Tuesday, August 23, 2016

LOCAL NEWS

Disabled divers get help from students

Two Caymanian students spent part of their summer helping disabled teens learn to dive.

BUSINESS

Swiss court clears former Cayman banker of breaking bank secrecy laws

Rudolf Elmer, a former chief operating officer with Julius Baer in the Cayman Islands who allegedly handed internal bank data on tax evaders to WikiLeaks, international tax authorities and the media, has been given a 14-month suspended jail sentence for threatening his former employer and forgery.

SPORTS

Cayman volunteer’s Olympics experience

I applied about two years ago. I had to complete an application form with the usual things you would when applying for a job: your background, history, interests and why you want to volunteer. Then, short-listed applicants had to go through a seven-step process which involved testing, interviews, small mini projects and activities. That process took another eight months or so. Six months later they started sending out invitations, and then about eight months after that we find ourselves here in Rio de Janeiro.

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.

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