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Head-on collision sends two to hospital with serious injuries

Two people are in the hospital with serious injuries following an early morning head-on collision. Police say the accident occurred shortly after 7am today, 6...
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Man mugged on West Bay Road

Police are investigating a robbery of a man on West Bay in the early hours of Saturday morning.

44 cyclists injured on Cayman roads in one year

West Bay Road was the most dangerous street for pedestrians and cyclists in the Cayman Islands over a 12‑month period, according to data provided by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Burst of colour at Garden Club flower show

Visitors attending Garden Club of Grand Cayman horticultural and flower exhibition, including the club’s patron Elisabeth Roper, the governor’s wife, were impressed with the many designs and floral blooms on display.

Everything is blooming at Jasmine for exhibition

Lovers of flowers and all things horticultural should head to Jasmine on West Bay Road on Saturday for the Horticultural and Floral Exhibition, courtesy of the Garden Club of Grand Cayman.

Batabano delivers carnival flair

The vibrant colours and pulsating percussion of Batabano rocked Seven Mile Beach on Saturday, featuring thousands of costumed dancers and revellers, as well as spectators lined up along the side of the road to cheer them on.

Italian-inspired eatery opens in boutique hotel

The Grand Cayman culinary scene just got a little hotter with the introduction of Bonfire Urban Italian Kitchen on West Bay Road.

Sculpture floats overhead at hospice centre

A spiral of small, suspended flying fish begins just overhead and swirls to the top of the atrium in the newly opened Jasmine hospice facility on West Bay Road.

National Choir celebrates move with Choral Cabaret

The Cayman National Choir’s new rehearsal rooms on West Bay Road were packed on Saturday night as more than 100 people attended to hear the choir perform a Choral Cabaret, consisting of arrangements of popular songs spanning the last six decades.

Business hotel opens on West Bay Road

Cayman’s newest hotel announces itself in giant red letters on the side of West Bay Road. Locale, a boutique business hotel on the southern end of the tourist strip, opened Friday.

West Bay Road closure

A section of West Bay Road will be closed overnight Tuesday.

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.

10-story hotel application adjourned

Plans for a $20 million, 10-story hotel on the northern end of Seven Mile Beach have attracted a slew of objections from neighboring residents who have labeled it “cheap and nasty.”

Esso raises $6,849 for Breast Cancer Foundation

H & B Ltd. Esso stations announced on Thursday that its gas stations on Shedden Road and West Bay Road raised $6,849 in October for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Witnesses sought in gun incident

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident early Saturday morning in which a man brandished a firearm during an argument with two people at a West Bay Road bar and shots were reportedly fired.

Beach Suites bridge under repair

Workers are conducting structural repairs on a footbridge linking the old Beach Suites hotel to the opposite side of West Bay Road this week.

Drivers urged to watch for cyclists in bike race

Police have issued an advisory to motorists, asking them to exercise caution when driving during the Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride on Sunday morning, Nov. 18.
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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.
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AIDS Foundation to hold annual run this weekend

The Cayman AIDS Foundation will host its annual Run2Zero marathon Saturday.

Hospice facility set to open in December

Officials with Cayman HospiceCare are pushing toward a Dec. 4 grand opening of their new facility off of West Bay Road.

Driver guilty of possessing imitation firearm

A man who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving was found guilty this week of possessing an imitation firearm with intent in the same incident.

UPDATE: Man charged for assault caught on video

A 33-year-old man, who was arrested after a social media video circulated depicting a man hitting and kicking another man, has been charged with affray, damage to property, and assault causing actual bodily harm.

Limited access to old West Bay Road

Phased construction on and near the Raleigh Quay intersection and old West Bay Road by the Kimpton Seafire resort will limit access to the beachfront road, police said.

Three nights, four armed robberies

A well-known kebab stand, a food truck, a public bus driver and a man walking along a main road in Grand Cayman were all victims of armed robberies since late Thursday. Firearms were used in at least three of the cases and in the fourth, the victim was beaten and stabbed.

Man robbed, tied up on SMB

A man was beaten, stabbed and robbed by three suspects early Saturday as he walked along West Bay Road, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported. 
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Road closures for May 19

A portion of West Bay Road, between Lawrence Boulevard and the Galleria Roundabout, will close on Saturday, May 19, as work continues on the West Bay Road Underpass.

Man arrested in abduction attempt

A West Bay man, 37, was arrested Monday in connection with what police said was an attempted abduction.

