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Hew: Ministry of Commerce’s work continues despite lockdown

Minister of Commerce Joseph Hew addressed Tuesday’s COVID-19 panel, highlighting the work his ministry has undertaken during lockdown measures. While efforts have been made to transition many services online, such as vehicle licensing renewals, he recognised that not all government services can be accessed by internet.
Joey Hew, commerce minister

Centre for Business Development holds strategic-planning session

The Cayman Islands Centre for Business Development is holding a free webinar for businesses affected by COVID-19, on Wednesday, 29 April.

Trade and business licensing fees temporarily waived

Commerce Minister Joey Hew announced that government has approved regulations that will waive the payment of trade and business licensing application fees from 1 May to 31 July. In addition, late fees from 1 March to 31 July will be waived for all applicants.

Peaceful protest set for this weekend

A local group is set to hold a peaceful protest this weekend at Smith Barcadere as objections to enhancements at the popular beach continue.

Number of vehicles continues to rise

Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure officials said they may require some 20,000 more licences next year, which could lead to a total of 45,000 licensed vehicles on Cayman’s roads by the end of 2020.
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Civil Service to mark ‘Car Free Day’

Hundreds of civil servants will be making their way to work on foot, by bus or on bicycles Friday, as Cayman holds its first ‘Car Free Day’.
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New communications manager for Ministry of Commerce

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has announced the appointment of Alethia Lambert as communications and public affairs manager, effective 2 July.

Ministry of Commerce holds retreat at Westin

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure spent a day away from the office earlier this month to focus on the meaning of leadership and navigating tough decisions.

Cabinet approves completion of Bodden Town church

Cabinet has given approval for government to complete the Church of God Bodden Town, the large concrete structure on Shamrock Road that is intended to serve as a multipurpose hall and hurricane shelter.

EDITORIAL – Bad things can happen to ‘NiCE’ programs

Like many in Cayman, we have spotted in recent days teams of NiCE workers at work alongside our highways, and, frankly, their efforts are making a noticeable difference.

Teenagers pioneer recycling initiative in West Bay

Two teenagers, Jade and Luke Barnard, have begun a small-scale recycling business in West Bay at the Shores and at Highlands to encourage people to recycle their trash.
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Business/student collaboration program starts soon

The Ministry of Commerce is encouraging small businesses to take part in the student consulting program, a collaboration between the ministry, the University College of the Cayman Islands and Cayman National Bank.

EDITORIAL – The Peanuts ‘shell game’ continues

If you’re one of those Johnny-come-latelies who don’t follow baseball until the World Series or football until the World Cup, we can assure you it’s not too late to get up to speed on the Peanuts fiasco. It’s about to get very interesting.
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Government signs agreement to assist small businesses

The Ministry of Commerce has outsourced the delivery of certain small-business support services to the Cayman Islands Small Business Association.

Business in brief: Ministry of Commerce attends small business conference in Orlando

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Ministry, Chamber continue series of small business workshops; Health IT firm expands to Dubai; and young Caymanians intern at CIMA

Small Business Expo held at UCCI

The Cayman Islands Small Business Association and the government’s Ministry of Commerce hosted the annual Small Business Expo at the University College of the Cayman Islands on Saturday.

Small business expo set

The Cayman Islands Small Business Association and the Ministry of Commerce will host a Small Business Expo on May 28 at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Liquor board: Shaken, stirred, freshened up

The entertainment industry is too vital a part of Cayman’s economy to become a playing field for political football.

Longtime liquor licensing chairman replaced in board shake-up

A new Liquor Licensing Board is ushered in, along with a new regime for local liquor-related businesses.

Chamber to host free monthly workshops for small business

The Ministry of Commerce has awarded a contract for hosting small business workshops to the Chamber of Commerce.

Copyright changes on the way

The days of $5 bootleg DVDs may soon come to an end.

Cayman to come in line with UK, EU copyright and patent laws

The United Kingdom has extended provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to the Cayman Islands.

Deadline on daylight saving input nears

The public has just one more week to weight in on the subject of daylight saving time.

Gov’t asks ‘Should Cayman introduce Daylight Saving?’

The government is asking the public to give feedback on the possible introduction of Daylight Saving Time.

Small business fee cuts start this week

Cayman's small businesses get a big one-time tax break.

Cayman well received in China

As entities from the Cayman Islands collectively amount to the 10th largest investor into China, the Leader of Government Business, McKeeva Bush was invited to speak at the 13th Annual Trade and Investment Conference held from 8 to 11 September in Xiamen, China.

Cayman forging China links

Cayman mutual funds and investment structures represent a noteworthy portion of inward investment into Chinato that end, representatives from Cayman Islands law firm Higgs Johnson Truman Bodden & Co were among the delegates who attended the 13th Annual Trade and Investment Conference held from 8 to 11 September 2009 in Xiamen, China.

Ja Ag minister wants transaction probe

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica Agriculture Minister Christopher Tufton says a full-scale investigation will be launched into the circumstances surrounding a controversial arrangement between Jamaica Cane Product Sales and Indian company Shreeji Impex Corporation.

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