Mark Muckenfuss, Journalist
Mark Muckenfuss.
Journalist

Mark Muckenfuss

Journalist

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ARTICLES BY MARK MUCKENFUSS

KAABOO comic chat: Kevin Nealon and Alonzo Bodden

Kevin Nealon may be best known for his television work, but he sees himself as a stand-up comedian first.

Contest in ethics launched at UCCI

A group of local college students has a challenge when it comes to ethics.

Your guide to KAABOO: What to know, where to go

Jason Felts’s field of dreams is about to be filled with 10,000 concertgoers.

Local bands share stage with music legends

Stacks of speakers strung like beads on a cable were being hauled into place along the edge of the Ironshore stage at the KAABOO festival grounds on Tuesday, one of the final pieces of the preparation for the start of the two-day entertainment event.

KAABOO organizers expect sellout

KAABOO organizers are expecting a capacity crowd at the two-day festival that starts Friday on the grounds constructed just north of the Kimpton SeaFire resort.

Cumber still showing weak performance

John A. Cumber Primary School continues to struggle. For the second time within a year, inspectors from the Office of Education Standards have assessed the school as weak in meeting the needs of students.

KAABOO buzz builds as festival approaches

The KAABOO festival is the talk of the Cayman Islands, at least in a lot of circles.

Police outline plans for KAABOO traffic

There’s one group not listed on the KAABOO marquee, but which may be just as important to the Feb. 15 and 16 festival as the bands on stage.

UCCI nears completion of delayed strategic plan

The University College of the Cayman Islands Board of Governors is moving ahead with efforts to secure better salaries for faculty and staff at the same time the school’s new president is laying out a revised vision for the institution.

Lord Hastings promotes reading at Red Bay Primary

Lord Michael Hastings spent part of Wednesday morning telling a group of Year 1 students at Red Bay Primary School about the Gruffalo.

National Gallery hopes to raise international profile with exhibit

Five years ago, when Natalie Urquhart went to an art conference in Guyana, it was hard to find respect. “No one really knew there was an art scene in Cayman,” said the director of the Cayman Islands National Gallery.

Preschool gets first ‘excellent’ mark from inspectors

In reports on four Cayman preschools released Monday, the Office of Education Standards found three of the schools to be satisfactory while one was deemed excellent. All four inspections were conducted in January.

Environment officials spotlight violations

Chief conservation officer Mark Orr said several recent violations have led to a push to educate the public on the new regulations, particularly those affecting the transport of harvested animals between islands.

New program aims to promote robotics

Glenda McTaggart would like to see Cayman students take over the world of robotics, or at least play a part in the burgeoning technical field. But, she said, it will require change.

National Gallery gets sponsorship for special needs art program

David Bridgeman grabs a handful of clay and holds it up so that the students sitting around the table at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands art studio can see.

Ministry of Education clears debt with UWI’s Open Campus

The Ministry of Education has squared its accounts with the University of the West Indies with a payment of $2.3 million, and says it wants to strengthen the relationship between the two entities.

Cayman explorer Manning reaches the South Pole

Adventurer Guy Manning is one step closer to completing the Explorers Grand Slam, and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society has about $70,000 more in its coffers.

Amateur chefs prove equally good

Cayman’s Zoe Wall made her first venture into competitive cooking and came away a champion on Sunday at Cayman Cookout’s Bon Vivant Amateur Chef Competition Brunch.

Chef José Andrés reflects on charity work, loss of Bourdain

Chef José Andrés said his World Central Kitchen is serving meals to furloughed government workers in Washington D.C., for the same reason it’s feeding asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico.

Cayman Prep student tops world in Cambridge exam

For the second time in three years, a Cayman student has topped one of Cambridge International’s AS Level exams.
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