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Fred Ollen McLaughlin was refused bail on Friday afternoon after appearing in Summary Court in connection with the Christmas Eve robbery at an East End beach involving 50 to 60 pounds of cocaine.
Police have condemned the “unacceptable conduct” of some drivers during a holiday season that saw 55 people arrested for drunk driving.
Owners of natural Christmas trees can deposit their trees at six Department of Environmental Health collection points throughout Grand Cayman, the department advised.
The Adventist Church lowered the curtain on its 2017 community service program with a flurry of Pre-Christmas deliveries to individuals, families and care institutions across Grand Cayman and in Cayman Brac.
This was not the kind of “white Christmas” that Bing Crosby was singing about. A resort security guard was confronted by a masked man wielding a machete after tourists found several bricks of cocaine washed up on an East End beach.
The Snow King and Queen, who also go by the names ‘Mr. and Mrs. Winter,’ added some chilly festive cheer to the Ritz-Carlton brunch on Christmas Day.
Here are the finer details of all the festive brunches happening this Holiday season.
Do you think you’ve missed all the special events happening at this time of the year? Absolutely not! There are still ways for children and adults to celebrate the festive season, and here are just a few items on the calendar to consider:
Cayman’s retailers are preparing for a last-minute Christmas shopping rush this weekend. It has already been a bumper shopping season, according to several store owners and Saturday is expected to see residents fill the aisles again in search of last-minute gifts.
There is no mechanism or “nuclear option” to make a change to the Music and Dance (Control) Law this close to New Year’s Eve, according to Commerce Minister Joey Hew.
Yes, Cayman, there is a Santa Claus – he is kindled in each of our hearts. This season, may he find a home in yours.
‘Tis the season … for Cayman’s traditional display of Christmas lights – on the streets, adorning roundabouts and blazing from private homes and gardens.
Many government offices will be closing early Friday in preparation for the Christmas holidays and will remain closed until Wednesday, Dec. 27. Below are the closing times for several offices.
The Camana Bay Christmas Give and the Good Samaritan Food Bank are filling bags to help fill the pantries of less fortunate families in the community this Christmas.
Members of “Old Friends Reunion” community group has made a special presentation to Sir John A. Cumber Primary School Parent Teachers Association for the benefit of students at the school.
Some families and individuals in the Windsor Park and Prospect areas were recipients of early Christmas gifts from Kings Adventist Church.
The Bodden Town Church held a full-scale orchestral Christmas classics concert featuring Trinidadian violinist Harold Beckles and local rising stars, saxophonist Junior Hines and flautist Janelle Tibbetts.
Students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary got into the spirit of Christmas last week when the school presented Christmas concerts that were attended by parents, relatives, community members and well-wishers.
Musicians, clowns and a magician entertained hundreds of holiday revelers on Cardinall Avenue as they gathered for the annual Christmas on Cardinall event hosted by Kirk Freeport on Saturday.
Grand Cayman’s Airport Park was filled with children, parents, firefighters and motorcycle enthusiasts on Saturday, Dec. 16, as the Cayman Islands Fire Service hosted its annual picnic and toy giveaway.
Susan Ow walked away with the grand prize of $25,000 in the annual St. Ignatius Catholic Church and School Christmas Concert and Fundraiser.
Cayman Islands National Cultural Foundation staff and volunteers where busy as bees on Friday getting Miss Lassie’s house in tiptop shape for the festive holiday season.
The Camana Bay Cinema is actually bringing three live-recorded shows to its screens this month.
If you are racking your brain, trying to think of gift ideas as stocking stuffers, why not consider tickets to upcoming events in January and February?
Camana Bay is home to a number of fine bars and restaurants, and to celebrate the festive season, they have concocted some creative cocktails. Visit them to sample their seasonal sips.
I hate leaving my peaceful Breakers home to endure my once-a-week stressful, perilous George Town trips, rife with unfamiliar traffic.
Students at Montessori by the Sea are spreading Christmas joy by donating toys to sick children at Health City Cayman Islands.
For Shirlene Zelaya, Christmas will be a little less stressful this year. Miss. Zelaya took delivery of a $500 Foster’s grocery store gift voucher yesterday, part of charity Acts of Random Kindness’ Feed Cayman Christmas campaign.
