Matt Lamers Journalist
Matt Lamers,
Journalist

Matt Lamers

Journalist

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

T: 345-815-0081
E: [email protected]

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.

ARTICLES BY MATT LAMERS

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.

Record crowds for Cayman Cup finale

Hundreds of spectators packed into the Cayman Islands Tennis Club to watch Daiki Yoshimura defeat Tyler Zink in the final match of the ITF tournament on Saturday evening. It was the biggest-ever crowd at the club and the first time a local tennis match was broadcast live on TV across Cayman.

‘Pioneer’ Triple C celebrates anniversary

​Seventy-five years to the day after Triple C School first opened with just one teacher and seven students, hundreds of people filled the Family Life Centre in George Town to celebrate the school’s legacy and contributions to the islands.

Jamaica, Haiti brace for ‘catastrophic’ flash floods

As Matthew, a massive category 4 storm, continued turning north Saturday evening, preparations are under way in Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba for what could be a devastating hurricane.

Tropical Storm Matthew forms, could become hurricane Friday

Tropic Storm Matthew has formed just east of the Caribbean, about 35 miles southeast of ​St. Lucia, and the National Hurricane Center predicts the storm could become a hurricane by Friday.

Cayman, Honduras leaders talk flights, food

The importation of food, direct flights and a partnership for an undersea telecommunications cable were on the agenda in bilateral talks between the leaders of Cayman and Honduras Friday.

‘I thought I was going to die’: Branson crashes bicycle in British Virgin Islands

Businessman and Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson has suffered a cracked cheek, torn ligaments and cuts after a recent nighttime bike crash in the...

Responders get plane crash refresher

First responders got a refresher course in aviation disaster management when the Cayman Islands Airports Authority simulated a plane crash on Wednesday afternoon.

Pedro St. James sign run over for second time

The Pedro St. James sign was recently knocked down by a passing vehicle.Thanks to CCTV footage provided by the RCIPS of the incident, which...
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