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Lauren Hew carries flag as Pan Am Games conclude

Lauren Hew carries flag as Pan Am Games conclude

| 12/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The XVIII Pan American Games Lima 2019 officially ended Sunday, with thousands of athletes and spectators attending the two-hour-long closing ceremony at Lima’s National Stadium, themed “Dance of Diversity”. The event closed out the 17-day Games in which 6,000 athletes from 41 nations took part.

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Cayman’s athletes close out Pan Am Games

Cayman’s athletes close out Pan Am Games

| 11/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Swimmer John Bodden took part in the final event for Cayman at the Pan Am Games, competing in the 1,500m freestyle Saturday, 10 August. While failing to qualify out of his heat, he did record a personal best of 16:16.31, cutting 20 seconds off his previous fastest time. Overall, he finished 16th […]

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Final day for Cayman’s swimmers at Pan Am Games

Final day for Cayman’s swimmers at Pan Am Games

| 09/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Brett Fraser became Cayman’s first athlete at the 2019 Pan Am Games to qualify for a medal event Thursday (8 August), but fell short in the 100m freestyle final that evening. He said he was happy with both of his performances on the day and he’s ready to put in the necessary […]

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Hew looks ahead after missing 200m finals

Hew looks ahead after missing 200m finals

| 07/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Swimmer Lauren Hew failed to qualify for the 200m freestyle finals Wednesday, at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, finishing her heat in 2:14.50, which placed her 21st out of the 25 athletes taking part. Acknowledging she was unhappy with her time in the race, Hew is staying positive for her […]

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No medals but athletes look to better results at Games

No medals but athletes look to better results at Games

| 07/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three of Cayman’s athletes were competing on land and in the water on Tuesday, 6 August, the 14th day of action at the Pam Am Games in Lima, Peru. While no one came away with a medal, there were some personal bests achieved and still opportunities for better finishes at upcoming races.

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Sailors finally catch the wind at Pan Am Games

Sailors finally catch the wind at Pan Am Games

| 06/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After two days of cancellations due to lack of wind, Cayman sailor Jesse Jackson finally got to compete Monday, 5 August, but finished last out of the 22 taking part in the first laser standard race at the Pan American Games in Peru, moving up two places in the second race.

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John Bodden begins Games with two events

John Bodden begins Games with two events

| 06/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Swimmer John Bodden will be making his Pan Am Games debut when he hits the pool Tuesday, 6 August, for the 400m freestyle and 200m butterfly heats. If he qualifies for the finals, the medal events will be held that same evening. His other event is set for later in the week, […]

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Jesse Jackson ready to set sail in Peru

Jesse Jackson ready to set sail in Peru

| 02/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Sailor Jesse Jackson will be making his Pan Am Games debut in Paracas Bay, Peru, Saturday when he will be competing in the laser standard event, with races scheduled from 3-8 August, culminating in a medal round on Friday, 9 August. This competition marks his “biggest games to date” and Jackson says […]

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Athletes set to hit the water at Pan Am Games

Athletes set to hit the water at Pan Am Games

| 01/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Jesse Jackson, Cayman’s lone sailor at the Pan Am Games, is preparing for his five days of laser standard competition which start Saturday, 3 August, in Paracas Bay, Peru, a four-hour drive south of the main venue in Lima, with the swim team’s events set to begin three days later.

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Registration open for annual ‘Stroke and Stride’

Registration open for annual ‘Stroke and Stride’

| 30/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The three-race “Stroke and Stride” series returns next month, in support of young triathletes and benefitting the Special Needs Foundation Cayman. The event, which will be held over the first three Wednesdays in August, each including a swim and a two-mile run, is once again being sponsored by Ogier.

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Cayman draws with Haiti, falls in Olympic bid

Cayman draws with Haiti, falls in Olympic bid

| 29/07/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s U23 national football team came up short in their bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, after Haiti scored a tying goal in the final minutes of their Sunday, 27 July match, for a 2-2 result. After losing 1-0 to Grenada Wednesday in their first CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers at […]

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Strongman ‘The Beast’ coming to Cayman

Strongman ‘The Beast’ coming to Cayman

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Englishman Eddie Hall, the 2017 World’s Strongest Man, will be coming to Cayman to participate in the first-ever Cayman Islands Strongman Competition. Hall, also known as “The Beast”, is the reigning Guinness World Records holder for heaviest strongman deadlift (500 kg/1,102.3lbs in 2016).

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Nominations open to honour local dive pioneers

Nominations open to honour local dive pioneers

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nominations are now open for local honourees to be named to the 2019 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) to recognise those who have contributed significantly to scuba and watersports in the Cayman Islands through development, promotion, positive environmental impact or education. The Ministry and Department of Tourism are calling for […]

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Raegan Rutty misses cut for gymnastics finals

Raegan Rutty misses cut for gymnastics finals

| 29/07/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After failing to qualify for the individual apparatus finals at the Pan Am Games on Saturday, 27 July, Cayman Islands gymnast Raegan Rutty has shifted her focus to the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Germany coming up in October. Rutty, 17, the first of the Cayman athletes to compete in Lima, was […]

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Pan Am Games officially open

Pan Am Games officially open

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): With more than 50,000 people in attendance for the opening ceremony on Friday, 26 July, and 41 participating countries represented at the 18th Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Kemar Hyman, a two-time Olympian and Cayman Islands 100m national record holder, led the Cayman delegation of eight into the National Stadium as […]

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Kemar Hyman to carry the flag for Cayman

Kemar Hyman to carry the flag for Cayman

| 26/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Cayman sprinter Kemar Hyman has been named the Cayman Islands flag bearer for the opening ceremony this evening of the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. He will competing in the 100m later in the Games, as track events are not beginning in earnest until 6 August.

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Cayman takes hard loss in Olympic qualifier

Cayman takes hard loss in Olympic qualifier

| 25/07/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Hosts Cayman lost the opening match of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers 1-0 against Grenada in the first night of action at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex Wednesday, 24 July, despite creating more scoring chances than their opponents. The team, however, is determined to put that result behind them as they prepare for […]

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Cayman’s athletes in Peru for Pan Am Games

Cayman’s athletes in Peru for Pan Am Games

| 25/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the official opening ceremony taking place Friday, 26 July, Cayman was welcomed to the 18th Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, along with teams from the Bahamas, Brazil, Bolivia and St Lucia. Not all of Cayman’s representatives were on hand to be greeted as they arrived at the Pan […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.