Sybil McLaughlin: Island Girl and National Hero

Sybil McLaughlin is celebrated throughout the Cayman Islands for her remarkable career and her dedication to the Cayman Islands Government. As the first woman to achieve the designation of National Hero of the Cayman Islands, Mrs. McLaughlin is often regarded as an inspiration to women – both young and old – across the Cayman Islands…

Grace Byers: Shining Caymanian Star

Self-described as a small island girl with big dreams, Grace Byers née Gealey was destined for greatness. Born in Butler, Pennsylvania to an American father and Caymanian mother, Grace, her older sister, Faith, and their mother moved to Grand Cayman at the tender age of two-years-old and settled in the laid-back district of Bodden Town….

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…

Art Scene in the Cayman Islands

Artists and art enthusiasts in the Cayman Islands regularly meander through conventional galleries like the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Sandon Feat Gallery and the Kennedy Gallery, where they enjoy exquisite prints and paintings, contemporary sculptures, striking photography and provocative abstract work. But the visual arts can also be enjoyed at quaint cafés, corner…

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…

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…

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…