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Five female candidates head to Parliament

Five female representatives, two more than that of last legislature, will be taking their seats in Parliament.

Cayman LGBTQ Foundation: ‘It’s time to live and let live’

Cayman’s LGBTQIA+ residents and allies gathered at Central Terrace Saturday evening in support of the newest organisation to join the community cause and to celebrate the expansion of same-sex partnership rights.  
Former West Bay legislator Esther Liola Ebanks.

Official funeral planned for former legislator Esther Ebanks

Former legislator Esther Ebanks will lie in state at the Legislative Assembly on Friday.

Conolly elected as Deputy Speaker

George Town South MLA Barbara Conolly has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker.

Smith Barcadere exempt from planning permission

No planning permission will be required for the proposed redevelopment of Smith Barcadere. 

Smith Cove enhancement to start in March

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has said it will begin enhancements to Smith Barcadere next month.

Quake aftermath: Lawmakers praise building code

Cayman’s strict building code came in for high praise from lawmakers after minimal damage was recorded following last Tuesday’s earthquake.

Water service restored throughout island

Water service has been restored to all customers across Grand Cayman.

Tender issued for Smith Cove redevelopment

Plans to enhance Smith Barcadere appears to have been resuscitated as government issued a tender for construction of phase one of the redevelopment project for the public beach.

Almost 200 applicants awaiting low-cost housing

A total of 196 applicants are awaiting low-cost homes at the National Housing Development Trust.

‘Grand’ auto display draws crowd

Annual Grand Auto Showoff, known as ASO Six, thrills local car enthusiasts at the Lions Centre on Sunday.

MLAs urged to get behind constitutional changes

Legislators urged to support the United Kingdom’s package of constitutional changes.

Referendum Bill debate continues

Debate on the Referendum Bill continued in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday with MLAs outlining their position on the $200 million cruise berthing and cargo facility.

Same-sex marriage: What your representative said on the issue

Cayman Islands legislators unanimously backed a private members’ motion last week supporting government to appeal the decision by the chief justice that legalised same-sex marriage to the “full extent of the appeals process”.

Youth Parliament takes center stage

The ideas are the same but delivered with the force of youthful exuberance.

Chamber Career Expo highlights training and job opportunities

The Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Careers, Education & Training Expo attracted more than 800 students to the University College of the Cayman Islands’ Sir Vassel Johnson Hall on Friday, Feb. 8.

Letter: MLA responds to criticism over beach disabled access comments

Following a July 10 community meeting regarding the redevelopment of Smith Barcadere at South Sound Community Centre and the ensuing comments made through various forms of media, I want to assure the people of the Cayman Islands that I have the best for my people at heart.

Government seeks to add park to Smith Cove

The layout of Smith Cove may soon be getting a face-lift. Barbara Conolly, the elected representative for George Town South, is holding a community meeting on Tuesday evening, July 10, to discuss the enhanced development of the beach at Smith Cove.

Primary students encouraged to read

Acting Education Minister Barbara Conolly visited students at East End Primary School Thursday to read to them as part of Literacy Month. The joint initiative between Camana Bay and the Ministry of Education aims to reinforce and encourage a love of reading.

Community revitalization project planned in George Town

An old George Town neighborhood is slated for a makeover this month. Homeowners from East Boulevard and Apollo Link, off Walkers Road, are planning a mass cleanup and revitalization of the area throughout September.

Next year’s National Heroes Day to focus on sports

Next year’s National Heroes Day celebration in the Cayman Islands will honor those who have made significant contributions to sports in the territory. Recipients will be recognized at the National Heroes Day ceremony at Heroes Square in George Town, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

EDITORIAL – Fuel tank fire: Sol soars in the aftermath

Sol’s post-fire actions remind us that even the largest and most “multinational” firms rely ultimately on local workforces in local markets.

Anxious South Sounders seek action over fuel fire

Officials agreed to consider implementing an emergency siren alert system for the fuel depot after meeting with anxious South Sound residents in the wake of a fire at the Jackson Point terminal.

Councilors named for Cayman government

Premier Alden McLaughlin announced on Thursday the assignments of three recently elected legislators as councilors in the Cayman Islands government.

Minister Rivers to lead ombudsman oversight group

Two of the Cayman Islands government’s independent offices – the information commissioner and the complaints commissioner – will be placed under the oversight of a five-person legislative committee that was appointed Wednesday.

Mixed reviews for first run of ‘one man, one vote’ system

As voters made their way to the polls Wednesday, candidates expressed mixed feelings about the new “one man, one vote” electoral system.

Independents blast ‘career politicians’

Three of five candidates running for election in George Town South debated healthcare, traffic congestion and a cruise berthing facility, at the South Sound Civic Center on Thursday evening.

Conolly, Barbara

Barbara Conolly is a Progressives candidate for George Town South.

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