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CPA paves way for GT boutique hotel

CPA paves way for GT boutique hotel

| 09/08/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business) The Central Planning Authority has paved the way for a boutique hotel on the old Tree House site on the George Town waterfront after granting planning permission to NCB Investments at last month’s meeting. One of two planned hotel developments in the area, the $30million proj [...]

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IMAC books self-help guru for annual talking-shop

IMAC books self-help guru for annual talking-shop

| 09/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The author of the self-help book, The 5 Second Rule, and award-winning CNN contributor Mel Robbins will top the bill at the 25th Cayman Captive Forum this year, organisers of the conference, Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC), have said. The industry talking-shop will [...]

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Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

| 24/07/2017 | 36 Comments

(CNS Business): With a trip down memory lane for many local people and a new experience for others, local businessman Matthew Leslie is promising to bring all the fun of the fair to Cayman at the end of this year as well as jobs and businesses opportunities. Leslie said he is in the process of w [...]

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Small businesses concerned over cost of finance

Small businesses concerned over cost of finance

| 24/07/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The president of the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA) has said that financial institutions are setting up entrepreneurs for failure because of the cost of loans. This was one of a number of issues that Dawn McLean-Sawney raise [...]

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GT hotel projects begin planning process

GT hotel projects begin planning process

| 23/07/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): Two new hotel development projects on the coastline along North Church Street in George Town have begun the planning process after one project was listed to be heard at this week’s Central Planning Authority meeting and developers for a second recently announced that they h [...]

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Bars need inspections ahead of renewals

Bars need inspections ahead of renewals

| 17/07/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): Liquor licence holders in the Cayman Islands have just one month before their annual renewals are due. Licence holders, including those with music and dancing licences, that want to carry on having the right to sell booze need to submit their applications before Friday, 18 August [...]

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Travel agents weather the internet storm

Travel agents weather the internet storm

| 18/07/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): With all the online options for booking flights and hotels, it would be understandable to think that the days of the good, old-fashioned bricks-and-mortar travel agent have gone the way of the dodo. But while the rise of travel websites has siphoned off business and thinned the ma [...]

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CIMA names two new deputy heads

CIMA names two new deputy heads

| 10/07/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has promoted two staff members to top positions within the organisation, as of 1 June 2017. Suzanne Sadlier was named deputy head of the Insurance Supervision Division and Judiann Myles was appointed deputy head of the Compliance Divi [...]

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Chamber commits to cooperate over disaster relief

| 09/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce has signed a statement of purpose alongside Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA), Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) and Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) to beef up coordination over disaster preparations. “It is vital that we are pr [...]

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OfReg to investigate CUC’s solar deal

OfReg to investigate CUC’s solar deal

| 29/06/2017 | 8 Comments

(CNS Business): With the price of solar energy now falling rapidly and the increase competitive pricing of other alternative fuels, Cayman’s utilities regulator, OfReg, has announced its intention to investigate the process around Cayman’s first commercial-scale renewable energy plant, w [...]

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Airport bid pushes out small businesses

Airport bid pushes out small businesses

| 28/06/2017 | 51 Comments

(CNS Business): Some of the small business owners that are currently running retail concessions at Owen Roberts International Airport believe they are being pushed out of the bids for the new space. The Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA) has accused the airport authority of creati [...]

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Workshop offered on growing a business

Workshop offered on growing a business

| 27/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Overseas Countries and Territories Association is hosting a workshop on business incubation and innovation on Friday, 30 June. Business incubators are firms that help new and start-up companies develop by providing services such as management training or office space, and are [...]

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Solar farm blooms despite unique challenges

Solar farm blooms despite unique challenges

| 22/06/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): The commissioning of Cayman’s first-ever solar farm Tuesday, 20 June, while historic on its own, was also the result of several innovations to accommodate the island’s unique requirements and overcome associated challenges. David March, managing partner of Entropy Investment [...]

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OAG assists overseas counterparts

OAG assists overseas counterparts

| 16/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): As part of its strategic plan for 2015-19, which calls for providing support for the development of public audit across the Caribbean, the Office of the Auditor General Cayman Islands (OAG) recently sent two staff members, Patrick Smith and Winston Sobers, to St Vincent and the G [...]

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Businesses bear brunt of crime spike

Businesses bear brunt of crime spike

| 15/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): From burglaries at a day care centre and a telecoms shop in the heart of the capital to grocery store stick-ups in Bodden Town, business are bearing the brunt of the latest surge in break-ins and armed robberies. The spike in opportunistic crime has been accompanied by a rise in [...]

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