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Champagne flutes filled with bubbly and a strawberry on a tray.

Shooting Stars – The Gala Season Is Upon Us

Now that summer is officially over, a season of another nature begins: gala season. The ballrooms of the Westin, Marriott, Kimpton Seafire and The Ritz-Carlton prepare to be transformed by décor, lights, entertainment and...
Old postcard showing George Town’s Shedden Road circa 1950.

Wish You Were Here

“Deltiology,” he said. “I’m sorry?” I replied. “The study and collection of postcards, that’s what it’s called: deltiology.” “Ah, of course,” I said, mentally filing away that little nugget for future episodes of “Jeopardy.” This brief exchange marked...
Colorful view of waves washing over rocks around sunset.

Serene Scenes of the Cayman Islands

Always take the scenic route – either in life or on your tour of the Cayman Islands. Of course, in Cayman, it’s easy to take the scenic route because, frankly, those are the only routes...

Legends & Lore

When accountant Michael Pilling was asked by a work colleague to help a group called Friends of the Library in its fundraising efforts for the construction of a new library building in George Town,...

It’s a Time of Celebration and Innovation

The islands are marking a significant milestone – the 60th anniversary of the creation of the coat of arms. A symbol of national identity, it lay the foundation for what has become modern-day Cayman,...
Len Layman

Carving a niche

Some people live where they were born, never leaving to explore the world, while others travel, but stick to one career from graduation to retirement. Then, there is Lendell Layman. Better known as Len in local...
Anna Elverson gives back.

Circle of Kindness

Even the smallest act of kindness can have the effect of sprinkling stardust on someone else’s life. From simply saying thank you, to helping those in urgent need of assistance, the spectrum of kindness allows...

At KAABOO: What the Big Money Can Buy

At a certain point, the question becomes are you a spectator or a star? Given the kind of amenities being offered to those willing to pay for it, that line might get a bit...

Celebrating a national symbol

It is hailed as the first symbol of national identity. The Cayman Islands coat of arms has been in existence for 60 years, assigned to the territory by Queen Elizabeth II on May 14, 1958. A...
A sunny view of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman.

Legitimately Protecting Wealth – And Privacy

In the first episode of BBC television drama McMafia, a young Russian fund manager is asked by a shady potential investor how he would facilitate the bribe of a port authority official in India. His...

Shooting Stars – LiveWell 2018: HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR HEALTH, BEAUTY, FASHION, AND FITNESS

It was the first event of its kind in the Cayman Islands – a wellness experience for people of all ages. LiveWell, held at the ARC in Camana Bay, brought together an unprecedented collection...

Social Media – How Much Is Too Much?

This morning, just after your eyes popped open, what did you do? Did you kiss your spouse, walk on the beach, enjoy a quiet cup of coffee on the balcony? Or maybe you’re like...

The Islands Time Forgot

In this Caribbean paradise a furnished house and three servants cost forty dollars a month, and you can make a good living as a beachcomber. Are these the islands you have dreamed about? On the...

Out of the Blue

On her last day in office, Cayman’s former governor Helen Kilpatrick told a story about her first day in office. She had arrived at Government House, her new home on Seven Mile Beach, and...

Reeling in The Big One: An interview with Guy Harvey

“Doctor Harvey, I presume?” That was how I would start the conversation, setting the tone with my incredible wit. Or maybe I’d make some funny reference to a hook. I went through the options in my...

Farewell to the ‘Flyer’

George Town’s bustling sidewalks, especially on high season weekdays, are evidence of the popularity of cruises, with millions of visitors – 1,728,444 visitors in 2017 to be precise – disembarking cruise liners onto our...

Cayman’s Financial Services: Much More Than Just Banking

Since the late 1960s the Cayman Islands has been known as an offshore banking hub. Even today the islands are still classed as the seventh or eighth largest banking center in the world in...

Transformative Travel for Transformative Health

With a growing understanding of holistic health comes the desire for a different type of holiday; one that optimizes mind, body and soul. From mindfulness coaching and meditation to sleep therapy and silent retreats,...

Beach Reads – Books to Carry Along . . .

For such a tiny nation, the Cayman Islands boasts its fair share of local authors. Books & Books in Camana Bay and The Book Nook in Galleria Plaza on West Bay Road both have...

New Horizons

It’s fair skies for Grand Cayman as its high-performing economy continues to develop, innovate and diversify. The island is experiencing an unprecedented development boom, with many high-end projects and major infrastructure enhancements in the works....
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