Friday Features

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.

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Spotlight on domestic violence

Local advocacy groups are set to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence this month to shine the light on domestic abuse. Last year Cayman recorded over 2,200 domestic-violence cases and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said they expect that number to be surpassed by the end of the year as they have already registered 1,900 cases through August.

Ending the cycle of abuse

The Cayman Compass shines the spotlight on domestic violence in the Cayman Islands. In this feature peice one domestic violence recounts her experiences before she broke the cycle of abuse.

Opposition calls for expanded parental leave

Opposition politicians are pushing for more generous parental leave allowances for mums in the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Compass highlighted the issue in a special...

Cayman among the least family friendly countries

The Cayman Islands ranks among the least ‘family friendly’ of the world’s richest countries when it comes to parental leave.

“Mom guilt is real”

A flexible schedule and the ability to work from home helped Melanie Thomas cope with the “crazy, but wonderful” demands of combining motherhood with...

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