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Big Art Auction celebrates local talent

The Big Art Auction 4 launched this week to raise funds for artists and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It is the fourth biennial art exhibition and auction held in support of the National Gallery’s permanent collection development and related education programmes. Held every other year, the two-week …

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Veggies rising to the top

  By Ron Shillingford [email protected] Many years ago, when vegetarians were relatively rare and seen as odd or even weird, stand-up comics had a field day. One favourite line was to ask all veggies in the audience to raise their hands. No one would, through fear of embarrassment. The comic …

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Hurricane plane visits Cayman

  Hurricane plane visits Cayman Imagine riding a roller coaster, through a car wash. That’s how U.S. pilot Brian May best describes his job. And what does he do, Flies a plane into hurricanes. May is part of the crew of the U.S. Airforce Hurricane Hunter which made a quick …

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Plea to lift election booze ban

By Paul Kennedy [email protected] The owner of one of Cayman’s busiest beach bars says he should be given special permission to sell alcohol on election day – otherwise hundreds of cruise ship passengers will be left irritated and disappointed. Come May 24 when the country takes to the polls to …

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Cayman hosts NORCECA again

The Cayman Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament, second stop of the 2017 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit was another fabulous weekend of thrilling action at Public Beach. It featured 12 pairs of each gender including the champions from La Paz, Mexico two weeks ago. The pearly-white sands of the Seven Mile Beach …

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Government recruiting ombudsman

By Charles Duncan The Cayman Islands government is hiring an ombudsman to head a new office charged with being the “independent watchdog” over government, including investigating complaints against the police. Candidates for the new job need 10 years’ experience as a senior manager in law or public administration, preferably with …

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Special vets to preserve reefs

By Paul Kennedy [email protected] They are more used to protecting freedom in war torn countries, but this week, six special ops veterans will be taking part in a whole new mission. The group known as Force Blue have been deployed to the Cayman Islands to learn how to adapt their …

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Tourism future is ‘phenomenal’

By Paul Kennedy [email protected] “A phenomenal four years” is how Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell described the industry’s growth to the Cayman Islands Tourism Association. Air arrivals up, more cruise ship visitors, new hotels opening and more rooms in the pipeline, the deputy premier delivered a rousing address to those who …

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Taxi shake up may see change in fares

By Paul Kennedy [email protected] Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has promised a shake-up of Cayman’s taxi service – but gave no hint as to whether fares will be going up, or down. Kirkconnell was speaking at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s Annual General Meeting last week and revealed accounting firm Deloittes …

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