Norma Connolly

Norma Connolly, Managing Editor
Norma Connolly

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Drug-smuggling trio sentenced

Three men caught with a loaded gun and hundreds of pounds of ganja, as well as cocaine and ecstasy, were sentenced in the Grand Court Friday.

Police urge safety during Halloween celebrations

Police are asking motorists to exercise extra care on Halloween night as neighbourhoods host parties and kids go trick or treating.

Sick as a parrot: Birds get health checks in amnesty

Pet Cayman parrots that have been registered by their owners under a six-month amnesty are undergoing health checks.

1 million green iguanas culled

The green iguana culling mission hit a landmark on Thursday when the one millionth of the invasive species was deposited at the George Town landfill.

Man dies after car falls on him

A man was killed Saturday in Bodden Town after a vehicle on which he was working collapsed on top of him.

Police name accident victims

Police have named the two people killed in Saturday's car crash in East End. They are Lopez George Higgins, 26, and Charlisa Titanya Chambers, 27.

Brac airport re-opens

Cayman Brac's Charles Kirkconnell International Airport's runway was closed today (Thursday) after a private aircraft aborted its takeoff.

DoE locates missing shark tag

The Department of Environment offered a $200 reward for anyone who located a satellite tag that dislodged from a Caribbean reef shark off Little Cayman on Thursday night, but the tag was found in the end by one of the department’s own officers.
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Cayman’s female divers line up to break their own world record

Fifteen feet below the surface of the sea off West Bay on Saturday, for the second time in two years, female divers on Grand Cayman broke a world scuba diving record.
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Little Cayman giants abound in ‘Sponge Belt’

The crew from Divetech and a group of divers returned to Grand Cayman Saturday after exploring the depths of Little Cayman.
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Women divers set world record in Cayman

The female divers of the Cayman Islands marked International Women’s Dive Day Saturday by breaking a world record while raising funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Cayman sky-gazers chase Great American Eclipse

Eclipse chasers from Cayman traveled through Missouri and Illinois searching for clear skies to view Monday’s eclipse. Cayman Islands Astronomical Society members Karen Perkins and Petro Kotze joined the Society’s former president Chris Cooke and his family, who traveled from the U.K., and three astronomers from Trinidad and Tobago to watch the solar phenomenon.

Cayman to see 55 percent of solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, millions of people across America will turn their eyes toward the sun to experience a potentially once-in-a-lifetime experience – a total solar eclipse. Although Cayman is not in the path of the full eclipse, a partial one will be visible from here. In Cayman, viewers will be able to see the moon block out 55 percent of the sun.

Legends take to the court

With its usual mix of impressive tennis moves and entertaining on-court banter and antics, the annual Legends showcase was held at Festival Green in Camana Bay Friday night.

Pink Ladies to close hospital coffee shop after 35-year run

After serving coffee, cakes, burgers and sandwiches to patients, visitors and staff at the Cayman Islands Hospital for 35 years, the Pink Ladies Coffee Shop is closing. The Pink Ladies announced “with sadness” Tuesday that its management and operation of the coffee shop will end on Dec. 16. The premises will be handed back to the Health Services Authority by the end of the year.

Actress Nixon shares mother’s battle at breast cancer gala

Actress Cynthia Nixon, in a moving speech to 580 people at the annual Breast Cancer Foundation Gala on Saturday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, described how her mother fought, survived and decades later finally succumbed to cancer with dignity, spirit and control intact.

Shakespeare for the masses

I invited a friend to see “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” on Saturday. “Bit too high brow for me, I’m afraid,” he responded, as he politely declined.

Honey Badger under repair; reef restoration continues

The boat of the Magic Reef Restoration project may be under repair after being thrown onto the ironshore by rough seas earlier this week, but the restoration work on the reef is continuing, volunteers said.

New HospiceCare site announced

It’s an empty dirt lot now, but possibly as soon as the end of next year, a site on West Bay Road will be the new home of Cayman HospiceCare.
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