Syed says he had permission to falsify $152,000 invoice

Former college president Hassan Syed claimed Thursday that he had been authorized by a senior civil servant to alter an invoice from a U.S. company.

Real estate market strengthening in Cayman

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."

Track and field event set for Saturday

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 wins J22 national sailing competition

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

Junior golf series wraps up fourth round

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.

Sunday beach volleyball series heats up

Local volleyball enthusiasts continued their quest to win the full series, with the third match-ups last weekend on Seven Mile Public Beach. In the A Division, Balls in Yo Face and Friends Circle faced off to determine the winner in another series of best-of-five matches.

Mourant wins Cross Island Relay

The Cross Island Relay, which started near Colliers Beach on Feb. 5, featured 98 teams and included many of Cayman’s top athletes. Straight off the bat it was Chadwick Webster (Mourant Ozannes 1) who laid down the gauntlet as he set a quick pace.

Youth team takes up Off the Beaten Track challenge

A group of young athletes are training for the challenging Off The Beaten Track 50K relay, part of the Feb. 26 ultramarathon and relay route through tropical bush, sandy beaches and the back roads of Cayman.


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