Mark Muckenfuss, Journalist
Mark Muckenfuss

Mark Muckenfuss

Journalist

 

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ARTICLES BY MARK MUCKENFUSS

Clifton Hunter’s new principal wants new mindset

Richard Wildman is big on Visible Learning.
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UPDATED: McLean honoured for his impact on Cayman

John Bonwell McLean was remembered Tuesday as the man who helped bring East End into the modern age, and had a hand in developing much of the infrastructure that made the Cayman Islands what it is today.

Experts fear worse than usual coral bleaching season

This year is not shaping up as a good one for Cayman’s coral population.

Community pays respects as McLean lies in state

Visitors murmured in small pockets, an honour guard snapped through its ceremonial routine and well-known Cayman faces mingled with others paying their respects as former politician John McLean lay in state on Monday in the foyer of Legislative Assembly building.

Mercuryman racers battle the heat

Nearly 70 athletes took to the water and the road for the sixth running of the Mercuryman triathlon/aquabike event on Sunday.

Pay raise for teachers delayed

Despite a government surplus and the promise last year of a 1 Sept. wage increase for teachers, Education Ministry officials now say teachers won’t get the expected bump in salary for another year.

Cayman homesharing market doubled in past year

Homesharing is expanding in Cayman.

Coast Guard head expects boating laws soon

Cayman’s largely unregulated boating community may be getting some new rules.

Standards report: Challenges remain for Cayman schools

A new report from the Office of Education Standards says Cayman Islands education has improved overall in the last five years, but that students are still under-performing when compared to international standards.

KAABOO: Expect ticket refunds in two weeks

KAABOO Cayman organisers say ticket holders for the cancelled 2020 festival should expect to see their money refunded in the next two weeks.
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KAABOO is gone but not forgotten

Musician Derrick McKay was typical of those reacting to Sunday’s announcement that KAABOO Cayman 2020 had been cancelled.

KAABOO cancelled

Following weeks of rumour and speculation, officials have announced that the largest music festival in Cayman’s history is a one-off.

Six-month amnesty for parrot owners

If something is not done, Fred Burton says, the Cayman parrot may cease to be.

UCCI teams up to promote coding

The University College of the Cayman Islands is the latest to join in the effort to boost the number of coders in Cayman.

Student test scores show more work needs to be done

Preliminary test results show Year 11 Cayman students improving over last year while Year 6 scores declined.

Miller calls for enacting boating regulations

With a boating accident that killed two men earlier this month still fresh in people’s minds, North Side Legislative Assembly Member Ezzard Miller is hoping the government will finally act on legislation passed in 2015 calling for greater regulation on maritime vessels.

Buses back on roads as schools reopen

Tuesday morning the buses were once again rolling. Alarm clocks rang earlier. Dormant backpacks were pulled on. And many parents breathed a sigh of relief.

Cayman International School gears up to open new preschool

This may not be the best space for someone with obsessive compulsive disorder. Straight lines are in short supply.

Students say scholarships make college accessible

Without the Cayman Islands Government’s scholarship programme, Deondra Kelly said her college career would have been far different.

Justices hear appeals on murder and rape cases

Convicted murderer Brian Borden and rapist Jeffrey Barnes appeared before the Court of Appeal on Thursday morning to appeal for lighter sentences.
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