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Cayman medal early

  By Ron Shillingford [email protected] The Cayman Islands team at the Island Games in Gotland, Sweden has started well. By the end of action on Monday they had won a gold medal, in the 200 metres sprint through Jamal Walton, a silver in the women’s javelin by Daneliz Thomas and …

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Cayman teacher’s quiz night will help Syrians

  By Ron Shillingford [email protected] A teacher at John Gray High School was so moved by seeing the suffering of Syrians in the war-torn country that he goes to Turkey every summer to help refugees. Three years ago, Edward “Ted” Todd said he saw too many stories of the suffering …

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Delegates attend CARICOM conference

The Ministry of Home Affairs Acting Deputy Chief Officer, Michael Ebanks, led a team of senior officials to the CARICOM Counter-Terrorism Strategy Conference, in Trinidad and Tobago, on June 12-13. Hosted by the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security, in collaboration with the European Union, the purpose of the …

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Disabilities council appointed

A new public sector council has recently begun the work of advising the public and private sector on disability issues, as well as enforcing provisions of the Solomon Webster Disability Law 2016. The National Council for Persons with Disabilities is made up of 15 volunteers from a variety of backgrounds …

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Dog attacks on the rise

Stray dogs attacking members of the public is an increasing problem, police said. So far this year police have received a total of 68 reports of ferocious dogs or dogs dangerously out of control. In seven of these incidents people have been bitten and required medical treatment. Over the weekend …

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Fighters look ahead after failures

  By Ron Shillingford [email protected] Cayman’s top amateur boxers – Dariel Ebanks and Hopkin Ebanks – performed superbly at the Amateur Boxing Confederation championships in Honduras but came up short in their opening bouts. Both were outpointed in Tegucigalpa earlier this month and now they are focused on their next …

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Film kids win trip to New York

  Eight young filmmakers were chosen as finalists out of 30 contestants who participated in the Young Image Maker’s competition presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation and two of them are now planning their reward of a one-week scholarship to the New York Film Academy. The junior winner was …

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Choose laughter

Faye Lippitt is a Canadian journalist living in Grand Cayman with her husband Greg. She is the author of Sixteen Chickens on a Trampoline which documents the antics of her six children. She is a regular contributor to The Cayman Reporter. As summer approaches, students worldwide begin to dream of …

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Justice Douglas fondly remembered

  Chief Justice Kipling Ernest Douglas died last week, aged 87. Tributes have poured in for Mr. Douglas, who in 1988 was appointed Cayman’s first Chief Magistrate. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said that Justice Douglas lived a long, fruitful and productive life. “We are saddened at the passing of our …

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National Gallery examines the human body

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands presents a new exhibition titled, Mediating Self – Identity and the Body, curated by NGCI’s assistant curator Kerri-Anne Chisholm. The exhibition investigates the ways in which our bodies are used to create and navigate our personal and collective identities. Drawing on works from …

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One PR application approved

As work continues on the permanent residency applications, the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board reports that ten applications were considered at the meeting last week, with one granted approval. CSPR board chairman, Waide DaCosta, notes that of the other PR applications reviewed five were denied, two were withdrawn by …

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Triple C’s YES Club hold rally

Triple C School Youth Experiencing Salvation, aka YES Club, held their second Unashamed youth rally for the school year, which was a part of the celebration of Triple C School’s 75th Anniversary on June 9. The club has been in existence at Triple C for several years and has grown …

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Two guns seized by police

  Police officers recovered two firearms along the shore in South Sound during a police investigation just before 1 a.m. Sunday, June 25. Two men, ages 20 and 27, both of Bodden Town, were arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm and taken into police custody. One small …

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New Governor announced

Cayman will have a new Governor next year. Mr Anwar Choudhury has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands in succession to Mrs Helen Kilpatrick CB.  Mr Choudhury will take up his appointment in March 2018. The married father of three is currently Her Majesty the Queen’s Ambassador in Lima …

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