Tuesday, August 30, 2016

LOCAL NEWS

Inmates help GT Primary

Nine Northward Prison inmates helped unload and sort through a 40-foot container of supplies for George Town Primary School on Aug. 20.

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

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.

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.”

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