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CIAA invites bids for ORIA baggage area

CIAA invites bids for ORIA baggage area

| 26/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): It’s been more than three months since the plans to upgrade and expand Owen Roberts International Airport were revealed, and now the Cayman Islands Airport Authority (CIAA) is taking bids from construction firms as to who will be in charge of creating the first phase of the major redevelopment project. 

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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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Gov’t plan to develop a national transport strategy

Gov’t plan to develop a national transport strategy

| 24/06/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS Business): It’s time to revamp the public transportation system in the Cayman Islands, to have more “reliable transport in all areas” that will “alleviate congestion on our road and parking downtown”, according to Tourism and Transport Councillor Joey Hew. 

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Home Gas wins best chili award

Home Gas wins best chili award

| 23/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The heat was on at this year’s 2nd Annual International Caybrew Chili Cook-off. Twelve teams from restaurants and organizations from across the island broke out their cooking pots and their favorite chili recipes. Home Gas Ltd took home the coveted 1st place trophy, followed by Cayman Cabana in 2nd and Duke’s restaurant in […]

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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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NWDA calls for Wine School applicants

NWDA calls for Wine School applicants

| 12/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Future sommeliers or people interested in the hospitality industry will soon be able to take part in a wine training programme offered by the National Workforce Development Agency to learn all about the art of wine. The NWDA has partnered with Wine School 3 to offer several scholarships to NWDA members to help […]

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New trustee for Chamber pension board

New trustee for Chamber pension board

| 12/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Representing the Hospitality & Tourism Employee sector, accounting professional Nicole Makin was recently voted in as a new volunteer Trustee on the Chamber Pension Plan Board. Makin came to Cayman in 2005 to work as a credit manager for the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman. She is now the financial controller at Grand Cayman Beach Suites. 

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Young business leaders celebrated

Young business leaders celebrated

| 12/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Young business leaders were recognized and rewarded recently for their efforts at the 24th Annual Junior Achievement Awards Ceremony, one of the country’s oldest youth initiatives. At the Marriott resort, 12 students received awards for their performance as the top leaders in the areas of president, finance, HR, production, sales and a host […]

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CEC seeking summer interns

CEC seeking summer interns

| 12/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Cayman’s special economic zone is seeking young entrepreneurs to participate in their “Summer in the City” internship programme. Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) is inviting young professionals to apply for several internships that are available through the programme to “gain interesting experience with international zone companies; some in technology, others in media or commodities”, […]

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Chamber wants boycott reversed, weekly paper to go daily

Chamber wants boycott reversed, weekly paper to go daily

| 11/06/2015 | 55 Comments

(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce has called on government to repeal its advertising boycott of The Cayman Compass that was passed in the Legislative Assembly this week, saying it “sets a dangerous precedent” and undermines the principle of a free press. Meanwhile, the public sector ad ban, which amounts to well over $1 million a […]

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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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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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Airport reveals designs for new look

Airport reveals designs for new look

| 30/05/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has unveiled the drawings for the $55 million upgrade and expansion project at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). Airport officials said they were impressed by the interior conceptual drawings for the project, which have been done by Florida based firm RS&H Group.

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Five year visa expected to boost business

Five year visa expected to boost business

| 28/05/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): A new multiple-entry visa aimed at business people and tourists who visit the Cayman Islands regularly is now available to qualified travellers. This increases the time period by two years on the old maximum limit of three years. Officials said they were confident that the new visa would encourage successful applicants to travel […]

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