Thursday, August 25, 2016

LOCAL NEWS

SNAP solution proposed for youth crime

An early intervention program for children as young as 6 has been pitched as a new tool to help prevent school troublemakers in the Cayman Islands from graduating to more serious crimes.

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

Maples Knights hopeful of playoffs

Following Week 9 of the FLOW 2016 Cayman Islands Flag Football Premier League last weekend, team founder Kevin Solomon, who is also the coach and a player for Maples Knights, said the team has a chance of making the playoffs.

PwC Juniors serve up next round

In Round 5 of the PwC Junior Tennis Circuit Tournament last weekend at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club, the 11-U division featured two juniors who started playing tournaments only this year. They had the opportunity to play against each other.

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.

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