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Kids enjoy Circle of Love breakfast

Around 175 primary school children enjoyed a buffet breakfast and live entertainment staged by Circle of Love Women’s Ministry in honour of Child Month, on May 27. The event, titled Hold My Hand & Guide Me, took place in the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort’s ballroom and was attended by …

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Lions celebrate first zone year

The Cayman Lions marked its 45 years of existence on July 1, 2016 by becoming a zone of its own and in the 11 months since it has added many more members. The Lions and Leos Clubs of the Cayman Islands became Zone 4C of District 60B Multiple District 60 …

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SALT adds spice after tech win

By Paul Kennedy [email protected] A Cayman technology company has won a top IT award from Microsoft. SALT Technology Group was named the 2017 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions using Microsoft technology. “We are thrilled to have won this award …

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Pet On Parade

Shirley Temple was rescued by the Cayman Islands Humane Society from the Department of Agriculture where she faced euthanasia. She is a small Corgi-mix with an easy going temperament. Shirley Temple walks very well on a leash and is great with other dogs and cats. She loves attention and wants …

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Stafford overhauls stubborn Jervis

    This year’s Scotts Equipment Cayman National Squash Championships boasted over 50 entries across men’s and women’s events which produced some scintillating matches over the weekend. One of the most notable newcomers hails from South Africa and is obviously a seasoned squash player, Hugo Janse van Rensburg. He was …

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Suárez is top Caribbean hotelier

Respected Caribbean hotelier Simón Suárez was named the 2017 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Mr Suárez, vice president of Institutional Relations and Projects of Grupo Puntacana in the Dominican Republic, received the coveted honour at the opening of the third annual Caribbean Hospitality …

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Gunmen hunted after double shooting

Police have revealed details of a double shooting in George Town over the weekend and say at least 15 shots were fired – including one that lodged into a mattress where a person had been sleeping. The drama started around 2.30 a.m. Saturday morning when detectives were told of two …

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Teen critical after stabbing

A teenager is in a critical condition after he was stabbed near to Burger King on West Bay Road. The 15 year old boy was walking into the fast food restaurant just before 9 p.m. on Saturday when he encountered a group of boys who police say he knew. He …

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Customs officer arrested after cocaine bust 

A customs officer is in custody Monday, arrested on suspicion of importing cocaine. Three men from Venezuela are also being questioned by police after a joint police and customs raid Friday. Cocaine, thought to be at least two kilos, was recovered from an apartment complex in George Town along with …

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2017 hurricane season message

McCleary Frederick, Hazard Management Cayman Islands director If you look at statistics, the Cayman Islands are impacted by hurricanes or tropical storms every two years. This long-term frequency rate provides sufficient evidence that the hurricane threat is significant, however, we have actually been largely spared from direct impacts over the …

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Caring for pets during a hurricane

The single most important thing you can do to protect your pets during a hurricane is to take them with you. If it’s not safe for you to stay, then it’s not safe for your animals. Pets that are left behind can be injured, lost, or killed. If they are …

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Hurricane and tropical storm alerts, signals and flags

Understanding tropical and hurricane storm signal flags are key during hurricane season. Warning flags are flown from a selection of locations across Cayman, including Owen Roberts International Airport, fire stations and police stations, the National Museum of the Cayman Islands, and the Courts Office. Note, that hurricane signal flags are …

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Hurricane shelters

If your home is not in a safe place or not adequately hurricane proof, your best bet is to head to family and friends, or failing that, one of the hurricane shelters listed below. Prior to the start of hurricane season make sure you familiarise yourself with your closest shelter …

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Hurricanes of the past

Hurricane Paloma (Nov. 8, 2008) Hurricane Paloma hit Cayman Brac and Little Cayman with 140 mph winds resulting in extensive property damage, some injuries, but no deaths. Hurricane Ivan (Sept. 11-12, 2004) Hurricane Ivan tracked just to the south of Grand Cayman with winds of 155 mph. Storm surge was …

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Pantry foods to keep you nourished

Eating healthy food is just as important following a hurricane. Eating the wrong foods, such as gorging on high-sugar and high-sodium foods can lead to mood swings and an increased risk of high blood pressure. Choosing the right foods will help keep your blood sugars stable and help you think …

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