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Visitor badly bitten by barracuda at Sandbar

Visitor badly bitten by barracuda at Sandbar

| 17/07/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): A visitor to the Cayman Islands from the United States was badly bitten at the weekend by a barracuda at the Stingray City Sandbar. Some details of the incident were posted on social media by witnesses on the same boat, and Health City Cayman Islands confirmed to CNS on Wednesday that the victim was […]

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CITA denies airport concerns

CITA denies airport concerns

| 16/07/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has accused CNS of misinterpreting a statement they sent to us after we put questions about the airport woes to the organisation, which is meant to represent the interests of the diverse range of businesses that make up the tourism industry. The president has said she believes her statement […]

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Dart gobbles up another 7MB property

Dart gobbles up another 7MB property

| 15/07/2019 | 157 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group has acquired another beachfront property on Seven Mile Beach. According to a press release published on Dart’s website, the Cayman Islands’ largest investor has entered into a deal with Seven Mile Suites Ltd, which owned the Comfort Suites in the heart of Grand Cayman’s famous tourist district. The hotel is a […]

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CITA stresses need for well managed airport

CITA stresses need for well managed airport

| 11/07/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Given the importance of its success to the tourism industry and to the country’s economy as a whole, the management team at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association is urging government to allocate “the necessary resources and expertise to the CIAA” , in order to protect the sector. The recent flooding and reports of overcrowding […]

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DoT director reveals continued record arrivals

DoT director reveals continued record arrivals

| 20/06/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Director Rosa Harris shared more record-breaking statistics on air arrivals Wednesday, when she revealed that 40,591 overnight guests visited Cayman last month, the first time that the numbers for May have surpassed 40,000 and the sixth consecutive month of growth. Harris was speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum, where she offered […]

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Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

Tenders used for medivac from Oasis class ship

| 13/06/2019 | 79 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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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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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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Batabano pleased by end of competitive carnival

Batabano pleased by end of competitive carnival

| 08/05/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Cayman Carnival Batabano committee are happy with government’s move to consolidate the two street carnivals next year. In a press release following the news that next year the Batabano and CayMAS will take place on the same day, the Batabano committee said that, as Cayman’s national carnival since 1983, it welcomed […]

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MLA hopes govt will act on tourism motion

MLA hopes govt will act on tourism motion

| 08/05/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Arden McLean, the East End MLA who could soon be opposition leader, is hoping that a recent private member’s motion he brought to the parliament will be acted upon by the tourism ministry. The motion called for concessions for any Caymanian who wants to develop tourism-based businesses in Bodden Town, East End or North […]

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