Update: Police conclude underwater search for Brac man

Police scuba divers were continuing to search the waters around Cayman Brac Monday for 54-year-old Linvol Smith amid diminishing hope that he would be found alive.

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Gun and drugs add up to eight years in jail

Possession of an unlicensed firearm and 123 grams of cocaine added up to eight years imprisonment after Javier Howell pleaded guilty to both offenses.

Deported man returns, gets 14 months

A deportation order means, “You are not welcome here,” Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez told defendant Marlon Crowe last week.

Jury notice

All Grand Court jurors who are in the April 4 – July 3 session are advised that their report date has been changed.

Rainy week ahead for Cayman

The Cayman Islands can expect plenty of rain this week, as a widespread system sits over the northern Caribbean. Environmental conditions will not be conducive to tropical development, according to the National Hurricane Center.

UPDATE: Cayman Brac diver reported missing

Cayman Brac resident Linvol Smith, 54, has been reported missing, following an apparent diving excursion near Scotts Dock.
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MAIL CALL: Private school crunch

Compass readers respond to news about enrollment demands at private schools, and about Cayman's two-tiered education system that blocks most expatriate students from attending public school.

Second customs officer arrested in drug probe

A second Cayman Islands Customs officer has been arrested in connection with what authorities describe as a drug importation conspiracy, the department announced Friday. The unidentified male officer was arrested Thursday in connection with an ongoing probe that had already netted another customs officer and a Cayman Airways employee.

East End travels south of the border

Hayman Island is located on the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, approximately 10,000 miles from the Cayman Islands. That short geography lesson is the origin of a most interesting story.
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Road closures for May 19

A portion of West Bay Road, between Lawrence Boulevard and the Galleria Roundabout, will close on Saturday, May 19, as work continues on the West Bay Road Underpass.

Disabilities Council to unveil beach access pathway

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities will officially unveil a new beach-access pathway, dubbed the “Mobi-Mat,” on Public Beach near Calico Jack’s Saturday morning.

Prison inmates pack police jail

Prison overcrowding on Grand Cayman that was made public about two months ago has gotten worse since then, the Cayman Compass can reveal.

Premier meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May

Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed Thursday that he participated in a series of private meetings this week with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and her “de-facto deputy” MP David Lidington to discuss matters surrounding Cayman’s financial services industry and its constitutional arrangement with Britain.

Early start for Cayman royal watchers

Anyone in Cayman who wants to tune into the royal wedding Saturday will be in for an early start.

Child pornography case adjourned

Former UCCI lecturer Pierre Michel Pavlov Rameau has had his sentencing postponed until Thursday, May 24.

Rivers to discuss ‘gray list’ in Brussels

Minister for Financial Services Tara Rivers will travel to Brussels to discuss Cayman’s tax system with EU officials after Cayman last year narrowly avoided being included on a blacklist of countries deemed uncooperative in tax matters.

Telescopes focus on Cayman for astronomy conference

The late Dr. Bill Hrudey would have been proud to see Cayman’s first astronomy conference being held in his name next week.

The history of Discovery Day

Monday, May 21, marks Discovery Day, which is celebrated as a national holiday in the Cayman Islands.

Contestants sought for Miss Teen Cayman

The Miss Teen Pageant Committee is seeking contestants for its upcoming Miss Teen Cayman pageant.

Festival site approved ahead of KAABOO

The Dart group was granted planning permission Thursday to create an event site that will be used to host the forthcoming KAABOO Cayman festival and potentially other major concerts and events.

Author Deepak Chopra to visit Cayman

Deepak Chopra, an authority on spiritual wellness and author of 85 books, will visit Cayman and share insights from his latest book in an invitation-only event at The Ritz-Carlton in June.
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Participation ticks upward in cancer registry

The Cayman Islands voluntary cancer registry grew in 2017, and there are now nearly 400 people in the database.

15 years for carrying cocaine from Brac

A man who admitted to bringing 1.8 pounds of cocaine to Grand Cayman from Cayman Brac was sentenced this week to 15 years’ imprisonment.

Woman admits theft from government

A former government employee pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing $18,890 from the Cayman Islands government.

Phone photo leads to firearm charge

Posing for a photo while holding a gun led Matthew Carlyle Ebanks to court last year and then to prison for 268 days.

Seven arrested in immigration sweeps

The Department of Immigration’s Enforcement Division arrested seven people suspected of being in breach of immigration law as part of an operation that included 30 spot checks in the past two weeks
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Five-car crash blocks Shamrock Road

Five vehicles collided Wednesday afternoon on the eastbound lanes of Shamrock Road, near the Savannah Primary School.

Accounting firms win legal dispute over government fees

The Grand Court has struck down attempts by government to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra business licensing fees from the territory’s major accounting firms, ruling that such efforts were unlawful.

‘Here’s to another 60 glorious years’

Fresh off an embarrassing legislative revolt among his own party during a parliamentary vote that sought to force public company ownership registers on British Overseas Territories, U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told a London audience Monday night that Cayman would remain part of the United Kingdom.

Cayman basks in record high season

“We broke records in January, February and March,” says Jim Mauer, the new manager at the Westin hotel on Seven Mile Beach.

‘Frasier’ star Kelsey Grammer guest speaker at charity dinner

The five-time Emmy Award-winning star of “Frasier” is coming to Cayman. Kelsey Grammer will be the celebrity guest speaker at the annual charity dinner at the Flowers Sea Swim to raise funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.
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