Spencer FordinSpencer Fordin

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108
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Spencer Fordin holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and spent 16 years writing for MLB.com prior to moving to Grand Cayman. Fordin, a native of Port Washington, NY, has worked in New York, Baltimore and Toronto before relocating to Cayman in 2017.

ARTICLES BY SPENCER FORDIN

Trial delayed for beautician

The trial of Zunilda Anaya Baldovino was delayed again on Thursday and adjourned to a later date.

Fake NRA trio plead guilty, receive fines

Three visitors who had pretended to be National Roads Authority employees and charged local businesses to paint lines in their parking lots were fined when they appeared in court this week.

Rape trial halted after defendant pleads guilty to other charges

The trial of Brandon Jamahl Beckett came to a surprise conclusion Wednesday, when prosecution and defense attorneys halted the trial to enter new pleas.

Testimony begins in Grand Court rape trial

The rape trial of Brandon Jamahl Beckett began in Grand Court on Tuesday with submissions from the Crown counsel and testimony from the complainant in the case.

Local bar owner sentenced in minimum wage case

James Harry Moore, the operator of Caymanite Bar and Lounge, was sentenced in Summary Court Monday for 17 counts of failure to pay national minimum wage and public holiday remuneration.

Elderly taxi driver pleads guilty to death by careless driving

Local taxi van driver Roy Clivey Tamasa pleaded guilty in Grand Court Friday to causing death by careless driving in relation to the accident that killed Dr. Vary Anette Jones-Leslie in July of last year.

No change in bail for defendant in cocaine case

Ezekiel Nelson Carter, who is awaiting trial in Summary Court on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to supply, appeared in court Thursday in an attempt to revise his bail conditions.

Man sentenced in death of motorcyclist

Warren Samuel Hogarth, who had previously pleaded guilty in the death of motorcyclist Denvil Roy Mitchell, was sentenced to two years and five months in Grand Court on Tuesday.

Extradition of UK citizen temporarily halted

Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez approved a request from Governor Martyn Roper on Tuesday, temporarily halting the extradition of Iain Nigel MacKellar to the United States.

Another delay in trial over burned dog

Andrei James Challenger and James Rolin Challenger, two men charged in an animal cruelty case involving a dog named Dora that suffered extensive burns, had their trial date put off Monday for the second time.

Champion House case adjourned again

Representatives of Champion House were back in court Thursday on a 10-year-old charge of failing to make pension contributions to employees.

Women charged with gambling offenses

Two Bodden Town women appeared in court Thursday on charges relating to illegal gambling.

Appeal denied in rape case

The Court of Appeals denied an application Wednesday by Rohan Anthony Gidarisingh to vacate a 2017 criminal conviction for rape.

Cayman Islands Classic returns for second spin at John Gray

The marriage of Grand Cayman and high-level college basketball is back for another spin.

Motorbike rider pleads guilty to 8 offenses

A motorcycle rider pleaded guilty in Summary Court Wednesday to eight offenses after being arrested over the weekend. The rider had been intercepted by police after being followed by the police helicopter.

Cayman rides in memory of Pete Ribbins

Cyclists are getting ready to pedal long distance in support of Cayman HospiceCare.

Cocaine seized by Customs at airport

A 30-year-old man appeared in Summary Court Tuesday on charges of importation of five pounds of cocaine to Cayman.

New storm system developing in Atlantic Ocean

A vigorous tropical wave located about 200 miles east of the Leeward Islands was developing and gathering strength, and the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that it had a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next five days.
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Pirates pillage, party in Cayman

Scores of privateers and marauders flooded the streets of downtown George Town in search of plunder and booty Saturday in the marquee event of Grand Cayman’s annual Pirates Week celebration.

Remembrance Day falls on solemn anniversary

The Cayman Islands joined the world in mourning this weekend, when it held its Remembrance Sunday parade and ceremony in honor of lives lost at sea and in World War I and II.
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