Spencer FordinSpencer Fordin

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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

Department of Environment conducts genetic testing of green iguanas

The Department of Environment is compiling a library of green iguana genetics to determine whether the first documented case of hybridization with the rock iguana on the Sister Islands was a fluke or a pattern.

Future of spine surgery takes center stage in Cayman

The future of spinal cord surgery will be cheaper and will not involve rods or screws, according to surgeons who visited Cayman last week to speak about the latest advances in ultrasonic surgery.

Volunteers save turtle hatchlings from storm

Hurricane Michael may have bypassed Grand Cayman, but it still posed a serious danger to local wildlife. A Department of Environment team responded to the crisis on Monday and Tuesday by going around the island and saving more than 500 turtle hatchlings from the high seas associated with the storm.

No conviction recorded in Adam assault trial

The trial of former government minister Mike Adam concluded Tuesday with Magistrate Grace Donalds finding there was a case to be made for common assault, but electing not to record a conviction.

Caribbean musician feted for lifetime achievement

Earl La Pierre has spent his life bringing Caribbean rhythms to the world. And now, the world is thanking him for it.

Storm strengthens to hurricane, tracks away from Cayman

Hurricane Michael strengthened and continued its trajectory northward on Monday, tracking away from the Caribbean and toward the southeastern United States. Michael was classified as a Category 1 hurricane as of 10 a.m. Cayman time on Monday, when its maximum sustained winds were measured at 75 mph.

Graduation for new border patrol agents

The Customs and Immigration Departments became a little more robust on Friday.

‘George Town manager’ appointed in revitalization plan

The Cayman Islands government has appointed a “George Town manager” as part of its plans for a new revitalization project to breathe new life into the islands’ capital.

Local runners prep for Cayman Islands Triathlon

Cayman’s fitness enthusiasts are gearing up to run, bike and swim their way to the finish line.

Cayman development plan to be updated

For generations, the urban plan in the Cayman Islands has been dictated by changing circumstances.

Roads authority takes on safety for drivers, pedestrians

The welfare of drivers and pedestrians in the Cayman Islands took center stage at The Ritz-Carlton on Monday as the National Roads Authority staged the first day of a four-day Road Safety Conference.

Peacocks appear on Cayman road

Some colorful critters are peeking out from the side of Cayman roads.

North Side man pleads not guilty in murder inquiry

Waylon Timothy Rivers appeared in Grand Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty in the murder of his father, Timothy Rivers. The 19-year-old will next appear in court on Oct. 26.

Man pleads not guilty in attempted rape case

A man appeared in court on Friday and pleaded not guilty to attempted rape and indecent assault from an incident that occurred early in September. No trial date has been set.

Local golf course listed among world’s best

The Ritz-Carlton is receiving some impressive accolades in the golf world.

No surprises expected for Tropical Storm Kirk

Tropical Storm Kirk continued its westward trek through the Lesser Antilles on Thursday, and it was measured at 2 p.m. AST with a maximum sustained wind speed of 50 mph.

Tropical Storm Kirk expected to weaken by weekend

There’s a newly invigorated storm on the horizon, but analysts do not expect it to threaten Cayman.
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Exotic and native trees on display at Botanic Park

Go for the blue iguanas. Stay for the exotic trees.
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Yellow mastic tree thrives in Grand Cayman’s inland forest

The Mastic Trail, named for the native yellow mastic tree, provides a glimpse to a part of Cayman that has existed in its present form for millions of years. And in the middle of the trail, there’s a majestic specimen of yellow mastic that has likely been standing since the days of Christopher Columbus.

Homes sought for 32 dogs surrendered to Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture removed 32 dogs from a single home in Cayman on Wednesday and issued an appeal to local animal welfare societies to try to find homes for them.
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