Section of West Bay Road to close temporarily

The portion of West Bay Road between Lawrence Boulevard and the Galleria Roundabout will be temporarily closed overnight on Saturday and Sunday.

Earth Day clean up gets new look

Clean up efforts for Cayman’s Earth Day 2018 Saturday were not limited to local streets and beaches.
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Nightly West Bay Road closures this week

A portion of West Bay Road between Lawrence Boulevard and the Galleria Roundabout will be closed overnight this week, from Monday to Friday, to facilitate ongoing roadwork on the West Bay Road Underpass.

Two guilty of robbery at Mitzi’s Fine Jewelry

Two people charged with the 2015 robbery of Mitzi’s Fine Jewelry were remanded in custody on Friday afternoon after Justice Stephen Hellman found them guilty.

Dart tunnel extension approved

The Dart group’s plans to extend the new West Bay Road underpass have been approved at the second attempt – paving the way for a five-star hotel project that could bridge the road.
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Traffic signal undergoes maintenance

National Roads Authority advised that its crews will be completing routine signal maintenance Monday night on the traffic signal at West Bay Road and Lawrence Boulevard.

Witness: Jewelry store robber tied her up, threatened her with a gun

An employee at Mitzi’s Fine Jewelry store described in Grand Court how she was tied up with duct tape and threatened with a gun during a robbery at the shop in November 2015.

Light Up The Night for breast cancer

On March 3, hundreds of participants will walk from Royal Palms along Seven Mile Beach to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman (where refreshments will be available), and back again. Why? For the annual Light Up The Night beach walk, of course!

New homes and retail plaza approved

Plans for a $25 million plaza on West Bay Road, featuring a mix of shops, restaurants and apartments have been approved by the Central Planning Authority. The Grove will feature six buildings surrounding a landscaped park and courtyard, according to architect Robert Johnson.
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Temporary closure of West Bay Road section

A portion of West Bay Road between Lawrence Boulevard and the Galleria Roundabout will be closed Tuesday night, Feb. 13, while work on the road’s new underpass is carried out.
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Part of West Bay Road to close Saturday

West Bay Road between Lawrence Boulevard and Galleria Roundabout will close at 10 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday to allow the installation of beams in the underpass.

50 years ago: Honda thefts; Chamber backs Cayman dollars

In the Jan. 18, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story about the theft of Honda cars appeared:

Police respond to parking lot robbery

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service responded to the scene of a robbery in a parking lot on West Bay Road shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Four men had been in a parking lot north of the Galleria roundabout when two vehicles – a sedan and a light-colored CR-V – pulled into the lot.

Police: Driver’s blood-alcohol level 4 times legal limit after crash

A man who tested at nearly four times the legal limit for blood-alcohol content was arrested Saturday morning after a single-car crash.

HospiceCare looks to August completion

Builders at Cayman HospiceCare are preparing to roof the new building, projecting an August opening for the combined administrative and inpatient palliative-care facility on the one-acre West Bay Road site.

EDITORIAL – Drive, drag or tow: Derelict cars have got to go

In many cases, these vehicles can present clear safety hazards, as they are being left for days or weeks alongside (or even on) some of the busiest stretches of asphalt in Cayman, including the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and West Bay Road.

55 arrested in holiday drunk driving clampdown

Police have condemned the “unacceptable conduct” of some drivers during a holiday season that saw 55 people arrested for drunk driving.

Broken-down vehicles litter Grand Cayman’s roadsides

As broken-down vehicles accumulate on the roadsides of Grand Cayman, government has yet to state how it plans to address the growing problem.

Dart makes new tunnel extension bid

The Dart group has submitted a new application to extend the length of the tunnel it is building on West Bay Road.

Motorcyclist injured in West Bay Road crash

A motorcyclist received head injuries and broken bones in a collision Sunday night on West Bay Road near Cayman Beach Suites.

Judge imposes 12, 13 years for nightclub shooting and assaults

Two men were sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on Thursday for causing grievous bodily harm to Carlney Campbell, who was shot in the early hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, in the vicinity of Fete nightclub along West Bay Road.

Defense: Crown’s case is ‘speculation’

Lead counsel Jacob Hallam set the tone for three other defense attorneys when he spoke on behalf of Malik Mothen and called the Crown’s case speculation and theory about what happened on the night of Feb. 3-4 when two men were assaulted and shots fired outside a West Bay Road nightclub.

