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

Senior referee to bring discipline to soccer administration

There are few things in sport that capture the imagination like a comeback.

More gas stations seek Sunday liquor sales

A decision on whether gas stations and liquor stores should be allowed retail licenses to sell alcohol on Sundays has been deferred pending legal advice.

No evidence of medical error in patient’s death

An inquest into the death of longtime Cayman Islands resident Lisa Turner found no evidence of any surgical error or medical mistake.
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Funding, credibility key to football election

More than two years after his arrest in Switzerland on bribery charges, former Cayman Islands Football Association president Jeffrey Webb still casts a long shadow over the sport in his homeland.

UPDATE: Open verdict in hospital death case

A jury returned an open verdict Thursday in the case of Lisa Turner, a popular, long-term Cayman Islands resident, who died days after undergoing a relatively routine surgery. The verdict, following a three-day inquest, means the jury could not determine, on the basis of the evidence, the precise cause of Ms. Turner’s death.

Illegal dumping rife, claim legislators

On-the-spot fines are being considered as a new penalty to deal with illegal dumping, following complaints from legislators.

Complications that led to patient’s death unknown

Doctors who cared for Lisa Turner in the days before her death have told how she suffered “overwhelming sepsis” which they believed could be related to a recent surgery.

Patient died after complications from surgery

Long-time Cayman Islands resident Lisa Turner died as a result of complications following surgery, according to an autopsy report given in evidence at an inquest Tuesday.

Cayman’s green iguana population tops 1 million

There are now more than a million invasive green iguanas on Grand Cayman, with culling efforts so far proving futile.
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Buccaneer bacchanal besets George Town

Fearsome pirates, salty seadogs and gun-toting wenches invaded George Town harbor Saturday in a swashbuckling display to celebrate Pirates Week in the Cayman Islands.

Cayman veterans honor fallen comrades on Remembrance Day

As the Cayman Islands joined the world in two minutes of silence in remembrance of the world’s war dead, Richard Morcombe silently recounted the names of the friends he had lost in a 27-year career as an anti-tank helicopter pilot with the British Army.

Jet back in action as older plane ‘retires’

Cayman Airways’ newest jet, a Boeing 737-800, is back in service nearly two months after mechanical issues forced an emergency landing at Owen Roberts International Airport.

Coral relocation for piers to begin next year

The feasibility of relocating live coral reefs to make way for new cruise piers in George Town harbor will be put to the test in a trial excavation next year.

Brac road paving continues

There are no plans to bring road paving equipment back from Cayman Brac in the near future, despite concerns from legislators that the lack of similar machinery was driving up the cost of road development in Grand Cayman.

Two charged in animal smuggling case

Two people, including the son of a prominent Cayman Islands politician, have been charged and appeared in court Wednesday in connection with allegations that they attempted to smuggle an exotic pet into the territory.

Extra police officers on waterfront amid influx of cruise visitors

Additional police officers have been seconded to the George Town waterfront amid an influx of cruise ship visitors.

Daily complaints about taxi and bus drivers

A total of 450 “enforcement actions” have been taken against public bus, tour and taxi operators in the past year, the director of the Public Transport Unit revealed Wednesday.

Planning statistics show ‘explosion’ in development

Grand Cayman is in the midst of an unprecedented development boom, with more high value planning applications approved in 2017 than ever before.

Southwest to launch new Cayman-Houston flight

Southwest Airlines will begin flying direct between Grand Cayman and Houston, Texas, next summer. The airline, which launched a direct flight between the island and Fort Lauderdale earlier this year, made the announcement this week.

More than 100 take part in triathlon

A stormy Saturday night gave way to serene conditions Sunday morning, as more than 100 athletes descended on Seven Mile Beach for the Cayman First Triathlon.
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