Tammi returns to telly to take on top job

| 09/01/2019 | 59 Comments
Cayman News Service

Tammi Sulliman

(CNS): The local television station, Cayman 27, which is now owned by Hurley’s Media Ltd, welcomed back veteran journalist Tammi Sulliman this month to manage its news, community content, programming and operations. Sulliman, who is originally from Trinidad and has worked in the news business for more than 18 years, joined Cayman Net News as a print journalist in 2007 before transitioning to TV. Since moving to Cayman, she has worked as a reporter and talk show host and was Cayman 27’s news director before she left in 2016 to work for the islands’ largest developer, the Dart Group, dealing with public relations.

However, Sulliman is returning to the news room, where she will host a weekly political talk show, as well as anchor the news on occasion and co-host the station’s talk show, Cayman Crosstalk, which is simultaneously broadcast across both Cayman 27 and Rooster 101.9.

“It is a privilege to once again serve the Cayman Islands community through local news, sports and community content,” Sulliman said. “Coming back to Cayman 27 allows me to work together with a committed team to ensure the production and dissemination of accurate information, balanced coverage and quality entertainment. Equally important to me is the continued training of young Caymanians in the fields of journalism and television production, a service Cayman 27 has been providing since its inception in 1992.”

The station’s owner and managing director of Hurley’s Media, Randy Merren, was clearly delighted to have this popular and talented news veteran back on the team.

“We are happy to welcome Tammi back home to Cayman 27, where she served the country for more than a decade, covering political and social issues,” he said. “Tammi brings with her institutional knowledge and experience of television and the local landscape. Her earned credibility will serve to enhance the work we do at the TV station, bringing the stories and programming that matters most to the people of the Cayman Islands.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Tammi is a true professional and a lovely person. She loves Cayman and our people, and she loves news. She works hard to be impartial and she is extremely intelligent, I’ve had the pleasure of working with her, and can honestly say that she is a very encouraging and supportive person. There isn’t a small-minded bone in her body, and I am very happy for her and for Cayman 27. She is back doing what she loves, and the organization has a very competent leader in her. Wishing her all the very best. Go Tammi!

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  2. Debbie does Dullards says:

    Tammi? You are a Caymanian celebrity and loved.

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    • OLD Caymanian Captain says:

      Do you believe that you are you are getting Ms Tammy for free , Someone has to pay for her .

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      • Anonymous says:

        Dart has lots of money. It won’t be a handicap for him to take care of the bills. Dart will own it all. Soon come.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Tammy is one hot lady. She alone can stop traffic. A lady that is this much eye candy is always needed in this world of haters and negativity or other negative people. You go girl!!!
    Take it away and seize the day girlfriend!!!
    You will go far. You don’t have to manage any men. You are your perfect self with a golden voice at that.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I am a Tammi fan but this comment is really inappropriate. Her looks have nothing to do with her brain and her wit. Her value should be solely based on what she brings to the station.

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      • Anonymous says:

        It’s astounding the crap me yell at me when I’m walking on the anywhere! Even in my car if the window is down!. No respect for women here.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    People still watch that shit? What channel is it on Dish Network?

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Wow! I did a double take tonight when I heard her voice..Welcome back Tammi! The other news anchors are good but you have been sorely missed…Congrats on the new position..

    Please stay away from Woody and Crosstalk…That type of negativity and BS no one needs.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Did you all hear Woody this morning? Frigging this and frigging that and ass this and ass that? What a disgrace he is to the listening public!! If Randy don’t remove him, could someone remove Randy? Uncle Dart, I’m talking to you!! You own the damn thing!!!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Has she stopped working for Dart? If not, I’ll boycott all of Hurley’s Media.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Grow up

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      • Anonymous says:

        It’s just another media outlet to feed the Dart propaganda to the people. Why did they need to hire her of all people?

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        • Anonymous says:

          She was always objective. I hope she brings that quality back. There’s no one else I can think of who can carry out the task as adeptly and professionally as she has in the past.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Now that you have said your bit 6:49pm – why don’t you do the same?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Don’t expect any objective coverage on environmental issues.

        The Progressives gone clear. Developers gone clear. Pinnacle and Hurley’s produce #paidcontent posing as #news. CNS is anti-government and pro conservation.

