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Looking back in time: Rum Point

Everyone talks about the ‘good old days’ when times were simpler. Take a look at this picture from yesteryear and see if you can...

All boats allowed back at Rum Point, Stingray City, Sandbar

Under the latest COVID-19 control regulations, certain restrictions, including a ban on privately-owned boats at Rum Point, Stingray City, the Sandbar and Starfish Point, are being lifted from 1 Aug.

Vehicle fire in Rum Point

Fire officers responded to a vehicle fire in Rum Point on Wednesday morning.

Mosquito spraying, overheating theories in bat deaths

Environmental officers are investigating a mysterious spate of bat deaths between Prospect and Rum Point this summer.

Batabano carnival promises colourful weekend

A flash of feathers and a riot of colour will be taking to the streets of Cayman this weekend as Batabano kicks into high gear.

Luxury development aims to set new standards in the east

Industry insiders and prospective buyers got a sneak peak of a new luxury condo project under development in Rum Point at a launch event last week.

Large floating Styrofoam lure removed from water

The Department of Environment responded to a report of abandoned fishing gear off the coast of Grand Cayman on Friday and found a fish aggregation device arranged in the water.
Cayman Islands Hospital

Police identify dead snorkeler

Police on Monday released the name of the man who died after getting into difficulties while snorkeling off Rum Point last week as Todd Rick, 45, of Texas.
Cayman Islands Hospital

Ninth tourist dies in water-related incident

A 45-year-old male died after encountering difficulties while snorkeling off Rum Point on Thursday, the ninth water-related death involving a tourist in 2018.
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American visitor dies snorkeling off Rum Point

A 45-year-old man died after encountering difficulties while snorkeling off Rum Point on Thursday, Cayman's ninth water-related death of the year.

Cycle ride to honor fallen police heroes

The widow of a British detective will cycle from Seven Mile Beach to Rum Point as part of an international tribute to fallen police heroes.

EDITORIAL – Cleaning up our ‘dusty and musty’ law books

The Law Reform Commission has recommended striking several antiquated, unenforced and potentially unconstitutional prohibitions from Cayman’s Penal Code. We endorse their position – and their work.

A killer net in Cayman waters? Not today, Bobo

A deadly “ghost net” devouring fish and sharks off the coast of the Cayman Islands was removed from the water Friday thanks to the efforts of local fishermen.

UPDATED: ‘Ghost net’ removed from water Friday

A deadly "ghost net" discovered off Grand Cayman with hundreds of dead sharks and fish trapped inside was removed from the water Friday.

Three arrested in Rum Point ganja bust

Three men were arrested Sunday after police said a “strong scent” of ganja was detected coming from a boat anchored at Rum Point.

Extradition hearing still set for April 30

A Cayman resident wanted in the United States for alleged fraud appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when Crown and defense attorneys argued whether he should be bailed until his extradition hearing, set for April 30.

Rum Point luxury condo project aims to tap into island’s eastern promise

A luxury condo project planned for Rum Point could lead a new wave of tourism development in the eastern districts, according to developer Joe Imparato.
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Third drowning in a week

Three people drowned in separate incidents after getting into difficulties while swimming or snorkeling in Cayman waters in a week – two on the same day.

US visitor dies while snorkeling near Rum Point

A 60-year-old American visitor died Monday in an apparent snorkeling accident in Rum Point, police reported.
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US extradition of resident sought over flea product fraud

Rum Point resident Iain Nigel MacKellar was remanded in custody Wednesday to await a hearing to determine if he will be extradited to the U.S.

Appeal dismissed in home invasion case

A man who was sentenced to 11 years in prison in relation to a home invasion at the Rum Point property of an elderly couple lost his appeal against conviction and sentence this week.

Burglars hit two homes in Rum Point

Police are reminding residents to keep their doors and windows locked following two burglaries Thursday night in the Rum Point Drive area.

