeal to the public to complete the government’s survey on the introduction of daylight savings time in the Cayman Islands. The on-line questionnaire will close at the end of this month and people are being urged to express their opinion on whether Cayman […]

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Cayman Express improves airlift for Cayman Brac

Cayman Express improves airlift for Cayman Brac

| 15/10/2014 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): A 30-seat Embraer 120 aircraft, which will be in use by Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) until early next year, completed its inaugural flight between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac Wednesday 15 October.  The Embraer was obtained under a temporary wet lease arrangement and will be operated by interCaribbean Airways. According to CAL President […]

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Moxam calls for financial services plan

Moxam calls for financial services plan

| 14/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce president said he was surprised that, despite its significance to the local economy, the Cayman Islands Government does not have a strategic plan in place to deal with the financial services sector. At the Chamber’s annual legislative lunch last week, Johan Moxam argued that much more needed to be done […]

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Premier pats financial services minister on back

Premier pats financial services minister on back

| 14/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier was singing the praises of his long-time friend and Cabinet colleague last week when he singled out the financial services minister for a pat on the back over his handling of the latest slight over Cayman’s offshore sector. Alden McLaughlin said that Cayman had once again been forced to defend […]

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CIG is helping economic growth, claims premier

CIG is helping economic growth, claims premier

| 14/10/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Economic activity is on the up, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said, and his government is helping things along. Marketing Cayman as a great place to do business was a key focus of the Progressive administration, he said at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch last week, as he revealed a number of new initiatives, […]

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Cayman bean counters to confer on best practice

Cayman bean counters to confer on best practice

| 14/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Registration for the annual Government Professional Development Week, which will take place in November, is now open, officials have stated. The special conference organized by the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants (CIPSA) is open to both public and private sector financial management professionals and covers the latest developments in managing public sector resources […]

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Former Cayman Finance CEO to join Harneys

Former Cayman Finance CEO to join Harneys

| 10/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Gonzalo Jalles, who has been CEO of Cayman Finance for the past two years, will join Harneys as Head of Fiduciary and New Services in Cayman later this year. In this role, Jalles will lead the development of the company’s fiduciary and corporate services offering in Cayman and beyond, and will work closely with […]

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Department of Labour & Pensions fills empty posts

Department of Labour & Pensions fills empty posts

| 08/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): A number of senior positions at the Department of Labour & Pensions left vacant for some months have recently been filled “through succession planning, reassignment of staff, and appointment of new personnel in an effort to improve service delivery to meet client needs”, the department says, although there is no word yet regarding […]

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‘Are you really Tom Cruise?’

‘Are you really Tom Cruise?’

| 08/10/2014 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Proving that he can take a joke, Tortuga Rum Company founder Robert Hamaty has released a video, in partnership with creators CML TV, making fun of himself for being “had” last week by professional Jack Nicholson impersonator Jack Bullard, who called in at the company’s outlet store during a cruise ship visit. Thinking […]

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CAL to wetlease 30-seat plane

CAL to wetlease 30-seat plane

| 07/10/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) says it plans to obtain a 30-seat Embraer 120 “Brasilia” in mid-October 2014 to provide service between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac under a wet-lease arrangement with InterCaribbean. The Embraer 120, with a top speed of 378mph and range of just over 1,000 miles, is fully equipped with galley and […]

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After re-development, ORIA duty free shops will be tendered

After re-development, ORIA duty free shops will be tendered

| 07/10/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Although it is still quite far off, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) have said that once renovations to the departures area of the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) are completed, as part of the major redevelopment of Cayman’s main airport, the duty free concession areas will be put to tender. The CIAA said […]

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CEC pays for premier’s Vegas trip

CEC pays for premier’s Vegas trip

| 07/10/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Cayman Enterprise City stumped up the cash to send Premier Alden McLaughlin to Las Vegas last month, hoping to win new business for Cayman at a three-day technology conference, officials said. The premier addressed an audience of more than 30 CEOs of technology brands, telling the positive story of the islands, and also […]

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