Most youth not signed up for election

Even though it has estimated a record number of registered voters for next spring’s general election, the Cayman Islands Elections Office said this week that it appears a majority of younger Caymanians are not taking part.

East End brings out the Christmas cheer

In East End, Christmas cheer comes in all shapes and sizes, with a healthy dose of creativity making for some fun festive sightseeing.


Seniors events celebrate the holiday season

Great food, friendships and fun are all on the menu in coming weeks for seniors in celebration of the festive season.

50 years ago: Christmas visitors start arriving

In the Dec. 7, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote: “Arrivals in the district during the past week: Mr. Franklin Ebanks from the Motor Vessel Chemical Trader, to spend his vacation with his mother and other relatives."

Rock removal trial begins on Seven Mile Beach

The Dart group began removing slabs of beach rock from the waters off Seven Mile Beach on Wednesday at the site of a planned five-star resort.

Taxi fares a concern for tourism industry

Tourists are frequently left feeling ripped off over taxi fares in Grand Cayman, according to multiple business owners who warn that high prices are putting off customers and damaging the reputation of the destination.

Police jump-start traffic unit

Anemic enforcement of traffic offenses like speeding, cellphone driving and drunken driving in the Cayman Islands in recent years is about to be put in reverse, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service chief of operations.

UK Coastguard reviewing Cayman’s search and rescue capabilities

Officers from the United Kingdom Coastguard arrived in the Cayman Islands this week to review the country’s search and rescue capabilities. The police came under fire earlier this year when three men and two boys, ages 9 and 11, went missing at sea and emergency searchers did not deploy until the next morning.

Work permit numbers stabilize at about 24,000

The number of foreign workers on work permits in the Cayman Islands leveled off during the latter part of 2016, with just less than 24,000 non-Caymanians employed here as of early December.

Airport ‘waving gallery’ to close

The popular outdoor waving gallery at Owen Roberts International Airport will be closed from mid-January as part of the airport expansion and redevelopment project. The closure is necessary for the Cayman Islands Airports Authority to comply with international security regulations, a press release said.

Woman guilty of robbery, remanded in custody

Christine Rae Smith was found guilty of charges relating to the robbery at a George Town beauty salon on the night of Friday, July 10, 2015. The defendant was in Elegant Nails and More when two men entered the premises and stole money, cell phones and other items from the owner and two other women.
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Iguanas with taped limbs spark cruelty concerns

Reports of green iguanas with their limbs tied up with electrical tape and left to die are raising concerns in Grand Cayman. One iguana was found with its limbs tied and its mouth taped. Another was left with its arms fastened behind its back by the road side in West Bay.
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