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Audi winner feels wheely good

By Faye Lippitt A woman who won a luxury car in a raffle got the thrilling news while on a trip to the United States. Su Tammala was this year’s winner of the Rotary Sunrise 2017 Audi TT. According to Su, she was in a mall in Philadelphia when Rotarian …

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Go Green Cayman!

The Cayman Reporter shares tips and ideas to help you save the planet with suggestions on how you can go greener every day. Growing your own produce, no matter how small your backyard or garden, can be a really rewarding way to become a little more self-sustaining and thereby put …

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Gang feuds flare up behind bars 

  By Paul Kennedy [email protected] Underworld sources have revealed with so many major gangland figures  locked up – the country’s prison is on high alert amid fears of behind bars retaliations. Major players from gangs in West Bay and George Town have found themselves rubbing shoulders with one another inside Northward Prison. This is a combination of long-term …

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$285m hotel planned

Howard Hospitality Group, an international hotel investor, developer and operator, has announced the development of an all-new resort located on the former Pageant Beach site in Grand Cayman. The $285 million development will make a splash, creating a destination that brings together George Town and Seven Mile Beach, with one-of-a-kind …

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Another piece of Paradise

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] Triathlons in Cayman used to be rarities but now they are on the sporting calendar all year round. Right bang in the centre of George Town next month is the second staging of the Paradise Triathlon. It’s on Sunday, July 9 from 6:45 a.m. and there …

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Bolt may run on and on

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he may carry on running after the 2017 World Championships – but this will definitely be his final season. The 30-year-old Jamaican had previously said he would run his final race at the London Stadium in August. Speaking on Monday, Bolt revealed he had …

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Boxer fights for Have a Heart Cayman

Canadian boxing champ Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox successfully defended his belt while fighting for a cause during his recent title bout in Canada. Mr. Wilcox retained his World Boxing Association-North American Boxing Association Super Lightweight title by defeating Oscar Arjona from Mexico in a unanimous decision. A sports ambassador for …

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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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