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Cayman Mangrove Festival honours islands’ wetlands

The Cayman Mangrove Festival attracted more than 200 attendees to George Town’s Parcel 110 on Saturday in celebration of the islands’ wetlands. Over 30 students...

Cayman’s Delta variant cases came in from Miami

Cayman's first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant came in from Miami, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed.

Getting a read on heart health at the library

Amid the shelves holding thousands of books at the Teacher Redley Library in West Bay last weekend nestled screening stations where residents had an opportunity to have their risks of heart disease and other serious health issues checked.

Disturbance off US coastline under watch

The National Hurricane Centre has projected that an area of low pressure off the southeastern United States coastline could develop into a tropical depression in the coming days.

Wellesley Howell, Cayman’s oldest person, passes away at 106

Cayman's oldest man, Wellesley Augustus Howell, has passed away, at the age of 106.

One GT hotel returns to CPA for progress update

Developers behind the One GT hotel returned to the Central Planning Authority on 21 July to provide an update on their application.

Crooks aims high in Tokyo

The Cayman Islands Olympic team includes two athletes about to make history at the Tokyo Games.

CITA boss suggests strict COVID-jab policy

If the Cayman Islands is to hit its 80% vaccination target for the border reopening, government will have to move to mandatory vaccinations and not just for work permit-holders, Cayman Islands Tourism Association President Marc Langevin has said.

Delta variant found in two quarantined travellers

The COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected through genomic sequencing in the samples of two travellers currently in quarantine in the Cayman Islands, a government statement said.

The Resh Hour with CITA president Marc Langevin

CITA president Marc Langevin joins Compass journalist Reshma Ragoonath to discuss the post-pandemic future of tourism in Cayman.

COVID vaccination regulations in place for Pride, CayMAS parades

People taking part in the upcoming CayMAS Carnival and Pride parades will be legally obliged to prove that they have been vaccinated, under new...

Poll: MP Salary Increase

Members of the Finance Committee have approved spending relating to salary increases for MPs, which was initially introduced by the Progressives government's Cabinet in February this year. Do you agree with the decision?

Flipped boat found in South Sound

The Coast Guard is currently at the scene of a capsized boat found in South Sound this morning.

UPDATED: Man charged with murder of Wayne McLean

A 36-year-old Bodden Town man has been charged with murder in relation to the fatal shooting of Wayne Eron McLean earlier this month.

Natural Marine World Tidbits

The black sea bass, Centropristis striata, is a member of the Serranidae family. Ranging from Maine to Florida, these fish migrate to coastal waters towards...

Global conservation network eyes creation of Cayman environment foundation

A global collective of conservation-focussed foundations has turned its sights on Cayman to champion, fund and tackle local environmental concerns.
aitian president assassinated by gunmen at home, state of emergency declared

Flags to fly half-mast Friday for Haitian president’s funeral

Cayman Islands flags at all Government buildings will fly at half-mast all day on Friday to mark the official funeral for murdered Haitian President Jovenel Moise.

Government begins releasing Cabinet decisions

The PACT government has given an undertaking to release a summary of the decisions it makes in Cabinet on an ongoing basis.

Ruptured tank caused 2019 explosion on Cayman-flagged ship

The UK government’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its final report on the explosion on a Cayman Islands-registered ship in South Korea...

Panton: COVID now a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’

COVID-19 is fast becoming a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”, Premier Wayne Panton said Wednesday, as he urged everyone that had yet to be immunised to get the jab.

195 conch and four lobsters illegally taken

Two individuals were warned for intended prosecution after Department of Environment conservation officers caught them with 195 conch and four lobsters on Friday.

Report: Police stop suspect from swallowing cocaine

Following a complaint by a man who claimed police unnecessarily used force to restrain him, the Ombudsman has found that the officers had restrained him to prevent him from swallowing cocaine found during a search.

Cayman to get cement from Cuba, Colombia and Panama

Cayman has added Cuba, Colombia and Panama to the list of countries from which cement can be imported in a bid to ease the shortages within the local construction industry.

PACT delays opening overseas offices

The PACT government is postponing plans that were put in place by the previous Progressives administration to open new overseas offices in the US, Europe and Asia and will retrain the staff newly hired for those offices to take on different roles.

Finance Committee approves pay increases for MPs

Members of Parliament have voted to increase their salaries and constituency allowances, which were originally approved by the Cabinet of the Progressives government earlier this year, at a meeting of the Finance Committee on Monday.

Pub quiz fundraiser for Cayman Arts Festival

Do you know what the capital of Australia is? Are you well-versed in everything written by The Beatles? Is listing the names of all...

Driver dies in collision with dump truck

Police have confirmed that a 63-year-old man from Bodden Town was killed when his car and a dump truck collided this morning.
Evelyn McLaughlin’s prize cow Princess and her calf will be entered in the upcoming Agriculture Show cattle competition in February. – Photos: Jewel Levy

Farmers’ grants stopped in May, programme under review

Parliament’s Finance Committee has approved $500,000 extra funding to pay retroactively for a farmers’ grant programme that was discontinued in May.

Cayman Airways to receive additional $7 million

Cayman Airways will receive another $7 million in government funding to cover its expenditures until the end of 2021.

Accident closes section of Bodden Town Road

Traffic is being diverted on Bodden Town Road, near Governor Russell Beach, following a serious two-vehicle collision between a car and a dump truck.

Grieving mum pleads: ‘End the gun violence’

Cayman’s recent spate of gun violence has brought back painful memories for grieving mother and gun-attack survivor Dorlisa Ebanks, who is calling for it to end before more innocent lives, like her 4-year-old son Jeremiah Barnes, are lost.
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