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Archive for September, 2015

Rotary Sunrise promotes literacy with book donation

Rotary Sunrise promotes literacy with book donation

| 11/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Literacy Day celebrations on Tuesday, 8 September, took on a special meaning for Government primary school students throughout the Cayman Islands helped by Rotary Sunrise’s donation of almost 700 illustrated dictionaries for all year-five students. A special event was held at Bodden Town Primary School (BTPS), where the club has adopted the library as […]

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Group raises Alzheimer’s awareness

Group raises Alzheimer’s awareness

| 11/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI) kicked off the September start of World Alzheimer’s Month with a special church service at St. George’s Anglican Church on Sunday, 30 August. Rev. Mary Graham delivered a sermon based on this year’s worldwide theme of “Remember Me”. She encouraged the congregation to stay […]

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Jamaican university alumni chapter inducts first members

Jamaican university alumni chapter inducts first members

| 17/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman chapter of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Alumni Association has been formally launched with the induction of almost 50 members on Saturday, 12 September. A further 10 people will be inducted at the November general meeting. The theme for the inaugural service was “For Service in this Life.” A key goal of […]

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Archive employee records top staff award

Archive employee records top staff award

| 17/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): General records assistant Tyrone Yen of the Cayman Islands National Archive (CINA) has been named the top civil servant for July. During his 17 years of public service, his employers said that Yen has maintained a high calibre of customer service, and displayed professionalism in all interactions with clients.

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Health City notches 100th orthopaedic surgery

Health City notches 100th orthopaedic surgery

| 16/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The orthopaedic department at Health City Cayman Islands has performed its 100th surgery since opening at the hospital on 5 June 2014. Dr. Alwin Almeida, senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon, said the first operation undertaken on opening day was shoulder arthroscopic surgery. “Since then we have had a wide range of cases from hip replacements, […]

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Brac officers get emergency lifesaving training

Brac officers get emergency lifesaving training

| 16/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS recently delivered an updated and intensive Emergency First Response Training course on Cayman Brac. This was the first training of such intensity and degree in emergency response to be delivered on the Sister Islands, and to include officers from other law enforcement agencies — five Customs and two Immigration officers — in […]

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Young people encouraged to join Cadet Corps

Young people encouraged to join Cadet Corps

| 16/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cadet Corps is looking for students to join its ranks for 2015/16. Recruitment is now open at all government schools, including those on Cayman Brac. Students at Triple C can again enrol at their school. Chairman of the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps Committee (CICCC), former High Court Judge Andre Mon Désir, who came […]

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Foster’s sea swim proves fun and competitive

Foster’s sea swim proves fun and competitive

| 16/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): More than 130 swimmers took part in the 31st Annual Foster’s Food Fair 800m Sea Swim on Saturday, 12 September. Camana Bay Aquatic Club’s (CBAC) Eddie Weber (9:43) was the first man across the finish line, a full 21 seconds ahead of John Bodden (10:04) of Stingray Swim Club (SSC). Rounding out the top three […]

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CIFA plans to elevate women’s game

CIFA plans to elevate women’s game

| 15/09/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The beleaguered local football association is hoping to raise the importance of the women’s game by introducing a female charity shield match and moving the senior league schedule to Sunday evenings alongside the men’s game. In a circular released by the acting CIFA president, Bruce Blake, who is now working full-time at the association […]

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Appleby boosts business support with two Caymanian hires

Appleby boosts business support with two Caymanian hires

| 15/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Appleby Cayman has added two young Caymanians, Gemma McLaughlin and Ariana Seales, to its staff as business development manager and marketing communications executive, respectively, in the business support group. “We are delighted to have Gemma and Ariana on board to provide us with a high calibre of business development and marketing support,” said global […]

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Cayman gets ready to celebrate peace

Cayman gets ready to celebrate peace

| 15/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is planning to celebrate Peace Day on Monday, 21 September, with a flash mob in George Town and special workshops throughout Grand Cayman. As it has for the past four years, the FRC will lead a traffic-stopping flash mob and peace-building sessions.

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Cop and MLA plan punch-up in the ring

Cop and MLA plan punch-up in the ring

| 14/09/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A local politician and a police officer will be squaring up for charity next month with a three-round bout during a boxing event being hosted by the Cayman Islands Boxing Association. The show will feature a team from the Bahamas vs the Cayman Islands and as well as local boxers such as Hopkins Ebanks […]

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Cayman runner brings silver back from Samoa

Cayman runner brings silver back from Samoa

| 14/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The athletes that represented the Cayman Islands at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa will be returning home today (14 September), bringing back the first-ever medal from this sporting event, a silver that runner Jamal Walton earned in the 400m. According to a Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) press release on the Games, Walton […]

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Lillian Pearson is 102 years young

Lillian Pearson is 102 years young

| 14/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Lillian Pearson celebrated her 102nd birthday 11 September with three generations of her family and members of her church at the Friday evening gathering.  Those taking part at her home in Spotts-Newlands paid tribute to her and her influence on their lives. Pastor Alson Ebanks said that it was no ordinary event they were celebrating.  He […]

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NCVO calls on community to support fundraiser

NCVO calls on community to support fundraiser

| 14/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is holding its 36th annual radio/telethon on Saturday, 24 October. This main fundraiser for the NCVO, which runs several charitable projects, starts at 7pm at the Prospect Playhouse. The popular event will be aired live on Cayman 27 and Radio Cayman. The NCVO relies heavily on the telethon as its […]

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Review: ‘Rent’ – Diverse sexuality, AIDS and love

Review: ‘Rent’ – Diverse sexuality, AIDS and love

| 12/09/2015 | 11 Comments

Nicky Watson writes: The Cayman Drama Society couldn’t possibly have known when they chose to produce Rent back in November exactly how topical one of the main themes of the rock musical would become when it was finally performed. Nevertheless, a show that explores lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationships is a bold choice […]

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