A native Caymanian, Clare-Louise McGrath attended university in the UK, where she received a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Kent. Upon returning to Grand Cayman in 2017, Clare-Louise joined Acorn Publishing as a writer and editor.
Cayman Banks Help Locals During COVID-19 PandemicBy Clare-Louise McGrath
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the Cayman Islands has been widely felt. To help ease the burden local banks have begun offering money saving initiatives.
Holiday Shopping Hours: What's Open, What's ClosedBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Guide to holiday shopping hours in the Cayman Islands. Find opening and closing hours for all your favourite Cayman shops.
Christmas in Cayman: What to Do During the HolidaysBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Christmas is a magical time of year in the Cayman Islands. There are plenty of traditional and festive events to keep you busy during the holiday.
Halloween in CaymanBy Clare-Louise McGrath
You are bound to have a spooktacular time while celebratng Halloween in the Cayman Islands. This popuar event attracts people of all ages.
Cayman Carnival BatabanoBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Here we clear up all the confusion with the official dates and times of each parade, a full list of the mas bands involved with each and much more.
Purple Ribbon BusBy Clare-Louise McGrath
The Purple Ribbon Bus is a free bus service in Cayman that is designed to prevent drinking and driving over the holiday season.
Six Tips for Planning a Successful Remodelling ProjectBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Remodelling your home isn’t without its headaches, however with some careful consideration (and the help of Cayman’s experts) the burden is easier to bear.
Celebrating Birthdays & Special Occasions in CaymanBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Ideas for kids birthday parties and special occasions in the Cayman Islands.
Major Capital Projects for 2020By Clare-Louise McGrath
There are major capital developments and big changes in the Cayman Islands infrastructure to look forward to in 2020.
Customs & TraditionsBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Wattle and Daub? Backing Sand? Learn about Cayman's customs, traditions and formalities...plus get the latest news on the 'Marl Road' and find a local festival.
The Traditional Cayman HomeBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Dating back to the mid-18th century, the traditional Caymanian home or 'wattle and daub' cottage was a resilient and practical dwelling with tons of character.
Backing SandBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Caymanian women and children would decorate their gardens with powder-white sand from the beach and on Christmas Eve would rake it into intricate patterns.
Catboat RegattasBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Catboats are an integral part of Cayman's proud maritime heritage. These small and skillfully crafted vessels were once used for fishing and turtling.
CampingBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Camping by the sea at Easter is a long-held Caymanian tradition, however, if you want to camp, there are strict guidelines that you follow.
Traditional IndustryBy Clare-Louise McGrath
Traditional Caymanian industries of old included thatch weaving, rope making and turtling but Caymanian men were also renowned merchant seamen.