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Compass news content now free for all readers

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All Cayman Compass news content is now free for all readers. Effective immediately, the Cayman Compass website paywall is being removed and the Friday printed edition of the newspaper is also now available to the public free of charge, improving the public’s access to the information that’s important to them.

The move comes as part of a further investment by Dart Media and Entertainment Ltd (Dart Media), which acquired Compass Media last year. Dart Media is committed to investing in responsible, local journalism and making it available to Cayman Islands residents as well as international readers.

“Although we recognise the reasons why the paywall was introduced by previous ownership during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the time is right to make a change centred on the public’s right to have access to reputable and reliable reporting,” said Dart Media Director, Mark VanDevelde.

The Compass will leverage resources of its talented team of journalists and that of its new ownership to call upon and strengthen relationships with industry leaders in local and international media, as it continues its important role, both as a trusted news source and as a bedrock of democracy.

“We are committed to building on the solid foundation that has been laid since the Compass was founded more than a half-century ago. With our investment in Compass Media, we are providing the financial certainty to facilitate the delivery of high-quality and credible journalism while improving the public’s access to this important tenet of properly functioning societies,” VanDevelde said.

“We look forward to announcing further initiatives that foster a strengthening of the relationship the Compass has nurtured with the Cayman community over the decades, while improving the public’s access to information that matters to them.”

The Cayman Compass publishes a must-read digital newsletter six days a week, with regular updates online at and across its social media platforms throughout the day. Readers are encouraged to subscribe for this free newsletter that features well-curated high-quality journalism covering local and international issues delivered directly to their inbox daily.

Additionally, Compass Media publishes the twice-yearly InsideOut homes and gardens magazine, the quarterly What’s Hot entertainment and lifestyle magazine, and a host of other special publications throughout the year. Compass Media offers three flexible event spaces on the Compass grounds, the Compass Loft, Vault and Green, that host Compass and client events in the heart of Georgetown. Radio stations, Z99.9, Rooster 101.9, Island FM 98.9 and GOLD 94.9 are also part of Compass Media.

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