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

Job program workers to receive training, references

Workers taking part in the summer National Community Enhancement program will receive extra incentives for the work they do, in a bid to improve their resumes and their chances of eventually finding full-time employment, the government announced Friday.

New legislation targets child grooming

Sex offenders who target children via cellphones and social media face tough penalties under new legislation that goes to the Legislative Assembly next month.

Opposition calls for referendum on cruise project

Opposition politicians are calling for government to hold a public referendum on whether to proceed with the cruise pier project in George Town harbor.

Luxury cruise line includes Brac on Cuba itinerary

A new luxury cruise line will begin calling at Cayman Brac from next year.

Former Cayman residents caught in Indonesia earthquake

Esin Atalay had always taken it for granted that the ground beneath her feet was a solid, steady thing.

Cayman iguana meat to go on sale in US

The first green iguana meat export shipment left the Cayman Islands Tuesday, raising hopes that the private sector could play a role in tackling the growing problems posed by the invasive species.

Bodden Town boxing gym plan shelved

Plans for a Bodden Town boxing gym, announced amid significant publicity during the visit of boxing legend Manny Pacquiao last year, have been quietly shelved.

Opposition: Summer work program a ‘band-aid solution’

Government’s summer work program for jobless Caymanians has divided opinions, politically.

Hundreds enroll in NiCE work

Hundreds of jobless Caymanians packed into the Lions Centre Monday to sign up for government’s summer work program.

44 respond to call for nationwide iguana cull

A call for iguana hunters and culling businesses to put themselves forward for a nationwide eradication effort attracted 44 responses.
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Caitlin Tyson crowned Miss Cayman 2018

Since she was a little girl, Caitlin Tyson has dreamed of winning Miss Cayman. The model and aspiring actress made that dream come true Saturday night in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Westin resort.

Road opening marks step toward cutting commute times

The $10.6 million dollar first phase of the Linford Pierson Highway widening project is now complete and could help slash commute times in half, according to National Roads Authority officials.

Hi-tech ocean buoy aids reef research

A state-of-the-art oceanographic buoy has been installed in Little Cayman, providing real-time data on marine and weather conditions through an interlinked cellphone app.
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Rise in welfare linked to cost of living

The number of Caymanian families receiving help with food and rent payments from government rose sharply in 2017, according to the government’s latest Compendium of Statistics.

Tourism pontoon project proposed for North Sound

Plans to station a permanent “tourism pontoon” close to Stingray City Sandbar in the North Sound are being reviewed by government.

Scooter pro teaches tricks of the trade

Flips, tricks, spins and grabs were on show at the Black Pearl Skate Park last week as youngsters learned some tricks of the trade from one of the world’s best scooter riders.

Police chase leads to drug charges

A 24-year-old man arrested after leading police on a high-speed car chase around Grand Cayman Friday has been charged with dangerous driving and numerous drug offenses in connection with the incident.

Visitor arrested with cash in underwear

A Colombian visitor was arrested at the airport Friday attempting to leave Grand Cayman with $9,500 cash stashed in a bag concealed in her underwear.

Government: No final bid agreed for cruise port dock

Government has dismissed claims that construction on the cruise berthing facility could be under way within weeks.

Calico Jack’s to leave Seven Mile Beach

Calico Jack’s, an institution on Seven Mile Beach for the last 15 years, is planning to move to Barkers Beach in West Bay.
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