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CARIFESTA Showcase highlights best of Cayman’s culture

Lovers of music, dance, acting, visual arts, literature and fashion should head to the Harquail Theatre on the July 28 weekend for three fantastic performances at the CARIFESTA Showcase.

Wheels up at Black Pearl Skate Park summer camp

Looking for something to entertain your kids this summer? Whether they’re already a skateboarding or scooter fanatic, or you just want to encourage them to venture outdoors and do something active, the summer camp at Black Pearl Skate Park in Grand Harbour is the perfect distraction.

Talent on display at Exposition of the Arts

The new Self-Help Community Foundation presented its 16th Annual Talent Exposition of the Arts last month at the Harquail Theatre. The event offered an eclectic and impressive mix of rising young gifted performers, making the night a very successful one in the eyes of those who attended.

Medical student wins Butterfield scholarship

The Butterfield Group introduced three scholarships this year to be awarded to children of employees across three regions: Atlantic, Caribbean and Europe. Caymanian student Austyn Burkholder, daughter of Caroline Lackey of Butterfield Trust Cayman Ltd., was awarded the Caribbean scholarship.

Water pipeline work scheduled for Bodden Town

Water Authority – Cayman began installing a new pipeline along Condor Road in Bodden Town on Thursday. The work is expected to continue for six weeks.

Jamaica tops Cayman U-19 Men’s rugby team

In the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Men’s U-19s match against Jamaica on Tuesday at Vizcaya Park in Miramar, Florida, Cayman put pressure on their opponents but did not come away with a win.

Lynx tame Wolverines in Cayman flag football

The women’s teams Red Stripe Wolverines and Greenhouse Lynx faced off at the Annex field last Saturday in week four of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Premier League season. 

False Twitter account poses as premier

A Twitter account purporting to represent Premier Alden McLaughlin was confirmed as fake on Tuesday by the Office of the Premier.

25 men win prizes for being good dads

Twenty-five men who were acknowledged and nominated by their family members have won prizes as part of a Father’s Day competition run by the Family Resource Centre.

Adventist services agencies fund school lunches

Sixty schoolchildren in 12 public and private schools have received a total of $15,000 to cover mainly lunches and uniforms in the 2017/18 academic year. In 2016, $8,000 was distributed among 43 students.

Police cite ‘lack of attention’ in accidents

Several serious accidents, including a fatal collision at Owen Roberts International Airport, were reported by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service between Saturday and Monday. RCIPS Inspector Ian Yearwood described the incidents as “preventable tragedies.”

Older persons council seeks community representatives

The newly established Council for Older Persons is looking for six community members, ages 65 and older, to join the committee by the end of July.
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Police: Woman attacked in bar

A woman was assaulted inside Vic’s Bar in George Town on Sunday night after being approached by a man and refusing his advances, according to a police report.
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Cayman Brac artist arrested for ‘obscene’ sculptures and artwork

Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes was arrested Tuesday for the alleged “obscene publication” of sculptures and artwork. Mr. Kynes, 63, had erected four sculptures featuring several nude women.

False Twitter account poses as Premier

A Twitter account purporting to represent Premier Alden McLaughlin was confirmed as fake on Tuesday by the Office of the Premier. The false account @Ky1McLaughlin, created this month, began sending out tweets and interacting with users Tuesday morning.

New University of the West Indies chancellor takes office

Robert Bermudez took office as the sixth chancellor of the University of the West Indies on Monday, succeeding Sir George Alleyne.

Adventist youths visit Cayman on regional cruise mission

Sixty-nine Adventist youths arrived in the Cayman Islands on Monday aboard the Carnival Glory cruise ship on a one-day community service initiative after spending four days in Miami on a similar venture.

Red Ensign conference addresses maritime security and Brexit

Maritime security and Brexit’s impact on the operation of ships flying under the Union Jack were among topics at the Red Ensign Group Conference in the Cayman Islands, where shipping authorities and regulators from across the Commonwealth met last week.

Business in brief: Harneys appoints two new litigation partners in Cayman

Madeleine Heal and Nick Hoffman have joined Harneys’ Cayman Islands litigation practice as partners.

Hornets’ Cody Zeller to lead Camana Bay basketball camp

Registration is now open for Camana Bay’s basketball camp, which runs from July 24-28. This year campers will receive instruction – and inspiration - from Cody Zeller, a 7-foot center for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.
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