October 23, 2019

Cayman Islands Import Duty concession on building materials extended

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From Cayman Islands Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. The present 15% import duty concessionary rate on building materials imported to Grand Cayman has been extended by Government for a further year, to 31 December 2019. In explaining the reason for the extension of the duty concession, the Minister for Finance and Economic Development, the […]

Video Update: Advancing Geothermal Energy in the OECS for Economic Development and Resilience

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OECS Media release Thursday, December 6, 2018 — A major gathering of regional and global geothermal experts is currently being convened in Saint Lucia to chart the way forward to transform the energy landscape of the OECS to deliver lower energy prices, reduce the costly dependence on imported fossil fuels and enhance the region’s efforts at climate change mitigation. This […]

Cayman Islands: Bill seeks to empower first-time Caymanian property buyers

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Stamp duty amendments that greatly enhance concessions to first time Caymanian and all low income property buyers are proposed. Legislators will consider and vote on the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to be introduced in the House in the November Meeting. The Bill also seeks to close a loop hole in the present law that […]

Auxiliary secretary of Puerto Rico Permits & Endorsements Office resigns

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From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – The secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC by its Spanish acronym), Manuel Laboy Rivera, said Friday that he accepted engineer Héctor Rodríguez Echevarría’s resignation as assistant secretary of the Permits & Endorsements Management Office (OGPe by its Spanish acronym). For his part, Rodríguez […]

Planning Starts for Cayman Islands Census 2020

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Cabinet has given approval for conducting Census 2020, the Cayman Islands’ population and households count. The Economics and Statistics Office, which conducts the census, has set up its Census Advisory Committee. The committee had its first meeting on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at GAB.   Grand Cayman (GIS) – With Cabinet approving the planning process […]

Cayman Islands Ombudsman recommends Government Ministry to apologize

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Office of the Ombudsman Press Release – Hearing Decision 60 involving the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development The Ombudsman’s Office has released Decision 60 in regards to an FOI request involving the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Th press release follows: The Applicant was not satisfied with the Ministry’s response to her original […]

Cayman Islands Central Procurement Office unveils new website

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• The Central Procurement Office launches its new website www.procure.gov.ky. • It provides a central portal for all things procurement for stakeholders inside and outside Government. • All queries can be sent to [email protected] GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Central Procurement Office’s (CPO’s) new website www.procure.gov.ky offers a platform where the public as well as […]

Cayman Islands Government: Duty concessions extended

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From Cayman Islands Government Ministry of Finance & Economic Development The Government has extended the flat 15% import duty rate on building materials imported to Grand Cayman for a further year, to 31 December 2018. In explaining the reason for the extension of the duty concession, the Minister for Finance and Economic Development, the Honourable […]

Cayman Islands are counting on a successful stats conference

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Some 50 statisticians representing 21 countries and international organisations are this week attending three different meetings in the Cayman Islands for the first time. Held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, the conference is comprised of the 42nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (23-25 October), the 27th Regional Census Coordinating Committee […]

Opening speech and programme of CARICOM Statistics Conference held in Cayman Islands

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Caribbean statisticians began deliberations yesterday morning (Monday, 23 October 2017) following the formal opening of their week-long conference at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. The attendees, representing regional countries as well as international organisations, are being hosted by the Economics and Statistics Office for the first time in the Cayman Islands. Sessions include the […]