Backlog of permanent residency cases grows by nearly 10 percent

The number of backlogged applications for permanent residence in the Cayman Islands grew by 9.2 percent over a two-week period in late September and early October, despite the efforts of immigration officials to reduce that number, the Cayman Compass has learned.

Primary Football League weekly review

Saturday marked the third week of games played in the 2017 CUC Primary Football League and Girls’ Primary Football League regular seasons. As with every passing week, there were great team efforts, fabulous individual performances, wonderful goals and inspiring saves.

2017 Kids Fun Run seeking entrants

The 2017 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon and Milo Kids Fun Run are coming up on Sunday, Dec. 3, and organizers are again encouraging kids to register and take part in the largest primary school running event on island. Entry is free, and the run attracted more than 300 kids in 2016.

Squash Club recognizes outstanding juniors

In a brief ceremony held at the Cayman Islands Squash Club on Saturday, Oct. 7, three young athletes were recognized for their outstanding performance at the Caribbean Junior Squash Championships that were held in Guyana last July.


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