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THE CAYMAN ISLANDS: The Ultimate ‘Water Authority’

Whenever Cayman’s tourism industry wants to make a “big splash” with its marketing and advertising budgets, they know our gin-clear turquoise sea yields their best possible return-on-investment.The waters encircling the Cayman Islands are our...

Silver Thatch: Cayman’s Verdant Trees So Fair

From the shelter above our heads, to the shoes on our feet, the silver thatch palm’s uses literally weave their way through the pages of Cayman’s history, earning it its rightful place in our...

Mindfulness: Living in the Moment, Every Moment

Riding the bow of a sailboat, a stiff salty breeze stings the face. We observe lethargic sea turtles and darting reef fish. In these rare instances of epiphany, we both lose and find ourselves....

Hidden Treasures

You pass them every day, but do you know their stories – or backstories? It’s time to explore some of the lesser-known landmarks and unsung heroes that are woven into the fabric of Cayman’s...

Premier Alden McLaughlin

The sea stretches out in front of Alden McLaughlin, walling him in on his island and beckoning him with waves from the furthest points of the world. The fifth-generation Caymanian knows better than most...

Cayman Skies

Let’s begin with a quiz:Question One: How much does a thimbleful of neutron star material weigh?Answer: If you placed thimble on one side of a seesaw, you would need 100 million elephants on the...
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The Ocean Calls

When the ocean calls in Cayman, we can be thankful it’s a “local call,” not long distance. Too often for too many of us, we become too busy, too blasé, or too stressed to...

Reaching Unheard of Heights

When I saw that the Cayman Cookout was offering a trip to Cayman Brac on a Dassault Falcon 7X jet, owned by none other than Terry Peabody, founder of Craggy Range Vineyards, it was time to smash the piggy bank.

Luxury That Lasts

“You never really own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation . . . ” As advertising slogans go, they don’t come more successful than Patek Philippe’s; it has...

The National Gallery: From Concept to Icon in 20 Years

What began as a small grassroots organization in 1997 has blossomed into one of the island’s cultural cornerstones.Marking its 20th anniversary this year, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has been a community...

A Standing Ovation – and 30 Candles – For The Harquail

The Harquail Theatre turned 30 on Dec. 1, invoking memory, celebration, pride, and a sense of community and accomplishment.In one regard, the tale of how the Harquail came to be is of historic significance...

Happiness

A sunrise stroll on Seven Mile Beach. A gourmet meal served in exquisite ambiance. The perfect mate, who completes you in every way. Fulfilling work, which satisfies your soul. Do we each possess a...

The White House

The White House is certainly not a misnomer for Cayman’s newest and most elegant waterfront venue, located in Bodden Town, but it is shades of blue that one recalls most strongly after a long,...

The Diary of a Sailing Couple Abroad

For many, the dream of buying a sailboat and traversing the waters of the Caribbean is just that: a dream. However, Cayman physician Dr. Richmond-Peck and his wife Sheila have made the dream come true, and have now spent many weeks island-hopping through the eastern Caribbean.

Good Times Roll at Opus One Dinner

Wine dinners and wine tastings, some of which involve outstanding or rare brands, happen often again on Grand Cayman, and not only during the annual Cayman Cookout food and wine festival held every January.

Cayman’s ‘Elegant Attic’

More than 3,000 chairs, ranging from elegant chivari to tropical bamboo; 8,000 pieces of glassware; 4,000 pieces of silverware, in varying styles; and a selection of 1,500 linens, spanning from sleek satin to textured. And...

Difficult Lessons: Myths and Realities of Higher Education

Over the last 40 years, there are few countries that have enjoyed the economic success of the Cayman Islands. Cayman has advanced from a low-income economy, based on reaping the benefits of limited land...
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