Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Police: Jamaican robbery suspects harbored locally

Two undocumented immigrant Jamaican nationals charged with robbing a money transfer business in Bodden Town earlier this month were being harbored at a local address, Royal Cayman Islands Police detectives confirmed Monday.


UK gov’t proposes heavy fines for tax avoidance enablers

The U.K. government is planning to impose large fines for service providers and consultants who advise clients on how to avoid tax with schemes that are found to be unlawful.


Record numbers for Stroke & Stride

The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association’s annual Stroke & Stride concluded Wednesday night after three impressive races and some spectacular swimming and running.

Cayman’s Forbes reflects on Olympic hurdles run

Although he did not advance to the semifinals of the men’s 110m hurdles, Cayman’s three-time Olympian Ronald Forbes says he still views Monday night’s heat as “a success.”

PwC sponsors tennis junior circuit for 8th year

The Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands is being sponsored by PwC for the eighth consecutive year.

Forbes short of semifinals

Cayman’s Ron Forbes ran the men’s 110m hurdles in 14.67 seconds in the Olympics qualifying heat Monday night, but he did not qualify for the semifinals.

Cayman’s youngest Olympian battled winds in Rio

After five days of battling the winds in Rio’s harbor, Cayman’s Olympic sailor Florence Allan finished the week in 36th place. Allan said she enjoyed competing against the best in the world even though the weather got the better of her.

In 100m, Hyman doesn’t make semis

Cayman sprinter Kemar Hyman’s 100m time of 10.34 seconds on Saturday fell short of qualifying for the semifinals Sunday at the Olympic Games in Rio.


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