Charles Duncan, Data-Journalist
Charles Duncan, Data-Journalist

Charles Duncan

Data-Journalist

PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108

T: 345-815-0001
E: [email protected]

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.

ARTICLES BY CHARLES DUNCAN

Police: Boxing Day shootings ‘gang related’

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 injured in Boxing Day shootings

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.

Cayman falls behind regional tourism trends

The top 16 tourist destinations in the Caribbean increased on average about 2.5 percent so far this year, down from more than 6 percent for each of the past two years.

Domestic violence spikes as holidays near

Domestic violence reports spiked this month, with an average of three or four calls a night, according to police.

Laid-off MEPCO workers will have to wait for severance

Liquidators have begun dismantling MEPCO, the construction company that closed suddenly in October and laid off more than 50 employees.

Consumer prices increase for first time since 2014

Rent in Cayman is higher this year, and so are school fees. The cost of hotels, restaurants, recreational activities and phone service all went up.

Long journey home for red-footed booby

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.

Police name US tourist who died snorkeling

Police Monday named the man who died while snorkeling off Eden Rock on Dec. 11 as Mark R. Ambrose, 69, from California.

Rough seas expected this week

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.

Economic growth continues for 5th consecutive year

The Cayman Islands hit a milestone of five consecutive years of growth, government economists announced Friday, with the gross domestic product reaching $2.8 billion in 2015.

CUC weighs options for Cayman’s energy future

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.

Telecom ‘Truth in Advertising’ rules require honesty

“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.

Family of missing woman asks for closure

Almost six years after Anna Evans disappeared, leaving five children and many questions, the family is asking for help to get closure and declare the missing landfill worker deceased.

Snorkeler dies off George Town

A 69-year-old man from the United States died Sunday evening while snorkeling off Eden Rock in George Town, police reported.

CUC to update public on renewable energy planning

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.

Marathon Special: Going the distance

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.

Cayman Prep student wins half marathon

Running his first half-marathon, Cayman Prep’s Dominic Dyer won the 13.1-mile race with a time of 1 hour, 21 minutes and 41 seconds.

Canadian wins women’s marathon

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.

Speirs takes 3rd marathon win

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.
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