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New faces on airports, Airline boards

The airports authority and Cayman Airways boards get a makeover.

Cayman Islands fire chief retires

Cayman's senior fire officer hangs it up after more than 40 years.

Police roundup: Fire at North Sound home

A house fire sends Newlands residents scrambling over the weekend.

Webster candidate in Bodden Town

Errington Webster has announced his candidacy for the District of Bodden Town on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.

School fair set at St. Ignatius

Get ready for St. Ignatius' annual Spring Fling fair.

May Scotiabank in George Town robbed

May news which made the headlines

Trailer fire closes busy Elgin Avenue during morning rush

Elgin Avenue was closed during morning rush hour after a cargo trailer caught fire.

Trailer fire closes Elgin Avenue

Update: As of 10am, the trailer had been cleared and police had reopened Elgin Avenue to traffic.

Civil servants gaining degrees

Finding time to further your education while working full time and maintaining a family can prove difficult. The Civil Service College of the Cayman Islands is aware of these challenges.

Three car mash-up in Prospect

Update: Two people are being treated in hospital following a vehicle accident in the Prospect area Friday morning.

Two injured in Prospect smash

Update: Two people are being treated in hospital following a vehicle accident in the Prospect area Friday morning.

Fire and rescue for beginners

The year Two students of the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School recently benefited from an educational experience that was presented by some members of the Cayman Islands Fire Service.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee feted

The Cayman Islands celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on Monday with a parade and other ceremonies.

Tragedy strikes local family again following fatal crash

Saturday's fatal accident is the latest tragedy for the Seymour family in Cayman.

Fatal accident in South Sound

One man died and another was seriously hurt following an early morning collision on South Sound Road.

Brac to hold emergency exercise

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority will stage a mock aircraft emergency exercise in Cayman Brac Thursday night.

Prisoner, police inspector hurt in fire

Close to three dozen people had to be evacuated from the George Town Police Station Wednesday morning after a fire started inside one of the prisoner cells on the bottom floor of the facility.

Police: Ten officers hospitalised from fire

A total of ten police officers are now being treated in hospital following Wednesday morning’s fire at the George Town police station.


Nick and Brevon target Kirk Slam

Cayman fishermen have their eyes on an all-dolphin tournament.

Airport emergency called for Delta flight

Emergency procedures were put into place early Saturday afternoon at Owen Roberts International Airport after a plane headed inbound reported trouble. 

Brevon reels in rare butterfish

Brevon Elliott has a new claim to fame by nabbing a rare species of fish.

Roof replacement holds up Lobster Pot re-opening

Proprietors of the Lobster Pot are aiming to re-open the restaurant in mid-May after the building caught fire 24 November.

Fire access concerns at Radio Cayman

A minor emergency at Broadcasting House spurred potentially serious concerns from fire fighters about access to the Elgin Avenue building, which houses Radio Cayman.

First Civil Service College graduates

“We have done it! Today we have made history ...” said the Civil Service College’s first Valedictorian (Myra) Joy Watson. “But today is ‘farewell’ to what we have already achieved, and the beginning of a new chapter.”

Ritz-Carlton thanks firefighters

After a fire at Blue restaurant was dealt with swiftly by firefighters, the Ritz-Carlton invited the heroes for lunch.

Lobster Pot looks for Christmas opening

Fire causes extensive damage to a venerable Cayman Islands waterfront restaurant.

Fire alarm clears out Ritz

The land-side hotel building of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman was evacuated Friday afternoon after reports of a fire in a hotel restaurant.

Fire hits Lobster Pot restaurant

Smoke forces the evacuation of one of Cayman's most well-known restaurants Thursday afternoon. 

Woman arrested after house blows up

An explosion that destroyed part of a West Bay home has led to a woman's arrest.

WB house explodes, woman arrested

Royal Cayman Islands Police have arrested a woman in West Bay following the overnight explosion of a home on Fig Close. 

Police investigate arson at new home

 A pre-dawn fire Thursday at a house on Reef Street in Newlands was likely deliberately set, Royal Cayman Islands Police said.  

Police reports: One hurt in crash

A nasty car crash in the Brac and a woman falling from a two-storey balcony were among the issues police dealt with this past weekend.

House fire causes damage, no injuries

A house under construction on Greenwood Drive in George Town was damaged by fire early Friday morning.

St. Matthews students saved by police, fire crews

Police and fire officers rescued two men from the water near Pedro Castle Bluff Saturday afternoon. 

Fire station assault report ordered released

Information Commissioner Jennifer Dilbert has ordered the Ministry of Finance, Tourism and Development to release parts of an internal report on how the Fire Service dealt with a sexual assault complaint from a female fire officer.

Fire station sex assault report release ordered

Information Commissioner Jennifer Dilbert orders the Ministry of Finance, Tourism and Development to release an internal report on how the Fire Service dealt with a sexual assault complaint from a female fire officer.

