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Traffic, employment top GT voters’ issues

In the run-up to the polls, the Cayman Compass will be checking in with constituents across the islands in this special ‘Voter Voices’ series to hear what issues are uppermost in their minds when it comes to deciding who they want for their Member of Parliament.

Progressives-led coalition squares off with independents in GT

Battle lines were drawn Monday as Nomination Day kicked off as Premier Alden McLaughlin and leader-in-waiting Roy McTaggart rallied the Progressives candidates in George Town.

Supermarkets included in George Town shuttle routes

The recently launched free shuttle service in George Town has expanded its routes to include supermarkets.
RCIPS

4 injured, 1 in serious condition after bar brawl

Four people were injured at a bar on Seymour Drive around 8:30pm on Friday, police reported.
RCIPS

Two injured in nightclub stabbing

Two people were injured and transported to the hospital early Saturday morning due to a stabbing incident at a Canal Point Drive nightclub, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.

Ghost Town: A portrait of life on lockdown

There was an eerie stillness to the usually bustling George Town waterfront this week.
RCIPS

Two men assaulted in separate incidents

A police investigation has been launched into a serious wounding incident in West Bay, during which a man was assaulted with a machete. 
Godfrey's store owners

Godfrey’s Enterprise: an iconic store still going strong

Godfrey’s Enterprise on Elgin Avenue may not look the same today as it did at the beginning, but its family-oriented atmosphere and core philosophies remain the same

Illegal workers busted in George Town

Several people have been arrested after a tip-off on illegal employment activity at a large-scale construction site in George Town.

12,000 pieces of litter removed in two hours

More than 80 people turned out on Sunday in George Town to clean the streets, collecting more than 12,000 pieces of litter in two hours.

100 packets of ganja found under car fender

Police said more than 100 packets of ganja have been found hidden under the front fender of a car with a help of a drug-sniffing dog named Shadow.

Heroes Square upgrades under way

Improvement works have started at Heroes Square in George Town.

Mystery boat under investigation

Police have launched an investigation into the discovery of an abandoned vessel in George Town containing a quantity of barrels filled with liquid.

Weekend stabbings send two to hospital

Two men are left nursing stab wounds following two separate incidents on Saturday in George Town. A police statement on Monday said the first incident...

Police get 4 new armed response vehicles

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has added four custom-built Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles to its Firearms Response Unit fleet. The SUVs have been fitted...

Investigation ongoing into sudden death

Police said they are continuing their probe into the death of a George Town man who was found unresponsive outside his home on Shedden Road last week.
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Police: drive with caution during triathlon

The RCIPS is urging motorists to drive with caution during Sunday’s Mercuryman Triathlon. The race begins at 6:45am at Eden Rock on South Church Street, George Town.

Man attacked, robbed on School Road

A man was assaulted and robbed on School Road in George Town early on Sunday morning.

Mail call: George Town cruise pier

Discussions of a George Town cruise pier have been dominating the headlines. Let’s take a look back at the developments.

Road closures for Junior Batabano

Police advised that a number of streets in George Town will be closed on Saturday during Junior Batabano.

Cyclist injured in hit and run

Police are seeking the driver of a vehicle that struck a cyclist on Tuesday night and left the scene of the accident.
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George Town man arrested on suspicion of attempted rape

A 38-year-old George Town man reportedly broke into a residence Monday morning and attempted to rape a woman, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Former owner of Seaview Hotel dies at 85

Wilson Connell ‘Connie’ Edwards Sr., the former owner of Cayman’s old Seaview Hotel on South Church Street, George Town, has died.

Man holds baby at knifepoint

Police arrested a man who held a baby at knifepoint following a violent domestic assault in George Town Monday.

Roads to be closed for Saturday demo

Police are advising motorists that roads in downtown George Town will be closed Saturday to facilitate a demonstration by opponents of the recent same-sex marriage court ruling.

Two injured in knife attack in George Town

A man and a woman suffered knife wounds during an early morning altercation in George Town, police reported. 

Woman arrested on suspicion of stabbing man

Police arrested a 26-year-old West Bay woman on Wednesday morning after a man sustained a stab wound to his chest at a George Town bar.

More than 160,000 iguanas culled in first month

The weekly numbers have been decreasing since the first week, when 53,464 iguanas were delivered to the George Town landfill.
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Harbour Drive closed due to high water

High water has forced the closure of Harbour Drive between Fort Street and Goring Street along the George Town waterfront.

Pirates pillage, party in Cayman

Scores of privateers and marauders flooded the streets of downtown George Town in search of plunder and booty Saturday in the marquee event of Grand Cayman’s annual Pirates Week celebration.
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UPDATE: Shedden Road open to traffic; pedestrian in critical condition

Part of Shedden Road was closed Wednesday during the peak morning commute time, following a collision involving a pedestrian. That person is in critical condition and updates from police were expected to follow.

Letter: Managing downtown traffic flows

In principle, I do not oppose the building of the new cruise terminal, but having worked in George Town for nearly 40 years, I can say that the influx of a large number more cruise passengers to George Town would make the problem of getting to and leaving from work there a complete nightmare.

Six arrested in illegal gambling raid

Police arrested six people on suspicion of illegal gambling following a search of a location on School House Road on Saturday.

Man wounded in fight outside George Town bar

Police arrested a 49-year-old man following an altercation outside a George Town bar in the early hours of Sunday morning during which another man suffered a facial wound.

‘NiCE’ worker arrested after stabbing

A worker in the government’s community cleanup program sustained serious injuries after being stabbed by a colleague at the George Town landfill site Tuesday.

