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Retired UK cop named as victim in fall

Former UK police officer Nicholas John Keane has been named as the 63-year-old visitor who fell to his death from the second-storey balcony at a George Town storage facility last week.

Interactive map: Farm to fork in 20,000 miles

With the help of Progressive Distributors, the Cayman Compass tracks some of the main ingredients from farm or factory to our table.

COVID impacts food supply chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the local and global food supply chains and is likely to continue to do so for the forseeable future,...

Planes, trucks and freighters: Unravelling the global supply chain that feeds Cayman

As a small island with negligible food production, Cayman relies on a complex global supply chain to keep its stores stocked. A handful of companies source products and produce from across the globe. We take a closer look at how they do it and the multiple factors that drive up costs for Cayman shoppers.

McLaughlin ready to hand over reins, eyes financial services as next post

As the clock winds down on his time at the helm of the Progressives, Premier Alden McLaughlin has signalled that he wants to tackle the financial services and international trade portfolios should the party lead the next government.

School teams debate gender equality

Teams of student debated gender equality and the monetary value of stay-at-home wives and mothers in the annual Conyers Inter-school Debate Tournament on Monday to mark the start of Honouring Women's Month.

Sights and sounds of Nomination Day

Monday, 1 March 2021 was another historic day for Cayman Islands democracy as candidates filed their nomination paperwork to become eligible to run for...

Many Caymanians can’t afford to retire

A large swathe of the Cayman population has not saved enough money to retire and will likely need to be subsidised by government in their later years.

Miller targets premiership as three independents vie for NS seat

Incumbent North Side MP Ezzard Miller has told the Compass he has Cayman's top job in his sights.

West Bay alliance trio take to stage

Just hours after nominations for the 2021 general election closed, three of the West Bay candidates were on a stage outlining their plans and manifestos.

Candidate Kenrick Webster’s election poster defaced

Vandals have defaced one of George Town West candidate Kenrick Webster's election posters.

Progressives-led coalition squares off with independents in GT

Battle lines were drawn Monday as Nomination Day kicked off as Premier Alden McLaughlin and leader-in-waiting Roy McTaggart rallied the Progressives candidates in George Town.

Head-to-head race confirmed for Bodden Town East

Though they are scheduled to face off in the 2021 election, Osbourne 'Ossie' Bodden and Dwayne 'John John' Seymour embraced as they crossed paths during Nomination Day on Monday afternoon.

Independents dominate the field as 50 hopefuls seek election

The 2021 election campaign is officially under way with 50 candidates confirming their intention to run on a hectic Nomination Day.

Cayman’s over-60s inch closer to vaccination target

To date, 90% of people aged over 70 and 85% of those over 60 have now had at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported Monday. 

No parties, only independents and alliances running in West Bay

The Cayman Democratic Party, which was formerly known as the United Democratic Party, is not making an appearance in this year’s general election.

Nomination Day kicks off election campaign season

All aspiring candidates, who are considering running for office, must file nomination forms with election officials in their respective districts on Monday, 1 March.

Two men stabbed in Bodden Town

Shortly after 6pm on Saturday, 27 Feb., police responded to a call 911-call, reporting an altercation that led to two men suffering stab wounds at a residence in the North Sound Estate area of Bodden Town.

A beacon of modern agriculture

A tour of Beacon Farms, an innovative project is helping recovering addicts and introducing new farming ideas to Cayman.

Police car crashes into house during chase in George Town

A police car crashed into a house during a chase that led to the arrest of four men on McField Lane, yesterday, 25 Feb.

DoE seeking extra funding to combat deadly coral disease

The Department of Environment is seeking additional funding from government to help combat a deadly pathogen that is killing off corals on Grand Cayman's reefs.

Elections Office ‘optimistic’ quarantined electors can vote

The Elections Office released a statement Friday saying it will be able to find a way for those in isolation to safely cast their ballots in the 14 April general election.

Six new COVID-19 positive cases among travellers

A further six people have tested positive for COVID-19 today, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.

80 tickets issued in WB traffic operation

Police have issued 80 tickets during a week-long traffic operation in West Bay. 

$1 million relief programme for farmers extended

The government has extended a programme to provide financial assistance to farmers until June this year.

Independent Mario Ebanks takes on McKeeva Bush in West Bay

Mario Ebanks, a former member of the Progressives party who is running as an independent, has announced his intention to challenge incumbent McKeeva Bush in the West Bay West constituency.

HRC: No justification to disenfranchise quarantining voters

The Human Rights Commission has raised objection to quarantining voters missing out on casting their ballot during the 14 April general election.

Visitor dies after falling from building

A UK visitor has died after falling from the second story of a storage building in George Town Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Health minister opens up about painful childhood

Health Minister Dwayne Seymour recently opened up about his childhood and the challenges he faced growing up with a father struggling with mental health issues.

Seven positive COVID-19 cases among travellers

Cayman has recorded seven new positive COVID-19 cases today, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee's daily update.

Wanted man held as police hunt another

Wanted man Otis Melbourne Myles has been arrested by police, however officers are now searching for 41-year-old Henry York Carter for breaking the terms of his conditional release.

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