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Autumn is Halloween season in many parts of the world and that rings true where I grew up in the Midwestern United States. Kids would dress up and ‘trick or treat’ through the streets in their scariest, spookiest costumes. Ghost stories and tales of hauntings were the order of the day. In honor of this,…

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Big things could be coming to the quiet, tranquil island of Cayman Brac. Big things! New Brac Experience Brac businessman Mr. Mervyn Scott envisions a totally redesigned experience for tourists and locals alike. Think aerial trams, world-class hotel accommodations and an all new ferry system for visiting and exploring the sister island of Little Cayman.…

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Well it’s been a long time in the works but recently it was announced that the multi-million-dollar plan to finish John Gray High School will finally proceed. The construction, to the tune of forty some odd million dollars, has been planned – yet never started – for over ten years. Back in the year 2012,…

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Thinking of Moving to the Cayman Islands? Read this first… Moving to a new country is a big step in life. Leaving your homeland behind for a new one across the sea can be an amazing experience. Learning about a new culture and way of life is an enriching experience that one will remember forever.…

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And the beat goes on. Property development, especially in the luxury/high-end vacation home sector is booming with new properties beginning construction seemingly weekly on Grand Cayman. This is not, however, completely without controversy… Latest Development Recently a group of developers known as Libanon Corp. has been trying to get planning approval for a large project…

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Well the secret is out… Living in the Cayman Islands is expensive! Okay, maybe that wasn’t that much of a secret. But it’s getting more expensive by the day. Specifically, the cost of renting a home in the Cayman Islands is skyrocketing. And people are feeling the effects. Rental Increases Recently, figures were released by…

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Okay folks, Brexit is a big news story. It’s been plastered all over the BBC and corresponding news outlets all over Europe and the rest of the world. It has huge and complex implications for the business world and people’s personal lives in kind. Companies are relocating to more favorable jurisdictions; travel will become more…

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Anyone who has lived in the Cayman Islands for any length of time knows that South Sound looks vastly different than it did years ago. Shoe Tree As more and more people flock to our sunny shores, their needs for housing and amenities in close proximity to George Town and the surrounding areas, has pushed…

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Miller Back Again Advocating Tougher Boating Regulations By Johnny Pohlmann Accidents on the water are all too common in the Caribbean. New Legislation With the vast amount of commercial and recreational boating that is undertaken in an area where commerce and fun centralize on the sea – oftentimes accidents and injuries occur. Recently there was…

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‘Oh the times they are a-changin’!  Well, at least in many of the British Crown Dependencies. Opening Up Recently the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey announced that they intended to open up on just who the true owners of companies are in their territories. This decision would disclose information on the beneficial ownership in…

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Okay its no secret; a tourist destination like the Cayman Islands needs to have a properly run airport. Successful Air Travel Needed The success or failure of the tourism industry and the national economy of the island is largely connected to successful air travel, and the smooth flow of commerce through the skies, and facilities…

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DART has been busy bolstering their real estate holdings in the Cayman Islands. Another Hotel for DART Recently it was announced that DART have entered into a contract to purchase the Comfort Suites on 7 Mile Beach. The hotel, which is owned by Seven Mile Suites Ltd., is right in the heart of the beach,…

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Changing Grand Cayman’s Skyline The Dart group is seeking to change the skyline of Grand Cayman forever. Their plan? To reach for the skies with a five star resort skyscraper that would be recognized the world over – harkening comparisons to what the Burj Khalifa did for Dubai. They content that this level of a…

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Take heed this summer on the roads and beaches people, there are Caymanians hard at work! Massive Turnout for NiCE Program Nearly 500 local citizens have been out in droves as the NiCE program rolled out for the summer. NiCE, or the National Community Enhancement clean-up program, recently began various efforts along the nation’s beaches…

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Property Development Property development in the Cayman Islands has been moving at a fevered clip lately, as anyone who spends any length of time here can clearly see. This booming building activity has increased even more lately as property developers are rushing to get approval for the projects in the wake of the announcement that…

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Those of you who’ve spent any length of time in Cayman have eventually run into it. It starts as a creeping odor as you drive up certain parts of the coast. You encounter it walking on the beaches. It inundates and chokes out access points to our normally crystal clear Caribbean waters. It’s called Sargassum.…

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Well that sure didn’t last long did it… Recently United States President Donald Trump decided to instill a ban on all cruise ship traffic to the communist country of Cuba from the United States. This decision, already in place and being enforced as I pen this, affects hundreds of thousands of cruise ship passengers and…

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History was made recently in the Cayman Islands as a controversial cruise port petition was formally submitted to the Elections Office. The petition demands that there be a people’s vote for the massive civic effort being proposed in the territory’s capitol harbour. This marks the first time in Cayman’s history that citizens have attempted to…

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Article Snapshot According to OfReg CEO Alee Fa’amoe, a staggering number of Cayman’s communications providers failed to provide information required by the Utility Competition and Regulation Office (OfReg) for a 2018 investigation. To ensure that these companies do not go unchecked, the OfReg is asking the government to provide them with the power to obtain…

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Article Snapshot The Cruise Port Referendum isn’t slowing down. Campaigners are fighting tooth and nail to obtain the remaining signatures necessary to achieve a people-initiated referendum on the proposed cruise berthing facility. Cruise Port Referendum Cayman announced on Tuesday that over 90% of the required petition signatures necessary to trigger a public vote have been…

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