Cayman Prep and High School is running a gift drive for the Cayman Islands Department of Children and Family Services.
John Gray High School students wrapped up lots of love and gifts to give to the community during this festive season at the school’s assembly on Thursday.
The Mission House in Bodden Town got a pre-Christmas makeover Monday by members of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing.
The General Registry will be following a holiday schedule. The Grand Cayman office in the Government Administration Building will close Dec. 20 at 12:30 p.m. and resume normal hours on Dec. 21.
The Cayman Port will follow holiday hours from Dec. 12-22. The billing office will open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The warehouse will serve customers on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A group of bikers took to the streets of Grand Cayman again on Sunday – this time for a good cause.
It just would not be Christmas in the Cayman Islands without the beef. “This is what Christmas is all about,” said Jay Ebanks, 34, as he prepared to assist in dressing a bull for the holidays.
The North Pole may be nearly 5,000 miles away, but “Santa” has managed to recruit an impressive number of helpers to fill our three little islands with beneficence and Christmas cheer.
The Customs Department Collections Office will open for longer hours to accommodate Christmas package retrieval.
The Needs Assessment Unit, located on the second floor of the Aqua Mall at 55 Church Street, will be closed on Friday, Dec. 15 from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
The Cayman National Choir and Cayman National Orchestra are presenting their Christmas Spectacular at the Harquail Theatre on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Grab your Santa hat, your running shoes and your kids; it is time once again for the annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run!
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing announced it will close all of its offices Dec. 15 “to facilitate a staff function and meeting.”
Red Bay Primary School Year 6 students show off traditional Christmas wreaths.
If you want your Christmas mail to arrive in time for the holiday, send it soon. The Postal Service says it is likely already too late for an air parcel package of 2 pounds or more to arrive in time for Christmas. Other deadlines are looming.
This Christmas, your best present might be attached to the tree instead of sitting under it. The holiday season has inspired the staff at Island Veterinary Services to go the extra mile in the interests of Cayman’s most vulnerable pets.
One of Cayman’s biggest holiday traditions, the lighting of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s Christmas tree, took place in George Town Heroes Square Monday evening.
The Arts and Recreation Center in Camana Bay was packed Saturday as the local community came out to support the Pink Ladies’ annual Christmas Bazaar.
Bella Partridge, 7, gets a hug Friday during a visit with Camana Bay’s Santa.
Animal lovers got to dish over their pets at a One Dog At A Time’s charity fundraiser Friday when they decorated and designed food and water bowls for their pooches and cats.
Close to 8,000 people turned up for Saturday night’s Parade of Lights, the annual event which is one of the hallmarks of Cayman’s annual holiday season.
It is that time of the year again, when the water at Camana Bay will be lit up by festive lights, courtesy of the Cayman 27’s Annual Parade of Lights Show on Saturday. What’s Christmas without this celebrated event?
Christmas in the Caribbean doesn’t necessarily bring the classic celebrations we see in the northern hemisphere. But we don’t need snow and reindeers when we have sunshine and stingrays. To help get us into that yuletide spirit, the Cayman Winter Carnival is back this holiday season.
The return of writer and director Sue Howe’s “A Playhouse Family Christmas” is like stepping into a holiday dream. Singing reindeer invite you to take a sleigh ride. Pajama-clad Three Wise Men whisk you into a sugar-plum fantasy.
A first batch of Christmas trees was cleared for sale by Department of Agriculture inspectors Wednesday and was almost sold out by lunchtime.
As a mother of seven, Daniella Ebanks has a lot of shopping to do for the holidays. “They love bikes, they like anything new – electronics, games, clothes, shoes – you know,” the 33-year old East End resident said of her youngsters.
Cayman families hoping to unwrap their presents under a real Christmas tree this year could be out of luck.
Dozens of excited children turned out for the third Christmas in the Pony Park at the Equestrian Center on Saturday morning. The event included a hay ride with Santa, cookie and cupcake decorating and sing-alongs.
For struggling families across Grand Cayman wondering where their next meal is coming from, the surprising answer might be two of Cayman’s top restaurants. Grand Old House and The Wharf have begun delivering free meals to needy families on a weekly basis.