CNS Business Cayman News Service Business News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:37:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CNS Business 32 32 73621271 CITA calls for tourist cops Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:37:34 +0000 (CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is calling for dedicated police officers who, like neighbourhood or community officers, would cover specific tourism zones to keep visitors safe and secure. The latest organisation to raise concerns about the recent crime spike, which has included robberies, home invasions and a surge in burglaries in the capital, CITA, which represents hotel and condo owners, bars and restaurants, water and other tour operators, said that the crime situation was a “grave concern”.

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OAG assists overseas counterparts Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:00:29 +0000 Winston Sobers conducting workshop

(CNS Business): As part of its strategic plan for 2015-19, which calls for providing support for the development of public audit across the Caribbean, the Office of the Auditor General Cayman Islands (OAG) recently sent two staff members, Patrick Smith and Winston Sobers, to St Vincent and the Grenadines to begin a twinning arrangement. The World Bank is fully funding the effort, whose objective is to strengthen the capacity of that country’s audit office, and will [...]

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Businesses bear brunt of crime spike Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:26:01 +0000 PS Roje Williams and PC Lazarus Moraes visit gas stations around George Town to provide crime prevention advice to station owners

(CNS Business): From burglaries at a day care centre and a telecoms shop in the heart of the capital to grocery store stick-ups in Bodden Town, business are bearing the brunt of the latest surge in break-ins and armed robberies. The spike in opportunistic crime has been accompanied by a rise in car thefts, as criminals use the stolen [...]

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Cayman cuisine offered online in US Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:40 +0000 Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism

(CNS Business): Foodies across the US can now cook with a Cayman flavour thanks to a partnership between the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) and Chef’d, a fresh ingredient, meal-kit delivery service. This collaboration marks the first travel and tourism partner for Chef’d, which will offer five hand-crafted recipes through 15 September 2017 that evoke Cayman’s culinary heritage. These meal kits, which can be ordered online, comprise locally-inspired recipes created by four on-island chefs [...]

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Club teaches programming skills Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:45:46 +0000 Members of the Enterprise Cayman Coding Club

(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 started the club to help locals gain computer programming skills and experience, to obtain technology-focused jobs being created within CEC. In February this year, CEC brought in a computer programming/coding trainer from [...]

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Golden Spoons Review: Yara Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:53:11 +0000 (CNS Foodie): It was a weekday evening and I overheard that a new steakhouse, Yara (“place” in Taino), was opening its doors and I had to go check it out. I felt a bit evil going on their soft opening night, but I did try to take that into consideration. Regardless, I have returned twice and enjoyed it.

Upon arrival, you are greeted by the DJ at the entrance who spins fun, family-friendly music, which led me to dancing in my [...]

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CUC begins testing new solar facility Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:47:34 +0000 (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 developer Entropy, the renewable energy 5MW facility is expected to generate enough electricity to feed into CUC’s grid and power over 800 homes. CUC officials said testing will take around two weeks and engineers hope [...]
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Cayman finance offers backing to new government Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:50:16 +0000 (CNS Business): The CEO of Cayman Finance, Jude Scott, has offered his backing to the new government and commended the premier, Alden McLaughlin. Congratulating all the successful candidates in a short statement, the boss of the body that promotes the offshore sector was clearly relieved that an agreement had been reached following a week of uncertainty.

“We believe a truly representative government for the Cayman Islands, involving representatives from both political parties and the independents, has been formed and for this, Premier Alden [...]

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DoT offers hurricane guarantee to visitors Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:27:27 +0000 (CNS Business): Visitors to the Cayman Islands this summer are being offered a Worry Free Hurricane Guarantee by the Department of Tourism. Tourists are being promised compensation if they book a vacation to the islands but have to cancel because of stormy weather. “As soon as a hurricane is anticipated, guests are eligible to receive a full refund of accommodation fees at participating hotels, condos and villas island-wide, with a maximum one-night penalty at most for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to [...]
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Caribbean tourism body urges environmental action Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:21:46 +0000 (CNS Business): The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), which represents one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to the escalating effects of climate change, is urging regional nations to support and adopt the Paris Agreement on climate change. In the wake of the US president’s decision pull out of the global agreement that aims to reduce man’s negative impact on the environment, CHTA urged countries, businesses and residents in the Caribbean to do their part to combat these impacts [...]
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