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

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.

School’s career day highlights work options for students

Students at Clifton Hunter High School were treated to a sampling of career fields at a mini career fair last week.The event featured booths showcasing career options in the fields of public service, maritime, education, health and vocational jobs.

50 years ago: Political meeting outlines proposed constitutional changes

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:“A political meeting was held at the ‘Bright Spot’ on the 16th by MLA Mr. W.W. Conolly."

Triple C’s U-18 boys win PSA League and tournament

Triple C’s Under-18 boys soccer team won the annual Private School Association tournament at the Cayman International School field in Camana Bay last month.

Teams dig in at Sunday Beach Volleyball finals

Just Da Tip won the B Division championship, That Ace Though won the C Division, and Balls in Yo Face won the A Division in the Sunday Beach Volleyball League. Here is a recap of the finals last weekend.

‘Furever Hollywood’ ball tickets on sale

Fancy a really fun night out while raising money for a great cause? Then look no further than the annual Furball gala dinner in support of the Cayman Islands Humane Society.

Governor Kilpatrick discharged from hospital following treatment

Governor Helen Kilpatrick was discharged from the Cayman Islands Hospital Thursday afternoon after undergoing treatment for a collapsed lung and four broken ribs after she fell over the weekend.

‘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...
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