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National Heroes Day programme set

National Heroes Day programme set

| 21/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Details have been released for the upcoming National Heroes Day celebration, at which pioneers who contributed to the creation of the Cayman Islands’ Coat of Arms will be honoured. In addition to recognising the vestrymen and justices of the peace who were instrumental to getting the Coat of Arms in place, organisations […]

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Young kiteboarders get fundraising boost

Young kiteboarders get fundraising boost

| 20/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A team of young men participating in the Little Grand Race 2019 has received support from a local law firm as they try to raise funds for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. Conyers Dill & Pearman has donated $5,000 to the team of Oskar Bjuroe, Jake Serpell and Louis Vagniez, who are […]

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Charity walk raises US$60k for Cancer Society

Charity walk raises US$60k for Cancer Society

| 17/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands’ participation in CIBC FirstCaribbean’s seventh annual Walk for the Cure last October led to a US$60,000 donation to the local branch of the Cancer Society. Overall, the region’s largest cancer fundraiser topped US$500,000 through events held throughout the Caribbean.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate mentoring

| 16/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In addition to observing International Mentoring Day today (17 January), Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Cayman Islands is marking Cayman’s longest standing match, a 10-year relationship between mentor Gerardo Ochoa-Vargas and Alex Richardson. Matched in March 2009, the two initially found they lacked shared interests, but 10 years on they […]

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Fundraiser set for One Dog at a Time

Fundraiser set for One Dog at a Time

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Dog-rescue charity One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) has organised a car boot sale for Saturday, 19 January from 7am-10am as a fundraiser for the non-profit. The event is being held at Kensington House on Dr Roy’s Drive in George Town in the solar-panel-covered car park.

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Red Cross renovations get government support

Red Cross renovations get government support

| 09/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) has received a government boost to its “Shelter from the Storm” appeal, which aims to raise $600,000 for remedial renovations to its Huldah Road headquarters. The campaign was launched in July 2018 to fund the work required to ensure compliance with current building codes, and provide […]

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Thrift shop helps support canine charity

Thrift shop helps support canine charity

| 07/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Anyone interested in looking for a bargain while supporting dog-rescue charity One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) can head to its New To You shop at JJT Warehouses, Row 2, Unit 2 on Industrial Way. The charity closed its other shop just before Christmas but the larger location features a variety of […]

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Derek Haines treks for Special Needs

Derek Haines treks for Special Needs

| 07/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Veteran marathoner and fundraiser Derek Haines (70) is undertaking yet another physically demanding challenge as he and his friend Mike Burcombe train to climb 550 miles of the Pyrenees mountain range later this year to benefit Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC). Fundraising as part of the Coast to Coast Pyrenees Challenge campaign […]

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Cayman’s first governor turns 100

Cayman’s first governor turns 100

| 03/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper was one of the guests at the Pines Retirement Home who this week helped celebrate the 100th birthday of Cayman’s first governor, Athel Long. In both a tweet and Facebook post on 2 January, Roper congratulated Long and said he was honoured to take part.

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Special Olympics stalwart Penny McDowall mourned

Special Olympics stalwart Penny McDowall mourned

| 03/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The New Year’s Eve passing of Penny McDowall (59) after a years-long battle with cancer has hit the community hard, as people mourn the loss of a leading force in Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) and the sport of swimming. She founded and coached the SOCI aquatic programme, a commitment which eventually […]

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Special Needs Foundation gets Christmas gifts

Special Needs Foundation gets Christmas gifts

| 30/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Staff in the Portfolio of Legal Affairs (PoLA) recently donated about 70 Christmas presents to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman. PoLA representatives presented the gifts on Monday 17 December, after the staff decided to launch a tradition of giving back to the community at Christmas, which they began by donating gifts to […]

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Names sought for Queen’s birthday honours

Names sought for Queen’s birthday honours

| 27/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper is calling on the public to nominate people to receive the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour, though these can be made all year round. Recommendations for this award are considered locally and successful nominees will normally be recognised at the Queen’s birthday celebrations in June.

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Company raises US$18k for Crisis Centre

Company raises US$18k for Crisis Centre

| 24/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A Cayman Islands hedge fund recently hosted its annual champagne brunch in aid of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC), with the event raising US$18,000 for the non-profit which provides support and shelter for victims of domestic abuse. The large sum was made possible through the “incredibly generous donations: of attendees to […]

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Christmas haircut a gift to young cancer patients

Christmas haircut a gift to young cancer patients

| 20/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman resident Adam Stoner will be getting a special haircut this Christmas. He will be donating his very long hair to Locks of Love for it to be used to make wigs for children who have lost theirs due to cancer treatment. At the same time, he is fundraising for the Cayman […]

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Gas stations raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation

Gas stations raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation

| 20/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two gas stations held a month-long campaign throughout October to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Customers were asked if they would “round up their bill” to donate funds to the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF), and thousands of people answered the call, raising $6,849.40.

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