James Whittaker

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Environment board to decide on EIA update

Environment officials are reviewing a report outlining how design changes to the proposed cruise berthing project will alter the environmental impacts. Gina Ebanks-Petrie, who heads...

Same-sex marriage fight to go to Privy Council

Lawyers acting for a same-sex couple contesting Cayman’s marriage laws have confirmed plans to take their fight to the UK Privy Council. Chantelle Day and...

Missing landfill worker declared dead

Nine years after she was last seen alive, missing landfill worker Anna Evans has been declared legally dead.

Garden on public road must be removed

The owner of a new luxury home on the waterfront in West Bay will be required to move ornamental rocks and palm trees that encroach on the public road.

Sun sets on subsidised solar

The Caribbean Utilities Company has halted its residential renewable energy programme, which allowed customers to sell solar-generated energy back to the power company at a subsidised rate.

From consumption to conservation: Turtles still crucial to Cayman’s economy

Sea turtles continue to play a key role in the Cayman Islands economy. But the iconic sea creatures have become more valuable alive than dead. While past generations of Caymanians relied on turtling for food and as a source of income, modern-day islanders are seeking to preserve and restore turtle populations.

The old men and the sea turtles

The men were rangers, part of a large fleet of Caymanian turtlers scattered across a vast network of mangrove islands and sandbars off the coast of Nicaragua.

Wrecks of the Cayman Islands

Beneath the crystal-clear waters of the Cayman Islands lies the wreckage of almost 200 ships. Spanning the centuries from sail-powered British naval frigates to...

Modern wrecks serve growing dive industry

The concept would likely have been baffling to the old-school mariners of generations past. But spending significant sums to deliberately sink ships has become the new ‘wrecking’ industry in the Cayman Islands.

Tales from beneath the waves

To kick off a new 'Issues' series, the Cayman Compass explores some of the Cayman's spectacular wrecks.

Year in Review: Storm over port development dominated 2019

No story dominated the national conversation in 2019 more than the ongoing debate over plans for new cruise and cargo piers for George Town...

Luxury condo sells for record $13 million fee

A luxury property at WaterColours on Seven Mile Beach has sold for US$13 million, a fee which ties the record for the most expensive condominium ever sold in Cayman.

Year in review: Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc in Bahamas

Cayman may have escaped the 2019 storm season without a major scare, but the destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas provided a chastening wake-up call to the region.

Compass picks: Spurs can leapfrog Chelsea in battle for top four

The Compass top picks for this weekend's upcoming English Premier League games

Hundreds live in unfit housing

Hundreds of families in the Cayman Islands are living in sub-standard housing, according to charity Acts of Random Kindness.

A home for the holidays

The Cayman Islands community got together to repair and refurbish a local family's rundown home.

Year in Review: The summer of sargassum

An occasional menace in summers past, sargassum swamped Cayman’s beaches in such volumes this year, the problem became impossible to ignore.

Year in Review: Many twists and turns in campaign for marriage rights

A long-simmering debate over rights for same-sex couples reached boiling point this year.

Year in Review: Safety concerns over new jets blighted Cayman Airways

A look back at the impact of the grounding of the Boeing MAX 8 aircraft.

Cayman students join Madrid climate protest

Caymanian students were part of a youth protest Wednesday at the international climate change summit in Spain.
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