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Golf resort now apartment complex

First sold to investors as a luxury housing development around a golf course, a long-discussed project near Rum Point has gone through another metamorphosis as it works its way through the planning process.

Jingle Bell Run brings a different kind of Christmas cheer

More than 300 walkers, runners and volunteers came out for some Christmas fun and exercise for a good cause at the 13th annual Cayman Islands Crisis Centre Jingle Bell Run.

Rolling out the Kimpton carpet for One Young World

The opening of Dart's Kimpton Seafire Resort in late 2016 foreshadows a much-needed renaissance in Cayman's lagging mid-level to upscale tourism room inventory.

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Walk!

Get your Santa hat on and join in the Jingle Bell Walk/Run this Sunday at the Holiday Inn Resort.

Golf stars swing in for pro-am

Former world number one David Duval and fellow major winner Rich Beem feature in a star-studded lineup for the Cayman Islands Golf Invitational at the North Sound Club this weekend.

New registration and licensing center set to open in January

The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing will start offering inspection, registration and drivers’ licensing to more conveniently service Grand Cayman’s eastern districts starting in January.

Junior Golf Series winds up until January

Thirty golfers took part in the third of six rounds of the Digicel Junior Golf Series at North Sound Golf Club on Dec. 6.

Family ties confirm strong bonds as tournament proves a big hit

North Sound Golf Club hosted the annual Cayman Islands Golf Association Pairs Tournament on Saturday, and there was a record turnout for an association event.

Dart, government confirm highway expansion deal

The Esterley Tibbetts highway will be expanded to four lanes along the full length of the route within the next 18 months after government and developer Dart Realty confirmed they had finalized the outstanding details of the National Roads Authority agreement. The deal also involves the US$14.6 million purchase by the Dart group of the Dragon Bay lands on the North Sound.

Parry sees new-look Sunset rising

Sunset Football Club used to be widely seen as a team for mostly British ex-pats who enjoyed the social aspects of the sport rather than having a competitive edge.

EDITORIAL – President Trump: What would that mean for Cayman?

We anticipate two points of contention. Does Mr. Trump have a real chance at becoming president? And, does the identity of the U.S. president actually make a difference to Cayman? The answer to both questions is, emphatically “Yes!”

Juniors teed up in numbers

North Sound Golf Club hosted the second round of the Digicel Junior Golf Series on Sunday and there was an encouraging turnout.

Norwegian businessman killed in boating accident

Norwegian businessman and philanthropist Erik Henriksen was killed Monday in a boating accident in the North Sound.

Arrrrhhh me mateys, it's

Festivites kick-off Friday, Nov. 6 on Cayman Brac and culminate on Saturday, Nov. 28 on Little Cayman.

Time to grow your ‘tache for MOvember

Put down that razor! There's still lots of time left to grow your MO for MOvember and raise funds for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Junior series tees off

Digicel are sponsoring a monthly tournament series for junior golfers to gain experience playing regular tournaments.

Ross is President's Trophy champ

The North Sound Golf Club hosted the annual President’s Trophy on Oct. 10, with 68 golfers taking part in three divisions.

Business in brief

Red Cross raises $56,000 with golf tournament; Campbells announces scholarship recipients; Pan-American Life celebrates launch; Samson & McGrath’s Trevor Burke admitted to Cayman Bar; Extended hours for business licensing; Fidelity Bank Bahamas appoints new chairman.

Jan's leap into flag is paying off

The thriving flag football scene welcomed Tyanna Jan into its fold this season, and the Trinidadian speedster immediately made a huge impact.

Volkwyn is as dedicated as a pro

If anyone wants to find Matthew “Sticks” Volkwyn, all they have to do is follow his weekly sporting schedule because he is so devoted to getting in his sessions that he rarely misses one.

Jarvis and McLean are champs

The weather rescheduled final round of the Junior Golf Championships was played at North Sound Golf Club last Sunday with 30 young golfers playing in various categories.

Peene has leaped to the fore

There are some exceptional gymnasts emerging from the celebrated Motions Unlimited gym, and Sami Peene shines as brightly as her teammates.

