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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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National Trust offers virtual tours of Mission House

National Trust offers virtual tours of Mission House

| 03/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has launched a virtual walkthrough of the Mission House in Bodden Town. This fully interactive experience enables visitors to the National Trust’s website to gain 24/7 online access to this historic home and consists of a set of high-reso [...]

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Youth Services cooks up special summer camps

Youth Services cooks up special summer camps

| 10/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Youth Services Unit (YSU) is offering three summer camps aimed at young people from 11-17 years old. James Myles, YSU acting head, explained the camps have a specific focus. “Our camps aim to appeal to older children as so many specifically target younger children. Given the [...]

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Audio tours coming to the Mission House

Audio tours coming to the Mission House

| 13/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands will be introducing audio tours of the Mission House in Bodden Town on 1 April. These new tours,  narrated by Pastor Alson Ebanks, will allow visitors to explore the small home museum using audio headsets and it is hoped that it will draw [...]

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Red Sky set to light up the night

Red Sky set to light up the night

| 24/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The fifth annual Red Sky at Night, the celebration of Caymanian arts and culture, takes place tomorrow (25 February) on the grounds of the Harquail Theatre. One of the anchor events of Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, and a favourite of artisans and attend [...]

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Crowds celebrate coconuts at festival

Crowds celebrate coconuts at festival

| 23/02/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): With organisers struggling to get people to leave, as fish was still frying in aromatic coconut oil and coconut muskets were still flying well after the 4pm closing time, the Coco Fest, still only in its second year, has claimed its rightful place on the calendar of annual events i [...]

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Volunteers needed for Red Sky

Volunteers needed for Red Sky

| 03/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): For the fifth year, Red Sky at Night, which is produced by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF), will offer an evening of performing and visual arts on Saturday, 25 February. As one of the anchor events of Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, Red Sky [...]

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