Kayla YoungKayla Young

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108

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ARTICLES BY KAYLA YOUNG

Caribbean sargassum invasion garners regional response

Thirteen Caribbean and Latin American nations agreed to concerted control efforts last week to address the influx of sargassum seaweed that has impacted coastlines and economies across the region.

Premier: Criticisms of overreach directed at Parliament, not UK government

Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin sought to clear the air Friday following comments by fellow British Overseas Territories leaders regarding “constitutional overreach” by the United Kingdom.

Cayman’s blockchain entrepreneurs unite

The Cayman Islands tech community has its sights set on blockchain and positioning the jurisdiction as a leader in the burgeoning sector.

Cayman’s diminishing mangroves

Longtime residents of Grand Cayman will already know how drastically the island has changed in recent decades, as construction and development have accelerated to keep pace with a growing population. Analysis from the Department of Environment can help quantify how drastic that change has been for the island’s wetlands.
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Music at the Library concert showcases young talent

A group of 12-year-old students from John Gray High School brought some serious soul to the George Town Public Library Thursday evening.

Government: Civic centre is ‘short-term solution’ for migrant housing

Nearly seven weeks after opening the East End Civic Centre for migrant detentions, government has provided details about its housing plan for the Gun Bay facility.

Premier to travel to Jamaica for Seaga funeral

Premier Alden McLaughlin will attend the funeral of former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga this weekend.

Cayman loses community advocate Bev Banks

The story of Beverly Adma Banks’s life was one of love – love for her community and her fellow man. An advocate for women, the disadvantaged and the sick, Banks touched and changed many lives in Cayman and across the Caribbean.

Jimmy Houston gets hooked on Cayman

The man dubbed ‘America’s favourite fisherman’ is bringing Cayman’s waters back to the airwaves this week.

Mental health foundation begins programmes for teens and children

Cayman’s leading youth mental health advocacy group is gaining momentum with the addition of two new programmes tailored to the needs of young adults, teens and children.

Writer, artist Gretchen Allen passes away at age 74

If anything, Gretchen Allen was a writer. Those who knew her best remember a woman overflowing with poetry, stories and musings about life.

Women Code Cayman group completes first full course

Tavia and Ava Turner do not always have a lot of free time to spend together.

Government watchdog contends with years of police complaints

When the first Cayman Islands ombudsman, Sandy Hermiston, stepped into the job in September 2017, her office immediately assumed years’ worth of backlog.
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Father’s Day Feature: Cayman work shed brings men ‘shoulder to shoulder’

For older men, opening up about mental health can be particularly difficult. Problems such as social isolation and depression are often compounded with age, and with that comes an elevated risk of alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide.

Customs and Border Control outlines plan to address audit

Customs and Border Control expressed “unequivocal commitment to implement the recommendations” made by an auditor general report released Thursday that outlined extensive deficiencies in the agency.

Audit report finds extensive deficiencies in Customs

Cayman Islands Customs will need to improve a number of areas to fulfil its mandate as a risk-based and intelligence-led enforcement agency, according to an Office of the Auditor General report released Thursday.

Tourists encounter migrant boat outside East End resort

Two visitors staying at Wyndham Reef Resort in East End had a surprise encounter on Thursday, their final day in the Cayman Islands before returning to California.
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Sunrise takes centre stage with ‘The Lion King’

There are costumes to make, elephant trunks and wildebeest masks to complete. There’s the papier-mâché ‘Pride Rock’ awaiting finishing touches and songs to be recorded in the studio. There are lines to memorise and traditional African foods to cook.

YMCA’s ‘Alpine Tower’ users get some relief from the heat

The YMCA’s 53-foot-high ropes course has been put to good use since it was inaugurated in April 2018.
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Cayman’s wild banana orchid in full bloom

Cayman’s national flower, the wild banana orchid, is blooming ‘en masse’ at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
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