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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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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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More gas stations cleared to sell booze

More gas stations cleared to sell booze

| 12/04/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Once, only a very small number of gas stations in Cayman were allowed to sell liquor but another six were added to the list following a recent liquor licensing board meeting and one has even been cleared to sell alcohol on Sundays. However, there appear to be some inequities emer [...]

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Booze board boss quits before first year is out

Booze board boss quits before first year is out

| 13/10/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The chairman of the Liquor Licensing Board, who was appointed in January, has quit before completing even the first year of his four-year tenure. A release from the Department of Commerce and Investment said that Campbell Law had resigned as chair to avoid a conflict of interest. In his no [...]

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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 [...]

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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 lucr [...]

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Booze traders urged to make early applications

Booze traders urged to make early applications

| 02/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Department of Commerce and Investment is advising liquor licence holders to start their licensing application process as early as possible in order to avoid delays under the new legislative regime. Booze traders and those with music and dancing licences are encouraged to apply [...]

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Maedac pulls out of retail fuel trade

Maedac pulls out of retail fuel trade

| 11/05/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): After more than thirty years selling fuel to Cayman drivers, Maedac has pulled out of the gas retail business and will be focusing on its wholesale business and other new business-to-business projects. Maedac Rubis gas station on Crewe Road closed down last week because, Operatio [...]

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Government confirms new booze board members

Government confirms new booze board members

| 12/01/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): A new line-up of faces will be on the Liquor Licensing Board as it moves into a new legislative regime following the implementation of the amended law this month. After more than a decade heading up the board, Mitchell Welds has been replaced by Campbell Law, Corporate Manager a [...]

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Booze bill lifts current moratorium

Booze bill lifts current moratorium

| 13/10/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Government’s moratorium on new licences for businesses to sell alcohol will end with the passing of a new bill, which is expected to be debated in the Legislative Assembly this week. Government is bringing amendments to the liquor licensing law, which will also tie liquor licences to s [...]

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Changes coming to liquor law and board

Changes coming to liquor law and board

| 24/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Government is finalising amendments to the liquor licensing law that will change how booze licenses are allocated, linking them directly to premises rather than individuals. Commerce Minister Wayne Panton said that the forthcoming amendments to the law would see liquor licenses t [...]

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Strand shopping plaza up for sale at $15.5M

Strand shopping plaza up for sale at $15.5M

| 15/09/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): One of Seven Mile Beach’s larger shopping centres is up for sale with a price tag of $15,495,000. The Strand Plaza, which is home to one of Foster’s supermarkets and Kirk Freeport’s stores, is on the market and described by the real estate agent who is marketing the property as a [...]

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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 of [...]

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KT to present plans for revitalization of capital

KT to present plans for revitalization of capital

| 07/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The revitalization of George Town has been a topic of conversation for several years. In March, Cayman Island’s Government leaders stressed how critical the update was at the RICS Property Conference. Now, government officials are taking the proposed idea to the next level by u [...]

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New retail complex for West Bay

New retail complex for West Bay

| 25/02/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): People living in the district of West Bay will soon see a new development popping up beside Foster’s Food Fair. Cayman Islands’ Jacques Scott Group Ltd has big plans to build a new liquor store and retail complex in the opened plot. However, Retail Division Manag [...]

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