Referendum law debate looms

Local legislators are a week away from debating the provisions of the Referendum Bill that will set the stage for the first people-initiated vote in the Cayman Islands. The draft law allows for electors to have their say on government’s $200 million cruise berthing and cargo project on 19 Dec. The next session of the Legislative Assembly is set to formally open on 28 Oct. at 10am.

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Cayman plastic plume startles harbour patrol

Delwin McLaughlin has been boating on the waters around Cayman for many years, but what he saw last Thursday stunned him: a floating stream of plastic more than a mile long in the ocean west of George Town.

YCLA awards postponed

The Young Caymanian Leadership Award ceremony, originally scheduled for 30 Nov., has been postponed until next year, organisers said. In a statement, the YCLA board...

Calling out the litterbugs

“We all know who is doing it, call them out when you see them!” said East End MLA and Leader of the Opposition Arden McLean in a rallying cry against litterbugs last week.

Bryan drops raffle from Referendum Day survey

George Town Central MLA Kenneth Bryan has withdrawn the raffle incentive from his planned Referendum Day survey. Bryan, the main organiser of the Caymanian Voice...

‘Inspire’ summit urges collaboration over competitiveness among women

The 100 Women in Finance NextGen Cayman sought to trigger that spirit of collaboration through its fourth annual ‘Inspire’ summit at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. This year’s theme was ‘mentor, motivate, magnify’.

Health officials on high alert following dengue cases

Local health officials said they have heightened surveillance efforts in the wake of six confirmed cases of dengue fever in Grand Cayman. They are urging the public to take steps to eradicate any possible mosquito breeding places for the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito to help control the spread of the virus.

Police crack down on drunk driving after brunch

Those looking to sip a few bubbles at Sunday brunch, beware – police say they’re cracking down on motorists who have had too many mimosas.

Silent Witness March shines spotlight on domestic violence

More than 100 people took to the streets of George Town, carrying silhouettes of victims for domestic violence in their hands and a message of justice as they participated in the annual Silent Witness March.

Pirates wage war on plastics

The battle between Cayman’s swashbuckling buccaneers and single-use plastics will continue at this year’s upcoming Pirates Week when the festival adopts biodegradable products made from sugarcane and cornstarch.
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Eat it to beat it: Sargassum seaweed, baked, boiled and fried

Mats of sargassum seaweed are a treasure trove of surprises. A natural habitat for small marine life, sargassum offers food and shelter to shrimp,...

Police warn of WhatsApp hoax

Police are asking people to refrain from spreading a hoax WhatsApp message that purports to warn the public of fake census-takers.
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Work to begin on capping unsightly landfill

Work to cap and cover Mount Trashmore – Grand Cayman’s infamous landfill site – will begin early next year, according to a joint statement from government and the Dart group.

Training in emotional literacy for children offered to teachers

The Alex Panton Foundation is offering training to teachers on an emotional literacy programme for children this weekend.

MRCU to work on dengue mosquito eradication strategy

A new comprehensive strategy to eradicate Cayman’s Aedes aegypti mosquito population, which transmits dengue and chikungunya, is expected to launch next year, according to the head of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit.

Verdant Isle to host port project job fair

The Verdant Isle consortium is set to host a job fair at the end of this month to lay the groundwork for its workforce for the proposed $200 million cruise berthing and cargo dock.

Cayman among the least family friendly countries

The Cayman Islands ranks among the least ‘family friendly’ of the world’s richest countries when it comes to parental leave.

Instructors share knowledge on training disabled divers

A group of scuba instructors who focus on teaching disabled people to dive were in Cayman this week, sharing information on the specialized avenue of the sport and the techniques they use.

MLA Bryan pushing for voter survey

Member of the Legislative Assembly Kenneth Bryan said during a press conference on Thursday that the upcoming cruise port referendum is a unique opportunity for gauging public opinion on other topics. 

Starbucks opens first store in Turks and Caicos

Following the recent opening of a store in the Cayman Islands, Starbucks is continuing its regional expansion in the Caribbean.
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The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac hosted a family fun day

The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac hosted a family fun day on Saturday, 12 Oct. at Scott’s Dock.

Scientists slowly unravel sargassum mystery

As Caribbean economies reel from the impacts of multiple years of sargassum invasions, a new field of research has emerged to find out what is fueling the phenomenon. The Cayman Compass talked to scientists from Barbados to Florida as they track the sargassum back to the source.

Green iguana culling figures

Cullers have taken a total of 973,316 green iguanas to the George Town landfill for disposal since the cull began in October last year.

Brewery donates $18K for Dorian relief efforts

The Cayman Islands Brewery has raised $18,000 for those affected by Hurricane Dorian last month. The funds will be donated to the charity World Central Kitchen.
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New partnership: Alliance to End Domestic Violence launched

A new multi-agency partnership, the Alliance to End Domestic Violence, was formally launched Tuesday night. It comprises of seven government and non-profit agencies, including the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, the RCIPS and the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

$30M airport upgrade deal signed

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority sign a $30 million contract with IDL Projects Joint Venture for airfield upgrade works at the Owen Roberts International Airport.
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Bodden Town School renamed for teacher

The Bodden Town Primary School was renamed Tuesday in honour of the late Theoline Lillis McCoy, a former school inspector and head teacher of Savannah Primary School.
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MRCU fogs areas to combat dengue-carrying mosquitoes

The Mosquito Research and Control Unit is visiting local neighbourhoods to carry out fogging and spraying to combat dengue-carrying mosquitoes.

Win keeps Nations League group title hopes alive

Cayman beats Saint Martin 1-0 on Ebanks’ penalty Cayman kept alive its Group A title hopes Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Saint Martin at...

Revised cruise berthing facility plans released

Developers: revisions 'significantly reduced' impact of the project Government on Wednesday released detailed plans showing the updated design of the new cruise and cargo port...

Culinary delights

Ricotta and spinach are typically known as one of the most classic vegetarian pairings in Italian cooking; however, Cayman Cabana puts a Caymanian twist on this classic.
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