Norma Connolly, Managing Editor
Norma Connolly, Managing Editor

Norma Connolly

Managing Editor

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ARTICLES BY NORMA CONNOLLY

Cayman sky-gazers chase Great American Eclipse

Eclipse chasers from Cayman traveled through Missouri and Illinois searching for clear skies to view Monday’s eclipse. Cayman Islands Astronomical Society members Karen Perkins and Petro Kotze joined the Society’s former president Chris Cooke and his family, who traveled from the U.K., and three astronomers from Trinidad and Tobago to watch the solar phenomenon.

Cayman to see 55 percent of solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, millions of people across America will turn their eyes toward the sun to experience a potentially once-in-a-lifetime experience – a total solar eclipse. Although Cayman is not in the path of the full eclipse, a partial one will be visible from here. In Cayman, viewers will be able to see the moon block out 55 percent of the sun.

Legends take to the court

With its usual mix of impressive tennis moves and entertaining on-court banter and antics, the annual Legends showcase was held at Festival Green in Camana Bay Friday night.

Pink Ladies to close hospital coffee shop after 35-year run

After serving coffee, cakes, burgers and sandwiches to patients, visitors and staff at the Cayman Islands Hospital for 35 years, the Pink Ladies Coffee Shop is closing. The Pink Ladies announced “with sadness” Tuesday that its management and operation of the coffee shop will end on Dec. 16. The premises will be handed back to the Health Services Authority by the end of the year.

Actress Nixon shares mother’s battle at breast cancer gala

Actress Cynthia Nixon, in a moving speech to 580 people at the annual Breast Cancer Foundation Gala on Saturday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, described how her mother fought, survived and decades later finally succumbed to cancer with dignity, spirit and control intact.

Shakespeare for the masses

I invited a friend to see “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” on Saturday. “Bit too high brow for me, I’m afraid,” he responded, as he politely declined.

Honey Badger under repair; reef restoration continues

The boat of the Magic Reef Restoration project may be under repair after being thrown onto the ironshore by rough seas earlier this week, but the restoration work on the reef is continuing, volunteers said.

New HospiceCare site announced

It’s an empty dirt lot now, but possibly as soon as the end of next year, a site on West Bay Road will be the new home of Cayman HospiceCare.

Reef restoration in home stretch but volunteers still needed

It’s been a long, hard road, but organizers and volunteers of the “Magic Reef” restoration say their work on repairing the coral reef damaged by a cruise ship anchor drop more than a year ago is paying off.

Free divers honor missing champion

Free divers in Grand Cayman paid tribute Saturday to free diving champion Natalia Molchanova who is missing and presumed dead after she did not return from a dive in Ibiza, Spain early this month.

Health City hospital opens new oncology department

Health City Cayman Islands has opened a full-service Oncology Department for cancer patients.Diagnosis and treatment of adult cancers will take place in the department,...

Plane with flammable cargo makes emergency landing

A DHL plane carrying flammable cargo diverted to Cayman for an emergency landing on Wednesday morning.

Dive community tackles coral reef damage

Divers begin a long-term repair job on a coral reef wrecked by a cruise ship anchor.

What’s great and not so great about the Cayman diet

A glance at the daunting obesity problem exploding in Cayman after a recent trip overseas was an eye-opener.

Gimistory off to a rousing start

Every story has a beginning and this year’s Gimistory started off under a picturesque sea grape tree in West Bay Public Beach.

Sexwale: Use football to fight racism

An international football summit opened with a gala event at the Ritz-Carlton Monday night.

Escapee from 2009 back in custody

A prisoner who escaped from police custody in 2009 is back behind bars in Cayman after being extradited from Jamaica.

Movie producer makes lionfish announcement

Hollywood screenwriter and producer James V. Hart has been putting his talents to work raising awareness of the impact the invasive lionfish population has on reefs throughout the Caribbean.

Olympians join fight on childhood obesity

With childhood obesity reaching worrying levels in the Cayman Islands, a programme that involves Olympian encouraging physical activity among primary school children is under way.

Sandbar stingray numbers rising

While the number of stingrays counted at the Sandbar are down considerably on earlier years, the latest census shows the population size is making a comeback.
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