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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.