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After 13 months closed, Westin resort plans June reopening

The Westin resort on Seven Mile Beach, which has been closed to guests since March, is preparing to reopen for staycations from June.
With Cayman's tourism industry in free fall, financial services will be relied up to see Cayman through upcoming lean times

Westin lays off more than 100 staff as tourism crisis continues

The Westin resort has laid off just over half of its staff amid the continued impact of the coronavirus on tourism in the Cayman Islands.

Japanese firm buys Cayman hotels

There is a new player in Cayman’s hospitality industry.

Westin celebrates $50 million renovation

The Westin Grand Cayman is ready to show its new face to the world. The luxury hotel nestled along Seven Mile Beach recently completed a two-phase renovation that cost $50 million.

Businesses seeing impact of expat exodus

Businesses are starting to see a gradual exodus of employees from the Cayman Islands with some expatriate workers opting to leave before government closes a loophole in the Pensions Law that allows them to cash out their retirement savings as they depart.

Email scams target off-island job seekers

The Financial Crime Unit of the RCIPS is warning the public about two employment scams targeting off-island job seekers. The advertisements, circulated via email, claim to be recruiting staff for two hotels on Grand Cayman, the Westin and another unnamed “luxury” hotel.
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Anti-doping conference to be held in Cayman

The Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization will hold its annual board meeting on Grand Cayman starting on Sunday at the Westin resort. The two-day conference is expected to review the World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into and derailment of Russia’s state-sponsored athletics doping before the 2016 Olympic games, among other issues.

Distance running coach Larner ‘inspires’ marathon runners

Fresh from winning seven medals at the 2016 Americas Masters Games in Canada last week, Derek Larner presented at Intertrust’s second runner education clinic on Sept. 6 at the Westin resort.

Cayman to host international fisheries conference

Up to 300 delegates from more than 80 countries are expected in the Cayman Islands for the 69th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference.

More electric car charging stations to open this month

An electric-vehicle charging station will open at the Kaibo Restaurant and Marina later this month, followed by similar facilities at the new Barcam Esso station near Lantern Point, at the Westin resort and at West Bay’s Hell.

Newspaper vendor honored with Mother’s Day package

Mae Thompson is a familiar sight to drivers near Jose’s Rubis every morning where, in rain or shine, she delivers a daily dose of good humor along with the newspapers she sells to commuters.

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