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.

Grand Cayman schools hit by disease outbreak

An outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease that surfaced a few weeks ago is still affecting some schools on Grand Cayman.

Cancer patients ring out victory

Cancer patients can now literally ring in a new chapter in their lives once they complete chemotherapy treatments.

Seaman to recount story of ill-fated schooner Goldfield

Seaman H.E. Ross will recount the sad tale of the Cayman schooner Goldfield in a presentation at the Cayman Islands National Gallery at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free.
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.

Special education needs audit delayed

An audit of special education needs students slated for the 2016-2017 academic year was never completed and is now being delayed until the 2018-2019 school year.

Symposium promotes early intervention for mental illness

From a tearful Dwayne Seymour recounting the shame he felt as the son of a drug-addicted father to a vibrant and determined young woman discussing her battle with depression, those attending a mental health symposium Saturday saw not only the pain of mental illness but heard about the hope of helping more people affected by it.

Volunteers piecing together Cayman’s past

The journeys collide on a table littered with shards of plates and pottery in a room at the Cayman Islands National Museum.

Recycling picks up on Cayman

The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health says it is busily catching up on the waste it recycles.
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.

Assessors: Progress at two schools deemed ‘satisfactory’

Bodden Town and Savannah primary schools have both made largely satisfactory progress in meeting recommendations made by school inspectors following a series of surveys during the 2014-2015 school year.

Career day at John Gray

Tactical flight officer Darren McLean of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helps Jeffrey Hernandez, 14, try on a flight helmet during a career day event at John Gray High School on Friday.

Ministry signs agreement with UCCI

The dust-up between the Ministry of Education and the University College of the Cayman Islands is not over, but on Wednesday, UCCI’s board of governors was presented with a signed copy of an ownership and purchase agreement it had been asking for.

Local residents appear in cancer video

A new locally produced video designed to bring attention to cancer has been released just in time for World Cancer Awareness Day on Sunday, Feb. 4.

UCCI: Government ignoring requests

Officials at the University College of the Cayman Islands say they feel a bit invisible these days. They can’t seem to get the government to return their calls.

Teen pregnancy in Cayman at 22-year low

The 44 percent drop brings the teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level in at least 22 years. The rate in 1995 was 11.3 percent. It has only been in double digits once since then, when it hit 10.6 percent in 1998.

Students inspired by track star’s story

Students at John A. Cumber Primary got schooled in commitment and dedication on Wednesday morning, when Olympic hurdler Ronald Forbes talked to them about what it takes to succeed.

Minister promises Cayman’s public school teachers better pay

Cayman Islands public school teachers were told to expect better salaries, but also to work harder to impact the performance of their students, during an educators seminar Tuesday.

Proposal would link Cayman’s colleges

After several years of failed efforts to create a merger between the University College of the Cayman Islands and the International College of the Cayman Islands, UCCI officials are proposing a different mechanism that would allow for greater cooperation between the two schools.

Public input sought on public school evaluations

A new framework for inspecting Cayman Islands schools has been issued to principals across the island. The Office of Education Standards is looking for feedback on the guidelines from school administrators and, eventually, members of the public before finalizing them.

Top chefs highlight Cayman Cookout festival

Chef Jose Andres nearly came up empty on a lionfish hunt Thursday morning during one of the early events of this weekend’s Cayman Cookout. He was happy about it.

Accident causes vehicle rollover in George Town

A rollover accident on Thomas Russell Avenue, near the junction with Shedden Road, in George Town, about 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, blocked southbound traffic for a short time. Malick Williams said he was driving his Mitsubishi Canter open bed truck north on Thomas Russell Avenue when a car in front of him stopped suddenly as the traffic light turned yellow.

Film devotees focus in on new UCCI program

Diante Scott wants to help put the Cayman Islands on the film industry map. He is just the kind of student Ivan Eubanks had in mind when he began formulating a new media studies program last year. Many of those new courses were first offered this semester, which began on Monday.
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