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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Fire the Copywriter. I recently got an email from Scuba Diving magazine with the headline, "Are You a Guerrilla Diver?" It was about the joys of the Cayman Islands. Whoever wrote the headline probably had heard the words, never read them but tossed them in, thinking the term clever. Of course, the proper term is "Gorilla Diver," meaning one who pushes or exceeds the limits, a concept neither Scuba Diving nor the Caymans would, heaven forbid, ever dare mention or ever acknowledge, except in error.

Pirates Point to Continue. There will be a memorial for Gladys Howard, Pirates Point's recently deceased owner, at Little Cayman Baptist Church on December 17 at 6 p.m. If you want to participate, email On December 18, in celebration of Howard's life, Little Cayman will have a costume parade, starting at Southern Cross Club at 5:30 p.m. and ending at Pirates Point for an open house, with food, a cash bar and dancing until 10 p.m. Also, Pirates Point will keep on trucking. Divemaster Gay Morse tells us that Howard's daughter, Susan, will keep the resort "and let us continue with the hospitality, food and diving we are known for. Of course, no one can replace Gladys, but . . . we get to continue on with our dream. It was definitely a committed relationship between all of us and Gladys that kept the resort so special."...

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