Outdoor bars and restaurants set to reopen

Outdoor restaurants and bars will start reopening as soon as Sunday, providing that they meet the necessary safety requirements.

DPP: Insufficient evidence for conviction in curfew-breach case

Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran has explained his office's decision not to prosecute Tiffany Seymour, wife of Health Minister Dwayne Seymour, following allegations that she had breached soft-curfew regulations. “It

National Gallery is calling all artists for submissions

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is launching an online exhibition to spotlight the creativity of artists and members of the public who...

Dive Site of the Week

Rising from more than 200 feet deep, Ghost Mountain, like many pinnacle underwater formations, is usually beset by currents.

RCIPS to investigate officer in dirt-bike arrest

Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne said a "discipline investigation" would be carried out into the actions of one of his officers during the arrest of a dirt-biker in April.

4 new COVID-19 cases reported

Cayman’s COVID-19 cases have increased by four taking the national tally to 160, according the latest report from Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.

Anna Evans’ family still awaiting access to her estate

The family of missing Department of Environmental Health worker Anna Evans has been waiting nearly a decade for closure since the mother of five went missing in 2011 at the George Town landfill, and the COVID-19 crisis has further delayed the process.

Passport office reopens next week

The Passport and Corporate Services office will open for two half-days a week, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting 10 June.

Kitesurfing kids complete challenge, raise almost $36,000

Three boys raised US$36,000 for local charity Acts of Random Kindness by kitesurfing 22 miles on Wednesday.

Airport staffer tests positive for coronavirus

A staff member at the Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman has tested positive for COVID-19, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority confirmed Wednesday evening.

Cayman Compass Reporters’ Roundtable

We go behind the scenes with the islands' journalists during the second Cayman Compass Reporters' Roundtable.

No curfew-breach prosecution for health minister’s wife

Police have confirmed that there will be no case against Tiffany Seymour, wife of Health Minister Dwayne Seymour.

Premier hints at shelter shortages in hurricane message

Premier Alden McLaughlin has urged residents to consider looking at other sheltering options available to them outside of designated hurricane shelters should a storm hit the island.

5 new positive results reported

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee announced Wednesday that Cayman has five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the islands' total number to 156.

Survey kicks off R3 Cayman Foundation’s grant process

R3 Cayman Foundation, a new non-profit organisation set up to help Cayman respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and other crises, has launched a survey to help determine the scope of assistance needed.

Passengers arriving in UK must self-isolate for 2 weeks

Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom on next week's British Airways evacuation flight will have to self-isolate for 14 days after they land.

Butterfield offers optional three-month loan deferral

Butterfield Bank will provide existing clients in good standing who have personal loans and mortgages with the option of deferring payments for another three months.

More than 1,000 jobless tourism workers register with government

More than 1,000 Caymanian tourism workers have applied to the government for assistance after losing their jobs in the industry, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said in a statement Wednesday.

Butterfield staffer tests positive for COVID-19

One of Butterfield Bank's employees has tested positive for COVID-19, the bank stated in a press release on Tuesday evening.

‘Kite for COVID’ challenge created to support charity

Schoolmates Jake Fagan, 12, Ben Coak, 11, and Zach Brooks, 12, will attempt to kitesurf the equivalent of the length of Grand Cayman – 22 miles – to raise money for the non-profit Acts of Random Kindness.

Update: Three inmates end hunger strike

Prison authorities have confirmed that three prisoners were on hunger strike Tuesday at a low-security holding facility at Fairbanks.

Satellite linked to Brac rocket debris visible in pre-dawn sky

Last month, just off the coast of Cayman Brac, fishermen discovered debris from a Russian rocket. Early Wednesday morning, stargazers may get a glimpse of a satellite launched from that same rocket.

9-year-old child tests positive for COVID-19

A 9-year-old child has tested positive for the coronavirus in the Cayman Islands, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said Tuesday.

Dealing with domestic violence

Global statistics show that a domestic violence survivor sustains an average of 33 assaults before seeking help, but those at the Family Resource Centre are equipping Cayman’s frontline staffers to provide a platform for local victims to come forward before getting to that stage of violence.

Ombudsman recommends disciplining officer over dirt-bike chase

The Ombudsman has recommended that Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne consider disciplining one of his officers for using a baton to strike a dirt biker who had led police on a 72-minute chase in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Shark killed as ghost net causes coral damage in South Sound

A nurse shark was killed and two others, along with several species of fish, were rescued by Department of Environment officers after the marine creatures became trapped in a ‘ghost net’ in South Sound, near the Pallas wreck.
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Hill admits making allegations, denies offence

Cayman Marl Road administrator Sandra Teresa Hill told the Grand Court Monday that while it is possible Mathew Leslie might have been offended by her allegations about him, she does not think those comments amounted to harassment because she believed them to be true.

Health City to begin testing for COVID-19 ‘immunity’

A highly accurate COVID-19 antibody test could soon be used to determine the prevalence of the virus in the Cayman Islands.
Lab manager Gayon Allen- Gouldbourne processes the sample to isolate the genetic material for testing.

9 new cases of COVID-19 reported

Nine more people have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee. He also reported 796 negative results on Monday,...

Community love and conch calls

People all over the world have been applauding the hard work of healthcare personnel, supermarket staff, police and anyone risking their health to help others.
All passenger flights in and out of Cayman will be suspended for 3 weeks.

Jamaica evacuation flight scheduled

Cayman’s first evacuation flight to Jamaica since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis will depart Thursday, 4 June. The announcement Monday came shortly after Jamaica...

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