November 17, 2019

QUOTABLE CARIBBEAN – September 29, 2019

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“We are determined to collaborate with our community, the private sector and educational institutions to advocate for cogent curricula to meet the needs of this rapidly changing sector, so (that) many more of our people can benefit from all of tourism’s contributions to our economy and society.” – Commissioner Joseph Boschulte, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of […]

Caribbean hotelier says get online or get left behind

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From South Florida Caribbean News ST. LUCIA – Leading Caribbean hotelier, Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia, is encouraging fellow tourism industry professionals to fully embrace the use of technology to drive business to their hotels, restaurants and attractions. Destang opined that continued investment in the benefits of technology is critically important if […]

OfReg draft rules on penalties for breach of anti-competitive practices law provides clarity for licencees and protects consumers from unfair business practices

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 5 March 2019  OfReg has issued redrafted rules on penalties for breach of anti-competitive practices law, responding to concerns by business stakeholders. The draft rules are now out for a second consultation and, when implemented, will deter anti-competitive practices in the utilities, fuel and ICT sectors, and protect consumers from high prices, poor […]

In solidarity with women?

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International Women’s Day is next week! We want to celebrate all the amazing actions you’ve taken to support women, who are disproportionately affected by modern day slavery. Women and girls make up 71% of modern slavery victims,[1]especially victims of forced marriage, trafficking for sexual exploitation, and domestic servitude. So every action taken is an action for them. […]

Cayman Islands: OFREG approves changes to CUC consumer owned renewable energy (CORE) programme

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS; 13 February 2019 OfReg has approved CUC’s new electricity rates for the final release of the Consumer Owned Renewable Energy programme (CORE). The final megawatt (MW) of capacity has been released with a new rate of CI$0.28 per kilowatt hour (kWh)  for smaller systems of up to 5 kW and CI$0.24 […]

Cayman Islands’ small businesses receive free advice

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• The Student Consulting Programme returns for the 11th year. • Businesses will receive free advice from students in upper level business course. • The programme is part of the Commerce Ministry’s efforts to support small business. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Owners of small business will receive free and confidential advice to solve a business problem thanks to the Student Consulting […]

Joint message from Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO for the International Day for Women and Girls in Science 11 February

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Recently, young women and girls around the world have been vocal in calling for action to combat climate change everywhere. When 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg charged World Economic Forum attendees in Switzerland to ‘act as if our house is on fire’, she was voicing sentiments similar to many of her age. Women’s and girls’ voices […]

Cayman Islands receives Level 1 Travel Advisory from OSAC

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From Overseas Security Advisory Council Travel Advisory: Cayman Islands – Level 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions)Maritime; HotelsWestern Hemisphere > Cayman Islands1/8/2019 Exercise normal precautions in the Cayman Islands. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to the Cayman Islands: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts […]

Cayman Islands: OFREG approves changes to CUC terms of service 

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OfReg Approves Changes to Caribbean Utilities Company’s Terms of Service, Giving Consumers Greater Choices and Promoting Renewable Energy    GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS; 27 December, 2018    OfReg, as the regulator of the Energy & Utilities sector in the Cayman Islands, has announced that it has approved a series of revisions to the CUC Terms of Service that will result in more choices for consumers on […]

Local community enterprises are a pathway to a blue economy

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Port of Spain, November 26, 2018 – Local community enterprises are a powerful pathway to a blue economy that is inclusive and fair, environmentally sustainable and resilient. This was the message from a side event at the international Sustainable Blue Economy Conference held this week in Nairobi, Kenya by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI).  […]