Real Vision founder Raoul Pal, who owns a house on Little Cayman, has ambitious plans for his firm, aiming for it to “disrupt” the media industry and replace outlets like CNBC as the financial journalism outlet of record.
The complaints nibble at the edges of their optimism, but the upbeat mood among real estate brokers remains firm, though things could be even better – and South Sound is still booming.
International politics, along with business and economic circumstances and newer technology used in the extraction of oil have all combined to rattle global energy pricing while generally not affecting the Cayman Islands economy.
The most-startling prediction is that a quarter-meter rise in sea levels, less than 10 inches, will swamp 33 buildings in Grand Cayman, among them 17 private homes and two apartment blocks. Apart from the shock value, the striking thing about the forecasts are that they are nine years old, published in 2009.
The Cayman Islands and the Caribbean cruise industry have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship for many years. Currently, three business-related themes are converging that could strengthen this alliance substantially in the coming years:
Not least since the Panama Papers, media around the world have tirelessly repeated allegations that offshore financial centers are secrecy havens that enable financial crime.
Online commerce, commonplace in most developed nations, has been slow to catch on in the Cayman Islands.
Regular readers of the Cayman Compass and other local media are surely used to seeing headlines over the years such as “Cruise dock deal on track,” “Government gives green light to George Town cruise dock,” and “Government plans to go ahead with cruise dock.”
The Cayman Islands finds itself caught in a global public policy debate over how to deal with cross-border cash transfers
Cayman's number of living units and guest accommodations is increasing.
She would have driven the backhoe, dug the swimming pool and plumbed the pipes, but Suzy Soto merely removed the turtle grass, drove a truck and bore children.
In the next 90 days, the Caribbean will take another incremental step toward sustainable consumption as Cayman’s John Felder ships to Cuba the first electric cars in the island’s history.
Evocative images that speak of summer are currently on display at the latest art exhibition at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s Gallery, with paintings and photography submitted by a wide range of Cayman’s talented artists.
Agent Gregory Coleman tracked his quarry, the so-called “Wolf of Wall Street,” for 10 years, ultimately sending him to a Nevada minimum-security prison for money laundering and securities fraud.
The jury is still very much out on the success of the English academy system, which officials are looking to possibly replicate in Cayman.
Revered in the U.K. media as the scourge of over-zealous attacks on press freedom, barrister Trevor Burke is perhaps less well known in his second home, the Cayman Islands.
A U.K.-based nonprofit striving to widen the pool of board-ready candidates to increase diversity on boards globally launches in Cayman.
When late last year, Cayman avoided being placed on an EU tax blacklist by committing to remedy, before the end of 2018, what the EU called a lack of economic substance of Cayman-based entities, few knew what exactly the Cayman Islands government had promised to do.
The general mood related to tourism is upbeat and the statistics support it: arrivals are rising, construction is proceeding, employment is set to expand, and while economic recovery feels wobbly, optimism is guarded and hope springs.
In 2015, Health City is looking toward accreditation, a start to expansion, a U.S. promotional campaign and efforts to gain recognition from medical insurers.