January 22, 2019

Cayman Islands coming up big

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By Brian Major From Travel Pulse Tourism’s sun is shining brightly over the Cayman Islands, where visitor growth reached record levels in 2017. The Caribbean destination recorded 410,984 overnight, land-based visitors in the first 11 months of 2018, an 11.26 percent increase over the same period in 2017. The increasingly popular hotspot is benefiting from new […]

This Cayman Islands distillery is reinventing the way Caribbean rum is made

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By Ashley Mateo from AFAR Cayman Spirits Co., which just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is the only distillery in the world that uses the ocean to age its rum. It’s hard to separate rum from the Caribbean—Bacardi, El Dorado, Havana Club, Pusser’s, and Mount Gay Rum all come from such islands as Puerto Rico, Guyana, […]

Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture seeking public assistance in re-homing rescued dogs

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The Department of Agriculture (DOA) is expressing its gratitude for the public’s positive response to its appeal for homes for 16 Shih Tzu breed dogs between one and three years old after they were rescued from a home in George Town recently.  The removal of the animals from the home occurred as part of a […]

Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture working with Christmas tree importers to expedite shipments

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In order to ensure the successful importation of Christmas trees this year, Department of Agriculture (DOA) officials have been working closely with importers to provide guidance related to the requirements for importation of trees. This collaboration has become increasingly important due to the steady increase in interceptions of pests of quarantine importance in tree shipments […]

Your Winter escape awaits in the Cayman Islands

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From Travel Pulse Three islands, one destination, endless ways to enjoy a tropical escape this winter. For those already plotting a sun and sand-filled getaway to help survive the snowy months ahead, the Cayman Islands offer a trio a trio of tropical hideaways that create the ultimate Caribbean paradise. Each of the Cayman Islands – […]

The Editor Speaks: Immigration overstayers and snooping

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In a Press Release from the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration’s (DOI) Enforcement Division it reported that 185 overstayers fled the Cayman Islands during the month of August 2018. “The revised number of 185 includes the previously reported 14 persons that voluntarily turned themselves into the Enforcement Division,” Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, Gary Wong, explained. […]

CCMI coral nurseries flourish with support from Consolidated Water and the Disney Conservation Fund

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Coral nurseries are often compared to underwater gardens. Like gardens, they require resources and constant, year-round attention to details, maintenance and observation to ensure they are healthy and productive. The Disney Conservation Fund and Consolidated Water have provided integral support making all of that time and cost-intensive work possible, which, in turn, supports the important […]

22 Participate in Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture Course on Pesticide Safe Use and Handling

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Twenty-two (22) individuals from the farming, pest control, landscaping, lawn and garden maintenance and plant nursery industries recently completed the Department of Agriculture’s (DoA) “Safe Use and Handling of Pesticide Products” course.  The six-day workshop consisted of presentations by officials from the Department of Agriculture, Department of Environmental Health, Health Services Authority and the local […]

Cayman Islands: 2018 CTO Tourism HR Conference – keynote speaker announcement

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9th CTO Human Resources Conference Theme: “Building a Resilient, High-performing and Sustainable Caribbean Tourism Workforce for Global Competitiveness” Dates: 28 – 30 November, 2018 (Media advisory will be sent) Location: Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (18 Sept. 2018) – Claudia Coenjaerts, director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) decent work team and office […]

Lions: District 60B 1st Cabinet Meeting in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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The Lions Clubs in the Cayman Islands (Lions Club of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Tropical Gardens) hosted the International Association of Lions Clubs District 60B – 1st Cabinet Meeting in Grand Cayman from August 23rd to 25th 2018 at the Lions Community Centre, Grand Cayman. Over 80 Lions and Leos from various Caribbean islands […]