Archive for September, 2015

Stingray Swim Club dives into race season

Stingray Swim Club dives into race season

| 30/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Stingray Swim Club’s (SSC) domestic, short-course season opens Friday 2 October, with the middle- and long-distance Friday Night Lights, followed the next day by the Cayman National Fall Sprint Meet. Calling the sprint meet “a fun, action-packed event”, Amanda Roberts, SSC president, added, “We look forward to seeing everyone in the pool, on the […]

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Polly Serpell jumps to the challenge in equestrian event

Polly Serpell jumps to the challenge in equestrian event

| 30/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s Youth Olympian bronze medal winner, Polly Serpell, took top honours at the recent second leg of the FEI World Jumping Challenge (WJC) hosted by the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF). Held at Cayman Riding School in Savannah, Sunday, 27 September, this competition involves top show jumpers from across the Caribbean region competing in […]

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National Gallery festival should draw in the crowds

National Gallery festival should draw in the crowds

| 30/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Starting 1 October, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) will be celebrating the month-long international festival known as “The Big Draw”. The gallery will be hosting the festival in Cayman for the third year, offering drawing activities for all ages and featuring various exhibitions and workshops. Last year 414,000 people in 26 countries participated […]

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Geology Education Week rocks on next month

Geology Education Week rocks on next month

| 29/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The third annual Geology Education Week will be taking place from Monday, 12 October to Friday, 16 October, with renowned geologist Dr. Brian Jones again hosting the event. The Water Authority – Cayman will be facilitating Dr. Jones’ participation. During the week, there will be geology lessons for high school teachers and their students. In […]

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Cayman Prep wins third straight Opening Rally

Cayman Prep wins third straight Opening Rally

| 29/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(PFL): Cayman Prep set a new school and CUC Primary Football League (PFL) record by winning their third consecutive Opening Rally title with a tough 2-1 extra time victory over Truth For Youth in the final of the 2015/2016 CUC PFL Opening Rally this past Saturday at the Annex Field. Substitute Malcolm Hill was the […]

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Caymanian heritage kept alive in schools

Caymanian heritage kept alive in schools

| 29/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Heritage Arts programme has begun its fourth year as part of the curriculum in Government schools, reaching more students than ever with its comprehensive syllabus that includes Caymanian art, history, culture and cuisine. Young people are able to obtain a broad understanding of Caymanian culture, art and heritage through weekly interaction with local […]

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East End Primary homes in on reading initiative

East End Primary homes in on reading initiative

| 29/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): East End Primary School inaugurated their Home Reading Programme last week, a literacy initiative fuelled by the purchase of more than 1,300 fiction and non-fiction books. Jessica Jackson, the school’s literacy coach and the programme’s initiator, stressed the importance of instilling a love of reading in children.

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Blood Moon is rare treat for nighttime skywatchers

Blood Moon is rare treat for nighttime skywatchers

| 28/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): On Sunday night residents and visitors to the Cayman Islands were able to see a rare and beautiful total lunar eclipse of a supermoon, also called a Blood Moon, as the Sun, Earth, and the Moon lined up in space. The eclipse lasted about an hour and 12 minutes and was visible from North […]

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Courts staffer moves on to higher calling

Courts staffer moves on to higher calling

| 28/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Long-serving Judicial Administration employee Janis McLaughlin will tally her cash for the last time on Wednesday, 30 September, to become a full-time minister of religion. McLaughlin has served as one of the cashiers at the finance counters of the Judicial Administration for 13 years, and has worked at the courts for more than 18 of the […]

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CIFA coaches clubs on laws of the beautiful game

CIFA coaches clubs on laws of the beautiful game

| 25/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): To get all players, coaches and team managers caught up on recent changes to FIFA rules, the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) referee’s department will spend the 2015-16 season educating everyone involved. The International Football Association Board, the official governing body for the laws of the game, determines the structure of the laws and […]

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Kids learn fundamentals of coaching football

Kids learn fundamentals of coaching football

| 24/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) hosted the CONCACAF Grassroots Coaching Course, from 17-19 September at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The programme is the foundation of football development in the Cayman Islands and is geared towards children from 5 to 12 years old. The course was aimed at teaching the role of a […]

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Veteran marathon man in ‘special’ fundraiser

Veteran marathon man in ‘special’ fundraiser

| 23/09/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): After an astonishing performance last year pounding the pavements around the world in six marathons to raise money for the local hospice, veteran runner Derek Haines is turning his attention to kids with special needs. Haines will be competing in the Cayman marathon in December and wants another 50 people to run with him […]

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Campbells names scholarship recipients

Campbells names scholarship recipients

| 23/09/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Two Caymanian students have been awarded undergraduate scholarships from Campbells for 2015. Kira March is entering her first year at St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and will pursue a bachelor of science in human kinetics. Zachary Powery, a three-time Campbells scholarship recipient, is entering his fourth year at Edinburgh Napier University, […]

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Young filmmakers take in New York

Young filmmakers take in New York

| 23/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two young filmmakers from Cayman spent a week at a New York Film Academy summer movie camp in August as part of their prize package from this year’s Young Image Makers (YIM) Short Film Competition. Ocean Costa and Samuel Harding, who won the senior and junior categories, respectively, for their original film submissions, attended […]

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Cayman first past the post in hosting equestrian event

Cayman first past the post in hosting equestrian event

| 23/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) recently hosted the inaugural Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA) Regional Jumping Challenge (RJC), a competition created to give developing show jumpers of all ages the chance to measure their skills against other riders in the Caribbean. Riders compete in their home countries on their own horses and ride a […]

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Primary Football League kicks off

Primary Football League kicks off

| 22/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) season kicks off this Saturday, September 26 with the customary Opening Rally. The event begins at 9:00am at the traditional home of local football, the T.E. McField Sports Field (the Annex) in George Town. The 2015/2016 CUC PFL and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) regular seasons will […]

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Lions spearhead community food drive

Lions spearhead community food drive

| 22/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Lions Club of Grand Cayman held their first FoodPantry Drive at local grocery stores on Saturday, 19 September. The drive is a community-based programme that collects and stores food and household products for free distribution to people who have been assessed by local churches, schools and Government agencies to be in genuine need. […]

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Health City opens neurosurgery services

Health City opens neurosurgery services

| 21/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Health City Cayman Islands has expanded its services to include neurosurgery. The facility now offers  a wide range of neuro-spinal procedures including the treatment of various conditions of the brain, such as tumours and aneurysms, as well as back and neck problems. Consultant neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon Dr. Komal Prasad said there was a […]

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