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A special Christmas delivery

Ayden McField-Brown was born on Christmas Day.

Cayman braces for Christmas Nor’wester

A Nor’wester is expected to reach Cayman around 10pm tonight.

Tomlinson shows off her latest Christmas hairstyle

Ann Marie Tomlinson, who reckons she has had more than 500 distinctive hairstyles over the years, showed off her latest Christmas creation at a recent visit to the Cayman Compass office.

Celebrations of Christmas past

Christmas in Cayman is always a special time of year, filled with togetherness and festive merriment. White sand yards, local Christmas beef, kitchen dances,...

Eat, bake and be merry

Chef Paula Stonoga shares her recipe for cassava cake, a favourite in Cayman. In days gone by, Caymanians would bake the traditional ‘heavy cakes’...

Keeping it green

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it can be easy to forget the effects that Christmas has on the environment. From...

The gift of giving

“For it is in giving that we receive.” - Francis of Assisi Christmas is a time of giving, and in Cayman that spirit shines bright. Numerous...

Lions Club spreads Christmas cheer

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman got into the spirit of giving as it held its annual All-Island Kids Christmas Party over the weekend.

Government’s gift tree initiative grows

The government is inviting the public to spread yuletide cheer through its new Giving Tree appeal.

Christmas spirit sails in with Parade of Lights

The Camana Bay Harbour came to life  with Christmas cheer at the annual Parade of Lights Festival on Saturday night. Boats decorated with festive lights...

Camana Bay Christmas calendar

Camana Bay hosts a slew of festive events from now through Christmas and guests of all ages are encouraged to participate in a range...


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Letter: Cayman Christmas trees

Back in the day – 30 years ago – those of us on the Brac and Little Cayman who wanted Christmas trees (which were not imported to the Sister Islands) would hack down our own gorgeous Maypole Agave “trees” and haul them home to decorate for a Cayman Christmas!

Christmas message from Her Excellency The Governor

I would like to thank all the people of the Cayman Islands for making me so welcome when I arrived and for making my time here truly such a pleasure. It has been a privilege to experience the culture and tremendous sense of community that you all share.

Premier Alden McLaughlin: Merry Christmas, Cayman

These are exciting times for our Islands and we have a bright future ahead of us. So yes on this Christmas day, as a country, we have much to be thankful for.

EDITORIAL – As the spirit of Christmas pervades our fair isles . . .

Yes, Cayman, there is a Santa Claus – he is kindled in each of our hearts. This season, may he find a home in yours.

Dear Santa

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Santa’s on his way

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The party

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EDITORIAL: This season, decide not to drink and drive

By all means, enjoy the season. But if you choose to partake in “Christmas cheer,” choose not to drive – to make it easy on yourselves, make plans for transportation home, before you leave the house, and long before that first sip.

EDITORIAL – Welcome, Christmas: May everything be merry and bright

Just as the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano mark the start of spring, the welcome return of Christmas displays on our roundabouts herald an unmistakable sign that Cayman’s Christmas season has officially begun.

Weekender Spotlight

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

Cayman-themed book raises $5,700 for anti-bullying campaign

In the two years since its release, the locally penned children’s book “Rudolf discovers the Cayman Islands” has raised $5,700 for the Family Resource Centre’s anti-bullying efforts. The book first went on sale during the 2015 Christmas holiday season.

Dreaming of a bright Christmas

The Cayman Islands is aglow as Christmas approaches with festive lights, like this spectacular display on South Church Street, delighting young and old.

EDITORIAL – From us to you: Have a very merry Christmas!

Here we are – it’s Christmastime again.

Christmas Message 2016: From Governor Helen Kilpatrick

Once again, we are approaching another wonderful Christmas season in the Cayman Islands. I am very much looking forward to spending Christmas here with my grown up children, and I hope that you will also be with family or friends at this special time.

Christmas Message 2016: From Premier Alden McLaughlin

This is one of my favourite times of year and feelings of generosity, kindness and love that come with this special season are those that I truly wish we could keep all year.

Christmas Message 2016: From Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush

It is with pleasure that I bring seasons greetings from myself, my wife Kerry and our family, also from all of my colleagues. I take this opportunity to share a few Christmas thoughts with all of our citizens and all of our visitors in these beloved Cayman Islands.

