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Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

| 13/06/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): A passenger on a mega cruise ship who was in need of emergency medical assistance was brought to shore on Grand Cayman Thursday with the help of a local tender service, despite government’s continued insistence that these ships cannot use tender vessels. Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas can carry almost 5,500 passengers and […]

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Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

| 12/06/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced that the Cayman Islands will be hosting this year’s United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Pre-Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting this month. Leaders from all of the territories will be here for the annual event to agree the agenda for the London meeting later this year with the UK government. […]

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Cayman at bottom of new list for right reasons

Cayman at bottom of new list for right reasons

| 12/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A new report analysing business complexity in 76 countries has found that the largest economies in the world are often the most complex and unpredictable places in which to do business, but the Cayman Islands came bottom of the whole list, indicating that it is the easiest place in the world. The Global Complexity […]

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Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

| 10/06/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Matthew Forbes, the head of the governor’s office, and Eric Bush, the chief officer in the new ministry for International Trade, Investment, Maritime and Aviation Affairs, led a delegation to Hong Kong last week to meet with officials in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to agree plans for the opening of the […]

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Kushner uses Cayman to move foreign cash

Kushner uses Cayman to move foreign cash

| 10/06/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): A real estate company partly owned by Jared Kushner has brought in around $90 million in investment from anonymous foreign sources since the US President Trump’s son-in-law entered the White House as an adviser. The Guardian reported that most of the cash flowed into the company, Cadre, in which Kushner is said to hold […]

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How is Cayman protected from receiving counterfeit items?

How is Cayman protected from receiving counterfeit items?

| 07/06/2019

Would you please enquire if any sort of inspections are in place to catch counterfeit goods from entering Cayman, specifically everyday items such as dish soap and trash bags? I’m convinced that I purchased name brand items in one of our grocery stores that are clearly inferior in quality to the same brand purchased overseas. […]

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Ships diverted from Havana may call on Cayman

Ships diverted from Havana may call on Cayman

| 06/06/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Cruise lines are having to make adjustments to the itineraries for dozens of ships after the sudden change to US government policy on travel to Cuba. Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Holland America, Seabourn, NCL and MSC have all been impacted by the Trump administration’s new restrictions on Americans travelling to the neighbouring island, forcing cruise […]

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Visitor numbers rising higher than ever

Visitor numbers rising higher than ever

| 03/06/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Another record was smashed last month for Cayman’s overnight visitors with the best numbers during the month of April since records began. There were 46,079 visitors to Cayman, a near 18% increase on last year and the first time the destination welcomed over 40,000 stay-over visitors in the month of April. Cruise arrivals increased […]

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Scotiabank adopts LGBTI business rights

Scotiabank adopts LGBTI business rights

| 03/06/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Scotiabank has adopted the UN Global LGBTI Standards for Business and signed onto the Women’s Empowerment Principles, demonstrating its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion, officials said in a release last week. “Scotiabank is committed to being an inclusive employer and an advocate for women and members of the LGBTI community,” said Brian Porter, […]

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Do visitors still need to get temporary driving permits?

Do visitors still need to get temporary driving permits?

| 31/05/2019

For many years visitors to the Cayman Islands have been required to purchase a temporary driver’s permit in order to rent and/or drive a vehicle. In most cases the visitors purchased the temporary permits from the car rental agency. Recently I have read online that the temporary driver’s permit is no longer required in Cayman […]

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CUC blames substation upgrades for power cuts

CUC blames substation upgrades for power cuts

| 28/05/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): An increase in the amount and length of power cuts and number of customers affected recently is due to upgrades CUC has been undertaking at various substations on Grand Cayman, according to the power company. With the exception of North Side, customers east of Prospect have experienced above normal levels of outages over the […]

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