Captain Marvin: The Grandfather of Stingray City

The Stingray City sandbar is Cayman’s most popular attraction. It’s the ultimate petting experience with southern stingrays flocking towards visitors that offer them bits of squid and fish. What many don’t know, is this phenomenon was created by chance. After a day of trawling, local fishermen would congregate at the sandbar to clean their daily... Continue Reading →

Captain Bob Soto: The Father of Diving

The late Captain Roberto "Bob" Mark Bodden Soto, often referred to as the Caribbean's Father of Diving, is one of the most highly regarded pioneers of leisure diving in the Cayman Islands. During his long and full life, his love for diving and watersports was evident through his works as a seaman, ship captain and... Continue Reading →

Debbi Truchan: Little Cayman Artist, Chef and Educator

While in Little Cayman, visit the charming National Trust cottage, which overlooks the booby pond, and meet a longtime resident of the island, Debbi Truchan. The 63-year-old Canadian and her husband first moved to Grand Cayman over 20 years ago to be of service to the Cayman community. During her first few years in the... Continue Reading →

Chris Christian: Curator of Cayman’s Culture + Heritage

Artist, cultural and heritage expert and curator of The Gallery at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Christopher Christian is an ambassador of all things Cayman whose life's mission is to keep the islands' heritage alive through his work. His family has a rich seafaring heritage; his father, grandfather and uncles were often out to sea. Some... Continue Reading →

The Wood Works: John Bird, Bespoke Designer + Artisan

Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, John Bird moved to the Cayman Islands in 2004 when the opportunity presented itself. Since then he has orchestrated the design and construction of wine cellars, bar tables and entire interior spaces for many landmark restaurants in Grand Cayman and scores of custom furniture, walk-in closets, kitchens and outdoor spaces... Continue Reading →

Paediatric Pioneer: Dr Shirley Cridland

A founding member of the local medical community, Dr. Shirley Cridland continues to lead the way in paediatric medicine in the Cayman Islands. Dr. Shirley Cridland is a well-known and highly regarded name in the Cayman Islands. Born and raised in Jamaica, she moved to Grand Cayman with her family in the mid-1970s and opened... Continue Reading →

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