[advert id=4714]
[advert id=14531]

Archive for September, 2015

Grants assist 11 students with university studies

Grants assist 11 students with university studies

| 18/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A grant programme, funded by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), is helping to support 11 students in studying overseas for their first tertiary degrees. Of the recipients of the John Gray Memorial Fund grants, seven are receiving the assistance for the first time. The NCVO will continue to support these first-time awardees […]

Continue Reading

Getting to the heart of the matter

Getting to the heart of the matter

| 18/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) is holding its first health expo at Camana Bay on Saturday, 26 September from 2pm-8pm. The event, to mark World Heart Day, will educate both adults and children about food nutrition and living a heart-healthy lifestyle, while also raising funds for a new ambulance for the Health Services Authority. […]

Continue Reading

Air traffic control trainees set to fly high

Air traffic control trainees set to fly high

| 17/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two air traffic control (ATC) trainees from Cayman Brac are in Trinidad and Tobago taking an intensive four-month course at that country’s Civil Aviation Training Centre. Eric Bodden and Carley Lazzari, who have been training at Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA), left Friday, 11 September, for their specialised study.

Continue Reading

Final blood moon one to watch, say local astronomers

Final blood moon one to watch, say local astronomers

| 10/09/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The final lunar eclipse in a series of blood moons that started in April last year should be one to watch out for later this month, the Cayman Islands Astronomical Society has said. The eclipse will start on Sunday 27 September a little after sunset and sky-watchers in Cayman will be well placed for a great […]

Continue Reading

New art exhibition explores Cayman identity

New art exhibition explores Cayman identity

| 09/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is opening a new exhibition, “tIDal shift – Explorations of Identity in Contemporary Caymanian Art”, which will run from 10 September-5 November. Curator Natalie Urquhart explained the inspiration for this exhibition was a reflection on the title of artist Paul Gauguin’s 1897 painting, Where do we come from? […]

Continue Reading

Football season kicks off with Charity Shield

Football season kicks off with Charity Shield

| 09/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Premier league champions Scholars International SC and FA Cup holders Cayman Athletic SC will kick off the local premier league football season next month with the annual Charity Shield match. Despite the controversies dogging the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), the teams and fans will be looking forward to the return of the game […]

Continue Reading

Campers get first-hand look at Health City

Campers get first-hand look at Health City

| 08/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A group of teenagers recently spent a day at Health City Cayman Islands at a camp designed to give the young people a close-up look at the East End medical facility. The 19 students, aged 12-14 years old, took part in the inaugural Healthcare Explorers Day Camp. “It’s important to encourage our youth, here […]

Continue Reading

Telecoms firm dials up help for Dominica

Telecoms firm dials up help for Dominica

| 07/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cable & Wireless Communications has set up a regional fundraising mechanism to aid the island of Dominica, which was devastated by the recent passage of Tropical Storm Erika. Across the Caribbean and the Bahamas, customers can text the word “HELP” to donate funds to the relief initiative. In Cayman, each text to 4357 will […]

Continue Reading

Agriculture sector targeted for Heroes Day honours

Agriculture sector targeted for Heroes Day honours

| 07/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The government is focusing on boosting growth in agriculture, highlighted by next year’s National Heroes Day when farmers will be recognised for their contributions to the industry. Nominations will be open through the end of September to honour both early pioneers and current leaders in agriculture in Cayman. Also in the works are the start […]

Continue Reading

Hannah’s heroes ready for a close shave

Hannah’s heroes ready for a close shave

| 07/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The third annual Heroes for Hannah fundraiser is expected to attract more than 1,000 people to watch razors in action and raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research. The event, set for Friday, 11 September from 5pm-9pm at the Wicket, Cricket Square, will feature more than 100 people getting their heads shaved for a […]

Continue Reading

Five finalists revealed for young leader crown

Five finalists revealed for young leader crown

| 07/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation said it received and reviewed 39 nominations from the community for this year’s annual award. The committee has narrowed the list to Taylor Burrows-Nixon, 36, of George Town; Robbie Crib, 25, of South Sound; Rebekah Jefferson, 33, of West Bay; and Kellie McGee, 27, and Stephen Watler, 35, both […]

Continue Reading

Museum interns piece together history

Museum interns piece together history

| 04/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CINM): “There is considerable scope for a combination of objects with other media…but objects have to remain the stars of the cast.” This comment by Dr. Alma S Wittlin in her book, “Museums: In Search for a Usable Future”, explains what actually defines a museum. While stories may be told, elaborate models built, and modern technologies used […]

Continue Reading

Hats off to upcoming National Trust fundraiser

Hats off to upcoming National Trust fundraiser

| 04/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local milliner Laura Anderton will host a series of hat-making courses as a lead up to the National Trust “Hatitude: Brunch Upon a Time” fundraiser set for Sunday, 31 January 2016. Open to different skill levels, workshops will take place from October to January at the National Trust office located in South Sound Dart […]

Continue Reading

Training ramps up for triathletes

Training ramps up for triathletes

| 03/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After bad weather forced the cancellation of the first training series of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association (CITA) on 30 August, the organisation has revised the schedule, with the three events set for 6 and 20 September, and 11 October. In preparation for the Cayman Islands Triathlon, scheduled for 1 November, these build-up events not only help […]

Continue Reading

Immigration officer takes top honours for June

Immigration officer takes top honours for June

| 03/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Senior Immigration Officer (Enforcement) Darwin Elvis Cook Bodden has been named top government employee for June. In announcing his choice for best worker, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson praised Bodden’s exemplary efforts and his ability to coax the best individual and collective performance at work.

Continue Reading

LIME interns connect with business world

LIME interns connect with business world

| 03/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): LIME Cayman hosted five interns over the summer, giving students the chance to experience working at the telecoms company during their break. The young people joined various departments including finance, customer service, marketing, technology, retail and analytics. They were also given the opportunity to see how a regional Caribbean business operates.

Continue Reading

CARE seeks home for Bo Bo the dog

CARE seeks home for Bo Bo the dog

| 02/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A dog found in the Barkers area earlier this year and taken in by the staff at Ristorante Pappagallo is now ready to be adopted, with help from CARE (Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts). The organisation is appealing for someone to take home Bo Bo, who it believes was dumped in Barkers with another dog, […]

Continue Reading

Time to dive in to Foster’s sea swim

Time to dive in to Foster’s sea swim

| 11/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The 31st Foster’s Food Fair IGA 800m Sea Swim takes place Saturday, 12 September, starting at 4pm. The loop course begins and ends at Governor’s Beach. The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association’s (CIASA) sea swims attract a wide variety of participants — competitive and non-competitive swimmers of all ages — and are a family […]

Continue Reading