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Economy grew in 2016

Jude Scott is head of Cayman Finance

By Lindsey Turnbull The Cayman Islands’ economy grew by around 3 percent in the first six months of 2016, according to a recently published report by the Economics and Statistics Office. The Gross Domestic Product – the total value of goods and services produced and provided during one year – …

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Police kept busy

A Customs Officer on Cayman Brac has been arrested for illegal gun possession.

Three police officers sustained injuries while carrying out arrests over the weekend, and two others were also assaulted, in three separate incidents. Early Saturday morning, Jan. 14 police responded to a report of a single motor vehicle accident on Fig Tree Drive in Northward. When they arrived the driver, a …

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Kimpton lives up to expectations

The stunning Kimpton hotel sets the benchmark in Cayman for decadence, glamour, and relaxation.

By Joanna Lewis Joanna@caymanreporter.com It’s luxury all the way at Grand Cayman’s newest resort, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. Perched along a glorious stretch of Seven Mile Beach, the stunning Kimpton hotel sets the benchmark in Cayman for decadence, glamour, and relaxation. Whether you’re looking to escape for a …

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US ends Cuban migrant policy

President Obama leaves office this week

The Ministry of Home Affairs is aware of President Barack Obama’s decision to end the long standing “wet foot, dry foot” policy and is taking steps to monitor the impact on illegal migration, a government press release said. President Obama announced on Thursday, Jan.12 an end to the 20-year-old policy …

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FA Cup to come to Cayman

Manchester United celebrating winning last year’s FA Cup

Football fans in Cayman will soon be treated to seeing the FA Cup trophy which is on a tour of the Caribbean. Manchester United are the current holders of the FA Cup and they have agreed with telecommunications company Flow to give Caribbean fans unprecedented access to the famous trophy. …

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Brexit feedback wanted

The UK voted for Brexit

The Cabinet Office is seeking the public’s views on the impact on the Cayman Islands of the United Kingdom’s planned exit from the European Union, popularly known as Brexit. Input will be collated and used to help develop a formal position for the Cayman Islands that will be shared with the U.K’s government and …

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Beamon at SOCI gala

Bob Beamon is supporting SOCI

Robert “Bob” Beamon, the Olympic gold medallist and former world record long jumper is coming to Cayman for Special Olympics Cayman Islands signature fundraising golf tournament and awards evening. Mr. Beamon leapt into record books during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. The then 22-year-old’s record 29 feet, 2 ½ …

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Westin marks $50m facelift

The Westin is undergoing a renovation

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa hosted a cocktail reception for local corporate, government and media partners on Thursday, Jan. 12 to celebrate completion of the first phase of its $50 million renovation. The event was attended by about 30 corporate companies and government agencies. In …

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New facility for high-risk youths

Minister Bodden is supportive of the new facility

Osbourne Bodden, Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, has commenced with a project to construct a much-needed secure building for high-risk boys and girls from his ministry’s 2016/17 budget. The proposed facility will accommodate approximately 10-12 children, between the ages of 13-18 years old, who have been placed on …

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Chinese ambassador visits Cayman

Governor Helen Kilpatrick and Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming

The Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming was on an official two-day visit to the Cayman Islands, which began last Thursday, Jan. 12. During the visit, Ambassador Liu confirmed that China would implement an agreement signed by the U.K. to grant Most Favoured Nation status to Cayman Islands-registered …

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