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Heavy rains bring red mangrove run-off into South Sound

The annual leaching of fresh tannin-stained water from South Sound’s red mangroves into the nearby lagoon has begun. The natural phenomenon occurs after periods of heavy rainfall.
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Letter: Headache with South Sound traffic

What’s going on with the South Sound traffic?

NiCE crew provides sargassum relief on Grand Cayman beaches

Six workers with the National Community Enhancement Project, known as NiCE, cleaned Cayman’s beaches of invasive seaweed from South Sound to North Side this month.

Shoe Tree drives plastic debate

South Sound has changed drastically over the past decade with housing developments and condominiums filling in the beachfront stretch of road. For better or worse, however, one landmark has remained: the ‘Shoe Tree’.

South Sound boardwalk damaged again

South Sound’s $1.3 million boardwalk has been damaged again after a truck apparently ran into it.

Ministry: South Sound boardwalk ‘substantially complete’

The $1.3 million South Sound boardwalk is “substantially complete” and government should hold an opening ceremony for the project sometime in the first quarter of this year, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure.

Surf’s up at South Sound

Surfers in the Cayman Islands enjoyed a rare streak of board-worthy waves during the final days of 2018. Crowds flocked to South Sound to catch swells surpassing six feet in height and packing enough power to deliver an adrenaline rush.

Ministry: South Sound boardwalk to be finished within a month

Work on the $1.3 million South Sound boardwalk is expected to be complete within the next month, according to government.

South Sound boardwalk faces more delays

Some two years after Premier Alden McLaughlin said that the South Sound boardwalk would be finished by the end of 2016, government has still not announced an expected completion date for the $1.3 million project.

Sargassum invasion hits Cayman again

Several Cayman Islands beaches were blanketed in foul-smelling sargassum weed again this week, with the Department of Environment warning periodic seaweed invasions are likely to continue.

No more smoke at shredded tire fire

Sprinkler system being installed to help prevent future fires

Fire Service: No more signs of smoke at shredded tire fire

The Fire Service reported Wednesday afternoon that checks of the South Sound site used to store tire-derived aggregate, which has been smoldering since last week, showed no signs of smoke or fire.

Fire chief gives update on smoldering tire-fill site

Though the smoldering tire-derived aggregate fire in the South Sound area is largely extinguished, there were still four “hot spots” at the site that were dug out and cooled Monday morning, according to Chief Fire Officer David Hails.

UPDATE: Fire Service watches ‘hot spots’ in South Sound tire-fill fire

A fire that had been smoldering in a pile of shredded tires in South Sound since at least Thursday was extinguished on Saturday, according to the Cayman Islands Fire Service.

Shredded tire fire in South Sound

Cayman Islands firefighters have extinguished a fire at a smoldering mound of shredded tires in South Sound.

Cars targeted by crooks

Police are investigating two reports of cars being broken into in South Sound, and a third report involving the theft of tires and rims from a car on Walkers Road.

Firearms trial: Fisherman explains walk in South Sound

Gerald Jaleel Bush, on trial with Rico Roy Walton for possession of unlicensed firearms, continued giving evidence on Tuesday about events on the night of June 24-25, 2017, when the alleged offense took place.

Fishermen forgot bait, court hears

Two men seen aboard a boat in South Sound last year have denied any knowledge of two handguns found in the roots of what is known as the “shoe tree” or “flip-flop tree along the South Sound shore.

Seven arrested in immigration sweeps

The Department of Immigration’s Enforcement Division arrested seven people suspected of being in breach of immigration law as part of an operation that included 30 spot checks in the past two weeks

Little League in motion

Cayman Islands Little League season is rolling high at the Little League field in South Sound.

Three sentenced for South Sound ganja

Three men seen offloading ganja in South Sound last September were sentenced on Monday to terms ranging from two and a half to three years.

Three arrested on ganja canoe

Three men were arrested late Wednesday night off the coast of South Sound, Grand Cayman, following a police air and marine patrol operation.

South Sound boardwalk construction to begin next month, government says

Some four months after laying out cones and changing the alignment of a roughly 0.7-mile stretch of South Sound Road to allow for the development of a boardwalk and other amenities in the area, government announced this week that construction on the project will begin on Feb. 19.

Rarely seen pygmy whale washes ashore

A baby whale – preliminarily identified as a pygmy sperm whale – washed up on a beach in South Sound Thursday night. Staff at St. Matthews University performed a necropsy on the carcass over the weekend and were working to determine the cause of death.

