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Offshore law firm goes after press in Paradise Papers hack

Offshore law firm goes after press in Paradise Papers hack

| 19/12/2017
(CNS Business): The law firm which was the victim of a hack in which millions of documents about their clients’ offshore financial affairs were exposed is taking legal action against the BBC and the Guardian. Both media organisations have stated that they will defend the breach of confidence proce [...]

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Concessions renewed for builders and developers

Concessions renewed for builders and developers

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The government will be continuing the flat 15% import duty rate on building materials imported to Grand Cayman for another year, officials have confirmed. The duty cut has been running for several years and Finance Minister Roy McTaggart claimed the concession was working and helping [...]

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Almost 20,000 passengers to hit George Town

Almost 20,000 passengers to hit George Town

| 29/11/2017
(CNS Business): The cruise sector will be enjoying a bumper day Wednesday as more than 19,700 people will be arriving in George Town on six ships in the busiest day of the year. Cruise arrival numbers had been down for this year at the end of October, as rough weather had impacted the calls, but [&h [...]

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Golden Spoons Review: The Wharf

Golden Spoons Review: The Wharf

| 03/11/2017
(CNS Foodie): My companion and I decided that a nice meal out was just the thing to pick up our spirits mid-week (plus the leftovers had run out) so we headed to The Wharf Restaurant and Bar. The Wharf has been newly refurbished and we wanted to see what changes had been made and check […] [...]

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Premier pledges major cut in SME red tape

Premier pledges major cut in SME red tape

| 31/10/2017
(CNS Business): The premier has committed to cutting the regulations that he said are hindering small businesses. Alden McLaughlin said that “ambitious, entrepreneurial Caymanians need encouragement, not the dead weight of government bureaucracy holding them back”, as he pledged to abolish at le [...]

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Offshore law firm braces for data exposure

Offshore law firm braces for data exposure

| 25/10/2017
(CNS Business): One of Cayman’s leading offshore law firms is bracing for potential exposure of its business and that of its clients in the international media after admitting that it suffered a cyber security breach last year. Some of the information has found its way to the International Co [...]

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Dart finally confirms Ritz acquisition

Dart finally confirms Ritz acquisition

| 13/10/2017
(CNS Business): After several months of speculation that Dart Real Estate had acquired the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman but no comment from officials at the company, the Cayman Islands’ biggest property owner has finally announced that it has bought the luxury hotel on Seven Mile Beach. The news com [...]

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Customs begins registering importers for e-system

Customs begins registering importers for e-system

| 11/10/2017
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Customs Department will start registering importers Monday, ahead of plans to roll out a new online electronic system for entry declaration in November. The implementation of the new system will require importers to complete and submit entries electronically to cu [...]

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Dart puts in plans for new Foster’s store

Dart puts in plans for new Foster’s store

| 27/09/2017
(CNS Business): Cayman’s largest land owner has announced yet another venture to expand its growing property empire. Dart Real Estate has submitted a planning application to build a supermarket at the northern end of Camana Bay, which Foster’s Food Fair has agreed to lease. According to a relea [...]

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Emergency measures grant evacuees the right to work

Emergency measures grant evacuees the right to work

| 25/09/2017
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Government is waiving normal procedures for temporary work permits for workers in the financial services industry who have evacuated to this jurisdiction from islands devastated by hurricanes Irma or Maria. “For those who say we should not be doing this, last wee [...]

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GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

| 19/09/2017
(CNS Business): The proposed new hotel development at the Pageant Beach site in George Town will be going before the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, but not everyone will be hoping the board gives the proposed project the nod. Despite enthusiastic support from government for the new hotel i [...]

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