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The waterfront is her chapel and the sands of Seven Mile Beach her aisle. Joy Basdeo, a wedding officiant in the Cayman Islands, presided over another union Friday, when she brought together Marcel Dillard and Shakeira Ebanks in matrimony at the Kimpton Seafire Resort.
It’s the time of year for romance and weddings. Cooler temperatures bring brides and grooms outdoors to get married on the beach, in gardens or even on the water.
After almost six years together, Priscilla Habib and Clem Scott tied the knot last month in West Bay.
Eighty-five guests witnessed the recent marriage of Sophia Flowers of Midland, Michigan, and local boxer Peter Lewison of Prospect, George Town.
On the afternoon of June 18, more than four dozen guests were present to witness the wedding of Bradley DeSchiffert and Julienne Sky Batoon.
Joined by 30 of their closest friends and family members, 22-year-old Lavessa Welcome and 25-year-old Travis Campbell exchanged their “I do’s” last month at Smith Cove.
In a setting glittering with elegance, Dwayne took the hand of his bride Tiffany and looked into her eyes, as more than 300 guests gathered round and fireworks exploded overhead.
Having once called Cayman home, Zoe Butcher, daughter of former police commissioner, the late Ronald “Ron” Francis Pocock, returned to the island for the first time after more than 40 years for her wedding at Surfers Beach in South Sound last week.
Hugh Cotterell waited 10 years before asking Karen Woon Sam to spend the rest of their lives together.
It was always a question of “when” rather than “if” when it came to Jarrod Farley asking Arikka Ebanks, his wife to be, for her hand in marriage.
Newlyweds Ellie McIver and Wilmer Carcamo of South Sound tied the knot before 30 of their closest friends and family in a beach ceremony held at the Tiki Beach.
The April 6, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, contained the following report: “A very lovely wedding was solemnized at the Church of God (Full Gospel), George Town, on March 30, when Emma Jane Jackson was married to Albert Otis Jackson, both of Savannah and both employed by the Cayman Islands Electricity Undertaking."
Tying the knot before 150 of their closest friends and family in a traditional wedding were Shellen McDonald, 19, originally from Puerto Cabeza, Nicaragua, and Oshane Hunt, 24, originally from Kingston, Jamaica.
In the Jan. 26 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “Mosquitoes are once again...
In the Jan. 5, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates reported on Christmas in the district, as well as funerals and a wedding.
In the Jan. 5, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, under the headline, “Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Foster celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary,” Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:
Arrivals and departures for the 1965 holidays.
A ring in the ocean caused quite a commotion when it slipped off the finger of the husband of a New York couple on their first trip to Cayman.
The inaugural Run in the Dark 5K in downtown George Town on Nov. 11 raised more than $1,600.
Leila Yates reports on a shower and a wedding in West Bay.
Shakespeare fans should buy their tickets now for the St. Ignatius Catholic School's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, opening on Nov. 19.
Offering a pirate’s booty of ways to eat, drink and be merry, East End and North Side are once again ramping up for their very popular Pirates Week Heritage Days.
There is a new annual event for sporty people to get involved with which also supports a worthy cause – Life Style Sports Run in the Dark.
For the first time in 63 years, the congregation of Breakers Church of God is preparing to move into a new building.
Bandy, the horse that used to pull the carriage carrying Cayman brides around the island on their wedding day, will now be assisting in the therapeutic riding program at Cowboy Town Stables.
A service for Pastor Esau Brooks, who passed away last month at his home in Breakers, will be held on Sunday.
Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb claims he is struggling to fund his house arrest in New York.
An anniversary surprise arranged by a husband with a tribute in the Cayman Compass and delivered to his wife via social media was, by the couple’s account, a huge success.
A groom wanted to wish his wife a special "paper" anniversary by putting his greetings in the newspaper.
Jeffrey Webb's family risks millions to secure his release from prison.
