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Archive for July, 2015

Feed Our Future gets corporate nourishment

Feed Our Future gets corporate nourishment

| 17/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): RBC Royal Bank recently donated $4,000 to the Feed Our Future Foundation, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide holistic nourishment to children in need. The foundation’s programmes and social activities are geared specifically toward solving the problem of childhood hunger, and supporting the intellectual nourishment of children within the Cayman Islands.

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Time to gear up for the 2015 CI Triathlon

Time to gear up for the 2015 CI Triathlon

| 17/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Triathlon, one of the most gruelling events in the sporting calendar, is set to take place Sunday, 1 November 2015. The annual event of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association (CITA) is the highlight of the triathlon season. The race begins at Public Beach, with participants choosing one of two courses: the […]

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Purple Dragon set to kick it at world championships

Purple Dragon set to kick it at world championships

| 15/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A team from Cayman is taking part in the Purple Dragon World Karate Championships, set for 17-19 July. This event takes place in Trinidad every five years and attracts about 1,000 competitors from around the world. The Purple Dragon dojo and students have been preparing for months for this trip and, in recent weeks, […]

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Grant aids efforts to fight lionfish

Grant aids efforts to fight lionfish

| 15/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The continuing battle against lionfish invasion has received a boost with a grant awarded to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to support its WILD programme (Whole-Island Lionfish Defence). In addition, as part of ongoing efforts to get rid of the harmful fish, Little Cayman is hosting the Second Annual Little Cayman Lionfish […]

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CI Yacht Club goes green with blue bins

CI Yacht Club goes green with blue bins

| 14/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Yacht Club is offering a recycling drop-off location for the general public. Bins are available for cardboard, plastic, aluminium and glass, with the aim of helping to keep Cayman clean and green. Members of the public can drop off recyclables at clearly marked bins within the club, located at 164 Yacht […]

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Appeal court bench fills up as new judges sworn

Appeal court bench fills up as new judges sworn

| 13/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two appeal court judges have been sworn in by Acting Governor Franz Manderson as the summer session of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal opened. The new appointees, Justices Sir Richard Field and Dennis Morrison, who are non-resident judges, have already begun hearing cases. The two new members of the appeal bench will serve […]

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UCCI students off to Austria for summer science academy

UCCI students off to Austria for summer science academy

| 13/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two Caymanian science students from the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), Samantha Cridland and Kerrie Forbes, are heading to the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria for the International Summer Academy in Engineering 4 Women (ISAE4W). Samantha and Kerrie, who will be in Wels, Austria from 13-24 July, are joining a select […]

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CCMI lecture series aids coral reef research

CCMI lecture series aids coral reef research

| 13/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): This summer, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is diving into a new outreach initiative with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Starting in June and running through August, AOML researchers have been giving a series of talks on various oceanographic topics to the institute’s staff and […]

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Interns gain media experience at GIS

Interns gain media experience at GIS

| 13/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Three summer interns have been learning all about communications while working with Government Information Services (GIS). The young women are writing press releases, taking photographs, and doing administrative work for the Cayman Islands Gazette; taking on videography for CIGTV; and, overall, learning about mass communications while shadowing staff in the department.

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Camp inspires through the sound of music

Camp inspires through the sound of music

| 10/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A free camp, attended by about 175 students, has been running all week focusing on various aspects of musical learning. The “Spark! Music Initiative” camp will be closing tonight (10 July) with a concert at the Prospect Primary School hall, starting at 7pm.

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Cyclists pedal for pets in charity event

Cyclists pedal for pets in charity event

| 09/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Almost 70 cyclists of all ages participated in the first annual PAWS On Wheels fundraiser held Sunday, 5 July. The ride started at The Lighthouse Restaurant in Breakers and, while some riders opted to cycle a 10-mile course, most participants completed the full 21 miles around East End to finish their ride back at […]

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Public gets inside look at National Gallery

Public gets inside look at National Gallery

| 08/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): This summer, curators from the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) will reveal the inner workings of the museum’s permanent collection. They have converted the entire lower exhibition hall into a temporary research lab while undertaking a full evaluation of the artwork.

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Squash players ready to compete for Cayman

Squash players ready to compete for Cayman

| 08/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s young squash players are all set for tough competition when they head to Barbados next week to represent the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) annual junior tournament, but they go well prepared and with high hopes for success.

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Swimmers have a cracker of a time at club event

Swimmers have a cracker of a time at club event

| 08/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Stingray Swim Club (SSC) celebrated the 4th of July, a nod to US coaches David Pursley and Tim Leonhart, with its first-ever Firecracker 1500m Relay. Each relay team comprised participants from every age group, with senior swimmers – John Bodden and Haley Roulstone, Christian Glidden and Sam Bailey, Cole Morgan and Sarah Jackson – […]

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Gov’t supports Cayman musicians at Pan Am Games

Gov’t supports Cayman musicians at Pan Am Games

| 17/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local musician Jeán-Eric Smith, popularly known as “Notch”, recently accepted a Cayman Islands government grant on behalf of Caymanian musicians who are performing at this year’s Pan American Games. In addition to Notch, Cayman is being represented by musicians Andy Blake and Stewart Wilson at the 2015 Games in Toronto, Canada. At a meeting […]

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Cayman works on Ebola preparedness

Cayman works on Ebola preparedness

| 17/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Health professionals and other interested parties from 13 regional countries including Cayman took part this week in a simulated exercise on Ebola virus disease (EVD). Local participants included 24 members of the multidisciplinary Ebola Response Committee. Led by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in association with the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security, the […]

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US ambassador to Jamaica visits

US ambassador to Jamaica visits

| 20/07/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): US Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno recently carried out his first official visit to the Cayman Islands, during which he hosted a reception for top government officials and honorary consuls led by Acting Governor Franz Manderson. Moreno highlighted the unique arrangement that allows a US consular agent to be stationed in the Cayman […]

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National Trust makes summertime learning fun

National Trust makes summertime learning fun

| 31/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust annual summer camp is now running at the Dart Family Park in South Sound through 7 August. Sponsored by Intertrust Cayman, the two-week camp offers a number of high-energy activities geared towards connecting children, aged 6 through 12, with Cayman’s natural and historic environment. Campers are enjoying daily field trips, swimming, […]

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