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Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

| 08/09/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): At age 24, Joshua Dilbert has already written and published two books, starting his first novel, The Mordenham Acres, when he was only 18. Always interested in writing, he is continuing to hone his craft while working fulltime in customer service at the Cayman National Bank branch on Cayman Brac, where Dilbert […]

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Up close with: Wellesley Howell

Up close with: Wellesley Howell

| 23/08/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Wellesley Howell first came to Cayman from Jamaica in 1958, at the invitation of bandleader S. E. Nembhard, who had heard of Mr Howell’s prowess on the saxophone back in Jamaica. What started as a six-month gig turned into a lifetime and then some in Grand Cayman, with Mr Howell making a […]

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Up close with: Ruth Bodden

Up close with: Ruth Bodden

| 17/05/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ruth Bodden is a proud ninth-generation Caymanian whose family tree reads like a history book of the islands. A fixture at the Cayman Craft Market, where she sells handmade Caymanite jewellery and souvenirs, she will gladly recount tales of her ancestors, who were among the first settlers here, to the tourists who […]

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Up close with: Croy McCoy

Up close with: Croy McCoy

| 17/04/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Croy McCoy (51) is truly a man of the sea. Born on Cayman Brac, with summers spent at his father’s dive business, Sam McCoy’s Diving and Fishing Lodge, on Little Cayman (where he eventually moved to work in 1984) he learned to scuba dive at 9 years old. Since then he has […]

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Up close with: Carol Hay

Up close with: Carol Hay

| 04/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Carol Hay officially started her pepper jelly business in 2007 after what began as a hobby two years earlier. Experimenting with various ingredients and amounts, she finally perfected the secret recipe to her iconic jelly, which includes a blend of home-grown Scotch bonnet and four other peppers, plus 16 more ingredients. Still […]

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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

| 11/03/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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Up close with: Chambria Dalhouse

Up close with: Chambria Dalhouse

| 22/02/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Chambria Dalhouse, at age 18, has already accomplished an impressive amount. As a boxer, she has represented the Cayman Islands internationally, taking gold at the 2017 Caribbean Development Championships held in St Lucia, and reaching the quarterfinals that same year at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas. She is also a […]

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