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Cayman Arts Festival makes appeal to expand music program

The students in the Cayman Arts Festival music program do not need to be convinced to stay behind after school to practice their instruments.

Tropical Storm Nate batters Central America; could strengthen to hurricane Friday

As Tropical Storm Nate continued its northwest trajectory toward the Gulf Coast on Thursday, reports of death and devastation began to emerge from Central America.

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Nate nears Central America

A tropical depression east of Nicaragua was forecast to intensify over coming days, as the system moved northwest toward the Gulf Coast.

Cause of Cayman Airways engine malfunction unknown

Cayman Airways does not yet know the cause of a mechanical issue that forced the emergency landing of a B737-800 aircraft bound for Tampa, Florida, earlier this month.

Disabilities Law honors legacy of Solomon Webster

Three years after the shooting death of Solomon Webster, the Cayman Islands government honored the Special Olympics athlete and his family with an official copy of the landmark disability rights legislation bearing his name.

RCIPS helicopter returns from Turks and Caicos aid mission

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers described resilience in the face of devastation in Cayman’s fellow overseas territory, the Turks and Caicos Islands. Four RCIPS helicopter crew deployed to the northern Caribbean islands on Sept. 8, as the tail end of Hurricane Irma passed over the territory.

Rubis Top Student rewards young people with financial support

Young nominees in the Rubis Top Student challenge faced steep competition this year. Nominations came in from every school in the Cayman Islands for the second year of the awards program, demonstrating the islands’ breadth of young talent.

Hundreds turn out for free health, cancer screenings

Healthcare professionals offered a rare opportunity Saturday for residents to ask questions and discuss healthy living in a casual environment. Hundreds benefitted from free health screenings and advice at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.
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New program offers theological certification

A new theological education program will start this month, offering non-denominational leadership training in Christian ministry work. Courses range from introductory certification to a doctorate of ministry.

Engine problem forces Cayman Airways emergency landing

A Cayman Airways flight destined for Tampa, Florida, was forced to turn back to Grand Cayman on Thursday because of engine trouble. Flight KX200 had to make an emergency landing.

Small businesses must fight cybercrime from front lines

It has been a decade since a coordinated, nationwide cyberattack took down operations in Estonia and effectively left the entire eastern European country without internet access. For a small yet economically significant nation like the Cayman Islands, however, the warning remains.

Planning begins for management of new protected areas

With six more protected areas added to the National Conservation Law, work is under way to acquire land and establish management protocol.

National Trust: Cause of blue iguana deaths still unknown

National Trust for the Cayman Islands Executive Director Christina Pineda called for an end to speculation over blue iguana illnesses Friday, clarifying that researchers do not know the cause of 14 untimely deaths of the endangered species.

Nasaria Suckoo-Chollette turns art into community with ‘Just Long Celia’

Drums sound. Bodies sway to the rhythm. The typically quiet upstairs space of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in George Town seems to come to life with color and sound.

Review: ‘Sistahs’ cooks up heartfelt look at family life

As an allegory for family, a warm pot of soup bubbling over the kitchen stove makes a fitting symbol. Combined, the medley of ingredients holds the power to heal, satisfy and soothe. Left unattended, these ingredients can boil over and burn.

‘Foots’ to report back to police on Oct. 16

Police bail for Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes was extended Wednesday for a second time since the sculptor’s July arrest for alleged obscene publications. He has not been charged.

Bacteria linked to blue iguana deaths

Researchers in Grand Cayman are working to determine why 17 blue iguanas at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park have fallen ill or died over the past two years. The mystery began in May 2015 when a Blue Iguana Recovery Program staff member discovered a blue iguana with signs of lethargy at the park.

Little Cayman coral spawning proves restoration potential

Muffled shouts of glee bubbled through dive masks in Little Cayman as scientists witnessed a spectacular display of viability by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s coral nursery. For the first time since its establishment, the nursery’s staghorn and elkhorn coral synchronously spawned in late August.

33,829 miles: Andy the tiger shark breaks distance record

A tiger shark monitored by the Guy Harvey Research Institute has broken the record for distance traveled by a shark tagged by the organization, covering 33,829 miles in 1,113 days.

Canadian interest in Cayman cannabis market grows

A second Canadian cannabis company has exported therapeutic oils to the Cayman Islands, adding to a growing list of international producers interested in entering the island’s recently legalized medical marijuana sector.
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