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Cayman committed to maritime improvements

Cayman committed to maritime improvements

| 17/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): A message from the new financial services minister to delegates at a shipping conference in Cayman last week pointed to the committment of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) to make life at sea safe, minimise ship pollution and encourage optimal living and workin [...]

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DoT launches wedding magazine

DoT launches wedding magazine

| 17/07/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT), in partnership with a US publisher, has released the first issue of a glossy magazine devoted to all things wedding-related in Cayman. Cayman Vows was launched in both print and digital versions on 11 July, with 40,000 copies dest [...]

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Travel agents weather the internet storm

Travel agents weather the internet storm

| 18/07/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): With all the online options for booking flights and hotels, it would be understandable to think that the days of the good, old-fashioned bricks-and-mortar travel agent have gone the way of the dodo. But while the rise of travel websites has siphoned off business and thinned the ma [...]

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CIMA names two new deputy heads

CIMA names two new deputy heads

| 10/07/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has promoted two staff members to top positions within the organisation, as of 1 June 2017. Suzanne Sadlier was named deputy head of the Insurance Supervision Division and Judiann Myles was appointed deputy head of the Compliance Divi [...]

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Non-profit law cuts fees for charities

Non-profit law cuts fees for charities

| 09/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The implementation of the new Non-Profit Organisation Law, 2016 on 1 August will pave the way for charities and non-profit entities to avoid government fees. The law is part of a raft of new legislation passed in order to steer Cayman safely through the jurisdiction’s Caribb [...]

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Imports fall by 2% in 2017’s first quarter

Imports fall by 2% in 2017’s first quarter

| 09/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The total value of all goods imported into the Cayman Islands in the first quarter of 2017 was CI$207.8 million, a drop of some CI$4.3 million compared with the same period last year. Officials from the Economics and Statistics office said the decline was due to a 6.1% reduction [...]

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Chamber commits to cooperate over disaster relief

| 09/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce has signed a statement of purpose alongside Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA), Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) and Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) to beef up coordination over disaster preparations. “It is vital that we are pr [...]

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Caymanian lawyer to run  financial courts

Caymanian lawyer to run financial courts

| 09/07/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): Janesha Simpson will be returning to public service on Monday following her appointment as Interim Senior Deputy Clerk of Courts and Registrar of the Financial Services Court. She joins the court from Maples and Calder, where she was an associate, but Simpson is also a former cro [...]

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Three cruise ships switch from Falmouth, Jamaica

Three cruise ships switch from Falmouth, Jamaica

| 09/07/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS Business): Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) is changing the itinerary or three of its ships next year to avoid Falmouth Port in Jamaica, according to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner, even though the port was built through a partnership between RCCL and Port Authority of Jamaica. However, [...]

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Cayman has more Brexit power than UK cities, claims mayor

Cayman has more Brexit power than UK cities, claims mayor

| 05/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Andy Burnham, the mayor of the North West English city of Manchester, has said the Cayman Islands currently has more influence in the Brexit talks than the UK regions. In a speech to local government associations, Burnham raised the growing fear that the financial services sector [...]

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Golden Spoons Review: Luca

Golden Spoons Review: Luca

| 06/07/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Birthdays are the perfect time to get together for a fancy dress-up so our group of chatty girls hit up Luca for Sunday brunch. The valet greeting at the entrance was definitely a nice touch and really helped set the tone. When you walk into the restaurant, your first view is of the [...]

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Beneficial owner access opens to UK

Beneficial owner access opens to UK

| 04/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Legislation came into effect this weekend that will allow UK law enforcement authorities to access details of the beneficial owners of all financial entities registered in the Cayman Islands. Officials said the new technology-based system enhancement to the beneficial ownership r [...]

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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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Court to start programme for trainee lawyers

Court to start programme for trainee lawyers

| 29/06/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Articled clerks with local law firms will have a chance to join a new judicial programme in the courts, starting 4 July, that will count towards their legal training requirements. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said the clerkship was developed by the Judicial Education Committee ( [...]

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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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