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HCCI encourages healthcare careers

HCCI encourages healthcare careers

| 21/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Health City officials are gearing up for round two of their summer student internship programme that teaches school students about the various healthcare professions available. After a successful first year, hospital officials said they have agreed to increase the number of students allowed in the programme up to 24 between June and August. 

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MLA steering towards public transport plan

MLA steering towards public transport plan

| 21/05/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Joey Hew has revealed that he is working on a national public transport plan to drive people on to buses and off the increasingly congested roads. The backbench government MLA said that Cayman cannot keep building roads to accommodate the growing traffic congestion. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, Hew, who is a […]

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CUC increases customers but earnings fall

CUC increases customers but earnings fall

| 11/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s power company reported a slight drop in sales during the first quarter of 2015, despite growing its customer base by some 2%. During the first three months of this year CUC saw 435 more customers connected to the grid than in 2014 and at 31 March it had 27,873 customers. But officials […]

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Water firm racks up early profit from cut in power costs

Water firm racks up early profit from cut in power costs

| 11/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The private company that supplies West Bay with water and manages a desalination plant made a profit in the first quarter of 2015 despite a fall in sales because of a cut in its electricity bill. In a press release covering Consolidated Water’s first quarter results for 2015, company officials said total revenue […]

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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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‘LIME’ brand to be replaced by ‘Flow’

‘LIME’ brand to be replaced by ‘Flow’

| 07/05/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): Cable & Wireless Communication (CWC) officials said it’s time to say “goodbye” to the brand name LIME and “hello” to the new brand name Flow. LIME’s parent company, CWC, announced on Wednesday it will soon change its name to FLOW in the Cayman Islands and other markets throughout the Caribbean. This announcement comes […]

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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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$5M invested in MRI machine

$5M invested in MRI machine

| 06/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Hospital’s new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine has set the bar high for the standard of medical imaging in the Cayman Islands. The Health Services Authority (HSA) and members of 3T Cayman said the brand new 3.0 Tesla MRI machine puts Cayman firmly on the map when it comes to […]

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Plans to breathe life back into Cayman capital

Plans to breathe life back into Cayman capital

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Island’s Government said that after watching the steady drain of life from George Town, it’s time to bring it back. Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts said the government has committed to spending $20 million over the next four years on infrastructure projects.

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Reef pest becomes Cayman’s culinary delight

Reef pest becomes Cayman’s culinary delight

| 28/04/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): As efforts to control the lionfish population wreaking havoc on reefs in the Caribbean continues, the Cayman Islands has jumped on board with the “If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ’em” campaign. Local restaurant owners said the demand exceeds the supply available on island, forcing them look elsewhere but organizations like the Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) […]

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New T&B licence law will help small business

New T&B licence law will help small business

| 23/04/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): Several pieces of legislation recently passed will soon take effect, changing how some local and small businesses operate in the Cayman Islands, and government officials said the new Trade and Business Law is central to these change efforts. Under the new law, rogue contractors who do not have qualified personnel or fail to […]

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Small businesses make the most of DCI Expo

Small businesses make the most of DCI Expo

| 20/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): More than 30 local entrepreneurs gathered at the Family Life Centre on Saturday to showcase their talents and innovation at the third annual Department of Commerce and Investment Small Business Expo. At the event small business owners presented their crafts and designs to around 700 attendees and  learned more about running a company through seminars […]

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International Trainer to Address Pension Sector

International Trainer to Address Pension Sector

| 20/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The National Pensions Office of the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) and the Cayman’s Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) chapter are coming together to offer a free ethics training session for individuals who administer and regulate pensions plans in the Cayman Islands.

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Panton addresses IP protection laws in the LA

Panton addresses IP protection laws in the LA

| 17/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The push to modernise Cayman’s Intellectual Property Protection Regime was brought to the forefront in the Legislative Assembly this week by Minister of Commerce Wayne Panton. This presentation follows after a press conference held last month by the minister and cabinet members, explaining why the change of IP laws is so desperately needed in […]

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CUC black out seizes up George Town

CUC black out seizes up George Town

| 14/04/2015

(CNS): Offices, local business, retailers, the courts, government departments, schools and homes across George Town and large parts of Grand Cayman were hit by a more than four-hour power blackout Tuesday — the second one in just a week. The outage led to early closing for schools and many businesses without generators in and around the […]

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