Charles specializes in data journalism for the Cayman Compass. Previously he was the founding editor for Raleigh Public Record in North Carolina, U.S., served as the Southeast Bureau Chief for the Courthouse News Service and was a reporter for North Carolina Public Radio. He received his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University, and a certificate in documentary studies and his master’s degree from Duke University.
Police now suspect the two shootings on Monday, Boxing Day, are related to gang activity, according to a press release. An 18-year-old man was shot several times just before 4 a.m. outside of Fete Night Club.
Two men are in the hospital after being shot in separate incidents Monday. An 18-year-old was shot multiple times at 4 a.m. outside Fete nightclub, according to police. He was listed in stable condition on Tuesday and his condition was improving, police said.
A red-footed booby named Norman arrived in the Cayman Islands on a British Airways flight from Heathrow last week. The bird fell from the sky, exhausted and dehydrated, on a beach in St. Leonards, in the southeast of England, in September.
Boaters should watch for rough seas for at least the next five days as winds from the east to northeast kick up rough waves. The National Weather Service has issued a small craft warning through the week as forecasters predict seas of 6 to 8 feet Tuesday and 5 to 7 feet Wednesday.
The Caribbean Utilities Company expects to need up to another 60 megawatts of power in the next 30 years, well more than the 100 MW it produces now, representatives of the utility company said this week.
“Truth in Advertising” guidelines for telecom companies, published this week by the Information and Communications Technology Authority, require companies offering phone, internet and other services to be honest when marketing to consumers.
As part of the Caribbean Utilities Company’s study of renewable energy options for Cayman, the company will host a second round of workshops Wednesday to update the public and industry watchers on its progress.
Runners in Sunday’s Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, half-marathon and relay praised volunteers and others along the course who cheered them on, and delighted in the weather. It was a cool morning, at least for Cayman, and clouds kept the heat of the sun off the runners.
A high school teacher from Victoria, British Columbia, Karen Welwood, was the top female finisher in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon. She ran the 26.2 miles in 3 hours, 42 minutes and 41 seconds, taking sixth place overall.
Welshman Steve Speirs, by way of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, took the top spot in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon in just under three hours. Sunday’s race was the third for Mr. Speirs in Cayman. He has come in second five times.