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Before moving to Cayman with his family, Matt Lamers was managing editor at the Alaska Highway News (actually located in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, British Columbia). Prior to that he worked in South Korea as a reporter and editor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics.


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.

Five bullets found at Brac high school

Five bullets of unknown caliber were found in a bathroom in the Layman E. Scott High School in Cayman Brac Monday evening.

Flag football sees most matches tied in overtime

The Cayman Flag Football Association witnessed one of the longest game days in its history last Saturday with four out of five games ending tied in overtime.

Academy guest players shine at Schwan’s USA Cup

In addition to the resounding success of the six Academy Sports Club teams who traveled to Minnesota last month for the 33rd annual Schwan’s USA Cup, five Academy players shone as guests on other teams.

80 ganja plants seized

Police seized 80 ganja plants being grown in an open lot in North Side Tuesday morning.

50 years ago: Women’s Guild celebrates anniversary in North Side

In the July 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

Lobster Pot raises funds for Crisis Centre

The Lobster Pot Dive Center took divers on a three-tank excursion on board its boat Larry earlier this month as part of the annual PADI Women’s Day Dive.

Ice on Ice raises money for Cancer Society

Cayman’s ultimate casino and cocktail party, Ice on Ice, returns this year with another glittering affair.

HR pros gather at Kimpton Resort for conference

The 14th annual Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Professionals conference took place May 26 at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. The conference was...

Jonathan Kern named top community police officer

A Cayman Islands police constable, who helped develop a smartphone app to improve communication between neighborhood cops and residents, has been named the Caribbean’s...

Cullers call for lionfish import ban

Some lionfish cullers are calling for a ban on the import of the invasive fish to force restaurants in the Cayman Islands to buy local.

Auction moves Little Cayman National Trust closer to goal

Organizers praised the Little Cayman National Trust’s “successful” Annual Easter Auction, and expressed optimism that the Trust is close to reaching its goal of raising US$125,000 to purchase land that adjoins the Booby Pond Nature Reserve.

AS IT HAPPENED: This is how nomination day played out

Returning officers will hear candidate nominations between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. today. Cayman Compass reporters will submit updates on location from the country's 19 nominating locations as they develop. — Ed.

Police interrupt burglary at Tortuga Rum Company, arrest one

Police arrested one man and are searching for another after officers interrupted a burglary in West Bay in the early hours of Monday morning.

‘Inspiring’ Cayman Airways pilot calls it a career

After 47 years in the cockpit, Capt. Dave Scott is hanging up his wings at Cayman Airways. Captain Scott landed at Owen Roberts International Airport for the last time in his career Wednesday morning to the cheers of dozens of colleagues, family members and dignitaries.

Rough seas send cruise ship to Spotts; another bypasses island

The normally sleepy Spotts cruise terminal was a hive of activity on Sunday as rough seas in George Town harbor forced the MSC Armonia to drop anchor in calmer waters off the southern coast. The ship is ferrying 2,163 passengers, according to the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands.

Shooting suspect arrested

A 23-year-old George Town man was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a shooting outside Fete Night Club on Boxing Day. The suspect remained in police custody as of press time Thursday.

Island’s only hay ride a hit with the kids

Dozens of excited children turned out for the third Christmas in the Pony Park at the Equestrian Center on Saturday morning. The event included a hay ride with Santa, cookie and cupcake decorating and sing-alongs.

Bruce Lee Coulson wins welterweight title in US match

Bruce Lee Coulson left Cayman with high aspirations and came back a champ. With four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield watching, Coulson earned a unanimous points decision over Alabama’s Earvin Ruffin at the 2016 Sugar Bert Title Belt National Championships in Kissimmee, Florida, on Nov. 21.

Otto becomes latest hurricane formation on record in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Otto has formed in the southern Caribbean, and the the National Hurricane Center says it could become a hurricane during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph. The storm is currently located 550 miles south of Grand Cayman and 305 miles east of Nicaragua.

Man arrested after making threats at Needs Assessment Unit

Police say they arrested a Bodden Town man, 34, after he threatened staff at the Needs Assessment Unit by phone and then showed up at the George Town office Wednesday. NAU staff called police at about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the man was unstable and the NAU had denied his claim for assistance.
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