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'Aunt Julia' Hydes passes away at 106
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Cayman Islands cultural icon Julia Almeria Hydes passed away Monday morning. The legendary folk musician, known to many as “Aunt Julia,” was 106 and Cayman’s oldest citizen. The drum player and songwriter would have turned 107 in January.
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Q: Why can’t our emergency responders have nice things? A: Because our public officials keep spending the money on other stuff.
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Cayman Islands Health Services Authority chief executive Lizzette Yearwood said she was “shocked” by certain email communications from former HSA board chairman Canover Watson.
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A 14-year-old boy who died in an accident off a South Sound beach on Sunday was on a group activity organized by the Bonaventure Boys Home at the time.
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Emergency crews were put on standby after Cayman Airways’ new Saab plane reported an issue during a trial flight on Saturday.
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Democracy and its discontents

The subjects of homosexuality and gay marriage – and particularly among men – drive profound divisions in our society. MLA Anthony Eden, recently resigned, has displayed a certain courage, defending a determined Christian fundamental interpretation of the subject. How do you react? Does Mr. Eden stand tall, strong and correct? Does Mr. Eden advocate a position contrary to human rights? Do differences of opinion define a healthy cultural diversity? (Click here)

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The Bridge Foundation provides transitional housing for men and women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Residents of the foundation’s houses in West Bay – the Anchor House for men, and the Beacon House for women – like to call it their little piece of heaven off of Hell Road.
The Cayman Compass has produced an in-depth special report to shed light on what is being proposed in the draft Labour Relations Bill, 2015. This report includes arguments for and against the bill; a history of labor legislation; and articles to put the bill into perspective if it is passed into law.
Swiss authorities have approved the extradition of Costas Takkas, Jeffrey Webb’s assistant at FIFA and former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, to face trial in the U.S. on bribery charges.
Cruise berthing facilities in George Town harbor have been debated for so long that many Caymanians were either children or not even born when the issue was first considered. The Cayman Compass Special Report, The Dock Debate, looks at the issue of cruise berthing from a wide range of topics.
A British couple who gambled on a move to the Cayman Islands after appearing on the BBC television show “Wanted in Paradise,” say their dream turned into a nightmare after they were confronted with the reality of Cayman’s immigration system.
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