EU to revive money laundering blacklist with new criteria

The European Union will reveal a new methodology for its anti-money laundering blacklist of third countries by October. A previous blacklist was blocked by EU governments after a diplomatic row over the listing of Saudi Arabia and four US overseas territories.

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Free school supplies available at Constitution Hall

A charitable foundation will hold its second annual ‘Ready, Set, Learn!’ back-to-school drive on Saturday afternoon, 24 Aug. at Constitution Hall in George Town.

Two arrested, 55 tickets issued in police’s ‘Day of Action’

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service held a ‘Day of Action’ last week that involved 74 officers carrying out high-visibility traffic stops, patrols and liquor licence premises checks. During a variety of operations, police issued 55 traffic tickets and arrested two people.

Cayman Rugby prepares for tournament in Colombia

Cayman Rugby is set to tackle its highest ever level of competition at the Americas Rugby Challenge.
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Kadejah Bodden wins Miss Cayman Universe

Kadejah Bodden, a 24‑year-old Bodden Town beauty, is the new Miss Cayman Universe.

Eclipze seeks volunteers for charity Cut-A-Thon

As it prepares for its annual breast cancer awareness Cut-A-Thon, Eclipze Hair Design and Day Spa is seeking volunteers to help out.

Police to reconstruct fatal boat accident

The Royal Cayman Islands Police is bringing a marine accident reconstruction investigator from overseas to help with the probe into the fatal boat crash on Sunday, 11 Aug., in which two men were killed and a woman seriously injured.

Police: Reports of child rape in Bodden Town ‘misinformation’

Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne says online reports of a rape of a boy in Bodden Town are incorrect, describing them as “misinformation” that has been causing alarm and tension in the district.
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Law Reform Commission looks at decriminalising suicide

The Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper recommending that suicide should no longer be a crime in the Cayman Islands.

Savannah residents learn how to assist in emergencies

The newest members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduated last week from the programme at the Bodden Town Civic Centre.

Public beach playground closed until end August

The playground by the Seven Mile Beach public beach parking lot will be closed until Friday, 30 Aug., as work by Dart in the area continues.

UK-based Caymanian students gather

More than 100 guests joined Governor Martyn Roper at Government House on Thursday night to celebrate six years of Cayman Connection UK.

CPR Cayman outlines its key concerns on cruise ship dock

Cruise Port Referendum Cayman has submitted a three-part letter to the Cayman Compass outlining its concerns about the proposed facility. This is part 1.

Racers complete second leg of Stroke and Stride

The second act of the Stroke and Stride series took place on Wednesday, 14 Aug., with a bumper crop of participants racing in the water and on land.

Police, NRA clean up waterfront in George Town

Following reports of attempts by individuals trying to sell drugs and rent chairs along the waterfront in George Town, police and National Roads Authority, with a landscaping company, cleaned up the area earlier this month.

Cyclist mugs woman on West Bay street

A woman was robbed while walking along Mount Pleasant Road in West Bay on Thursday night.
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SARA COLLINS: GOTHIC QUEEN

We are setting up for our interview with Sara Collins in her stunning Grand Cayman home, as she packs for her night flight to...

UCCI grad gets Island Heritage grant

Hugh Dontaye Thomas, a business administration student who recently graduated the University College of the Cayman Islands with an associate degree, is the recipient of this year’s $5,000 Island Heritage Educational Grant.

69 animal cruelty or neglect cases reported in 2018

The Department of Agriculture dealt with 69 reports of animal cruelty or neglect in 2018 and recommended five of those cases to be put forward for prosecution.

Brexit could impact environmental funding for Cayman

Grant funding for important environmental projects in the Cayman Islands and other British Overseas Territories may be impacted by Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Weather experts: Sahara dust diminishing cyclone activity

Movement of dry air and dust from the Sahara desert is keeping the Caribbean hurricane season at bay – for now.

Underwater ‘train wreck’ could be relic of phosphate mining

The discovery of old-fashioned train wheel-sets in shallow water off East End may be linked to the bygone era of phosphate mining in the Cayman Islands, historians believe.

Cayman phosphate mining a short-lived economic boom

Phosphate mining was a short-lived but highly prosperous enterprise in the Cayman Islands in the late 19th century.

Beach access signs being erected

Officers of the Public Lands Commission will be out and about over the next few weeks replacing missing or damaged signs on the island’s beach access paths.

Divetech denied permit for new location

The Central Planning Authority has turned down a request by Divetech to expand its operations to a residential property just north of its current location at the Lighthouse complex in West Bay.

Acts of Random Kindness expanding its education programme

Beaming with pride, Lianni Heslop reads aloud for the camera. A year ago she would have struggled with the words and would not have had the confidence to read for an audience.

Students get a peek into programming

Brandon Caruana thinks establishing a tech company in Grand Cayman is a no-brainer.

André Ebanks named to lead London office

André Ebanks will soon become the most senior Cayman Islands official in the United Kingdom.

Designer Lapson to judge Miss Cayman Universe

International designer and television host Charlie Lapson will be among the judges this Saturday at the annual Miss Cayman Universe pageant at The Ritz-Carlton resort.
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Traffic advisory for Miss Teen motorcade

Police are advising motorists to exercise caution on Saturday and to expect slight delays while the Miss Teen Cayman Islands Motorcade is under way.

Dry weather helps grow Consolidated Water revenue

Unusually dry weather in the Cayman Islands helped push Consolidated Water’s revenue growth in the second quarter of this year.
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