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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
World renowned chef Emeril Lagasse kicked the Cayman Cookout up a notch with a lunch event featuring his famous Cajun and Creole cuisine at Andiamo Thursday.
Chief Justice Anthony Smellie sounded an optimistic note in his ceremonial address opening the Grand Court on Wednesday, when he acknowledged a serious backlog in criminal cases but also saw an avenue for alleviation in the prospect of a freshly renovated Scotiabank building.
The Cay 9 Resort & Spa, helmed by Prentice Panton and Martin and Claudia Pilat, opened late in December and aims to offer Grand Cayman’s first boutique dog-boarding experience.
Kenneth Anthony Williams, a former contractor and sales representative for A. L. Thompson, was sentenced to nine months in prison Monday for theft and false accounting relating to a series of fraudulent transactions totaling $10,000.
Travis Jarrel Webb, who is charged with attempted murder and cruelty to a child in relation to a 3-year-old who was allegedly buried alive in November 2018, appeared in Grand Court on Friday.
Nadia Miranda Powery, a former accounts administrator for a real estate management company, pleaded guilty in Grand Court Friday to six counts of theft totaling more than US$400,000.
Luigi Moxam, the proprietor of Cayman Cabana, pleaded guilty to a number of labor-related offenses on Monday and not guilty to several charges of failing to make contributions to a pension plan.
A Grand Court jury on Friday unanimously convicted customs officer David Karl Lobo on one of two counts of being involved in smuggling cocaine into the Cayman Islands.
Jeffrey William Powery, a 32-year-old West Bay man, appeared in Summary Court Friday on a charge of attempted murder.
The lengthy jury trial of David Karl Lobo, a customs agent accused of being concerned in the importation of cocaine, wrapped up Thursday morning.
Customs officer David Karl Lobo took the stand in his own defense Thursday and Friday, offering testimony in the Grand Court trial of conspiracy to import cocaine.
A man with 37 previous convictions was sentenced to five years and four months in prison Friday for a pair of burglaries that occurred in September 2017.
Carlo Malik Webster Jr. was sentenced to five years and three months in prison Tuesday for stabbing a man at the Jungle Bar in March 2017.
An alleged conspirator in a plan to bring cocaine into the Cayman Islands gave evidence this week in the Grand Court trial of David Karl Lobo, 33, a Customs officer charged with conspiracy to import cocaine.
Valiyaveettil Josepeter was convicted in Grand Court for one count of indecent assault and acquitted on another Friday in a trial related to an incident at Smith Cove that occurred in February.
The theft and forgery case of Robert Todd Seward was delayed again on Friday as the Crown counsel and defense attorneys try to find a path to arraignment and trial.
Brandon Jamahl Beckett’s sentencing date for wrongful confinement, among other convictions, was pushed back due to the lack of a social inquiry report on Friday. He was also denied bail after an application by defense attorney Jonathon Hughes.
Mitchum Kenjo Wood was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday on a Grand Court burglary charge stemming from an incident in which the war medals of Cayman’s first governor, Athelstan Charles Long, were stolen in September last year.
Ronald Truman Bodden was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for an incident in which he stabbed two of his roommates and struck one of them in the head with a hammer.
Marty Dean Whittaker was sentenced to three years and eight months in Grand Court on Tuesday for a burglary charge.