Lawmakers flag absence of acute services in $15m facility

Legislators flag the absence of acute services in the $15 million long-term residential mental health facility project.

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Brackers following port debate from afar

Cayman Brac may be removed physically from the impact of the cruise berthing and cargo project but residents there are paying attention to developments with the facility.

DG’s 5K Challenge raises nearly $82,000

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson's 2019 DG’s 5K Challenge has raised $81,675 for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Alex Panton Foundation and the Special Needs Foundation Cayman.

Hurricane season ends

Residents in Cayman breathe a deep sigh of relief on Sunday, 1 Dec. as the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended.

Health City breaks ground for new cancer centre

Health City Cayman Islands breaks gorund for its new cancer centre, the first of its kind in the region.

Bush takes aim at anti-port groups

House Speaker McKeeva Bush has warned against misinformation and “emotive rhetoric” in the run-up to the 19 Dec. referendum on Cayman’s cruise berthing and cargo project.

Cayman Storm claims rugby bragging rights

The Fidelity Cayman Storm added another piece of hardware to their trophy case Saturday evening, after defeating the Advance Fire Buccaneers for the 2019...

Police open homicide investigation into death near bar

Police have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a man found near a local bar.

Heroes Square upgrades under way

Improvement works have started at Heroes Square in George Town.

Coast Guard staffing to get boost

Government will be moving to increase personnel assigned to the Cayman Islands Coast Guard in the new year. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne, speaking in Finance...

Black Friday at Cayman

Cayman Islands shoppers rushed through the doors at Cost-U-Less as soon as the store opened for business at 3am on Black Friday. 

Cayman Belizeans celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day

Belizeans who have adopted the Cayman Islands as their home came together in prayer as well as enjoyed lively festivities to celebrate their native holiday, Garifuna Settlement Day.

Police investigate “sudden death” outside GT bar

Police are investigating what they called a “sudden death” outside a George Town bar.

Student activists turn the lens on Cayman’s growing pains

A new campaign by the student group focusses on the issue of greed by highlighting sites such as the landfill, the cleared KAABOO festival grounds and other locations that demonstrate the strains of development in Grand Cayman.

Cats and cars continue to threaten Sister Islands iguanas

For the Sister Islands Rock Iguana, survival requires a bit of luck. Between feral cats and speeding cars, this once-dominant lizard species is struggling to reach adulthood.

Colours Cayman: Deportation comments in LA ‘blatant and gross abuse of power’

Colours Cayman, the islands’ advocacy group for the LGBTQ community, responded to comments made in the Legislative Assembly on Friday, 22 Nov., that took aim at lawyer Leonardo Raznovich.

Number of vehicles continues to rise

Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure officials said they may require some 20,000 more licences next year, which could lead to a total of 45,000 licensed vehicles on Cayman’s roads by the end of 2020.

No road closures granted yet for carnivals

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has said he is yet to give road closure permission to Batabano and CayMAS.

Howell: Impact of Nat’l Trust legal action ‘uncertain’

Elections Office Supervisor Wesley Howell has said the impact of the National Trust court action on the port referendum is uncertain.

Mosquito numbers expected to drop over Christmas

The Christmas season could bring with it fewer mosquitoes. Cayman’s rainy season, which coincides with the hurricane season, concludes at the end of November. Fewer showers coupled with cooler temperatures reduce mosquito breeding.

Bryan: The people should know their options on same-sex marriages

George Town Central MLA Kenneth Bryan said he believed Cayman is still a far way off from being ready for independence. Bryan, referencing an article published in the Cayman Compass on 25 Nov. on the issue, said, “I hope that previous articles did not give the misconception that I am against any kind of same-sex relations or that I would go for independence as a result.”

Man charged in weekend assault

George Town resident Wayne Jeffery Dilbert has been charged in connection with a weekend assault that has left one man hospitalised. Dilbert, 58, was expected...

Plans for national survey uncertain if referendum is delayed

The status of the Caymanian Voices National Survey remains uncertain should the 19 Dec. cruise port referendum be delayed due to legal action, CNVS...

DCI continues AML checks of non-financial businesses

The Department of Commerce and Investment is continuing inspections of Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions across the Cayman Islands. The inspections, which started in September,...

Chamber of Commerce launches Mentoring Cayman 2020

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, celebrated the launch of the 2019/2020 Mentoring Cayman programme on 7...

Hawksbill release plan not ‘a feasible venture’

A plan for a new facility to breed critically endangered hawksbill turtles on Cayman Brac “does not appear to be a feasible venture,” according...

December port vote in doubt as legal action looms

A leading member of the Cruise Port Referendum Cayman group is seeking to bring legal action in an effort to ensure the vote is...

Fans flock to Cayman for hoops tournament

Cayman Islands Classic attracts overseas, local supporters For many basketball fans, the Cayman Islands Classic is a dream come true. “I flew down to support Colorado...

Black Friday brings great sales

This Friday is Black Friday. To the uninitiated, that might sound like something out of a horror film, but those in the know can...

National Gallery gala offers ‘A Night at the Museum’

Walk a night in Van Gogh’s shoes or embody your true Frida when art comes to life after dark at the National Gallery’s annual...

Thanksgiving treats

Dig out the elastic-waisted trousers and gather with friends and family to reflect on life’s blessings - Thanksgiving is upon us. The Canadians paved...
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