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New Cadet Corps HQ opens

The official opening of the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps’ forever home took place at its new headquarters on Middle Road, George Town on April 6. Sited near the Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, the facility was funded by the Ministry for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, following extensive renovation work that …

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Pitcairn twins complete double

The EFG Bank Cayman National Junior Squash Championships provided the stage in which the Pitcairn twins dominated this year although they are only 15 years old. David and Jade entered both the Under 17 and Under 19 categories in the event from April 26-29 at the South Sound Squash Centre. …

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Record DGs 5K entrants

There was a sea of blue T-shirts in George Town on Sunday, April 30 as walkers and runners took part in the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge. Wearing the event’s signatory colour, participants helped raise money for this year’s chosen charity, the YMCA of the Cayman Islands. More than 1,800 …

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Rivers switches to control unit

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority has helped Jehu Rivers, an airport security officer to switch departments and work in the Air Traffic Control Unit. He was encouraged to apply for an ATC trainee position that was advertised. Following a competitive recruitment process, Rivers was selected to fill the post. “I …

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Some cabbies want change too

By Paul Kennedy [email protected] Some taxi drivers feel the time is right to change the current fare system – but say employing bean counters to make decisions is unnecessary and a waste of money. Last week Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell revealed plans for a shake-up of the service. He said …

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Swimmers flourish in 50m pools

The next generation of swimmers from all three Cayman Islands Clubs headed to Florida last weekend to compete in Olympic size 50 metre pools. A total of 43 swimmers, aged 8-17 years old, with close to half 10 years and under. Seven Mile Swimmers and Stingray Swim Club attended the …

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Tourism Association has new board

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association held its Annual General Meeting at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa on April 19. The focus of the AGM was to elect the new board of firectors and provide pertinent updates to the membership. Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks, executive director, welcomed everyone …

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The one that never got away

As big fish go, this one really is a whopper. This dolphin topped the scales at a massive 58.5 pounds. To put that into perspective, that’ s a little heavier that a full seven gallon propane tank or a 17 foot kayak. And believe us when we tell you, reeling …

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Auditor general meets President of India

Sue Winspear, the auditor general, attended the 23rd Commonwealth Auditors General Conference in New Delhi, India last month. She joined 74 participants from 36 countries at the conference, which focused on fostering partnerships for capacity development in public audit, with two main conference sub themes on leveraging technology and environmental …

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Trio become examiners

Three long serving Cayman Islands Airports Authority staff members have been officially validated as air traffic control examiners. Erick Bodden, ATC manager, Robert Harris, airport operations manager and Robert Boggess, ATC supervisor, received their license and certificate of competence last month. The validation will allow the new examiners to carry …

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Commonwealth observers for election

The Governor’s Office and Elections Office can confirm that a team of Commonwealth election observers will be present in the Cayman Islands for the forthcoming election. The mission, which is being arranged by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region will oversee the election’s: • political campaigning • …

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Kids enjoy horse camp

Cayman Riding School – located on Hirst Road in Savannah – was busier than ever over the Easter holidays hosting their Annual Easter Horse Camp. “We have an extremely popular After School Riding Programme, however when the schools close we offer numerous Horse Riding Camps throughout the year for children …

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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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Burger Shack sizzles to stay perfect

In the latest round of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association Co-ed league at the Ed Bush play field in West Bay, the most anticipated game of the night was Burger Shack vs Uncle Clem Packers because both teams were undefeated. Both teams played skillfully however, Burger Shack were victorious, …

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