Spencer FordinSpencer Fordin

Journalist

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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

Island Games opening ceremony on Saturday

It’s island time for the athletes of Cayman and many other exotic locales around the world.

Man sentenced to 6 years in drunk driving death

Wilfred Ellington Myles was sentenced to six years in prison and a 10-year disqualification from driving Wednesday for the April dangerous driving incident that resulted in the death of cyclist Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Kirzner.

Cayman aims to ace the competition at Island Games

They come from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience, but Cayman’s tennis players at the Island Games are all coalescing around a common goal: Getting the best of their ability.

Two additional suspects charged in smuggling case

Two additional people were charged with crimes Tuesday in relation to a private plane that allegedly brought gold and cash to Grand Cayman on 4 June.

Island Games: Cayman aims for renaissance of women’s basketball

Night after night, they are toiling in the shadows, preparing for their moment in the spotlight. Cayman’s national women’s basketball team has been practising four times a week at the First Baptist Church gym, sharpening their skills and hoping to get back on the Island Games medal stand for the first time since 2005.

Island Games champions looking for gold again

They have tasted the ultimate success and they are hungry for more.

Island Games: Table tennis stars ready for Gibraltar

The table tennis team, which consists of six players, has been working overtime in recent months under the tutelage of coach Oral Wiltshire, an internationally accredited instructor.

Fifty-two martial artists make the grade

More than 50 martial arts students made the grade earlier this month, when they demonstrated their skills in front of visiting masters.

Verdict appeal denied in immigration staffers’ cocaine case

Former immigration staffers Stephen Wayne Hurlston and Oscar Lee Watler had their appeal of a conviction for possession of cocaine with intent to supply dismissed in Grand Court Wednesday.

Bracket set for Cayman Islands Classic

The competitors in the Cayman Islands Classic finally know the lay of the land.

Trial involving rape of minor begins

The Grand Court trial of a George Town man accused of raping his stepsister multiple times when she was between the ages of five and 15 began Friday with a summation of the facts by crown counsel Darlene Oko. The trial is being conducted by judge alone in the courtroom of Justice Roger Chapple.

No fingerprints found in smuggling case

The two men accused of being engaged in smuggling after piloting a private plane carrying gold and cash to Grand Cayman were back in court on Thursday for a case management hearing.

Man sentenced to prison in wrongful confinement case

Brandon Jamahl Beckett was sentenced to 42 months in prison Wednesday for the wrongful confinement of a woman and a series of offences that breached his probation from previous sentences.

Surgery saved man stabbed in liver

For one man, the pageantry of Batabano this year quickly dissolved into a struggle for survival.

Hearing pushed back in Webster case

The case of former political candidate Errington Webster, who was sentenced to six years in March 2018 for indecent assault and gross indecency, was back in court on Wednesday, as the Crown seeks costs involved in his prosecution.

80 athletes to represent Cayman in Island Games

The Cayman Islands Athletic Association has announced the 80 athletes who will represent Cayman at the Island Games in Gibraltar, which will take place from 6-12 July.

Man gets community service, probation over bar fight

No conviction was recorded Monday in the case of a 36-year-old man who punched another man and broke his nose at a George Town bar last year.

Washington State presses on with rebuilding process

For the third time in a decade, Kyle Smith is taking on a basketball rebuilding project.

Trial date set for pensions and wages case

The proprietor of Cayman Cabana pleaded not guilty in court Monday to seven counts of failing to make contributions to a pension plan and 11 counts of failure to pay minimum wage.

Sentence reduced in theft conviction

The Grand Court heard the appeal of a woman convicted for theft and making a false document and determined Wednesday that both convictions were fairly made.
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