February 25, 2017

This year’s top Oscar® nominated films will premiere exclusively on HBO

MIAMI, Fla., February 24, 2017 – The 89th annual Academy Awards, the year’s biggest night for cinematic achievements, will take place this Sunday, February 26th. HBO has confirmed the exclusive rights to broadcast 21 of this year’s acclaimed films adding up to over 50 nominations in this years’ ceremony. The following list of films nominated […]

Theft of boat from Governor’s Sound discovered Thu, 23 February

From RCIPS Last Thursday, 23 February, the RCIPS received a report of the theft of a boat from its secured anchorage inside Governor’s Sound near the mangroves in the vicinity of the Cayman Islands Yacht Club.  The boat is a 27’ center console, white in color, with a torn Bimini brown top laid down in […]

BELIZE: Lord Michael Ashcroft confirms terms of B.T.L. settlement

From News 5 Belize In an exclusive interview with News Five in Washington, D.C. Lord Michael Ashcroft touched on a wide variety of major stories, from the settlement of Belize Telemedia Limited’s nationalization by Government and the problems with payment to ongoing wrangles over arbitration awards and the impact of the titanic struggle on Belize’s […]

Oceana Bal Harbour penthouse sells to Cayman Islands buyer for $26M

By Katherine Kallergis From The Real Deal The 9,371-square-foot unit sold for $2,721 per square foot The first of two penthouses to go under contract at Oceana Bal Harbour has closed for $25.5 million. Records show UPH01S LLC purchased upper penthouse unit 2801 at the luxury condo development, at 10201 Collins Avenue. The Miami-based company lists Ibericlake […]

Cayman Islands: Economic Overview (From the Minister of Financial and Economic Development)

Article by Hon. Marco Archer From Cayman Finance SUSTAINED RECOVERY The Cayman economy has been on a steady upward trajectory in recent years: in 2011-2015, GDP growth averaged 1.7 percent, slightly higher than the potential GDP growth of 1.6 percent. The past two years have seen faster growth of 2.4 percent and 2.0 percent for […]

46 students graduate from Cayman Islands International College

Forty-six students from the International College of the Cayman Islands received degrees at a commencement ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton on Feb. 9. “This class is really phenomenal. These graduates achieved academically. They are professionally polished. They are critical thinkers. They have demonstrated a commitment to service. These are the career oriented values that employers all […]

The Editor Speaks: Not all gloom at Turtle Farm (now Centre)

The Cayman Islands Turtle Farm continues to lose money. This time it was approx. $6M in the red. Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell said approx. two thirds of that figure – $4.5M – was due to repayment of a loan. The rest was to cover operating losses. The loan should be settled in 2019 so we […]

OFREG Enforcement Advisory Internet “WiFi” Hotspots in Cayman Islands

From OfReg Provision of access to the internet by WiFi Hotspot for a fee or other commercial benefit without a licence is an offence.  OfReg will begin taking enforcement action against any person or businesses continuing to operate without a licence, which could result in a conviction, rendering a person liable to a fine of […]

Cayman Islands artist opens art studio in Cayman Brac

From Gordon Solomon Dear friends and family – art lovers! RE: Grand Opening – Solomon Studio It is with much pride and honor that I extend an invitation to you to attend the grand opening of my fine art studio and creative space, ‘Solomon Studio’. As a young man, growing up in the district of […]

Cayman Islands ORIA expansion project on track

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (23 February 2017) The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has reached the quarter mark with the Owen Roberts International Airport’s terminal renovation and expansion. The project will almost triple the current size of the airport to easily accommodate 2.5 million passengers per year. The existing terminal is only built to handle […]