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Tourism Attraction Board staff donates gifts to toy drive

As part of the Tourism Attraction Board’s Workplace Wellness employee initiative, management and staff from the national attractions made a donation of toys to...

Christmas at the Castle returns to Pedro St. James

The Tourism Attraction Board and Pedro St. James are once again hosting Christmas at the Castle this Sunday. The free event, touted as a celebration...

National Attractions set to reopen on Constitution Day

More COVID-19 restrictions lifted on Sunday, allowing for summer camps to begin and indoor dining to be allowed at restaurants. Families looking to get out...

Orchid Show ready to bloom this weekend

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Cayman Islands Orchid Society are inviting the public to the annual Orchid Show and Fundraising Sale this weekend.

Pirates plan a plastic-free festival

Cayman’s Tourism Attraction Board is making a pitch to make this year’s Pirates Week Festival a more eco-friendly one with its Pirates Against Plastic campaign.

Cayman Craft market gets new look

Cayman Islands Craft Market has been given a fresh new look as part of a rebranding initiative.

UPDATE: Cancellations continue as frightful weather disrupts Halloween festivities

The weather is turning out to be the scariest thing about Halloween this year. Predicted wind and rain through the weekend are giving holiday event organizers a chill.

Spookfest made easier for special needs children this year

The Halloween celebration at Pedro St. James, known as “Spookfest,” will be opening its doors a little early this year to give some special young visitors time to enjoy the festivities before the crowds descend.

Botanic Park celebrates all things mango

Mangoes were the center of attention this month when the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park held its first mango fair. The event on July 1 was spearheaded by the Tourism Attraction Board to expand on the park’s annual tree sale.

Tourism board says Pirates Week changes may be ‘temporary’

Changes approved for Pirates Week in its 40th iteration this year may be a “one time only” experiment, according to the head of the Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board.

Pedro St. James gets into holiday spirit

Organizers of events at Pedro St. James are inviting the public to avail of the historic site over the Christmas and New Year period.

Government acts on 22 percent of audit recommendations

The Cayman Islands government has implemented just 22 percent of the recommendations made by its auditors for improving financial reporting and management processes in various public sector entities over the past five years.

New Botanic Park rates aimed at wooing locals

It is now more affordable for Cayman Islands residents to visit North Side’s Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.

Jack the donkey: A Pedro institution

Visitors to Savannah landmark Pedro St. James looking to take in some of Cayman’s history and culture have a special ally in their quest.

Garden Club decorating various public spaces

The Cayman Garden Club is once again using its talents and resources to create beautiful gardens in public spaces around Cayman.

Tourism board moves to Pedro Castle

The Tourism Attraction Board has moved from George Town to Savannah.

A changing of the guard at CIMA

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has undergone a major shake-up ... but, frankly, not the one which we had anticipated.

Cayman's public health system in critical condition

The government has pushed back an important deadline, delaying the enactment of much-needed reforms to public healthcare.

Hell gets a makeover

A $16,000 renovation at Hell is almost complete, with a freshly paved parking lot and other upgrades.

One year later, quest for Cabinet records lingers

Government takes more than a year trying to decide whether records of Cabinet meetings should be made public.

Tourism attractions subsidies top $10 million in five years

The bill for maintaining some of Cayman's tourism attractions adds up.

FOI emails lost in cyberspace

Ten government agencies are found to be 'missing' emailed open records requests.

Officials: Statutory authorities out of control

Cayman's leaders say it's time to stop the carnival for statutory authorities and government companies.

Tourism board faces grilling

Gilbert Connolly occupied a hot and uncomfortable seat on Friday, facing a barrage of questions from legislators about potential fraud and misappropriations at the Tourism Attraction Board, pursuing alarms raised by the Auditor General.

Editorial for August 15: The art of government

Be wary of mixing politics and art.

Board meeting minutes: McKeeva pushed for Bernie Bush to head up Pirates Week Festival

Then-Premier McKeeva Bush had a direct hand in the promotion of now-MLA Bernie Bush's promotion to head up Cayman's national festival, according to records.

New executive director named to run CI Pirates Week office

The Pirates Week Office has a new Executive Director.

Park visitors’ centre renamed for Mr. Nixon

Botanic Park Visitors' Centre renamed for Kirkland Nixon.

Setting right some misrepresentations

Tourism Attraction Board sets right misrepresentations about Bernie Bush resignation.

Festivals and events can draw visitors and create media buzz

Attracting tourists to the Cayman Islands is a complex blend of marketing, advertising and events designed to present the destination’s heart and heritage.

Hellish treatment for green iguana

Tourists visiting Hell this week were horrified to be offered a chance to have their photo taken with a trussed up live green iguana.

New restaurant sought for Pedro St. James location

The Tourism Attraction Board is considering proposals for a new restaurant at Pedro St. James.

DoT spent $208K on major sponsorships

The Department of Tourism gave $208,000 to be a sponsor of seven events last year.

Attraction Board goes viral

The Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board has gone digital to promote tourism.

Earth Day at Botanical Park

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is celebrating Earth Day in glorious style.

Craft vendors get code of conduct

Cayman Craft Market vendors get revised and updated 'Code of Conduct'

Quality of government figures still a problem

The quality of financial statements from government ministries and portfolios is causing concern for Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick.

