September 16, 2019

Luelan’s pink marlin

Luelan Bodden, 43, is an electrician by trade, but every spare moment he has goes into creating works of art that are unusual, wonderful and unique. He has just finished sculpting a blue marlin, only in this case, it’s actually a pink marlin, because its been made from the inside of a single conch shell. […]

Life of a Queen

New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith will visit Books & Books on Friday, January 21 at 7pm for a discussion and signing of her latest book, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. This magisterial new biography brings to life one of the world’s most fascinating and enigmatic women: Queen Elizabeth […]

Camana Bay celebrates Culinary Month

Boasting four popular restaurants with more on the way and a calendar full of foodie-friendly events, Camana Bay has emerged as a dining destination on Grand Cayman. As the island prepares for Cayman Culinary Month, Camana Bay is set to host three exciting epicurean events that will showcase the Town’s acclaimed restaurants as well as […]

Jay-Z raps about birth of daughter with Beyonce

NEW YORK (AP) — Through a rap verse, Jay-Z has confirmed the birth of “the most beautiful girl in the world” — his newborn daughter. The song “Glory” made its debut on his social website Life and Times on Monday — two days after he and Beyonce reportedly gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy. […]

ALL THAT JAZZ – Festival can happen says music boss

The music and entertainment association has offered to take control of Cayman’s near-defunct Jazz Fest, hiring artists, gathering sponsorship and delivering “a stellar line-up” at cheaper costs. Speaking at the last quarterly meeting of the 150-member Cayman Music & Entertainment Association (CMEA), President Jean-Eric “Notch” Smith said the Department of Tourism should not try to […]

Just about memories and me: Part 4

Sometimes we borrowed one of Merren’s trucks to take us to the beach.  Our roads were only dust tracks with holes filled with a little marl.  Men would bring the marl in a wheelbarrow and use a shovel to fill the hole with it then pound it with a big heavy block of wood on […]

Just about memories and me: Part 3

On a Saturday morning and  holidays we  were  all out on the road, ready for a game  of marbles, hopscotch, Andy over,  goole,  sheep sheep, come home, and that’s just to mention a few of the games. Of course, we swam  in the mornings and evenings as well. It was in the bays of George […]

Just about memories and me: Part 2

[My eldest brother, Ladner whom had joined the British Merchant Navy, was serving when a torpedo sank the ship he was on in 1942.] I remember when my mother and   father received the   news that evening. I was out grocery shopping for my mother. I can even remember what I had in my basket- sugar, […]

Just about memories and me

I am the last of NINE children (four sons and five daughters). Being the baby of the family I was very special, inasmuch as I was looked after, cared for and loved so much, not only by my parents but from my sisters and brothers as well. From an early age my father, who was […]


“Avon calling,” says the lady As she knocked upon the door “Avon calling,” I repeated As I moved across the floor. A pretty lady entered Wearing quite a happy smile And dressed so neat and tidy So like the Avon style. An Avon bag she carried With orders big and small Each order had a […]