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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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Cruise numbers jump despite no dock

Cruise numbers jump despite no dock

| 16/06/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): Despite having an airport that is prone to overcrowding, air arrival numbers in the Cayman Islands continue to creep up, while the lack of a modern cruise ship terminal is not, apparently, stopping visitors from cruising their way to the islands. As the redevelopment of Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) takes shape and plans for the proposed cruise berthing […]

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Watersports business warns against cruise dock proposal

Watersports business warns against cruise dock proposal

| 11/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): A recent Environmental Impact Assessment revealed that the proposed Grand Cayman cruise berthing facility in the George Town Harbour would devastate several acres of coral reef. “To destroy that is to destroy Cayman, and if the reefs go then so do the tourists,” a local diver told CNS Business. But an owner of […]

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Lionfish speargun licences limited to 400

Lionfish speargun licences limited to 400

| 09/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Islands in the Caribbean continue to wage war against lionfish epidemic that is plaguing the their ecosystems; efforts also continue in Cayman to cull the threat from our reefs. However, with only 400 spears issued to licensed holders, restaurant owners told CNS Business, that’s not enough. In order to keep up with the demand […]

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How ATM scammers steal customer information

How ATM scammers steal customer information

| 05/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Devices that capture your debit card information at ATMs are becoming more popular with crooks. On a global scale, data reports show “ATM skimming” is on the rise, and its also plaguing local ATMs in the Cayman Islands. The fraud technique has already succeeded in stealing around $250,000 this year. CNS Business wanted […]

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Fresh start for DREAM Nightclub

Fresh start for DREAM Nightclub

| 03/06/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The former DREAM Nightclub wants to erase the negative stigma that surrounds this establishment by changing its name to Club SMB. Located on Seven Mile Beach beside Peppers Smokehouse, the club will now operate under new management and plans to make their big debut on Friday 5 June with a launch party. Club […]

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Cayman aims for sustainable tourism

Cayman aims for sustainable tourism

| 30/05/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Tourism stakeholders in the Cayman Islands said they are committed to adopting best practices in sustainable tourism for the country, and announced on Friday the islands will undergo a destination sustainability assessment by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Cayman will be the 15th country in the world to participate in the GSTC assessment […]

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New properties to boost Cayman tourism

New properties to boost Cayman tourism

| 28/05/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell says the Cayman Islands has good reason to be optimistic about the future when it comes to tourism. Kirkconnell highlighted several major infrastructure projects in his budget address last week that will increase arrival numbers, continue to pump money into the economy and “add a healthy mix […]

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Maritime Services Park coming to Cayman

Maritime Services Park coming to Cayman

| 27/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): In efforts to attract global maritime services business to set up a physical presence in Cayman, the government has agreed to partner with Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) to introduce a Maritime Services Park. Officials said this initiative represents an opportunity to leverage the quality of the islands’ flag and jurisdiction, which would significantly […]

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More businesses to open Sunday

More businesses to open Sunday

| 25/05/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS Business): The age old debate on Sunday trading has officially been decided and establishments such as tourist-related shops, gas stations and retail businesses that sell food and beverages that are less than 4,000 square feet will be exempted from the ban. Government has revised the Sunday Trading Law by adding more types of businesses […]

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SMB voted #1

SMB voted #1

| 23/05/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): US News Travel & World Report released the rankings on the 12 best beaches in the world, and the Cayman Islands are at the top of the list. The travel website has ranked Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach as #1. 

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Caymankind to be refreshed for summer

Caymankind to be refreshed for summer

| 15/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Department of Tourism said when it comes to marketing the Cayman Islands as the perfect Caribbean getaway they want to “stand out from the crowds” and show visitors the islands are more than “just a lot of sand, sea and sun”. DoT officials said it’s time to update their branding and advance […]

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ICTA to set rules of local TV content

ICTA to set rules of local TV content

| 11/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) is changing the framework of  licence obligations for cable TV and redefining what “local content” means for broadcast carriers in the Cayman Islands. The television regulators told CNS Business they are also looking into creating a universal service fund to collect fees from cable companies to […]

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Unethical businesses must adjust to new copyright laws

Unethical businesses must adjust to new copyright laws

| 08/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Modernising Cayman’s copyright laws will bring financial benefit to the islands but it will impact some local businesses and they will have to adjust or find another line of business, according to Commerce Minister Wayne Panton. He said, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.”

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Student programme to encourage careers in financial services

Student programme to encourage careers in financial services

| 06/05/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The launch of a new student education and work experience programme is set to spark early engagement for Caymanian students interested in careers in the financial services industry. The 12-week programme targets Year 12 students who are job-ready and aims at putting more young professionals to work in this industry.

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