The Art of Storytelling

This year, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) will celebrate 20 years of storytelling with Gimistory, a cultural festival that provides free family entertainment to all. The week-long event is slated to amuse and enthrall residents and visitors of the Cayman Islands, travelling from district to district and highlighting both local and regional storytellers and... Continue Reading →

Art with Purpose: One Man’s Trash is These Artists’ Inspiration

Around the world, we’re witnessing an ever-increasing rise in single-use plastic pollution and learning of its impact on our environment and the wildlife which live within large nations like Kenya and Taiwan and Caribbean neighbours Turks and Caicos, Jamaica, Dominica, Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It’s also been a threat in cities like Montreal,... Continue Reading →

History on Display

In 1780, Englishman William Eden built Pedro St. James, a grand three-storey Great House, which would later become an iconic heritage site in the Cayman Islands. At the time, Grand Cayman was a fledgling island settlement inhabited by roughly 500 people, half of whom were enslaved. Donkeys were the sole means of transportation on dry... Continue Reading →

The Land of Las Tortugas

Turtles have a storied history in the Cayman Islands, and thanks to the Cayman Turtle Centre, conservation efforts are keeping them off the endangered list. . . . Before the Cayman Islands were acclaimed for their white-sand beaches, duty-free shopping and thriving culinary scene, they were simply the land of turtles. Christopher Columbus was so... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Paths: Emeritus Drive Meets ‘The Rise’

Ten years ago, before the roads were built at Camana Bay, a core team gathered to research and develop guiding principles that would influence the decision of road names throughout the town, then and for years to come. In addition to Dart executives, the team included outside contractors and notable Caymanian figures who could speak... Continue Reading →

High Seas Fun: Cayman Brac Jackpot

Deep-sea fishing is one of the most celebrated sports in the Cayman Islands. The call of the sea is second nature to Caymanian fishermen who, for centuries, supported their families with a life built on seafaring, turtling and shipbuilding. Every year, a legion of men - and women and kids - take to the high... Continue Reading →

Mission Blue: CCMI Preserves Cayman’s Coral Reefs for Future Generations

Nestled on the tranquil and unhurried island of Little Cayman is the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), a research centre that has been dedicated to studying coral and underwater wildlife for almost 20 years. Founded in 1998, the non-profit organisation is housed within the Little Cayman Research Centre (LCRC), a cheerful yellow beach lodge that... Continue Reading →

Being Green is a Way of Life, Even for Local Restaurants

Businesses across the Cayman Islands are actively recycling to reduce their environmental footprint. This is becoming more evident in the kitchens of several restaurants and food service providers that are choosing to replace conventional packaging containers with biodegradable alternatives, reuse food in ways that reduce waste and even repurpose discarded items. Much like Bread and... Continue Reading →

Ready-to-Eat Fare on the Go

Given the gorgeous year-round weather throughout the Cayman Islands, it’s no wonder locals and visitors alike love to enjoy their meals and snacks outdoors. This could be why seaside and street-side vendors are so popular. On the other hand, sometimes you just want to sit at home or in your hotel room and veg out.... Continue Reading →

Swashbuckling in the Sister Islands

A siege of pirates and wenches will pillage and plunder the Cayman Islands during the annual Pirates Week National Festival, 7 to 28 November 2015. Now in its 38th year, the near month-long jubilee is considered quintessential among the nation’s cultural events, and showcases and celebrates our history, traditions, food, artisans and musicians. Most events... Continue Reading →

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