Warning signs at Pedro next week

Warning signs at Pedro bluff will begin going up next week in the wake of two deaths there over the holidays.

Hell of a job opening

If you think you've got the job from Hell, think again...

General manager to leave Botanic Park

Andrew Guthrie is leaving his post as general manager of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park for a new job in the UK.

Gov’t looking at fuel usage

Officials at the Department of Vehicle Equipment and Services said there could be some abuses of the re-fuelling facility by employees of various government departments.

Reduced rates for tour operators

The Tourism Attraction Board has approved a new reduced package rate to tour operators who visit both Pedro Castle and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park as a combined tour.

Report clouded Pedro integrity

Reference is made to recent reports in the media on the Auditor General's Special Report on the review of the gasoline charges incurred by Pedro St. James for the period July 2003 to April 2007.

Pedro gas charges raise concern

Inadequate financial controls left theSt. James tourism attraction open to the possibilitymisappropriation of company fuel accounts may have occurred between mid-2003 and early 2007.

Queen bestows honours

Eziethamae Eleanor Bodden has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. She received the honour for her services to the community.

Reid’s at Pedro closed

Reid's at Pedro, formerly Durty Reid's, has closed.

Writers jumped to conclusions

Please allow me the opportunity to respond to the commentary, "As we see it: A Bit of Local History" by Dave Schudel and Jack Benz in the 22 July, 2008, edition of Cayman Net News.

Old time garden party a keeper

The Cayman Tourism Attraction Board's Old Time Garden Party was a hit with locals and visitors on Sunday.

Pedro garden party slated

The Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board is hosting an Old-time Cayman Garden Party at Pedro St. James Castle Sunday, 27 July.

Memorial benches at Botanic Park

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park now offers a new way to remember the lives of loved ones and mark the occasions that make life worth living.

Botanic Park’s electric golf cart rides again

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has good news for people who love the natural beauty of the tropics, but suffer from limited mobility.

Cayman in brief

CG cutters

New signs point the way to attractions

Telling visitors how to get to the two major attractions in the east has just become easier - simply direct them to follow the signs.

New signs for major attractions

Telling visitors how to get to the two major attractions in the east has just become easier - simply direct them to follow the signs.

Tourists encouraged to ‘Discover the East’

Just in time for the holidays and high tourist season, 14 eastern-district businesses and attractions are making it more fun and more affordable to explore

‘Daily dose’ of marketing

A new business-oriented website and accompanying blog is offering the basics of marketing technology and strategy to business owners as a free resource to them.

Mac queries liquor licence

Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush recently questioned the government's decision to lease a national heritage site, Pedro Castle restaurant, to a commercial restaurant-bar, which began operations there last week.

Reid’s finally settles at Pedro

Grand Cayman's worst kept secret is officially out of the bag. Durty Reid Dennis has signed a twoyear lease with the Tourism Attraction Board to operate the café at the historic Pedro St. James and is now open for business.

Cruise ships return to port

Cruise tourism took a beating from Hurricane Dean in the form of a potential 16,682 cruise visitors that didn't make it to our shores, but yesterday three cruise ships were due back in port.

National flower blooms in June at Botanic Park

Mother Nature offers the perfect reason to "Go East" during the month of June as the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park blossoms with beauty when the Wild Banana Orchids come into bloom.

Boatswain’s Beach fully open

A shark, other predator fish and hundreds of tropical, colourful fish are now in their new home and ready to meet visitors at Boatswain's Beach.

Film crew visits Craft Market

To highlight the heritage of Cayman, as a Jazz Fest coverage "post-show", a film crew from the American cable network Black Entertainment Television canvassed the vendors at the Cayman Craft Market last week.

Cayman in brief

The Sickle Cell Support Group will meeting tonight at 7:30pm in the Public Health waiting room of the Cayman Islands Hospital. For more information, please contact Health Genetics Coordinator Joy Merren on 244-2630.

TAB promoting weddings at Pedro St. James

The Tourism Attraction Board invites brides and grooms-to-be and other wedding planners to the unveiling of a new, full-service wedding gazebo at Pedro St. James on Wednesday at 5pm.

Pedro staff commended

This is in reference to the 10 July story in the Caymanian Compass about boys being rescued from the sea. The Tourism Attraction Board oversees the management of Pedro St. James.

Gov’t spreads insurance risk

The Cayman Islands Government has taken steps to spread the insurance of its $402 million of assets among a range of insurers, said Budget and Management Unit Director Michael Nixon.

Today’s Editorial November 09: Rebirth of Pedro St. James

The sad news is that Pedro St. James Castle won't be open to any of us any time soon. Thats a shame. The castle is one of the most popular historic sites in the Cayman Islands for locals and visitors. It was there that democracy was born when the first government was formed in the building in 1831.

Craft Market totally Caymanian

With Cayman Craft Market set to open up its cultural charms to the public on 21 September, this long-awaited artisans' marketplace will see thousands of visitors a day.

Botanic Park to re-open Saturday

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in Frank Sound will be celebrating its re-opening on Saturday, 30 April with free admission to visitors and a ceremony at 4pm.

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