Spencer FordinSpencer Fordin

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108
T: 345-815-0007
E: [email protected]

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

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.

Young Caymanian wins laurels at Florida film festival

Teri Quappe is making a splash. The Caymanian filmmaker saw her short film, “Interloper,” earn the designation of Best Experimental Short Film at the Cutting Edge Film Festival in Pompano Beach, Florida last week.

Pirates plan a plastic-free festival

Cayman’s Tourism Attraction Board is making a pitch to make this year’s Pirates Week Festival a more eco-friendly one with its Pirates Against Plastic campaign.

American visitor pleads guilty to importing ganja

Garfield Spence, an American visitor who was apprehended at Owen Roberts International Airport on Saturday, pleaded guilty in Summary Court Wednesday to importation of ganja.

Airline employee charged with possessing ganja

An American visitor was denied bail when he appeared in Summary Court Tuesday on a charge of possession of 5.8 ounces of ganja, which was seized at Owen Roberts International Airport.

Man pleads not guilty to Humane Society burglaries

Former Cayman Islands Humane Society employee Ricky Johnny Alvarado, who is accused of four charges of burglary at the animal shelter’s property on North Sound Road, pleaded not guilty in Grand Court Friday.

Taxi driver in court on death by careless driving charge

Taxi driver Roy Clivey Tamasa, charged in the death of pedestrian Dr. Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie outside Owen Roberts International Airport in July last year, appeared in Grand Court on Friday.

No online court records until 2019

Cayman’s push to computerize its court records will not be completed this year.

Cayman climbers embark on trek to the Himalayas

Eight Cayman residents are journeying from sea level to the roof of the world.

Police football club fundraises for overseas tournament

Cayman’s law enforcement community is seeking some support from the public at large.

KPMG delivers lecture on cybersecurity to students

It’s never too early to think about the perils of the internet.

Community pitches in to beautify park

The playground at Watler’s Community Park is about to get some help from society at large.

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.
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