Kayla YoungKayla Young

Journalist

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ARTICLES BY KAYLA YOUNG

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Mark Luke memorialized for years of dedicated service

Cayman’s law enforcement community came together Wednesday afternoon to commemorate one of its own.
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Cayman’s ‘Mo’ Bros’ unite for a cause

At age 23, Angel Hawkins is one of the youngest members of Cayman’s Mo’ Bro fraternity – an enthusiastic group of men – and women – who come together each November in the name of men’s health.

Cuban migrant wires mouth shut

A Cuban man who landed Friday with 10 other migrants in Cayman Brac has reportedly wired his own mouth shut.

Cayman community opens up about youth mental health

In high school, Jada Ramoon considered herself a social, active person. She enjoyed interacting with friends, writing and running track.
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Final graduating class for Department of Immigration

The Department of Immigration graduated a class of nine new officers Friday, marking the final recruitment cohort before the department merges with Her Majesty’s Customs service in 2019.

Update: Isaac dies off before reaching Cayman

The Atlantic remained busy Thursday with one hurricane and three named storms moving through the region. One of the storms – Isaac – could impact Cayman as a tropical depression, bringing rains and rough seas on Monday.
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Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac

Tropical weather heated up across the Atlantic Wednesday, prompting alerts throughout the region, from the U.S. East Coast to the Caribbean’s Lower Antilles, as two active hurricanes, two named storms and two potential storms brewed.

Update: Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for Isaac

The southeastern Caribbean went on alert Tuesday, as the first hurricane and tropical storm watches were issued for Isaac.

Local music, arts series brings life to George Town library

The old George Town Public Library will transform into a concert and performing arts venue once a month, starting this Thursday evening.
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Rainy weather soaks Cayman

As the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan arrives, Cayman and its Caribbean neighbors are eying three hurricanes – Florence, Isaac and Helene – that are moving through the Atlantic.
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‘Anne Frank’ transports audience to the secret annex

Walking into the theater for the latest production at Prospect Playhouse, you might think you’d made a mistake – that perhaps you appeared on the wrong day or at the wrong place.
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Cayman rum keeps with islands’ seafaring spirit

Like any great Caribbean tale, the story of Cayman Spirits Co. and its signature Seven Fathoms rum starts at sea. While the company itself got its start in 2007, the origins of its rum can be traced back to Cayman’s seafaring days.
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Meet Caitlin Tyson, the new queen

Bodden Town’s own model and actress, Caitlin Tyson, claimed the Miss Cayman Islands Universe crown earlier this month, edging out a competitive pool of six other aspiring queens.

Costs soar at Immigration Detention Centre

The cost of running the Immigration Detention Centre increased roughly nine-fold over a 6.5-year period, from around $278,000 in 2011 and 2012 to nearly $2.5 million last year.

Government remains quiet as migrant hunger strike enters 10th day

Nine Cuban men detained at George Town’s Immigration Detention Centre entered their 10th day of hunger strike Tuesday – abstaining from food, water and bathing – without a visit thus far from government or a doctor, according to the migrant asylum seekers.

Cuban migrants launch hunger strike at detention center

Nine Cubans held in George Town’s Immigration Detention Centre launched a hunger strike Sunday, hastening a regional media outreach campaign seeking to reveal what the detainees describe as human rights abuses by the Cayman Islands government.
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‘Greased lightning’ strikes Cayman

Forty years after the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies first gyrated onto the big screen, summer lovin’ is back at Prospect Playhouse.
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World Class winner snags a ‘heavenly’ victory

Returning for a second year to Cayman’s World Class Cocktails finals, bartender Fede Gisbert Johnson sat on a cloud nine of his own making this time around.

Royal fascination and fascinators hit Cayman

None were impervious to the royal wedding fever Saturday, as millions set their gaze on Windsor Castle to view the highly anticipated nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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World Poetry Day: UCCI professor shares Caribbean tradition

Writers across continents will celebrate World Poetry Day Wednesday, March 21, marking a time of dialog, recitals and recognition of the arts.
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