Mark Muckenfuss, Journalist
Mark Muckenfuss.
Journalist

Mark Muckenfuss

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
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Grand Cayman KY1-1108

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ARTICLES BY MARK MUCKENFUSS

Sailors riding wave of international recognition

Matheo Capasso used to get puzzled looks when fellow sailors saw his competition gear.
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Controversy follows Cayman billfish tournament

A protest and controversy have marred the first Cayman Billfish Rundown, with local fisherman Nathan Day saying he plans to take the tournament organisation to court.

Public safety agencies show off at job fair

Hundreds of school children and adults swept through the University College of the Cayman Islands’ Sir Vassel Johnson Hall on Thursday, picking up information and discussing career opportunities with police, prison officials, emergency responders and more, as part of the Public Safety Recruitment Fair and Expo.

Big prizes in Cayman Billfish Rundown

There were fewer fish than a lot of participants were hoping for, but plenty of cash awards as the first Cayman Billfish Rundown wrapped up three days of competition on Friday.

Cayman to send 50 artists to CARIFESTA in Trinidad and Tobago

Performers, artists and artisans are gearing up for the 14th iteration of CARIFESTA taking place in Trinidad and Tobago, 16-25 Aug.

Death of woman tried on gun charge ruled suicide

The death of a Madison, Wisconsin woman who was on trial for bringing a firearm and ammunition to Cayman, has been ruled a suicide, according to news reports in her home state.

Dog raid highlights animal welfare issues

Animal welfare advocates were horrified by the photos published last week when police and Department of Agriculture officials raided a Prospect home and recovered 53 small dogs being housed in unsanitary conditions.

IMG becomes sponsor of Cayman Cup tennis

Newly announced sponsorship of the Caribbean Cup tennis series by International Management Group Academy could help bolster the sport locally in Cayman, officials said.

Tennis great Daniel Nestor to attend Cayman Cup

Tennis doubles legend Daniel Nestor will lend his celebrity to the Cayman Cup Tennis tournament this year.

Police seize 53 dogs from Prospect residence

Police made their largest ever seizure of mistreated dogs on May 6 at a Prospect area residence, confiscating 53 animals, many of which were in poor health. They reported the incident late Friday.

Governance change looming for schools

In his recent strategic policy statement to the Legislative Assembly, Premier Alden McLaughlin outlined a move to decentralise control away from the Ministry of Education and Department of Education Services.

Flowers goes green with Sea Swim shirts

This year’s participation jersey is, for the first time, being made of material developed from re-purposed plastic.

New Bodden Town clinic to offer more services

There is, as of yet, no designated site, but a new and larger health clinic serving Bodden Town is expected to be under construction by 2021.

First STEM teachers award winners announced

Teachers from Island Montessori and St. Ignatius High School were honoured Thursday night as the first recipients of the Minds Inspired STEM Teacher Award.

Cayman may be spot of hope in coral survival

Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, a scientist with the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences who visited the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in Little Cayman for several days recently, said the islands’ reefs have fared better than some other places in the Caribbean and around the world when it comes to coral health.
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Mexico and Cuba win NORCECA titles

The chants of “Cuba! Cuba!” seemed to help lift that nation’s women’s volleyball team to victory Sunday afternoon in the finals of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour’s Cayman tournament, but it was not enough to spur the men’s team to a similar win.

Watchful neighbours help identify vandalism suspects

Residents of the Websters Estates area in George Town say old-fashioned community connection along with modern technology led to two suspects being identified less than 24 hours after the neighbourhood was vandalised.

NEW: Cuban women, Mexican men win NORCECA Beach Volleyball gold

The chants of “Cuba! Cuba!” seemed to help lift that nation’s women’s volleyball team to victory Sunday afternoon in the finals of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour’s Cayman tournament, but it was not enough to spur the men’s team to a similar win.
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Volleyball action takes over Cayman beach

It was not the best they have done, but Cayman volleyball players Jessica Wolfenden and Stefania Gandolfi said they were pleased with their ninth place finish in this year’s NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour.

Young scientists veer towards the practical

There was the requisite baking soda volcano. But there was also a study on the ‘Amazing Effects of Fish Poop,’ a survey of jellyfish populations, a look at how quickly biodegradable utensils break down, data gathered on which Cayman beach has the cleanest sand, and an incubator decorated as a chicken, where lots of little girls gathered to watch chicks hatch from a tray of eggs.
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