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Marriott appoints former Ritz-Carlton manager

Hermes Cuello, the former hotel manager at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, has been appointed as the new general manager of the Grand Cayman Marriott.

Dining out never tasted so good

After weeks of taking a crash course in home cooking, my friend Lynne and I could not wait to head out to a restaurant...

Cayman Cookout is back!

It’s hard to believe that Cayman Cookout, the premier celebrity culinary festival of the Cayman Islands, is celebrating 12 years in 2020. Hosted by...

New telemedicine robot to aid mental health care efforts

The Health Services Authority is expanding the use of its new upgraded ‘RP Sally’ telemedical remote presence robot to help patients facing mental health challenges.

Designer Lapson to judge Miss Cayman Universe

International designer and television host Charlie Lapson will be among the judges this Saturday at the annual Miss Cayman Universe pageant at The Ritz-Carlton resort.

IN FOCUS: 2019 Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards

The 2019 Cayman Stingray Tourism awards took place Tuesday evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, hosted by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.

Fashion students get high-end showcase for their designs

Rochelle Ebanks, 14, is excited and nervous about debuting some of her designs in a fashion show Friday evening at The Ritz-Carlton when the InStyle fashion event kicks off.

In Focus: Orange You Glad charity fundraiser

Orange was the colour of the evening on Saturday as hundreds of guests turned out to support the Orange You Glad event to raise funds for Meals on Wheels at The Ritz-Carlton Saturday night.

Power of the Purse lunch features Amanda Lindhout

Over the past few years, the Power of the Purse luncheon, held at The Ritz-Carlton, has featured some extraordinary guest speakers.

Officials shine a light on turtle problem

Officials with the Department of Environment are hoping a pilot project to install turtle-friendly lights on a stretch of Seven Mile Beach in West Bay will encourage beachfront property owners in other areas to follow suit.

Second Refuel gas station planned

After building a new gas station near the airport post office in 2017, Refuel founder Dow Travers is planning to build another, this one just south of The Ritz-Carlton hotel on West Bay Road.

Walkers ‘light up the night’ for breast cancer awareness

Hundreds of people walked for breast-cancer awareness Saturday night at the Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Foundation’s ninth Light Up the Night event.

Cayman celebrates annual prayer breakfast

Cayman’s governmental leaders channeled their voices to a higher power on Wednesday, when they joined community members in celebrating the 23rd annual Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast.

Cayman prepares to ring in 2019 with parties galore

Where to go on New Year’s Eve? That’s the question everyone asks themselves in December and now the date is fast approaching.

Planning your New Year’s Eve

This year, New Year’s Day is a Tuesday, which means you will still have three days of work left to complete before you get another weekend. Bear that in mind.
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EY announces Alternative Funds Symposium

EY’s annual Alternative Funds Symposium will be held in the Cayman Islands on Dec. 6, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton.

Breast Cancer Gala is in the pink

Supporters of the Breast Cancer Foundation were out in force Saturday as they attended the organization’s glitzy annual fundraising gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Roads authority takes on safety for drivers, pedestrians

The welfare of drivers and pedestrians in the Cayman Islands took center stage at The Ritz-Carlton on Monday as the National Roads Authority staged the first day of a four-day Road Safety Conference.
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Registration opens for healthcare conference

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, which will take place next month at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Junior tennis players swing into action

Young tennis players showed their mettle at the fifth tournament in the PwC Junior Circuit, held at the Courts at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, late last month.

Cayman chefs mourn the loss of former Ritz chief Franz Ferschke

Cayman’s culinary community is mourning the loss of Franz Ferschke, a man who made an indelible mark on the local restaurant and hotel scene in a very short amount of time.

Community helps rebuild home for single mom, daughter

As home transformations go, they do not come much more life-changing than this. Little over a month ago, Treasan Myles stood in the tumble-down bedroom she shares with her 5-year-old daughter, Kelana, crouching under the ramshackle timber roof.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Cayman Tech City to co-host crypto conference

Cayman Tech City, part of the Cayman Enterprise City special economic zone, is co-hosting the 15th global edition of “d10e” from Jan. 27 to Jan. 30 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
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Three missing people located in same day

Three people reported missing, including a child, an elderly tourist and a teenager, were relocated Wednesday, following efforts by first responders and the public in Grand Cayman to bring them to safety.

Weekender Spotlight

It's the most wonderful time of the year and Weekender Editor Vicki Wheaton shares the best holiday events ahead of Christmas Day. Get into the holiday spirit with Gingerbread Tea at the Ritz-Carlton or at a Christmas Eve viewing of the Nutcracker.