Two arrested, 26 ticketed in eastern districts operation

Joint enforcement activities throughout the eastern districts on Sunday by uniform officers conducting traffic checks and foot patrols, as well as the police helicopter, K-9 and marine officers on patrol offshore in the Rum Point area, resulted in two people being arrested on alleged drug-related offenses and 26 tickets issued.

Dirt bikers cause havoc at Rum Point, nearly strike children on sand

North Side beachgoers, including children, were nearly struck by an illegal dirt bike rider who was attempting to flee police on Sunday, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said Tuesday.
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Miller defends ‘swamp’ road proposal

North Side legislator Ezzard Miller defended plans for three new roads in the district and accused the National Conservation Council of being “out of touch” for requesting an environmental impact assessment before the roads could be gazetted.
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UPDATED: Police identify man who drowned near Rum Point

A 44-year-old man died in a drowning accident around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday near Rum Point, police reported. Emergency responders attended the scene where three “distressed swimmers” were pulled onto the beach, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said in a statement.

Rum Point home robbery breach of trust, court says

The robbery of a home where the defendant had earlier been hired to carry out some work was a breach of trust, acting Grand Court judge Dame Linda Dobbs said in handing down a sentence of 11 years imprisonment on Thursday.

Rum Point home invasion trial starts

Trial began in Grand Court this week for a man charged with robbery and causing grievous bodily harm after a home invasion in Rum Point in January this year. William David McLaughlin-Martinez is accused of being the lookout man as another person went into the premises while a couple and their helper were there.

Real estate agent killed in crash

A real estate agent and mother of three, Heather Moffitt-Gibson, was killed in an early morning car accident in North Side Friday.

One dead in single-car crash overnight

A 43-year-old North Side woman died in a single-car wreck on Rum Point Road early Friday morning, according to police.

‘Out of the Kitchen’ and into the ballroom

If you have never attended “Out of the Kitchen” in The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s ballroom and hosted by the resort and the Cayman Culinary Society, you don’t know what you’re missing.

New ferry service for North Sound

A new ferry service, taking passengers across the North Sound from Camana Bay to Rum Point and Kaibo, will start operating Friday.

Discovery Day holiday keeps marine rescue crews hopping

Three water rescues on the Discovery Day holiday – one which involved a drunken man who leaped into the water from a moving vessel on five separate occasions – kept police marine officers busy Monday.

Numerous crimes reported in North Side since late 2015

Following public reports of a robbery and a burglary involving visitors on Grand Cayman’s North Side this year, a number of other district visitors and residents have come forward to report other incidents that have occurred in the serene outpost that draws some of Cayman’s wealthiest visitors.

EDITORIAL – The problem with crime in Cayman

The Cayman Islands remains in denial about many issues, including the problem of crime.

Police mishandle burglary call; one in custody

A police employee apparently ignored a call reporting a burglary in North Side over the weekend, leading to an internal review of what was described as a “complete failure” by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in its initial response to the crime.
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Burglars creep into boy’s bedroom, chased off by dad

For the second time this year, visitors on Grand Cayman’s North Side district have been the victims of a serious crime – the latest incident being a home invasion that occurred at 2:30 a.m. Saturday – while a father and son were sleeping.

‘Spirit of Islands’ ups ante

By now, almost everyone is familiar with the sight of boats making their way across the North Sound or running parallel to Seven Mile Beach. Getting out on the water is big part of Caribbean life, and it is one of the reasons why those who live elsewhere are green with envy.

Man pleads not guilty to Rum Point robbery

David McLaughin-Martinez pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges arising from a robbery on Jan. 11 at a home on Rum Point Drive in North Side.

North Side resorts share colorful history

The Rum Point Club was opened in the 1950s by entrepreneur Ralph Coatsworth, and later run by Bruce and Doris Parker from 1965 until...

Arrest made in Rum Point robbery

A Bodden Town man has been charged with robbery and causing grievous bodily harm in connection with a robbery in Rum Point on Jan....

Paddle makes perfect

Asa McDougall did not win his heat in a stand-up paddleboarding competition on Saturday but walked away a champion nonetheless. It was his second...

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