Kayla YoungKayla Young

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ARTICLES BY KAYLA YOUNG

Colorado State researchers keep eye on tropical weather

Located just north of Denver, Colorado, the community of Fort Collins shares little with the climate or geography of the Caribbean.
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Visitor turns loss into love for Cayman

Life has a way, from time to time, of destroying our comfort zones and upending our plans.

Migrant population grows at East End civic centre

Four more Cuban migrants were moved Tuesday evening to Gun Bay’s Elliott Conolly Civic Centre, the latest government housing option for asylum-seekers awaiting a years-long application process.
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An exhibit ‘steeped’ in Cayman tradition

Memories of old Cayman converged with the present on the George Town waterfront Saturday. As carnival revellers prepared for a third week of street parades, a different showing of Caymanian tradition went on display in the Cayman Islands National Museum.

Cayman eyes bid for IAAF World Relays

The success of the 48th annual CARIFTA Games, hosted 20-22 April at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, has Cayman’s athletic community hungry for more.

Cuban migrants move to East End civic centre

Cuban asylum applicants previously detained in a Prison Service facility in George Town will now await their process in East End under a supervised release programme.

Ombudsman: 143 cases of police complaints filed in 2018

Police complaints made up a vast majority of cases filed in 2018 with the Cayman Islands’ Ombudsman, the body tasked with investigating complaints against government entities.

Cayman’s island-hopping lizards offer evolutionary insight

Most visitors to Cayman Brac will likely not have noticed one of the island’s now established transplants: the Maynard’s anole.
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Campers head to beach for Easter

Hundreds of holiday campers will flock to Cayman’s beaches this weekend, carrying on a beloved Easter tradition for the islands’ residents.

Harris: Cayman has more cars than people

Residents of Grand Cayman can expect much longer traffic delays and even greater road congestion if government does not act quickly, warned Prospect legislator Austin Harris, speaking Thursday before the Legislative Assembly.
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Large blue iguana nest brings promise of healthy hatchlings

Grand Cayman has its first captive-bred, blue iguana nest of the year, and researchers are hopeful that the sheer number of eggs will mean a healthy batch of hatchlings this summer. 
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Cayman names record number of athletes to CARIFTA team

A record number of track and field athletes will represent the Cayman Islands at the 48th annual CARIFTA Games this year.
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Peter the iguana basks in royal limelight

After a highly publicised visit last week from the Prince of Wales, who greeted the rare, Caymanian reptile with a beaming smile and a ginger pat on the head, Peter is basking in his 15 minutes of fame.
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Teens learn the best self-defense is avoidance

For many of the teens served by the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, violence and abuse at home, often fueled by drugs and alcohol, have long been their norm.
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Cayman Airways grounds its 2 new jets

Cayman Airways has canceled a planned “christening” event to celebrate the arrival of its second Boeing 737 Max 8 jet and temporarily grounded the aircraft amid safety fears following the second fatal crash of the model in less than six months.

Cuban asylum seekers not invited to attend appeals hearings

Cubans asylum applicants detained in George Town’s Immigration Detention Centre received notices recently from the Department of Immigration that they are not to attend their own appeals hearings, unless invited to do so.
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UK experts advise on new Refugee Protection Appeals Tribunal

The Governor’s Office provided insight into how collaboration between the Cayman Islands government and the United Kingdom could reshape the jurisdiction’s management of asylum and refugee cases.

Prisoners transferred to Immigration Detention Centre

Four male prisoners were transferred on Sunday to George Town’s Immigration Detention Centre at Fairbanks, a low-security facility that houses male and female migrants who have requested asylum in the Cayman Islands.

Cuban woman alleges sexual harassment at detention center

A sexual harassment complaint from a Cuban woman brought police to the Immigration Detention Centre on Friday. The woman alleges that a prison officer has harassed her and made unwanted sexual advances.

Second Cuban hunger striker sent to hospital

As a hunger strike at George Town’s Immigration Detention Centre completed its second week, a second asylum applicant was sent to the hospital.
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