Friday, July 21, 2017

Cayman Islands News

News feed courtesy of the Cayman Compass.

  • Car takes early morning sea plunge
    by Jewel Levy on July 21, 2017 at 12:42 am

    A car drove off the road, careered through the bush, landed on the ironshore and plunged into the sea near Mr. Arthur’s store on the George Town waterfront Thursday morning. […]

  • Bermuda election result could impact Cayman
    by James Whittaker on July 20, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    The Progressive Labour Party won a landslide general election victory in Bermuda this week, taking power from the one-term One Bermuda Alliance. […]

  • Work permits rise 22 percent in 3 years
    by Brent Fuller on July 20, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    The Cayman Islands has seen a sharp rise in work permits within the past three years, according to figures released to the Cayman Compass by the Immigration Department under the Freedom of Information Law. […]

  • Bush files ‘not guilty’ plea in Florida arrest
    by Brent Fuller on July 20, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    The lawyer for Cayman Islands Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush filed a written “not guilty” plea Wednesday to an allegation of battery against Mr. Bush, according to Broward County, Florida court records. […]

  • Are you ready for the Gravitron?
    by James Whittaker on July 20, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Anyone older than 30 in Cayman may remember rides like the Gravitron, the Twister and the Viper from the days when the Rotary Club carnival used to be a seasonal fixture on the island. […]

  • Empty mobile units to become classrooms
    by James Whittaker on July 20, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Two empty mobile units outside George Town Primary School are being relocated to the Lighthouse School where they will be transformed into classrooms for vocational courses. […]

  • Students honored for ‘Pursuit of Excellence’
    by Spencer Fordin on July 20, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Two accomplished students – Camila Pantin from Cayman International School and DauJaughn Murray from John Gray High School – were recently recognized for their achievements inside and outside the classroom as recipients of the 2017 Pursuit of Excellence award. […]

  • Medical student wins Butterfield scholarship
    by Staff on July 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    The Butterfield Group introduced three scholarships this year to be awarded to children of employees across three regions: Atlantic, Caribbean and Europe. Caymanian student Austyn Burkholder, daughter of Caroline Lackey of Butterfield Trust Cayman Ltd., was awarded the Caribbean scholarship. […]

  • Water pipeline work scheduled for Bodden Town
    by Staff on July 20, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Water Authority – Cayman began installing a new pipeline along Condor Road in Bodden Town on Thursday. The work is expected to continue for six weeks. […]

  • Man charged for firearms, criminal property
    by Carol Winker on July 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Ralston Benjamin Ebanks, 41, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday, charged with possession of two unlicensed firearms plus ammunition, along with possessing and concealing criminal property. The criminal property alleged is cash. […]

  • False Twitter account poses as premier
    by Staff on July 20, 2017 at 1:17 am

    A Twitter account purporting to represent Premier Alden McLaughlin was confirmed as fake on Tuesday by the Office of the Premier. […]

  • Old Hyatt going down in flames
    by James Whittaker on July 20, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Firefighters battled for more than an hour Tuesday evening to extinguish a blaze on the upper floor of the derelict Hyatt hotel. Thick black smoke could be seen pouring from the roof of the building and across the skyline. […]

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