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Cayman Islands’ first solar farm operational

Earlier this week, the 5MW Bodden Town Solar Farm was symbolically switched on (it had been operating for a few weeks) by Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) chairman Richard Hew . The installation will generate enough electricity for 800 homes and substantially reduce diesel fuel consumption. “Diesel generation has served us extremely well and will continue [...]

September 12th, 2017|Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman|

Airport says phases 2 and 3 will be complete by year-end

(CNS Business): With work on phase one of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project complete, officials said this week that they are also on target to finish phases two and three before the end of 2017. The first phase included the development of the new baggage handling and screening area, airline offices and a mechanical [...]

August 29th, 2017|Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman|

Cayman Islands: What to See and Do

The Cayman Islands are an outdoor lover’s paradise. Divers, especially, will enjoy the chance to explore the area’s coral reefs—there are even a few shipwrecks—and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes will want to meander the abundant nature trails. Prefer your island experience to be a bit urbaner? Not a problem. The Caymans offer fantastic shopping, [...]

August 15th, 2017|Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman|

Cayman on target for 400,000 air arrivals

Tourist air arrivals are continuing to increase, with the Cayman Islands on course to attract a record number of more than 400,000 visitors this year. In the first six months of the year, 218,235 stay-over tourists arrived in Cayman, a 3.6 percent increase over the same period last year. A total of 385,451 stay-over tourists [...]

August 1st, 2017|Cayman Islands|

$3 million beach club planned for central George Town

A $3 million project to bring a tiki-style restaurant, beach club and water sports center to the George Town waterfront goes before the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday. Cayman Falls 2000 submitted plans for the “George Town Beach Club” at a site on North Church Street, close to the Coral Sands Resort. The site is [...]

July 24th, 2017|Cayman Islands|

Cayman Solar Powering Camana Bay

Cayman Solar Powering Camana Bay Camana Bay has saved nearly $5,000 in electricity costs since the installation in September of 302 rooftop solar panels at its 89 Nexus Way corporate offices. Paul Chivers, resource efficiency manager at Camana Bay developer Dart Realty, said the panels atop the 129,000-square-foot four-story building have generated 12.8 Megawatt hours [...]

July 11th, 2017|Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman|

The crucial role of offshore centers in the global economy

Industry representatives in the British Virgin Islands are shouting it from the rooftops: BVI’s financial services sector is a boon to the global economy.   A recently released economic impact report commissioned by BVI Finance shows:   417,000 companies are registered in BVI The companies have US$1.5 trillion in global assets The sector supports 2.2 [...]

July 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

60-unit boutique hotel planned for George Town

A 60-unit boutique hotel is planned on the site of the old Treehouse restaurant opposite Kirk supermarket in George Town. NCB Investments bought the land in December and this week submitted plans to build a five-story hotel, restaurant and café with a pool and swim-up bar. Matthew Wight, managing director of NCB Group, said the [...]

June 21st, 2017|Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman|

Developer plans 5-star hotel at Pageant Beach

The long-vacant 7.1-acre Pageant Beach site at the southern tip of Seven Mile Beach will be developed as a five-star luxury resort. Initial plans are to build 450 suites with 10-foot ceilings and 9-foot glass doors. According to a Cayman real estate broker, the still-unnamed hotel will boast a 10th-floor bar and grill with an [...]

June 21st, 2017|Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman|

April stayover guests soar to new high

The continued success story of overnight tourism reached record highs last month when a whopping 38,927 visitors flew into the Cayman Islands, largely from the United States. The figure represents the best air arrival statistics for April since the tourism department began keeping records. A 12.62% increase on April 2016, the number eclipsed the previous [...]

June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|