        Where is the objective, factual news and quality content going to come from?

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        • Anonymous says:

          CNS is hardly anti-government. Perhaps they are anti-stupidity from our local crooks?

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        • Anonymous says:

          In the past Tammi covered the environment objectively and factually. Her body of work over the years speaks for itself. Whether that changes now remains to be seen, but I doubt she will want to mar her credibility.

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  7. anonymous says:

    A smart lady with pleasing personality who arrived here after her father was appointed Managing Director of Scotiabank & Trust Cayman. Her dad had a very engaging personality and she surely takes after him and is surely back where she belongs.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Tammi is good…would be great if she toned down her accent ..to a more neutral accent…one that is not distracting…and before you start bashing me…this is typical and expected of broadcast journalists.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Define neutral accent. American? Cha.

      Forget you and your “neutral” accent.. No one should have to change to that from their NATURAL accent.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I love Tammi’s accent! Not as harsh as other accents from that country. Yet it’s definitely Caribbean. Don’t change a thing Tammi!

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    • Anonymous says:

      You’ve got to be joking. What else should she do? Be more likeable? More feminine? Taller? Shorter? Wear more pink? All Tammi should do is be eloquent any impartial. People have accents. Get over it.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back Tammy where you can use your well honed skills. i often wondered if you weren’t under- utilized over there?

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully she can bring some much needed changes with her to Cayman27
    (though I doubt it)

    Watching their broadcasts or coverage has always seemed to me like the inmates are running the asylum
    They have done little more than repeat government talking points in recent years

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Let’s see how long it takes woody to let her talk. That guy really knows how to drag on any thought. Good luck Tammi, always liked you!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Personally I think a talk show should have only one host- a host and his/her guest(s) is enough. Woody like Austin tries too har and like the sound of their own voices too much. Move over Woody.

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      • Anonymous says:

        But , without Woody, I submit to you to be honest and I’m not gonna lie, whom would articulate section 16 for us..?

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Stay tuned as the plan develops

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  13. Anonymous says:

    I dont think Tammi can stop the verbal garbage spewed each morning on Rooster!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Anything is better than what’s happening right now! Tammi is a class act, and her presence and input should help to make it bearable.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Haven’t watched Crosstalk in over a year!! Can’t take Woody and his foolish talking all the time. He never gives the guests a chance to say very much. Spends the whole time giving his own opinions. You want to bite on steel when he starts an interview.

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        • Anonymous says:

          It’s so true. It’s like just introduce them and get to the point! Also, tammi, can you get him to stop yelling the subway sponsorship? It was funny once. Over it.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Lol how fitting..Lets keep an eye on this move. I’ll await further details.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Tammi! You have been missed on TV..

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Nothing against this lady particularly, but why can’t a Caymanian handle this job?

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    • Anonymous says:

      In every country all over the WORLD there are diverse nationalities as news presenters.
      Get over yourself!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh come on, give it a rest, if you really think that we Camanians are by birthright the best at doing every job in the country then you’re delusional. Just recognise that we can’t do everything and quit moaning about it.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Find me a TV anchor who is Caymanian with 15 years experience front line and production then ask them would they work for the money? They all went State side I’m afraid.. Plus her Dad was here for years before..

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    • Anonymous says:

      For what she has done for this country over the years, Tammi is Caymanian to many of us born Caymanians. She truly cares for us and our country, and as a fellow Caribbean nationality, she understands us and learned our ways. Her parents lived here for many years too and she comes from good people. She was the reason I watched Cayman 27 because I could trust her reports to be fair and correct. Election coverage is not the same without her. Thank you for coming back Tammi!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Clearly not….

    • Anonymous says:

      Tammi is more Caymanian that most of us..She came here, made this her home, supports Caymanians and has excelled in everything she does…She is the type of new Caymanian we want and should welcome..

      Welcome back Tammi! you are the best and don’t let these small minded people get you down..

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    • Anonymous says:

      Nothing wrong with Trini’s. Part of the Caribbean nation.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Still working for Papa Dart though and gonna make sure the anti port & development propaganda gets toned down now!

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  18. Anonymous says:

    she good…hope she improves the usual drivel on crosstalk

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