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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

Court officials consider free online access to records

Following a nebulous period of about two months when it appeared the Cayman Islands court system had tightened restrictions on public access to local court records, it now seems officials may be preparing to make those records freely available online.

Pair of drug suspects appear in court

Two men arrested in connection with a May 22 drug bust that yielded more than 100 pounds of ganja had an opportunity to plead to their respective charges on Tuesday.

Man held after cache of stolen goods found in ceiling

A local man was denied bail on two charges of handling stolen goods in Summary Court Monday after allegedly being found in possession of 15 stolen laptops and 15 stolen watches.

Sentencing delayed in indecent assault case

Sentencing was delayed Monday in the case of a former teacher’s aide who pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting four girls who were students at a government primary school in 2014.

Honduran who overstayed work permit to be deported

Leonidas Antolin Ruiz was sentenced to two months in prison and ordered to be deported to his homeland of Honduras Monday after pleading guilty to overstaying and working without a permit.

Champion House case delayed again

A case that has been pending for nearly a decade was extended again on Monday.
The $600,000 loan agreement between Forward Sports and the Cayman Islands Football Association was ostensibly concluded to assist with the construction of the National Training Center. - Photo: Matt Lamers

Football association hires independent auditor

The Cayman Islands Football Association announced Thursday that it has appointed Grant Thornton as an independent auditor following a competitive tender process approved by FIFA.

Express medical facility set to open its doors on Monday

Doctors Express, the newest medical treatment facility in Cayman, will open its doors Monday and begin treating patients for maladies ranging from simple colds to broken bones.

Tributes pour in for Justice Douglas

Friends and peers from the legal community paid tribute this week to the late Kipling Douglas.

UPDATED: Venue for Queen’s Birthday ceremony changed

It’s a celebration fit for a monarch. The Cayman Islands will mark the official 91st birthday of Queen Elizabeth II with a parade and ceremony Saturday morning. The ceremony, on the front steps of the Legislative Assembly Building, begins at 9 a.m. This will be followed by a garden party from 10-11:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Governor Helen Kilpatrick’s residence, Government House, on West Bay Road.

Wilimovsky, Twichell sweep sea swim races

Jordan Wilimovsky and Ashley Twichell each swept their events at the UANA-Flowers sea swims on Saturday and Monday. Wilimovsky, the winner of the Flowers one-mile swim on Saturday, was also the fastest male swimmer in the UANA men’s 10K on Monday in 2:06:04. UANA is the Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas.

15-year-old charged with wounding after stabbing

A 15-year-old boy appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm following the stabbing of a male teenager in George Town earlier this month.

Man charged in relation to shootings

Joshua Ebanks, a 24-year-old West Bay resident, was charged with possession of an imitation firearm Monday in a case arising from an early morning shooting on June 3.

25th annual Sea Swim draws thousands

The normally placid scene of Seven Mile Beach was transformed to a carnival Saturday, when thousands of participants and spectators flooded the area for the 25th edition of the Flowers Sea Swim.

Prominent swimmers join masses for Flowers Sea Swim

Swimmers of global distinction were among the 1,000-plus field in Saturday’s Flowers Sea Swim. Olympians Allison Schmitt and Megan Jendrick took part, along with Penny Pelfrey, who set a world record by swimming from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman.

Flowers Sea Swim to take over 7 Mile Beach

Recreational and Olympic swimmers will share the same strip of water Saturday, when the 25th Flowers Sea Swim takes place at Seven Mile Beach.
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National U-15 football team to train at Celtic ID camp

The Cayman Islands National U-15 football team is embarking on a trip to raise their profile and increase their chances of successfully competing on the international stage.

Nine recruits join prison service

The Cayman Islands Prison Service has nine new officers. The Prison Service has an annual class of recruits, and this year’s recruits were selected from a field of 207 applicants.

Man charged with firearm offense, dangerous driving

Leshawn Forrester, 23, was charged Tuesday with a pair of crimes stemming from a late-night weekend encounter with police in which he allegedly drove through a roadblock.

Cayman bodybuilder heading to Pro Elite competition

Cayman bodybuilder Damenian Maxwell is flexing his muscles on an international stage. Maxwell finished in third place in a competition in May, qualifying for the International Pro Elite World Championships.
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