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The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, encompasses 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea. Grand Cayman, the largest island, is known for its beach resorts and varied scuba diving and snorkelling sites. Cayman Brac is a popular launch point for deep-sea fishing excursions. Little Cayman, the smallest island, is home to diverse wildlife, from endangered iguanas to seabirds such as red-footed boobies.

Cayman Islands launches Global Citizen Concierge Program

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020 01:45

While the borders to the Cayman Islands remain closed to commercial airlift and cruise traffic at this time, the Cayman Islands is pleased to officially announce the launch of the ... Read More

Hurricane: Jamaica, Cuba, Cayman Islands, US Gulf Coast

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 4, 2020 17:27

A tropical depression has formed just south of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea on Sunday evening and is becoming better organized, according to the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center issued ... Read More

Cayman Islands Tourism: Road Back to 500K Air Arrivals

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020 22:00

The Cayman Islands tourism industry has faced disruption in various forms throughout its history, from natural disasters, global economic recessions, to global crises; and has proven resiliency which has led ... Read More

Cayman Islands leaders provide updates on increased government services

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020 21:43

Cayman Islands leaders provided updates on increased government services that are now available to the Cayman Islands public, as well as the provision of 10 WiFi hotspots that will provide ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020 22:14

Cayman Islands' Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports a further 494 COVID-19 tests which have been completed over the last 24 hours, all of which are negative. Dr Lee ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020 22:07

At the COVID-19 press conference today, Tuesday 19 May 2020, 17 positive cases were announced, out of 1182 results screened over the long weekend. Cayman Islands leaders urged persons to ... Read More

Cayman Islands Official Update on COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 13, 2020 02:32

On Monday, May 11, 2020, a Cayman Islands Official update on COVID-19 was presented at a press conference stating that three positive cases and 761 negatives were reported. Also, two ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 11, 2020 22:01

At the COVID-19 press conference, Cayman Islands’ leaders reiterated that the ethos behind the Cayman Islands’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to be putting lives above all other considerations. ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 8, 2020 23:11

Easing of restrictions on Cayman Brac that include lifting of all hard curfews, allowing both fishing and boating from this evening, Thursday, 7 May 2020 were some of the highlights ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 6, 2020 22:04

Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin announced during today’s (5 May 2020) COVID-19 press briefing that the hard curfew in Little Cayman has been lifted, effective tonight. It comes as the Chief ... Read More

Cayman Islands COVID-19 Update

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 4, 2020 21:56

On Friday, May 1, 2020, a Cayman Islands COVID-19 update was presented in a press conference where new regulations were announced to come into effect from Monday, May 4, for ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2020 21:54

With the phased easing of the current regulations, Government is working out details for Phase One, while continuing rigorous testing to ensure reopening can happen as planned. At the COVID-19 ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 28, 2020 23:13

Starting the week on an optimistic note, Cayman Islands leaders welcomed the “no positive” results announced today and noted that if similar results continue during the rest of this week, ... Read More

Cayman Islands Official Update: Greatly Encouraged About COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 27, 2020 19:47

When island leaders provided a Cayman Islands Official Update, they said they were “greatly encouraged” by the latest COVID-19 coronavirus results - out of 154 tests there were 4 positives ... Read More

CAYMAN ISLANDS: Update on COVID-19 

editor editor- April 23, 2020 22:46

Grand Cayman (GIS) – There were eight negative results reported during today’s (22 April 2020) COVID-19 press briefing. His Excellency the Governor announced a further evacuation flight to Miami will ... Read More

Official Cayman Islands Update on COVID-19 coronavirus

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 23, 2020 01:46

Although there were no results reported during the April 21, 2020 COVID-19 press briefing, in an official Cayman Islands update, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee detailed who is being ... Read More

Staying home saves lives: Cayman Islands goes on partial lockdown

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 00:03

The Cayman Islands will be under a partial lockdown as from 7:00 pm tonight. “Staying home saves lives” is Government’s message. Sounding a note of grave caution on Tuesday, 24 ... Read More

Cayman Islands Confirms First Case of COVID-19

editor editor- March 13, 2020 01:32

The Cayman Islands Public Health Department confirmed that one of the persons tested recently for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has tested positive. “The patient is a visitor who was transferred ... Read More

Cayman Islands on High Alert for COVID-19 Coronavirus Cases

editor editor- March 7, 2020 00:44

The Cayman Islands Ministry of Health, Public Health Department, and the management of the Health Services Authority (HSA) are in a high state of preparedness for the COVID-19 coronavirus. As ... Read More

Cayman Islands identifies 13 countries to restrict travel from

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020 14:16

The Cayman Islands Ministry and Department of Tourism (CIDOT) remain on alert as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make an impact around the globe and within the local economy. ... Read More

Earthquake: Are tourists safe on the Cayman Islands?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 29, 2020 02:50

How safe are visitors on the Cayman Islands after today's 7.7 earthquake? The tourist paradise of the Cayman Islands was rocked by the effects of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake originated ... Read More

Delta launches nonstop flight from New York’s JFK to Grand Cayman

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020 01:30

Delta Air Lines will add a new seasonal flight between Grand Cayman and New York, N.Y., starting June 13, 2020. The flight will operate on Saturdays through August 20, 2020, ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Over half million stayover visitors in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2020 16:45

The Cayman Islands ended the decade with record-breaking air arrivals, highlighting another year of steady growth in airlift and accommodations. For the calendar year 2019, air arrivals reached 502,739 which ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Performance indicates sustained tourism growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 22, 2019 22:50

Stayover visitation continued to rise for the Cayman Islands in October with arrivals of 23,798 persons, a 5.76% increase, or 1,297 more visitors than October 2018. For the period January ... Read More

Cayman Islands Tourism: 7000 room stock milestone

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 14, 2019 18:52

The Cayman Islands tourism industry recently achieved a major milestone in the accommodations sector through the significant growth of over 7,000 rooms licensed and available to visitors. This includes over ... Read More

British royalty to open $80 million expansion project at Cayman Islands airport

editor editor- March 2, 2019 00:04

Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, are set to officially open Grand Cayman’s newly-expanded Owen Roberts International Airport as part of a visit to ... Read More

Cayman Islands breaking tourist records

editor editor- January 26, 2019 01:49

The Cayman Islands has maintained its market share with another year of record-breaking statistical arrivals. Read More

Cayman Islands: Incredible growth in arrivals in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 18:18

The Cayman Islands welcomed a total of 410,984 stayover visitors in the first eleven months of 2018. This represents an 11.26 percent increase over the first eleven months of 2017 ... Read More

Cayman Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 30, 2018 11:24

Boeing and Air Lease Corp. today delivered the first 737 MAX 8 for Cayman Airways. The first 737 MAX to enter service in the Caribbean marks the beginning of the ... Read More

Brand expert: HR can unlock stronger Caribbean tourism identity

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 26, 2018 09:16

A more globally competitive Caribbean tourism brand and stronger industry await if the power of human resource management is harnessed to enhance branding. That is the key message that Ron ... Read More

Why the Cayman Islands are a perfect honeymoon destination

editor editor- October 8, 2018 10:09

The Caribbean is packed full of luxury honeymoon destinations, but the Cayman Islands tick a lot of boxes for many couples. The three beautiful Cayman Islands - Grand Cayman, Little ... Read More