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Candidates declare on Nomination Day

Nomination stations are now closed in the 19 Electoral Districts for the 24 May 2017 General Elections. Nominations began at 8 a.m. today and closed at 3 p.m. Candidates running are listed below. The Elections Office will issue a final report once the details below are compared to the actual …

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Anger after animal abuser is “grounded”

By Paul Kennedy paulkennedy@caymanreporter.com There is widespread anger from animal lovers after a man was found guilty of cruelty but given what many believe was too lenient a punishment. Marcel Archer abused numerous animals, including rabbits, chickens and dog, at a farm he had leased in North Side. Animals were …

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CayDance moves around George Town

  By Lindsay Turnbull lindseyturnbull@caymanreporter.com For dance-lovers, last weekend was a brilliant opportunity to enjoy some exciting quality performances, with Cayman’s third annual dance festival, CayDance 2017, showcasing talent from home and abroad. Held over three days, CayDance 2017 gave audiences a taste of things to come at their first …

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Carey Olsen lawyers in rankings

Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s Cayman Islands office have been recognised by the 2017 Chambers Global Rankings guide for their high level of client service and attention to detail. The guide highlights the strong client service the investment funds team provides – having been praised by sources as ‘really responsive, top …

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Tsunami exercise under review

Modern communications were a core theme of the Cayman Islands’ Tsunami Warning exercise at the Government Administration Building on March 21. The scenario was of a “nine-foot wave” hitting Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, then moving onto Grand Cayman. Representatives of the Hazard Management Cayman Islands team attended, along with …

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Flights to Roatan commence

Cayman Airways has launched a new regional route connecting Grand Cayman and Roatan, Honduras, with twice-weekly nonstop flights. The inaugural flight to Roatan, KX844, departed Grand Cayman on March 16 following a customary ribbon cutting ceremony by airline and government officials at Owen Roberts International Airport. The Cayman Islands Fire …

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Taste of Cayman party for volunteers

Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival organisers recognised this year’s event volunteers at a thank you party hosted by sponsor Margaritaville. “With this being both one of CITA’s and the Cayman Islands’ largest events, we wouldn’t have been able to have had such a successful and widely enjoyed festival …

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Dyer triumphs in tropical relay thriller

By Derek Larner A couple of months ago 345 Athletic Club decided to bring back a 5 x 1 mile relay race to Grand Cayman as it has been many years since Scotiabank held its annual event and it was felt this relay distance was an event that might become …

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Heart Fund symposium covers arterial disease

At the annual Cayman Heart Fund Symposium last week there was participation by the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health International. It was at the Grand Cayman Marriott on March 24 to talk about the new updates in the treatment of arterial disease. The presentation was led …

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Powery, 14, shows great wisdom

In March 2016, thirteen-year-old Isabella Lois Powery underwent a three-day long testing of her mental, physical and technical aptitude in the Don Jitsu Ryu system of martial arts. In the end, in what Isabella describes as her most coveted accomplishment to date, she, along with her older brother Abraham and …

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‘Choose Laughter’ with Faye Lippitt

Faye Lippitt is a Canadian journalist living in Grand Cayman with her husband Greg. Together they raised six children in eight years, four of which arrived in pairs. To keep her head above water, Faye began writing about the crazy things the children would say and do, and those became the source of …

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Flower show has grown

The Garden Club of Grand Cayman celebrates its 60th anniversary this weekend with the presentation of their stunning, biennial flower show. The event is launched on Friday March 31 between 1-6 p.m. at the South Sound Community Centre and will exhibit a wide variety of specimen plants and flowers, artistic …

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Independents deserve respect

By Dr. Steve Tomlinson Permit me to respond to the article captioned “Mac Defends Parties” which appeared in the media last week. Surely Mac is aware that the political culture in the Cayman Islands needs enhancement and I invite him, as a man of influence, to join forces with the …

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Conolly is new Miss Cayman

The coveted Miss Cayman crown changed hands as Anika Conolly won the title to a roar of approval from the big crowd at the Lions Centre on Saturday, March 25. It was handed to Conolly by outgoing queen Monyque Brooks and now the 27-year-old talent acquisition specialist can look forward …

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McLaughlin: We deserve to stay in power

By Ron Shillingford ron@caymanreporter.com Premier Alden McLaughlin made an emphatic speech in the Legislative Assembly on why the Progressives deserve to remain in power. With the elections approaching on May 24, McLaughlin took the opportunity to state his case. He said: “When we took office, this government was determined that …

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