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

Number of foreign workers hits all-time high

There are more foreign workers employed in the Cayman Islands than at any other time in the territory’s history.

The changing face of Cayman’s workforce: 130 nationalities now in country

When Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil first touched down in the Cayman Islands, the thing that struck him was the traffic and the noise. There was not any.

Digital crimefighting hub to open in Cayman

A new digital forensics hub in Grand Cayman will help tackle increasingly sophisticated cybercrooks both here and across the Overseas Territories.

Drug trafficking among key regional threats

Drug trafficking, terrorism and the growing threats posed by digital crime are among the key regional threats that will come under the microscope as police chiefs from around the Caribbean meet in the Cayman Islands next week.

Cayman author’s ‘dazzling debut’: Sara Collins working on screen adaption

It took a lot of work and a “little bit of madness” but Cayman Islands author Sara Collins has made her lifelong dream come true.

Interview: The confessions of Sara Collins

Sara Collins is well known in the Cayman Islands as a commercial lawyer, a human rights advocate and a mother to five children. Now she can add the title of acclaimed literary novelist to that list.

Landmark environmental legislation under review

A broad committee including developers, environment and tourism officials, legal experts and government leaders has been assembled to review the island’s National Conservation Law.

Flood threat an ongoing issue in canalside community

When ‘king tides’ sweep across Grand Cayman, the residents of North Sound Estates often find the ocean at their doorstep.
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Swimmers campaign for water safety

Cayman’s swimmers are beginning a safety campaign in an effort to reduce the number of deaths in the island’s waters.

Drama students set for big stage

A group of young actors from John Gray High School are hoping for the chance to prove themselves on the big stage at the Caribbean Secondary School Drama Festival in St. Lucia.

Casas in the sky: First ‘air parcels’ approved in Cayman Islands

Owning a little piece of the rock has long been part of the Caymanian dream. Now, for the first time, homeowners can buy a slice of the sky.
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Ready for duty: Newest police recruits graduate

Spanning the globe from West Bay to Sarajevo, an eclectic class of 23 officers graduated as the newest cardre of police recruits.

From teacher and student to police academy classmates

When Joseph Anglin first met Craig Robinson, he knew him simply as ‘sir’. In those days, Robinson was a teacher at John Gray High School and Anglin was a “live-wire” 13-year-old student.

Robotics challenge creates a buzz

In a crowded sports hall, students whoop with delight as their classmates rack up another point to gain a knife-edge victory against an opposing team. For once it is not a basketball or soccer match that is generating this level of excitement, but an academic tournament.

RCIPS unit to tackle money laundering

A new task force has been established to proactively investigate money laundering and terror financing in the Cayman Islands.

Nature’s dangerous decline: 1 million species facing extinction

A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.

Domestic abuse reports quadruple

Reports of domestic violence in the Cayman Islands have quadrupled in the past five years. Police believe the alarming statistic does not indicate an increase in abusive behaviour, but rather shows the extent of a problem that has been going on behind closed doors for decades.

Cullers turn up the heat on invasive green iguanas

An increase in temperatures and the advent of breeding season has brought the lizards out of hiding and prompted a surge in weekly cull numbers.

Cayman may need another new airport terminal soon

The redeveloped Owen Roberts International Airport was officially opened by Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla in March, but airport bosses are already contemplating further expansion.

Police pilots in Jamaica training exercise

Cayman’s police helicopter pilots travelled to Jamaica with the new chopper recently for a training exercise flying in the mountains.
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