Archive for October, 2019

Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

Remembrance Sunday ceremonies

| 31/10/2019 | 0 Comments

The annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Grand Cayman will be held at the Cenotaph outside Elmslie Memorial United Church in George Town on Sunday, 10 November. The Cayman Brac ceremony will run simultaneously and will take place in front of the War Memorial Cenotaph in Stake Bay.

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North Side District Heritage Day cancelled

North Side District Heritage Day cancelled

| 31/10/2019 | 3 Comments

The Pirates Week Office in conjunction with the North Side District Heritage Committee advises the public the Heritage Day originally scheduled for Thursday, 14 November, and all events associated with the North Side District Heritage Committee have been cancelled for this year. The Pirates Week Office assists committees in the various districts with hosting of […]

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Video spotlighting cyber-bullying premieres

Video spotlighting cyber-bullying premieres

| 27/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): “The Change Project”, a new documentary video on cyber-bullying in the Cayman Islands, premiered Friday night at a red carpet event at Camana Bay Cinema. A joint project by Logic and the video’s creators, Vagabond Media Group, the 20-minute documentary is the focal point of Logic’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign […]

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Neighbours join crime fight in Bodden Town

Neighbours join crime fight in Bodden Town

| 25/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Community police officers in Bodden Town have joined with residents of Belford Estates to launch a new neighbourhood watch group. Bodden Town CPD officers PC Garcia and AC Pascal gave a presentation lasst weekend to the residents who have committed to reporting suspicious activity and crime to the police to help with […]

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Singing Christmas tree tuning up

Singing Christmas tree tuning up

| 25/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Now in its ninth year, the date for the much loved local festive spectacle, the Annual Singing Christmas Tree, has been confirmed, organisers have said. Kicking off the holiday season, this year’s performance includes the Ft Lauderdale Christian Center Singers as well as several local singers from Cayman schools. The two-night event at the […]

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Parts of WORC moving to new location

Parts of WORC moving to new location

| 23/10/2019 | 0 Comments

The Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) says that, effective Monday, 28 October, the services offered at Midtown Plaza will be moving to Apollo House West, the building formerly known as Walkers House, located at #87 Mary Street, George Town.

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Young tennis players compete in PwC Junior Circuit

Young tennis players compete in PwC Junior Circuit

| 18/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tennis Club hosted the sixth round of the PwC Junior Circuit on Friday and Saturday, 4-5 October. The tournament had 23 entrants: 19 in singles in the three age divisions (10 & Under, 14 & Under, and 18 & Under) and four in the doubles in the 14 & […]

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Walk raises $75k for cancer

Walk raises $75k for cancer

| 18/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Hundreds of people took part in the 8th Annual CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure on a rainy Sunday morning earlier this month and raised more than US$75,000 to support local cancer patients. Participants of all ages walked or ran the 5k course, from Seven Mile Public Beach to the Fidelity Financial […]

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Ministry pays tribute to much loved doctor

Ministry pays tribute to much loved doctor

| 18/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Ministry of Health has paid tribute to local opthamologist Dr Krishna Mani, who passed away earlier this month. Describing him as “one of the outstanding medical practitioners of his time”, the ministry said that his “contributions and community service have helped pave the way for the future of ophthalmologic […]

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Date set for ‘Cayman National Parade of Lights’

Date set for ‘Cayman National Parade of Lights’

| 18/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman National has signed on as the title sponsor of a mainstay of the holiday season, which has now been renamed the ‘Cayman National Parade of Lights’. This annual event, which is free for all to attend, will be held this year on Saturday, 7 December, at Camana Bay from 6:00pm to […]

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Song competition has $10k in prizes

Song competition has $10k in prizes

| 16/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian musicians who enter the 2019 National Song Competition during Pirates Week could win $5,000 if their song is judged the best this year, with second and third runner-up prizes of $3,000 and $2,000. “This exciting cultural event aims to showcase the best talent in the Cayman Islands,” said Melanie McField, Pirates […]

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Water Authority scholarships awarded

Water Authority scholarships awarded

| 16/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Water Authority – Cayman has awarded scholarships this year to Alexander Elias and Kaled Giron. The authority’s scholarship, worth up to CI$30,000, is given to suitably qualified Caymanians to obtain an undergraduate academic or technical/vocational degree or diploma in a field of study relevant to the WA’s work, the authority said in […]

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Albino baby turtle found on 7MB

Albino baby turtle found on 7MB

| 16/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Environment turtle team made a rare find last week during a nest excavation, officials reported on social media this week. An albino sea turtle hatchling was found during a nest excavation, which was released into the sea along with his siblings at nightfall. DoE researchers said that so far […]

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Seniors give free yoga a go

Seniors give free yoga a go

| 10/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Seniors over the age of 60 are being given a chance throughout this year’s Older Persons Month to give yoga a try, after a local studio offered free Seniors Chair Yoga classes in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The 45-minute classes are being held every Friday throughout […]

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Second healthcare team heads to Bahamas

Second healthcare team heads to Bahamas

| 08/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): As the first team of healthcare professionals deployed to the Bahamas for two weeks to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, they were replace by a second team, who flew to the islands devastated by the catastrophic storm to support to that country’s healthcare workers. The team members include Dr Gilbertha […]

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Lighthouse School students pass C&G exams

Lighthouse School students pass C&G exams

| 08/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Six students at the Lighthouse School have sat and passed the Level 1 City and Guild examinations. Ashaunti Bodden, Cruz Evans, Shakia Scott, Trina Greenidge, Callum O’Brien and Dayan Powery each sat English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics on 18 June 2019, and collectively achieved a total of five merits and two […]

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Older Persons Month Ambassadors

Older Persons Month Ambassadors

| 08/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Four Caymanians over the age of 65 have been chosen as Older Persons Month Ambassadors by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). DCFS Director Paulinda Mendoza Williams said that John E. Ebanks, Beulah McField, McFarlane Conolly and Idalee Scott “were selected because of their outstanding community service track records”.

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DoA helps ‘feed the nation’, governor says

DoA helps ‘feed the nation’, governor says

| 08/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper said the Department of Agriculture (DoA) played “an important role in providing local farmers with the tools which will enable them to feed the nation”, following a tour of the department last month. Noting that agriculture was “a crucial part of our livelihood in the Cayman Islands”, Roper said […]

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