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Sir Richard Branson talks eco-tourism with Guy Harvey

Sir Richard Branson talks eco-tourism with Guy Harvey

| 10/02/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): Efforts by renowned ocean conservationists, Sir Richard Branson and Guy Harvey, to stimulate eco-tourism in the Caribbean are taking off in a big way and making a difference, protecting tiger sharks and whale sharks across the region. These projects, among others, were highlighted last week in a special ‘one-on-one’ interview at the Cayman Alternative […]

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Merchants push for cruise port development

Merchants push for cruise port development

| 13/07/2015 | 30 Comments

(CNS Business): Some prominent merchants told CNS Business that they feel cruise tourism would plummet if a new cruise berthing facility is not built in the George Town Harbour. Business owners say it’s time for the island to move forward, while those against the cruise port continue to lobby against the idea in hopes that the government […]

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Three local dive pioneers will enter Scuba Hall of Fame

Three local dive pioneers will enter Scuba Hall of Fame

| 02/07/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Three dive pioneers of the Cayman Islands will soon find their names in the 2015 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF). Local honourees, Gladys Howard, Nancy Easterbrook and the late Dr James “Jimmie” Poulson will be recognised at the induction ceremony this October.

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Lionfish speargun licences limited to 400

Lionfish speargun licences limited to 400

| 09/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Islands in the Caribbean continue to wage war against lionfish epidemic that is plaguing the their ecosystems; efforts also continue in Cayman to cull the threat from our reefs. However, with only 400 spears issued to licensed holders, restaurant owners told CNS Business, that’s not enough. In order to keep up with the demand […]

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Reef pest becomes Cayman’s culinary delight

Reef pest becomes Cayman’s culinary delight

| 28/04/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): As efforts to control the lionfish population wreaking havoc on reefs in the Caribbean continues, the Cayman Islands has jumped on board with the “If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ’em” campaign. Local restaurant owners said the demand exceeds the supply available on island, forcing them look elsewhere but organizations like the Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) […]

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Sahm named ‘Diver of the Year’

Sahm named ‘Diver of the Year’

| 16/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Local dive legend and enthusiast Keith Sahm has been recognized for his efforts on a national level and named Diver of the Year at the 2015 Beneath the Sea show in New Jersey. Sahm, the general manager of Sunset House hotel and Sunset Divers, was honoured with the prestigious award during the largest […]

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Scuba safe if rules are followed

Scuba safe if rules are followed

| 16/04/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): With only four months into 2015, the Cayman Islands has had nine water related deaths on record. So far, four people have died while snorkeling, three while diving, one while jet skiing and one death due to drowning.

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Cayman wins Best Diving award

Cayman wins Best Diving award

| 24/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands have been recognized by the scuba diving industry as one of the Caribbean’s premier dive destination. SCUBA DIVING magazine has released its “2015 Reader’s Choice Awards” and named the Cayman Islands as the Caribbean/Atlantic region’s “Best Overall Diving” destination.

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Tour operators grizzle over weekend sandbar rules

Tour operators grizzle over weekend sandbar rules

| 11/11/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Small tour operators say that they are not benefitting from the increase in cruise ships visiting Cayman at weekends because the major operators are getting the bulk of the business as a result of limits on commercial trips to Stingray City and the Sandbar. In an effort to both ease the pressure in […]

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Cayman showcased as luxury destination

Cayman showcased as luxury destination

| 28/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands will be featured in a hit TV show that highlights how wealth is achieved, used and enjoyed, thanks to a pitch made by local fibre optic company, C3 Pure Fibre, to cable TV network AWE. The network sent a film crew to Cayman in June to film the luxurious lifestyle […]

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Kirkconnell: tourism benefits must trickle down

Kirkconnell: tourism benefits must trickle down

| 26/09/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): If the effects of record breaking statistics for tourism in the Cayman Islands are not trickling down to small business owners and the people who work in the industry “then we are merely skirting round the edges of opportunity and our efforts are seriously missing the mark,” Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told the […]

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Bimini cruise dock putting reefs in peril

Bimini cruise dock putting reefs in peril

| 10/09/2014 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The traditional livelihoods of fishing, diving and snokelling on the tiny island of North Bimini in The Bahamas are under threat from the construction of a thousand-foot cruise dock built to accommodate day trip passengers from Florida. Phase one is complete but residents and environmental activists say the silt produced during the dredging […]

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