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CITA accuses PACT of stealing tourism hope

CITA accuses PACT of stealing tourism hope

| 15/09/2021 | 220 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has said its members are “dismayed” by the announcement of the indefinite pause in the reopening plan and continued closure of the borders. Following the announcement yesterday that there will be no lifting of quarantine measures until the end of the year, the body representing private sector businesses […]

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CIG to consult UK officials on opening plan

CIG to consult UK officials on opening plan

| 13/09/2021 | 146 Comments

(CNS): Government has a difficult decision to make about possible changes to the current quarantine regime in the Cayman Islands and whether to stick to the plan to lift the five-day isolation period for fully verifiably vaccinated visitors and travellers next month, Governor Martyn Roper said on Friday. As a result, he said, Cabinet and […]

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Borders open but guest arrivals expected to be low

Borders open but guest arrivals expected to be low

| 09/09/2021 | 129 Comments

(CNS): Government has formally opened Owen Roberts International Airport and lifted the limitations on who can come and go in the Cayman Islands, but there are no real expectations of a surge of visitors as the country moves to Phase 3 of the reopening plan. No commercial airlines have plans to fly here until next […]

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CI$4 million available for tourism operators

CI$4 million available for tourism operators

| 07/09/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Micro and small businesses that offer tourism related services and have been impacted by the border closure are being offered a new kind of grant to help them protect their assets and remain afloat until the sector recovers. Some watersports and tour operators have slipped through the net when it comes to the payout […]

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Minister should apologise for hoax tactic

Minister should apologise for hoax tactic

| 31/08/2021 | 60 Comments

Disgusted young Caymanian writes: Underhanded, totally reprehensible, and totally unacceptable is the only way to describe how I felt when I read that Minister Bryan’s announcement to reduce the tourism stipend was, in his words, a hoax meant to scare Caymanians to “Go find work”. Well, as someone who has been affected by this pandemic […]

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Bryan admits misleading threat over stipend

Bryan admits misleading threat over stipend

| 31/08/2021 | 118 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has admitted using a “scare tactic” to reduce by half or even withhold stipend payments from tourism workers who lost their jobs last year as a result of the national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have remained unable to earn a living because of the ensuing collapse of […]

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Five international airlines plan return to Cayman

Five international airlines plan return to Cayman

| 27/08/2021 | 156 Comments

(CNS): On 9 September the Cayman Island will once again open up the skies to commercial aircraft, allow all residents to come and go and lift the restrictions placed on guests. However, everyone will still need to isolate or quarantine on arrival in line with the current regulations. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said that […]

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442 more people apply for tourism cash

442 more people apply for tourism cash

| 20/08/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS) Following the reopening of the tourism stipend registration process, an additional 442 people have applied who had not previously received any government money since the borders closed in March 2020. The new applicants are currently being vetted as the cash is reserved for Caymanians, their spouses and permanent residents who were working in the […]

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Botanic Park appeals for help with clean-up

Botanic Park appeals for help with clean-up

| 19/08/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Grace caused substantial damage to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB), which manages the park, is appealing to the community for help with the clean-up. The park needs hands, heavy equipment and cash to tackle the massive job of removing debris, which could take many weeks […]

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Stayover mainstay for most tourism workers

Stayover mainstay for most tourism workers

| 09/08/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): A survey conducted by the tourism ministry has revealed that Caymanian tourism workers and small business owners who have been displaced from their jobs and living by the border closures and have been receiving the government stipend are much more dependent on the stay-over sector than cruise tourism. Despite claims by the previous government […]

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Activists call for zero tolerance of cruise emissions

Activists call for zero tolerance of cruise emissions

| 14/07/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The Global Cruise Activist Network (GCAN) is calling on G20 nations to stop cruise ships entering ports if they don’t meet greenhouse gas emission standards consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement and to support the right of countries to control access to their ports. The call from the international organisation campaigning for […]

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