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Miss Cayman to be crowned this Saturday

As the reigning Miss Cayman Islands Anika Conolly knows, all good things must come to an end. On Saturday, at the Westin Grand Cayman, she will pass her crown to the next lovely lady who wins the title of Miss Cayman Islands Universe.

Final call made for Miss Cayman contestants

A pageant orientation and final call for Miss Cayman contestants takes place Saturday, May 26, at the upstairs Prima restaurant at Royal Palms from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Miss Cayman shares lessons from Las Vegas

Cayman beauty queen Anika Conolly may not have placed in the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas last month, but she said she enjoyed every moment of the pageant.

Miss Universe pageant reflects work of local beauty team

On Sunday, Nov. 26, Francis Omar and his Rock Gorgeous Hair team will be parked in front of the television, watching the Miss Universe pageant and hoping to see their hard work pay off.

Miss Cayman Anika Conolly shows off parrot costume at Miss Universe pageant

For the national costume part of the Miss Universe pageant, Cayman’s Anika Conolly on Sunday donned an outfit inspired by the national bird of the Cayman Islands – the green parrot.

Weekender Spotlight

Weekender editor Vicki Wheaton is already (always?) in the holiday spirit and previews some events to get everyone else ready, too.

Miss Cayman heads to Miss Universe

Miss Cayman Islands Anika Conolly is gearing up for her biggest challenge yet: the Miss Universe Competition being held in Las Vegas on Nov. 26. Locals can tune in to watch the competition live on FOX network and cheer on their queen, but before they do, they can get to know her a little better.

Miss Cayman ready for Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Cayman Islands Anika Conolly will depart Cayman Friday to travel to Las Vegas where she will represent Cayman in the Miss Universe Pageant on Nov. 26.

Kiwanis ‘Breakfast for Dinner’ raises funds for children’s meals

The black tie and ball gown dress code typically followed at local charity galas was replaced by pajamas and nightgowns on Saturday night at the fourth annual Kiwanis “Breakfast for Dinner” fundraiser in the Grand Cayman Marriott ballroom.

All hail the queen: Miss Cayman talks beauty and culture

Two months into her reign, 2017 Miss Cayman, Anika Conolly, took a break from the crown and sat down with the Weekender to catch up about life as queen.

Primary students celebrate cultures of many countries

The Sir John A. Cumber Primary School celebrated another successful International Night, this one with the theme "Passport to the World," on May 20.

Miss Cayman promotes free cancer screenings

Reigning Miss Cayman Anika Conolly took her award-winning smile to The Dental Centre for a free mouth cancer screening on Thursday. Twelve Grand Cayman clinics participated in the annual free screenings for mouth and throat cancer, sponsored by the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. For those who could not attend Thursday’s screening, the cancer society offers free screening vouchers year round for mouth and throat cancer, mammograms, pap smears and prostate-specific antigen tests.

Anika Conolly crowned as new Miss Cayman Islands

A new queen reigns in the Cayman Islands.West Bay contestant Anika Conolly, 27, was chosen over four other women to wear the Miss Cayman Islands crown, at Saturday night’s competition at the George Town Lions Centre.

Island Chic at Miss Cayman Islands Pageant

It’s hard to believe that Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks is already coming to the end of her reign. The lady has done the islands proud over the past year, and now it is time for her to hand over her crown to a successor.

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