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$26m tourism boost in Eastern Caribbean

Tourism dependent communities in Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines will benefit from better connectivity, better infrastructure, and improved tourism market development as a result of a US$26 million regional project approved by the World Bank. Tourism accounts for 61 percent, 50 percent, and 45 percent of …

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Caribbean tops for luxury travellers

The Caribbean’s appeal for luxury travellers continued to grow last year. That was the finding of Expedia group, the world’s largest online travel agency, which reported that travel demand to luxury properties throughout the Caribbean increased in 2016. When compared to 2015, overall demand for four and five-star rated properties …

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Jamaica prepares for mega-ships

In anticipation of larger cruise vessels coming to Jamaica, US$14 million has been allocated to improve port facilities in Ocho Rios, said Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. Bartlett said that two mega liners, one from Carnival and the other from Norwegian Cruise Line, are slated to call on Jamaica in …

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Dominican novelist wins award

Dominican Republic author Rita Indiana Hernández was awarded the Grand Prix Littéraire Région Guadeloupe at the fifth Caribbean Writers Congress hosted by the Guadeloupe Regional Authority for her novel “La Mucama de Omicunlé”. Hernández was born in Santo Domingo in 1977. A writer but also singer-songwriter, she started writing in …

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Logic helps Humane’s thrift shop

Cayman telecommunications company Logic provided the newly opened Humane Society thrift shop, located at the Venetia Plaza, with free internet and wi-fi last month. The Cayman Islands Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the welfare of companion animals in the community by sponsoring spay and neuter programmes, placing homeless animals …

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Law of Trusts amendments

Following recent developments in the Law of Trusts in other jurisdictions, the Law Reform Commission has been asked to consider to what extent the Trusts Law (2011 Revision) could benefit from amendment. The Commission believes the Law has served this jurisdiction well and that it is in no need of …

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New Gatwick lounge is luxurious

British Airways has unveiled its luxurious new premium lounges and check in area at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal, featuring the best of British design, which means Cayman Islands residents travelling to and from there will enjoy extra comforts. With sweeping views of the runway, the new First and Club lounges …

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Phone scam in Brac

Police are warning of a scam involving the addition of phone credit to Jamaican telephone numbers. On April 13, a member of the public on Little Cayman reported that she had received a call on her work phone from a Jamaican number. A male voice on the other end of …

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