Archive for June, 2015

Charity campaign proves every second counts

Charity campaign proves every second counts

| 25/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Aon Cayman is challenging everyone to “be a hero and do something amazing with your extra second”. On 30 June at midnight the atomic clock gains a ‘leap second’ to keep it synced with the earth’s rotation. Because the earth’s spin is not constant, scientists created the atomic clock in the 1950s to keep […]

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Braccanal organisers give back

Braccanal organisers give back

| 25/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The volunteers behind the annual Braccanal Carnival have donated the funds remaining from the 2015 festivities to three local charities. The Braccanal committee has given $150 to the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac (the founders of Braccanal), $100 to the Cayman Islands Outreach Programme and $200 to the Kirkconnell Community Care Centre for the elderly.

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Crisis Centre elects new executive

Crisis Centre elects new executive

| 25/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Cayman’s only women’s shelter, elected a new executive committee at its recent annual general meeting. Denise Gower will take the helm as chair of the organisation, with Melisa Johnson the vice chair. Zena Merren-Chin was re-elected secretary and William Fleury was re-elected treasurer. The other board members are Richard […]

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Kickoff next month for referee course

Kickoff next month for referee course

| 24/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A training course for referees will be held next month to certify anyone interested in officiating games for local Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) leagues. CIFA and the association’s referees’ department will be conducting a beginners’ course from 12-19 July at the George Town Primary School. The course will train individuals who wish to […]

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Glow Run shines for fun and charity

Glow Run shines for fun and charity

| 24/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The second annual Glow Run 5K attracted 635 registered runners, doubling last year’s participation. The National Trust for the Cayman Islands partnered with KPMG to host the 22 June event in which runners came dressed in brightly coloured costumes, face paint, luminous accessories and flashing lights.

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Top equestrians honoured at awards event

Top equestrians honoured at awards event

| 24/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) recently celebrated the winners of their dressage and jumping leagues for 2015. About 100 people attended the event to find out who had won the coveted champion and reserve champion titles in the National Dressage Championship and the National Jumping Series.

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Academy Sports Club wins U-12 football rally

Academy Sports Club wins U-12 football rally

| 24/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An Academy Sports Club team has won the recent Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) under-12 rally, going undefeated in all their matches. The Academy White team beat the Sunset Eagles 3-0 in the final. All together, seven teams participated, representing Academy Sports Club, Alliance Football Club, Future Sports Club, George Town Sports Club, and […]

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Cayman catches the Olympic spirit

Cayman catches the Olympic spirit

| 22/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The annual Olympic Day celebrations have begun, to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. Hosted by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC), events continue all this week through to 28 June with national sports federations holding various events. On 23 June, Olympic Day is […]

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Programme brings local culture to students

Programme brings local culture to students

| 22/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): First installed within the general school curriculum almost two years ago, the Heritage Arts programme is now reaching more young people than ever before, thanks to the efforts of organisers Cayman Traditional Arts and government support.

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Film festival travels to Cayman

Film festival travels to Cayman

| 19/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The annual Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is coming to Cayman. This year’s festival, which showcases filmmakers from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and its diasporas, is being organised locally by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF). TCFS will be travelling to all districts and the Sister Islands starting in West Bay June 22. […]

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IT staffer is “it” for April

IT staffer is “it” for April

| 18/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Known as a “go to” person among government senior management for any mobile-related issue, computer services system administrator Corey Christian has been chosen by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson as the best performer for April among all civil servants.

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Students get creative for the environment

Students get creative for the environment

| 18/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Seven students were named winners in a poster competition held to highlight the threat to the marine environment from discarded fishing line and to promote a recycling programme. In honour of World Environment Day (5 June), the Department of Environment (DoE) asked children to create posters showing the damage caused by fishing line left […]

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Jamaican university revives local alumni group

Jamaican university revives local alumni group

| 17/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman chapter of the alumni association of Northern Caribbean University (NCU), a Seventh-day Adventist tertiary institution, is re-launching Thursday, 18 June, with a view to contributing significantly to the Cayman community. The ceremony will take place at the Cayman Academy at 6:30pm. Dr. Ivor Harry, education secretary for the Cayman Islands Conference of […]

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Horacio Esteban “locked in” for artist event

Horacio Esteban “locked in” for artist event

| 17/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local visual artist Horacio Esteban will be representing the Cayman Islands at a special programme that will coincide with the NatWest Island Games in Jersey this summer. The Jersey Arts Trust is producing the “Inter-Island Artist Lock-In” in partnership with Jersey Heritage and WildWorks Theatre Company at which 20 artists from islands competing in […]

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Outreach students display artwork at National Gallery

Outreach students display artwork at National Gallery

| 25/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is presenting more than 70 works of art by the students who have participated in the NGCI outreach programmes this year. NGCI Deutsche Bank intern Lyle Anderton, who curated the exhibition, explained the idea behind the display. “I decided to call the exhibition Horizons because it […]

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Cayman’s football squad begins Olympic quest

Cayman’s football squad begins Olympic quest

| 26/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Olympic football squad is in Haiti competing in the first round of the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. Cayman is playing matches against St Kitts and Nevis, Barbados and host country, Haiti, in Group 1 of the draw for participating Caribbean Football Union (CFU) teams. Renard Moxam, director of national teams, said […]

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DCFS retirees awarded for service

DCFS retirees awarded for service

| 26/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has honoured three long-serving employees for their dedicated service. Eileen Sanguinetti-Codlyn (29 years’ service), Barbara Gee, (23 years) and Delva Mattocks (20 years), who have all retired, were recently recognised at an event at the Golden Age Home (GAH) in West Bay.

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Director of Children & Family Services retires

Director of Children & Family Services retires

| 30/06/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After 33 years of public service, Director of Children and Family Services Alicia “Jen” Dixon will be retiring with effect from 1 September. Officials said Dixon had “unwaveringly brought her talents, commitment and diligence to all aspects of her work, whether dealing with clients and the community, guiding her department, or putting her rich experience to […]

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