Ellison, Neveril and Booker win Junior Tennis trophies

After postponing the PwC Junior Tennis Tournament twice due to the rain, the juniors finally hit the red clay and the blue hard courts at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Businesses seeing impact of expat exodus

Businesses are starting to see a gradual exodus of employees from the Cayman Islands with some expatriate workers opting to leave before government closes a loophole in the Pensions Law that allows them to cash out their retirement savings as they depart.

Maples celebrates golden anniversary

From humble beginnings as a one-man show in the back of a Volkswagen camper van, the law firm of Maples and Calder has grown, over five decades, into a global industry leader, employing hundreds of people across 15 locations.

NEW: Dart confirms purchase of Ritz-Carlton

Dart Real Estate has bought The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, adding the luxury resort to its growing portfolio of properties along the Seven Mile Beach corridor.

Solar usage could force CUC to accelerate new billing scheme

Caribbean Utilities Company’s new demand billing scheme could be offset by private solar installations, forcing the utility to move consumers instantly to its new rate structure to prevent damaging the company though “demand destruction.”

In Focus: An elegant gala for a good cause

Decked out in evening gowns and “pink tie” attire, hundreds of residents attended the 2017 Breast Cancer Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, on Saturday night.

Breast Cancer Gala brings back Bill and Giuliana Rancic

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman will be in the pink on Saturday as it hosts the annual Breast Cancer Gala Dinner. The sold-out event promises a fabulous night of entertainment with exciting live auction items and guest speakers Bill and Giuliana Rancic. Guiliana recently celebrated five years cancer-free, and her husband Bill will talk about what it means to be a partner of someone dealing with breast cancer.

Out of the Kitchen 2017

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.

Travel guide highlights Cayman Islands

Camana Bay, pictured, gets a prominent mention in Travel + Leisure magazine’s latest online guide for Caribbean islands, which directs visitors to a variety of sights and attractions in the Cayman Islands.

Food meets film with Chef Eric Ripert at CayFilm

The return of Cayman’s international film festival, CayFilm, celebrated the fusion of food and fashion on the big screen.

Cayman mixologist takes World Class drinks to Mexico City

Four months of trials came down to two marathon days behind the bar for Cayman’s World Class Cocktails finalists, as mixologists vied for the opportunity to represent the islands in Mexico City.

Stars shine on dark opening night for CayFilm

Despite a lack of lights due to a power outage Friday evening, Cayman’s third annual CayFilm International Festival, brought cameras and action for a star-studded opening at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Celebrating Canada, Cayman and U.S.A.

The beginning of July provides many reasons for Cayman to celebrate, and as the July 3 Constitution Day public holiday is the last one until Remembrance Day on Nov. 13, residents should take full advantage of a Monday off work.

Cayman’s cocktails come of age

With Blue by Eric Ripert set as center stage, mixologists from Jacques Scott provided a taste of Cayman’s incipient cocktail scene on May 11. While Grand Cayman enjoys a world-class food offering, the island has yet to reach its full cocktail potential, argued Jacques Scott brand manager Simon Crompton.

Hop along to Easter brunch this Sunday

Just in case you haven’t yet made plans, believe it or not, you could still get a seat at one of the islands’ top...

Donations give young readers a boost

The students at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School now have a few more reading resources thanks to some recent donations of reading and school supplies. A donation of books and school supplies by a family visiting from overseas was presented to the school on Monday, March 20. Donors Joshua and Katie Brown were visiting the island from St. Louis, Missouri, with their 6-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, Sir John A. Cumber teacher and library resources coordinator Annette Vaughan told the Cayman Compass.

Author encourages women to embrace their differences

New York Times best-selling author Jeannette Walls brought a message of resilience and hope to Grand Cayman during Friday’s third annual “Power of the Purse” fundraiser. Ms. Walls appealed to the common humanity of the audience, encouraging women to embrace their stories.

Hundreds ‘Light Up the Night’ for breast cancer

After sunset on Saturday, hundreds of Breast Cancer Foundation supporters walked a mile along Seven Mile Beach to raise money for the organization which assists breast cancer patients and survivors.

‘Light Up The Night’ for Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Cayman Islands holds a number of fundraising events throughout the year. Its annual gala, always scheduled for the first Saturday in October, is arguably the biggest event of the season, with nearly 600 people in attendance.

Holocaust survivor: ‘You could see the hate in their eyes’

The audience in The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman ballroom on Monday evening knew something serious was afoot when the programmed slide show preceding the appearance of Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss displayed pictures of her mother’s 1938 German passport.

EDITORIAL – The Ritz-Carlton: Four cheers for ‘Five Diamonds’

Four cheers are in order for The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. That’s one for each of the consecutive years that the iconic Seven Mile Beach hotel has earned a AAA Five Diamond award.

