CYDEC Conference 2019

Kent “Biggie” Rankin laid to rest

The funeral service of one of Cayman’s most prominent business men, Kent “Biggie” Rankin, took place over the weekend and many were in attendance. People from all different walks of life were present at Mr. Rankin’s funeral from high and low places and police personnel was present at the funeral, directing the traffic of what will be remembered as one of the biggest funeral services since the start of the year.

Mr. Rankin will be missed by family members, friends, politicians and former employees, all of who made the trip to the Church of God Universal in George Town from districts all over Cayman. The interment was later held at the Garden Of Reflections Cemetery in South Sound, where the congregation jumped into their cars, some in coaster buses, all loaded up then headed to the grave side.

Opposition Leader Hon. McKeeva Bush says Cayman has lost an outstanding son and that Mr. Rankin was not keen on advertising the things he did for others. Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin says the passing of “Biggie” Rankin has left a huge void and says that Mr. Rankin was a powerful force in Cayman’s society.

The funeral was attended by family from all over Cayman, as well as many who traveled by plane all in the hopes to attend the funeral service for the “man with the farm.”

Biggie Rankin passed at the age of 71 after facing complications of cancer. He was once named Cayman’s crop farmer of the year.


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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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