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The Department of Environmental Health is collecting Christmas trees for recycling, through Thursday Jan. 17. Only live and natural trees without decorations are accepted.
Police arrested a 21-year-old suspect in the shooting death of Darrington Ebanks, which occurred in the early morning hours on Christmas Day.
Between Christmas Eve and Thursday afternoon, police received reports of 32 motor vehicle collisions across all three islands, with 20 of these occurring in the district of George Town.
Cayman 27 and the Department of Children and Family Services teamed up again this month for the 24th Christmas for Kids event, bringing together more than 100 children who are within the social service program.
Darrington Ebanks, a 29-year-old West Bay resident, was the victim of a fatal shooting incident in Boatswains Bay Road in West Bay shortly in the early hours of Christmas Day.
A group of Cayman’s heartiest and healthiest runners came out to hit the beach and work off their holiday indulgences on Wednesday for the 22nd running of Dashing Thru the Sand.
Cayman waterfront businesses were working Sunday to clean up and repair their premises after winds and high waves battered George Town, Seven Mile Beach and West Bay over the weekend.
Throughout all the districts of Grand Cayman, Christmas scenes and sparkling festive lights abound.
During the final few hours of that bustling pre-Christmas period, try to slow down and enjoy the moment. As mere mortals, there is only so much we can accomplish.
As we go through the year, the days and weeks can sometimes seem to stretch on forever, but by year’s end we often reflect that though the days and weeks may seem long, the years are indeed short.
From my family to yours, and from all the Members of the Opposition and their families, a merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
Staff at the Portfolio of Legal Affairs donated some 70 Christmas presents to the Special Needs Foundation last week.
As a professional songwriter, I have a suggestion for you: Chill up the eggnog, light up a tree and write a Christmas song – a HIT Christmas song.
Trees cut fresh from the beach and decorated with shells. The sweet aromas of turtle or wild fowl cooking in the kitchen caboose. The glow of heavy cakes baking on an open fire. The sights and sounds of a Cayman Christmas have changed dramatically over the decades. From fearsome Junkanoo masks to the gruesome spectacle of draining and butchering the cow for Christmas beef, some of the island’s favorite traditions are being kept alive this festive season.
Police have made 32 DUI arrests, including one in which the driver was three times over the legal and six which were twice over the limit, since the beginning of December.
Thousands of workers are effectively getting a Christmas bonus with the news that government has sanctioned cost of living salary adjustments for the majority of statutory authorities and government companies.
The Red Bay Church of God Holiness caroling trailer will be on the road on Friday and Saturday this weekend.
Members of the Cayman Garden Club decorated the gardens of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and spread some festive cheer on Tuesday.
There is nothing like celebrating Christmas with the ones you love.
A year ago, Treasan Myles was contemplating a bleak Christmas in the ramshackle timber home she shares with her young daughter Kelana. The roof leaked, the walls were coming apart, there was mold throughout the property and sewage was spilling from a backed-up pipe. The building was literally falling to pieces.
It was a festive night for Cayman seniors enjoying the Savannah Newlands annual Christmas party at Pedro playing field Monday night.
Students at Cayman Prep and High School organized a holiday gift drive, called “Smile in a Box,” to benefit families of the Department of Children and Family Services.
The Department of Children and Family Services is currently accepting gifts, gift certificates and check donations from the public for its annual Christmas Toy Drive.
The Westin Grand Cayman Resort pastry team, led by executive pastry chef Baranidharan Thirunavukkarasu, has created a gingerbread scale model of the resort.
Hundreds of people turned out to the George Town waterfront Saturday to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy Kirk Freeport Christmas on Cardinall Avenue.
The doors were thrown open at Miss Lassie’s house last Friday, as volunteers painted, swept, mopped and tidied the national landmark in a pre-Christmas cleanup that has deep roots in tradition.
Cayman National Cultural Foundation hopes sprucing up Miss Lassie’s old house will get people in the spirit of Christmas and keep Cayman traditions alive.
A festive parade of Santas made its way around Camana Bay Sunday morning, bringing some charitable holiday spirit to the town center.
It is difficult to remember a time when Camana Bay did not exist and George Town was the only location on the island where shoppers could walk from one boutique to the next, stocking everything from clothing to makeup and jewelry.
