Edward Hendricks Hyde was on the verge of giving up hope. He had not eaten for weeks and he could count the ribs poking through his emaciated body. His skin was flayed from drifting in the open ocean under a scorching Caribbean sun, and he figured he could smell it burning. “It was a miracle,” said his mother, Ezona Moore.
Juliana O’Connor-Connolly promised to fight for a minimum $5,000 a month salary for teachers in a rousing first speech as Cayman’s education minister that was greeted with a standing ovation Tuesday morning. The majority of teachers are paid between $3,500 and $4,800 per month, according to a 2011 government report.
Thousands of people lined the Liverpool waterfront Sunday as a fleet of a dozen brightly colored yachts set sail on an epic round-the-world race. Caymanian James Macfee is among hundreds of amateur crew members taking part in the 11-month global journey known as the Clipper Round the World Race.
A suspected drunk driver collided with two vehicles, sped through a police roadblock and tried to flee officers on foot before being captured on Sunday. Police began pursuing the Jeep Wrangler around 5:30 p.m. following reports it had left the scene of a minor collision on Sea View Road.
Hassan Syed was a “manipulative and dishonest” individual who stole from the people of the Cayman Islands, a judge said Friday as he sentenced the former college president to eight years behind bars. Syed defrauded the University College of the Cayman Islands of more than CI$700,000.
During its controversial March meeting, the Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman granted an application from a gas station to sell alcohol on Sundays and, further, agreed that all gas stations that applied could obtain similar permission, according to an original set of minutes obtained by the Cayman Compass.
Indecent photos of young Cayman Islands women, including some girls under 18, have been posted to a social media site, prompting a police investigation. The pictures, accompanied by demeaning comments, were circulated via an Instagram profile.
MacDonald’s restaurant in Grand Cayman is the subject of an apocryphal tale that has taken on the status of urban legend. Cruise ship tourists are frequently told the David and Goliath story of how the little Caribbean restaurant stood up to the American fast-food giant McDonald’s to protect its brand and stop it from getting a foothold in Cayman.
The shortfin mako shark is one of the fastest fish in the ocean. But the shark’s staggering swimming speed, of up to 60 mph, has not stopped it from falling victim to overfishing, according to a new study from Guy Harvey’s Research Institute.
The Howard Hospitality Group has submitted plans for its third major Cayman Islands project – a US$285 million five-star hotel and condo development on the southern tip of Seven Mile Beach. Michael Wilkings, CEO of the group, said the development on the old Pageant Beach site would include around 250 hotel rooms.
A new acute care clinic has opened at the Cayman Islands Hospital for patients with urgent but non-emergency medical conditions. The unit will offer walk-in appointments from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and is aimed at patients with everyday illnesses and injuries.
Government has ordered an independent inquiry into the liquor board’s handling of an application from a gas station to serve alcohol on Sundays. The inquiry follows reports and an editorial in the Cayman Compass highlighting concerns over an application from Peanuts convenience store at the Red Bay gas station for a “retail license.”
Sol Petroleum has confirmed that it will pay compensation to business owners and residents who were forced to pay for hotel stays after being evacuated in the wake of a fire at the Jackson Point fuel depot.
Businesses will be limited to only one type of liquor license per premises under a new policy, restricting the options for gas stations and liquor or convenience stores seeking to sell alcohol on Sundays. The Liquor Board has given businesses with multiple licenses until September to pick which license they want to keep.
Police bail has been extended until Sept. 4 as customs officials continue their investigation into the smuggling of an exotic pet into the Cayman Islands. No charges have been laid against a 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman who were arrested and bailed.
Detectives have confirmed that Chadwick Bodden, the second Cayman Islands boater missing since mid-June, is feared lost at sea. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service also confirmed the widely reported news that Mr. Bodden’s boat mate was found alive last week off the coast of Mexico.