By Aaron Friedly
Stepping Back In Time In Grand Cayman
The year was 1794. A British convoy of ships coming from Jamaica, to points afar in America and Britiain, ran aground on shallow reef and sank off the East End of Grand Cayman.
Legendary British Naval Captain John Lawford thought the fleet had successfully passed the island [...]
(Grand Cayman, Wednesday, 22 May 2013) In celebration of World Athletics Day, the Cayman Islands Athletic Association is one of the 122 IAAF Member Federations who have entered to take part in the 2013 edition of the IAAF World Athletics Day. Now in its 18th year, the IAAF World Athletics Day, the sportâs annual worldwide [...]
Update on the possibility of tropical development in the Western Caribbean between May 28th & June 5th
by Rob Lightbown From Crown Weather Services
I wanted to post a quick update on the prospects of tropical development in the western Caribbean sometime between next week and the first week of June. Current surface analysis shows a tropical wave continuing to track westward and is located in the central Caribbean. This tropical wave is [...]
From The Garden Island
BOSTON (AP) â A Boston church official who claimed in an autobiography he was a leg-breaker for reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger faces accusations that he looted the church’s assets for personal financial gain.
Federal agents arrested Edward MacKenzie Jr. on Wednesday after a grand jury indicted him on charges including racketeering, extortion, [...]
Of all the elections I have witnessed this one was the longest. Not to receive the final result until the following morning at 8:45am with an electoral vote of less than 15,000 persons to count is just not good enough.
It is a shame that the three senior members of the electoral office had to end [...]
HSAâs forensic laboratory receives international accreditation
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) is pleased to announce their forensic laboratory has recently received international accreditation for its toxicology testing, making Cayman the first English-speaking island in the Caribbean to receive this high level of recognition.
Mr Alan Glasgow, HSA Forensic Scientist, said that rigorous examination of the [...]
The Return of Grand Caymanâs Blue Iguana: From Near-Extinction to Endangered
Posted by Nicole Glass
In 2002, between 10-25 blue iguanas remained in the wild. Today, there are 750. By incubating eggs in his home office and gathering plants to feed the baby blues, Fred Burton and his team have brought back a species that was [...]
Cayman Islands General Election 22nd May 2013
At 6 pm the FINAL poll returns from all districts show an average of 79.93% of electors turned out to poll that equates to 14,758 votes cast out of a possible 18,492 registered voters.
The Elections office was expecting a 90% turn-out but it fell way short and didn’t quite [...]
This is a very difficult choice as listening to the candidates, reading the manifestos or plan are, as Lewis Carroll commented, all âmuch of a muchnessâ.
There is no one person from either party, or coalition independents or âtrueâ independents, who has pressed that âbuttonâ to make me say âyesâ, âyesâ and again âYES!! That is [...]
From Film Annex Capital Partners*
A recent article on CayCompass.com explains a proposed National Conversation Law that seeks to protect lands for endemic and endangered species. Enacting this provision would not only protect those species but also create a developed and stable community in the Cayman Islands and show some Cayman Island hospitality to the environment.