Brac artist ‘Foots’ plans lawsuit over arrest

Cayman Brac-based artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes plans to file suit against the Cayman Islands government for his arrest Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of “obscene publications.”
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Artist’s latest works outrage Cayman Brackers

One of Cayman’s most controversial artists, Ronald “Foots” Kynes, has taken on gay rights and religion in his latest sculpture series, displayed on his property in Cayman Brac.
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Cargo distribution center to get high-tech makeover

The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands announced extensive plans Friday to renovate and more than triple the storage capacity of its Berkley Bush Cargo Distribution Centre at Airport Industrial Park.

Cayman-owned cannabis line keeps one foot in Jamaica

The launch of a locally owned cannabis oil line has brought the Cayman Islands one step closer to having a medicinal marijuana sector. The prohibition against local cannabis production, however, means the producers must straddle borders to operate legally.

Smooth landing for Navy response team

Military trucks rolled onto the white sands of Seven Mile Beach on Friday as police and Royal Navy helicopters hovered overhead in a show of strength from the British disaster response team currently operating in the Caribbean.

Food meets film with Chef Eric Ripert at CayFilm

The return of Cayman’s international film festival, CayFilm, celebrated the fusion of food and fashion on the big screen.

Cayman mixologist takes World Class drinks to Mexico City

Four months of trials came down to two marathon days behind the bar for Cayman’s World Class Cocktails finalists, as mixologists vied for the opportunity to represent the islands in Mexico City.

Hassan Syed sentencing delayed until August

Sentencing will take place in August for Hassan Syed, former University College of the Cayman Islands president, who was convicted in March of stealing more than a half-million dollars from his former employer.

Haines conquers volcano despite rain, mudslides

Heavy rain, mudslides and the threat of hot lava did not stop Cayman athlete Derek Haines from fulfilling his promise to climb two volcanoes in Guatemala for charity. Mr. Haines took on the “Volcanoes and Marathons” challenge this year with the mission of climbing the volcanoes and running three marathons to raise $50,000 for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute. He is now halfway toward his fundraising effort to support CCMI’s interactive classroom initiative, “Reefs-Go-Live.”

RFA Mounts Bay sails to Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman’s Governors Beach will transform into a testing ground for disaster response and recovery Friday and Saturday with the arrival of Royal Navy vessel RFA Mounts Bay. The Cayman Islands will be the first overseas territory visited by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary dock landing ship during its deployment in the Caribbean.

Film award winners starstruck by Cayman

CayFilm’s fourth and final night ended with awards and a promise of bigger things to come for Cayman filmmakers. Academy collaborator and screenwriter James V. Hart was named one of two Lifetime Achievement Award winners Monday at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman for his screenwriting work in “Hook,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Muppet Treasure Island,” among other films.

Stars shine on dark opening night for CayFilm

Despite a lack of lights due to a power outage Friday evening, Cayman’s third annual CayFilm International Festival, brought cameras and action for a star-studded opening at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Construction company sues for $640,000 over work on Margaritaville resort

A local construction company has filed a lawsuit against a company connected to Seven Mile Beach’s latest resort addition, claiming $640,000 in unpaid invoices dating back to February.

The Big Apple beckons young talent

Young filmmakers got the red carpet treatment at the Harquail Theatre on Saturday as students vied for a one-week film scholarship at the New York Film Academy.

Assistant chief immigration officer faces drug, immigration charges

An assistant chief immigration officer charged with drug and immigration offenses was ordered to reappear in court next month.

Haines to climb two volcanoes

Cayman’s star marathon runner Derek Haines jetted off to Guatemala Thursday to take on his next athletic feat for charity, after a proper send-off from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute and Governor Helen Kilpatrick at Government House.

Roundabout slated for busy junction

Road construction will begin Tuesday at the intersection of Crewe and Smith roads in George Town as the National Roads Authority places a new roundabout at the junction near the edge of the airport runway.

Police urge businesses to defend against ransomware

A self-replicating ransomware outbreak similar to the WannaCry attack in May disrupted businesses across the globe Tuesday, including shipping giant Maersk and law firm DLA Piper.

Free self-defense training offered

In an effort to empower at-risk communities, Krav Maga Cayman will offer free self-defense training in July for women, children and law enforcement officials.

Between nature and man, Cayman businesses face myriad threats

While Cayman’s white sand beaches and sunshine conjure a sense of tranquility, the islands’ business leaders must remember to prepare for rainy days.
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