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The Westin resort on Seven Mile Beach, which has been closed to guests since March, is preparing to reopen for staycations from June.
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.
There is a new player in Cayman’s hospitality industry.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.