Saturday, July 20, 2019

A conversation with… Randy Merren

Few people have been in the Cayman Islands media and entertainment business as long as Randy Merren.

Cayman’s quiet battle over roaming fees

Since there is little competition in the Cayman Islands, roaming fees are higher than what Americans and Canadians pay. This has drawn some consumer complaints, but also efforts by telecoms to address the issue.

Could academies work in Cayman?

The jury is still very much out on the success of the English academy system, which officials are looking to possibly replicate in Cayman.

ORO AGRI listing highlights ambitions, obstacles for Cayman stock exchange

On June 30, the Cayman Islands stock exchange listed its first non-financial stock with Oro Agri.

The tide is turning in real estate

The mood of the market has improved.

New moves to involve Caymanians in tourism

As the tourism industry goes from strength to strength, new moves are taking place to ensure Caymanians share the success.

Why Cayman keeps being ‘listed’

Despite all its efforts, Cayman continues to be named and shamed in lists created with dubious impartiality and questionable methodologies.

Lights, camera, action: CayFilm on red carpet

Producers of the Cayman International Film Festival – CayFilm – to be held from June 18 to 21, 2015, say the event has the potential to be so huge for the Cayman Islands that the spin-off effect could well develop a new tranche to the territory’s economy.

Local artwork makes ‘Summer Memories’

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.

Cruising to Cayman: Making way for super ships

 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: 

 

FATCA has arrived

With the sudden acceleration of inter-governmental agreements and now some 70 countries signed up to help the IRS, FATCA has very much arrived and is here to stay.

Farming fuels quality of life

Why now, at a time of relative economic stability, does local food production become a topic of conversation in Cayman? Answers vary among government and outside agricultural experts, farmers, restaurateurs and food enthusiasts.

Major projects, tourism expected to drive growth

While many business leaders express optimism about the economic outlook for 2014, mainly based on major new developments, the hard data still presents a mixed picture.

The business of culture

Chris Christian of Cayman Traditional Arts has not only identified the need for ensuring that Cayman’s cultural heritage doesn’t get swallowed up by mass media, but he is also actively educating and promoting cultural awareness with Cayman’s youth and the islands’ tourism product.

YCLA year in review: Recipient Garth Arch

Garth Arch looks back on his year as reigning 2012 YCLA recipient.

What’s bugging Cayman

The Journal tackles its creepiest - and crawliest - story yet as it visits Grand Cayman's insectariums.

The troubled Turtle Farm

The debate is about animal rights versus local heritage, but what about the costs of Cayman's Turtle Farm?

Investing in education versus overprotection

As we debate the impact of the rollover policy, the path to citizenship and a host of immigration related issues, the discussions seem perfectly imbalanced towards how we can protect our citizens even more, and far less on how we need to better prepare them for the job market of today’s and in the future.

Marketing your small business

Reaching out to customers can be done in a wide variety of ways, as small business owners found out at a recent meeting of the cayman Islands Small Business Association

Fundraising efforts by Cayman’s Red Cross

As part of a unviersal organisation dedicated to assisting others, the Cayman Islands Red Cross tirlessly raises funds for local as well as international causes.
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