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‘Filmmaking 101’ day free for interested students

The island has been abuzz with stories about visiting actors and filmmakers working on productions from earlier this year. Now, school students aged 12-16 who...

Cayman to host overseas territories meeting and trade summit

The governments of the UK overseas territories will meet in the Cayman Islands later this month to coordinate the agenda items of the Joint Ministerial Council meeting in November in London.

Chefs gather for ‘Around the Table’ event

Some of Cayman’s top chefs will get together at The Ritz-Carlton on Thursday evening, May 2, to serve up some mouth-watering dishes and help out the islands’ up-and-coming young culinary talents at the same time.

ICCI celebrates Class of 2018

The International College of the Cayman Islands held its 46th commencement ceremony late last month, to celebrate the Class of 2018.

KAABOO organizers expect sellout

KAABOO organizers are expecting a capacity crowd at the two-day festival that starts Friday on the grounds constructed just north of the Kimpton SeaFire resort.

Police outline plans for KAABOO traffic

There’s one group not listed on the KAABOO marquee, but which may be just as important to the Feb. 15 and 16 festival as the bands on stage.
An aerial view of the business area of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman

EDITORIAL – Help wanted: Only billionaires need apply

The two drivers of the Cayman Islands economy – financial services and tourism – are powerful, but they are also vulnerable to shifting winds, both metaphorically (attitudes toward “tax havens”) and meteorologically (devastating hurricanes).
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Toddler drowns in East End in 2nd water death of year

A child just under 2 years of age drowned Friday evening after being reported missing from her home in East End.

Art leads the way as KAABOO site evolves

Lauren Youngsmith had wanted to paint a lizard for some time. Inspired by Cayman, she finally did it earlier this month.

Staci Scott named 2018 YCLA recipient

Staci Scott of Cayman Brac was named recipient of this year’s Young Caymanian Leadership Award at the annual gala at the Kimpton Seafire resort on Saturday night.

Accounting fraternity celebrates milestones

Cayman’s accounting fraternity welcomed new accountants and celebrated its achievements over the past year Saturday night at the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants’ 11th annual awards gala at the Kimpton Seafire resort.

Hotel prices soar amid tourism boom

Cayman’s hotels are the most expensive in the region, hitting an average price of just over US$426 a night in the first half of 2018.

Reshaping of Dart’s coastal land progresses

Bulldozers are sculpting and reshaping a large area of land bordering Seven Mile Beach as the Dart group makes headway on a series of projects.

Digicel joins KAABOO as partner and sponsor

Digicel Cayman is, almost literally, jumping on the KAABOO “band wagon,” joining Virgin Produced and the Dart Organization as a partner and “major corporate sponsor” of the two-day festival which will take place in February 2019.

Burglar smoked ganja in hotel room

A man who says two women invited him back to their hotel room at the Kimpton Seafire was sentenced for burglary of the premises Monday.

Conservation council questions music festival site approval

The National Conservation Council is questioning why its advice was not considered before the Dart group was granted planning permission for an event site that will host a major music festival next year.

Taxi, bus complaints give insight into troubled industry

Overcharging, poaching each other’s passengers and fighting in front of customers were among a diverse range of complaints filed against bus and taxi drivers in the Cayman Islands in 2017.

Bovell: Examining the question of over-supply in the real estate sector

Is over-supply on the horizon? This is one question that I’m being asked with increasing frequency by investors based overseas, as people take in the scale of development currently happening in Grand Cayman.

Accident victim mourned in Cayman, Philippines

Susan Simoy Sumalapao spent about eight years working as a nanny in Cayman before her life ended suddenly Thursday morning on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.

Update: Police identify woman killed on highway bridge

A 56-year-old woman from the Philippines died Thursday morning after she was struck while walking on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway bridge just north of the Kimpton Seafire hotel.

Premier: Crackdown coming for business staffing plans, job ads

Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has promised stricter enforcement against local businesses’ hiring and promotion practices that are designed to skirt immigration rules.

Aloe Blacc rocks the Kimpton

Aloe Blacc, known best for his vocals and co-writing of “Wake Me Up” with Avicii, found himself at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, where he performed to the people of the Cayman Islands on Saturday evening.

Why Christmas dinner when — you can Christmas brunch?

Here are the finer details of all the festive brunches happening this Holiday season.

A gala night for Hedge Funds Care

Members of Cayman’s hedge funds industry gathered at the Kimpton Seafire resort Saturday night to help raise funds to combat child abuse and to treat the victims of abuse.

