Cayman 2.0: Rethinking the vision for our islands post-COVID-19
Cayman's success has been built on the notion that growth is good. Population and economic growth have been intertwined for the past half-century. As new challenges and new priorities emerge in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask if that dynamic can continue.
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The concept of ‘resort bubbles’ has been put forward as a possible solution that could allow tourists to return to the Cayman Islands despite the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus. Hoteliers believe visitors could...
The Cayman Islands has successfully eradicated COVID-19. While that is certainly cause for celebration, the job is still only half done. Rescuing the tourism industry will require the same energy, focus and a degree of calculated risk.
Over the next month, as part of our ongoing Cayman 2.0 series, we will examine the impacts of the pandemic on tourism and discuss ideas for a new vision for the industry. Here, we look at the employment impact across the sector and plans to retool Caymanians to take front line jobs when the tourists come back.
One obvious side-effect of the work-from-home movement is likely to be the demand for office space.
How Fountainhead decided to go fully remote, along with some benefits and challenges that other services businesses should consider when contemplating a similar move.
Today, we discuss topics related to the work place, including remote working and its impact on various sectors, including real estate and immigration.
A genuine commitment to renewable energy could help drive a green jobs revolution as Cayman seeks to kickstart the economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, industry leaders believe.
The COVID-19 crisis has demanded an unprecedented level of flexibility and adaptability to maintain access to essential products, like food and medicine – and as Woody Foster explains, suppliers have no roadmap to navigate what comes next.
In the latest in our Cayman 2.0 series, we look at how COVID-19 is sparking new ambition to put tech at the centre of Cayman’s economic recovery.
Smartphone-based food-delivery business Let’s Eat may be the first successful new venture of the COVID era.
Covid-19 has decimated the cruise industry, killed off the controversial pier project and fundamentally shifted the key questions about the future of this sector of our tourism market. What type of industry will emerge from the shadow of the pandemic and does Cayman want to be a part of it?
Ten young people have been given scholarships to give their careers a kick-start at Inspire Cayman Training. In a video-feature we talk to the centre's founder Michael Myles and to some of his students about their aspirations for themselves and for the country.
The latest instalment of our Cayman 2.0 series looks at how the pandemic has exposed weaknesses in the island’s education and training system and highlights some of the solutions being proposed by business and education leaders.
The value of higher education is expected to increase dramatically as Cayman seeks to expand its ‘knowledge-based’ economy in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Glenda McTaggart, education programmes manager for Dart’s Minds Inspired programme, discusses the ripple effects of the coronavirus, and advocates for more technical and vocational training and a greater focus on science and technology in schools.
The absence of bumper-to-bumper traffic was one of the features of life during the pandemic that many Cayman Islands residents enjoyed. With business and school life starting to return to something like normal, the roads are beginning to clog up with cars once again. The latest instalment of our Cayman 2.0 series examines ideas for how to reform public transport.