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Tourism workers getting stipend must take survey

Tourism workers getting stipend must take survey

| 24/06/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mandatory survey that must be completed by all recipients of the tourism stipend by Friday, 2 July. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said the objective was to collect accurate data that will enable the ministry to plan for the future needs of the industry, in preparation for reopening. […]

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Brief window for more tourism workers to get cash

Brief window for more tourism workers to get cash

| 22/06/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Tourism has announced that a window of opportunity to register for the tourism stipend for those not already receiving it will open tomorrow for just one week. Government has already spent around $70 million to support displaced workers in the sector since the borders closed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Those already […]

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Claims that tourism doesn’t pay is myth, says CITA

Claims that tourism doesn’t pay is myth, says CITA

| 31/05/2021 | 193 Comments

(CNS): According to a recent pay survey conducted by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, even people working in the lowest paid jobs in their sector are all earning more than $14 per hour, which is much more that the current minimum wage. Stakeholders in the sector said at a recent CITA meeting that it is […]

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CITA: Cayman needs summer opening plan now

CITA: Cayman needs summer opening plan now

| 28/05/2021 | 372 Comments

(CNS): Tourism sector stakeholders say they need time to remobilize the sector well ahead of the high season and so the borders must reopen and begin welcoming albeit limited numbers of guests by the summer. This will enable the hospitality industry to be ready to receive more significant numbers later in the year and start […]

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Ministers press tourism sector over local jobs

Ministers press tourism sector over local jobs

| 18/05/2021 | 185 Comments

(CNS): The new tourism minister, Kenneth Bryan, and his Cabinet colleague Chris Saunders, the new minister for labour, are publicly pressing leaders of the tourism industry to use the pandemic as an opportunity to change the low numbers of locals employed in the sector and reintegrate Caymanians into an industry that was once a popular […]

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Bryan plans to ‘transform’ public transport

Bryan plans to ‘transform’ public transport

| 11/05/2021 | 134 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the new minister of tourism and transport, has committed to making the necessary legislative changes to transform public transport in the Cayman Islands. Following a visit last week to the Public Transport Unit office on Eastern Avenue, accompanied by Chief Officer Stran Bodden, who has retained his post in the ministry, Bryan […]

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CPR call for transparency over cruise port

CPR call for transparency over cruise port

| 07/05/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has stated that the PACT Government has no plans to develop a cruise berthing facility in George Town. He also said that government has not had talks with Michael Bayley, the CEO of Royal Caribbean and does not plan to, despite his recent claims that the cruise port project, which would […]

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Ten-storey hotel proposed for downtown GT

Ten-storey hotel proposed for downtown GT

| 05/05/2021 | 81 Comments

(CNS): A planning application has been submitted for a ten-storey hotel in central George Town on Goring Avenue and across from the Bayshore Mall, which would be the first of its kind for the capital if it is approved. Planning regulations were changed at the end of the last administration to allow for mixed-use buildings […]

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Ritz 7MB hotel to close for $50M upgrade

Ritz 7MB hotel to close for $50M upgrade

| 04/05/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS) The Ritz-Carlton resort on Seven Mile Beach will close at the beginning of June until the middle of November for a $50 million upgrade to the 144-acre site. A press release from the resort described it as “an extensive rejuvenation project that will transform guest rooms, meeting spaces and public areas”, as well as […]

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Cruise boss still eyeing Grand Cayman piers

Cruise boss still eyeing Grand Cayman piers

| 29/04/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Michael Bayley, the CEO of Royal Caribbean, has said he has not abandoned plans for a cruise berthing facility in the Cayman Islands. In the face of community opposition to the project, the outstanding referendum and the election of a new government that did not support a cruise port on the campaign trail, with […]

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PPM plan to cap cruise numbers

PPM plan to cap cruise numbers

| 30/03/2021

(CNS): Moses Kirkconnell has announced plans to review the future of cruise tourism in the Cayman Islands and cap the numbers of passengers allowed to come into George Town. With the majority of ships not expected back at sea until 2022, the current tourism minister has said that, if he is returned to that job […]

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