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Harbour Drive renamed to honour seafarers

Dozens of people gathered in the vicinity of Hog Sty Bay along the waterfront in George Town on Friday, 25 June, to celebrate International Seamen’s Day as Harbour Drive was renamed Seafarers Way.

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Premier: Harbour Drive to be renamed in seafarers’ honour

Cayman's seafaring heritage will have new monuments to mark its contribution to the development the islands as Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Monday that Harbour Drive will be renamed and a new public park will be developed.

Environmental activists take port message to waterfront

Protesters lined the George Town waterfront on Friday, as part of a growing environmental movement driven by student activists.

Government honours former MLA McLean

The Cayman Islands Government is hosting condolence books wherein people can pay their respects to recently deceased legislator John McLean and his family.

First Saturday Night Live event draws a crowd

The event is the first in what is expected to be a monthly series of happenings designed to help bring more people to George Town’s waterfront. Saturday’s event ran until 11pm.

‘Little Light of Mine’ shines on Harbour Drive

George Town’s Harbour Drive has a new splash of colour.

Road closures this weekend

A number of events will be held this weekend in relation to visiting dignitaries for the International Trade Summit and Celebrate Cayman’s Constitution anniversary celebrations, leading police to advise about possible road closures and potential delays.

March on Saturday will close road

Police advised that sections of roads in downtown George Town will be closed on Saturday evening during a march.

Road closures for Junior Batabano

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

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.

New roof for National Museum

The Cayman Islands National Museum is getting a new roof to protect the artefacts inside the downtown building on Harbour Drive.

National Trust Glow Run

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands’ Glow Run 5K is back! On March 30, runners, walkers and those pushing strollers are all welcome to join the Trust for a bright and breezy journey through the streets of George Town.

High seas batter Grand Cayman’s west coast

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.

Christmas comes early to Cardinall Avenue

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.

Road closures this weekend

Harbour Drive and Cardinall Avenue will be closed between Shedden Road and Fort Street, between 7:30 p.m. Friday night and 3 a.m. Saturday morning, for the Prowess Music Concert in George Town, police advised.

Downtown road closure

Cardinall Avenue and Harbour Drive, between Shedden Road and Fort Street, will be closed Thursday and Friday night to facilitate the Prowess Music Concert.
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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 week 5K/10K winners announced

Eighty-odd runners, some visiting from overseas and some dressed as swashbucklers, took to the streets Friday evening to participate in the annual Pirates Week 5k Walk/Run run along Harbour Drive.

Newlyweds ‘abducted’ by pirates

A new bride had a close encounter with Cayman’s pirates on Saturday. Inspired by the desire to do something unconventional for his wedding day, groom Ben Jones organized a surprise kidnapping of bride Sharon Hong.

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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Movers for Life 10K to be held Monday

Movers for Life, a group that advocates fitness and healthy living, will hold a 10K run/walk on Monday morning.

Beenie Man headlines ‘Sound Invasion’

Reggae and dancehall superstar Beenie Man will headline tonight’s Pirates Week street dance downtown on Harbour Drive.

Busy first week for governor

The Cayman Islands’ new governor Martyn Roper touches down in the territory Monday morning, before a hectic first week of official engagements.

Two stabbed in George Town

Police are investigating a report of two men being stabbed during an altercation in George Town early Saturday morning.
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Road closures announced for Xtreme Wet Fete

Certain George Town roads will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Xtreme Wet Fete.

Festivities in George Town feature fireworks and music

The year 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Island’s Coat of Arms and Celebrate Cayman, an organization within the Cayman Island’s government, is hosting a cultural extravaganza to kick off the summer holidays and mark this momentous occasion.

Man, 18, charged with attempted murder

Lyle Sampson Alexander Peart, 18, appeared in Summary Court on Monday charged with attempted murder, and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm as an alternative.

Man found stabbed outside Margaritaville

A 21-year-old male sustained multiple stab wounds early Saturday morning during a fight outside Margaritaville restaurant on Harbour Drive in George Town, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Man stabbed during fight on Harbour Drive

A 21-year-old male sustained multiple stab wounds early Saturday morning during a fight outside Margaritaville Restaurant on Harbour Drive in George Town, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Sweeping for safety

Neighborhood police officer Fabian O’Connor, known as the ‘dancing policeman,’ is known for his animated style of directing traffic in the capital.

Organizers: Tunnel no obstacle to Batabano parade

This year’s Batabano parade, which will wend its way from Seven Mile Public Beach to downtown George Town on Saturday, will have to contend with a new structure – the underpass which is under construction on West Bay Road.

Road closures for Batabano events

The following road closures will be carried out over the next two weekends to facilitate the annual Batabano carnival and associated events, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
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Road closure for Wet Fete

To facilitate the “Insane! Wet Fete” event on Friday, April 27, Harbour Drive between Shedden Road and Fort Street will be closed for several hours on Thursday and Friday.

Run In The Dark closes roads Wednesday

Drivers should be on alert Wednesday night as runners take to the road for the third annual Run In The Dark.

Queens named for Pirates Week

Four young women will be taking part in the annual Pirates Week Festival Queen Costume competition this weekend. The contest will take place Friday at 7:15 p.m, at Harbour Drive. The evening will also feature a fireworks display at the harborfront at 8:30 p.m.

Police respond to apparent gunshot

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service responded to the scene of an apparent gunshot Friday night in the vicinity of the parking lot behind Margaritaville on Harbour Drive in George Town.

New Scouts headquarters completed

The new Scouts headquarters at Middle Road, George Town, has been completed after a four-year building and fundraising project, ready to provide space for the Girl Guides and the Girls’ Brigade as well.

Tourism board says Pirates Week changes may be ‘temporary’

Changes approved for Pirates Week in its 40th iteration this year may be a “one time only” experiment, according to the head of the Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board.

Batabano carnival returns May 4-6, 2017

The 2017 Batabano carnival will be held May 4-6, with Junior Batabano on April 29, organizers said Monday.

GT road closures for Friday night

Some roads in George Town will be closed to traffic from 6 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday morning to accommodate the George Town Music & Food Festival, police advise.

Dancehall luminary ‘Popcaan’ to headline festival

Friday marks the first George Town Music and Food Festival on the waterfront in front of Breezes Bistro & Lounge, Harbour Drive.

Buccaneers be ready for Pirates Week 2016

Time for buccaneers and wenches to band together for the 39th annual Pirates Week Festival, dubbed this year as the “Age of Romance.”

Pirate pooches on parade

The Pirates Week Festival is looking for pirates of the four-legged variety to take part in this year’s Pirate Pooch Parade. The parade, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, is part of the Pirates Week festivities and will see costumed dogs, pups and their owners march down Harbour Drive.

Registration open for Pirates Week fun runs

Pirates Week has scheduled its 5K on the first weekend of festivities and the “To Hell and Back 10K” on the final weekend of events. Both run/walk events are geared for people of all fitness levels.

Harbour Nights to bring life to George Town

George Town typically becomes fairly quiet in the evenings, after the last cruise ship has pulled out of port and the sun sets in the distance.

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