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Sandals sets its sight on Cayman

According to Travel Agent Central, the most frequented travel trade website, Adam Stewart, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sandals Resorts International, has expressed interest in expanding the hotel chain to the Cayman Islands and Aruba. During a press event on 13 January 2014, Travel Agent Central asked Stewart about chances …

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Poor response to cancer registry after three years

The Cayman Islands National Cancer Registry has recorded 180 cases since its inception in April 2010. This is in stark contrast to some 569 cases of the disease that have been documented by the government. The pace of registration with the Cancer Registry has also been slow, as only 100 …

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Stingray swimmers set the pace at Splash, Dash & Dine

The Cayman Islands Swimming Association’s (CIASA) Splash, Dash and Dine with Olympians extravaganza closed last Saturday, 11 January after three days of exciting and exceptional swimming performances. On Thursday, 9 January, Olympic gold medal swimmer and world record holder, Rūta Meilutytė and her coach Jon Rudd, along with Olympian Neil …

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Cayman’s first vodka named for historic shipwreck

Pioneering Cayman Spirits Company, Cayman’s first and only distillery, has added to innovation on the island with its latest creation, Gun Bay Vodka. Crafted entirely in the George Town distillery, Gun Bay is the first vodka to ever be made in the Cayman Islands. This premium vodka is expected to …

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Local developer campaigns for legal ganja use

Local architect and developer Burns Connolly is leading a campaign for the legal use of marijuana (popularly called ganja) for medicinal and recreational purposes, through a Facebook page Cannabis Cayman. A poll conducted via the page indicates that 79 per cent of respondents approved the use of marijuana in the …

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Six best exercises for your booty

To help you shape up your booty in time for swimsuit season, here are the six best exercises that will get you the results you need. Lunge An amazing exercise that targets the muscles of your butt, thighs, and hips is the lunge. Putting one foot out in front of …

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Airport renovation opens opportunities for contractors

Contractors and their employees can breathe a sigh of relief with announcement of the refurbishment and expansion of the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) in Cayman Brac. The new development project comes at a time when construction is at a lull, so it presents them with the opportunity to bid …

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CONCACAF President to be honoured

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb will be honored on 15 January at a gala dinner during the 4th Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit in Dakar, Senegal. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) will acknowledge Webb, with its 2013 Protect the Goal Special Award for the Diaspora, for his exceptional work …

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HSBC dishes holiday cheer to Meals on Wheels

The HSBC Bank (Cayman) Limited, as a part of its charity initiative, presented non-profit organisation Meals on Wheels with a much needed donation just in time for the Christmas season last year. The initiative, otherwise known as ‘12 Days of Christmas’, offered staff members various opportunities to give back to …

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Volunteer trustees wanted by Chamber Pension Plan

The Chamber Pension Plan invites their members to volunteer as a Trustee of the Board for the following industry categories: Professional & Finance, Employers Professional & Finance, Employees Industry & Commerce, Employees Industry & Commerce, Employers Hospitality & Tourism, Employers Hospitality & Tourism, Employees Voluntary & Self-Employed Anyone interested in …

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Third Diamonds International robber to appear in court

A 35-year-old man appeared in court earlier today in connection with the New Year’s Day robbery at Diamonds International. The man, who is the third person to appear in court in connection with the crime, faced charges of robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm. He has been remanded in …

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Man charged for last year’s fatal crash

(RCIPS) — A man has been charged in connection with a fatal road crash which occurred on South Church Street last year in May and is due to appear in court . The crash, involving a Mitsubishi Lancer and a Ford Taurus, happened about 3:11 a.m. on Saturday, 18 May …

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Marriage Enrichment Series kicks off in February

The Elmslie Memorial United Church has responded to a growing concern for the health of marriages in the community by offering a Marriage Enrichment Series: Let’s Stay Together. The series, in its fourth year, will run from February 17 through to 7 April 2014, and will include eight nights of …

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Earthquake strikes Puerto Rico

(Reuters) – A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck north off Puerto Rico in the early hours of Monday, 13 January. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center announced that the earthquake could trigger a tsunami. “There is the small possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no …

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Updated: Man stabbed in East End

UPDATE: Early on Sunday morning, 12 January, a 47-year-old male was attacked at his home in East End and received multiple stab wounds to his back. The police reported that the assailant fled the scene after the injuries had been inflicted. However, later that day a 32-year-old male suspect was …

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