Santa brings Christmas cheer to North Side Primary

The students of North Side’s Edna M. Moyle Primary School got a special Christmas treat, thanks to a visit from Santa and his helpers.

Ornament entrepreneurs build business skills

A seasonal project promoting financial awareness has young entrepreneurs from Cayman’s eastern districts getting into the Christmas spirit.

Christmas care boxes offered this holiday season

On Christmas Eve, on West Bay Public Beach, volunteers and donors will be handing out Christmas “care boxes” to those in need.

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Christmas lives on in our memories

It is hard to believe that the Creator of our universe with its billions of galaxies could have sent Himself to this little blue blip not so long ago in the form of an infant born to a virgin, to be first worshipped by illiterate shepherds where He lay in a feed trough, livestock peering down at Him, Eastern potentates following a star to the site. But here we are again, singing those songs, so we shall see.

Seniors treated to Christmas dinner at Harry McCoy Park

The women of the Bodden Town Heritage Committee hosted a Christmas dinner for seniors at Bodden Town’s Harry McCoy Sr. Park on Dec. 18.

Businessman spreads cheer among seniors

A businessman is spreading holiday cheer to some of the older inhabitants on the eastern end of the island.

Pedro St. James gets into holiday spirit

Organizers of events at Pedro St. James are inviting the public to avail of the historic site over the Christmas and New Year period.

Dress down day raises money for Humane Society

Office workers in Camana Bay donned Christmas sweaters and other holiday wear as part of a festive dress down day on Dec. 9 to raise money for the Humane Society.

Santa arrives by fire truck to spread holiday cheer

Santa Claus arrived on Saturday on a big red fire truck with lights flashing and siren going to the delight of children waiting to greet him at the Airport Park.

Sir Turtle joins food drive

Tourism officials and the Cayman Islands’ tourism mascot Sir Turtle have joined forces to launch a Christmas food drive, inviting civil servants to donate non-perishable food items at the Government Administration Building.

National Gallery events serve up holiday cheer for all ages

The National Gallery kicked off the festive season with the annual Christmas party for members and supporters last weekend, followed by a family fun day and artisan fair.

Triple C students explore Christmas around the world

Youngsters at Triple C School recently had the chance to experience a truly international Christmas that had them paying visits to a number of different countries, complete with passports.

School raffle winner gets $25,000

Athalie Bryson was the delighted winner of the 2016 St. Ignatius Christmas fundraiser raffle grand prize of $25,000.

Traditional charm adds special touch to Christmas concert

If you ask most students today what their favorite music is, it’s likely none will immediately say “Quadrille.” But throw in a few old-time instruments, some catchy lyrics and one special music teacher, and you just might have children (and their parents, too), loving traditional Caymanian music.

Hundreds attend Cayman Brac Rotary Christmas tree lighting

More than 300 people celebrated the Rotary Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 5 at Cayman Brac’s Government Administration Building.

Bikers ready to deliver ‘Toys 4 Tots’

About 60 bikers cruised the roads of Grand Cayman on Sunday in the annual Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association Christmas ‘Toys 4 Tots’ ride.

Community comes together for West Bay tree lighting

A large and enthusiastic crowd came out for the West Bay community district tree lighting on Nov. 25.

Sunrise events inspire and impress

Sunrise Adult Training Centre clients and staff dressed in yellow on Dec. 2 to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Christmas concert will benefit St. Ignatius

Young performers from St. Ignatius will take the stage at Loyola Hall for the school’s main annual fundraiser on Dec. 14.

EDITORIAL – Cayman Christmas: Time to get into the holiday spirit

There’s an extra degree of warmth in people’s greetings, a bit more brightness in smiles and some additional spring in footsteps. Yes, it’s definitely that time again. Yes, it’s winter in Cayman. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays, to all!

Thousands celebrate tree lighting

Thousands turned out to observe the annual Tree Lighting ceremony at Camana Bay on Saturday.

Government to fund Christmas cleanup again

Unemployed Caymanians, spouses of Caymanians and permanent residents will have a chance to get temporary jobs during the upcoming holiday season as the government once again holds its “National Community Enhancement Project.”

‘Tis the season

Merry Christmas

Out with the old

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