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Book donation breathes LIFE into classroom libraries

Book donation breathes LIFE into classroom libraries

| 27/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In what is believed to be the largest recorded donation of reading material to a government school, the charity Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE) organised a gift of more than 3,500 books to Sir John A. Cumber Primary School (SJACPS) in December last year. The contribution was [...]

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YMCA gets corporate boost

YMCA gets corporate boost

| 23/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA Cayman Islands has received a $50,000 donation from the Maples Foundation to help fund its various initiatives. The non-profit organisation was established in 2012 to inspire youth, build character and strengthen the community of the Cayman Islands. Through the Extende [...]

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Socks get rocked for World Down Syndrome Day

Socks get rocked for World Down Syndrome Day

| 23/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Staff from the Ministry of Home Affairs put their best foot forward on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, donning brightly coloured footwear to support “Rock Your Socks For World Down Syndrome Day”. The civil servants took a break from their workday to show off their eye-catching soc [...]

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Registration opens for DG’s 5K Challenge

Registration opens for DG’s 5K Challenge

| 16/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Registration has opened for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, which is being held in April. This year, registration will be online for the first time to make it simple for walkers and runners to sign up for the event. The CaymanActive website is hosting registration, w [...]

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Tsunami response exercise for the Cayman Islands

Tsunami response exercise for the Cayman Islands

| 13/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands will join other Caribbean islands on Tuesday, 21 March, to take part in an annual tsunami response exercise called the CARIBE WAVE 17. According to Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) Director McCleary Frederick, the purpose of the exercise is to evaluate [...]

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Constitutional Commission statement on Youth Parliament

Constitutional Commission statement on Youth Parliament

| 13/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(Constitutional Commission): The 13 March is Commonwealth Day. It also marks the day on which the Cayman Islands Youth Parliament meets annually at the Legislative Assembly. Hosted by the Cayman Islands Branch of the Commonwealth Parliament Association, the Youth Parliament, which held its first [...]

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DG leads annual fitness drive

DG leads annual fitness drive

| 08/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson launched the Off the Couch fitness programme Monday, 6 March, ahead of his annual DG’s 5K Challenge. The weekly walk/run, which is free, aims to get people in shape for the 5K Challenge to raise money for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands. Off the [...]

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Message for International Women’s Day

Message for International Women’s Day

| 08/03/2017 | 0 Comments

Joint message from Gender Affairs Minister Tara Rivers and Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden: On behalf of the Government and the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs, and the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, we wish all women in the Cayman Islands a happ [...]

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Women’s Day speaker to promote gender equality

Women’s Day speaker to promote gender equality

| 07/03/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The first man to ever minor in women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst will deliver the keynote address at this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, set for Wednesday, 8 March. Dr Jackson Katz will speak on “Gender on the Agenda: Why equality [...]

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Brac Spring Weekend on the horizon

Brac Spring Weekend on the horizon

| 03/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Brac teenagers and young adults are set for a weekend of forums, drone racing, and sports from 10-12 March 2017. The Youth Services Unit (YSU) of the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports is organising the activity-filled days of free events. James Myles, YSU a [...]

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Golf Tournament aids Alzheimer’s Association

Golf Tournament aids Alzheimer’s Association

| 28/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Pirates Week Charity Golf Classic went off without a hitch on Friday 17 February with dozens of golf lovers teeing up to help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI). Although due to inclement weather the event had been postp [...]

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Sex equality on agenda at Women’s Day event

Sex equality on agenda at Women’s Day event

| 28/02/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): An American cultural theorist will be speaking in Grand Cayman next Wednesday on the topic, “Gender on the Agenda: Why equality between the sexes is a critical issue for women and men”. Dr Jackson Katz, gender equality campaigner, academic and author, will be the key note s [...]

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Taste of Cayman supports Rotaract clubs

Taste of Cayman supports Rotaract clubs

| 24/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) donated almost $2,900 to the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman and Rotaract Blue through their raffle at the recent 29th Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival, to support the clubs’ continued activities within the community. Pierre [...]

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Nominations open for Proud of Them awards

Nominations open for Proud of Them awards

| 21/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The public is encouraged to acknowledge excellence among young people by submitting nominations for the Proud of Them award programme. Nominations are open for the next group of recipients who must be between the ages of 10 and 25 years old and deserve recognition for their ach [...]

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Rotary continues work with Guatemala literacy drive

Rotary continues work with Guatemala literacy drive

| 15/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two past presidents of Rotary Club of Grand Cayman (RCGC) joined directors and staff from the Cooperative for Education (CoEd), together with Rotarians from the US and Canada, in Antigua City, Guatemala, to celebrate the inauguration of a new educational centre on 10 February, [...]

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