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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A constellation of music stars will descend upon Aruba this weekend for the 19th annual Soul Beach Music Festival.

That will include John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai and other stars for the event, which runs from May 22-28 and has become one of the top music events on the Caribbean festival circuit.

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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