Lunds unveil plans for healing domes

A unique ‘healing resort’ featuring dome-shaped bungalows on the site of the hurricane-hit Mariners Cove complex in Grand Cayman is aiming to open by December 2020, according to the developer.

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National Trust to hold birding tour

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is inviting families to take part in an ‘intimate birding tour’ through the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park this weekend.

Cayman asked to ‘Rock Your Socks’ Thursday

Down Syndrome Cayman Islands and the Special Needs Foundation Cayman are inviting the public to ‘Rock Your Socks’ on Thursday, March 21, which is World Down Syndrome Day.

50 years ago: Big ganja haul; airport fire

In the March 20, 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, a front page story, headlined ‘Big ganja haul’, detailed a seizure of £1,000 worth of drugs. It read:

Fishing tournament postponed due to rough seas

Organisers of the Burger King Big Fish tournament, scheduled for this weekend, announced Wednesday that the event has been postponed because of unfavourable weather.

100+ Women Who Care donate $12.5K to Jasmine

The Cayman Islands chapter of 100+ Women Who Care selected Jasmine (formerly Cayman HospiceCare) to receive the group’s collective donation of more than $12,500 at its March meeting.

CCMI taking applications for youth program

Applications for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s Young Environmentalist Leadership Course are due April 1.

Cayman Health winner

Congratulations to Tanya Gordon for winning a Fitbit Charge 3 from the Cayman Compass sister publication, Cayman Health, at the Cayman Heart Fund’s International Symposium.

Three in court for 900 pounds of ganja

Three men appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday, all charged with importing about 900 pounds of ganja following an encounter with police approximately 11 miles off East End on Monday.

Man admits importing controlled drug

A George Town resident pleaded guilty in Summary Court on Tuesday to a charge of importing 204 tablets of the controlled drug Alprazolam, sold under the trade name Xanax, without lawful excuse or authorisation to do so.

Prince Charles and Camilla begin Caribbean tour

The Caribbean tour of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is under way, with the royal couple spending Tuesday on the beaches of Barbados on their way to Cayman next week.

Rare glimpse of hammerhead at sandbar

They came for “breakfast with the rays” and found the rays were on the menu.

Shots fired in ocean drug bust

Armed police fired on drug smugglers during an extended boat chase in Cayman’s waters. Around 900 pounds of ganja, worth more than $800,000, was eventually seized and three men, from Jamaica, were arrested.

Money laundering report finds ‘major deficiencies’ in Cayman

The Cayman Islands has major shortcomings in its ability to analyse and understand the risks from money laundering and terrorism financing. Large money laundering investigations and prosecutions are non-existent and the use of the Financial Reporting Authority to initiate investigations is benign, the latest mutual evaluation report by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force has concluded.

Cayman cruises to another gold at Special Olympics

Cayman swimmer Alec Brice Cox just would not be denied. Cox, who had finished fourth in one event Monday, came back to swim his way to a gold medal in the 800-metre freestyle on Tuesday at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

Exploring Cayman’s past in British Museum

A group of Caymanians and Cayman students living in the United Kingdom visited the British Museum in London on a VIP tour to explore some behind-the-scenes collections of items relating to the Cayman Islands.
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New report paints rosier picture of economy

Cayman’s economy may be bigger than economists originally thought.

North Sider wins Agriculture Show $20,000 raffle draw

Mariza Dixon, a resident of North Side, is the winner of the Cayman Islands Agriculture Show $20,000 raffle draw.

Series to tackle bullying behaviour

Clinical psychologist Erica Lam says children who are bullied are at greater risk for attempting suicide.
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Salmonella scare prompts Pillsbury flour recall

Cayman’s Department of Environmental Health is advising the public that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of some Pillsbury flour products due to the likelihood of salmonella contamination.

Employer faces ‘historical’ pension charges

An employer appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday facing eight charges of failing without reasonable cause to provide a pension plan or make contributions to a pension plan for employees, with one of the charges dating from Jan. 1, 1999.

Irish eyes shining on Little Cayman

Maxine Moore of McCoy’s Lodge, left, on Little Cayman hosted a St. Patrick’s Day gathering at the weekend to help raise funds for an upcoming school trip for Little Cayman Primary School.
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Sick turtle restored to health

It was one of the more unusual MRI scans the staff at Cayman’s CTMH Doctors Hospital have ever been asked to perform.

Highway extension could help ease rush hour woes

Government plans to proceed with a 10-mile extension of the East-West Arterial Highway from next year, according to Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew.

Government: New anti-money laundering plan under way

Government has responded to what appears to be a damning evaluation of the effectiveness of Cayman’s anti-money laundering framework by launching an action plan that aims to address any deficiencies within a year.

Officials shine a light on turtle problem

Officials with the Department of Environment are hoping a pilot project to install turtle-friendly lights on a stretch of Seven Mile Beach in West Bay will encourage beachfront property owners in other areas to follow suit.

‘Fiesta’ at Harquail Theatre

Quiana Erb dances on the Harquail Theatre stage as part of the ‘Fiesta’ concert last Sunday. The Cayman National Orchestra, conducted by Musical Director Jonathan Taylor, performed a repertoire spanning Spanish and Latin American music.

In Focus: Pretty on the Outside fundraiser

The MS Foundation Cayman held its third annual Pretty on the Outside fundraiser at the National Gallery on Saturday, March 16.

Prisoners complete prison fellowship programme

The Prison Service is turning to religion to help rehabilitate inmates at its two prisons.

Iguana cull approaches 470,000

Last week, cullers removed more than 10,000 green iguanas from Grand Cayman. Through 20 weeks of the Department of Environment’s programme, a total of 468,690 iguanas had been culled, as of March 16.

Cayman Water, OfReg still negotiating new licensing deal

Cayman Water has yet to reach an agreement with the Utilities Regulation and Competition Office to serve customers in the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas, according to the 2018 annual report from Cayman Water’s parent company, Consolidated Water.
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