Mark Muckenfuss, Journalist
Mark Muckenfuss.
Journalist

Mark Muckenfuss

Journalist

 

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ARTICLES BY MARK MUCKENFUSS

Governor Long laid to rest

Amid the spectacle of a guard of honour, top government dignitaries and a crowd of about 200 people, Athelstan Charles Ethelwulf Long, Cayman’s first governor, was given a final tribute on Wednesday at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church in Savannah.

Police appeal for boat crash witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses to Sunday night’s fatal boat crash in which Emmanuel Brown, 49, and John Turner, 70, were killed.

Boating death victim remembered by colleagues

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Brown is being remembered for his friendly demeanour and his work as a football referee in Cayman.

School psychologist mourned after sudden death

Monty Larrew, an educational psychologist with the Ministry of Education, died 9 Aug. following a brief illness. He was 40.
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UPDATE: Police named two men killed in boat accident

Two men killed in a Sunday night boating accident have been identified as Emmanuel Brown, 49, and John Turner, 70.

Saunders raises concerns about Constitution changes

MLA Chris Saunders says he’s concerned that some of his fellow members are making it too easy to make changes to the Cayman Islands Constitution.
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Education ministry releases special needs report

A recently released audit of the special needs population in Cayman’s government schools paints a somewhat different picture than previously released data.
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Swimmers remove hook from turtle’s neck

A recent beachfront paddleboard outing turned into a rescue when John McDow noticed one of the turtles he and his nephews and niece were observing off of Boggy Sand beach, seemed distressed.

Shell from turtle, likely poached, recovered

A shell that came from a green turtle estimated to weigh from 300 to 400 pounds, was found Saturday in a dumpster in Morgan’s Harbour. Officials believe the shell likely came from a poached turtle.

OfReg loses decision on battle with Datalink

Justice Marlene Carter has ruled that the Utility Regulation and Competition Office, commonly known as OfReg, failed to follow the law in ruling that Datalink Ltd. could not charge reservation fees for future use of its power poles.

RCIPS looking at building new station in West Bay

A section of land on Batabano Road has been cleared for the possible construction of a new police station for West Bay.

Red stakes mark iguana deaths on Little Cayman

Tanja Laaser says people in Little Cayman were surprised when more than two dozen red stakes marking the spots where rock iguanas had been killed on the roads there appeared in April.

First Saturday Night Live event draws a crowd

The event is the first in what is expected to be a monthly series of happenings designed to help bring more people to George Town’s waterfront. Saturday’s event ran until 11pm.
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Solar carport planned for government centre

A new carport topped with solar panels will soon be supplying a portion of the power used by the Government Administration Building in George Town.

Cayman’s first governor dies at 100

Athelstan Charles Ethelwulf Long, Cayman’s first governor, may have been 100 when he died Wednesday evening, but longtime friend, and his attorney, Amanda Roberts said part of him never aged beyond boyhood.

Developing weather system of no concern for Cayman

A weather disturbance in the Eastern Atlantic is likely to develop into a tropical depression over the weekend as it heads towards the Caribbean. Forecasters say they do not believe it poses any threat to the Cayman Islands.

Medical experts call for tighter restrictions on cosmetic injections

Medical oversight experts say there needs to be tighter regulation when it comes to treatments performed by injection that take place in a non-medical setting.

New status allows tutoring centres to serve more students

Kami Butcher was overjoyed Tuesday morning when she learned that her son can continue to go to school at the Cayman Learning Centre.
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Crunch time for abandoned cars in West Bay

This was number 126 since the West Bay police station began its part of a campaign to rid Cayman neighbourhoods of junked cars. The Swamp area of George Town has been another focus of the effort.

Year 12 student scores narrow against expectations

Recently released data from the Ministry of Education shows a slight improvement in Key Stage 2 performance and in that of Year 12 students. However, the comparative performance of Year 12 students to how they were expected to do fell off in 2018.
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