About Us

The Cayman Resident was created by Joanna Boxall who was born and raised in the Cayman Islands. She runs Acorn Publishing with a phenomenal team of people who are passionate about the Island and who delight in researching essential information about Cayman, whether you are living in Cayman, doing business in Cayman or looking to move to the Cayman Islands.

As the team has grown, so has the information on the website and the information in the Cayman Resident magazine which is now in its 17th year. The magazine has grown every year and boasts over 400 pages crammed packed with island information. The Cayman Resident website and magazine are both considered to be the undisputed “bible” for people moving to the Cayman Islands and for existing residents.

Close followers will have noticed the subtle branding change as both the magazine and website have adopted the ‘Cayman Resident’ name (moving away from ‘Cayman New Resident’) in recognition of the fact that these guides are just as useful to existing Cayman residents as they are to new arrivals.

Other guides produced by Acorn Publishing are Cayman Good Taste which is the most comprehensive guide available for restaurants in the Cayman Islands. And the Explore Cayman guide which is a guide for both visitors and residents that highlights the best things to do in the Cayman Islands. In 2018, Acorn Publishing also introduced Cayman Parent which is the definitive guide to parenting in Cayman. Our newest publication is the Camana Bay Guide which is a tenant initiated directory to all things that are available to do in Camana Bay.


Joanna Boxall

joanna-boxallJoanna Boxall was born and raised in Grand Cayman. Her parents moved to Cayman from England in the 1960s. She went to the local Catholic school, St. Ignatius until nine years of age and then went to boarding school in England. She then went on to university in London where she gained her BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science at King’s College, London University. The tremendous growth in Cayman through the 1980’s and 90’s encouraged her to found New Resident in 2003. Her first magazine was the Cayman Islands Menu Guide which was reinvented into Good Taste after hurricane Ivan. She has two rambunctious children who are 12 and 8.

Charles Grover

charles-groverCharles Grover is the General Manager at Acorn Publishing and was born and brought up in England, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Engineering and Business Studies. Attracted by the beautiful Cayman Islands and the change in lifestyle, Charles gave up a career in the software industry and started working for Acorn Publishing in 2005. His hobbies include sailing, diving, tennis and, the not so compatible with Cayman, climbing, skiing and trekking. He also has two children.