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

Suckerbox makes KAABOO Del Mar lineup

Suckerbox signed a contract for the Del Mar spot last week, but had to keep it a secret until the official announcement on Thursday, which turned into a busy day.

Superhero comes to Cayman to recharge

It’s part of the price of a lifetime of heavy gym work, the pumping of iron that turned Lou Ferrigno into a world champion bodybuilder and, ultimately, into The Incredible Hulk.

Students to create murals from collected bottle caps

There is a day, it seems, for everything. We had Pi Day on March 14. Wednesday was the first day of spring, but, according to the National Day Calendar, it was also Ravioli Day. Friday is Puppy Day. And Saturday is Bottle Cap Day.

Series to tackle bullying behaviour

Clinical psychologist Erica Lam says children who are bullied are at greater risk for attempting suicide.

Officials shine a light on turtle problem

Officials with the Department of Environment are hoping a pilot project to install turtle-friendly lights on a stretch of Seven Mile Beach in West Bay will encourage beachfront property owners in other areas to follow suit.

Visiting grandmaster captures students’ interest in chess

A group of John Gray High School students crowded into the campus’ small library on Friday, just after lunch, to learn about chess from a master – a grandmaster, in fact.

Cuba makes impression on young Cayman musicians

They played with Cuba’s national youth orchestra. They busked on the street. They sat in class with other young musicians. And they attended a multi-faceted performance of Mozart’s Requiem at Havana’s main theater for performing arts.

UCCI approves delayed 5-year strategic plan

Nearly a year after it was originally expected to be complete, a five-year strategic plan for the University College of the Cayman Islands was approved by its board of governors on Wednesday.

UCCI swears in first female president

Leaning on local history, Stacy McAfee, the new president and CEO of the University College of the Cayman Islands, invoked nautical themes during her official inauguration Tuesday evening.

Lighthouse School gets ‘good’ rating

Lighthouse School has become the first Cayman Islands Government school to earn a “good” rating under the new framework for school inspections that was adopted last year.
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Agriculture Show embraces tradition

By 11 a.m., eastbound traffic was backed up beyond Savannah as thousands of people jammed into the fairgrounds in Lower Valley to celebrate the 52nd annual Agriculture Show on Wednesday.

Agriculture Show has rich history

Some things have not changed much in the five decades that Cayman has been holding its annual Agriculture Show.

Debate team argues for repeat victory

Sadie Finch and Marin Hughes of Cayman International School defended their title Thursday night at the eighth Conyers Dill & Pearman Interschool Debate at St. Ignatius Catholic School.

Campaign launched to raise $1 million for new school gym

St. Ignatius Catholic School is hoping to raise $1 million in the next 18 months as the final financial piece in constructing a $5.5 million gymnasium, officials said.

KAABOO says most ticket problems corrected

The ticket fiasco that frustrated many festivalgoers who tried to take advantage of a pre-sale for KAABOO 2020 tickets last week, should soon be rectified, the company’s chief brand and marketing officer Jason Felts said late Tuesday.

Late 2020 new target for mental health facility

More details have emerged on the progress of the mental health facility planned on 15 acres of land in East End.
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Report: ‘Weak’ rating for Savannah Primary

Inspection reports on Prospect and Savannah primary schools have been released in recent days. Prospect Primary was found to be making satisfactory progress, but Savannah Primary was assessed as weak in almost every metric.

Mental health facility remains in limbo

Delays in the construction of a new mental health facility for the Cayman Islands continue and Ministry of Health officials have declined to say when the project might actually get off the ground.
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KAABOO 2020 ticket sales create headache for fans

KAABOO was the talk of Cayman again on Thursday, but this time it was in stark contrast to the praises that have widely been lavished on the recent two-day festival.

CCMI: Cayman reefs in fair health

The Cayman Islands’ coral reefs are in fair condition according to a recent survey by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute. They actually earned a “fair-plus,” which is a middle-of-the-road rating on a scale that runs from very good to critical.
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