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Bosses warned to keep vaccine info secure

Bosses warned to keep vaccine info secure

| 18/10/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman has said that employers must still abide by the Data Protection Law when meeting the new requirement to ensure staff on work permits are vaccinated. Before they record the COVID-19 vaccine status of expatriate employees, they must make sure they are retaining that information legally and are advised to […]

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Cayman Airways confirms return to Tampa

Cayman Airways confirms return to Tampa

| 18/10/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways has resumed its commercial flights between Grand Cayman and Tampa after more than 18 months since the borders closed to international flights in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Paul Tibbetts, Executive Vice President of Finance and Commercial Affairs, noted that the airline has been flying this route since 1986 and […]

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Over 400 global citizens living in Cayman

Over 400 global citizens living in Cayman

| 13/10/2021 | 154 Comments

(CNS): Since the Global Citizen Concierge Programme was rolled out one year ago, allowing the Cayman Islands to take advantage of ‘digital nomads’, 219 families have been granted the certificate that allows them to live in Cayman and work remotely for up to two years. Officials from the tourism ministry said this equated to around […]

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Cruise ship ban extended to year-end

Cruise ship ban extended to year-end

| 11/10/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has officially approved the extension of the ban on all cruise ships coming to the Cayman Islands until 31 December, according to notes from the government’s front bench meeting on 28 September. The vote will see the formal regulations updated, leaving the possibility of their return on 1 January, but given the current […]

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Businesses ramp up pressure to reopen

Businesses ramp up pressure to reopen

| 05/10/2021 | 141 Comments

(CNS): A number of Cayman’s larger business owners and developers are joining forces to ramp up the pressure on government and the public to fully reopen the borders by embarking on a concerted campaign to convince people that it is time to live with COVID-19. Government has hinted that it may lift isolation restrictions for […]

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Cayman not mentioned in latest offshore leak

Cayman not mentioned in latest offshore leak

| 04/10/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is not listed among the 41 countries and territories named in the Pandora Papers, the latest cache of leaked documents from offshore firms, as jurisdictions where the law firms and financial services providers from which the confidential data was leaked were located. An investigation by the International Consortium of Journalists and […]

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Cruise sector efforts at relaunch under threat

Cruise sector efforts at relaunch under threat

| 30/09/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS): The Crystal Symphony has become the latest cruise ship to be quarantined in port after six passengers on the ship tested positive for COVID-19. The ship was quarantines while docked in Bermuda, where 72 deaths have so far been attributed to COVID and there are currently just under 1,500 active cases among its population.

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CIG to seed fund for climate change projects

CIG to seed fund for climate change projects

| 30/09/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is pledging US$25 million to establish the Commonwealth Climate Growth Fund, an investment vehicle that will be domiciled in this jurisdiction and provide money for green private sector enterprises as part of the battle against climate change around the world. Investment Minister André Ebanks explained that not only will Cayman […]

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Fitness centres warned to protect COVID data

Fitness centres warned to protect COVID data

| 29/09/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Gyms, sports clubs and fitness centres have been warned by the ombudsman that they must follow data protection legislation when they check that their clients have either been fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test to enter their facilities as part of the new COVID-19 rules. The new regulations do not require these […]

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CUC justifies bills against regional prices

CUC justifies bills against regional prices

| 29/09/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): CUC bills in Grand Cayman may be painfully high for some customers but the company has said that it’s even worse in other countries in this region. A recent survey carried out by the umbrella body for the regional utilities, the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), shows that CUC’s rates are “very competitive”, […]

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Tourism minister confident of future rebound

Tourism minister confident of future rebound

| 27/09/2021 | 131 Comments

(CNS): While the return of any kind of tourism for the rest of this year hangs in the balance, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said Monday in a message marking World Tourism Day that he remains confident the industry will eventually “rebound stronger than before”. The sector here has been largely on hold for more than […]

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