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Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

| 26/06/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS Business): The former president of the Chamber of Commerce has warned that the costly port project should not go ahead based on “unproven back of envelope ‘guesstimates’ about the economic benefits of cruise tourism and private discussions with a select few who are possibly conflicted and have a pecuniary interest to protect in the […]

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Ebanks flies to airport but keeps foot in labour office

Ebanks flies to airport but keeps foot in labour office

| 03/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The former director of the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) has started work as the new head of human resources for the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) but is still working part time for the labour office. The airport issued a press release on Friday announcing Mario Ebanks’ arrival there, just days after Ebanks confirmed he […]

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Three local dive pioneers will enter Scuba Hall of Fame

Three local dive pioneers will enter Scuba Hall of Fame

| 02/07/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Three dive pioneers of the Cayman Islands will soon find their names in the 2015 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF). Local honourees, Gladys Howard, Nancy Easterbrook and the late Dr James “Jimmie” Poulson will be recognised at the induction ceremony this October.

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Walkers announces two new hires for Cayman office

Walkers announces two new hires for Cayman office

| 01/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Attorneys Stuart Rowe and Brett Basdeo have joined the Cayman Islands office of offshore law firm Walkers. Basdeo, who previously worked for rival firm Maples and Calder, joins Walkers as an Associate in its Insolvency & Dispute Resolution team. Rowe, formerly an Associate at Solomon Harris, joins Walkers as Senior Counsel to head Walkers’ real estate group. 

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Chamber takes pulse of members on cruise port

Chamber takes pulse of members on cruise port

| 01/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): With just a few days to go until the Department of Environment closes the public consultation on the draft Environmental Impact Assessment on the proposed cruise dock, the Chamber of Commerce is asking its members to complete a short survey on the issue. Officials from the local business organisation said the Chamber Council is […]

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Kel Thompson receives tourism Lifetime Achievement Award

Kel Thompson receives tourism Lifetime Achievement Award

| 26/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The best of the best in the Cayman Islands tourism industry were honoured at the 12th Annual Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards hosted by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) at the Ritz-Carlton Tuesday night. During the ceremony over 50 industry professionals, from all sectors including accommodations, allied, attractions, transportation, restaurants and watersports, were recognized […]

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Cayman scoops travel awards

Cayman scoops travel awards

| 26/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Not only has it been a record setting year for tourism numbers in the Cayman Islands, but also an award winning one. During the first quarter of 2015, Grand Cayman found its name on two “best beach” lists and two “best destination” in the Caribbean. 

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Restaurant pulls out of Dart venue

Restaurant pulls out of Dart venue

| 25/06/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): One of the first restaurants to open in Camana Bay along the flagship ‘restaurant row’ is pulling out of the Dart-owned town and the Cayman Islands. After 5 years, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink will be closing in August but the owner has said very little about why, only commenting, “It’s never easy to […]

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LIME responds to internet speed petition

LIME responds to internet speed petition

| 22/06/2015 | 23 Comments

(CNS Business): An online petition is circulating throughout Cayman demanding “decent internet” on the island. Local campaigner Sandra Catron started the petition and said it’s time to mandate that customers actually receive the broadband internet speeds they are paying for.

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Banks from Cayman to Switzerland caught up in FIFA scandal

Banks from Cayman to Switzerland caught up in FIFA scandal

| 22/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Cayman branch of Fidelity is just one of many banks around the world that have now been caught up in the various FIFA corruption investigations, calling the already distrusted global banking system into question. Citibank, First Caribbean and HSBC are just some named in the US indictment outlining the corruption case against a number of […]

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EU’s newest list not a ‘blacklist’

EU’s newest list not a ‘blacklist’

| 22/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): According to the OECD, the EU Commission has confirmed that they have not yet decided which countries should be included on a new blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and the list that they released on 17 June was “based on Member States’ independent national lists”. In an email the OECD said, “It is very […]

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Don Seymour featured in Wall Street book

Don Seymour featured in Wall Street book

| 18/06/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS Business): Founder and Managing Director of DMS Offshore Investment Services Ltd, Don Seymour, made the list as one of 50 leading Wall Street financiers and academics in the recently published book, Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future. Seymour is well known for his creation of the Investment Services Division of […]

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Travel chaos as US struggles to deal with visa system crash

Travel chaos as US struggles to deal with visa system crash

| 18/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Thousands of travellers have been forced to postpone or cancel travel plans to the United States as a result of a technical glitch that has crippled the US government’s visa system. Officials have said that it will not be back up and running until next week, following a hardware failure earlier this month. The […]

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T&B Licences double since last year

T&B Licences double since last year

| 18/06/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The number of trade and business licences granted in Cayman have seen a significant climb, doubling since this time last year, according to the  Minister of Financial Services Wayne Panton. 

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Gov’t clampdown on unlicensed vendors

Gov’t clampdown on unlicensed vendors

| 18/06/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS Business): Tourism bosses tell CNS Business it’s time to put a stop to unlicensed vendors and operations happening along our beaches and cruise port. The docks in George Town have been used for many years by Caymanian entrepreneurs to sell their crafts and items to tourists as they step off the cruise ships. However, […]

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