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Triple C Cadets excel

A new group of Triple C School Cadets were inducted into the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps in January with other fellow recruits from around the island. Among the Triple C recruits was Grade 9 student Drevon Manderson who was the recent recipient of the Most Outstanding Recruit award, the Overall …

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Off the Couch launches for DG’s 5K

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson launched the Off the Couch fitness programme on Monday, Mar. 6 ahead of his annual DG’s 5K Challenge. The weekly walk/run, which is free of cost, aims to get people in shape for the 5K Challenge to raise money for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands. …

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A Night at the MuseumS marks maritime legacy

By Natasha Were A Night at the MuseumS, an event produced by the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in collaboration with the Cayman Islands National Museum and the Cayman Catboat Club, will celebrate the islands’ maritime heritage and its people’s enduring connection to the sea, seen from a variety …

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Bacaro’s small bites big on Venetian style

By Joanna Lewis joanna@caymanreporter.com Bacaro is the latest fine-dining restaurant to open in Cayman, offering diners a little slice of Italy, with a twist, one delicious small plate at a time. The 100-seat restaurant is located at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club and is headed up by Barnabas Bako and …

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Legal Practitioners Bill deserves support

I am writing to express my support for the passing of the Legal Practitioners Bill. As a Caymanian partner at a local law firm, I am concerned to ensure that we pass legislation that provides a framework to support the progression of Caymanian lawyers, and protects our financial services industry. …

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Enforce new sea laws

The need to improve safety regulations when people go out to sea in vessels must be introduced as soon as possible. Whether it’s a kayak or a yacht, laws need to be passed to ensure people are not just protected from the elements but also from themselves. Because the Cayman …

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New Cleveland Clinic cancer centre opens

Cayman residents travelling overseas for cancer treatment now have an additional option when choosing a medical facility as the new Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, in Ohio. It began welcoming patients on Monday, Mar. 6. The 377,000-sq. ft. facility has been designed to house all outpatient cancer treatment services in …

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Immigration regulations amended

Consequent on the ruling of the Grand Court in the Hutchinson-Green case in which issues were raised about the Permanent Residency points system, the Cabinet has approved revised regulations, which address the concerns by allowing for a resumption of processing of applications by the Board and the Chief Immigration Officer. …

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Premier updates Baroness on searchable register

Premier Alden McLaughlin and Attorney General Sam Bulgin met with Baroness Anelay Monday, Mar. 5 to update her on Cayman’s progress with over implementation of legislation underpinning the searchable register for the enhanced exchange of beneficial ownership information with United Kingdom law enforcement authorities. Baroness Anelay is the Minister of …

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PAWS lit up the night

Animals in Cayman must be purring and barking with delight after the latest fundraiser to ensure they lives are happier, safer and healthier. More than 200 animal lovers made their way to The White House in Bodden Town on Saturday, Mar. 4 to attend the sixth annual PAWS In The …

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Frederick to stand in Bodden Town East

Vincent Frederick has launched his bid to seek office to represent Bodden Town East in the elections on May 24. He will stand as an independent. “I have been called upon by many of my supporters, friends and families to come forward because of my good leadership skills and trust,” …

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Health screenings successful

By Ron Shillingford ron@caymanreporter.com The Rotary Central collaborated with the Health Services Authority for another extremely successful annual island-wide health screening event on Saturday, Mar. 4. It was the seventh consecutive year that the screenings were staged as 80 volunteers consisting of Rotarians, doctors, nurses, student nurses, EMTs, pharmacists, laboratory …

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Ministers back International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2017 was celebrated on Wednesday, Mar. 8 and two Cabinet ministers expressed their full support for the occasion. Tara Rivers, Minister for Education, Employment and Gender Affairs and Osbourne Bodden, Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports issued a statement. It said: “On behalf of the government …

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Webb remains on voter roll

By Charles Duncan The Elections Office plans to hold hearings for 171 objections filed against voters registered for the May 24 Election. The objections, according to elections officials, likely include a challenge against Jeffrey Webb, the former Cayman Football and FIFA executive. He is awaiting sentencing in May in the …

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Call for stricter boat safety laws

By Paul Kennedy The brother of one of the five boaters who vanished on the seas a year ago this week is calling for tighter regulations, to ensure others don’t suffer the pain he has faced. Kerry Whittaker, whose brother Edsell Haylock never returned from an ill-fated fishing trip 12 …

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