Ken SilvaKen Silva

Journalist

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

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ARTICLES BY KEN SILVA

Work under way on ‘affordable residential development’

With the average property in Cayman selling for nearly $500,000, high-end transactions have dominated the real estate market in recent years.

Caymanian inducted into prestigious academic society

Caymanian student William Stryker Ebanks has been inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest academic honour society in the United States, according to his mother, Stephanie Ebanks.

UPDATED: Man killed in hit-and-run identified

The cyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in the early hours of Monday has been identified as Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Kirzner, a 21-year-old Argentinian national who moved to Cayman earlier this year.
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Vista Del Mar wins land dispute

Vista Del Mar Developments Ltd. has won its legal dispute against two people who purchased a plot of land there in 2009 but were forced to sell the land back after not starting construction in time.

2 Abraaj executives arrested for defrauding investors

Law enforcement authorities have arrested and filed fraud charges against two senior executives of the Abraaj Group, the multi-billion-dollar Middle Eastern equity firm that’s undergoing provisional liquidation in the Cayman courts.

NEW: Hit-and-run victim identified, GoFundMe page started

The cyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in the early hours of Monday has been identified as Ignacio 'Nacho' Kirzner, a 21-year-old Argentinian national who lived in Cayman.

UPDATED: Man arrested for fatal hit-and-run

A male cyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed on North Church Street early Monday morning.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Evaluators deem First Baptist Christian School ‘satisfactory’

The Office of the  Education Standards graded First Baptist Christian School as ‘satisfactory’ in a report drafted last month by inspectors.

Legislators approve $92 million in additional spending for 2019

Government will spend roughly an additional $92 million this year after lawmakers approved a raft of extra expenditures during three days of Finance Committee hearings that started Friday and wrapped up Tuesday.

Law provides framework for ‘end-of-life’ health decisions

There will soon be a legal framework for do-not-resuscitate orders and other advance directives related to end-of-life care.

Seward pleads guilty to stealing from Tennis Club

Former tennis pro Robert Todd Seward pleaded guilty to a slew of charges related to him stealing thousands of dollars from the Cayman Islands Tennis Club.

Stronger protections for artists’ designs

Legislators voted on Wednesday to pass the Design Rights Bill 2019, which allows people to more easily have their designs protected as intellectual property in Cayman.

Government earmarks $2 million for Bodden Town church

It will take another $2.04 million on top of the $2.5 million already spent for government to complete the Church of God Bodden Town, the large concrete structure on Shamrock Road that is intended to serve as a multipurpose hall and hurricane shelter.

Choudhury sought $148,000 for more, longer social events

Former Governor Anwar Choudhury apparently had some big party plans before he was removed from office last year with no explanation, just 11 weeks after his arrival on island.

Legislators nearly vote down OfReg funding

Voicing their displeasure with the regulatory body, lawmakers nearly voted against $1.3 million in supplementary spending towards the Utilities Regulation and Competition Office during Friday’s Finance Committee hearing.

Airport development costs rise to nearly $68 million

The total estimated cost of the Owen Roberts International Airport upgrade was nearly $68 million as of last week, an increase of some $14 million from original contract prices.

Prison officer charged with assault, threatening to kill still on duty

A prison officer who was charged in connection to an alleged rape is still on active duty, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said on Friday in the Legislative Assembly.

Government spent US$50,000 on KAABOO

The Department of Tourism sponsored the music festival KAABOO for US$50,000 in February, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said on Friday in Legislative Assembly.

Cayman Airways mulls options to address grounded 737 Max 8s

With there being no timeline for its grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets to return to the sky, Cayman Airways is looking at “all options” to make sure airlift here remains uninterrupted, according to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell.
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Former Kittiwake crewman returns to vessel on dive trip

Earlier this year, a Michigan resident visited Cayman to see his erstwhile home, which happens to be located at the bottom of the sea.
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