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Business in brief

A roundup of business happenings.

Families join for scramble

Junior golf is organized every Sunday morning at the North Sound Golf Club but there was a special event last week.

Jarvis holes double delight

Andrew Jarvis celebrated his birthday in style at the North Sound Golf course - by getting a hole in one.

Keegan to boost Sunset funds

Sunset Football Club has another football superstar visiting here in the summer - former England captain and manager Kevin Keegan.

Widmer must wait for selection

Cayman’s top golfers are vying for team selection again at the North Sound Golf Club this weekend and for Samantha Widmer even if she has the best round she will have to wait for selection.

Is potty training grounds for divorce?

Many experts have a list of questions you should ask to determine if your child is ready. Lisa Boushy explores the topic with trepidation.

 

Irish Jog is so much fun that even leprechauns compete

The St. Patrick’s Day 5k Irish Jog will bring the usual mix of runners and walkers out in their masses for a worthy cause.

St. Ignatius tees up another scramble fundraiser

The St. Ignatius Golf Scramble is approaching and it looks like it will raise another hefty amount for the Catholic School.

CARIFTA aces needed two times

The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association has selected its team for the 2015 CARIFTA championships in Barbados.

Chamber wants local hiring commitments

The Chamber of Commerce is urging government to secure contractual agreements to protect local businesses and jobs when it negotiates large-scale public-private partnerships with overseas developers.

Teed up for Island Games spots

Local golfers are in full swing as they prepare for major tournaments this summer.

Moore breezes through bluster

Cayman’s top golfers are vying for selection for the national team and round three of six qualifiers was completed at the North Sound Golf Club on Saturday.

Valentine's Mile loved by Lewis

Teenage runner Tahj Lewis is considerably richer this week since the weekend after winning one of the shortest races on the local calendar which also happens to be one of the most rewarding.

Cayman Special Olympics team to play new sports

Cayman’s 54-member Special Olympic team will be the largest ever to attend the Special World Games this summer in Los Angeles, and will compete for the first time in both football and basketball.

Ironwood: Economic driver for Grand Cayman's 'other half'

The possible impact of the Ironwood development, over the long term, is far greater than the creation of temporary jobs or the one-time injection of funds into the Cayman Islands economy.

Ironwood: Road project to create 200 jobs

Developer Ironwood says local companies and workers will be hired on all aspects of the highway construction project, estimating that the public-private partnership will create around 200 jobs.

New Dart deal: Cayman's next 'Golden Age'

Premier Alden McLaughlin's support for, and facilitation of, Dart's plans are welcome developments worthy of applause.

State of the Nation: Dart, government reach agreement

The government has reached a resolution to the lingering negotiations over an agreement between Cayman’s National Road Authority and Dart Realty, with each side getting something it wanted.

Ross and Wight top scored as Island Games process continues

The second round of Cayman golf’s national team qualifiers was held at Blue Tip at the Ritz-Carlton over the weekend and there were some impressive rounds scored.

Luxury North Sound development under way

Caymanian developer Lewis Ebanks broke ground Monday on a US$200 million luxury condo complex overlooking the North Sound.

Widmer tees up in Bahamas

Cayman’s top female golfer Samantha Widmer is playing in one of the region’s prestigious tournaments from Sunday.

'Aldenomics': Cayman's economy too hot to handle?

During a recent TV interview, Premier Alden McLaughlin issued what is, perhaps, an extraordinary warning in regard to the economics of the Cayman Islands.

Entrants geared up to take cars if drives go straight in

The Captain Theo Bodden Memorial Golf Tournament is offering a brand new 2015 Kia Optima or a luxurious 2015 Lincoln MKC as the star prize for anyone who manages a hole-in-one.

New Chamber boss: Cayman poised for growth

Island Paving boss Barry Bodden took over the helm of the Chamber of Commerce promising a quieter style, but equally forceful advocacy, to his predecessor, the outspoken Johann Moxam.

Champs quickly back in swing

Michael and Peyton Wight played well in the first of six rounds of qualifying for the Cayman Islands national team at the North Sound Golf Club over the weekend.

Special athletes set for World Games

Cayman’s Special Olympics athletes are preparing for the biggest international sports event of 2015, the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Golf run hailed for success

Grand Cayman is so flat that when runners negotiated the undulating layout of the North South Golf Course on Saturday. in the island's first cross country race, their legs were screaming for mercy at the end.

Larner tees up unique race

Road runners get a rare chance to test themselves over different terrain this weekend with a new event, the inaugural Cayman Cross Country race.

Plenty on offer to get fit again

Numerous sports events and activities are coming up in the Cayman Islands for those who want to stick to their New Year’s resolution to get healthier and exercise more.

Opposition Leader's New Year's message

New Year's message from Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush.

North Sound welcomes developments

North Sound Golf Club feels it is ready to handle changes to Cayman’s greens.

Crellin lasted well to tee herself up with Stableford prize

Fiona Crellin secured herself a Christmas gift when she took home the top spot in the 2014 CIGA Year Long Stableford Competition.

One year later: Tire fire threat remains

One year after the dramatic landfill fire that sent large plumes of black smoke billowing across Grand Cayman, a half-million discarded tires remain at the site.

Cayman Islands Golf Invitational boosts North Sound club

As local golf readies for new courses, a celebrity tournament aided the sole 18-hole venue.