A U.K. coroner's inquest into the death of Shakara Taylor, who fell from the Caribbean Club in 2013, reached an open verdict.
The Cayman Islands is rolling out the red carpet this weekend with a host of screen stars in town for the territory’s first film festival.
The Cayman 27 Island Living Show returns with local businesses displaying their products and services.
At less than an hour flying time, a trip to Honduras offers adventure, wildlife and so much more.
DMS has sued Jazeb Jones, the former managing director of DMS Bank and Trust, for allegedly entering into “an unauthorized and improper relationship” with two clients of the bank and receiving “excessive gifts.”
Deep Blue Images offers photography with a twist.
An American couple who honeymooned in Grand Cayman in the 1970’s returned this week to renew their wedding vows after 40 years.
Newly crowned Miss Cayman, Tonie Chisholm, shares her experience of the pageant and her hopes for the future.
A Coroner’s Court jury returned an open verdict on Monday after hearing evidence relating to the death of a woman who fell from the Caribbean Club building on May 29, 2013.
Tonie Chisholm, the 26-year-old North Side resident, won the 2015 Miss Cayman pageant.
Courtney Platt, 30 years behind the lens.
Trinity hopes to hit new notes in the New Year.
A month-by-month review of the Cayman Islands' top new stories in 2014.
Consider a New Year's resolution that will give you a fresh look at your surroundings: Take up photography.
Ewart and Edith celebrated 65 years of marriage on Dec. 27 with family and friends.
The Cayman Islands Economic and Statistics Office records $774 million in imports in 2013, more than the annual budget.
A roundup of local business briefs.
With 2014 being the 10th anniversary of Movember, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society is making available the personal stories of 10 cancer survivors.
More than 300 luxury wedding planners are meeting this week at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
International professionals from the wedding industry share tips and trends at a conference at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman on Monday.
Planning your wedding can be pretty tough without any help, so you'll want something like the "Wedding Planner for Brides" app to keep you from going doolally.
The Summary Court has power to deal with Bill of Rights issues, a Grand Court judge confirmed last week.
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just want to spruce up your front hallway, the perfect floral centerpiece can bring life to a room, creating an energetic ambiance and an eye-catching focal point.
The former Nurse Josie's Senior Center in Bodden Town is now a historical and cultural center.
Building on Cayman Brac's popularity as a wedding destination, a new event planning company launches on the island.
Believe it or not, we empathize with the plight of Collector of Customs Samantha Bennett.
The Chamber of Commerce has asked Customs to do away with its 30-year-old electronics policy.
Brac resident Myrtle Brown celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends.
No law should exist in Cayman's legal code that officers cannot, or for some reason will not, enforce equitably.
Although we are nearing the peak of Cayman’s wedding season, many anxious brides are already well under way to planning their upcoming weddings.
The beautiful pomegranate has graced the pages of history and the traditions of ancient cultures for thousands of years.
A young Cayman resident who lost both of her ovaries to cervical cancer gave birth to a healthy baby boy in May after her sister donated her eggs for in vitro fertilization.
Lawmakers who do not recognize popular consensus will pay a steep price in the next election.
A man who said he was a honeymooner is arrested after customs officers find dozens of bullets in his luggage.
A sacked hotel worker who called in bomb threats at the Ritz Carlton and Caribbean Club in a drunken “act of revenge” has been effectively banned from drinking alcohol.
Just when things began to look like they may spiral out of control, Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell intervened to steer Cayman out of a PR debacle.
Brides will no longer pay duty on wedding dresses following changes to the Customs Tariff Law.
Writer says Cayman should not demand duty or deposits on wedding dresses.
Beth Florek has taken a break from the running scene for a while. She has good reason too - motherhood.
A majority of people reckon the introduction of drug sniffing dogs will alleviate the drugs issue at Grand Cayman’s airport.
Tourism officials are planning a review of procedures around arrivals for weddings amid reports that visiting brides are being charged a 30 percent deposit on their dresses.