Minister: Bring in derelict vehicles

Ministry of Environment officials acknowledged last week that there appeared to have been a breakdown in communications over the disposal of derelict vehicles on Grand Cayman.

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Cayman Connection UK holds fifth anniversary bash

On Wednesday, Caymanians celebrated the fifth anniversary of Cayman Connection UK, the network for groups and individuals associated with the Cayman Islands who now live in the United Kingdom.
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Air traffic control trainee arrested

An air traffic control trainee at Cayman Brac’s Charles Kirkconnell International Airport has been taken off his assignment following his drugs-related arrest Monday, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority confirmed.

Blood pressure drug recalled

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority has stopped distributing Valsartan, a generic medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, after it was found to have an impurity and was made the subject of a recall issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.

Digicel joins KAABOO as partner and sponsor

Digicel Cayman is, almost literally, jumping on the KAABOO “band wagon,” joining Virgin Produced and the Dart Organization as a partner and “major corporate sponsor” of the two-day festival which will take place in February 2019.

Man, 83, in court for attempted murder

William Lindberg Glasgow, 83, made his first appearance in Grand Court on Friday on a charge of attempted murder.

New date set for Captain’s Bakery incident

A teenaged male made his first appearance in Grand Court on Friday charged with offenses arising from an incident Tuesday night, July 10, at Captain’s Bakery and Grill on West Bay Road.

Three plead not guilty to firearm charges

Three Jamaican nationals charged with possession of unlicensed firearms pleaded not guilty in Grand Court on Friday and had their trial set to start on Sept. 24.

Jury notice

The latest Grand Court jurors report date has changed.

Wayne Panton to lead Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

Former government Minister Wayne Panton was named Wednesday as chairman of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, replacing his former colleague at Walkers law firm, Grant Stein, in the chairman’s post.

$1.3M South Sound boardwalk project nearing completion

The development of a boardwalk and other amenities along South Sound Road is expected to be completed by the end of August at a cost of $1.3 million, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure.

Tourism Association presents Stingray Awards

Nancy Easterbrook was honored with a lifetime achievement award on Tuesday evening at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s annual Stingray Tourism Awards.

Dart, NCB to partner on new residences

Dart Real Estate and NCB Group on Thursday announced they have entered into a joint venture partnership to develop the first residential properties for sale in Camana Bay.

Three burglary suspects apprehended at Smith Cove

Police officers converged on Smith Cove Thursday afternoon, bringing multiple cars, a helicopter, the K-9 unit and a boat from the Joint Marine Unit in pursuit of three burglary suspects.

New Cayman stamps commemorate royal wedding

The Cayman Islands Postal Service has issued new stamps to commemorate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May wedding.

Auditors conduct three-part review of landfill overtime pay

Government auditors are now conducting a tertiary review of overtime payments made to Department of Environmental Health staff, according to information obtained by the Cayman Compass through the Freedom of Information Law.

HSA expands services to Smith Road Centre

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority is relocating its Public Health Administration and the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry from the Cayman Islands Hospital campus to the nearby Smith Road Centre offices.

Gun charge withdrawn against wife

Charges of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition were withdrawn on Thursday against a woman in whose home the items had been found.

Gender tribunal refuses to explain ruling in prison case

Cayman’s appointed body that considers complaints regarding gender discrimination has told government officials it does not need to explain its decision in 2016 that Her Majesty’s Prison’s Service discriminated against four male prison supervisors.

Realtor was ‘terrible businessman,’ court hears

Former real estate broker Antonio Paolini was “a terrible businessman” who used money from two clients to pay business expenses and he never intended to benefit personally, a Grand Court judge was told on Wednesday.
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Deadline looms for contractors to register with Builders Board

The deadline for general contractors to register under the new Builders Law is coming up at the end of the month, and many contractors still have not completed their applications with the Builders Board.
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Burglar sprays hair spray at victim’s face

A burglar sprayed a woman in the face with hair spray after she woke up to find him in her North Side home early Thursday morning.
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670,000th tire shredded at landfill

The last in a pile of 670,000 tires that once towered over the George Town landfill was tossed into the shredder Wednesday by Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour.

Police and roads authority work to make streets safer

Auxiliary Constable Fabian O’Connor, who won the Diversity Award at this year’s Police Service Awards, has entered into a partnership with the National Roads Authority to improve the traffic signs and road markings on the waterfront and in central George Town.

Government accesses UK’s underwater mapping program

The Lands and Survey Department is getting a better feel for the local underwater topography of the region thanks to a seabed mapping program undertaken by the U.K. Hydrographic Office.

Miller: Government ‘making excuses’ on school playfield

Cayman’s opposition leader blasted the civil service Tuesday for “making up excuses” on a proposal to put artificial turf down on a section of field outside the North Side primary school – a project MLA Ezzard Miller said school parents and his constituent office have been working on for four years.

Two arrested at airport

Two people were arrested on suspicion of possessing ganja at the Owen Roberts International Airport on Monday.

Police car damaged during turtle investigation

A police vehicle was rear-ended Tuesday by a car officers said they were attempting to stop while responding to a report of a turtle being taken from the water.

Dog shot in West Bay

Police are investigating the shooting of a dog in its owner’s yard on Powell Smith Road in West Bay.

Man pleads guilty to motorcyclist’s death

A man charged with causing the death of motorcyclist Denvil Roy Mitchell in 2016 pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Monday.

50 years ago: John A. Cumber school opens in West Bay

In the July 18, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “West Bay School Opens,” appeared:
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