Unique and difficult-to-find orchids went on display at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park over the weekend during the Cayman Islands Orchid Society’s annual signature event. The “Orchid Extravaganza” brought in flowers from Florida, Hawaii and Jamaica.
The outlook for the market in the Cayman Islands still looks positive for 2017 and onward, according to a report this week from the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association. “The rental market is growing along with the population of the islands."
Dozens of golfers teed up on Friday, Feb. 17, for the Pirates Week Charity Golf Classic to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands. Due to inclement weather, the event was postponed from Oct. 28, 2016.
Two of Cayman’s junior golfers, Andrew Jarvis and James Bould, demonstrated their skill in the inaugural Albany, Bahamas Junior Classic Tournament, hosted by The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour on Feb. 11 and 12.
Local athletes competed in the fourth annual Cayman Islands National Championships, hosted by the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association at the Camana Bay Aquatic Centre from Feb. 16-19.
The Cayman Islands Athletic Association hosts its annual Truman Bodden Track and Field event on Saturday, Feb. 25. Mr. Bodden has been a long standing supporter of the CIAA, the title sponsor of the event and will be present at the meet, organizers said.
Tomeaka McTaggart sailed consistently throughout a series of races and on Sunday finished off with a win, edging out Mike Farrington to become the Cayman Islands J22 National Champion for 2017. McTaggart won by one point. Six teams competed for the title over the weekend
Eighteen junior golfers competed in five categories, earning awards for their performance and accumulating points toward the overall series championship, during round four of the Digicel Junior Golf Series at North Sound Golf Club on Sunday.