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Brain surgery with patient awake 

In a first for the English-speaking Caribbean, neurosurgeons at Health City Cayman Islands have successfully performed another advanced procedure by surgically removing part of a brain tumour while the patient was awake. The procedure – known as awake craniotomy or awake brain surgery – enables the surgeons to remove, partly or …

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Role models promote reading  

  By Lindsey Turnbull Following on from their dress up day last Friday, George Town Primary School continued on in their literacy month celebrations for September by inviting prominent leaders within the community to come and read to students last Friday. The initiative, organised by the school’s lead literacy teacher, Trista Welcome, vice president …

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Design fails – back to the drawing board for these guys 

Someone needs to sack the designer here. Or designers rather. Talk about fail! The guys responsible for some of these catastrophes need a lot more than just the boot. They need to go back to school and start over. There’s stairways to heaven, but not to the doors they are meant to lead to. Toilets that are impossible to use, and how …

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From small acorns grow healthier kids 

  As the saying goes, mighty oaks from little acorns grow.  And although the children at Red Bay Primary School won’t see an oak tree grow in their grounds, they can expect an apple tree.  To mark Caribbean Wellness Day health experts are encouraging youngsters to not only eat healthier, but …

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Three arrested for drug smuggling

Three people were arrested Friday after police smashed a drug smuggling gang allegedly trying to take cocaine and ganja to Cayman Brac. A man and a woman were arrested at Owen Roberts Airport as they tried to fly to the Sister Island. Customs officers then searched a house in West …

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Woman arrested after North Side murder

A man young man was stabbed to death Sunday night at his home in North Side. Police are questioning a woman, thought to be his girlfriend, on suspicion of murder. A spokeswoman for the RCIPS said: “Just past 5.20 p.m. Sunday, 17 September, police, fire and emergency services were dispatched by the …

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Primary girls rally kicks off

The 2017 CUC primary school football season kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 16 with the CUC Girls’ Primary Football League Opening Rally at the traditional home of local football, the T.E. McField Sports Field (Annex) in George Town beginning at 9 a.m. The boys kick off their season with the …

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Somewhere, beyond the sea…

Photos by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith OK, so maybe not beyond the sea, but certainly in the sea, is where you’ll find award-winning photographer Susannah H. Snowden-Smith. And what better place is there to showcase your talents than right here in Cayman. “Every day in the water is exciting and different …

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Golovkin will stay king

Forget last month’s ‘Farce of the Century’, the real blockbuster fight happens this weekend at the same Las Vegas venue. The boxing community’s eyes will all be focused on the T-Mobile Arena again as Gennady “GGG” Golovkin goes toe to toe with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a middleweight matchup guaranteed …

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Caribbean’s greatest performers

The Caribbean has always produced great performers whose music is adored worldwide. Jamaican music is the best known and mostly widely played but Trinidad has by far the longest history of recorded music. 10 Calypso Rose Calypso Rose is a legendary calypso singer who is still going strong at 77. …

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Teaching the teachers theology and Bible 

A series of new courses are starting in Cayman to teach, the teachers.  The Rt. Rev. Dr. P.J Lawrence has a wealth of experience in theology.   Born in Nandyal, Indian, Dr. Lawrence served as a Pastoral Minister in until 1989.  During the same period, engaged in programs of social action and socio-economic and political Justice at …

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New face at Danesmead

   Cayman-based alternative fund governance specialists Danesmead Partners have appointed former Goldman Sachs executive director Emma Stevens as a principal of the firm and to head up the London office.    Ms. Stevens will serve as a consultant and independent director to startup and established alternative investment groups, as well as serving as …

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The horrors of the bathroom laid bare

For all you horror movie buffs we’ve found the perfect bathroom accessories for you. Yes, that’s right, horror movie bathroom accessories. Sounds unbelievable? Well guess what, it’s a real industry. Whether it’s scare shower curtains, skeleton ring and jewellery holders, or even a coffin shaped bath caddy, there’s something for everyone in our spooky selection. OK, …

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Going, going, gone! All reefs could die in 20 years

  Devastation. That’s how marine experts here predict the future of coral.  A study carried out in the United States claims in just 20 years’ time, the overall health of reefs will be severely compromised.   Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say global warming is taking such a toll, coral …

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Money saving tips for college students 

  College can sure be expensive, and as many students begin their student lives, we all know cash flow is always an issue. So, we’ve teamed up with boredpanda.com to bring you a whole host of money saving tips. No BBQ? No problem, use a shopping trolley. And who wants to spend those hard-earned beer tokens on essentials like a pizza-cutter, …

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