Power outage shuts schools

Public schools in Cayman are closing today due to a widespread power outage.

Pat Bynoe-Clarke, a spokeswoman at Caribbean Utilities Company, said the outage was caused by a fault in power company’s generation facility. “As a result, the system safely shut down as it is designed to do,” she said.

She said it was expected that power would return by 1:30 p.m. today, but as of 2 p.m., several areas were still without electricity.

The Department of Education Services shut most public schools because of the outage. The only public schools that remain open are Prospect Primary and Clifton Hunter High School because they both have generators, education officials said.

School buses have been deployed to pick up students, but the parents of pupils who are not on the bus system are being asked to arrange to collect their children from school.


  1. As the primary responsibility of the police force is to ensure the safety and welfare of the population… could someone please explain why there is not a single officer directing traffic at any traffic light junction along west bay road dispite the power being out for hours?