James Whittaker, Journalist
James Whittaker, Journalist

James Whittaker

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108

T: 345-815-0003
E: [email protected]

ARTICLES BY JAMES WHITTAKER

Hotels a last resort for homeless families in Cayman

Social services are increasingly using Grand Cayman hotels as emergency housing for homeless families.

It’s back: Sargassum befouls local beaches

Unsightly mats of sargassum weed have washed up in Grand Cayman, bringing with them a foul odor and potential problems for the tourism industry.

Future Sports Club seeks success on and off the field

At West Bay’s Future Sports Club, Coach Roy ‘Huta’ Ebanks says victories off the pitch are just as important as results on it.

Rare coral threatened by disease

Scientists are attempting to save a rare species of “pillar coral” blighted by disease.

World Cup coverage to expand in Cayman

More football fans will be able to watch the World Cup in their own homes after broadcast rights holder Logic struck a deal with cable television rival Flow to allow it to carry coverage of the tournament.
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Cayman’s paw patrol reports for duty

Muscles tensed, eyes firmly focused on its target, the police dog leaps over the low mesh fence into a scrap yard of junk cars. In a single bound, it covers the stony terrain and clamps its jaws around the arm of the suspect.

Visiting grandmaster supports Cayman’s chess program

Four-time women’s world chess champion, Hou Yifan, will visit the Cayman Islands this week to support the islands’ school chess program.

Appeal filed in historic AHAB trial

The longest and costliest trial in Cayman’s history could be set for another chapter, after representatives of the Saudi business empire at the center of the case announced plans for an appeal.
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Bermuda court strikes down same-sex marriage ban

The Bermuda government’s decision to repeal same-sex marriage rights has been overturned by the island’s Supreme Court.

Cayman’s leaders seek constitutional reform

Cayman Islands leaders continued to push for constitutional reform in a series of meetings in London following the U.K.’s decision to impose public beneficial ownership registries on its overseas territories.

Sunday liquor controversies resolved

Selling alcohol on Sundays and hosting a party with live music on New Year’s Eve, two issues that caused considerable controversy over the past year, are set to be resolved with a pair of legislative amendments.
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Bourdain helped make Cayman region’s ‘culinary capital’

Cayman Islands chefs and hospitality figureheads have paid tribute to Anthony Bourdain for helping to transform the islands into the culinary capital of the Caribbean.

Wounded dog left for days without care

A tiny terrier found with infected puncture wounds, virtually starved and with painfully matted fur, is on the mend after being rescued by an animal charity.

Flow, C3 customers facing World Cup TV blackout

Rival cable companies will be forced to black out television channels carrying coverage of the World Cup football tournament, which starts next week, broadcast rights holder Logic has confirmed.

Miracle boater still missing

A Caymanian boater who survived five weeks adrift at sea before being rescued off the coast of Mexico last year has not been found since going missing nearly six months ago.

Builders Law deadline looms for contractors

Construction businesses who fail to register under the new Builders Law could find themselves unable to get permits for their projects after the end of July.

Cayman waitress describes Guatemala eruption aftermath

Laura Buttigieg stepped out of her hotel in the southern Guatemalan city of Antigua on Sunday to find the streets covered in ash. Lava and smoke were pouring from the crater of the nearby Volcan de Fuego.

New Frank E. Flowers project leans on local acting talent

When movie director Frank E. Flowers returned to the Cayman Islands to shoot his latest project, he had one small problem – where to find a decent mermaid.

Virtual scuba dives going live

An innovative new project, streaming live scuba diving tours from the Cayman Islands, launches Saturday.

Cayman’s longest court case: A ‘cauldron of fraud’

The longest and most expensive trial in Cayman Islands history concluded Thursday, as Chief Justice Anthony Smellie handed down an extensive judgment unraveling what he described as a “cauldron of fraud.”
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