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Archive for March, 2015

Civil servants go purple to raise cash for BBBS

Civil servants go purple to raise cash for BBBS

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Dressing up in purple last week helped civil servants raise $475 for Big Brothers and Big Sisters as well as raise awareness about the mentoring programme among public sector workers. Acting Deputy Governor Eric Bush led a team that presented a cheque to Big Brother Big Sister representative Angela Sealey on the steps of […]

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UCCI observatory images make headlines on line

UCCI observatory images make headlines on line

| 30/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Fantastic pictures taken by Bill Hrudey using the telescope at the UCCI Observatory of the largest solar flares the cosmic expert says he has ever seen made it to the front page of the international website, Spaceweather, last week. Hrudey’s pictures show what he described as a “humungous hedgerow solar prominence” on the sun, which […]

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Second draw ends Cayman’s World Cup hopes

Second draw ends Cayman’s World Cup hopes

| 30/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Despite holding Belize to a goal-less draw in the away leg, Cayman’s second 1-1 draw at home against the visitors on Sunday night ended the national team’s hopes of making it through to the next round. Despite the two draws, Belize’s goal in Cayman had the benefit of being the only away goal scored […]

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Casting call for talented teens for summer show

Casting call for talented teens for summer show

| 27/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Young At Arts (YAA) has opened its registration for talented students aged between 12 and 17 to take part in an award-winning musical production, which will be staged at the Harquail Theatre in August, as part of the six-week Butterfield Summer Intensive theatre arts course. An educational youth programme from the Cayman National Cultural […]

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Exhibition showcases Lighthouse artists

Exhibition showcases Lighthouse artists

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A collection of diverse work will be on display at the National Gallery this weekend for a special fundraiser for the Lighthouse School. The art exhibit and auction on Saturday evening includes a cross-section of work from the students at the school, and although designed to raise money, it is also a showcase for […]

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Local officials to work international games

Local officials to work international games

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) Four of Cayman’s local swimming officials will be taking part in the administration of two international meets this season. Adam Roberts, Tom McCallum, Michelle Bailey and Jacky Rowland are officiating at the Pan American Games and CARIFTA Swimming Championships.

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Kids turn favourite books into art

Kids turn favourite books into art

| 26/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A colourful exhibition of handcrafted story-boards by local students is on display at the George Town Public Library for four more days. Featuring posters produced for a competition that required young people to write analytically about a book of their choice some 34 young book-lovers from eight schools submitted entries.

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‘Who you fa?’ NT offers to help people find out.

‘Who you fa?’ NT offers to help people find out.

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local genealogy enthusiasts are offering to help local people find out exactly who they really are for in a genealogy speaker series hosted by the National Trust of the Cayman Islands. As Cayman grows and develops, the ancestry of the people living here gets more complicated and answering the question “who you fa?” gets […]

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LC coastal plants and reefs focus of research

LC coastal plants and reefs focus of research

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Fourteen students and a professor from Kean University in New Jersey were focusing not just on the coral reefs when they visited the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s Little Cayman Research Centre recently but the local coastal vegetation as well. Whilst at the LCRC, the research group studied the native flora growing along the islands’ […]

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Clifton Hunter conquers choir contest

Clifton Hunter conquers choir contest

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Students from Clifton Hunter High School dominated the Lions Club of Grand Cayman choir competition this weekend. At the first ever all-island Youth Choir Sing-off at the Lions Community Centre, the school’s Senior High Choir took the title of Youth Choir Champion 2015. Clifton Hunter also took first place in both the junior high and senior […]

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UK boys to join regional tournament in Cayman

UK boys to join regional tournament in Cayman

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): England’s National Under-15 Boys football team will be one of 35 teams visiting Cayman and Jamaica this summer to take part in this summer’s regional football contest, officials have revealed. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) said the August teen tournament will be the biggest the region has ever […]

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Crammer class offered for PR culture test

Crammer class offered for PR culture test

| 26/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The local college has teamed up the immigration department to offer a course to applicants for permanent residency to cram for the mandatory History and Culture Test, which can account for up to 20 of the 120 points people now need to achieve the right to live and work in Cayman and ultimately apply […]

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NGO offers funds for gender related projects

NGO offers funds for gender related projects

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Charities, community organisations and other not-for-profit groups are being invited to submit applications to the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation for grants to finance appropriate projects in the field of promoting gender equality. Running from 1 April until 22 May, this is the second grant cycle by the charity, which is encouraging those with relevant ongoing programmes […]

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Cayman to join international poetry celebrations

Cayman to join international poetry celebrations

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As the local talent pool of poets, storytellers and songwriters grows, the government has begun taking steps to join in UNESCO’s World Poetry Day next year. This year the day was marked earlier this month and Cayman took part in a limited way but the chief officer in the ministry responsible for culture, Jennifer Ahearn, said […]

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Swim club confirms new top coach

Swim club confirms new top coach

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Stingray Swim Club has confirmed that David Pursley has been appointed as head coach at the club, “heralding the start of a new and exciting chapter in the history of Stingray Swim Club (SSC)”. Pursley brings a wealth of experience with competitive age group through college level swimmers and has been immersed in swimming […]

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Cayman Open promises best ever tennis tournament

Cayman Open promises best ever tennis tournament

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS):  The Cayman Islands Tennis Club will be hosting an event this weekend hatt organizers have described as “the most competitive and best tournament that the Caribbean Region has seen in decades and the best that Cayman has ever put on”. Dominik Hrbaty, who used to be ATP 12 in the world, is taking part, as well […]

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JGHS grabs tree decorating prize

JGHS grabs tree decorating prize

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Students from John Gray High School walked away with $1,000 in arts supplies after clinching the top spot in the tree decorating competition at this year’s Cayfest Red Sky at Night festival. This is the third year that the Cayman National Cultural Foundation has run the contest in which trees at the Harquail Cultural Centre […]

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Lighthouse students embrace Heritage Arts

Lighthouse students embrace Heritage Arts

| 26/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As from September this year students at The Lighthouse School have been able to embrace local culture and heritage through the Cayman Traditional Arts Heritage Arts programme. The young students, who all have special educational needs, are enjoying the hands-on experience of making local crafts, candies and artwork and appreciating all that the programme […]

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