Fire crews battle bush blaze again and again

Flames break out once again behind the old Courtyard Marriott hotel and firefighters are starting to get suspicious. 

Bush fire behind old Marriott

A bush fire that has been burning since at least mid-morning Tuesday was still going late into the night. 

Fire flares up at landfill

Cayman Islands Fire Service crews were back on the scene of a landfill fire early Sunday after it flared up again overnight.

Van fire erupts, woman and child escape

A woman narrowly escaped her vehicle with her two-year-old son after it caught on fire on Shedden Road Tuesday. 

Fire at house where rape was reported

The Cayman Islands Fire Service is investigating a blaze that occurred early New Year’s Day in West Bay.

Area companies work to educate youth

Local companies have teamed up with the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre to provide work experience opportunities, two days each week, for approximately 250 students.

Bodden Town kids’
Christmas party

The childrens christmas party is supported by MLA Dwayne Seymour and the Bodden Town District Council.

House fire considered suspicious

A house fire in Bodden Town leaves a family with two small children homeless.

Ministry: Telecommunications maybe merged

Government is looking to merge some of its telecommunications services following a critical audit.

Gov’t Telecom office understaffed, ‘inadequate’

An audit has revealed serious concerns at the office which manages government telecommunication systems.

Cayman Brac landfill on fire

A landfill fire has burned for more than 24 hours on Cayman Brac as fire and environmental health crews struggle to contain it. 

Kirk Home bomb scare

Kirk Home Centre was evacuated late Tuesday afternoon in response to a bomb threat.

Bomb threat at Kirk Home Centre

 Kirk Home Centre was evacuated late Tuesday afternoon in response to a bomb threat.

Queen’s birthday, a celebration for everyone

The queen's birthday parade honourees receive their awards.

Emergency responders perform on Brac

An emergency exercise in Cayman Brac goes extremely well.

Queen’s recognises two in honours

Two have received the Queen's Birthday honours.

Trucker’s dream stolen by arsonist

A local trucker isn’t sure what his family will do after someone set their livelihood aflame.

Uniformed services veterans honoured

The governor has presented awards to several long-serving officers in Cayman’s uniformed services.

Fire officers hone their skills

The Cayman Islands Fire Service held a train-the-trainer workshop to brush up on skills of its officers recently.

Brac Agriculture show a success

The delayed seventh annual Brac Agricultural show was held at the Agriculture Show Grounds on the Bluff last Saturday.

Airport fire under investigation

The cause of the fire that caused evacuation of Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport is under investigation.

Smoke forces Cayman airport evacuation

The entire terminal at Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman was evacuated for approximately one hour Sunday afternoon after smoke was detected by airport security. 

Boaters were ‘itching to go’

Josh Gilman was really looking forward to a boat trip to Honduras.

Today’s Editorial September 02: A disaster waiting to happen

We had another fire at the landfill this week. For those keeping track, there have been more than 21 fires at the dump since January 2006. Some of those fires have been very minor; others have been more serious, requiring great efforts from members of the Cayman Islands Fire Service to get under control.

Firemen quicken up the pace

Quick hands are a staple for local fire-fighters in the field. Now, thanks to a speed-typing course, the same can be said with their work in the office.

Proper gas installation vital

I write in response to your Friday 12 June article, "Gas explosion raises concerns."

They really pulled it off

Many are familiar with The World's Strongest Man competition.

Hotel inspectors brief property managers

Weary tourists arrive in Grand Cayman after a long flight with their small children. They then have to negotiate their way to an office building in George Town to collect from it the key to their guest room on Seven Mile Beach.

Brac Day Care needs assistance

Sweat streaks down the dirtied brown faces of little children and nests in the crevices of their little necks, creating natural necklaces.

Hazard management training comes to Cayman

Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the Pan American Health Organization are working together to improve the disaster response capacity in the Cayman Islands.

Brac in sex abuse storm

A culture of institutionalised sexism within the Cayman Brac Fire Department led a firefighter to believe he could sexually assault a female colleague with impunity, a prosecutor claimed this week.

3 promoted at fire service

The Cayman Islands Fire Service has promoted three senior officers to higher-ranking positions:

Mayhem on the roads

A deadly car accident involving a man who worked in the Immigration Department's accounting office was one of six crashes which occurred in Grand Cayman between midnight and 10am Tuesday.

Fire trio trained

Three firefighters from Cayman recently returned from a training course in the United Kingdom.

WB, GT, Savannah in good shape

Though streets remained littered with debris and curious passers-by had to be kept back from certain high-water locations, it appeared the districts of West Bay and George Town, as well as the Savannah-Prospect area fared relatively well in Hurricane Gustav.

Police prepare for storm

All scheduled leave for Royal Cayman Islands Police officers has been cancelled ahead of Gustav's projected arrival.

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