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How the Cayman coat of arms ended up on a Coke can

An item that was likely to be making appearances in several Christmas stockings this year is a novelty Coca-Cola can emblazoned with the Cayman Islands coat of arms.

The final flight of late Capt. Robert Hamaty

Scores of well-wishers, family and friends gathered for the final flight of the late Captain Robert Hamaty Friday at Owen Roberts International Airport.

Tributes pour in for Robert Hamaty

Robert Michael Hamaty will be remembered by many for his love of family, his adventurous spirit and for setting up a company that put...

Tortuga founder Robert Hamaty passes away

Robert Hamaty, founder and owner of Tortuga Rum Company, passed away in a Miami hospital this morning (13 June). He was 72 years old.

EDITORIAL — Work swiftly to approve organ transplantation

We urge officials and council members to work diligently, and quickly, to implement processes and procedures that protect patient safety and ensure high standards of care.

Foreign workers sent home record amount of cash in 2018

Foreign workers are sending more money back to their home countries than they have in at least the last 10 years.

Tortuga Rum: a local success story

In the late 1970s, former Air Jamaica pilot Robert Hamaty was waiting to take off from Bermuda when he noticed a number of passengers boarding his plane carrying bottles of Gosling’s Rum.

Businesses weather storms for strong shopping season

Retailers in Grand Cayman reported a strong Christmas shopping season in spite of the impact of bad weather at the most lucrative time of the year.

Transplant survivor joins donor board

Robert Hamaty believes he would not be alive today if he had not had a “green card” when he needed a heart transplant in 1996.

End in sight for Sunday liquor sales saga

The long-running saga of whether Sunday alcohol sales can be permitted at gas stations and liquor stores may be resolved this week with the Liquor Licensing Board committing to deal with a backlog of applications.

New in-store distillery opens

The Tortuga Rum Company is producing and marketing its first Cayman-made rum.

Liquor Board delays license decisions

No decisions have yet been made on pending liquor license applications that would allow retail stores to sell beer, wine and spirits on Sundays, as the licensing board awaits a hoped-for change in the law.

LETTER – Liquor board erred in licensing gas stations

Irrespective of the very important issue of what the law says concerning Sunday sales of alcohol, I still maintain that two separate cabinet orders currently exist and that the Liquor Licensing Board was wrong to grant liquor licenses to gas stations in the first place.

Business in Brief: Cayman Finance delivers Bar Association student chapter lecture

Tortuga Rum Company appoints new general manager; Hawksford appoints chief operating officer; Butterfield receives U.S. Captive Services Award; Walkers announces four new scholarship recipients; Caymanian litigator joins HSM Group; and Estera sponsors Cayman Touch Rugby at U.S. Nationals

Compromise reached with airport retailers

Existing retailers at the Owen Roberts International Airport will be given preferential treatment in the bid process for space in the newly renovated terminal after officials and tenants reached a compromise.

Tortuga liquor president: ‘Worst robbery we’ve had’

A Tortuga liquor store employee was forced to open a drop safe with a pistol pointed at her head late Saturday during a post-closing time robbery that store president Robert Hamaty called the “worst robbery we’ve had” at the Cayman Islands specialty foods and liquor shop.

New look, new wines for Tortuga at Greenery

Last month, the Tortuga Fine Wine & Spirits location at The Greenery shopping plaza on West Bay Road temporarily closed for renovations. When it reopened six days later, it had a new modernized look, similar to its flagship store at Governors Square, and some new wines never before available in Cayman.

Law allowing organ transplants keeps recipients waiting

Three years after the government passed a law legalizing the donation and transplantation of human tissue and organs, there is still no organ donor registry or tissue bank in the Cayman Islands.

Weather keeps 54,000 cruise passengers away

Poor weather conditions in January and February caused Cayman to miss out on nearly 54,000 cruise ship passengers, and as a result, millions of dollars in...

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