Mark Muckenfuss, Journalist
Mark Muckenfuss.
Journalist

Mark Muckenfuss

Journalist

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

T: 345-815-0045
E: [email protected]

ARTICLES BY MARK MUCKENFUSS

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.
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.

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.

Turtle Centre nests wowing observers

Squeals of “Oh my gosh!” and “They’re so cute!” greeted a cluster of baby turtles emerging from a nest on Governors Beach Friday evening.

Students get ready to release the kraken in robot games

The kraken is a mythical monster capable of devouring whales and whole ships. The Kraken built by a team of Cayman Islands science students is somewhat less dangerous.
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.

School report recommends higher standards

A report by Cayman’s Office of Education Standards says that while government elementary schools have made improvements in many areas in the past three years, it has not made an impact on overall student performance.

Cayman farmers anxious about the future

It took a lot of years for Gary Rankin to come around to appreciating Cayman Islands farming.

Microbrewery taps into Cayman market

It is fortunate for Cayman that Jordan MacNevin is far better at making beer than he is at making signs.

Ambulance crews get to decide on destination

Heidi Presser, 42, was ready to board a plane at Owen Roberts International Airport recently, when she began having trouble breathing and felt pressure in her chest.

Push for more Sister Islands breast cancer support

Kathy Kirkconnell, wife of MLA Moses Kirkconnell, is joining the Breast Cancer Foundation of Cayman as a volunteer who will head up a new effort to better serve breast cancer patients and survivors on the Sister Islands.

International effort begins connecting Cayman families

Ray Walters cannot really talk about the impact of discovering his Cayman roots. Just the thought of expressing it chokes him up.“It’s emotional,” said Mr. Walters, 78, of Denham Springs, Louisiana.

Cayman student taking it to the hoop

A former Clifton-Hunter High School student is making a name for himself as a basketball player in California.

Festival celebrates all things mango

With a dismal first crop this year, it seemed there was not a lot to celebrate at the Mango Season at the Museum event on Saturday, July 14.

Cayman shines in international performing arts championships

In its first appearance in the World Championships of Performing Arts, the Cayman Islands topped competition.
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