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CIG’s Honduras day-trip paves way for deals

CIG’s Honduras day-trip paves way for deals

| 19/08/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS Business): The government is hoping Honduras could serve as a new source of imports for the Cayman Islands and a new gateway for Cayman Airways. On a day trip to Roatan on Tuesday, the premier led a delegation to discuss future trade deals between the Central American country and Cayman. Alden McLaughlin and Deputy […]

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DCI prepares to call time on booze licencees

DCI prepares to call time on booze licencees

| 16/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) is urging liquor licence holders to submit their applications ahead of Friday’s deadline, otherwise they will have to apply again from scratch. Officials are concerned that, based on the number of applications they have received so far, most licencees are leaving things until the last minute […]

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Airport retail space up for grabs

Airport retail space up for grabs

| 16/08/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS Business): As the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) continues work on the redevelopment of Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA), it is about to begin an open tender for all the retail spaces at the new facility, which is set to open in 2018. A total of seventeen potentially lucrative spaces will be up for […]

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Tech zone makes deal for conference series

Tech zone makes deal for conference series

| 16/08/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) has announced a five-year deal with the Internet Marketing Association to host annual Impact Cayman conferences on the islands over the next five years, and is expected to attract overseas delegates and boost visitor numbers. The first conference was held in April after Premier Alden McLaughlin attended the IMA’s […]

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CUC earnings boosted by hot weather

CUC earnings boosted by hot weather

| 02/08/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): Sales were up by 7% for CUC during the second quarter of 2016, the firm has reported. While this was partly due to a slight increase in customer numbers, the main factor was the warmer weather, as the average temperature for the period was up by almost a full degree and people turned […]

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NWDA on hunt for potential interns

NWDA on hunt for potential interns

| 29/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The National Workplace Development Agency is looking for people to join in its National Internship Programme. The NWDA said this initiative provides opportunities for unemployed young adults to get practical experience and develop their skills. Launched in 2014, the programme has had a number of successful partnerships with various companies in the community and […]

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DCI to send T&B licences via email

DCI to send T&B licences via email

| 28/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) said that is has begun issuing business licences electronically to improve the licensing process. Against the backdrop of growing complaints that the new regime, which has more checks and balances in the system, has become extremely bureaucratic, officials said this week that there were more improvements in the pipeline. Commerce […]

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Intellectual Property office to help promote new regime

Intellectual Property office to help promote new regime

| 28/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): As the new legal regime around trademarks, copyright, design rights and patents emerges in the Cayman Islands, government has created a new office to serve as a resource for individuals seeking information on how to protect their original works. The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office was created to provide information to the local […]

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Commerce ministry signs deal to support small businesses

Commerce ministry signs deal to support small businesses

| 28/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Government is aiming to produce an action plan within the next eight months to help make small and micro businesses in Cayman more viable. Following the signing of an MOU with Cayman Islands Small Business Association and the local Chamber of Commerce, Wayne Panton, the minister with responsibility, explained that the goal was […]

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Flow boss aims to settle regulator issues

Flow boss aims to settle regulator issues

| 21/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Following recent reports of disputes between Flow and both the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) and Department of Immigration, the firm’s president, Michele English, was in the Cayman Islands this week meeting with government officials to resolve the issues relating to human resources, technical concerns and the acquisition of the parent company, […]

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Cops meet with businesses to address security concerns

Cops meet with businesses to address security concerns

| 15/07/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Police Superintendent Robert Graham, who is heading up the RCIPS’ plan to put community policing back at the heart of the service, met with a number of local business leaders last week to get to grips with needs and concerns in the commercial sector and begin to build partnerships. Graham, who was recently recruited […]

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Telecoms giant blocks Cayman regulator from offices

Telecoms giant blocks Cayman regulator from offices

| 15/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): An attempt by the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) to enter the main Cayman office of Cable and Wireless this week was met with a refusal, officials from the regulator have confirmed. Over the last few months the firm, which now trades under the brand name Flow, has been under the watchful […]

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Street vendors get short reprieve ahead of fines

Street vendors get short reprieve ahead of fines

| 12/07/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS Business): Local tradespeople who have been selling souvenirs, coconuts or fruit, or renting beach chairs or snorkel kits without a trade and business licence on the streets of George Town, along Seven Mile Beach and at the West Bay dock have been given one more month to comply with the law before government starts […]

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Cayman passes new copyright law

Cayman passes new copyright law

| 29/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): New copyright legislation comes into effect in Cayman Thursday that will provide greater legal rights to Cayman’s musicians, visual artists and others in the creative fields, and is the first step in modernising intellectual property (IP) legislation. Commerce Minister Wayne Panton said government had plans to present more bills in September to update […]

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Concerns ignored, golf course gets green light

Concerns ignored, golf course gets green light

| 24/06/2016 | 29 Comments

(CNS Business): The Central Planning Authority has given the green light to the proposed development of a golf course in the Frank Sound area despite a catalogue of environmental concerns. The proposal to build an Arnold Palmer golf course was submitted to the CPA in complete isolation and not as part of the major resort […]

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