Yearly Archives: 2005

Today’s Editorial December 30: Saying farewell 2005

What a year 2005 has been. It was one filled with hope, dreams, frustrations, disappointments and joys; not much unlike any typical year. But the year we are putting behind us to usher 2006 in was anything but typical.

Robberies mar season

Three robberies in the early hours of Tuesday morning marred what police described as an otherwise relatively peaceful and quiet Christmas.

Holiday jingles tills

Local retailers reported good Christmas sales this year, with some even saying it was better than good.

DIGCEL Cayman Cup draw

The first round draw for the Digicel Cayman Cup, scheduled to kick off on January 7th, 2006 was held at the Castaways Restaurant.

Students celebrate Christmas with CITA

On Thursday December 8 the children and staff of the Lighthouse School celebrated the spirit and joy of Christmas at the South Sound Community Park. This festive occasion is an annual event organised and sponsored by the Cayman Island Tourism Association.

Stepfather gets 10 years for rape

A stepfather is supposed to take the place of a father and protect the child, Mr. Justice Lloyd Hibbert said after a recent Grand Court trial.

Wine label artists awarded

The winners of the 2005 Grand Old House art competition were awarded their prizes recently.

Ganja penalties worse for expats

Four persons on work permit found out last week that the consequences of possessing and consuming ganja extend far beyond a fine.

Pen pal keeps up with hundreds

A love for people has earned one East End resident correspondence with 315 pen friends from around the globe.

A twin celebration

Twin sisters Samara and Shara Ebanks-Sambula talked as little girls about all the things they would do together, and earlier this month one of their dreams came true when they got married in a joint ceremony.

Sunrise gets new transportation

Sunrise Adult Training Centre is once again fully outfitted for transporting its students, thanks to two 2005 Toyota Coaster buses that have been officially handed over by the Department of Vehicular and Equipment Services.

Drunk driving crackdown continues

The New Year's Eve celebration which falls on Saturday, 31 December, requiring Liquor Licensed premises to close at midnight is expected to cause an increase in after hours parties referred to locally as 'Sessions' where alcohol, drug and public order offences are often committed.

Take the Purple Ribbon pledge

In an ongoing campaign to eliminate drunk driving on the roads of Cayman, organizers of the 14-year-old Purple Ribbon Pledge have teamed up in an island-wide effort to educate and remind people of the dangers of driving while intoxicated.

Pelican gets Christmas release

On Christmas Eve, a pelican dubbed Kingfisher was returned by National Trust wildlife rescue volunteers to the George Town fisherman's beach traditionally known as Red Spot.

Today’s Editorial December 29: Resolve to resolve

Can't get a grip on your New Year's resolutions just yet? Get busy, because 2005 is almost over and 2006 is right around the corner. Need some ideas? Keep reading.

No sign of tender

There is still no trace of a 45-foot tender boat that disappeared mysteriously earlier this month.

Vet school off to good start

With its second semester starting next week, the St. Matthews University School of Veterinary Medicine hopes to continue to improve, said Dean Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner.

Craft Market newest attraction

Three months on from the opening of the Cayman Craft Market, and it has become a successful tourist attraction and form of income for local artisans and vendors.

1,638 Jamaicans dead in 2005

With less than 72 hours remaining in 2005, Jamaica police statistics indicate that 1,638 Jamaicans have been murdered since January, a figure which represents an increase of 167 when compared with the corresponding period last year.

Christmas crackdown cuts fatalities

Head of Jamaica's Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Elan Powell, said there has been a significant reduction in fatal road accidents this Yuletide season, unlike last December when 23 persons were killed within a week.
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