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Captains to feed decreasing stingrays

Captains to feed decreasing stingrays

| 24/11/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry and local watersports operators have come together to launch a non-profit Stingray Feeding and Interaction Programme (SFIP) to help stem the declining population at Cayman’s most important tourism attraction. A survey last month by the Guy Harvey Foundation confirmed fears that the number of rays gathering at the Sandbar was falling […]

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Minister: CIG not talking with cruise lines

Minister: CIG not talking with cruise lines

| 16/11/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): As the cruise industry attempts to re-launch itself, regardless of concerns that the ships played a key role in bringing COVID-19 to this region, the Cayman Islands tourism minister said he has not spoken to the cruise lines about their potential return here. Last week the first ever cruise ship to come back to […]

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Cayman could get COVID vaccine for Christmas

Cayman could get COVID vaccine for Christmas

| 12/11/2020 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell has said the Cayman Islands can expect to get doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from the UK in December, and that while everyone here will be encouraged to get the shot, it will not be mandated. The success so far of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine trials have raised hopes that, once […]

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Ritz boss attacks CIG’s lack of vision

Ritz boss attacks CIG’s lack of vision

| 11/11/2020 | 274 Comments

(CNS): Marc Langevin, the general manager of the Ritz-Carlton resort, pulled no punches Wednesday, as he accused government of abandoning the tourism sector through fear and emotion over the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at a private sector tourism event at the hotel, the Ritz boss attacked government for a lack of vision or plan and an […]

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Key West votes to ban mass cruise tourism

Key West votes to ban mass cruise tourism

| 04/11/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Voters in Key West, Florida, supported curtailing mass cruise tourism in their ports in a down ballot referendum choice in Tuesday’s elections. While the majority of electors statewide showed that the environment was not their primary concern, as they voted for the re-election of President Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, residents […]

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CDC lifts cruise ban as coronavirus rages

CDC lifts cruise ban as coronavirus rages

| 03/11/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not renewed its no-sail order on cruise ships based at American ports after it expired Saturday. Instead, as COVID-19 rages around the world and especially in the US, the CDC has announced a framework for a phased resumption of cruise operations, though no date […]

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Minister puts ‘rush’ on cash for tourism workers

Minister puts ‘rush’ on cash for tourism workers

| 23/10/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The more than 2,600 people cleared to receive government’s tourism stipend, which is designed to see workers through the closure of their sector, can expect to see payments for the last three months of the year by the middle of next week. Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that the members of Finance Committee […]

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‘Global Citizens’ now an official group

‘Global Citizens’ now an official group

| 23/10/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): People applying for Global Citizen certificates are among the limited groups of people officially allowed into the Cayman Islands in the coming weeks. But officials don’t believe we will see the first of these visitors until late November at the very earliest because they need to go through a vigorous application process. The tourism […]

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Pandemic trims pirate party

Pandemic trims pirate party

| 22/10/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Not even pirates have escaped the long arm of COVID-19. While this year’s Pirates Week Festival has not been completely lost at sea, the sails have been trimmed on the party. Officials said that the 43rd annual festival, entitled ‘Cay-munity’ sums up the Cayman Islands’ response to every challenge this year. The event kicks […]

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Global Citizen launch conflicts with travel rules

Global Citizen launch conflicts with travel rules

| 22/10/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The Global Citizen initiative to woo rich, working visitors for a two-year stay was formally launched yesterday, but it seems the programme is in conflict with the current inbound travel rules. The categories of people who may enter the Cayman Islands are still restricted to Caymanians, residents, workers, students, property owners and relatives, and […]

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Rules released for ‘global citizens’

Rules released for ‘global citizens’

| 20/10/2020 | 122 Comments

(CNS): Government has released regulations outlining the rules for the introduction of the Global Citizen Programme, an initiative led by the Ministry of Tourism that is designed to inch open the sector to rich visitors who can work from the Cayman Islands remotely. But government has not given a start date for the proposed programme […]

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