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Cayman Islands

Construction Underway at Kimpton Hotel in Cayman Islands

September 17, 2014 | 9:57 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the Kimpton Hotel in Grand Cayman By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — Construction is officially underway at the Kimpton hotel project in Grand Cayman, according to Cayman Islands Director of Tourism Rosa Harris. The hotel will include a combination of 263 hotel rooms and 56 residences, along with five restaurants, conference space and a more...

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Cayman Planning Airport Redevelopment

September 17, 2014 | 9:46 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a Cayman Airways plane in Grand Cayman By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The Cayman Islands is planning a redevelopment at its Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman. Construction on the first phase of the airport is set to begin in May 2015, Cayman Islands Director of Tourism Rosa Harris announced ahead of the Caribbean Tourism Organization more...

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Should the Cayman Islands Adopt Daylight Saving Time?

September 15, 2014 | 4:43 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Cayman Brac By the Caribbean Journal staff Should the Cayman Islands adopt daylight saving time? The British Overseas Territory's government says it is considering doing so — meaning adjusting clocks one hour forward during the summer months and back again in the fall — would be beneficial. "The move to DST has potential benefits for the traditional more...

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Cayman Islands Shaken By Earthquake

September 3, 2014 | 10:14 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands was lightly shaken by a 5.1-magnitude earthquake off the British Overseas Territory's southern coast on Wednesday morning. The quake, which struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, occurred at around 5:01 AM local time. The quake's epicentre was more...

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Grand Cayman’s Haven For Local Art

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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