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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.