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“Government of National Unity” formed

By Joanna Lewis and Paul Kennedy Cayman has a new government. Alden McLaughlin will remain as premier, with Moses Kirkconnell at his side. The deal that has been struck is virtually a carbon copy of the agreement signed Friday between The Progressives and the Cayman Democratic Party. It means the CDP’s McKeeva …

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Hurricane Ivan was officially the scariest storm

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] Frank Bruno, the former world heavyweight boxing champ encountered the fearsome Mike Tyson twice in the ring, getting battered both times. Scary and extremely painful experiences, but the most frightened Bruno admits ever being was when he was holed up in Jamaica during Hurricane Gilbert’s passing …

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Cop assaulted and flown to Miami for surgery

A Royal Cayman Islands Police officer has been flown off Island for emergency surgery after he was beaten up by a suspect. Police said the officer, along with a colleague, were called to a burglary in process in Mangrove Avenue, George Town around noon on Thursday, May 25. When they …

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CIMA celebrates 20th year with run

The inaugural CIMA 5k and 10k run/walk event was held on Sunday, May 21. The event was to celebrate its 20th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Proceeds were donated to the various Cayman Islands government primary schools to assist them with obtaining resources which could aid with the …

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Cayman students quizzed in UK

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] A pub quiz night in the top floor of a creaky old bar in central London is an unlikely place for you to find Eric Bush, the Cayman Islands representative U.K, but he had very good reason last Friday, May 19. It was the latest meeting …

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Bolt donates shoes for kids’ charity

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] Usain Bolt showed his generous nature when he presented for charity in Jamaica a pair of Puma track shoes in which he trained at the 2009 Berlin Olympics where he won broke the 100 metres world record and won gold in the 200m. The multiple Olympic …

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Duathlon attracts top performers

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] The 2017 McGrath Tonner Duathlon is staged on Sunday, June 4 and as its popularity grows there will be the usual turn out of athletes with well over 100 competing. Part of the appeal of duathlon is that there is no swimming involved which suits athletes …

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Hazard Management director receives award

Director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands McCleary Frederick, made history at the 31st Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Palm Beach, Florida as the first international recipient of the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Frederick proudly accepted the prestigious award on May 18. He was recognised for his “major contributions and …

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May Classics goes to the wire

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] The final May Series Dew Classics is on this Sunday with a circuit race and after three rounds the are several riders who could win it. Steven Abbott has won the last two rounds and is joint first with Michael Testori on 25 points. Pedro Lopez …

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National culture and heritage booklet published

The Ministry of Health and Culture proudly revealed the country’s first printed copy of the National Culture & Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan on Monday, May 22. Minister for Culture, Alden McLaughlin, said: “This policy and strategic plan is an expression of this government’s belief that we need to adopt …

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Remembering Ivan

Hurricane Ivan caused havoc in Cayman, destroying almost everything in its path. The storm passed 21 miles south of Grand Cayman, hitting Cayman on Sept. 11, 2004. With winds of up to 150 miles per hour and gusts of up to 220 miles per hour, the storm caused millions of …

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Renewable energy has potential

The Cayman Renewable Energy Association hosted a Caribbean-wide conference on May 11-12 which could herald a remarkable sea change in the development of renewables in the Cayman Islands. The Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference was attended by representatives from jurisdictions throughout the Caribbean who shared developments in the transition from fossil …

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West Indies claim Test points

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] West Indies have been a mediocre Test team for decades but at least under their new regime they have added five points to move to 75 in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings. Although still in eighth place, director of cricket, Jimmy Adams said: “I’m …

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