ARTICLES BY BRENT FULLER

Work permits rise 22 percent in 3 years

The Cayman Islands has seen a sharp rise in work permits within the past three years, according to figures released to the Cayman Compass by the Immigration Department under the Freedom of Information Law.

Bush files ‘not guilty’ plea in Florida arrest

The lawyer for Cayman Islands Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush filed a written “not guilty” plea Wednesday to an allegation of battery against Mr. Bush, according to Broward County, Florida court records.

Taxi driver arrested in doctor’s death

A 69-year-old taxi van driver was arrested late Tuesday in connection with this week’s accident that killed a visiting doctor at Owen Roberts International Airport.

UPDATED: Bush arrested at Florida casino

Cayman Islands Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush was arrested Monday at a south Florida casino.

Taxi driver arrested in fatal airport crash

The taxi van driver involved in Monday’s fatal auto-pedestrian crash at Owen Roberts International Airport has been arrested.

Visiting Jamaican doctor dies from accident injuries

A Jamaican doctor who died Tuesday from injuries she suffered after being struck by a taxi van at Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport was remembered by her colleagues as a pioneer in the field of women’s health.

More than 1,100 applicants await residency hearings

Before the Cayman Islands government began hearing backlogged permanent residence applications last month, more than 1,100 people had applied for that status, according to figures obtained via open records.

UPDATE: Visiting doctor dies from crash injuries

A visiting doctor who was struck by a taxi van and seriously injured Monday at Grand Cayman's Owen Roberts International Airport has succumbed to her injuries.

Police: Decision expected by August in Bridger probe

It’s been nearly 10 years since former U.K. Metropolitan Police senior officer Martin Bridger arrived in Cayman to investigate allegations of collusion between a newspaper publisher and a top-ranking member of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Update: Visitor critical after airport smash

A female visitor who police said was struck by a taxi van Monday morning at Owen Roberts International Airport was seriously injured in the auto-pedestrian crash.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Stolen car stripped of its doors, bumpers, seats, trunk

A vehicle stolen from central George Town in late June was found two weeks later “stripped,” according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Want stolen items back? RCIPS may have them

If you have been the victim of a burglary lately, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service may have some of your stolen property.

Bodden Town police struggle with 60 break-ins, trespass cases

Police arrested seven teenagers in connection with a rash of burglaries, attempted burglaries and criminal trespass cases that plagued Bodden Town district this spring, residents were told at a public meeting Wednesday.

Deloitte gets $143,000 contract to evaluate immigration strategy

Accounting firm Deloitte has received a $143,000 contract to conduct a wholesale review of the Cayman Islands Immigration Department, as well as two other agencies, as government seeks to improve the hiring process for Caymanians and work permit holders.

Survey asks public how to fix immigration

The Cayman Islands government is asking everyone in the islands to provide feedback on how to improve customer service and operations at the local Immigration Department.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Businesses urged to prepare for data protection challenges

Within the next two years, the Cayman Islands will introduce far stricter privacy protection rules affecting every business that processes customers’ or clients’ personal information.

Report: Electoral boundaries need review for ‘greater equality’

A team of Commonwealth elections observers has recommended that the Cayman Islands review its electoral boundaries to achieve “greater equality” in voting in the next general election.

Campaign donors partially revealed

Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital founder Dr. Steve Tomlinson contributed more than $194,000 to 10 political candidates during the final eight weeks of Cayman’s 2017 general election campaign.

Charter boat runs aground with seven on board

A snorkel charter boat crashed into the ironshore in the Vista Del Mar area at the western end of the North Sound on Saturday night with seven people on board.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

UPDATE: Man charged in East End dive shop stabbing

A teenage employee at an East End dive resort was stabbed repeatedly Thursday evening inside the business by a suspect who police said had been released on court bail earlier this year in connection with a separate criminal offense.
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