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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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February focus on heart health

February focus on heart health

| 20/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of marking heart month in February, the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) has announced several related events as well as fundraising opportunities. For the past 12 years, the non-profit has been working in the community to raise money and increase awareness about the risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke, with the […]

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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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Junior tennis back on the court

Junior tennis back on the court

| 16/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The first PwC Junior Tennis Circuit tournament for 2019 took place this past weekend, with 28 young players competing in three age divisions. The event was held at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club and organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands (TFCI).

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CIS and St Ignatius take football titles

CIS and St Ignatius take football titles

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CIHSFL): Cayman International School (CIS) Blue and St Ignatius Catholic School claimed the 2018 Dart Under 14 Girls’ and Under 13 Boys’ Cayman Islands High School Football League (CIHSFL) championships. In a rematch of the 2017 final game, the young ladies from CIS Blue defeated Cayman Prep 3-0 at the CIFA Centre of Excellence to […]

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Close finish at sea swim

Close finish at sea swim

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 30th annual CUC 800m Sea Swim took place Saturday, 12 January with 125 swimmers participating in the loop course which started and ended at Governor’s Beach. Overall first, second and third place winners finished within seconds of each other providing an exciting finish for the crowds, stated a Cayman Islands Aquatic […]

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Governor attends beach clean-up

Governor attends beach clean-up

| 14/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Elisabeth, stopped by a clean-up at Barefoot Beach on Saturday, 12 January, which was organised by Plastic Free Cayman, a non-profit dedicated to reducing single-use plastic in the Cayman Islands, and Red Sail Sports. The couple joined a group of 70 volunteers who were collecting rubbish […]

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Proud of Them: Jorel Bellafonte and Jade Barnard

Proud of Them: Jorel Bellafonte and Jade Barnard

| 14/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Following on from the ceremony recently held for the latest group of Proud of Them recipients, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands is releasing biographies of the 10 young people who have been recognised. The first two awardees to be profiled are Jorel Bellafonte, honoured for sports, and Jade […]

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Health ministry staff support YMCA

Health ministry staff support YMCA

| 10/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A dozen staff from the Ministry of Health spent time volunteering at Bodden Town Primary School last month. Their aim was to support and help raise awareness for the Extended After-School Programme (EASP) that the YMCA operates for government schools across the Cayman Islands.

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Tribute to education icon Joanna Clarke

Tribute to education icon Joanna Clarke

| 10/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry and Department of Education have paid tribute to long-time educator Joanna Clarke who passed away Christmas Eve, noting her great service and how much she will be missed. “The contribution that Ms Joanna Clarke made to education in the Cayman Islands is immeasurable, her impact on the lives of thousands […]

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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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Coat of Arms ‘heroes’ set to be celebrated

Coat of Arms ‘heroes’ set to be celebrated

| 08/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Vestrymen and Justices of the Peace who were instrumental in getting into place the Coat of Arms for the Cayman Islands will be honoured at the 2019 Heroes Day celebrations, set for Monday, 28 January. The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating the Creation of our Coat of Arms”, replacing “Pioneers […]

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Cayman named best Caribbean island

Cayman named best Caribbean island

| 08/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands has been ranked first in the Caribbean Journal’s roundup of “The 19 Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2019”. The destination’s sophistication, infrastructure and “unparalleled comfort and ease” were heralded as the determining factors for recognition, stated a Cayman Islands Department of Tourism press release.

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Garden Club holding fun day at Botanic Park

Garden Club holding fun day at Botanic Park

| 07/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Garden Club of Grand Cayman is holding its annual Family Fun Day at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on Sunday, 20 January, from 10am to 3pm. The club organises the event to encourage residents to learn about and visit the park.

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