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CAYMAN ISLANDS – Chief Justice rules in favour of same-sex marriages

CMC – Attorney General Samuel Bulgin says the Cayman Islands government will have to consider a ruling on Friday by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie that the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman was unconstitutional and violated multiple rights. Bulgin, who described the ruling as “very interesting” said “understandably, the government will […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Newlywed dies while snorkeling

GEORGE TOWN –– A young woman visiting the Cayman Islands with her new husband and his family died in a snorkeling accident off East End on Friday. Christina Spradling-Earls, 29, married her high school sweetheart Michael Earls just two weeks ago in the United States. The couple from Cincinnati, Ohio, described as “soul mates” were […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Genetically altered mosquitoes to be released

GEORGE TOWN –– Genetically engineered mosquitoes will be released across Grand Cayman in the coming year, starting in West Bay, in an effort to control the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes responsible for spreading Zika, dengue and other viruses. A 2010 test in East End with the genetically engineered mosquitoes from British-based firm Oxitec eliminated 96 per cent […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Underwater wreck turned into museum

GEORGE TOWN –– To mark the fifth anniversary of the sinking of the USS Kittiwake, the wreck has been transformed into an underwater museum. The exhibition, prepared by the Kittiwake Committee, includes laminated photos from when the Kittiwake was in service mounted on the wreck. Since the sinking of the Kittiwake on January 5, 2011, […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Men take a stand in women’s shoes

GEORGE TOWN –– Hundreds came out to Camana Bay Thursday evening to support the men of Cayman as they took a brave stand –– in women’s shoes. The event, called Walk In Her Shoes, raised more than $53,000 for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, which provides shelter and support to women who have been affected […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Diamonds stolen in armed robbery

GEORGE TOWN –– Casually dressed and making no effort to conceal their faces, two men walked into a Camana Bay jewellery store Wednesday night and held it up at gunpoint. The pair, who both spoke Spanish during the robbery, ordered staff at Island Jewellers to fill a bag with diamonds before escaping on a white dirt […]

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Vacationing American cop takes down purse thief

GEORGE TOWN –– New York police officer Ken Augsbach came to Grand Cayman to take a break from fighting crime. But when he spotted a thief snatch a woman’s purse on the beach, instinct took over. He sprinted after him, across a road and into an overgrown area littered with broken bottles before hauling him to […]

CAYMAN-Waterspout spotted off runway

A CNS reader captured an impressive image of a waterspout that had formed on the North Sound just off the Owen Roberts International Airport runway, Saturday. Fortunately there was no aircraft taking off at the time. Although not an uncommon weather phenomenon around Cayman this was a particularly large example of an intense columnar vortex. […]

Woman attacked with machete

GEORGE TOWN –– A longtime Cayman Islands public servant was in critical condition yesterday after police said she was attacked by a machete-wielding man. The woman’s 42-year-old husband was arrested shortly after the attack, which happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Monument Road in the centre of Bodden Town, directly across from […]

First case

GEORGE TOWN – Laboratory test results have shown that a Cayman Islands resident has chikungunya disease, making this the first confirmed case of the mosquito-borne virus reported in Cayman.  The female patient, who is believed to have contracted the virus overseas, was released from the Cayman Islands Hospital last week and is no longer infectious, […]