MAIL CALL: Cruise pier referendum

The proposed George Town harbor cruise pier project continued to spark controversy last week as opposition leaders called for a referendum on whether or not to build the pier.
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George Town hotel can go 7 stories

Lawmakers have approved a change in planning rules that will allow for a hotel of up to seven stories to be built along the northern George Town waterfront.

Police: Robberies ‘top priority’ for officers

A spate of armed robberies over the past week, including one where a man was stabbed and another where gunshots were fired, has led to increased police patrols in areas hit by the crimes.

John Gray students’ artwork on display at GT library

A selection of around 50 pieces of student artwork celebrating Cayman is currently on display at the George Town Public Library’s historic building.

Animal cruelty charges brought against police constable

A 26-year-old George Town man has been charged with one count of animal cruelty following a Department of Agriculture investigation into an incident from December of last year.
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Man charged with Andrew Drive burglary

A 45-year-old George Town man was charged with burglary in connection with an incident on April 10 on Andrew Drive. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said a residence was broken into, and cash and personal items were taken.
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Juvenile charged with attempted rape

A 17-year-old male from George Town has been charged with attempted rape, indecent assault and robbery, in relation to an incident on South Church Street the night of Aug. 26, 2016.

‘Visionary’ Bo Miller dies at 66

Tributes have been paid to a “Caymanian patriot” following the death of Derrington “Bo” Miller Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 66.

Recycling, one tire at a time

A company run by Junior Achievement students has found a way to cut down on the number of used tires that end up in the George Town landfill by recycling them into colorful pet beds and eye-catching plant holders.

Cash courier robbed in George Town

Two robbers who apparently posed as construction workers held up a cash courier on Eastern Avenue, George Town early Friday afternoon, the Royal Cayman Islands Police reported.

Inflatable water park planned for George Town waterfront

A Cayman businessman is seeking permission to station a 15,000-square-foot inflatable water park offshore on the George Town waterfront.
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Employee robbed outside Digicel store

A Digicel worker was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night after leaving the company’s George Town waterfront store.

Public safety jobs fair draws hundreds

Hundreds of job-seekers turned out for the 2017 recruitment fair held in downtown George Town last week.

West Bay primary students tour landfill

A look behind the scenes of garbage and recycling at the George Town landfill revealed some interesting facts for students from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School.

Buccaneer bacchanal besets George Town

Fearsome pirates, salty seadogs and gun-toting wenches invaded George Town harbor Saturday in a swashbuckling display to celebrate Pirates Week in the Cayman Islands.
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Driver arrested after pile-up

Five vehicles and a bicycle were involved in a pile-up that snarled rush hour traffic around George Town for nearly two hours Thursday.

50 years ago: New street lights for George Town

In the Aug. 2, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, headlined “New Street Lights in Town,” appeared: “From the sea, George Town looks like a big city."

EDITORIAL – What should Cayman do about Jackson Point?

We don’t know (but rest assured, we are looking into) the magnitude of the disaster that could have occurred if firefighters had not been able to control Sunday’s blaze.

Car takes early morning sea plunge

A car drove off the road, careered through the bush, landed on the ironshore and plunged into the sea near Mr. Arthur’s store on the George Town waterfront Thursday morning.

Minister: ‘We can only build so many roads’

With two major highway expansions in process, Transport Minister Joey Hew said government is doing all it can to ease traffic congestion in Grand Cayman.

Older model vehicles stolen in George Town

Royal Cayman Islands Police are searching for three older model vehicles that were stolen late last week from various locations around George Town.
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Woman found dead in Windsor Park home

Police who were alerted Saturday by a landlord who had not seen her tenant for several days found the body of the 42-year-old female tenant in her apartment in Windsor Park.
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Stolen car stripped of its doors, bumpers, seats, trunk

A vehicle stolen from central George Town in late June was found two weeks later “stripped,” according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Jamaica port issue concerns Cayman

News that cruise giant Royal Caribbean has pulled Jamaica’s purpose-built port at Falmouth from multiple vacation itineraries has sparked concern about proposals for a new dock in Grand Cayman.

Police hit streets after 4 robberies

Stepped-up police activity in the wake of four armed robberies on Grand Cayman this week led to the arrest of one man who officers said was responsible for two of the crimes. Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers chased down the 25-year-old Bodden Town resident in a stolen, gold-color SUV Wednesday afternoon following a 3 p.m. robbery at the Lookout Grocery Store.

George Town Landfill: A growing monument to governments’ inaction

The issue is a long-standing toxic eyesore that dominates Grand Cayman’s landscape, presents an odorous nuisance for neighbors and poses a potential health threat to the Cayman Islands public. The George Town Landfill has been a fixture on the political calendar for decades but became a headline-grabbing topic during the United Democratic Party’s 2009-2012 administration.

Conolly, Barbara

Barbara Conolly is a Progressives candidate for George Town South.

Lindsay, Alric

Alric Lindsay is an independent candidate for George Town South.

Thompson, Karin M.

Karin M. Thompson is an independent candidate for George Town North.

McGaw-Lumsden, Pearlina

Pearlina McGaw-Lumsden is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for George Town North.

Roulstone, Sharon

Sharon Roulstone is an independent candidate for George Town East.

McTaggart, Roy

Roy McTaggart is a Progressives candidate for George Town East.

Wight, David Charles

David Charles Wight is a Progressives candidate for George Town West.

Adam, Mike

Mike Adam is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for George Town South.

Tibbetts, Denniston

Denniston Tibbetts is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for Red Bay.

Bodden, Tessa (Theresa)

Tessa Bodden is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for George Town East.

Harris, Austin

Austin Harris is an independent candidate for Prospect.

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