Planning Authority explains Dart tunnel denial

The Dart group failed to demonstrate sufficient reason to justify extending the underpass it is building on West Bay Road, the Central Planning Authority wrote in a single-line explanation of its decision to reject the application.

Crown sums up nightclub assault/shooting case

The Crown’s case against four people was summed up on Friday by Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran, who described events in which two men were assaulted and shots were fired outside a West Bay Road premises.

Plans for new homes and retail plaza on West Bay Road

Plans for a new plaza on West Bay Road, featuring restaurants, shops and apartments, have sparked opposition among condominium owners on Seven Mile Beach.

Winter Carnival arrives in Cayman

Carnival season officially returns to Cayman for the first time in two decades on Friday with the opening of an amusement park for a six-week run through Christmas and New Year.

Police warn motorists not to overtake school buses after near miss

Police are warning drivers not to overtake buses when they are dropping off passengers following multiple complaints.

Jury hears interviews in assault/shooting trial

A Grand Court jury heard interviews on Friday given by a husband and wife days after two men were assaulted and shots were fired outside a West Bay Road nightclub in the early hours of Feb. 4 this year.

Dart tunnel expansion denied

The Central Planning Authority has rejected the Dart group’s plan to expand the length of an overpass it is building on West Bay Road.

Roadworks scheduled for West Bay Road

Roadworks will be carried out on West Bay Road, between Marsh Road and Cemetery Road, from Wednesday, Nov. 22 to Thursday, Nov. 30, the National Roads Authority advises.
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West Bay Road closure

A portion of West Bay Road between Lawrence Boulevard and the Galleria Roundabout will remain closed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. this weekend while underpass beams are installed.

Road Closure: West Bay Road

A section of West Bay Road will be closed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday next week as work on a new underpass continues.

Planning statistics show ‘explosion’ in development

Grand Cayman is in the midst of an unprecedented development boom, with more high value planning applications approved in 2017 than ever before.

Dart applies to extend planned West Bay underpass

Dart Real Estate has submitted an application to the Cayman Islands Department of Planning to extend the underpass it is planning to build on West Bay Road.

Grand Court judge arrested in suspected DUI

A Cayman Islands Grand Court judge was arrested Monday night on suspicion of drunken driving following an auto crash on West Bay Road.

Three-car crash sends two people to hospital

Three vehicles collided late Sunday in George Town, causing one to flip over and sending two people to the hospital. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. on West Bay Road near the intersection with Lawrence Boulevard at the southern end of the Seven Mile Beach corridor.

Six years for causing 127-mph road death

Conroy Warrenton Nairne, 33, was sentenced on Friday to six years’ imprisonment for causing the death of 21-year-old Jessie Perry by dangerous driving in September 2015. Nairne had been driving at 127 mph when his Audi hit the curb at a bend in the road by Public Beach on West Bay Road and became airborne.

Bail denied in burglary case

John Michael Schirn appeared in Summary Court on Friday after being arrested shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday by police responding to a report of a burglary in progress at a West Bay Road condominium complex.

Driver reached 127 mph in fatal accident

An Audi A4 was traveling at approximately 127 miles per hour on West Bay Road when it collided with a curb, crashed and burst into flames, causing the death of 21-year-old Jessie Perry in September 2015.

Cayman server ‘lucky to be alive’ after E. coli scare

A Cayman Islands server who was left in a coma after a severe bout of food poisoning while backpacking in Vietnam says she is “lucky to be alive.” Sarah Jane Waddell, 21, worked at Craft bar and restaurant on West Bay Road before leaving the island in May to travel around Europe and Asia with fellow Craft employee Tomasz Ryk.

Suspected drug dealer bites police officer’s arm

A suspect bit a police officer who was handcuffing and arresting him on suspicion of a drug offense in West Bay early Thursday morning.

Teen in critical condition after stabbing on 7 Mile Beach corridor

A 15-year-old boy was left in critical condition following a stabbing on West Bay Road Saturday night.

Newly imported car stolen from hotel car park

Royal Cayman Islands Police are asking the public’s assistance in tracking down a car that was stolen from the parking lot of the Marriott resort on West Bay Road.

Arrest in road rage case

Police arrested a 45-year-old West Bay man Monday in relation to an alleged road rage incident the previous day on West Bay Road.

East End farmer cultivates lifelong vision

An assortment of peppers, plantains and tomatoes at the George Town farmers market represent a life of planning and hard work for Marilyn Nasirun.“I grew up loving to farm."

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