Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Hatch of the day

Researchers in Little Cayman witnessed a rare sight last week as all three species of sea turtles found in the Cayman Islands hatched on the same beach on the same night.


Lack of correspondent banking seen as threat to Caribbean region

The Caribbean Association of Banks has warned that if no solution to the decline of correspondent banking relationships among financial institutions in the Caribbean is found, “the very livelihoods of Caribbean people will be in danger.”


Rugby 7s host 5K fundraiser

The Borelli Walsh Cayman Rugby 7s team is holding a 5K fun run on Sunday, Sept. 4, starting at 7 a.m. at Camana Bay.

Junior gymnasts prepare for international competition

While Cayman’s Olympic athletes were competing in Rio, two of the islands’ gymnasts were working hard at home, putting finishing touches on routines in preparation for their international debut.

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 really hope the world and the media really applaud and celebrate Rio. They have overcome tremendous challenges to make these Games happen.

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.


  • Mexico wonders why its president is meeting with Trump
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto awoke to a storm of criticism from Mexicans over his decision to meet Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico for referring to its migrants as "rapists" and criminals.
  • Tropical weather system spares North Carolina's Outer Banks
    RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Outer Banks have been spared from a tropical storm system that has been moving toward the state for two days, an official said Wednesday.
  • In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico
    EVERETT, Washington (AP) — Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. The trip is a politically risky move for the Republican presidential nominee less than 10 weeks before the election.
  • Turkey vows to keep attacking US-backed Syrian Kurd forces
    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey on Wednesday vowed to keep attacking a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia inside Syria, saying it will never negotiate with what it considers to be a "terror organization."
  • Clinton to stress American exceptionalism in Ohio
    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton plans to stress her support for "American exceptionalism" during a speech in the battleground state of Ohio, while arguing that Donald Trump has rejected the concept.


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