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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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DCI encourages young entrepreneurs

DCI encourages young entrepreneurs

| 24/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) is looking for young entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 21 to compete in the Business Plan Competition at the Small-Business Expo on Saturday 18 April.

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Cayman e-business made easy

Cayman e-business made easy

| 22/12/2014 | 8 Comments

(CNS Business): One of the problems with e-business in the Cayman Islands is the cost involved and the length of time it takes to set it up. But a new IT company makes it so easy, they say you can be up and running in 15 minutes for as little as CI $125 per month.

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Government to clamp down on rogue business

Government to clamp down on rogue business

| 10/12/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): As a result of what the minister said were deficiencies in the Trade and Business Licensing Law, government has moved to tighten up the rules and create a fairer environment for local business with a new law. The new Trade and Business Licensing Bill was passed in the Legislative Assembly last month without […]

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Investors compete for ‘Green Economy’ awards

Investors compete for ‘Green Economy’ awards

| 22/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) is inviting anyone, both local and foreign, who has invested in the Cayman Islands to compete in the Regional Investor of the Year Awards (RIYA). The entry deadline is 11pm Friday, 31 October. RIYA is an initiative of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), and its […]

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Chamber wants to partner with government

Chamber wants to partner with government

| 14/08/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce wants the same thing that the government does, according to its president, Johann Moxam, who says that there seems to be some reluctance on the part of the government, including the National Workforce Development Agency, “to really sit down at the table and have a candid and […]

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Onerous customs coding to be simplified

Onerous customs coding to be simplified

| 08/08/2014 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Responding to continued complaints about the time importers  are spending at the customs department as a result of the new coding system, the government is not only drastically reducing the number of codes but for a small flat fee of $5 customs officers will now take care of the coding for them. At […]

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Import duty reduction not enough

Import duty reduction not enough

| 01/08/2014 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business):  A 2% reduction in import duties, which was part of the government Strategic Policy Statement and Budget Address, will take effect from 1 August 2014 but the Chamber of Commerce is concerned that these reductions will not go far enough to help small businesses in the Cayman Islands and is urging government to […]

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Bermuda Sun closes it doors

Bermuda Sun closes it doors

| 28/07/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Bermuda Sun is to close down following its final publication on July 30 after serving the island 50 years. The newspaper’s management said that “the decline in advertising revenues over the past decade, exacerbated by the challenging economic climate and the impact of digital media on the print industry, has made it increasingly […]

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Sweet treats reap funds for Cayman’s ARK

Sweet treats reap funds for Cayman’s ARK

| 23/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Following another successful and much anticipated charitable bake sale, the staff of Maples and Calder’s Corporate Services department raised CI$2,000 for Cayman’s ARK (Acts of Random Kindness). The proceeds of the sale will aid a local family in need, to help defray mounting medical treatment costs for their child. Tara Nielsen of Cayman’s […]

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CICC offers free workshop for start-ups

CICC offers free workshop for start-ups

| 14/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Local small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs are invited to a free workshop next week at the Chamber of Commerce. The two-day course will be led by Anne Knowles, the Senior Specialist, Employers’ Activities at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and Kelvin Sergeant, a Specialist for Sustainable Enterprise Development and Job Creation at […]

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