December 15, 2019

Construction for Las Vegas’ Circa resort hits halfway mark

LAS VEGAS — On December 9, 2019, CEO and developer Derek Stevens announced that his highly anticipated integrated gaming resort and has reached the halfway mark in its 22-month construction process. On track for a December 2020 opening, the project will be the first ground-up gaming resort in historic Downtown Las Vegas since 1980. “Reaching this milestone […]

Cayman: 3 new cases of dengue – total 26

Dengue Update as of 06 December 2019 ·         Since the last update on November 22, 2019, 20 additional results have been received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirming three new cases of dengue in the Cayman Islands. ·         These three new cases had no travel history, which suggests that these persons acquired dengue within the Cayman Islands. ·         This brings the total number […]

Cayman: Receiving packages this holiday season? Avoid delays when using a Courier or Customs Broker Service

Customs and Border Control Service (CBC), would like to inform the public of ways to ensure packages are received and released in time for the holiday season. Do you know that 40% of couriered imports do not have the required invoices, and this leads to delays in receiving them? To help avoid delays, CBC requires […]

Cayman: Second RCIPS helicopter arrives on Island

The new RCIPS Helicopter arrives on Island today (Friday 6 December). This second helicopter, another Airbus H145 model, will sit alongside the RCIPS Air Operations Unit’s existing H145, which arrived on island last March and was purchased as part of a joint deal between the UK and Cayman. This H145 is the replacement for the […]

Destination of the week

The Stunning Architecture of Shilda winery From Designer Daily One of the most common complains you will hear about modern architecture is that it does not integrate with nature. This project, designed by X-architecture for Shilda winery in Kahketi, Georgia (the country, not the state). At the core of the vineyard, the building forms a stream of curved beams […]

Road closures for Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Sunday 8 December

From RCIPS The 2019 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon will be taking place this Sunday, 8 December, from 5:00AM to 11:30AM. There will be several road closures along its route. We ask that motorists travelling in these areas on Sunday be mindful of the safety of participants and spectators. Police will be on hand to direct […]

Cayman Islands Tourism Association Members Only Meeting with Verdant Isle Port Partners and Senior Government Officials

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) Board of Directors are urging its members and the public at large to make every effort to get informed prior to the upcoming referendum on the Cruise Berthing Facility. As a representative association of tourism related business members, the CITA Board of Directors understands the community’s divisiveness on the […]

Cayman: Court decision to delay referendum

Verdant Isle Port Partners look forward to the outcome of the judicial review hearing for the proposed cruise berthing and cargo port project, which is expected take place in January 2020. Verdant Isle Port Partners believes the information being distributed to date via a variety of channels including public and stakeholder meetings, social media, online […]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines ranked in the Top 100 for quality of life

From OECS Reproduced Courtesy Searchlight News Every year since Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen divulged his theses that revolutionized development, UNDP publishes a ranking of the most prosperous and socially cohesive societies on the planet – a list that also evidences which nations have the poorest record in terms of Human Development Understanding that economic […]

OLX Group invests up to $400M in used car marketplace Frontier Car Group at $700M valuation

By Ingrid Lunden Frontier Car Group, the Berlin-based startup building used car marketplaces targeting high-growth, emerging markets, has picked up another significant round of funding from a strategic backer also focusing on the same geographical opportunity. Today, OLX, the online classifieds division Prosus  (the digital division of Naspers that listed earlier this year in Europe)announced that it would […]