Jarvis is perfectly teed up for academy life

Golfing prodigy Andrew Jarvis headed off to Florida last week to follow his dream of becoming a pro.

Weekend warriors bounce back

The summer break is over for Cayman athletes as vacations come to an end and schools reopen. The weekend warriors are primed for another epic series of races up to December.

Business in brief

A roundup of local business briefs.

McKinney came here to be sporty

Cayman is the ideal place to indulge in sporting activity, which is partly why Jennifer McKinney ended up living here in the first place.

Tee time for Cayman Islands Junior Golf Championship

The junior golf scene has flourished in the past year, which is why there will be more than 30 playing in the Cayman Islands Junior Golf Championship this weekend.

Legislature clears way for two developments

The Legislative Assembly approved two changes to the 1997 Development Plan on Wednesday, clearing the way for the Gran Palazzo condo project on North Sound and a new commercial development on the Linford Pierson Highway.

Golf resort aims for 2018 tee-off

A second golf course has been added to the plans for the proposed Ironwood resort, with the development’s project manager now predicting a 2018 opening date.

PwC newcomers edge out Appleby

The 2015 North Sound Golf Club Summer Corporate League wrapped up Friday night and PwC edged out defending champions Appleby to take home the trophy.

Flashy Nation's superheroes generate funds for special needs

Flashy Nation Sports Club donated $640 to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman following its successful third annual New Day 5k road run.

Hastings, 11, impresses against world's finest

Justin Hastings, who is only 11 years old, is getting plenty of golf experience for someone so young.

Ross finds the right swing

The Cayman golf team made a good showing at the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships which were held in Jamaica over the weekend.

Writer: Improve SMB by removing jet skis and dogs, adding police

Frequent visitor suggests how to make Seven Mile Beach even better.

Teed up for Montego Bay

The Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships begin on Tuesday and run until Friday in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Larner grabs double silver this time

When Derek Larner formed the Middle Distance Running Club five years ago to teach talented youngsters, he thought his track career was over - yet last weekend, aged 51, he won two silver medals at a masters meet to prove the veteran legs are not completely gone yet.

Hastings, 11, teed up impressively

Five young players competed in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands last week to represent Cayman in the annual Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships and did exceptionally well.

Arsenic testing under way, doubt cast on poison claim

Researchers from the Pan American Health Organization have taken samples from at least three members of Frank Sound’s Powell family and are scheduling others, while also testing neighbors, plants, cattle and soil for arsenic poisoning.

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman makes 'World's Best' list

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, has been named one of the best hotels in the Caribbean by Travel and Leisure magazine on its 2015 “World’s Best” list.

Kids teed up to get swinging

Cayman kids get a taste of golf.

More medals for Cayman Islands

Cayman has so far won 23 medals in the Island Games in Jersey.

Island Games teams announced

Cayman announces its Island Games teams to compete in Jersey from June 27 to July 3.

Summer activities for Cayman's pre-teens

An overview of some of the multitude of summer camps available for young children in Cayman.

Teed up to swing for medals

Cayman’s Island Games golf team is raring to compete on the two fine courses in Jersey next week.

Splash of medals expected at Island Games

The Cayman Islands swim team for the Island Games next month will be a strong one.

Keegan buzz kicks in

Sunset Football Club’s annual fundraiser is guaranteed to be well attended because the star guest is former England captain and manager Kevin Keegan.

Prizes above par at Caribbean Classic tourney

A group of 20 Cayman Islands golfers took part in the annual Caribbean Classic golf tournament which this year was held at the newly revamped Trump Doral Resort in Miami.

Online poll: Much improved grades for Progressives

The People’s Progressive Movement-led government has made a dramatic improvement over the last eight months in the eyes of the populace, according to the results of a caymancompass.com online poll.

Golf cart race drags in funds for charities

The “Great Race for Grace” raised more than US$63,000 to support Feed Our Future and the Frances Bodden Girls Home on Sunday.

