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West Bay man charged in relation to shootings, drugs

A West Bay man has been taken into custody in relation to multiple shooting and drug related offences.

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Man arrested for DUI nearly 3 times over legal limit

A 26-year old West Bay man was arrested for DUI late Thursday night after a vehicle smashed into a building and the driver of the vehicle recorded a blood-alcohol reading nearly three times over the legal limit.

Small earthquake felt off coast of Honduras

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras Friday afternoon. The earthquake's epicentre was about 68 miles northeast of Savannah Bight, Honduras, or about...

Three taken to hospital after car and garbage truck collide

Three people were taken to hospital Friday morning following a collision involving a Department of Environmental Health garbage truck and a car, police have confirmed.

13 community positives reported, as first dose vaccinations cross 79%

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has reported thirteen community positives on Friday, including five children.

JetBlue to make Cayman return

JetBlue Airways will officially touch down at the Owen Roberts International Airport Saturday making it the first commercial flight returning to local shores since borders were locked last March, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan announced Wednesday night.

Drowning victim identified as Sri Lankan chef Kasun Fernando

Sri Lankan chef and server Kasun Fernando has been identified as the man who died after falling off a party boat Monday night.

Premier: Border-reopening date to be announced next week

An announcement on a border reopening date is expected next week, Premier Wayne Panton said at a press briefing Thursday.

La Ceiba airport downgrade impacts Cayman Airways flights

Passengers booked to fly to La Ceiba today, 14 Oct., on Cayman Airways are being placed on a number of different flights after the Goloson International Airport in La Ceiba was suddenly downgraded.

Government weighs removing verifiable vaccination requirement for Cayman arrivals

The requirement to present a QR code in order to demonstrate an arriving passenger has been verifiably vaccinated could soon be off the table for those travelling to Cayman, according to Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan.

Eight children among 13 new community positives

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported on Wednesday that there are 13 new cases of community transmission of COVID-19, of which eight are children.

Red Bay Primary raises funds for Alzheimer’s group

The final count is in – Red Bay Primary School students have raised more than $1,000 for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the...

Coast Guard confirms body found after search

The Cayman Islands Coast Guard resumed its search Wednesday morning for a missing Sri Lankan national who fell overboard from the Tortuga party boat on Monday night.

First-time vaccinations drop again

Weekly first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations have dropped to an average of less than 300 over the past three weeks, after the first community transmissions in almost a year caused a brief but steep surge in vaccination numbers in September.

Census count delayed while COVID protocols clarified

The Census 2021 count by enumerators visiting households on Grand Cayman has been delayed until Wednesday, 13 Oct., according to an Economics and Statistics Office statement issued Tuesday.

$9 million East End development to return to CPA

An application for the construction of a $9 million condo development in East End is expected to return to the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, 13 Oct.

Explainer: How do lateral flow tests work?

As plans move ahead to roll out lateral flow tests in Cayman as part of screenings for COVID-19 in local schools, the Compass takes a look at how effective they are and how they work.

Five children among eight new local COVID-19 cases

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported eight new community cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, of which five are children.

More than 1,400 people in isolation amid uptick in community cases

A total of 1,415 individuals, including families impacted by the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in schools, remain in isolation, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Foster’s applies for relocation of old Caymanian home

Foster’s supermarket has applied for the relocation of a public right-of-way and the relocation and recreation of an old Caymanian home to make way for the expansion of the Republix supermarket.

Search for missing man called off for the day

A search is underway in the North Sound for a missing man who reportedly fell overboard from a vessel Monday night.

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Not only do Caymanians have a distinct dialect, with accents varying from district to district, but they also have many unique words, pronunciations and...
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Cops investigate three shootings, no injuries reported

Police confirmed they are investigating three shooting incidents, all of which occurred in the early hours of Monday morning, one in West Bay and two in George Town.

Masks, school closures only increase fear of COVID-19 in students, says doctor

Mask mandates and school closures due to COVID-19 will only increase the fear of the virus among students in the community, especially when it will only make them mildly ill, local consultant paediatrician and neonatologist Dr. Sara Watkin has said.

One man held after Bodden Town stabbing

A 29-year-old East End man remains on bail Monday after being arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm following a stabbing at a Bodden Town business plaza. 
The Law Courts Building in downtown George Town.

Mendoza, Ebanks and Gomez lose land dispute petition

The Grand Court has denied a petition which claimed the Roads Act's was incompatible with several sections of the Cayman Islands Constitution.

COVID-positive infants released from hospital

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee announced Monday that two infants who were hospitalised with COVID-19 last week have been discharged. This news comes as Lee confirmed that there were 14 new local COVID cases, which include 10 children.

Christian activist group says vaccine legal challenge still likely

The Christian Association for Civics and Political Education intends to move ahead with plans to take legal action challenging the introduction of mandatory vaccinations for non-Caymanians.

Forecasters eye two new systems on the radar

After a relatively quiet week in the Atlantic basin forecasters are now engaged in monitoring two new systems on the radar which are set for development later this week.

DoE: Cats endangering native species

The Department of Environment in recent weeks has been highlighting the threats feral and, in some cases, wandering domestic cats pose to local wildlife.

Turner urges focus on mental health

Health and Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner has urged the community to pay close attention to their mental health as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in mental health cases.
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