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Self-help author speaks to Cayman business crowd

Cayman’s business community packed the ballroom at the Kimpton Thursday morning for the quarterly breakfast sponsored by employment agency SteppingStones and to hear a talk by motivational speaker Floyd Woodrow.

Letter: Seven Mile Beach restaurants will be missed

There needs to be more than a place to throw down a beach towel.

Chess champ Hou Yifan wins 22 games at once

Four-time women’s world chess champion, Hou Yifan, took on 22 challengers in the Cayman Islands this week and emerged victorious in every game.

KAABOO Cayman festival gets kickoff

A crowd of about 150 people attended a KAABOO kickoff event on Thursday night at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa’s Tiki Beach.

Recording artist Aloe Blacc to perform at Kimpton

Music lovers have something to be excited about this weekend. For a while now, rumors have been swirling that the Kimpton Seafire + Spa would be hosting a concert this month, similar to the Toots and the Maytals event in 2017. We can now reveal that the rumors are true.

National Geographic touts Cayman’s hidden charms

It may only be 26 miles from end to end, but Grand Cayman and its charms were significant enough for a National Geographic publication to recommend an island road trip to its readers.

100 Women in Finance raise $50K for Breast Cancer Foundation

The charity 100 Women in Finance raised almost $50,000 at its recent Barefoot Beach Gala for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ironwood developer vows: ‘We will get it done’

Plans for an 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course and resort in the eastern districts are still on track despite a lull in activity on the project since the death of the golf legend, developer Ironwood says.

Dart’s beach rock removal plan to require environmental study

The National Conservation Council voted Wednesday to require an environmental impact assessment before developer Dart Real Estate is permitted to remove beach rock from the waters off Seven Mile Beach.

Fundraiser for injured Jet Ski rider

Friends of a bartender injured in a Christmas Day Jet Ski accident are organizing a fundraiser to help pay for his medical treatment and expenses. Chris McAllister spent Christmas night in hospital after getting “T-boned” off Seven Mile Beach by a friend’s Jet Ski and breaking his leg in two places.

EDITORIAL – A banner year for tourism in Cayman

The Cayman Islands are shining like a newly polished ornament. Holiday lights are shimmering, our white beach sand glitters in the sunshine like freshly fallen snow (almost), and everywhere, it seems, is decked out in the trappings of the season.

EDITORIAL – Westward ho! Cayman’s future is Seven Mile Beach

  “Go west, young man, and grow up with the country.” Over the past decade, the closest thing the Cayman Islands government has had to a...

Hailed as ‘jewel’ of tourism sector, Kimpton opens doors

Immediately hailed as a “new jewel” of Grand Cayman’s tourism industry, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, opened for guests on Tuesday. The 266-room hotel has been four years in the making.

EDITORIAL – Kimpton Seafire: A new landmark on Seven Mile Beach

As the Kimpton Seafire welcomes its first guests, we take this opportunity to welcome our first new major hotel and resort to Grand Cayman in nearly a decade. At the same time, we congratulate and applaud everyone in the Dart and Kimpton organizations who enabled this project to progress from their original vision to today’s ribbon-cutting.

Brianna Wilkerson wins Young Caymanian Leadership Award

The 2016 Young Caymanian Leadership Award went to George Town-native Brianna Wilkerson in recognition of her dedication to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and for mentoring college students.

Young Caymanians lead the way at gala

The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation will hold its awards gala on Saturday at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.

Fundraising banquet at Kimpton all about oceans

The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is getting ready for the season with its second major event in November. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, in collaboration with the Kenneth B. Dart Foundation, is hosting its annual fundraising dinner on Nov. 12 with guest speaker Dr. Sylvia Earle, famed oceanographer and scientist.

EDITORIAL – What’s on deck for Cayman’s tourism sector

Prepare to weigh anchor, Cayman: We are about to embark upon another banner season for our tourism industry.

New brands equal new life for Cayman’s real estate industry

Whether it’s the four-star Kimpton, the three-star Margaritaville or possibly even the five-star Four Seasons brand, new brands launching in the Cayman Islands and entering our marketplace are all very good news for Cayman’s real estate industry. In addition, broadening our brand offering when it comes to new resorts is very important for the islands as a whole, for a number of reasons.

A spoonful of Seafire at Bon Vivant

In a continuing campaign to give residents and visitors a peek at what the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa will be bringing to the table when it opens in November, the staff and management hosted a private dinner at Bon Vivant last weekend, highlighting dishes from the property’s signature restaurants.

Kimpton’s catboat arrives at its new home

After months of anticipation, a catboat restored by West Bayer Kem Jackson is now settling into its new home on Seven Mile Beach.

Young leadership award to be debut event at Kimpton

The 2016 Young Caymanian Leadership Award – built around the theme “Step up, stand out” – will be the debut event at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa on Nov. 5.

Refurbished catboat almost ready for display

Kem Jackson poses with the catboat he has spent several months painstakingly restoring for the new Kimpton hotel, where it will serve as a sculptural installation.

Job-seekers flock to Kimpton

Clutching resumes and carrying sun umbrellas, hundreds lined up outside Craft bar and restaurant Wednesday to interview for jobs at the new Kimpton Seafire resort.

Dart, gov’t sign amended partnership agreement

Developer Dart Realty, the Cayman Islands government and the National Roads Authority have officially signed the third amendment to the NRA agreement, tweaking some aspects of the development partnership.

Kimpton to showcase Cayman maritime history

The Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa, now under construction on Seven Mile Beach, will feature an eye-catching piece of Cayman maritime history when completed.

Hotel rates rise while occupancy drops

Average daily rates for Cayman’s hotels, significantly higher than most in the Caribbean, continue to rise, while average occupancy declines. But the premium price more than makes up for selling fewer nights.

Dart hotel plan hinges on rock removal

Developer Dart Realty is seeking permission to remove “beach rocks” from shallow coastal waters off a Seven Mile Beach property where it is proposing to build a five-star hotel.

Giant leaps for Caribbean tourism, small steps for Cayman Islands

Despite recording record visitor arrivals in 2015, the Cayman Islands was outstripped in tourist arrivals by the rest of the Caribbean, which enjoyed record growth.

New construction and development abound in Cayman

This month I thought it would be a useful exercise to highlight all the new construction and development projects that are taking place across the Cayman Islands, emphasizing the fact that Cayman’s economy is currently in a very positive growth period.

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