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Region celebrates 25 years of polio eradication

Region celebrates 25 years of polio eradication

| 04/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands has been free from Polio for more than six decades, since 1957, and boast 93% vaccination coverage, according to the Public Health Department. In 1994, the Americas, including Cayman, was the first region in the world to be certified as Polio free and is now celebrating 25 years of […]

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JPs look to expand public service

JPs look to expand public service

| 14/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): At their recent annual general meeting, Cayman Islands justices of the peace (JPs) underscored the ongoing success of a free programme started by their association last year. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 12 noon in the Government Administration Building (GAB) lobby, a JP is available to provide free services.

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Lashonda Powell called to the bar

Lashonda Powell called to the bar

| 31/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Lashonda Powell has been admitted to practise as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands, with her application moved by Ogiers attorney William Jones before then-Acting Chief Justice Richard Williams on Tuesday, 26 March. Powell graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016 with a bachelor of laws degree with honours. She then […]

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Minister’s message for World Water Day

Minister’s message for World Water Day

| 22/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Lands and Agriculture Juliana O’Connor-Connolly writes: Today we are proud to celebrate World Water Day, and the 2019 theme “Leaving no one Behind”. In 2010 the United Nations recognised that the “right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right that is essential for the full […]

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Cayman Connection promotes ‘Culture Club’

Cayman Connection promotes ‘Culture Club’

| 18/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of Caymanians and Cayman students in the UK visited the British Museum in London on a VIP tour organised by Cayman Connection UK (CCUK) and hosted by the Cayman Government Office in the UK. The visitors were given the opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes collections of items relating to the Cayman […]

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New release of Coat of Arms coin

New release of Coat of Arms coin

| 13/03/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Due to “overwhelming demand” of a silver $5 commemorative coin released last year by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms, a second mintage has been approved. The coin, produced in collaboration with Celebrate Cayman, sold out within 36 hours of […]

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Commonwealth Day message from the Queen

Commonwealth Day message from the Queen

| 10/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Queen Elizabeth II writes: Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year as we mark the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members. The vision and sense of connection that inspired the signatories has stood the test of time, and the […]

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Teaching civics in schools

Teaching civics in schools

| 19/02/2019 | 1 Comment

I just read that a CNN poll found that 12% of American adults had never even heard of Mike Pence, which suggests that about 30 million voters have no clue who the vice president is, let alone what he stands for, which is astounding. That made me think, is civics taught in Cayman schools, such […]

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Cayman Prep footballers shine in Jamaica tourney

Cayman Prep footballers shine in Jamaica tourney

| 17/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Prep and High School (CPHS) recently took a group of 27 students to the American International School of Kingston (AISK) and made a strong showing at the six-a-side SoccerFeva tournament, which hosted schools from all over the region. In addition, CPHS student Molly Kehoe, member of the winning girls’ team, was […]

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Cayman to host OTs attorneys general

Cayman to host OTs attorneys general

| 14/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Attorney General Samuel Bulgin will host this year’s Overseas Territories (OTs) attorneys general two-day conference, starting Tuesday, 19 February 2019. Attendees will include all UK OTs attorneys general as well as representatives from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Departments of Justice of Canada and the US, and the Cayman Islands.

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Canadian High Commissioner visits

Canadian High Commissioner visits

| 11/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Laurie Peters, the High Commissioner of Canada who is stationed in Jamaica, met with top Cayman government officials during her two-day visit last week (6 and 7 February). One day one, which was her first official stop in Cayman, she met Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell and Attorney General Samuel Bulgin.

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CIMPA names board for 2019

CIMPA names board for 2019

| 18/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Following an annual general meeting held Friday, 14 December, the Cayman Islands Marketing Professionals Association (CIMPA) appointed their 2019 board, with both new faces and continuing members slated to serve. Staying on for a second year are Catherine Healy as chair; Natalie Toole, head of events; Amy Hayward, head of memberships; and […]

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HRC message for International Human Rights Day

HRC message for International Human Rights Day

| 09/12/2018 | 0 Comments

Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission: Monday is International Human Rights Day which is observed every year on 10th December. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“the UDHR”). To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, the United Nations (“the UN”) has launched a year-long campaign building on its […]

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Women stand up against gender violence

Women stand up against gender violence

| 02/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Family Resource Centre (FRC) staff, fellow civil servants, and members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) took time on Friday, 30 November to spell out their opposition to gender violence. The special photo-op at the Government Administration Building was part of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence […]

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New stamps celebrate Christmas

New stamps celebrate Christmas

| 25/11/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Postal Service has released a four-stamp collection depicting the titles of popular Christmas hymns, featured on island-themed graphics. The stamps went on sale Friday, 23 November, and are valued at 25¢, 80¢, $1.50 and $2. The issue also includes a first day cover at $5.35, which will be available […]

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Caitlin Tyson readies for Miss Universe pageant

Caitlin Tyson readies for Miss Universe pageant

| 15/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Caitlin Tyson, the reigning Miss Cayman Islands Universe, has been preparing for the upcoming 67th annual Miss Universe pageant in December in Thailand. She is in the US training with Anastagia Pierre, a renowned pageant coach who provides guidance in such areas as runway, etiquette and wardrobe, said a Miss Cayman Islands […]

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Governor tours the Sister Islands

Governor tours the Sister Islands

| 07/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper spent his first weekend in the Cayman Islands touring Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The inaugural visit began on the morning of Friday, 2 November. The governor and his wife, Lissie, along with the Chief Officer for the Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport Stran Bodden, Head of […]

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New stamp issue celebrates Coat of Arms

New stamp issue celebrates Coat of Arms

| 22/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Postal Service issued a new $2 stamp on Friday, 19 October, to participate in the ongoing year-long celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms. The single-stamp issue, available in a souvenir sheet format, depicts the Coat of Arms against a blue background and mentions […]

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