Archive for April, 2019

Carolina Ferreira of Red Cross earns international award

Carolina Ferreira of Red Cross earns international award

| 29/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Carolina Ferreira, Cayman Islands Red Cross deputy director, has received international recognition for her community work, the only person awarded from the Caribbean and one of just two for the entire Americas. In celebration of Honouring Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement […]

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New cricket official aims to boost women

New cricket official aims to boost women

| 29/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Cricket has appointed the Cayman Islands’ first senior development officer for women and girls. Sania Khan, a former member of the Pakistan international women’s team, is tasked with increasing the participation of women and girls in the game. With this appointment, girls will participate in the Cayman Islands Primary Schools Carnival […]

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May is Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month

| 29/04/2019 | 0 Comments

UPDATED: The Department of Planning is organising the following events to celebrate Building Safety Month this May:   Monday, 6 May – Information Booth, Bodden Town, Cox Lumber, 9am – 12pm Friday, 10 May – Public Training Session on how to use the Online Planning System, Government Administration Building, 10am – 12pm *Please reserve your space […]

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National Trust plants trees for Arbour Day

National Trust plants trees for Arbour Day

| 29/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust celebrated its first Arbour Day Friday, 26 April, at the Mission House in Bodden Town with the planting of two native Whitewood trees. The event was held in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment, which donated one of the trees, and Caribbean Blooms, which worked closely with the National […]

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Why can’t you recycle at the airport?

Why can’t you recycle at the airport?

| 29/04/2019 | 3 Comments

I asked one of the cleaners at the airport where I should put my soda can and was told to put it in the garbage. Why are there no recycling points at the airport? Auntie’s answer: I must admit I was taken aback by this question, as it didn’t seem possible that a freshly renovated […]

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May is Child Month

May is Child Month

| 28/04/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is organising the following interactive events to celebrate Child Month next month. The theme for this year’s observance is “Be Strong! Be Brave! Be You!”  ■ Friday, 3 May – Talk Today, Radio Cayman,12.15pm – 1pm/Trivia Game Night, Bodden Town/Savannah, Savannah United Church, 6pm – 9.30pm ■ Saturday, 4 […]

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Swimmers dominate open water at CARIFTA

Swimmers dominate open water at CARIFTA

| 26/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Despite participating in four days of pool events at the CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in Barbados, a group of Cayman’s swimmers took to the sea Wednesday (24 April) to compete in open water and dominated the 5K races, adding three final gold medals to their record haul.

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Is being Caymanian an excuse?

Is being Caymanian an excuse?

| 26/04/2019 | 50 Comments

When did “I’m a Caymanian” become an excuse for rude, obnoxious and generally anti-social behaviour? This last weekend was a wonderful time to be out enjoying Cayman’s natural beauty, at least it was until Monday, when a group of drunk, loud yobs up at Cayman Kai turned up their ghetto blaster to full volume and […]

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Cayman swim team enjoys record CARIFTA

Cayman swim team enjoys record CARIFTA

| 26/04/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s national swimmers arrived home this week with a record haul of medals earned over four days of events in the pool, plus synchronised swimming and open-water races, at the 34th CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in Barbados. The 25-member team collected 56 medals overall, eclipsing the 41 earned at last year’s competition in […]

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Minister’s message for Vaccination Week in the Americas

Minister’s message for Vaccination Week in the Americas

| 25/04/2019 | 0 Comments

Minister of Health Dwayne Seymour writes: This week the Cayman Islands has once again joined in the observance of Vaccination Week in the Americas (20-27 April 2019). The 2019 campaign slogan “Protect your community. Do your part. #GetVax” reminds us all that we each have an important role to play in supporting vaccination and keeping […]

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