Mark Muckenfuss, Journalist
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Mark Muckenfuss


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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.

Brac Day Care Centre now satisfactory

The Cayman Brac Day Care Centre has made satisfactory progress in addressing problems that were identified as “important weaknesses” in a report issued in April by the Office of Education Standards.

Artists gear up for KAABOO

A group of local artists, along with a few imports, will give KAABOO attendees something to look at besides rock ‘n’ roll stars when the festival rolls around in February.

Stacy McAfee named as new UCCI president

After a yearlong search, officials at the University College of the Cayman Islands announced on Wednesday that a new president and chief executive officer has been chosen to lead the school beginning Jan. 1.

Cayman’s school system, at a glance

The Cayman Islands school system is a multidimensional assortment of government entities and private service providers, which together deliver primary and secondary education to more than 8,600 children in the country.

UCCI board pushes for salary increases for college staff

Public school teachers cheered in August this year when Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly announced a plan to increase their salaries over the next two years to a minimum of $5,000 per month.

Artist in residence program gets foothold in Cayman Brac

A $10,000 grant from the Ministry of Tourism is helping to get an artist in residence program off the ground in Cayman Brac.

Quarry owner, philanthropist Richard Christiansen dies

There was no mistaking when Richard “Dick” Christiansen arrived somewhere. Those that knew him said his loud, friendly voice usually preceded him.

The sky is melting at Full of Beans

Nathalie Marineau found out the hard way how intense the Cayman sun can get. She watched as it melted the paint on her canvas.

Director says Cayman International School expansion on track

Officials at Cayman International School expect to have a new preschool ready in August 2019, followed by a new high school building in 2020.

200 students graduate from UCCI

About 200 graduates of the University College of the Cayman Islands received their diplomas last Thursday night amid cheers and accolades.

Triathlon draws 170 competitors

Smiles of joy. Grimaces of pain. Arms raised in triumph. Hands grasping knees as runners doubled over gasping for breath.

George Town park gets face-lift

A crew of about 30 people gathered at Watler’s Community Park in George Town on Saturday to give the tired playground a makeover.

Boarding school fairs come to Cayman

Two weekend events, the first of which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, will give parents in the Cayman Islands a chance to look at boarding schools in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

Schoolgirls design Christmas cards for fundraiser

Santa Claus arrived a little early this year for Chloe Connolly, 9, and Bella Grieff, 15. On Tuesday, the two girls were announced as winners of a Christmas card design contest, which is part of a fundraising drive for Hannah’s Heroes.
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.

Behavior program expands into school setting

Officials with the Family Resource Centre are expanding their SNAP program by training teachers and school counselors. Program manager Charmaine Bush-Miller said the center has trained 60 teachers and 25 counselors since June to help increase access to the program.

School inspections: Layman Scott, Grace Christian Academy rated satisfactory

New inspection reports on Layman E. Scott High School and Grace Christian Academy show both schools operating at a satisfactory level.
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.

Preschools fail to meet teaching standards

The first two Cayman preschools inspected under a new assessment framework have been found lacking in providing enough education for the children in their care. Both Bright Start Early Learning Centre and Tiffany’s Pre-School were judged to be weak in meeting the standards of the new framework.

John Gray given satisfactory grade by inspectors

A new inspection report has raised the profile of John Gray High School from a failing school to one that is now deemed satisfactory.

Marchers walk in silence to honor victims of domestic violence

A group of about 50 people walked along Elgin Avenue, from the old government building to the center of George Town, Thursday night in support of victims of domestic abuse.

Clifton Hunter deemed weak in meeting students’ needs

Clifton Hunter High School students are performing well below international standards because they are not receiving adequate instruction, according to an inspection report issued late Tuesday by the Office of Education Standards.
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