Kayla YoungKayla Young

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ARTICLES BY KAYLA YOUNG

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California winemaker partners with Caribbean foodies

The tropical evenings of the Cayman Islands may not have much in common with the cool, dry nights of California’s Monterey Bay, but as Slow Food South Sound members were recently reminded, Cayman’s warm nights and ocean views pair well with a chilled glass of Californian Sauvignon Blanc.

Cuban migrants step up appeals, despite barriers

A Cuban asylum seeker detained in George Town for more than a year will take his case to the Grand Court, contesting what he believes to be a legally flawed rejection of refugee status by the Immigration Appeals Tribunal.
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Taste of Cayman turns 30

Celebrating 30 years, Taste of Cayman hit the Camana Bay festival green Saturday evening with one of its largest showings to date.

Cuban migrant granted asylum after year-long detention

A Cuban migrant detained in the Cayman Islands since December 2016 was granted asylum Wednesday by the Immigration Appeals Tribunal, concluding a year-long legal battle in Cayman’s legal system.
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Cayman Cookout celebrates 10 years

International chefs descended on Cayman once again for the 10th annual Cayman Cookout, marking one of the largest productions of the islandwide festival to date.

Cold front brings rain, cool breezes to Cayman

A cold front from the southern United States lingered over the northern Caribbean, bringing choppy waves and sending Cayman Islands temperatures to some of the lowest experienced all year.

Rain postpones family fun day; rescheduled for 2018

A new YMCA ropes course, planned for completion early next year, began teaching team-building and problem-solving skills ahead of schedule this weekend.
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Cayman’s marathon man makes final push for CCMI

Between active volcanoes in Guatemala and reckless drivers in Cayman, marathon runner Derek Haines faced some close encounters this year.

Catch holiday spirit at ‘Playhouse Family Christmas’

The return of writer and director Sue Howe’s “A Playhouse Family Christmas” is like stepping into a holiday dream. Singing reindeer invite you to take a sleigh ride. Pajama-clad Three Wise Men whisk you into a sugar-plum fantasy.

Students learn online safety tips

For an upcoming generation of digital natives, life online often blends seamlessly with the physical world. Conversations with friends flow freely between the classroom and the chatroom. An afternoon spent with classmates can just as easily mean meeting in an online gaming forum as at the movie theater.

‘Retired Toddlers’ come to Grand Cayman

Toddlers Jagger and Henley Schomp are fulfilling a dream many work a lifetime for: the opportunity to retire on the Caribbean’s white sand beaches.

Movember kicks off for men’s health

Moustaches, goatees and beards were flying and the smell of aftershave filled the air, as men sacrificed their facial hair for the “mopening” night of Movember at the King’s Head bar in Camana Bay.
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Community spotlight: Young poet shares passion for writing

While Lauren Williams, 20, grew up in West Bay, it took a trip to Trinidad and Tobago to open her eyes to the world of Caribbean poetry.

Brac artist pleads not guilty to obscenity charge

Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes appeared before Magistrate Valdis Foldats Thursday in the first court hearing over a controversial art installation that led to the sculptor’s arrest in July.

Tropical system moves on after wet weekend

The sun shone over the Cayman Islands again Sunday, following two days of drenching rains and strong winds from Tropical Depression 18, which developed into Tropical Storm Philippe over the weekend.
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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.
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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.
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