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Scam job emails detected

The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit has learned of two new employment scams targeting off-island job seekers. Email advertisements are circulated purportedly recruiting staff for two hotels on Grand Cayman; the Westin Casuarina Hotel and another unnamed “luxury” hotel. The Westin has informed the RCIPS that it is not currently hiring …

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$3,000 church funds for students

The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists presented a cheque that will fund 30 new students for one year’s attendance at the church’s CXC Education Volunteer Programme offering adults a second chance at an education. The CXC programme operates on Sundays and some weeknights at the John Gray High School …

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It’s time Cayman enforced the Animals Law

Mahatma Gandhi, the primary leader of India’s drive for independence from the British Empire and an anti-war activist who inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world was quoted as saying that “the greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Unfortunately …

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Caribbean fears Trump’s ire

By Ron Shillingford Donald Trump’s arrival as President of the United States does not spell good news for the Caribbean. “America first! America first!” was his inauguration speech mantra. In his first few days in the White House, Trump did not waste time in signing executive orders, which do not …

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Couple donate bus to Cayman Academy

Cayman Academy has received a 26-seater school bus, a donation from local entrepreneur and philanthropist Kenneth Hall, Jr., and his wife Waynette. The custom-made 2017 Ford bus, equipped with seat belts and special driver-controlled window security, will be used to transport students to and from Cayman Academy. It will also …

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Ogier double tops at awards

Ogier has started the year by scooping two major Law Firm of the Year titles at the Citywealth IFC Awards – including winning the Caribbean Law Firm of the Year award for the second year in a row. The firm took the “Law Firm of the Year – Caribbean” category …

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McDonald joins Calderwood

Cayman Islands fund governance specialists Calderwood has expanded with the appointment of highly experienced offshore practitioner Casey McDonald, who joins the firm as a principal, providing independent director services. Specialising in insolvency and restructuring work, Mr. McDonald brings significant expertise to Calderwood, which successfully launched its fund governance offering in …

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Lions welcome new members

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman and Tropical Gardens wearing club blazers joined Leos and community partners at Ragazzi restaurant to celebrate their late founder Melvin Jones’ 138th birthday and to recognize 100 years of Lions providing a global community service. In 1917, Melvin Jones a 38-year-old Chicago business leader …

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What it’s really like to be a…

Small business owner, Madhavi Mathura, Accounting & Enterprise Solutions, Ltd. How long have you been a small business owner?              Almost nine years. It has been an interesting journey working in a variety of industries and working with amazing people! What are your main duties as a small business owner? For clients; …

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Learn flower arranging

Anyone wishing to learn the art of floral arrangements have a unique opportunity to enhance and display their talents over the next several weeks. The floral supervisor at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, with support of other local floral professionals, will lead a course from the end of this month. The …

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Choose Laughter

Faye Lippitt is a Canadian journalist living in Grand Cayman with her husband Greg. Together they raised six children in eight years, four of which arrived in pairs. To keep her head above water, Faye began writing about the crazy things the children would say and do, and these became …

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Paint party is brilliant night

By Ron Shillingford Fun and lots of colour and bright lights is guaranteed at the annual Dutty Fete Glow Paint Party in George Town on Friday, Jan. 27. The Dutty Fete is the first event for the carnival season. It’s an opening ritual featuring glow paint, glow accessories and fabulous …

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Scuba training on ship

Royal Caribbean cruises will soon begin offering guests the chance to do scuba dive training and receive official certification. Guests can become a certified scuba diver thanks to a new program being introduced in partnership with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors Five Star Dive Centres. The new programme will …

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Artists focus on maritime connection

By Lindsey Turnbull The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands launched two new art exhibitions side by side to highlight Cayman’s deep and eternal connection with the sea last week. “Saltwater in their Veins” looks at the issue from a historical perspective, honouring Cayman’s maritime heritage, while “Upon the Seas” …

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Local & Caribbean news in brief

Gun found after truck crash A gun was retrieved after police chased a pickup truck which crashed and arrested two men. The incident happened on Saturday, Jan. 21 sometime after 2 a.m. The two men failed to stop for police on Shamrock Road and the police followed the vehicle. The …

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