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Archive for May, 2015

Open-water event a swimming success

Open-water event a swimming success

| 20/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A new-look course highlighted the 28th LIME 800m Sea Swim, which drew 106 participants swimming a loop that started and ended at Government House. The loop provided Cayman’s top open-water swimmers and tri-athletes the opportunity to navigate an unfamiliar course, round markers and swim with and against the current. For spectators, it was an easier course to view […]

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Teen gives back on her birthday

Teen gives back on her birthday

| 20/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A community-minded teen displayed the true spirit of giving when she asked that, instead of birthday gifts, donations be made to the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ (NCVO) Nadine Andreas Foster Home. Nina Ratcliffe recently celebrated her 14th birthday by requesting her friends and family donate to the foster home. In all, she raised $575 for […]

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Fire Service stresses safety for recruits

Fire Service stresses safety for recruits

| 20/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service recruits received extra training in job safety at a two-day course organised by the Department of Labour and Pensions. The occupational safety and health (OSH) course emphasised three core areas: safety management, job-hazard recognition and job-hazard analysis, which involved creating safety controls.

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Swimmers set to make a splash

Swimmers set to make a splash

| 21/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Stingray Swim Club (SSC) is hosting two swim meets this weekend, with events for competitors of all ages and covering a variety of distances. First up is Vigoro Nursery’s Friday Night Lights, a distance meet on 22 May for swimmers aged 11 and over. On 23 May, the Lions Sprint Meet is open […]

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DG’s charity race a runaway victory

DG’s charity race a runaway victory

| 21/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Deputy Governor’s 5K walk/run set a new record for donations, raising $50,000, more than double the $20,000 goal organisers had set to benefit Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI). The funds will be used to assist Special Olympians and chaperones in representing the Cayman Islands at the World Games in California in June.

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CIFA kicks off CONCACAF Women’s Day

CIFA kicks off CONCACAF Women’s Day

| 21/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) is commemorating the first CONCACAF Women’s Day on 23 May. The initiative was created by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football to provide an opportunity for member associations to convey the importance of developing women’s football.

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Time to glow for the National Trust

Time to glow for the National Trust

| 21/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s runners will get a chance to sparkle and shine at the second annual Glow Run 5K, set for Saturday, 6 June. The National Trust, in partnership with KPMG, is encouraging participants to “Light up the Night for a Brighter Future” by donning sparkling costumes, face paint, luminous accessories and flashing lights. Proceeds from […]

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Volunteers brighten up the Brac

Volunteers brighten up the Brac

| 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After cleaning the Long Beach coastline of Cayman Brac, volunteers from the Sustainable Sister Islands GREEN Team are heading underwater to spruce up the marine environment. Organisers are calling on divers, boaters, snorkellers and even though those who prefer to stay dry to join the effort, which begins 9 June at 11am.

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Webb ready to tackle second CONCACAF term

Webb ready to tackle second CONCACAF term

| 26/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After being reelected in April, Jeffrey Webb will be officially installed as CONCACAF president at the 65TH FIFA Congress in Zurich on Friday, 29 May. Webb was reelected unopposed by member associations from North and Central America, and the Caribbean at the confederation’s 30th Ordinary Congress, held in the Bahamas.

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Garden Club helps nurture National Gallery

Garden Club helps nurture National Gallery

| 26/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Garden Club of Grand Cayman (GCGC) has teamed with the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) and Growing Beauty Nursery to help maintain the community gardens surrounding the gallery’s three-acre site. At the first “gardening party” held in April, a group of Garden Club members assisted gallery staff and volunteers to replant, water […]

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Future of Cayman rugby looks bright

Future of Cayman rugby looks bright

| 27/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Junior Rugby took a record travelling party of more than 70 players to the Bahamas for the Freeport Junior Rugby Festival 2015 to play against teams from Freeport Rugby Club and Nassau Rugby Club. The teams represented were Under 19s, Under 14s, Under 12s and the Under 10s.

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Swim meets show off local talent

Swim meets show off local talent

| 27/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Last weekend’s Vigoro Nursery’s Friday Night Lights, a distance meet for athletes aged 11 and over; and the Lions Sprint event, open to all ages, marked another successful turn for competitive swimming in the Cayman Islands.

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Rotary Central enhances HSA services

Rotary Central enhances HSA services

| 27/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Rotary Central has facilitated the donation of four cardiac and vital sign monitors to the Health Services Authority (HSA), which should improve the provision of health care at Cayman Islands Hospital. Upon receiving the monitors, which are valued at more than US$30,000, HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood said she was thrilled with and most appreciative of […]

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CIAA head gains international degree

CIAA head gains international degree

| 28/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Dalton Watler, president of the Cayman Islands Athletic Association, has earned a sports management degree from the University of Lleida, Spain. Organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the philosophy behind the MEMOS (Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management) degree is to help professionals working in national or international sports bodies manage their organisations better.

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Public asked to pick favourite young filmmaker

Public asked to pick favourite young filmmaker

| 20/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Voting has opened to select the People’s Choice Award winner among the 15 finalists for the Young Image Makers (YIM) Short Film Competition. Organised by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, and part of CayFilm 2015, the YIM offers a chance for budding filmmakers to vie for the opportunity to attend a one-week movie camp run by […]

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‘Proud of Them’ campaign seeks names

‘Proud of Them’ campaign seeks names

| 19/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Nominations are now open for the “Proud of Them” programme, which recognises the positive achievements of young people throughout Cayman across a variety of fields. The National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Cayman Islands Government are jointly sponsoring the fourth round of this initiative. The nominees should be between 10 and 25 years old, and […]

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Cayman cycles for charity

Cayman cycles for charity

| 12/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s cyclists peddled for a good cause at the 2nd Annual Century Ride, raising $4,000 for Feed Our Future Cayman Islands. More than 100 people completed the ride, which was organised by the Cayman Islands Cycling Association (CICA). The course took participants through West Bay, George Town, South Sound, East End, Queens Highway (twice), Rum […]

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Race goes the distance for Meals on Wheels

Race goes the distance for Meals on Wheels

| 12/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): This year’s Off The Beaten Track (OTBT) ultra-marathon raised more than US$17,000, shared between local charity Meals on Wheels and the international Facing Africa. Individual and team runners covered 50 kilometres through Cayman’s back roads, bushes and beaches. The annual event always splits the funds raised between a local and international charity. Meals on Wheels, which received almost US$9,000 […]

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