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George Town,

town (1989 pop. 12,921), capital and administrative center of the Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
, British dependency (2005 est. pop. 44,300), 100 sq mi (259 sq km), comprising three low-lying islands in the West Indies. George Town, the capital and chief port, is on Grand Cayman; the other islands are Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
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, in the West Indies. A major offshore banking and business center, it is the site of several hundred banks. In addition, many companies have subsidiaries there because of the substantial tax advantages. Tourism, including skin diving and duty-free shopping, is also economically important.

George Town

a port in NW Malaysia, capital of Penang state, in NE Penang Island: the first chartered city of the Malayan federation. Pop.: 162 000 (2005 est.)
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Dividends and the redemption value of the preference shares, redeemable in the year 2000, also are based on the performance of business ceded to George Town Re, and investments.
Splendour of the Seas will make eight 10-night Caribbean sailings, departing Fridays (November 22; December 13; January 3, 24; February 14; March 7, 28; and April 18), with port calls in Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; and Key West, Florida.
The total project cost is $1 million and will create around 22 full time positions at George Town Seafoods from January 2013.
These highly qualified extra hands will not only respond to the pressing medical needs of Cayman residents, but also allow George Town Hospital and its permanent staff to focus on returning to normal capacity.
Central George Town is expected to receive power over the weekend.
Today the Government committed $40 000 for the George Town Council to conduct a Bell Bay Precinct development study and plan.
In fact, George Town Penang has even been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2008.
VIRGIN Holidays Cruises offers three nights' at the 3V Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort on a room-only basis, before joining 'Freedom of the Seas' for seven nights from Port Canaveral (Florida) calling at Labadee (Haiti), Falmouth (Jamaica), George Town (Grand Cayman) and Cozumel (Mexico).
The heart of the action is in George Town, in the north east of Penang Island, whose cultural diversity makes it a great place to walk through.
A new airline company in Grand Cayman said May 2 it will make its first flight between George Town and Havana next month.
NBN Co has released the fibre maps for construction of the national broadband network in the next seven towns in Tasmania – Deloraine, Kingston Beach, George Town, Sorell, South Hobart, St Helens and Triabunna.