Archive for February, 2016

National U-15 football team prepares for CONCACAF tournament

National U-15 football team prepares for CONCACAF tournament

| 29/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands National U-15 football team, after being tested at an international tournament in Florida a few months ago, continues to train for the 2017 CONCACAF U-15 Boys Tournament, one of their most important competitions to date. Head coach Bruce Sigsworth said that the team membe [...]

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St Kitts agriculture officials tour Cayman farms

St Kitts agriculture officials tour Cayman farms

| 29/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Agriculture Minister Kurt Tibbetts took visiting officials from St Kitts and Nevis on a tour of five farms on Grand Cayman, as Government maintains its focus on this sector following January’s Heroes Day event and this month’s Agriculture Show. Joining Minister of Agriculture Alexis Jeffe [...]

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Careers fair opens students to job opportunities

Careers fair opens students to job opportunities

| 26/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Year 9 and 11 students at John Gray High School (JGHS) had the opportunity to learn about a wide range of professions in Cayman’s business community at the school’s annual Careers Fair, organised by the Career Services Unit in the Department of Education Services and the JGHS Life Skills [...]

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Miss Cayman Islands encouraging all to get fit

Miss Cayman Islands encouraging all to get fit

| 26/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks will help launch the GAB Walk Run Club’s Off the Couch programme on Monday evening (29 February). Brooks, who works in the Department of Tourism, will join Deputy Governor Franz Manderson to kick-start the eight-week programme, aimed at all fitness levels [...]

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Yellow Pages calls on community to recycle

Yellow Pages calls on community to recycle

| 26/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): From now until 18 March, the Cayman Islands Yellow Pages is holding their annual recycling programme for the ubiquitous telephone directories. The “Yellow2Green” initiative encourages the community to collect and recycle their old phone books so they can be converted into usable material. [...]

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Flow gains broadcast rights to CARIFTA games

Flow gains broadcast rights to CARIFTA games

| 26/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Flow has signed a partnership with the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) to be the exclusive broadcast partner and sponsor of the Flow CARIFTA Games. This year, the games, which will be held in Grenada from 26-28 March, will be shown in 10 Flow mark [...]

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Financial Services employee’s diligence adds up to award

Financial Services employee’s diligence adds up to award

| 25/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Wendy Scott has been given the Chief Officer’s Award for November 2015 as the top employee for the Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and the Environment. In gaining the honour, she was cited for her customer-service skills and dedication to her duties in registering companies, partne [...]

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Sex abuse awareness campaign benefits companies

Sex abuse awareness campaign benefits companies

| 25/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): As part of the “Protection Starts Here” project to promote awareness of child sexual abuse, a partnership of Cayman organisations recently made a presentation on the topic, including a local documentary, to car-supplies retailer Automotive Art. Company managing director Wayne Kirkconnell [...]

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Cayman Rugby 15s gear up to tackle World Cup qualifier

Cayman Rugby 15s gear up to tackle World Cup qualifier

| 25/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Rugby’s national 15s team this weekend begins its preparation for the qualifying rounds of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The first skirmish will be on Saturday, 27 February at 1pm at the South Sound Rugby Ground against a club select side coached by Mick Kehoe and Robbie True. [...]

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First cull of the year in effort to tame lionfish

First cull of the year in effort to tame lionfish

| 24/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): As part of continuing efforts to control the population of the invasive lionfish, the first cull of 2016 will be held 27-28 February. Lionfish tournaments are organised throughout the year under the mantle of the Cayman United Lionfish League [CULL]. Members of the public are invited to atten [...]

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Orchid show blossoms this weekend

Orchid show blossoms this weekend

| 24/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Annual Orchid Show and Fundraising Sale, set for 27 and 28 February at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, will feature hundreds of blooming and non-blooming orchids and include a speech by world-renowned orchid hybridizer Gene Crocker. Hosted by the park and the Cayman Orchid Society, t [...]

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Rugby team warming up for Hong Kong Sevens

Rugby team warming up for Hong Kong Sevens

| 24/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): As part of their tune-up for the Hong Kong Sevens tournament in April, the Borrelli Walsh Cayman Rugby Men’s Sevens squad will play a University of Michigan team at the South Sound pitch on Saturday, 27 February at 3:00pm. The squad will then head to Las Vegas to compete at an internationa [...]

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Records broken at swim championships

Records broken at swim championships

| 24/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): More than 150 swimmers from three clubs — Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC), Seven Mile Swimmers and Stingray Swim Club (SSC) — and one lone swimmer from Cayman Brac, took part in the recent 2016 CIASA National Swim Championships. The times that swimmers achieved at the four-day meet [...]

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Award takes pride in Cayman’s youth

Award takes pride in Cayman’s youth

| 23/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): One dozen young people have been recognised under the “Proud of Them” scheme which honours their efforts, achievement and potential. Youth Minister Osbourne Bodden presented this year’s recipients with certificates and $500 cash stipends at a ceremony held 18 February. [...]

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Secondary school athletes prepare for track and field meet

Secondary school athletes prepare for track and field meet

| 23/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Young athletes have been training to compete in the eighth annual Inter-Secondary Track and Field Meet, taking place 1-3 March at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. An important event on the athletics calendar, the meet will comprise athletes from John Gray High School, Clifton Hunter High Sch [...]

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