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Flow 800m swim returns

Sea swimmers get another chance to compete in an established event this weekend. The annual Flow 800m Sea Swim is on Saturday, May 13. The swim starts at 4 p.m., with registration from 3-3:45 p.m. It is a loop course, starting and ending at Governor’s Beach, on Seven Mile Beach. …

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Health City treats St Maarten judge

Retired St. Maarten judge Reuben Essed has received a lifesaving pacemaker for his heart at Health City Cayman Islands. Essed, one of an increasing number of patients from St. Maarten to receive tertiary care at the hospital, has had a preventative pacemaker implanted by doctors at the facility. The retired …

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Mums are extra special

The Cayman Reporter partnered with Agua Restaurant and Catch Restaurant and Lounge to offer two of our reader’s a delicious treat – a $250 voucher to either restaurant. All readers had to do was share their favourite picture of themselves and their mum along with letting us know what made …

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Ramos determined to be Classics champ

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] The May DEW Classics cycling series started last Sunday and one of the favourites was Pedro Lopez Ramos who is determined to make that title list. Every Sunday for the rest of the month there is a cycle race in various formats. The first one was …

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New cops ready to pound the beat

By Paul Kennedy [email protected] The latest members of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service have been warned their lives are about to change. After 17 weeks of training the class of 2017 are ready to pound the beat. Aged between 19 and 36, the recruits are made up of five …

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Parents train to teach reading

By Lindsey Turnbull Parents of students at George Town Primary School are undertaking a series of workshops at the school aimed at helping them to encourage their children to become better readers. The workshops, which have been held annually for the past four years, are called Partners in Print and …

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Police won’t say how often they use warrantless wiretaps

By Charles Duncan The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service refuses to release data on how often they use warrantless wiretaps, rejecting a Freedom of Information request filed by The Cayman Reporter. The police, immigration, prisons and customs departments can use electronic surveillance without a warrant from a judge as long …

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Regatta has races for kids

The 2017 Spring Regatta is on this weekend at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, on West Bay Road across from the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. It is on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, with historical Cayman catboats, sailing club racing J22s and 20 children in youth Opti boats for …

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Tiny Tots organise fun day

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] The Tiny Tots Academy is having an open school fun day this weekend. It is an opportunity to see what this early learning centre has to offer parents considering where to put their pre-school children. The school will have classroom displays of the children’s work and …

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Why Mother’s Day is special to me

By Lindsey Turnbull As the mother of two teenagers, I have had the privilege of celebrating Mother’s Day as a mum for almost two decades. Always a special treat for me, Mother’s Day has been enjoyed (by me, at least!) on a level with birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries, thanks to …

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Don’t be blown away this hurricane season

  With hurricane season just around the corner, Cayman’s National Day of Preparedness is encouraging residents to know their risks. Cayman’s National Day of Preparedness is being celebrated on Discovery Day, this Monday, May 15. The theme this year is “Know your Risks, Make a Plan, Get a Kit, Stay …

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Purple Dragon’s popularity rises

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] The Purple Dragon Karate School is so popular that it has to keep moving its headquarters to accommodate all its members. Now based in Compass Drive occupying the entire second floor of the Reliable Building, it outgrew its previous base at the Mirco Centre. Shihan Floyd …

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Bodden is first communication chief

As organisations around the world are increasingly recognising the power of effective internal communications to drive high performance, Aubrey Bodden has been named chief internal communication officer for the Cayman Islands government. This new post will have a huge impact on how civil servants are engaged to deliver on government …

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Cayman Finance student programme launches

The third annual Cayman Finance Student Education & Work Experience Programme recently launched with an orientation event for all programme’s stakeholders. The 2017 programme welcomed 65 Caymanian students, was open to high schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, and consists of three key components including-class workshops, one-on-one coaching with …

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Child Month’s reading day went well

Well-known residents took to the class rooms of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman to read to young students, on May 1. The Celebrity Reading Day, which kicked off this year’s Child Month, took place at West End Primary as well as the Creek and Spot Bay Infant and Junior Schools, …

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