Mark Muckenfuss, Journalist
Mark Muckenfuss

Mark Muckenfuss

Journalist

 

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ARTICLES BY MARK MUCKENFUSS

Airport runway extension approved

An extension of the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport has been approved by the Central Planning Authority. 

UCCI adds new networking centre

A remodelled classroom at the University College of the Cayman Islands is opening a new door on the digital world, officials said. 

UCCI expects budget boost

An anticipated infusion of $1.3 million from the Ministry of Education is allowing the University College of the Cayman Islands to end its year with a balanced budget. 

Eco-friendly elements impacting Cayman construction

Solar panels and low-energy LED lights have become fairly common home features on the island, but some newer developments are including such energy-saving elements as increased insulation, recycled materials, sustainable woods, battery storage of solar-generated electricity and geothermal cooling.

Port rivals battle for hearts, minds and votes

On social media, in the cinema, on the pages of internet blogs and newspapers, the battle for votes on the port project referendum is heating up. Citizen campaigners claim they are locked in a David vs. Goliath public relations fight. Government insists it is trying to educate and inform the people in the face of a tide of misinformation.
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CCMI programme inspires students

The seven-year-old Young Environmentalist Leadership Course is designed to expose more Caymanian students to the possibilities of a career related to the marine environment, whether that’s working in the local dive industry, becoming a research scientist or something in between. 

Conference: Create road safety council

Perhaps the most important thing that may come out of last week’s Road Safety Week conference, sponsored by the National Roads Authority, was the idea of establishing a Road Safety Council in Cayman.

Second edition of ‘Trash Talks’ opens

First, it was Jimi Hendrix … fashioned from bottle caps. Now, artist Marc Laurenson has created a portrait of Mick Jagger from cast-off toys. The large...

No long-term strategy in Cayman education, report finds

In its first-ever audit of Cayman’s education system, the Office of the Auditor General describes a Ministry of Education that lacks a clear direction of where it is going. 

Stranded airline passengers take to the sea

Mechanical problems caused the pilot of a Cayman Airways Twin Otter aircraft to abort the flight from Cayman Brac to Little Cayman on Sunday morning, temporarily stranding travellers from the Sister Islands.

Inspectors say Savannah performance remains weak

Teaching quality an student behavior led concerns, although leadership has improved

Two receive scuba diving scholarships

Two young Caymanians were recently awarded scholarships to pursue training and possible careers in the dive industry. 

NRA quick fixes are tied to long-term problem

Projects in the drawing board stage at the National Roads Authority have been kicked into construction mode in recent weeks as the organisation and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service struggle to address a sudden traffic crunch.

New traffic measures at Grand Harbour roundabout

Motorists travelling through the Grand Harbour roundabout will have another traffic adjustment to contend with from Monday. From 4:30pm to 7pm, eastbound traffic entering the...

Cayman plastic plume startles harbour patrol

Delwin McLaughlin has been boating on the waters around Cayman for many years, but what he saw last Thursday stunned him: a floating stream of plastic more than a mile long in the ocean west of George Town.

Instructors share knowledge on training disabled divers

A group of scuba instructors who focus on teaching disabled people to dive were in Cayman this week, sharing information on the specialized avenue of the sport and the techniques they use.

MLA Bryan pushing for voter survey

Member of the Legislative Assembly Kenneth Bryan said during a press conference on Thursday that the upcoming cruise port referendum is a unique opportunity for gauging public opinion on other topics. 

Port opposition details expenditures

Officials with the Cruise Port Referendum Cayman organisation said they have spent less than $12,000 so far in their campaign to stop the cruise berthing facility proposed for George Town Harbour.

John A. Cumber shows some improvement

The Office of Education Standards said Sir John A. Cumber Primary School has made significant progress in improving its weak performance, but still has a long way to go.

Cadet Corps leader eager to see new regiment

The head of the Cayman Cadet Corps said she thinks the proposed military regiment for Cayman, announced on Friday, will benefit the corps and the nation.
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