Gealey wins young leadership award

When Faith Gealey won the 2017 Young Caymanian Leadership Award on Saturday night, she issued her own challenge to the hundreds of audience members at the Kimpton Seafire resort.

Caymanians honored at accountants’ gala

Young Caymanians entering the profession were celebrated Saturday night at the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants’ 10th annual awards gala at the Kimpton Seafire resort.

Chef Clare Smyth embraces Cayman flavor

Local flavors and international talents came together in Grand Cayman for a food-filled week of fine and fresh dining. Acclaimed British Chef Clare Smyth kicked...

Cayman Economic Outlook turns focus to growth

Amid global economic and political uncertainty, the Cayman Economic Outlook 2017 conference will aim to put international trends into perspective for local business leaders. Fidelity (Cayman) Ltd. Vice President Tom Gammage said the event on Feb. 2 will have an eye toward growth opportunities.

Cayman Islands stars in Robb Report ‘Travel Issue’

The Cayman Islands is featured in the first edition of the 2017 Robb Report, considered by many as the quintessential guide to the best of luxury living. The magazine often features the latest in fine automobiles, cutting-edge home technology products, and five-star vacations.

Where to ring in the New Year?

Fireworks, bubbly and party tunes – Cayman knows how to party and New Year’s Eve is no exception, with a score of exciting events happening across the island. From Michelin-starred dining to barefoot on the beach, there’s something for everyone. So where are you going to be when the clock strikes midnight?

Teens arrested in motorbike theft at Kimpton

Police arrested two teenagers Monday in connection with the theft of a motorbike from the Kimpton Seafire resort parking lot.

Tourism figures: Record year possible despite slight dip

Stay-over tourism arrivals for 2016 are tracking slightly below last year, though a busy December could still mean a record year for the industry.

Hedge Funds Care chooses Seafire theme

The business community of the Cayman Islands will gather at the brand new Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Seven Mile Beach on Nov. 19 to enjoy an evening of networking and glamour with a purpose. The theme of the annual Hedge Funds Care Cayman benefit this year is “Sunset at the Seafire,”

Hailed as ‘jewel’ of tourism sector, Kimpton opens doors

Immediately hailed as a “new jewel” of Grand Cayman’s tourism industry, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, opened for guests on Tuesday. The 266-room hotel has been four years in the making.

Registration open for To Hell and Back 10K

Registration is now open for the To Hell and Back 10K Run/Walk on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7 a.m. There is no race day registration. The race starts at Raleigh Quay Road, next to the Kimpton Seafire resort, and ends at Calico Jack’s on Seven Mile Public Beach.

EDITORIAL – Kimpton Seafire: A new landmark on Seven Mile Beach

As the Kimpton Seafire welcomes its first guests, we take this opportunity to welcome our first new major hotel and resort to Grand Cayman in nearly a decade. At the same time, we congratulate and applaud everyone in the Dart and Kimpton organizations who enabled this project to progress from their original vision to today’s ribbon-cutting.

Happening this weekend: Fireworks, jamboree & Remembrance Day

Here's some of the top events of the weekend.

Brianna Wilkerson wins Young Caymanian Leadership Award

The 2016 Young Caymanian Leadership Award went to George Town-native Brianna Wilkerson in recognition of her dedication to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and for mentoring college students.

50 people lose jobs after MEPCO closes doors

Contractor MEPCO shut down its operations this week and approximately 50 employees at the company lost their jobs, according to the liquidators who took over the business on Tuesday. MEPCO’s highest-profile project recently has been working on the condos at Dart’s new Kimpton Seafire hotel.

A history of Smith Cove ownership

The northerly part of Smith Cove has been in private ownership since the first official countrywide land survey was conducted in the 1970s. The 2.5-acre plot comprises part of the smaller beach, a rocky outcrop and a grove of seagrape trees.

A spoonful of Seafire at Bon Vivant

In a continuing campaign to give residents and visitors a peek at what the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa will be bringing to the table when it opens in November, the staff and management hosted a private dinner at Bon Vivant last weekend, highlighting dishes from the property’s signature restaurants.

Bin Laden shooter to speak at Young Caymanian Leader Awards

The former U.S. Navy SEAL who claimed to have killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden will be the guest speaker at the Young Caymanian Leader Awards ceremony in November. The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation announced Tuesday that Robert O’Neill will speak at the event.

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