Shooting Stars – CayFilm Film Festival 2017: Lights, Camera, Action!

“Film, Food and Fashion” was the theme of the 2017 CayFilm International Film Festival, held exclusively at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. From June 30 – July 3, filmmakers mingled with visiting celebrities and ticketholders...

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...

A new era of growth: It’s everywhere!

Life is flourishing in Grand Cayman. It’s a time of innovation, optimism and forward thinking.Major projects and developments are taking shape that will strengthen and transform the island’s economic landscape, paving the way for...

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...

Severing Tax Ties Is Harder Than You Think

For many North Americans, Europeans, and other expatriates, moving to the Cayman Islands, often to a lucrative job, unencumbered by income taxes, can seem too good to be true.The Cayman Islands does indeed lack...

The Race Across America: Pedaling for Charity

Starting in Oceanside, California under one of the longest piers in the state, the Race Across America (RAAM) spans 3,000 miles, climbs 175,000 feet and crosses 12 states, finishing in Annapolis, Maryland, the east...

Cayman: Emerging Cocktail Capital

It’s a midsummer evening in Anchor & Den and the circus has come to town. Amid bunting and balloons, a well-heeled crowd clamors for vodka-laced cotton candy and Zacapa 23 rum edible blowing bubbles....

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...

Charles Long

It is unlikely that artist Charles Long would ever be described as a loud and verbose man. Instead, a man of few words, and somewhat private, seem more fitting descriptions. However, through his art,...

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...

Shooting Stars – Club Havana brings Cuba to Cayman

The smell of fine, hand-rolled cigars, mingled with the sound of ice clinking in glasses filled with rum and the unmistakable rhythms of Cuban drums in the background. These heady scents, sights and sounds...

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...

Tales Along The Mastic Trail

A tree of death, strangling vines, Cayman ghosts and the intriguing case of a world-famous botanist plotting to murder his wife.There are many tales along the Mastic Trail – one of Cayman’s best-kept secrets...

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...

Cayman’s Blooming Cocktail Culture

It wasn’t all that long ago when the word “cocktail” in the Cayman Islands meant a sugary sweet, fruity, tropical drink, most likely containing rum and garnished with a wedge of pineapple and a...
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