Court of Appeal: Insurer can avoid payout in fatal 2011 crash

A vehicle owner’s previous traffic charges, which were not disclosed to her insurance company, permitted the insurer to avoid any right of recovery of funds in connection with a 2011 crash on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, the Court of Appeal ruled.

School groups delve into art at the National Gallery

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ education programs have gotten off to a busy start already this school year with a number of visits from local schoolchildren. Year 3 students from St. Ignatius took in a field trip to the National Gallery on Wednesday, Jan. 4

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YMCA community gathers for second annual training session

More than 130 staff, volunteers and supporters took part in the YMCA’s second annual Leaders for Youth conference on Friday and Saturday. The conference, held at St. Ignatius Catholic School in George Town, offered up two days of learning to the participants to support the YMCA’s work.

50 years ago: Tourism in the spotlight

In the Jan. 18, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, George Town was abuzz with the arrival of a group of tourism promoters: “A contingent of 23 people arrived here on Saturday’s BWIA flight for a three day visit."

Stepfather sentenced for gross indecency

A man who pleaded guilty to a single charge of gross indecency against his 11-year-old stepdaughter was sentenced on Wednesday to four years, eight months in prison. Justice Charles Quin said the appropriate sentence was seven years, but he gave a one-third discount for the early guilty plea.

Robbery getaway driver challenges deportation

A man who pleaded guilty to being an accessory to the Chisholm’s Supermarket robbery in North Side three years ago is challenging an order that seeks his removal from the Cayman Islands.

Progress in extradition case of man accused of terrorism

An application for the extradition of a man accused of terrorism in 1988 has not yet been received by Cayman authorities, Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryll Richards said in Summary Court on Thursday.

Fundraiser for injured Jet Ski rider

Friends of a bartender injured in a Christmas Day Jet Ski accident are organizing a fundraiser to help pay for his medical treatment and expenses. Chris McAllister spent Christmas night in hospital after getting “T-boned” off Seven Mile Beach by a friend’s Jet Ski and breaking his leg in two places.

Trial date set for senior immigration officer

Trial has been set for Thursday, June 15, in the case of senior immigration officer Jeannie Lewis. She appeared in Summary Court on Thursday for a case management hearing after entering two pleas of not guilty on Dec. 15.

Question remains: Who is actually a Caymanian?

Claiming the Cayman Islands immigration system needs a “drastic overhaul,” the head of one of the territory’s major lawyers groups said there is still considerable confusion in determining the legal definition of a “Caymanian.”

Last-minute voter push seeks 20,000+ electors

The Cayman Islands now has more registered voters than at any time in its history, and a last-minute push to get out the vote is expected to put the total over 20,000, according to Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell.

Belizean community in Cayman helps save a countryman’s life

A Belizean bus driver with a near-fatal heart condition received a second lease on life thanks to cross-border fundraising efforts that brought him to Health City Cayman Islands just hours before he suffered a massive heart attack.
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