Saturday, July 23, 2016

LOCAL NEWS

Cuban migrants land in East End

Five boats carrying Cuban migrants have passed through Cayman waters this week, according to the Immigration Department, including seven men who landed in East End Friday morning.

BUSINESS

Businesses bemoan immigration complexities

While customer service and friendliness at the Cayman Islands Immigration Department has improved in recent months, complex regulations and administrative practices that serve to stymie local businesses have not, according to a recent survey by the Chamber of Commerce.

SPORTS

Young roller hockey teams return from US tournament as winners

Cayman’s 8-Under team won the Gold Division Championship and the 10-U team were Silver Division Champions and bronze winners in the Gold Division at the North American Roller Hockey Championships.

Kensington Hellcats take down Burger King Panthers

In Week 4 of the Flow Cayman Islands Flag Football Premier League, the Kensington Hellcats defeated the Burger King Panthers 14-6 at Ed Bush field on July 16.

U-19 rugby team in RAN tournament

The Dart Cayman Rugby Under-19 team competed against the best Caribbean rugby nations in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Championship Tournament earlier this month.

Men’s volleyball team competes in Haiti

Cayman Men lost in three sets to Haiti, Curacao and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the latter in close sets, to finish in fourth place among four teams of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association, in the Men’s Group C division of the NORCECA volleyball competition, in Haiti on July 8-11.

Racers make a splash in South Sound

Watercraft racing returned to Cayman’s waters in style on Sunday as speed merchants hit the water for the resumption of a racing series.

Cayman golfer plays in Junior Open

Joe Purton traveled straight from Barbados, where he represented the Cayman Islands at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships, to Scotland last week to join 147 other junior golfers from 80 countries around the world.

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