Yearly Archives: 2007

Toyota to launch concept pickup

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to introduce a concept hybrid pickup truck featuring improved fuel economy and lower emissions at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the automaker said Friday.

Sharks have seventh sense

Sharks and rays belong to the taxonomic class Chondrichthyes, or cartilaginous fishes. Sharks do not have true bones, but instead their internal skeleton is made of flexible cartilage.

Despite credit crunch, cities plan huge projects

Some of the biggest cities in the world are proposing the most ambitious real-estate projects in a generation, a sign of growing confidence in urban living even as the current financial landscape grows bleaker.

The best – and worst – ads of 2007

Green is the new black. Madison Avenue tried to curry favor with consumers this year by coloring products and brands with an environmental tint. A long list of companies such as General Electric Co., Chevron Corp. and Home Depot Inc.

Entertainment options to abound in 2008

Olympic athletes compete in Beijing. Indiana Jones goes on another adventure. David Mamet returns to Broadway. And horror erupts on an idyllic Florida key.

New signs for major attractions

Telling visitors how to get to the two major attractions in the east has just become easier - simply direct them to follow the signs.

Emergency landing

An Air Canada plane made an emergency landing at Owen Roberts International Airport Saturday after its crew reported smoke in the cabin.

Migrants arrive over holidays

A group of 23 Cubans landed in Cayman Brac on Christmas morning, and seven more were spotted off Spot Bay on the north side of the island on 26 December, Immigration Department officials said.

WB officers honoured

On 22 December seven officers from West Bay Police Station were honoured by their Chief Inspector, Angelique Howell, for their outstanding performance.

Caybrew assists Red Cross

In response to the devastations caused by Hurricane Noel and Tropical Storm Olga, the Cayman Islands Red Cross has launched a relief campaign and joined forces with Caybrew to provide drinking water to the casualities of the storms.

Farm turtle production waning

The Cayman Islands Turtle Farm is experiencing a marked increase in the mortality rate of young turtle hatchlings and at the same time the number of viable eggs produced by the herd is steadily diminishing.

Mixed Christmas sales reported

Reports from retailers on Christmas sales ranged from "soft" to "phenomenal", but most merchants are saying the Christmas sales season was just normal.

Top stories of 2007

An eightfootlong salt water crocodile was captured alive in Old Man Bay on 30 December and taken to Boatswains Beach.

Today’s Editorial December 31: Resolving to improve

Some people show disdain for New Year's resolutions on the premise that if one wants - or needs - to make important changes in life, he or she should be able to make them anytime of the year

Go solar

Hopefully the CI Government will finally wake up and really act and not just talk. Get CUC to accept solar electricity into their grid.

Firearms aren’t necessarily necessary

I have never been very fond of firearms as I see so many irresponsible people end up with them; not just criminals, but people that simply have little valid use for them and/or proper use and storage of them.

Emergency aboard Air Canada flight

An Air Canada plane made an emergency landing at Owen Roberts International

Spanish elm

There are always natural areas that need exploring and rare plants that need to be rediscovered. It is often a botanist with a keeneye that finds the rare plant

Oltramarino explores nature’s richness

The first major art exhibition of the new year will see Zoe Blount, one of Cayman's highest-rated artists, show a selection of her most atmospheric paintings at Sapphire Lounge on Wednesday, 2 January.

NG Art Outreach expand

The National Gallery has created two new dynamic Art Outreach programmes. The goals of the of Art Outreach is to teach arts skills, as well has helping to create opportunities
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