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OfReg to investigate CUC’s solar deal

OfReg to investigate CUC’s solar deal

| 29/06/2017 | 8 Comments

(CNS Business): With the price of solar energy now falling rapidly and the increase competitive pricing of other alternative fuels, Cayman’s utilities regulator, OfReg, has announced its intention to investigate the process around Cayman’s first commercial-scale renewable energy plant, w [...]

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Solar farm blooms despite unique challenges

Solar farm blooms despite unique challenges

| 22/06/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): The commissioning of Cayman’s first-ever solar farm Tuesday, 20 June, while historic on its own, was also the result of several innovations to accommodate the island’s unique requirements and overcome associated challenges. David March, managing partner of Entropy Investment [...]

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Club teaches programming skills

Club teaches programming skills

| 14/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Caymanians interested in careers in computer programming are being trained in that skill in the recently launched Enterprise Cayman Coding Club. A partnership between the Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) special economic zone and the Cayman Islands Government, Enterprise Cayman start [...]

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CUC begins testing new solar facility

CUC begins testing new solar facility

| 05/06/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s power provider is just a few weeks away from officially opening Cayman’s first ever solar farm. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said in a statement today that it has started testing the facility in Bodden Town. Commissioned in partnership with solar project de [...]

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CUC opens up more CORE capacity

CUC opens up more CORE capacity

| 11/05/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business):  The new utilities regulator has approved the allocation of two more megawatts of capacity for CUC’s Consumer-Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme as the 6MW previously allocated has reached its limit. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said that customers will have access to [...]

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Cousteau comes to Cayman for energy conference

Cousteau comes to Cayman for energy conference

| 09/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Aquanaut, ocean conservationist and documentary filmmaker, Fabien Cousteau, will be in Cayman this week for a sustainable energy conference, aimed at embracing a low-carbon, sustainable future for Cayman and other Caribbean Islands. One of a number of speakers at the event, Coust [...]

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ICTA calls for local internet exchange

ICTA calls for local internet exchange

| 10/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): As the Information & Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) deals with yet another internet outage that has been effecting some users this week, officials are again calling for local telecoms providers (ISPs) to establish a local internet exchange point (IXP). The authorit [...]

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Industry analysts find Flow fastest local provider

Industry analysts find Flow fastest local provider

| 24/10/2016 | 32 Comments

(CNS Business): Independent telecoms analyst Ookla, which operates speedtest.net, an online portal that measures internet speeds, has found that Flow has the fastest broadband and mobile services in the Cayman Islands, based on raw data records for the past six months. Regardless of ongoing compl [...]

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CUC begins to shape future energy plan

CUC begins to shape future energy plan

| 01/09/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): The monopoly power provider on Grand Cayman has brought in consultants to begin drawing up potential future plans for CUC to consider to maintain a safe, reliable and viable electricity supply for the next three decades. Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) will set out a proposal for [...]

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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 i [...]

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Banks under pressure to shift to electronic clearance

Banks under pressure to shift to electronic clearance

| 11/05/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): The government is engaged in talks with local banks to introduce electronic transfers and clearing systems in the first quarter of next year, Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton has stated. He told legislators last week that the six local clearing banks have entered into an M [...]

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CORE programme grows another 2MW

CORE programme grows another 2MW

| 02/05/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS Business): The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has sanction an expansion of Caribbean Utilities Company’s Consumer-Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) Generation Programme, which will see more residential and commercial customers who are using alternative power, such as solar and wind, t [...]

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Business email scammers target Cayman

Business email scammers target Cayman

| 23/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): There has been an increase in wire transfer frauds by email against Cayman Islands businesses and government entities, the new Cybersecurity Incident Response Team, CIRT-KY, has warned. The internet security arm of the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) [...]

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Telecoms industry under pressure to shape up

Telecoms industry under pressure to shape up

| 16/02/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): The Information & Communications Technology Authority has announced that it will be prioritizing quality of service standards in the local telecoms sector, specifically ensuring that broadband customers get what they pay for, as well as improving access and competition for e [...]

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CEC added US $70M to local economy

CEC added US $70M to local economy

| 21/01/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS Business): Cayman Enterprise City officials say that the special economic zone (SEZ) has attracted 60 new companies over the past year, that its impact to the local economy since its creation is nearly US$70 million and that there are now around 300 zone-based employees. Almost five years [...]

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