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Archive for August, 2015

Young At Arts performers set to debut

Young At Arts performers set to debut

| 03/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Participants in the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s (CNCF) summer arts programme will be putting on an original work, Beyond the Skin, from 7-9 August at the Harquail Theatre. The Young At Arts (YAA) Summer Theatre Arts Intensive, which began 2 July, comprises people aged 12-17 interested in theatre or any of its component disciplines […]

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Airport undergoes emergency exercise

Airport undergoes emergency exercise

| 03/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) conducted a partial emergency exercise last week on a grassy area alongside the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport. Normal airport activities were not disrupted. The exercises tested response time to a simulated aircraft accident by the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service, as well as CIAA’s readiness […]

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Football fans can go with the flow

Football fans can go with the flow

| 03/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Football fans in the Caribbean will have another way to follow Barclays Premier League (BPL) matches with a new app. The Flow Football app for mobile devices, released by Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), enables customers to access matches and will go live 8 August with the first game of the season, between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. […]

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World Breastfeeding Week promotes working women

World Breastfeeding Week promotes working women

| 04/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The focus for this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, which runs through Friday, 7 August, is to promote concerted global action to support women who want to combine nursing with work. Spearheaded by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), the initiative recognises that whether a woman is working in a formal, informal or home setting, […]

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Busy summer for Cayman swimmers

Busy summer for Cayman swimmers

| 31/08/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Following on from an eventful summer of training and international competition as part of teams representing the Cayman Islands, swimmers Catriona MacRae and Lauren Hew will be taking part in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa from 5-11 September. Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) president Michael Lockwood was pleased with the progress of […]

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CIS enrols record number of students

CIS enrols record number of students

| 28/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman International School (CIS) has started the 2015-2016 school year with 582 students, its largest enrolment since the school officially opened in 2002. The school also welcomed a large group of new faculty and staff members to assist with the increase of students. Jeremy Moore, director of CIS, said, “CIS is an elite […]

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Teaching kids to CARE through books

Teaching kids to CARE through books

| 28/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local charity that encourages children to be kind to animals teamed up with a local service club that helps kids to read last Saturday. Volunteers from #kidsCARE, the education programme run by the Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts (CARE), read children’s books about animals to the youngsters who turned up for the Kiwanis Club […]

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Artist Bridgeman adds to Gallery’s permanent collection

Artist Bridgeman adds to Gallery’s permanent collection

| 13/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local artist David Bridgeman recently donated two of his pieces to the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ (NGCI) Permanent Collection. The works were displayed as part of the recent solo exhibition, “David Bridgeman – The Road Not Taken”, held at the gallery the end of last year. The 18” x 24” acrylic on canvas, […]

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Interns gain entry to immigration work experience

Interns gain entry to immigration work experience

| 13/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): This summer the Department of Immigration has hosted 18 interns as part of the government’s work-experience programme for college and high school students, with their employment running from 7 July to 31 August. Through work in various sections of the department, the interns are gaining an in-depth awareness of the functions of immigration. These […]

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UWC spreads sustainability message

UWC spreads sustainability message

| 12/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): United World Colleges (UWC) Cayman Islands has hosted its inaugural summer short course, “Toward a Sustainable Future”, aimed at broadening the reach of the institution. “This is the first year our national committee hosted a local short course to bring the UWC mission and values to a wider audience,” explained UWC Cayman Islands chairperson […]

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Workshop tracks radar project’s success

Workshop tracks radar project’s success

| 12/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Overseas experts and local stakeholders recently took part in an evaluation workshop on the 4 million euro Kearney Gomez Doppler Weather Radar project. The radar was a joint project between the EU and the Cayman Islands Government. The experts were contracted by B&S Europe on behalf of the EU, with local attendees comprising beneficiaries […]

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U-15 team set for quarterfinals at CFU championships

U-15 team set for quarterfinals at CFU championships

| 11/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Under-15 Boys National Team has secured a spot in the quarterfinals of the Caribbean Football Union Championships against Antigua & Barbuda, after a resounding 8-0 victory over Anguilla on Monday, 10 August. The win put Cayman at the top of Group 1, thanks to goals from Nicholas Chung (second minute), Gonzalo […]

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Cayman’s U-15 team leads group at CFU championships

Cayman’s U-15 team leads group at CFU championships

| 10/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Under-15 Boys National Football Team has won its first two matches in the group stage of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Championships in Anguilla, beating St. Lucia 2-0 on Saturday, 8 August, and the US Virgin Islands 4-0 the following day.

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Double honours for Commerce Ministry employee

Double honours for Commerce Ministry employee

| 10/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A business services officer in the Ministry of Commerce has been awarded both for her work in her department and in the civil service as a whole, for the month of May. Thais Ducent received the chief officer’s award as the ministry’s best employee, and the deputy governor’s nod as the top employee in the […]

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Special Olympians bring back the hardware

Special Olympians bring back the hardware

| 07/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Special Olympics Cayman Islands team came home from Los Angeles this week with 52 medals in their luggage after a massively successful competition. The team bagged 21 gold, 11 silver and 20 bronze medals and the athletes also recorded many personal bests in their events — an experience of a lifetime for the team. […]

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Zak Quappé scholarship fuels another pilot’s dream

Zak Quappé scholarship fuels another pilot’s dream

| 07/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The recipient of the 2014 Zak Quappé Flight Scholarship, Samuel Hale Whitney, has just earned his private pilot’s licence. Without the scholarship, Whitney, 19, would not have been able to afford the training and achieve his dream of flying. His eventual goal is to become a commercial pilot. From South Sound, the new pilot received […]

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Pedro St. James new home of Tourism Attraction Board

Pedro St. James new home of Tourism Attraction Board

| 07/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) has relocated its administrative offices to the Pedro St. James historical site, one of the attractions the board manages. CEO Gilbert Connolly will now assume direct responsibility for Pedro Castle, taking over the reins from recently retired Carson Ebanks, who was the attraction’s general manager for 20 years. Debbie Bodden […]

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Community effort makes waiting fun for kids at clinic

Community effort makes waiting fun for kids at clinic

| 06/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The wait  for children to see the doctor at the General Practice Clinic at Cayman Islands Hospital has just become a bit more fun. A joint public and private effort, coordinated by the Judicial Department, refurbished the clinic’s children’s corner, which was formally handed over to the Health Services Authority (HSA) Wednesday, 5 August. Court […]

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