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Podcast: Caribbean economies face ‘the great reset’

The Cayman Compass talks to Trinidadian economist Marla Dukharan about rethinking the way Caribbean economies should be structured post-COVID 19.

Podcast: Top Stories 16 August

Compass Editor Kevin Morales shares the week's top headlines from the Cayman Islands. First, cruise tourism will not return to Cayman until 2021. Then, the Pan-American Health Organization changes Cayman’s COVID-19 transmission level from ‘sporadic’ to ‘no cases’.

Podcast: Caribbean food security in times of pandemic

Regis Chapman, head of the programme's Caribbean office in Barbados, explains what the economic impact of the crisis means for regional food security and ways governments can immediately provide relief. He also explores the role of disaster management in maintaining supply chains and access to essential items.

Podcast – Know your rights: Cayman’s Freedom of Information Law

In the Cayman Islands, any individual holds the right to request information of government and public authorities. This right first came into effect in January 2009 through the Freedom of Information Law, later amended in 2018 to include data protection considerations.

Podcast: Resilience and Little Cayman’s reefs

In this two-part episode, we explore the reef off of Little Cayman with the Central Caribbean Marine Institute. During these months of lockdown, CCMI scientists have continued their work with coral restoration and research.

Podcast: Forecasting the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

June marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and forecasters are predicting an above average year.
Blue Iguana

Essential work: Caring for Cayman’s blue iguanas (AUDIO)

As residents of Grand Cayman shelter indoors, the island’s blue iguana population is enjoying some peace and quiet – a possible benefit for breeding season.
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Podcast: Fighting COVID-19 anxiety with Dr. Lockhart

The global impact of coronavirus has many of us feeling powerless, anxious and depressed. Our routines have been turned upside down and we are...
House Speaker McKeeva Bush

Behind the Scenes: the McKeeva Incident (audio)

News of ‘an incident’ involving Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush at a West Bay establishment has ignited debate and driven speculation in the Cayman Islands. Host Kayla Young interviews journalist Reshma Ragoonath about her coverage of the event, questions about conduct by elected officials, and the #sheissupported movement.

AUDIO: Relaxing after the earthquake

Between a 7.7 earthquake, aftershocks and a tsunami scare, islanders may be feeling more anxious than normal. To help readers get back to centre, Compass journalists Kayla Young and Reshma Ragoonath speak with Bliss Yoga instructor Manuella Izaacs on ways to release tension and relax.

Behind the scenes: Cleanest kitchen or dirtiest diner?

We go behind the scenes on the Compass investigation into food safety inspections. Host Kayla Young interviews journalist Kevin Morales about redacted inspection reports and the lack of public disclosure on safety evaluations. We discuss Freedom of Information and public safety.

Samuel Powery: ‘We always pray for the people at sea’

Samuel Abel Powery, 81, of West Bay was among the first generation of Caymanians recruited by National Bulk Carriers, joining the global shipping operation...

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