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Volunteers help clear home destroyed by fire

For the second time in three weeks, the Cayman community has come to the aid of a family that lost their home to fire.

Camana Bay roadwork approved

Major changes to the road network around Camana Bay, including moving a section of the highway and building a new underpass, have been approved by the Central Planning Authority.

Contractor to rebuild fire victims' home

Construction firm Arch and Godfrey has stepped in to project manage a massive community effort to build a new home for a family who lost everything in a fire at the weekend.

The home in Windsor Park, George Town, burned to the ground in a matter of minutes on Friday night after an electrical fire ripped through the wooden building, leaving 17 people homeless.

An argument for cruise berthing facilities

An argument for why the Cayman Islands needs a cruise berthing facility.

Cruise berthing in Cayman: A history of starts, stops and controversy

A historical look at more than 12 years of starts, stops, controversy and failure in the effort to build cruise berthing facilities on Grand Cayman

More cruise passengers: Their impact on Cayman

The proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town Harbour could bring half a million more cruise passengers annually, but can Grand Cayman handle such an increase in visitors?

Overseas Territories leaders prepare for UK meeting

Economic challenges, tourism and financial and regulatory issues were among the topics addressed by leaders of British Overseas Territories at a meeting last week in Bermuda, the group said in a statement Wednesday.

Survey: Berthing would improve experience for most cruise ship visitors

A survey of cruise passengers indicates that while many would prefer berthing piers, most would not be deterred if they were not put in place.

Development board reappointed after audit report

All serving members of the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Development Control Board have been reappointed through mid-2017 following the release to lawmakers of an auditor’s report that questioned some of the board’s activities.

Family routed by fire wants to rebuild compound

A large family left homeless after a fire on Friday, say they plan to rebuild their George Town family compound within three months.

Surveying the auditor general’s report on land management

The latest report from the Cayman Islands auditor general on government’s land management practices covers so much topical ground that we believe it may be instructive to provide some focused analysis.

Auditor General Report: Planning decisions 'not transparent'

Cayman's financial watchdog shines the spotlight on the appointed boards that control local development behind the scenes.

Liquor licensing renewal deadline nears

Liquor licensing holders, including those holding music and dancing licenses, have until Aug. 14 to renew the licenses.

Planning authority approves airport expansion

A $50 million expansion of Owen Roberts International Airport has been approved by the Central Planning Authority.

2015 forum to focus on emerging healthcare trends

A health care conference this fall will focus on emerging trends.

Gas import prices drop more than at the pump

Gas import prices fell by about 42 percent for the first quarter of this year over the same time last year. Gas prices at the pump fell 25 percent over that time.

A look inside the Royal Navy's Lyme Bay

The British Navy gave several Cayman residents and reporters a chance to tour the RFA Lyme Bay support ship during its five-day stopover in Cayman.

Appleby management in buyout of fiduciary business

Offshore law firm Appleby has announced the management buyout of its fiduciary business backed by private equity firm Bridgepoint.

Online poll: Most not planning to leave Cayman on summer vacation

More than half the respondents to a caymancompass.com online poll who live in the Cayman Islands are not planning to leave the islands on vacation this summer.

Gallon of gas up 55 cents in four months

Cayman Islands gas prices are rising, just in time for summer.

NRA cites concerns with Dart road plan application

The National Roads Authority says it is concerned traffic delays on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway abutting Camana Bay will shift to the Lawrence Boulevard roundabout after the Dart Group widens the road through its development if the section south of the roundabout is not widened to four lanes as well.

Rugby planning finally pays off

The Cayman Islands rugby scene is not resting on its laurels after the momentous achievements of its sevens team last month when a team of Caymanian passport holders qualified for a spot in the Hong Kong Sevens along with the top 26 sevens teams in the world.

Tourist arrivals dip slightly

Tourism arrivals dip slightly in May, but Cayman is still on track to surpass 2014's big jump in stay-over visitors.

A budget-busting boondoggle in school construction

The construction of three new high schools could have been a crowning achievement for the Cayman Islands. Instead, through reckless mismanagement, the government's largest capital project ever ventured has degenerated into a public sector economic disaster.

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.

Auditor: Ministry took 'unnecessary risks' with student safety

Thirty months after opening to students, Clifton Hunter High School still does not have its certificate of occupancy, according to a new auditor general’s report.

Charles Clifford takes top customs role

A three-year quest to find a new Collector of Customs ended this week with the appointment of attorney and former tourism minister Charles Clifford.

Teacher plans new Syria aid mission

A high school math teacher will spend his summer vacation in Turkey doing humanitarian work with refugees affected by the conflict in Syria.

Cayman named on new EU blacklist

The European Commission has named Cayman on a list of the top 30 non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.

Resident fashion designer launches website

Kenzie Rose's website includes a selection of stunning pictures, offering buyers a better idea of what her latest collection looks like.

GASBOY 2.0: Will 'upgrade' fix fuel abuse?

It's back ... (In fact, it never left.) For the better part of the past decade, GASBOY has been the subject of much abuse: both practically and rhetorically.

GASBOY system will be upgraded, not replaced

The GASBOY fuel card system, often cited for its potential abuse and misuse, will be replaced by an upgraded system from the same company.

ICCI launches online learning

The International College of the Cayman Islands is launching a new online learning program, starting in July for students in its Bachelor of Business Administration Program.

Legislators vote to pull Compass advertising

Legislators voted on Monday to pull Government advertising and cease any commercial activity with the Cayman Compass newspaper in response to an editorial which Premier Alden McLaughlin has described as “treasonous”.

