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The George Town landfill, also known as Mount Trashmore

Half a century of Mount Trashmore

What started as an informal dump site in the 1960s has now become a protagonist in day-to-day life in Cayman. The Compass compiled a short history of waste management in Grand Cayman to explain how the island got to this point.

Post-Dorian Bahamas reexamines climate-resilient tourism

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis describes Hurricane Dorian as a watershed moment for the Commonwealth nation. There is The Bahamas that existed before September 2019, and the nation now, fully aware of its vulnerability to climate change as a developing island state.

Kirkconnell: Caribbean tourism ‘stronger together’

During the Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Nassau, Bahamas, the Cayman Compass caught up with Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell to discuss climate-resilient tourism in the Caribbean region, cruise tourism and the benefits of regional collaboration.

Plastic pollution entangles marine life

The increasing presence of plastics in the Caribbean Sea has created an environment rife with unnatural perils for marine life. In Cayman, the public...

Caribbean governments legislate to restrict plastics

To date, UNEP has documented 24 Caribbean jurisdictions with some sort of single-use plastics ban, including restrictions on single-use bags and Styrofoam. In 2020, several Caribbean locations, including Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas, will implement bans of varying degrees on single-use plastic imports.

Breast cancer survivor’s story: Tori Croft

There have been lots of surgeries. There’s been some radiation and there’s been a lot of pain. But today, I’m stable. I’m in the treatable, not curable, phase of cancer, which can sound bad or sound good, depending on how you look at it.

Budget breakdown: $20M prison upgrade among key spending plans

Government has announced plans to spend nearly $1.5 billion dollars over the next two years to support its plans and programmes. In a special feature, we analyse where that money comes from and where it goes.

Eco-friendly elements impacting Cayman construction

Solar panels and low-energy LED lights have become fairly common home features on the island, but some newer developments are including such energy-saving elements as increased insulation, recycled materials, sustainable woods, battery storage of solar-generated electricity and geothermal cooling.

Spotlight on domestic violence

Local advocacy groups are set to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence this month to shine the light on domestic abuse. Last year Cayman recorded over 2,200 domestic-violence cases and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said they expect that number to be surpassed by the end of the year as they have already registered 1,900 cases through August.

Ending the cycle of abuse

The Cayman Compass shines the spotlight on domestic violence in the Cayman Islands. In this feature peice one domestic violence recounts her experiences before she broke the cycle of abuse.

Opposition calls for expanded parental leave

Opposition politicians are pushing for more generous parental leave allowances for mums in the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Compass highlighted the issue in a special...

Cayman among the least family friendly countries

The Cayman Islands ranks among the least ‘family friendly’ of the world’s richest countries when it comes to parental leave.

“Mom guilt is real”

A flexible schedule and the ability to work from home helped Melanie Thomas cope with the “crazy, but wonderful” demands of combining motherhood with...

“If I wanted to have a family, I had to just go for it.”

Candice Czeremuszkin didn’t want to choose between having a family and a career, so she chose both.

After Dorian, could we be next?

The onslaught of disastrous storms to hit the region in the last few years aligns with the hypothesis of climate scientists that warming oceans are likely to fuel more destructive hurricanes.

Stronger, slower storms linked to climate change

While the link between climate change and hurricane intensity is not yet ‘settled science’, weather experts say there is evidence that the phenomenon will lead to stronger, slower storms in future.

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