Archive for January, 2016

Young sailors retain regatta crown

Young sailors retain regatta crown

| 29/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two young sailors were repeat winners in their class in the Captain Leroy Watson East End Regatta held at the Reef Resort 23-24 January. Last year’s defending champions, Ava Hider, 13, and Charlotte Webster, 11, again took first place in the Laser Pico class, which involved nine boats competing in six races over the two […]

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Equestrian Fowler wins international event

Equestrian Fowler wins international event

| 29/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman rider Chloe Fowler, 13, who was competing internationally for the first time, has won in her class at a jumping show in Ocala, Florida. Each year hundreds of horses are shipped in for the 10-week HITS Ocala show season, which culminates in the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in March. As well as […]

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Over 100 local artists line-up for festival

Over 100 local artists line-up for festival

| 28/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The first ever Poinciana film music and arts festival kicks-off this weekend to showcase the diversity of artists in the Cayman Islands. The event is spearheaded by local film maker Badir Awe, who has ambitions to make the uniquely Caymanian festival a premier event in the Caribbean cultural calendar and says the goal is to […]

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Mercuryman attracts international triathletes

Mercuryman attracts international triathletes

| 28/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The fourth annual Generali Mercuryman, the Cayman Islands’ only half-iron distance triathlon, attracted both local and overseas professional athletes competing in the various events at the 17 January races. The overall winner for the professional triathletes division was British racer Rachel Joyce.

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Young design winners get stamp of approval

Young design winners get stamp of approval

| 28/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The five students who created the winning stamp designs for the 2015 special Christmas issue were recently presented with mementoes by the Cayman Islands Postal Service. Each young person received a framed stamp set with a first-day cover, a sheet of their stamps and a commemorative poster from Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow.

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Teams set for primary football finals

Teams set for primary football finals

| 28/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(PFL): This past Saturday saw the always entertaining 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) semifinals, which were played at the historic Annex Field in front of a packed house. Players and coaches left everything on the field as they battled for a place in the coveted finals, which are […]

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Dr Roy named Cayman’s new national hero

Dr Roy named Cayman’s new national hero

| 27/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has a new national hero, Dr Roy Edison McTaggart, who joins the ranks of eight previous honourees, including the only living recipient, Sybil McLaughlin. The posthumous award was announced Monday, 25 January, as part of the annual National Heroes Day celebrations, which focused on honouring those who have contributed to agriculture.

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Swimmers dive into first meet of 2016

Swimmers dive into first meet of 2016

| 22/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Stingray Swim Club (SSC) hosted the year’s first fully officiated competitive event, the EY Winter Sprint Meet, at the Lions Aquatic Centre this past weekend. Joining Stingray were swimmers from Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Seven Mile Swimmers and Brac Barracudas, as well as Stingray’s Special Olympic swimmers who train regularly with the club […]

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Lions award service at birthday celebration of founder

Lions award service at birthday celebration of founder

| 21/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): At a gathering to celebrate the birthday of Melvin Jones, who founded Lions Clubs International (LCI) in the US in 1917, the Cayman branch of the organisation presented four awards to members for their contributions and commitment to service. At the 16 January event, three Melvin Jones Fellowships (MJF) and one Progressive Melvin Jones […]

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Adventist Church prioritises community needs

Adventist Church prioritises community needs

| 21/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Legal advice, health screening, and aid to persons in hard times, including the often-neglected elderly, are among plans hammered out at last week’s meeting of top administrators of Cayman’s Adventist Church, as part of its four-year planning cycle. “We consider responding to needs of persons in communities across the three islands a priority for the […]

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Hotel art gallery celebrates 10 years of exhibitions

Hotel art gallery celebrates 10 years of exhibitions

| 20/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Gallery at The Ritz-Carlton recently celebrated a milestone 10th birthday with the launch of the exhibition, “Serenity”, set to last until mid-April, and organisers say the evolution of this art gallery has enriched both the resort’s guests and locals alike with its diverse and ever-changing offerings.

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Olympic champion to participate in CIASA events

Olympic champion to participate in CIASA events

| 20/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) is gearing up for the 2016 “Splash, Dash and Brunch” weekend with Olympic swimmer Erik Vendt. Events start with age group clinics for the local swim community on Friday, 22 January; two sea swims (200M and 400M) on Saturday; and brunch with Olympians and the CIASA annual award […]

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Government to name new national hero

Government to name new national hero

| 20/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A new national hero is expected to be named as part of National Heroes Day celebrations honouring pioneers of agriculture, set for Monday, 25 January. In all, more than 320 awards will be presented in the categories of early pioneer, pioneer, emerging pioneer, memorial scroll and long service.

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Veteran footballers to raise money for halfway house

Veteran footballers to raise money for halfway house

| 19/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local football stars of the last century are hoping that they still have it in them to give hope to some of the community’s most vulnerable people. A special charity match will see the players of yesteryear from George Town go head-to-head with veterans from West Bay in order to raise much-needed funds for […]

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Garden Club to hold family fun day

Garden Club to hold family fun day

| 19/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Garden Club of Grand Cayman, in association with the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, is holding a family fun day on Sunday, 24 January, with a variety of entertainment on offer in the tropical gardens. Activities will include children’s games, demonstrations of craftmaking using natural materials, a magic show with Richard McLeod, a treasure […]

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Schools seal semifinal berths in primary football playoffs

Schools seal semifinal berths in primary football playoffs

| 19/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(PFL): Excitement was in the air at the Annex Field this past Saturday as the 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) playoffs continued with the fourth and final round of games to see which schools would secure a berth in the semifinals.

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Local shooting club aims to improve literacy

Local shooting club aims to improve literacy

| 19/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Sport Shooting Association (CISSA) used its annual Christmas fundraising effort to support local tutoring centre, I Read for Life (IRFL), donating CI$2,375 towards the organisation’s scholarship fund. For the past two years the CISSA membership has focused on contributing to causes within the community including toy drives and fundraising events for […]

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Cricket body looks to revive the sport in Cayman

Cricket body looks to revive the sport in Cayman

| 18/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Cricket, the rebranded and incorporated non-profit company which replaced the Cayman Islands Cricket Association as the sport’s governing body hit the refresh button at its annual general meeting (AGM) last month. Abali Hoilett, who completed his first year as president, was re-elected to chair the board of directors. In addition, Robert Cox and […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.