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Mystery boat under investigation

Police have launched an investigation into the discovery of an abandoned vessel in George Town containing a quantity of barrels filled with liquid.
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Police: drive with caution during triathlon

The RCIPS is urging motorists to drive with caution during Sunday’s Mercuryman Triathlon. The race begins at 6:45am at Eden Rock on South Church Street, George Town.

Saturday road closure: Goring Avenue

Goring Avenue, from South Church Street to Louise Llewellyn Way will be closed from 7am to 4pm on Saturday.
The Church of God Full Gospel Hall

‘A Historical View’ examines church’s history in Cayman

Secrets of South Church Street – along the waterfront where James Arch and Sons Shipyard existed in the early 1900s – are revealed in my just-released book, ‘A Historical View’.

Man charged with attempted murder

Daniel Wallace Rankine, 21, of Bodden Town was remanded in custody Monday after he was charged with attempted murder in relation to a 26 April shooting on South Church Street.

77-year-old US visitor drowns

Police have named a man who died after getting into difficulties in the water off South Church Street Friday as 77-year-old Robert Barron from Colorado.

Former owner of Seaview Hotel dies at 85

Wilson Connell ‘Connie’ Edwards Sr., the former owner of Cayman’s old Seaview Hotel on South Church Street, George Town, has died.

Workers install 75-foot, glass-bottom pool

A 75-foot-long glass-bottom swimming pool was swinging in the air high above South Church Street in George Town Saturday morning.

Man sustains gunshot wounds

A man remained in stable condition in hospital Sunday after he was shot twice at an address off South Church Street in George Town on Friday morning.

Man injured in single-car collision

A driver suffered serious injuries when the car he was driving hit a tree on South Church Street late Wednesday night.

Police car damaged, officer injured in hit and run

A police officer suffered minor injuries when a vehicle traveling at high speed collided with the police car in which he was traveling Saturday morning.

High seas batter Grand Cayman’s west coast

Cayman waterfront businesses were working Sunday to clean up and repair their premises after winds and high waves battered George Town, Seven Mile Beach and West Bay over the weekend.

Rough waves create unsafe conditions along waterfront

Update, Sunday 9 a.m.: Part of Harbour Drive remained closed Sunday morning as cleanup crews worked on clearing debris from the road. Sea conditions along the waterfront were milder than on Friday and Saturday, but high waves persisted.

Miss Lassie’s house gets spruced up for the holidays

Cayman National Cultural Foundation hopes sprucing up Miss Lassie’s old house will get people in the spirit of Christmas and keep Cayman traditions alive.
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Movers for Life 10K to be held Monday

Movers for Life, a group that advocates fitness and healthy living, will hold a 10K run/walk on Monday morning.

Man arrested on suspicion of indecent assault

Police arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of exposing himself and indecently assaulting a woman as she walked along South Church Street after she filmed her assailant on her cellphone camera. The video was circulated on social media.

Trust back-to-school recycling initiative

Cayman National Trust is helping kids understand the importance of protecting the environment.

Robbery, attempted robbery in George Town

Royal Cayman Islands Police are searching for suspects in an attempted robbery and a robbery last week in George Town.

Police respond to late night robbery

Police and other emergency services responded just after 11:20 p.m. Thursday night to a report about a man who had been biking home from work when he was robbed by three men.

Three teens in court for George Town burglary

Three male teenagers, apprehended last Thursday at Smith Barcadere, appeared in Summary Court this week charged with a daytime residential burglary in the vicinity of South Church Street.
Cayman Islands Hospital

UPDATED: Diver dies in George Town

A female diver died after getting into difficulty off South Church Street, George Town, on Sunday.

Three burglary suspects apprehended at Smith Cove

Police officers converged on Smith Cove Thursday afternoon, bringing multiple cars, a helicopter, the K-9 unit and a boat from the Joint Marine Unit in pursuit of three burglary suspects.
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Juvenile charged with attempted rape

A 17-year-old male from George Town has been charged with attempted rape, indecent assault and robbery, in relation to an incident on South Church Street the night of Aug. 26, 2016.
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Visitor dies in snorkeling incident

A 64-year-old female visitor from the United States died Thursday after getting in difficulty while snorkeling off George Town.

Organizers: Tunnel no obstacle to Batabano parade

This year’s Batabano parade, which will wend its way from Seven Mile Public Beach to downtown George Town on Saturday, will have to contend with a new structure – the underpass which is under construction on West Bay Road.

Welding caused fuel terminal fire, report finds

A potentially catastrophic fire at Grand Cayman’s fuel terminal last July was caused by welding work on an in-service diesel tank that was not properly monitored and should not have taken place, according to an investigation report from the fuels inspectorate.
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Indecent exposure reported at Dart Park

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is seeking information about a case of indecent exposure that occurred Thursday at Dart Park on South Church Street.

