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Grand Cayman’s Haven For Local Art

September 1, 2014 | 6:03 am | 0 Comment

Grand Cayman’s Haven For Local Art

Above: Pure Art Gallery and Gifts in Grand Cayman By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor If you’re looking for local art and craft on Grand Cayman, don’t limit yourself to your hotel gift shop or the stores on the main drag in George Town. Instead, venture a mile south of the capital to South Sound’s Pure Art Gallery & Gifts. The family-run more...

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Op-Ed: The Caribbean as a Healthcare Destination

August 19, 2014 | 6:08 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: The Caribbean as a Healthcare Destination

By Shomari Scott Op-Ed Contributor AS THE world’s population ages, non-communicable diseases continue to rise in frequency and healthcare costs inflate at an alarming rate, the issue of creating a healthcare destination that provides a high quality service for far less cost has never been more pressing. Countries such as India, Malaysia and Costa Rica have more...

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Island Shop: Cayman Pepper Jelly

August 19, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Island Shop: Cayman Pepper Jelly

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor It’s not every day that I recommend buying a $20 condiment. But it’s not every day that I come across a pepper jelly that tastes this good. The pricey-but-worth-it spread is the creation of Caymanian Carol Hay, who uses fiery Scotch Bonnet peppers and 15 other secret ingredients in her “one-woman weekend operation” more...

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For Cayman Islands, a Big Boost in Tourism Arrivals

August 9, 2014 | 7:23 pm | 0 Comment

For Cayman Islands, a Big Boost in Tourism Arrivals

Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is reporting a significant increase in tourism numbers. The British Overseas Territory received 210,491 tourist stopover arrivals in the first half of 2014, a 9.4 percent improvement over the first six months of 2013, according to Caribbean Tourism Organization data. The territory more...

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Cayman Islands, Belize See Big Increase in European Tourists

July 22, 2014 | 10:55 pm | 0 Comment

Cayman Islands, Belize See Big Increase in European Tourists

Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and the Cayman Islands are seeing significant improvements in tourism from Europe, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Cayman Islands received 15,466 European tourists in the first five months of 2014, a 29.8 percent over the same period in 2013. Belize received more...

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Cayman Islands Readying to Implement National Conservation Law

July 15, 2014 | 10:22 am | 0 Comment

Cayman Islands Readying to Implement National Conservation Law

Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is set to implement its new National Conservation Law, the territory announced this week. The law is "signed, sealed and nearly delivered," the government said in a statement. The territory's Department of Environment said the law would "will allow the Cayman Islands to protect and more...

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Cayman Names New Director of Tourism

July 12, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Cayman Names New Director of Tourism

Above: Cayman's new Director of Tourism By Alexander Britell The Cayman Islands has named Rosa Harris its new Director of Tourism, the government announced Friday. Harris officially assumed the post on July 1 after serving for seven and a half years at the Department of Tourism. "I am very pleased that such a qualified individual as Mrs Harris has been more...

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New Executive Chef at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach

July 8, 2014 | 11:47 pm | 0 Comment

New Executive Chef at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach

Above: the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach has a new executive chef. The resort announced Tuesday that Sandy Tuason had been named the property's new top chef. Tuason comes to the property from the New York Palace, where he worked for two years with Master Chef Jacques Sorci. "Having more...

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Earthquake Shakes Cayman Islands

June 21, 2014 | 3:42 pm | 0 Comment

Earthquake Shakes Cayman Islands

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A rare earthquake caused light shaking in the Cayman Islands on Saturday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The 4.3-magnitude quake, which struck at around 7:53 AM local time, occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres. Its epicentre was about more...

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Cayman Islands, Colombia to Sign Tax Information Agreement

June 19, 2014 | 5:20 pm | 0 Comment

Cayman Islands, Colombia to Sign Tax Information Agreement

Above: the Cayman Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and Colombia will sign a tax information exchange agreement on July 1, the government announced. The TIEA will "be in accordance with global regulatory standards." The agreement will be the 36th signed by the Cayman Islands, and the British Overseas Territory's third in more...

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