Blue Tip teed up

A former site for golf tournaments figures to get more use in the new year.

Legends loved swinging by here

The Cayman Islands continue to be a favorite spot for international golf stars.

Bismillah and Woodhouse win golf victory

The Cayman Islands Golf Association Pairs tournament had another excellent turnout at the North Sound Golf Club on Saturday.

Hedge Funds Care aids charities

The Hedge Funds Care benefit gala at The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman on Saturday night raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities that help prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Bud Light drink up strong finish

Bud Light have plenty to be merry about on the diamond.

Movember celebrates a decade of moustaches and fundraising

Each November involves the curious sight of many men in Cayman sporting large moustaches of all shapes and sizes.

Ironwood developer: East-West highway extension to cost $50M

A planned 10-mile extension to the East-West Arterial Highway to pave the way for a new golf resort will cost around $50 million to complete and construction could begin before Christmas, developer Ironwood said this week.

Funding for eastern roads still unclear

The construction of two new roads through Grand Cayman’s eastern districts, which would appear to be crucial for future economic development, is in doubt over questions of available funding.

Cousin in court on wounding charge

A man is charged with wounding, carrying offensive weapons and causing intentional harassment, alarm and distress after an incident involving his cousin.

North Sound condo project approved

A US$200 million development to create an ocean-front community, featuring 123 luxury condos and town houses overlooking the North Sound has been given the green light.

Get your ‘Mo’ on for charity

During “MOvember,” men are encouraged to put away their razors and grow out their best moustache to support the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Government duped over sports event

Two ministries in the Cayman Islands government paid $25,000 each for a sporting event that never happened.

Cayman charities: Opening our hearts — and wallets

The efforts of "Marathon Man" Derek Haines and supporters may be the singular act of charity this year, but they aren't the only people in Cayman in a persistent "giving mood."

Residents hit the links to raise $44,000 for Red Cross

A golfing tournament held earlier this month raised more than $44,000 for the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

Teed up to claim $1m but nobody holed it

The Cayman Crime Stoppers Million Dollar Shootout Golf Tournament attracted over eager golfers on Oct. 10 at the North Sound Golf Club.

Ribbins is champ

The Cayman Islands Golf Association held the annual President’s Trophy competition over the weekend at the North Sound Golf Club.

Rock Iguana survey planned

A population survey on the Rock Iguana reptile species in Little Cayman will be carried out before the year is out.

Haines fund reaches $700,000

Derek Haines is well on his way to the magic $1 million mark after the summer lull, with two marathons to go.

A cool million for a golfing hole-in-one

Crime Stoppers will give $1 million to anyone who makes a hole-in-one during its annual golf tournament.

Purton holes two as juniors tee off

Cayman’s fledgling golfers competed for the title of Junior Island Champion at the North Sound Club over the weekend.

Slatter holes Hall of Fame spot after lifetime of excellence

At the recent Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships in Puerto Rico, Bob Slatter was honored by being inducted into the Caribbean Golf Hall of Fame.

Appleby shot ahead

Appleby staved off both threatening skies and challenges to their leader board position to claim the inaugural North Sound Golf Club Corporate League championship.

Charity calls for community support

A lack of support this year has prompted the Cayman Islands Red Cross to ask for more help to raise money for its various programs.

Walker out-sprints Acker again

The Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants held its 5K run/walk on Saturday at the North Sound Golf Club.

McGee Classic gets called off

Logistical problems lead to the cancellation of an upcoming sports spectacle.

Business in brief

A roundup of business briefs from the community.

Mixed results for Consolidated Water

Higher retail water revenues offset lower bulk water sales for Consolidated Water in the second quarter of 2014, resulting in flat net income attributable to shareholders compared to the same period 2013.

Accountants calculate their strides for Red Cross aid

Local financial services are supporting the Cayman Islands Red Cross through sports.

Two bidders for dump tire mountain

Two companies may be willing to take the George Town landfill tires off Cayman's hands.

Widmer putts in great effort

Cayman’s top golfers recently wrapped up play in Puerto Rico.

Bringing consistency to Customs policy

Believe it or not, we empathize with the plight of Collector of Customs Samantha Bennett.

Tourism zoning sought for Ritz-Carlton property

An application has been submitted to permit tourism development on more than 200 acres of land surrounding the Ritz Carlton.

North sound in full swing

North Sound Golf Club’s inaugural Social Corporate League has been running for several weeks and Appleby tops the leader board by a narrow margin.

Flashy Nation donates $760

Flashy Nation donated $760 to the Department of Children and Family Services following its successful second annual 5K run held earlier this month.

Jarvis at Open was inspired by McIlroy

Anyone who watched any of Rory McIlroy’s thrilling victory at The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in England on Sunday will have some idea of what a links golf course is like.

San Francisco next for Haines

Derek Haines takes on the fourth of his six marathons as part of a bid to raise $1 million for a new building in Camana Bay for Cayman HospiceCare this weekend.

McIlroy aims to emulate legends

Rory McIlroy said he wants to dominate golf following his Open Championship success on Sunday and emulate legends Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

McIlroy makes dad’s faith in him as a kid a shrewd ‘investment’

Rory McIlroy won his third major in as many years with a two-shot victory from Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler in the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and in so doing made his father Gerry a lot of money.

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