The government has entered into a funding agreement with MSC Cruises toward the costs of constructing Grand Cayman’s cruise berthing facility. This is the fourth cruise company that has reportedly committed to a financing deal with the Cayman Islands government, even though the project is being tendered with potential developers as a design-build-finance project. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Wednesday that this fourth deal will prevent the need for public funding for the controversial project and was “a win-win situation for the country, the preferred bidder and the cruise lines.”

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The Andros Barrier Reef is one of the longest barrier reefs on earth. Another mile offshore the reef meets a wall that drops to a depth of 6,000 feet.

Here on Andros, you quickly realize that there are few places like this — and even fewer like Small Hope Bay Lodge.

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The next James Bond film, the 25th in the iconic film franchise, will include a stop in Jamaica.

The news was revealed Thursday at a launch event by Bond producers and cast at the iconic Goldeneye estate, Bond creator Ian Fleming’s former home in Oracabessa, where he wrote all of the original Bond novels. (Goldeneye is now a luxury hotel owned by music producer Chris Blackwell).

It will be the first Bond film in Jamaica since Live and Let Die, which starred Roger Moore and included scenes at Jamaica’s legendary Half Moon resort. 

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