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Golf tournament gets financial backing

The second annual Scotiabank golf tournament held in support of the Caring for Life Foundation has received financial support from the law firm Higgs & Johnson. Established in 2009, the foundation’s goal is to provide all Cayman Island residents with continually improving world-class healthcare. This is done by raising money to pay for equipment, making building and property improvements to health facilities and supporting research and education efforts that assist the Health Services Authority. ...

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Boxing aims for another successful year

The Cayman Islands Boxing Association is looking forward to another successful year, following its progress in 2011. According to Tommy Ebanks, president of the association, last year’s the success was ‘astronomical’, with some players registering up to 10 fights. He noted that this involved much travel, since there are no rival boxing clubs in the Cayman Islands. “It was a marvelous year and we hope to do more in the future,” he told Cayman Net News in an interview. ...

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The Caribbean’s largest solar power plant earmarked for Jamaica

Canadian company Solamon Energy Corporation has announced plans for a US $450 million solar power plant in Jamaica, the largest in the Caribbean. Solamon Senior Vice President Ainsley Brown said several parishes were being considered as future homes of one of three 50-acre plots that when conjoined will provide 60MW of clean electricity. ...

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British official promotes Caribbean private sector

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Ahead of his attendance at the UK-Caribbean Forum held on 20 January, British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, highlighted the major role of private sector investment in these difficult economic times. “The private sector is the engine of growth for our economies, so it is right that they frame the questions that we politicians will discuss. ...

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More gain, no pain

If you are like most adults, especially if you played high impact sports when you were younger, you probably had some kind of injury which makes you reluctant to exercise and are a bit more sedentary than you would really want to be. An injury doesn’t have to stop you from ever training again. Physical therapy is crucial to recovery. Then, certain exercise modifications are appropriate to work around sensitive joints and make muscle gain with no pain. With the assistance of my client, Neil Armstrong, we show you how to modify basic exercises. ...

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The Lord of time – revealed

The Scriptures, especially when read and expounded in church, are often the recourse we have to keep us in mind that there is a reality that goes beyond the calculations of our own plans. We all know what it is to be held up in our plans by unforeseen events of one kind or another, ranging from some minor sickness to some more significant disaster such as a hurricane. Some plans of ours too may be advanced in a way we had not envisaged by factors over which we have no personal control. A letter or email may arrive which one was not expecting that has the potential to change the course of one’s life. The Scriptures point us to a Providential God working out things according to His timing rather than ours, even working into His good purpose the minor and major hold-ups and disasters that we experience and that discountenance us from time to time. ...

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The war against crime – replacing veterans with raw recruits

A stranger phoned me the other day with an immigration problem. Domiciled in Cayman for nineteen years, no criminal record, owns a block of land in West Bay – yet he is on his final Work Permit, and is under notice to leave the Islands by the end of March. Is there anything in local human-rights law that would allow him to stay? I had to tell him, as gently as I could, that there is no human-rights law in C ...

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Concerned Citizens clarify petition numbers

The Concerned Citizens Group, which last year organised a petition against proposed changes to the West Bay Road, has moved to clarify press reports regarding signatures on the petition, which was presented to His Excellency the Governor on 12 December. Speaking on Thursday, 19 January at the John A Cumber School Hall, Ms Alice Mae Coe, leader of the group, criticised media reports that portrayed the group ...

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Job loss: constructive dismissal

Imagine this. You are working in a top level position for 12 years and no-one mentions that you are not doing your job or that you are doing a poor job. You have been with the organisation for more than 30 years. A stranger arrives on the scene, and suddenly you are told that you can no longer meet with your supervisors, you can no longer make decisions and your name is deleted from the e-mail list. Oh, and ...

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Groundbreaking nears for CEC

Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) will be having its groundbreaking ceremony in the Savannah of Grand Cayman in March this year, according to Hillary McKenzie-Cahill, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. Speaking at the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce BE INFORMED series on Wednesday, 25 January, the VP further noted that CEC was ready to start its operations with six tenants who would be mo ...

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