Hotel employee pleads guilty to theft

A woman described as “master cashier” appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to theft. Narine Hunter, 55, admitted stealing CI$13,397 from The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Reading buddies rewarded with field trip

The first term of The Ritz-Carlton Buddy Reading program at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School wrapped up last month with a celebratory field trip to the resort. The school’s buddy reading program, in its eighth year, has been instrumental in contributing to improved reading levels.

Emeril Lagasse joins in Cayman Cookout

Anyone who has attended Cayman Cookout in the past will be familiar with many of the events on the schedule. The three amigos – Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and Jose Andres – are always “on the menu,” to the delight of their hordes of fans.

Where to ring in the New Year?

Fireworks, bubbly and party tunes – Cayman knows how to party and New Year’s Eve is no exception, with a score of exciting events happening across the island. From Michelin-starred dining to barefoot on the beach, there’s something for everyone. So where are you going to be when the clock strikes midnight?

Guardian Capital LP donates $5,000 to Educational Scholarship Trust Fund

Guardian Capital LP has donated $5,000 to the Educational Scholarship Trust Fund of the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman. The donation was made in support of an IMAC Golf tournament at the North Sound Golf Club, which raised an additional $4,000 from local sponsors on the day.

The only calendar you’ll need this Christmas

There are already Christmas items in the shops and festive ads on the television, now that the holiday season is near. The local calendar is filling up with events guaranteed to get people in the holiday spirit, beginning with the Christmas tree lighting at Camana Bay on Saturday.

The only calendar you’ll need this Christmas

There are already Christmas items in the shops and festive ads on the television, now that the holiday season is near. The local calendar is filling up with events guaranteed to get people in the holiday spirit, beginning with the Christmas tree lighting at Camana Bay on Saturday.

‘Boyz 2 Men’: Youth learn skills to take mum to dinner

Teenagers from John Gray High School got a crash course in the do’s and don’ts of fine dining Wednesday at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman in a program aimed at giving them the social skills to take their mothers out to dinner. “For one or two of them, it is the first time they have been at The Ritz-Carlton.”

Cayman booming, but immigration issues unresolved, premier says

The Cayman Islands is “in a much better position” than the territory was four years ago, Premier Alden McLaughlin told a group of several hundred local businesspeople, with the development and tourism industry surging, unemployment down and a strong partnership between government and the private sector.

Record attendance expected at National healthcare conference

The sign-up sheets suggest record attendance at this year’s Oct. 20-22 healthcare conference, featuring 10 speakers from North America and the Caribbean and exploring the medical challenges confronting individuals as they age. This is the seventh consecutive year the Ministry of Health has staged the conference.

Volunteer team helping out at Sir John A. Cumber

The men and women of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s Bar Jack restaurant have been taking the expression “many hands make light work” to heart by assisting Sir John A. Cumber Primary School.

Accountants gala honors dozens of Caymanians

Nearly 30 Caymanian accountants who have recently received either their bachelor’s or master’s degrees, or who have attained a professional qualification, were honored at the annual Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Saturday night.

‘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.

In our beauty bags: New must-have products

New products and collections for Autumn/Winter 2016 are about to hit the market, meaning you will be spoiled for choice if you are looking to overhaul your makeup collection for the season ahead. Here’s our pick of our favorite stand-out just-launched products, along with some exciting discoveries that we think you’ll love.

Reading programs launch at Sir John A. Cumber

Volunteers and Sir John A. Cumber Primary School staff recently got together to kick off their popular literacy programs aimed at young readers.

‘Life Flow’ exhibition opens

The odds are very good that you have already seen Yonier Powery’s work, and although you may not have noted the name on the painting, you will remember how colorful it was and how it grabbed your attention.

Ritz-Carlton sommelier leaves to start wine company

Back in 2013, Michael Kennedy was visiting one of the better Napa Valley wineries when he had the rare chance to taste a wine made from 100 percent Petit Verdot.

Flowers swimmers take to water this weekend

The Flowers Sea Swim has been around for many years now – a humble acorn that became the mighty tree. Swimmers from all over the world fly here to compete and bask in the hospitality for which the Cayman Islands are famous.

Moon walk and raise money for breast cancer charity

Hundreds of cancer survivors, friends and families will be supporting the Light Up The Night (Full Moon) Breast Cancer Beach Walk this Saturday.

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Ritz-Carlton going up for sale

The owners of The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman want to sell, and the hotel is likely to go to market in April.

8 brunch options for this Easter Sunday

Whether it’s at Christmas time, on birthdays or anniversaries, or just regular Sundays, Cayman residents like to brunch. And why wouldn’t they, with such a variety of brunching options to choose from island-wide? The Easter weekend provides yet another opportunity for breaking bread with family or friends, and here are some choices of venues.

The difference of Krug

Even in the decadent world of Champagne, Krug holds a place of mystified awe, where it is truly in a class by itself in terms of its extraordinary craftsmanship.

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