Archive for December, 2015

Runners step up for Special Needs Foundation

Runners step up for Special Needs Foundation

| 24/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The ‘50/50’ $50,000 marathon appeal to raise funds towards programmes for children supported by the Special Needs Foundation of Cayman (SNFC) has passed its target. More than 50 runners signed up to participate in the various races involved in the initiative (marathon, half marathon or re [...]

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Fire officers welcome back sick colleague

Fire officers welcome back sick colleague

| 24/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service turned out on the Owen Roberts International Airport tarmac to welcome Station Officer Percival Whorms back to the Islands on Monday, 21 December. Whorms had spent the last six months in Miami undergoing surgery and receiving treatment for a serious medical con [...]

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Law firm donates gifts to foster home

Law firm donates gifts to foster home

| 24/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Staff at a law firm in Cayman have gotten into the holiday spirit by participating in the “Harneys Angels” project, purchasing Christmas gifts for children at the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home. Harneys employees were invited to pick an ornament from the firm’s Christmas tree, [...]

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Champion spellers impress at competitions

Champion spellers impress at competitions

| 23/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The annual national spelling bees ended in tense tiebreakers for both primary and secondary school students at finals held on 1 and 2 December. In the 32nd Lions Club of Grand Cayman Secondary Schools Spelling Bee, 14 students vied for the title. [...]

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Helicopter delivers Santa to George Town

Helicopter delivers Santa to George Town

| 23/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Santa Claus landed in George Town to give gifts to children at a family fun day on Saturday, 19 December. After arriving with his little helpers by helicopter, Santa sat down to hand out the presents and give each child a hug. The Cayman Islands Fire Service Sports Club and the Kiwanis Club o [...]

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Court of Appeal president retiring in January

Court of Appeal president retiring in January

| 22/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Sir John Chadwick will be officially retiring next month as president of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal after seven years in that position. He held his last sitting in that post in late November. His successor, Sir John Goldring, is scheduled to be sworn in as president on 20 January. [...]

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Student-designed holiday stamps issued

Student-designed holiday stamps issued

| 22/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Postal Service earlier this month released a new stamp issue which features, for the first time, the artistic expressions of Cayman’s students, in a series themed, “What does Christmas in the Cayman Islands mean to you?” The stamp-design project began a year ago [...]

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Immigration staffers bring Christmas to children’s ward

Immigration staffers bring Christmas to children’s ward

| 22/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Representatives of the Department of Immigration visited the paediatric ward at Cayman Islands Hospital on Friday, 18 December to deliver presents for the young patients. Through drives at immigration headquarters and its location at Cayman Centre, staff collected more than three boxes and t [...]

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Community affairs ministry gives back for Christmas

Community affairs ministry gives back for Christmas

| 22/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Staff of the Ministry of Community Affairs delivered Christmas gifts on Friday, 18 December as part of its “Give Back to the Community” initiative. The programme began in 2014 with a focus on the eastern districts, where civil servants visited with residents and staff of the Francis Bodde [...]

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Senior officer secures assistant collector’s job second time around

Senior officer secures assistant collector’s job second time around

| 21/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS):  Philip West beat out six other candidates recently to secure the Assistant Collector of Customs (ACC) post in his second go at trying out for the management position. Senior customs officer of the year in 2014, West has served more than 24 years in the department. As a certified instructor [...]

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New tourism ambassador named for 2015-16

New tourism ambassador named for 2015-16

| 21/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Justyce Rivers has won this year’s Tourism Speak-Off debate, earning her the title of Cayman’s Tourism Ambassador for 2016. She came out on top of three other finalists chosen based on previously written essay submissions, who debated tourism-related topics in front of a panel of three ju [...]

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Girl plays Santa to bring Christmas cheer to others

Girl plays Santa to bring Christmas cheer to others

| 21/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Young Nadia Simmonds has used her holiday celebration to collect gifts to give to less-fortunate children in Cayman this Christmas. When inviting her friends to her Christmas party earlier this month, the 11-year-old asked them to take along one wrapped gift to give away, collecting 25 prese [...]

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Community gives back to DCFS to provide holiday cheer

Community gives back to DCFS to provide holiday cheer

| 21/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received dozens of wrapped presents, baskets of groceries, gift certificates and cheques that will benefit 600 families this Christmas. The gift-giving and donation programme seeks assistance from individuals and community groups in pr [...]

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Deputy Governor awards two civil servants

Deputy Governor awards two civil servants

| 17/12/2015 | 0 Comments
  (CNS): Temar Clarke and Travis Walters have been named the two latest employees of the month for the civil service. Clarke, payments and payroll officer with the Treasury Department, was honoured for September; and Walters, a statistician with the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) took ho [...]

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New stamps mark museum’s quarter century

New stamps mark museum’s quarter century

| 17/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Postal Service has issued a new stamp series to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Cayman Islands National Museum. The four-set series, a collaboration between the two entities, features various artefacts from the museum collection. [...]

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