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CPA approves Aster Cayman Medcity and $18M apartment complex

The Central Planning Authority has approved an application by Aster Cayman MedCity for a 40-acre planned area development at the site of the proposed hospital at the junction of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and Batabano Road in West Bay.

Progressives admit being ‘blindsided’ by PACT

Former Premier Alden McLaughlin, speaking at a press conference at which the Progressives announced the make-up of its shadow Cabinet today (13 May), said his party had "blindsided" by independents who joined the PACT government after apparently giving undertakings to form an alliance government with the Progressives.

Cayman needs to pull people out of poverty

The 7 May paper had a very informative article by James Whittaker about the Needs Assessment Unit . The previous government did a very poor...

Police search for missing teenager

Police are searching for a missing teenage girl, who has not been seen since Tuesday night, according to a press release issued today.

UPDATED: Fire at the GT landfill extinguished

Fire crews extinguished a flare-up at the George Town landfill this morning.

Cash and personal items taken in robbery at knifepoint

Police are investigating a robbery in George Town that took place early on Monday morning.

911 operator lauded for lifesaving efforts

During her 17 years at the Department of Public Safety Communications, Chelsea Blake has handled various roles, but her recent efforts to talk an injured man through driving himself to the hospital, earned her unprecedented judicial praise.

50 cop crashes over 3 years

Collisions in Cayman have steadily increased over the years and so, too, have crashes involving police vehicles.

30% increase in speeding tickets

Despite Cayman's roads being practically deserted during lockdown last year, police issued 3,999 speeding tickets in 2020 – a 30% increase on the year before.

Police: COVID led to drop in crime in 2020

Cayman recorded a 12.8% drop in overall crime last year, partly due to the islands being under strict COVID-19 restrictions for three months and a corresponding increase in police presence, according to the 2020 crime statistics which were released today (12 May).

Drug dealer loses appeal

The Court of Appeal has upheld a drug conviction and prison sentence against Lynden Dwayne Walton.

$18M apartment complex planned for turtle nesting beach in West Bay

The National Conservation Council is calling for measures to be put in place to protect turtle nests on a West Bay beach where internet investor Frank Schilling has applied to build an $18 million, 27-apartment development.

Fire crews combat Beacon Farms blaze

Firefighters tackled a large blaze overnight at Beacon Farms, off Frank Sound Road in North Side. The fire at the farm's composting heap destroyed a...

Crosstalk catch-up: Dr. John Lee on ‘reinvigorated’ vaccination drive

Cayman's Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee appeared on today's Crosstalk to discuss Cayman's vaccination drive and what it means for plans to re-open the Islands' borders.

Space station visible from Cayman twice this week

Residents of the Cayman Island will have two good opportunities later this week to see the space station as it passes overhead. 

CPA to hear planning application for $350M hospital

The Central Planning Authority is scheduled to hear a planning permission application from Aster Caribbean Holdings tomorrow (12 May) regarding its proposed $350 million medical tourism hospital.

Premier: Cruise berthing referendum is dead

Premier Wayne Panton has said the PACT government will not be holding any referendum on a cruise berthing port as the issue, in his view, is now "dead."

EXCLUSIVE The murder of David Ebanks: A mother’s cry for justice

David Ebanks' murder is one of over 20 cold cases being looked at by the RCIPS Serious Crime Review Unit, headed by Detective Sergeant Peter Dean.

More than 1,100 get jabs on Saturday vaccination drive

The government's ramped-up COVID-19 vaccination drive, which included offering prizes to people to show up to get their shots, attracted 1,138 people on Saturday.

UPDATED: Half of Monday’s 12 positive COVID cases found at exit screening

Since Friday, 12 travellers have tested positive for coronavirus, with about half of these results coming from people at the end of their quarantine, according to the daily COVID-19 update from Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.

Premier: Cayman to push to be put on UK green travel list

Premier Wayne Panton says the Cayman Islands plans to push the United Kingdom to add the islands to its green travel list, which comes into effect on 17 May.

New data from Bermuda, England confirms vaccine effectiveness

New data and reports from Bermuda and the UK have confirmed the real-life effectiveness of vaccines in protecting against severe illness and death.

New court date set for alleged quarantine breacher

Aaron Ronaldo Montemayor, 19, who is charged with two counts of breaching quarantine, appeared in Summary Court Monday where his case was adjourned until 24 May.

Search for justice: Cayman Compass series shines light on cold cases

Cayman Compass journalists Reshma Ragoonath and Alvaro Serey, in partnership with the RCIPS Serious Crimes Review Team, will be highlighting the cold cases under investigation in a new monthly crime investigative series. 

COVID-19 vaccination schedule 10 May – 31 May

The Public Health Department has published the latest schedule for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 10 May – 31 May 2021.

Cayman holds first International Blue Iguana Day

Fred Burton, the man responsible for bringing Cayman’s blue iguanas back from the verge of extinction, was honoured Saturday at the first annual International Blue Iguana Day.

Hundreds flock to fresh vaccination drive

Hundreds turned out at the airport this morning to get inoculated against COVID-19 in a ramped-up vaccination drive.
Aerial view of Seven Mile Beach

Cayman excluded from UK’s travel ‘green list’

Cayman has been excluded from Britain's new quarantine-free travel 'green list' despite having a vaccination rate of almost double the UK and no community transmission of COVID-19 since last year.

Investigation launched into alleged misconduct at Red Bay Primary

An investigation is being conducted into alleged misconduct by staff at Red Bay Primary School towards the school's students.

Police probe launched after 3 students fall ill at Clifton Hunter

A police investigation has been launched into an incident at Clifton Hunter High School in which three students fell ill after consuming food with an unknown substance on Thursday.

Privy Council upholds port referendum ruling

The UK's Privy Council has rejected Cruise Port Referendum Cayman's application for leave to challenge the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal's decision on people-initiated referendums.

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