Mark Muckenfuss, Journalist
Mark Muckenfuss.
Journalist

Mark Muckenfuss

Journalist

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

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ARTICLES BY MARK MUCKENFUSS

KAABOO on the big stage in San Diego

Think Disneyland for adults. That is a little bit of what KAABOO Del Mar is like.

Details of teacher pay scale announced

Cayman Islands government school teachers will receive pay raises of between $136 to $640 per month beginning this month.

Local entrepreneur goes 3-D with recycled plastic printing

A local tavern owner envisions a future where recycling no longer involves separating various plastics and hauling them to dedicated dumpsters in the corner of a supermarket parking lot.

Principals: Implementing dress code going smoothly

Despite reports to the contrary, Clifton Hunter High School Principal Pauline Beckford said no students have been sent home from her school for dress code violations.

Public input sought on advance directive bill

The public is being asked to weigh in on proposed legislation on advance directives related to end-of-life care.

Cayman student test scores a mixed bag

There were a few highlights in the preliminary Year 6 and GCSE test scores announced on Thursday at the annual Educational Professionals Welcome, although the scores show Cayman students still struggling to rise to international standards.

Public school teachers get pay increase

The real pay increase for teachers will come next year.

National Gallery exhibit in fashion

Work in the National Gallery’s latest exhibit is being hung using a different kind of frame, a human one.

Students head back to the books

Rowan McLean is not looking forward to the early alarm going off on Monday. Its buzz will mean the end of summer and a return to school.

Government issues new dress code for schools

When government school students return to class next week, they will need to comply with new dress code guidelines issued Monday by the Ministry of Education.

Study examines Cayman’s use of medical marijuana

In the 16 months his pharmacies have been dispensing cannabis products, David Pellow said about 300 people have filled prescriptions for the drug, which is dispensed in the form of an oil or pill.

Former solicitor general fails to block inquiry

Former Cayman solicitor general and current Trinidad and Tobago Chief Justice Ivor Archie’s attempt to stop an investigation into his conduct was struck down by the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on Thursday.

Local therapist addresses opioid addiction in Cayman

Mental health counselor Sutton Burke told a hotel conference room filled with pharmacists that thorough screening of patients and a centralized computer system for tracking drug prescriptions are critical tools in keeping an opioid addiction problem from coming to Cayman and the rest of the Caribbean.
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School surveys reveal highs and lows

A summary report on surveys taken during a series of school inspections in the past year shows how various primary schools stack up against one another in terms of parent, staff and student assessments.

Cayman resident explores the steppes of Mongolia

Amanda Goodwin arrived in Mongolia but her luggage, her coat and her sleeping bag did not. It was not a good situation to be in since she was headed into the wilds of the rugged country, planning to travel by horseback and camp in the freezing cold found at nearly 10,000 feet of elevation in the mountains.

Flowers Swim makes 10-best world list

The Flowers Sea Swim was recently named one of 10 notable destination swims by Swimming World magazine, an international publication that covers swimming, diving, water polo and other aquatic sports.

Government officials express support for education changes

The Legislative Assembly appears to be lining up behind changes in the Cayman Islands education system being proposed by the Education Council and to tap into the budget surplus to pay for those changes. Both government and opposition leaders are expressing support.

Rise in mental health cases creates concern

During a recent information-sharing session at the Cayman Islands Hospital, those providing care for mental health patients said there has been a significant increase in reported cases, although no statistics are yet available to quantify the rise.

Council plans rollout of education changes

The number of financial cases before the Grand Court that have been sealed from the public has been steadily rising over the last decade, according to OffshoreAlert. - Photo: Taneos Ramsay

Some employers stymied by school space shortage

Many expatriates living in the Cayman Islands who have children know the challenges of finding space for them in the private schools here.
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