Solar farm planned for Health City

Health City Cayman Islands has announced plans for a “solar farm” at the East End site that will help meet just under half of the hospital’s power requirements.

Living Show returns showcases local businesses

The Cayman 27 Island Living Show returns with local businesses displaying their products and services.

'Acting' chiefs and unfilled jobs mount in civil service

The Cayman Islands civil service is having quite a time trying to fill various government jobs at both the top and within the rank and file.

Bar manager to repeat epic paddleboard trip

A Cayman Islands bar manager is planning to paddle 400 miles across Canada – the third time he has done the trip to raise money for foster children in Cayman.

Corruption: An insidious, creeping crime

Corruption in a country corrodes, erodes — and eventually destroys. It is all too common in the Cayman Islands. From George Town to ghost town, in the blink of an eye. It could happen.

Minister says gas price rules coming soon

Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts says Cayman is looking to a model from the Bahamas to control gas price markups.

Manderson: Health co-pays will take time

Cayman's deputy governor says proper planning is needed before changing the government's healthcare system.

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.

Health City plans to grow intern program

Health City plans to grow its internship program to host 300 students next year.

Archer: Cayman's financial 'freedom' still needs work

The Cayman Islands may indeed emerge from the end of its 2015/16 budget without the United Kingdom needing to approve future government spending plans, Finance Minister Marco Archer confirmed Friday.

Deputy Governor's 5k raises $50,000 for Special Olympics

The Deputy Governor's 5K run/walk raised more than $50,000 for the Special Olympics.

HSA, Heart Fund replacing ambulances

The Health Services Authority and the Cayman Heart Fund are seeking $150,000 to replace one of the hospital’s two decade-old ambulances, kicking off their efforts with Discovery Day’s 5K Walk/Run charity drive.

'Sonny Boy' Bodden, a good life remembered

James Ashmead “Sonny Boy” Bodden died last Tuesday peacefully at home with family. He was 85.

Government urges storm preparedness for Discovery Day

For Discovery Day, government officials hope residents will use Monday's public holiday to prepare for hurricane season.

Cycling group helps Feed our Future

More than 100 cyclists completed the Cayman Islands Cycling Association Century Ride, raising $4,000 for Feed our Future.

IRS expands use of legal tools against tax evaders

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is planning to broaden the use of so-called "John Doe" summonses in cases where the name of a taxpayer under investigation is not known.

Men saved from sinking boat

Two local men rescued from a sinking boat Wednesday morning in North Sound waters are safe on dry land.

Telecom investments hit new record

Investments in telecom and the number of Internet connections in Cayman hit a new record last year.

National Gallery seeks intern applicants

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is accepting applications for two internships for local students pursuing a career in the arts and creative industries.

Online government services progressing

A new steering committee hopes to launch an Internet portal this year that would move many Cayman Islands government services online.

Cayman rallies to support Nepal

Cayman’s climbing community is among several groups raising money for earthquake-hit Nepal amid a growing humanitarian crisis in the Himalayan nation.

Pedestrian-only zones part of GT plan

Improving the roads network, making parts of downtown pedestrian-only areas and changing zoning to allow new types of development are among government's ideas for the revitalization of George Town.

Cox Lumber opens in Bodden Town

After seven years in the works, Cox Lumber Ltd. opened its doors in Bodden Town Friday.

Turtle-shaped ice rink planned to help revitalize George Town

An ice-stadium with a roof made entirely of solar panels in the shape of a turtle shell is being backed by government as the first key project in the planned revitalization of George Town.

Developer can create 16-acre lake

A developer has been granted permission to create a 16-acre, 30-foot deep lake as part of a planned housing project in South Sound

UCCI Dean of Administration Perry George passes away

Perry George, the dean of administration at the University College of the Cayman Islands has passed away suddenly Wednesday morning.

Road dangers focus of memorial walk

Saturday morning walkers and joggers will gather on South Sound Road to remember a walker killed last week and highlight problems with drunk driving and road safety.

Cubans give fans golden cheer

The NORCECA Beach Volleyball season has for the last seven years started in Grand Cayman – mainly because it is by consensus the best organized and most picturesque venue on the circuit – and on Sunday it wrapped up with a surprising men’s winner.

Gas prices on the rise in Cayman

After a six-month respite, local fuel prices are going up once again.

Gealey graces Cayman Islands Fashion Week

Grace Gealey is touching down in Cayman for a couple of days to co-host Cayman Islands Fashion Week’s event “Fashion Rocks” at the Lions Centre on Saturday.

Dart submits application for Esterley Tibbetts relocation

Dart submits a planning application for the realignment and widening of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway near Camana Bay.

Minister: New fuel storage terminal not high priority

Government plans for a new fuel terminal in East End are not top priority, lawmakers are told.

Proposed utilities commission will order gas price checks

Cayman's regulatory scheme for gasoline and petroleum is about to look a lot different, the planning minister says.

Minister: Speed limit changes to take effect in May

Drivers through Cayman's main tourism district will soon find slow going.

Powell tops Invitational stars

The Cayman Invitational, one the island’s top sporting events, is set to again host some of the world’s finest athletes and this year will be headlined by Jamaican sprinter Asasa Powell.

Revived time trial a hit

The cycling association revived a two-man team time trial event on Sunday, starting and finishing at the Clifton Hunter School in Frank Sound which turned out to be extremely popular.

Staff training limits availability

Staff availability at the Planning Department will be limited on April 13, 17 and 20 due to training.

Major investment in roads on the way

The first phase of a major multiyear project to redevelop the roads around George Town is under way.

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