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

Shetty: Cayman can be ‘capital of medical tourism’

The man behind Health City Cayman Islands, Dr. Devi Shetty was in Grand Cayman last week to speak with government leaders and outline his vision for the future of medical tourism in the region.

Veteran UK firefighter named Cayman chief

A veteran UK firefighter has been hired to lead the Cayman Islands Fire Service on a one-year contract.

Six condo projects approved ahead of stamp duty change

Six new apartment complexes were given the green light Friday after the Central Planning Authority convened a special meeting to allow developers a chance to have their applications reviewed before a “loophole” allowing stamp duty reductions is closed.

Prison joins trade school to provide second chance

Prison chiefs are partnering with Cayman’s new trade school to provide training opportunities for inmates in an effort to end the “revolving door syndrome” and help cut crime.

Citizen army to fight seaweed on the beaches

Hundreds of unemployed Caymanians will begin clearing Cayman’s beaches of sargassum from next Monday after the government’s summer work programme was brought forward to help deal with the seaweed invasion.

Dart is granted 3-D parcel for Camana Bay Tunnel

The Dart group has been granted permission to create a three-dimensional parcel above its tunnel on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.

Caribbean trip was UK royals’ most expensive

Prince Charles and Camilla’s royal tour of the Caribbean, which included a whirlwind one-night stay in the Cayman Islands, cost British taxpayers almost half-a-million dollars, according to data released by the royal family.

Leaders unite against ‘modern colonialism’

Britain’s Overseas Territories say they will “stand together” to defend their right to self-government amid increasing concerns over “constitutional overreach” from the UK.

Plan aims to ensure survival of sea turtles

A conservation plan aimed at preventing sea turtles from going extinct in Cayman’s waters will go out for public consultation next month.

Chamber of Commerce dubs Dart tower ‘high-rise jungle’

Business leaders have spoken out against the Dart group’s plans for a so-called ‘iconic tower’ in the Cayman Islands, saying it is “not needed nor wanted” by the larger community.

Conditional support for ‘Caymanian Uber’

The chances of an Uber-style app getting off the ground in the Cayman Islands could hinge on new legislation currently being drafted by government.
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Airport flooded as torrential rains hit Cayman

Heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Cayman, Tuesday, including at the new multi-million dollar airport terminal.

Developer plans ‘mini Camana Bay’ at Grand Harbour

The developers behind a new project in the Grand Harbour area are aiming to create a “mini Camana Bay” after being granted planning permission last week.

Seized dogs to be rehomed after parvovirus contained

Scores of dogs confiscated in Cayman’s biggest ever seizure of mistreated animals could be put up for adoption in the coming weeks after being given the all-clear following an outbreak of the deadly parvovirus.

Leaders descend on Cayman Islands for summit

Leaders from across Britain’s overseas territories are meeting in Grand Cayman Wednesday to discuss joint concerns ahead of meetings with the UK government in London later this year.

Dive operator handed over $1.9 million in alleged immigration scam

The owner of a water sports company was conned out of almost $2 million by a woman who claimed she was collecting legitimate fees for his applications for permanent residency and Caymanian status, a court heard this week.

Civil war in battle to save sea turtles

The National Conservation Council has dismissed a green sea turtle conservation plan, produced by the Cayman Turtle Centre, describing it as a tourism and marketing plan rather than a viable conservation framework.

Knife attack: Both child victims out of hospital

Detectives are still piecing together the circumstances behind a bloody domestic dispute that left a man dead and a woman and her two children injured on Sunday.

Port referendum: No shortcuts to democracy, governor says

Governor Martyn Roper has given his support to the person-by-person verification process taking place for the petition for a referendum on the cruise port.

Turtle-friendly lighting to become mandatory on key nesting beaches

Beachside developments that fail to install ‘turtle-friendly’ lighting within three years could face prosecution under new proposals to protect sea turtles.
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