It’s here; the season of go, go, go! The time of year when there is so much to do, especially if you are knee-deep in festivities.
Come January many of our waistbands may be digging in that little bit more due to seasonal over-indulgence.
Anticipating higher holiday volume, the Department of Environmental Health has added a combined total of three new recycling containers to two of its supermarket recycling depots.
As the holidays approach, the Civil Aviation Authority has released a reminder for those who want to celebrate by flying drones, putting on fireworks and light displays, and releasing sky lanterns.
Police are warning homeowners not to leave Christmas presents under the tree until the last minute amid concerns over a spree of burglaries in the run up to the festive holiday.
Cayman Academy school is bringing the magic of Christmas to the Cayman community as part of its Christian outreach ministry.
Donning elf outfits, Santa hats and gingerbread man T-shirts, walkers and runners descended on the Holiday Inn at SafeHaven Sunday morning to take part in the ever-colorful annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk.
Every year, for one day in December, the roar of engines can be heard down the roads of Grand Cayman as motorcycle riders participate in the Toys for Tots Drive.
The days leading up to the holidays tend to be among the busiest of the year, with lots of celebrations taking place over a few short weeks.
St. Ignatius on Walkers Road is hosting a number of events this Christmas season, including a market, a night of music provided by its bands and singers, and a Christmas concert on Dec. 8 headlined by soprano Georgina Gatto Deosaran.
The Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, Gimistory, is being revamped to return in 2019/20 but in its place this year, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation will present the traveling Cayman Christmas Comedy Show.
Films, books and poems always have Santa in his sleigh, flying through the air while being pulled by a team of magical reindeer. They also talk about him entering homes via chimneys in the night.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman officially unveiled its Christmas gingerbread and chocolate display Wednesday to the delight of some of its young guests and other visitors.
A dozen boats festooned with festive bulbs sailed past thousands of spectators at the harborfront in Camana Bay on Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights spectacle.
Santa is on his way, Cayman! On Saturday, Jolly Old Saint Nick will be coming in to land at the airport park. Forget the classic sleigh – this is the Caribbean! He is expected to arrive by open-top jeep this year.
The St. Ignatius school bands and choirs are preparing for their Christmas concert next month.
This year’s Christmas stamps, which went on sale Friday, are based on popular carols and feature island-themed scenes.
You do not have to be a Broadway show to be a huge success, as proven by the upcoming production of “A Playhouse Family Christmas,” which is already sold out.
The National Gallery is holding its much anticipated annual fundraising gala on Nov. 30 in its gardens.
Of all the joys of the season, surely the Pink Ladies Christmas Bazaar is one of the most popular events loved by young and old.
Remember the old-time bazaars where you could stock up on unique one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and treats? Here’s your chance to relive the experience.
Since 1992, Light Up a Life has been organized by hospices all around the world. It raises hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to fund higher quality hospice care for those seeking comfort in their final days.
The family-friendly event, free to the public, takes place Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25.
Hurley’s market will be bathed in the scent of pine as Christmas trees arrive at the store this weekend, after the trees are inspected for bugs and cleared.
This year, people sending parcels overseas, or locally, via the Cayman Postal Service can give the parcel recipients a little taste of CaymanKind.
We encourage all our readers to get in the spirit, to share the goodwill that is beginning to make its annual appearance on these little islands, and to take the time to enjoy this most joyous time of the year.
Serving prisoners will be used as temporary garbage collectors in a new scheme to deal with continued delays in roadside trash collections.
With the touch of a button, Camana Bay turned into a festive wonderland Saturday as thousands gathered at the Crescent for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Christmas trees are supposed to be wrapped in colorful lights and garlands – not bureaucratic red tape.
Citing difficulties in dealing with regulatory requirements, most of the vendors that usually provide Christmas trees have said they will not be doing so this year.
A special premiere of the new movie “The Grinch” will kick off Camana Bay’s annual holiday charitable initiative, the Christmas Give.
Santa Claus arrived a little early this year for Chloe Connolly, 9, and Bella Grieff, 15. On Tuesday, the two girls were announced as winners of a Christmas card design contest, which is part of a fundraising drive for Hannah’s Heroes.
Camana Bay is hosting a special showing of “The Grinch” to support local families in need over the holiday season as part of its annual Christmas Give. The community is invited to be first to see the new movie and participate in other activities while supporting the cause.