50 years ago: Abandoned cars

“Our camera has caught another of the many wrecked cars littered by the roadsides of Grand Cayman. This one has been parked for months near where the government has built cottages for expatriate officers on South Church Street."

Emergency sirens proposed for fuel depot

Sol Petroleum has made a proposal for an early warning siren system to better alert its neighbors in emergency scenarios after complaints about the handling of a mass evacuation following a fire at the South Church Street fuel depot.

A night of steel pan and Christmas lights

Visitors to the festive lights display in the front yard of Maxine and Maureen Bodden’s home on South Church Street in George Town will be treated to a steel pan performance Friday evening.

EDITORIAL – As Cayman comes together for a ‘community Christmas’

The North Pole may be nearly 5,000 miles away, but “Santa” has managed to recruit an impressive number of helpers to fill our three little islands with beneficence and Christmas cheer.

Run In The Dark closes roads Wednesday

Drivers should be on alert Wednesday night as runners take to the road for the third annual Run In The Dark.

EDITORIAL – Fuel tank fire: Sol soars in the aftermath

Sol’s post-fire actions remind us that even the largest and most “multinational” firms rely ultimately on local workforces in local markets.

Sol to compensate Jackson Point fire evacuees

Sol Petroleum has confirmed that it will pay compensation to business owners and residents who were forced to pay for hotel stays after being evacuated in the wake of a fire at the Jackson Point fuel depot.

East End fuel depot, deep-water port still on table

A proposal to create a new fuel depot and deep-water port in East End to service cargo ships remains on the table, according to the Texas-based energy company behind the project. The proposed terminal would ultimately lead to the shuttering of the Jackson Point fuel depot.

Cause of fuel terminal fire still unknown

An initial investigation into the cause of a fire in a diesel tank at the Jackson Point fuel depot proved inconclusive, according to a press statement from Sol Petroleum. The fire caused the evacuation of homes and businesses within a mile radius of the facility on Sunday.

Letter: Time again to petition government about fuel terminal

As I see it, it has become time again for us all to send another petition to our government, as these facilities sit in our central business and tourism district and could cause an unimaginable catastrophe if another fire were to occur and is not able to be contained.

New concern over fuel terminal location

The safety of having Grand Cayman’s fuel storage depot in the midst of a heavily populated residential area has come under new scrutiny  in the wake of Sunday’s fire in a diesel tank that prompted a mass evacuation of neighboring properties.

Residents concerned over evacuation process

Neighbors of the Jackson Point fuel terminal have raised concerns about authorities’ handling of Sunday night’s evacuation and the level of communication about the threat posed by the fire inside a diesel tank at the South Church Street facility.

Firefighters tackle tank blaze at fuel terminal for eight hours

Firefighters battled for eight hours on Sunday and Monday to put out a fire inside a diesel tank at the Cayman Islands fuel depot at Jackson Point on South Church Street.

Act of ‘Cayman kindness’ returns lost wedding band

After returning to Grand Cayman from a trip abroad, Nathan Smith realized he had misplaced an important set of keys. Attached were not only his car keys but his wedding band of 13 years.

South Sound’s Riviera hotel closes without warning

The Riviera hotelon South Church Street in George Town closed suddenly last week, with a bank giving employees two days’ notice before shuttering the hotel and bar and forcing out the dive shop by the end of the week, according to the owner of the dive shop and others familiar with the hotel.

Young Caymanian heads up Montessori

A young Caymanian has recently taken up the reins at a local Montessori school. Briana Bergstrom, 25, now heads the Montessori School of Cayman on South Church Street, succeeding school founder Peggy Anderson. “Peggy opened Montessori School of Cayman in 1988 and brought the Montessori teaching philosophy to the island, after completing her Montessori training in Florida,” explained Ms. Bergstrom,

Motorcyclist killed in collision on South Church Street

A motorcyclist was killed late Monday morning after his motorcycle collided with an SUV on South Church Street in George Town.

Police: Tourist attack was ‘indecent assault’

A female tourist was indecently assaulted during a mugging that occurred along South Church Street in George Town last month.

Police: Woman mugged on South Church Street

A woman was reportedly mugged in the vicinity of Sunset House on South Church Street in George Town on Friday night, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Housing development approved despite beach concerns

Plans for 19 new homes and a man-made beach bordering the marine park in George Town have been given the go-ahead by the Central Planning Authority.

Ryan, Crighton partner on new luxury development

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman developer Michael Ryan is back in the development business in Cayman, this time teaming up with realtor/developer Dale Crighton to build a luxury oceanfront development on South Church Street.

Two indecent assaults reported on South Church Street

Two women walking or running along a area frequented by exercisers on South Church Street reported indecent assaults on separate days last week.

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