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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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Cayman Islands Names Minimum Wage Advisory Committee

June 7, 2014 | 3:13 pm | 0 Comment

Cayman Islands Names Minimum Wage Advisory Committee

Above: the Cayman Islands (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands has announced the membership of its Minimum Wage Advisory Committee. In a statement, the government said the committee had begun its work to present recommendations on minimum wage for the British Overseas Territory. Cayman's Ministry of Education, Employment more...

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Finding Goya in Grand Cayman

May 23, 2014 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

Finding Goya in Grand Cayman

Above: Francisco de Goya, Tal para qual By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Spain's great art masters is visiting Grand Cayman. The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has been loaned a series of 200-year-old etchings by painter Francisco de Goya. The exhibition, which launched on Thursday, will last through Aug. 28, with a lecture on Saturday by the more...

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In Grand Cayman, a Focus on Local Artists

May 19, 2014 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

In Grand Cayman, a Focus on Local Artists

Above: a work by artist David Bridgeman, who will be among those exhibiting at X1 (David Bridgeman) By the Caribbean Journal staff A newly-formed art collective in Grand Cayman is emphasizing the work of local Caymanian artists. It's called C4 (Company Four), and includes established Caymanian artists David Bridgeman, Aston Ebanks, Kaitlyn Elphinstone and more...

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Solar Car-Charging Station Opens in Grand Cayman

May 5, 2014 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Solar Car-Charging Station Opens in Grand Cayman

Above: the first ever public, commercial solar car charging station in Cayman (Photo: Cayman Automotive) By Alexander Britell It may be the Caribbean's most abundant resource, but in a region where energy costs are oppressive, solar energy isn't used nearly enough. That's starting to change, though, and it got a significant boost last week with the opening of the more...

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