Tourism development boom highlighted

Citing seven new multi-million dollar hotel and tourism projects in the works, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told legislators “investor confidence” is returning to the Cayman Islands.

Golf carts race for charities

Kirk Supermarket’s parking lot on Sunday will be the site of golf cart races to raise money for and promote awareness of two local charities.

Kiwanis celebrating 40th anniversary

The Kiwanis are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.

The last of the great Wanderers

He’s the most successful footballer on Grand Cayman and the scorer of one of the best goals ever seen at England’s famous Wembley stadium. But few in Cayman know the name Sam Smyth, let alone his story. Mr. Smyth, a Northern Irishman who has lived in the Cayman Islands for six years with his daughter, realtor Sheena Conolly, is the last surviving member of the great Wolverhampton Wanderers team that won the FA Cup in 1949. Mr. Smyth scored the winning goal in front of 98,920 spectators, dribbling the ball from the halfway line before smashing it into the net to secure a 3-1 win against Leicester City. Now, at 90 years old, the memories are starting to fade.
 

Junior golfers take drive, chip and putt skills challenge

More than 30 junior golfers swarmed the practice ground and 18th hole of the North Sound Golf Club on Sunday to take part in the Cayman Islands Golf Association “Drive, Chip and Putt Skills Challenge.”

Chaloner can't slow down

Mark Chaloner was once ranked No. 7 in the world at squash and two decades on although now semi-retired from competition, the Cayman national coach and head coach at the South Sound Squash Club is still immersed in the sport he loves.

Widmer tees up for more success

Samantha Widmer is the queen of Cayman golf, having won her eighth national title last week. At 28 Widmer is consistently improving and could go on dominating the local scene for years if she remains focused.

All teed up

Cayman golfers have another schedule at North Sound Golf Club this weekend.

Blue Tip drive may see Benz celebrant

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman will host its fourth annual Blue Tip Invitational golf tournament next month.

Online poll: Food and wine the most interesting lifestyle topic

The majority of respondents to a Cayman Compass online poll find food and wine the most interesting lifestyle topic.

Ross swirls to title despite wind

Local golfers of all ages and abilities battled it out for supremacy at the North Sound Golf Club over the weekend.

Island Championships teed up

The Cayman Islands Golf Association flagship event, the Island Championships, takes place this weekend at the North Sound Golf Club.

Jordan Spieth leads Masters going into final round

By the time he made it to the 17th tee Saturday evening, the shadows growing long, the big white clubhouse on the hill about to come into view, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth had withstood for nearly four hours the worst the sport of golf could hit him with.

Ironwood developer sued by Turtle Cove contractor

Ironwood developer David Moffitt is being sued by a contractor who claims he failed to pay for work on the Turtle Cove condo units.

Scotland to co-host European Sports Championships in 2018

Scotland and Germany are to co-host the first European Sports Championships in 2018.

Junior team for Caribbean championship finalized

Cayman’s team for the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship 2015 has been selected after four rounds of qualifiers at the North Sound course.

Widmer aiming for eighth title

The Cayman Islands Amateur Championship is approaching and local golfers are honing their skills for that tournament and also to be selected for international competition.

Creasey feels like doing Irish jig

Ben Creasey has only been in Cayman a couple of months and he is already a sporting champ having won the Irish Jog 5k on Tuesday.

No solution in sight to dump tire mountain

Government is hoping it will be a case of sixth time lucky as it again seeks to find someone to take the stockpile of used tires at the George Town Landfill off its hands.

Jordan is still champion earner

Michael Jordan is a billionaire.

Support for lifeguards on beaches

Support is growing for lifeguards and a warning flag system to be introduced on some of Cayman’s beaches to help protect tourists.

Ebanks is set for Connolly clash

Boxer Kendall Ebanks has varied his sporting interests in the past year, becoming a personal trainer and seriously going into triathlon training, which he feels will ultimately help his noble arts skills.

Hill got sports bug from father

Nikolai “Bruiser” Hill enjoys juggling his life around watching, playing and coaching sport.

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