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Art at the Airport beautifies Owen Roberts

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has partnered with the Cayman Islands Airports Authority for the Art at the Airport initiative, which has been developed by the Gallery to celebrate the reopening of the newly redeveloped Owen Roberts International Airport.

No conviction recorded in airport ammunition case

A 49-year-old man was granted an absolute discharge with no conviction recorded Tuesday for accidentally bringing a round of ammunition to Cayman in his luggage.

Airport development costs rise to nearly $68 million

The total estimated cost of the Owen Roberts International Airport upgrade was nearly $68 million as of last week, an increase of some $14 million from original contract prices.

Cayman Airways veterans share company history

Norman Bodden remembers the days when the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport was lit with kerosene lamps for night landings.

EDITORIAL – A royal visit to remember

To the legions of organisers, hosts, participants and spectators who helped make this week’s royal visit a heartwarming, rousing success: Thank you and well done. Together, we showed Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and the world the very best of our ‘beloved isle, Cayman’.

Royal couple opens ‘bigger, better’ airport

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall officially opened Cayman’s new airport terminal in front of a large crowd of dignitaries and well wishers Wednesday afternoon.

Where and when to see Charles and Camilla

The following is a schedule of public events and parking and transport arrangements for the royal visit  of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Traffic diversions for royal visit

Motorists are advised that traffic diversions will be in place around the airport and other landmarks during the royal visit on Wednesday and Thursday.

Public invited to attend royal events

Government has released a schedule of public events that Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will attend on Wednesday and Thursday.

New police helicopter touches down

Cayman’s new Royal Cayman Islands Police helicopter arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport on Thursday, greeted with a water cannon salute by the Fire Service.

Airport project will not be finished for opening ceremony

Government is holding an opening ceremony featuring Prince Charles next Wednesday for the redeveloped Owen Roberts International Airport terminal, but the project will not be finished by then.

Ready to soar: Special Olympians take off for Abu Dhabi

Cayman’s Special Olympic squad is en route to the Middle East to compete in the World Games alongside more than 7,500 athletes from over 190 countries.

EDITORIAL – A longer ‘runway’ is needed to meet infrastructure needs

The real question is not whether a longer runway would be useful today, next month or even next year, but rather many years into the future.

Airport seeks contractor to extend runway

With the new Owen Roberts International Airport terminal set to have its grand opening on March 27, government is planning the next upgrade at the facility: the lengthening of the runway, which will allow for larger planes and longer flights.

UPDATED: Police helicopter out of action after aborted takeoff

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter is temporarily out of action after its tail struck the ground and was damaged during takeoff at Owen Roberts International Airport Tuesday afternoon.

EDITORIAL – Miller ‘flying blind’ in complaints about CIAA recruitment

If Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller had to undergo emergency life-saving surgery, would he stop the doctors from scrubbing up, in order to check their immigration status? If he were being robbed, would he turn police away if he thought the responding officers were not from the Cayman Islands?

KAABOO performer in court for ganja

A woman who performed at KAABOO Cayman over the past weekend appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when she pleaded guilty to possession of a small quantity of ganja.

EDITORIAL – A royal welcome to Cayman’s royal visitors

When Prince Charles touches down on Grand Cayman next month, he will find an island much changed since his last official visit 46 years ago.

KAABOO on schedule after rain delays VIP event

Heavy rain forced KAABOO officials to postpone a VIP “sneak peek” event scheduled for Thursday evening, but organizers say the festival will go ahead as planned.

US State Department cites Cayman firearm policy

In Summary Court on Wednesday, Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn drew attention to the website of the U.S. Department of State, which now lists the Cayman Islands in its travel advisory section.

US aviation company acquires Island Air

Ross Aviation has acquired Island Air, the fixed-base operator at Owens Roberts International Airport and at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac.

Airport sign gaffe widely shared on social media

In her recently released report on the unfinished Owen Roberts International Airport project, Auditor General Sue Winspear stated that there were 60 design errors and omissions made in the redevelopment’s plans.

Government responds to critical report on airport project

A day after the Office of the Auditor General released a scathing report about the cost overruns and delays in redeveloping the Owen Roberts International Airport terminal, government issued a response, explaining why the project will cost more than $10 million more than what was projected in September 2016.

EDITORIAL – An overview of overruns at Owen Roberts

While it is disappointing to see the airport renovation exceed its budget, we will not take issue with any of the individual changes – including hurricane-impact windows, canopies to shelter passengers and baggage, landscaping improvements, etc. – which, if anything, should have been incorporated into the designs (and the budget) from Day One.

More than $10 million in airport cost overruns

The total estimated cost of the Owen Roberts International Airport upgrade was around $64 million as of last August, an overrun of some $10.5 million from original contract prices, according to a report on the project from the Office of the Auditor General.

Government employee arrested for ganja at airport

Customs officers arrested a 35-year-old male returning to Cayman on Sunday for attempting to smuggle marijuana into the country. The unidentified man is an employee of the Department of Environmental Health, officials said.

More than 3 inches of rain recorded Sunday

Thunderstorms dumped more than three inches of rain on Grand Cayman on Sunday, flooding local roads and reportedly affecting traffic at Owen Roberts International Airport.

2018 rainfall 20 percent below average

Weather records show that 2018 was a dry year for Grand Cayman, with rainfall measured at Owen Roberts International Airport more than 20 percent below normal.

Cruise controversy and airport progress as tourism arrivals surge

Amid another record-breaking year for tourism in the Cayman Islands, one controversial development was never far from the headlines.

Miss Cayman Islands Universe returns from Thailand

Miss Cayman Islands Universe, Caitlin Tyson, returned home Sunday, still glowing from her time in Thailand, where she competed against 93 other Miss Universe contestants earlier this month.

Man boards plane in security breach

A man boarded a plane after bypassing security at Owen Roberts International Airport on Christmas Day, according to the Cayman Islands Airports Authority.

A look back at the year that was

The year 2018 was an eventful one for the Cayman Islands.

Alleged conspirator testifies in cocaine case

An alleged conspirator in a plan to bring cocaine into the Cayman Islands gave evidence this week in the Grand Court trial of David Karl Lobo, 33, a Customs officer charged with conspiracy to import cocaine.

January airport opening scheduled

Airport officials are confident the overcrowding and long delays that impacted visitors this year can be avoided during the forthcoming tourism high season, despite an anticipated delay in unveiling completed renovations at the Owen Roberts International Airport in George Town.

New Cayman Airways jet arrives with fanfare

Pirates, politicians and hundreds of onlookers waited anxiously Friday afternoon for the arrival of Cayman Airways’ newest jet, the Boeing 737 Max 8 – the first of its kind in the Caribbean.

Search under way for girl’s lost bear

A family from Illinois visiting the Cayman Islands is desperate to find their little girl’s favorite “Bunny Bear” stuffed animal.

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