Archive for November, 2015

Cayman’s dressage riders impress US judge

Cayman’s dressage riders impress US judge

| 30/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The recent opening show in the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation’s (CIEF) 2015/16 National Dressage Series marked many firsts, including a US judge coming here for the first time and several riders debuting at the event. Dressage judge Luis Denizard said he was impressed with Cayman’s dressage talent. He judged a series of tests at a […]

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DoE casts wide net to collect used fishing line

DoE casts wide net to collect used fishing line

| 27/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment (DoE) has installed almost 40 fishing-line recycling bins at public docks, dive shops and fishing-supply stores across Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

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Swim meet adds splash of international flavour

Swim meet adds splash of international flavour

| 27/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): International swimmers added to the excitement of the annual Mike Lockwood Memorial Pirates Week meet held 19-22 November at the Lions Aquatic Centre. Hosted by Stingray Swim Club (SSC), the meet included swimmers from New York-based Agua (Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics) and Team Fins from Texas; along with local entrants Camana Bay Aquatic Club […]

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Recruits training to join prison service

Recruits training to join prison service

| 26/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A new crop of recruits for Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service are about halfway through their eight-week training course, after which they will begin observing and understudying seasoned officers on the job. The seven candidates outperformed more than 400 other applicants who underwent written and physical tests, and interviews, as part of the […]

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CNCF gives new life to decades-old play

CNCF gives new life to decades-old play

| 26/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Almost 25 years after local actresses Penny Phillips and Consuelo Ebanks portrayed colourful characters Katie and Lettie, respectively, in the Cayman premiere of The Fallen Angel & the Devil Concubine, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is remaking the play as part of the Harquail Theatre’s 30th anniversary celebrations. 

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C&W launches Caribbean-wide sports network

C&W launches Caribbean-wide sports network

| 26/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cable & Wireless (C&W) launched its sports network, Flow Sports, this week, marking the arrival of the first Caribbean-based, region-wide high definition sports network. Flow’s TV customers can now access both local and international action.

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Workshop looks at national mental health policy

Workshop looks at national mental health policy

| 25/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS) An overseas consultant recently came to Cayman to help facilitate a workshop on developing a national mental health policy. From 16-17 November, University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Dr Wendel Abel, a psychiatrist and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) consultant, hosted small meetings and a workshop with mental health practitioners and other relevant […]

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Planning ministry staff spend day cleaning

Planning ministry staff spend day cleaning

| 25/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Staff at the Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure (PLAHI) recently left the rigors of the office behind to spend the day outside performing community service.

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Crisis Centre rings in the Jingle Bell Run

Crisis Centre rings in the Jingle Bell Run

| 25/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of participants — both runners and walkers — are expected to turn out Sunday, 13 December, for the annual Jingle Bell Run fundraiser in support of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

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CIAA works to rid airport of wildlife

CIAA works to rid airport of wildlife

| 25/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) recently hosted its yearly meeting on the issue of wildlife at Owen Roberts International Airport. According to the CIAA, wildlife is a major problem for airports around the world, costing the airline industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year in damage to aircraft.

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National Museum throwing 25th anniversary party

National Museum throwing 25th anniversary party

| 24/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Museum is hosting a street party and opening a special, new exhibit Saturday, 28 November in honour of the organisation’s 25 years of preserving and celebrating Cayman’s natural and cultural heritage.

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Retiring civil servant posts perfect attendance

Retiring civil servant posts perfect attendance

| 23/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Assistant Collector of Customs Trevor Williams is retiring at the end of the month with an impressive record of more than 39 years of public service without taking one sick day.

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Kidnapping survivor to speak in Cayman

Kidnapping survivor to speak in Cayman

| 23/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Michelle Knight, one of the three women held captive by Ariel Castro in a Cleveland house for more than 11 years, will be attending an event in Cayman in 2016 in support of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC).

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HSA to require upfront payment at pharmacy

HSA to require upfront payment at pharmacy

| 23/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As of 1 January 2016, the Health Services Authority (HSA) will require that all prescriptions through its pharmacy are paid for at the time of service, bringing that department in line with the authority’s revamped payment policy.

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UCCI graduates Men of Standard

UCCI graduates Men of Standard

| 20/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Seven young men have completed the Men of Standard programme, a unique, six-credit elective offered at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) and endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

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Story festival cancelled in favour of theatre anniversary

Story festival cancelled in favour of theatre anniversary

| 20/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The annual and much-loved travelling story festival that brings families out to enjoy traditional storytelling under the stars has been cancelled. The lCayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) has revealed that there will be no Gimistory this year as a result of a series of productions marking the Harquail Theatre’s 30th anniversary.

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Law student takes part in overseas legal event

Law student takes part in overseas legal event

| 20/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS) was one of eight schools from the Caribbean and the US to attend a recent Caribbean Law Clinic. Third-year student Matthew Yassa represented TBLS at the four-day event, which ended 15 November and was hosted by the Charlotte School of Law in the US.

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Silver coin celebrates National Museum’s 25th year

Silver coin celebrates National Museum’s 25th year

| 20/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): To mark the 25th anniversary of the Cayman Islands National Museum, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is launching a commemorative silver coin today (20 November). The official launch will take place at the museum from 6pm-8pm, during a preview session for their anniversary exhibition.

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