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CUC claims 99.95% reliability in latest results

CUC claims 99.95% reliability in latest results

| 03/08/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s monopoly provider claimed that it had a near perfect rate of keeping the island connected in the second quarter of this year. Despite a blackout across George Town in April that lasted more than four hours, Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said that customers on average experienced less than one outage lasting under an […]

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Builders Bill heading for the LA

Builders Bill heading for the LA

| 30/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The long debated Builders Bill, which would create more accountability in Cayman’s construction industry and protect those who hire contractors, will make its way to the Legislative Assembly when parliamentary meetings continue next month. The bill, which is on government’s agenda for 12 August, is an update to the law passed in May […]

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Cayman Shipping Registry in top six

Cayman Shipping Registry in top six

| 28/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): A division of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands is making waves in a recently published shipping performance report. In the Tokyo Port State Control 2014 Annual Report, the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry is listed as one of the six best performing Maritime Administrations. 

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Power outage costly for small businesses

Power outage costly for small businesses

| 27/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The island-wide power outage that left customers all over Grand Cayman without power on Friday proved costly for some small business owners, some of whom are now considering purchasing a back-up generator after losing a day’s worth of business. Carey Burns, owner of Karma Closet & Kids Karma Closet wanted to know, “Is CUC going […]

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Labour bill seeks boss-worker balance, says ministry

Labour bill seeks boss-worker balance, says ministry

| 27/07/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The employment ministry has accused a local lawyer of trying to “sensationalise certain issues” during a Chamber of Commerce presentation to the business community. Ministry officials said concerns about the new labour bill would all be considered during the consultation process but that employers who abide by the law need not fear increased […]

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Bank shuts down money transfer business

Bank shuts down money transfer business

| 20/07/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): Fidelity Bank leaders said that due to “economic times and risks” they have officially closed the doors to their money transfer service, Western Union, throughout the Cayman Islands. The Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank & Trust International Limited (FBT) and its subsidiary boards have announced that they will no longer offer Western Union […]

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First alumni graduate from hospitality school

First alumni graduate from hospitality school

| 18/07/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): UCCI School of Hospitality Studies held their first annual awards ceremony Thursday night and recognised 19 young Caymanians who had successfully completed the program. The hospitality school was launched in September 2014 and the course has been designed so that students experience many different aspects of Cayman’s hospitality sector. 

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CUC in legal wrangle with telecom firms

CUC in legal wrangle with telecom firms

| 16/07/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): A legal battle has begun as Caribbean Utilities Company Ltd (CUC) seeks a restraining order against two local cable providers in the Cayman Islands. According to papers filed with the Grand Court, CUC officials claim both Logic and C3 used CUC’s utility poles to hang cable lines without permission. CUC filed two writs […]

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Airport holds specialist operations course

Airport holds specialist operations course

| 13/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): A double specialist training session for airport staff in operations and safety saw more than 35 employees from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) participate alongside four of their peers from Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay in Jamaica. The two airfield operations courses were held […]

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Free Data Weekend hits the spot

Free Data Weekend hits the spot

| 09/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Prepaid mobile customers rejoiced when telecommunication provider LIME offered free data last weekend as part of their “Big Your Life” summer promotion. The free offer is a first in the Cayman Islands and a first for LIME Caribbean. Prepaid customers were able roam the web, download music and much more free of charge, from […]

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Local airline adds extra Honduras flight

Local airline adds extra Honduras flight

| 08/07/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): Cayman Airways is adding another flight weekday flight to La Ceiba, Honduras, in order, to meet summer demand for trips to the central American nation, the airline said. The National Flag Carrier has added a new Wednesday flight to the schedule for July and August. The additional flight began on 1 July and […]

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Mental health and palliative care lead conference agenda

Mental health and palliative care lead conference agenda

| 07/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Organizers of the sixth annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference have confirmed that this year’s event will take place from 29 to 31 October, and will focus on emerging trends in healthcare, especially on mental health, palliative care and allied healthcare. As in previous years, the event is free of charge, with conference costs being covered […]

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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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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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