Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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High winds and seas in store for the week

Boaters are being cautioned about rough seas and high winds this week, and the National Weather Service expects to issue a small craft advisory by Thursday as winds are forecast to pick up to 25 knots over the coming days

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A West Bay wedding innovator

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. And when it comes to weddings, Francine Jackson and her husband Vernon have made a name for themselves.

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Students raise $3,389 for Cancer Society

Cayman Academy students raised $3,389 through contributions by friends and family for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society in their annual Cancer Walk.

A West Bay wedding innovator

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. And when it comes to weddings, Francine Jackson and her husband Vernon have made a name for themselves.

West Bay updates: Cobalt Coast

West Bay’s Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites was officially acquired by JEM Holdings Ltd. on Dec. 1, 2015 from owner Arie Barendrecht, who opened the resort in 2000. Dive operations are now managed by Reef Divers.

50 years ago: A good youthful turnout for agriculture film

In the Feb. 9, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: "Mrs. Ronnie Ebanks...

Thousands attend Family Fun Day at Turtle Farm

The Cayman Turtle Farm’s recent Family Fun Day was such a success, the venue is planning on holding regular family events in the coming months.

Lawsuit: US$1.2M in CIFA loans were ‘graft’

Some US$1.2 million in what were initially called loans granted to the Cayman Islands Football Association in 2013 have been described as “graft” in a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court.

A weekend to remember

Tennis legends, a screen star and an entrepreneur and environmentalist were among the big draws in a packed agenda of events at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit.

Minister dismisses Chamber criticism

Employment Minister Tara Rivers says she is “surprised and deeply disappointed” over criticism by former Chamber of Commerce president Barry Bodden about a lack of communication from government on the Labour Relations Bill.

CarePay trial: Watson begins serving sentence

Convicted fraudster Canover Watson, 45, began serving his seven-year prison sentence Friday on charges of conspiracy to defraud, fraud on the government, breach of trust and conflict of interest following a Grand Court verdict in the CarePay trial.

Jamie Lee Curtis offers ‘counterpoint’ to alternative investment strategies

Actress, author and spokesperson Jamie Lee Curtis shared her personal wisdom about wealth – and a lot of laughs – at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on Friday afternoon.
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