August 8, 2020

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At the age of 66 Frank Flowers long record of consecutive running every day since 1977 came to an end on November 4th 2013 when he was admitted into hospital for a replacement surgery to his right knee.

In those 36 years Flowers has run more than 5,000 miles a year that equates to an average of 100 miles a week.

Flowers consecutive running all that time must be one of the longest records held in the whole of the Caribbean.

His love for promoting sea swims started in 1986 when he found he could no longer compete in road marathons anymore.

 

Cayman’s scouts getting a new home

The Scouts Association will be moving into a new home in March 2014.

A new building is being constructed off Walkers Road, George Town and will house Cayman Scouts, Beavers, Cub Scouts and leaders, including providing administrative offices, an assembly hall, meeting rooms, scout shop, offices for the Girl Guides and Girl Brigades Associations, storage space and attic space.

It will also be a place where parents, visitors and friends of the scouts can be welcomed.

Scouts Chief Commissioner Orrett Connor said the Scouts Association is grateful for the unrelenting effort of their main benefactor, Charles Jennings, who contributed a significant amount of his time and money toward the project, and to financial contributors Aall Foundation, Dart, Philip Barnes, Maples & Calder and multiple individuals and businesses.

He also thanked the “ Cayman Islands Government for the peppercorn lease of the land for an initial 33 years with the ability to renew for two additional 33-year periods.”

 

star Bravo returns home from tour

The West Indies are already without injured players Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard and now in form Darren Bravo has returned to the Caribbean for “personal reasons.”

The remaining team members have still to play three ODIs and a pair of Twenty20 matches.

 

Immigration chief arrested during police road safety crackdown

CITN/Cayman27 have reported that the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service arrested Gary Wong, Cayman Islands Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, after being involved in a traffic accident early Saturday (28) morning.

Wong has been allegedly arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Wong is also head of the Cayman Islands Immigration Enforceme

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