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

Strong winds, rough seas roil Cayman waters

Strong winds and rough seas are expected to envelop Cayman over the next few days, the natural result of a high-pressure system currently building over the southeast United States. A small craft warning is in effect.

Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

A West Bay resident pleaded guilty to a second charge of animal cruelty Tuesday in the case of a dog that was chemically burned last August.

Man found in contempt after exchange with magistrate

Adrian Stephen Porter was found in contempt of court while awaiting sentencing on a charge of common assault Tuesday in Magistrate Philippa McFarlane’s courtroom.

Narayana Health completes stock buyback of Health City

Health City Cayman Islands and American nonprofit healthcare company Ascension Health Ventures officially dissolved their partnership on Friday, when Narayana Health bought back 74.1 percent of the stock associated with the hospital for the sum of US$32.26 million.

No further ‘false-negative’ results in local HIV tests

The Cayman Island Health Services Authority reported last week that is has not found any more “false-negative” HIV tests since a trio were found from private healthcare facilities last March.

How not to do Machu Picchu

Everyone seemed to understand the commitment I had made. Except for me.

Iguanas knock out power for 1,200 CUC customers

The Caribbean Utilities Company experienced a brief power outage caused by iguanas on a power line on Tuesday. All four iguanas were killed from exposure to the power lines.

Cayman Cricket prepares for another big year

Cayman Cricket celebrated an eventful year and began crafting plans for 2018 at its annual general meeting in late December.

Cold snap comes to Cayman

Cayman is bracing for a Caribbean cold snap. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service sent out an advisory Wednesday regarding a seasonal cold front.

Plane requests landing due to strange smell

The customers and crew of a Cayman Airways plane experienced a whiff of uncertainty Wednesday, when an inbound flight from Chicago requested an “expedited landing” due to an unusual smell.

Local businessman Christian Sorensen found dead in home

Christian Sorensen, a businessman who designed and operated the Crystal Caves tourist attraction in North Side, was found unresponsive at his home in George Town and later pronounced dead on Dec. 23. Mr. Sorensen was 53 years old.

Bush arrested at casino, but ultimately not charged

The eyes of Cayman fell upon a foreign shore in July, when McKeeva Bush was arrested at a south Florida casino. Mr. Bush, the Cayman Islands Speaker of the House, was arrested by Seminole Police on July 17 for a misdemeanor case of one count of “touch or strike/battery” in Coconut Creek, Florida.

Hew: Too late to change music law for New Year’s Eve

There is no mechanism or “nuclear option” to make a change to the Music and Dance (Control) Law this close to New Year’s Eve, according to Commerce Minister Joey Hew.

Cayman boxers thrive at Caribbean Championships

The tenacity and perseverance of the Cayman Islands Boxing Association is beginning to reap dividends. A group of Cayman boxers participated in the Caribbean Championships in St. Lucia last week and brought home three gold medals, four silvers and a bronze for their efforts.

One out of 105 animal cruelty cases prosecuted

Out of more than 100 Department of Agriculture reports of animal cruelty and neglect cases in the past two years, one case has resulted in charges being filed in Summary Court.

Man given community service for assault on police officer

Seth Watler was given a 10-month suspended sentence and 100 hours of community service on Wednesday after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to a Cayman Islands police officer.

Online court records now expected in January

The Cayman Islands court system has made progress in its efforts to digitize its court records, and online registries are expected to be in place at some point in January of next year.

Cayman YMCA celebrates fifth anniversary

Five years since its creation, the Cayman Islands YMCA finds itself ingrained in the local community. More than 30 percent of school-age children are involved in at least one of the YMCA’s programs, and the next five years could see a rapid expansion of the activities available to the public.

Barking up the right tree

This Christmas, your best present might be attached to the tree instead of sitting under it. The holiday season has inspired the staff at Island Veterinary Services to go the extra mile in the interests of Cayman’s most vulnerable pets.

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV eliminated in Cayman

The World Health Organization on Friday placed the Cayman Islands on a list of countries that have eliminated the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.
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