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Arts and culture award winners announced

Arts and culture award winners announced

| 20/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Winners have been named for the 24th annual National Arts and Culture Awards. At a press conference held 19 February, 15 individuals, and one company were cited for their significant contribution to the arts and culture of the Cayman Islands. Minster for Culture Dwayne Seymour, Chi [...]

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Time to celebrate the coconut

Time to celebrate the coconut

| 15/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Pedro Castle is again hosting Coco Fest, set for Saturday, 17 February from 12pm-4pm, with the celebration of all things coconut featuring an array of locally made foods, candies, produce, crafts, games, beauty products and cocktails, plus live music. The third annual event will al [...]

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Cayman set to celebrate arts and culture

Cayman set to celebrate arts and culture

| 09/02/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of Arts, raises its curtains this month, showcasing the cultural diversity and artistic talent in the community. The event, which features various activities over a 10-day period, kicks off with the National Arts & Culture Awards an [...]

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NG director elected head of Caribbean association

NG director elected head of Caribbean association

| 29/01/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Natalie Urquhart, director of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI), was recently elected president of the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), an announcement that followed the 28th annual MAC general meeting and conference held in Miami, Florida in late 2017. M [...]

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Mission House gets a Christmas clean-up

Mission House gets a Christmas clean-up

| 13/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Members of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing (HECH) spent Monday morning (11 December) sprucing up the Mission House in Bodden Town. The team swapped office attire for yard clothes to clean, sweep, work in the garden and carry out general maintenance at the h [...]

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Kids kick off ‘Gimistory’ ahead of star-packed event

Kids kick off ‘Gimistory’ ahead of star-packed event

| 24/11/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s youngest storytellers will be kicking off one of the islands’ most popular festivals on Saturday night (25 November), when ‘Gimistory’ opens at Dart Park on South Church Street. The annual event will run for seven days and features an impressive a [...]

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New queen reigns for Pirates Week

New queen reigns for Pirates Week

| 13/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Tracey Barnes-Fagan of Bodden Town took the top prize at the 2017 Pirates Week Festival Queen competition on Friday, 10 November. Designed by Julio Fagan, her costume “Isle of Gems” played on the festival’s “Treasures Of Change” theme. “The areas of adjudication for t [...]

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Festival Queen contestants announced

Festival Queen contestants announced

| 08/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): This year’s Pirates Week Festival Queen competition takes place Friday, 10 November, on Harbour Drive, starting at 7:15pm. Contending for the title are Victoria Ebanks (Miss West Bay), Latoya Lightbody (Miss East End), Amanda Hurlston (Miss George Town) and Tracey Barnes-Fagan (M [...]

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National Trust marks 30th anniversary

National Trust marks 30th anniversary

| 04/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): More than 100 people gathered under the stars at Pedro St James to celebrate the National Trust’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, 23 September. Highlights included the announcement of newly elected members of the National Trust Council, who will lead the organisation in the year ah [...]

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YMCA Brac camp showcases Cayman culture

YMCA Brac camp showcases Cayman culture

| 21/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): More than 30 kids in Cayman Brac spent two weeks immersed in history and culture at a camp organised by the YMCA in partnership with Brac native Simone Scott. The Cayman Brac Culture Camp took place from 31 July to 11 August at the Heritage House, and included such activities as fi [...]

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Craft market vendors show PRIDE in their training

Craft market vendors show PRIDE in their training

| 28/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The vendors of the Cayman Craft Market recently received certificates for their PRIDE training, part of a number of changes the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) is implementing to ensure the preservation and promotion of local arts and traditions at the George Town attraction. “Qua [...]

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Traditional Caymanian home opens at Botanic Park

Traditional Caymanian home opens at Botanic Park

| 15/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Rankine Heritage House at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is now open to the public, enabling visitors to walk through the historical Caymanian home which is more than 100 years old. Julius Rankine of East End donated the small house to the Botanic Park in the mid ‘90s wh [...]

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Young artists on display at hotel gallery

Young artists on display at hotel gallery

| 30/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Year six students from government schools across Grand Cayman are exhibiting their artwork created through the Heritage Arts programme, which is part of the curriculum and run by Cayman Traditional Arts (CTA). On display at The Gallery at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman through 15 A [...]

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Booklet on culture and heritage policy printed

Booklet on culture and heritage policy printed

| 26/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The country’s first printed copy of the National Culture & Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan was released Monday, 22 May 2017, presented by the Ministry of Culture. An e-book version of the policy will be available online by early June on the ministry’s website. “This p [...]

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Special headstones to honour cultural icons

Special headstones to honour cultural icons

| 18/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Two of Cayman’s cultural icons will be posthumously honoured with specially crafted headstones to mark their graves. Culture Minister and Premier Alden McLaughlin presented a cheque for $24,000 to the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) for the project to honour world reno [...]

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