Three remanded for importing ganja

Three Jamaican nationals appeared in Summary Court on Monday morning accused of importing 550 pounds of ganja into the Cayman Islands on the night of Sept. 28 in the South Sound area.

Three arrested for ganja importation

Police arrested three men on suspicion of importing ganja after they fled from a boat that came ashore in the South Sound area in the early hours of Friday morning, Sept. 29.

Anxious South Sounders seek action over fuel fire

Officials agreed to consider implementing an emergency siren alert system for the fuel depot after meeting with anxious South Sound residents in the wake of a fire at the Jackson Point terminal.

South Sound gun case to go to Grand Court

John Brandon Smith appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when he elected to have firearm charges against him tried in Grand Court. The unlicensed handgun and 12 rounds of ammunition were found by police in the South Sound home of a local businessman on May 2.

Snorkeler dies off George Town

A 69-year-old man from the United States died Sunday evening while snorkeling off Eden Rock in George Town, police reported.

Anniversary appeal in teen’s death

One year on from the death of a 14-year-old boy in the water off South Sound during an outing with the Bonaventure Boys’ Home, police have put out a new appeal for witnesses. Photographs of a man and woman who were believed to be on the scene were released Tuesday.

Drunk driver gets two years for causing death of South Sound jogger

Donovan Lloyd Kellyman, 26, was sentenced on Thursday to two years imprisonment for causing death while driving under the influence of alcohol. The person whose death he caused was Marcia Donaldson, 46, who was jogging on South Sound Road close to the junction with Old Crewe Road. The incident occurred around 4:15 a.m. on April 25, 2015.

Drunk driver gets two years for causing death of South Sound jogger

Donovan Lloyd Kellyman, 26, was sentenced on Thursday to two years imprisonment for causing death while driving under the influence of alcohol. The person whose death he caused was Marcia Donaldson, 46, who was jogging on South Sound Road close to the junction with Old Crewe Road. The incident occurred around 4:15 a.m. on April 25, 2015.

Actress Zoe Saldana promotes bone marrow donations

Movie actress Zoe Saldana, who is in Cayman for this weekend’s CayFilm festival, visited staff and contractors at a South Sound construction site on Tuesday to promote bone marrow donation registration.

Plans to build ‘boardwalk’ on South Sound Road submitted

Architectural drawings for a proposed “boardwalk” and what is anticipated to be a public park area in South Sound have been submitted to the Cayman Islands Central Planning Authority for approval, government officials confirmed Tuesday.

Drowning of 14-year-old prompts new safety policy at CAYS Foundation

The CAYS Foundation has new water safety policies in place since the February drowning death of 14-year-old Risco Batten, the foundation’s general manager, Sydney Williams, told members of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

Precarious situation for South Sound cemetery

A luxury condo development under construction on South Sound Road is raising concerns among residents who believe it is too near the adjacent South Sound Community Cemetery.

Woman robbed at knifepoint at home

A woman was robbed by two masked men after she returned to her home on South Sound Road in the early hours of Monday morning.

Cuban boat remains in South Sound

The wreck of a makeshift Cuban watercraft that was beached in South Sound on May 6 remained there Wednesday, after officials had pledged to remove it.

Immigration: Cuban boat in South Sound will be moved

An abandoned Cuban boat that has been beached in South Sound since May 6 will be removed within a few days, Cayman Islands Immigration Department officials said Monday.

South Sound Road widening to begin

Roadwork will begin this week to widen a section of South Sound Road between Bel Air Drive and the South Sound dock, the National Roads Authority has advised.

Cayman gets 1st Olympic-length swimming pool

The first Olympic-length swimming pool in the Cayman Islands was unveiled and filled on Wednesday.

South Sound, Seven Mile Beach property ‘on fire,’ inland still lags

The consensus appears unanimous: Real estate brokers say things are great, and anyone checking out the market must agree that they are.

Casuarina trees removed around South Sound dock

People who questioned the removal of casuarina trees in South Sound last week got their answer from Ken Thompson, one of the owners of Davenport Development.

Police: Burglars busted by kitesurfer

A kitesurfer in South Sound helped police track down two burglars Monday, after he spotted the suspects breaking into his home.

Man arrested in indecent assaults

Police say they arrested a 27-year-old man Thursday in connection with recent indecent assaults in the South Church Street area.

Female joggers attacked in GT, WB

At least nine separate attacks on female joggers have been reported since last May, with the most recent spate of indecent assaults being reported along the George Town waterfront and adjacent areas of South Sound.

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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