James Whittaker, Journalist
James Whittaker, Journalist

James Whittaker

Journalist

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ARTICLES BY JAMES WHITTAKER

GM mosquito release halted

The release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Grand Cayman has stopped and no new public funds have been committed to the project for next year.

Landfill contract will not be signed until next year

Work to close and remediate the George Town landfill site and replace it with a suite of modern waste management facilities is not expected to begin until the latter part of next year.

Economist: Close Cayman’s gender gap to boost economy

Cayman Islands women are a significant under-used resource that could fuel further growth in the islands economy, according to the keynote speaker at the annual tourism conference last month.

Legislation to outlaw stalking

New legislation aims to make stalking a specific criminal offense in the Cayman Islands for the first time.

Limited progress on welfare reform

Three years after an audit report highlighted systemic flaws in the Cayman Islands welfare system, government has made little progress in rectifying the situation, according to an update from the auditor general.

Wild dogs at home at the quarry

As excavators dig marl from the Bodden Town quarry, a small group of dogs wanders amid the mounds of rock, seeking shelter from the sun in the lengthening shadows.

Stamp duty change could impact development boom

Buying a new home in the Cayman Islands is about to get more expensive – at least for some.

Change in aid rules could help disaster relief

British Overseas Territories that suffer serious economic decline after a natural disaster could qualify for official development assistance under new international aid rules.

Dart launches first Camana Bay community for home buyers

The Dart group has begun marketing its first for-sale residential development within Camana Bay, a 124-home community named OLEA.

Governor Martyn Roper: Courts must decide gay marriage question

New Cayman Islands governor Martyn Roper said he is happy to wait for the territory’s Grand Court to make a ruling on same-sex marriage.

Cousteau highlights fight to save corals

For Alexandra Cousteau there could never have been any other calling. The filmmaker, explorer and environmental activist has followed in the footsteps of her famous father and grandfather to emerge as an advocate for the world’s oceans.

Government settles out of court in immunity clause case

Government has settled out of court with the family at the center of the legal battle over the controversial “section 12” clause that protected negligent doctors from lawsuits.
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Roads Authority chief Paul Parchment fired

The head of the National Roads Authority has been fired six months after being suspended by the authority’s board of directors, the Cayman Compass has learned.

From Kuwait to Cayman: Governor’s globetrotting career

Early in his career, Martyn Roper was among a group of British diplomats expelled from Iran. Just a few years later, he was in Kuwait when Saddam Hussein’s army invaded. He saw the helicopter gunships bombing the Emir’s palace and spent three weeks “held hostage” at the advent of the first Gulf War, when he was among hundreds of foreigners unable to leave the country in the early days of the Iraqi occupation.

Day one of cull nets nearly 14,000 iguanas

Cullers delivered 13,819 green iguanas to the George Town landfill Monday as the first day of an islandwide cull to help rid Grand Cayman of the invasive species got under way.

Fitness the focus as Cayman’s cricketers eye World Cup chance

Cayman’s cricketers are getting in shape as they prepare for the next step on the road to the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.
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Martyn Roper sworn in as Cayman’s 14th governor

There was a sense of deja vu around the Legislative Assembly Monday as a new governor was sworn in for the second time this year.

Busy first week for governor

The Cayman Islands’ new governor Martyn Roper touches down in the territory Monday morning, before a hectic first week of official engagements.

DEH director’s settlement remains under wraps

Government has declined to reveal the details of any settlement with former director of Department of Environmental Health Roydell Carter after an open records request from the Cayman Compass.

Bills tabled on immigration reform, workforce development agency

Bills to establish a new workforce development agency, to create new concessions for first time Caymanian home buyers, and to increase penalties for illegal gambling are among those scheduled for debate at the next session of the Legislative Assembly.
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