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Riders warm up to winter dressage show

Riders warm up to winter dressage show

| 03/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) held its second national dressage show of the season on 31 January at both the Equestrian Centre and Cayman Riding School. A total of 50 dressage tests were ridden throughout the day with the riders ranging from aged nine to adult. New Jersey-based judge Amy Gimbel presided over both […]

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Tennis legends set to serve at weekend event

Tennis legends set to serve at weekend event

| 03/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Legends at Camana Bay tennis tournament is set for this weekend, 5 and 6 February, with matches featuring some of the sport’s biggest names. The players taking part are Grand Slam champions Jim Courier and Andy Roddick, crowd-favourite Anna Kournikova and Camana Bay Legends’ newcomers Mark Philippoussis, Mansour Bahrami and Ashley Harkleroad.

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Stingray uses film to benefit swimmers

Stingray uses film to benefit swimmers

| 03/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Stingray Swim Club is incorporating underwater filming into its training regime, enabling coaches and athletes to find and correct any flaws in swimmers’ strokes, which will improve their performance in the pool. The technology, donated by Cayman Islands Boat Rentals, comprises a mobile video cart, television, underwater camera and DVR.

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DEH lab manager named to regional public health committee

DEH lab manager named to regional public health committee

| 03/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands laboratory manager for the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has been tapped to sit on the seven-member executive committee of the Caribbean Public Health Laboratory Network (CariPHLN). The goal of the network, which held its first meeting in September 2015 in Trinidad, is to strengthen the laboratory capacity of Caribbean Public […]

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Riding school jumps into late Christmas show

Riding school jumps into late Christmas show

| 02/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Riding School recently celebrated Christmas in January, due to a rain-delayed holiday event. The Christmas Horse Show, held at the school, located in Savannah, featured decorated trees and a fancy dress competition in addition to riding displays.

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CIASA makes a splash with weekend celebration

CIASA makes a splash with weekend celebration

| 02/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) recently recognised the achievements of the community’s young swimmers while encouraging the next group of hopefuls in the sport. As part of a weekend celebrating all things swim-related, CIASA held a clinic run by an Olympian and handed out numerous awards for the best performances of 2015.

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Cayman Prep, Red Bay and CIS take crowns in football finals

Cayman Prep, Red Bay and CIS take crowns in football finals

| 02/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(PFL): The heavy rains that drenched the Annex Field Saturday, 30 January, could not dampen the enthusiasm and excitement of the 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) finals and third-place games. Cayman Prep and Red Bay Primary repeated as Under 9 and Under 11 League champions, respectively, and Cayman International […]

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Cayman students fly high in regional writing contest

Cayman students fly high in regional writing contest

| 01/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two Cayman primary school students have earned top-10 places in a Caribbean-wide writing competition. Diamond White and Nathaniel Harlowe, both 9, competed against 66 students in Cayman, aged seven to 11, to be considered for final honours in the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020’s fourth annual Butterfly Storybook storytelling contest.

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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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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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