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CUC summer programme goes virtual

CUC summer programme goes virtual

| 23/07/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): CUC’s summer interns will take part virtually this year, since in-person work experience is not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grand Cayman’s power company said in a release that the six-week virtual Summer Internship and Vocational Trainee Programme, which is for students between 14 and 23, provides the opportunity for the […]

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Orchid sale and growing tips at QEII Botanic Park

Orchid sale and growing tips at QEII Botanic Park

| 23/07/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The horticultural manager Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Nick Johnson, will be giving a talk on orchid tying and potting at an orchid sale at the park on on Saturday, 1 August. The presentation will be ideal for beginner and intermediate orchid growers, according to a release from the park.

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New Canadian honorary consul for the Cayman Islands

New Canadian honorary consul for the Cayman Islands

| 03/07/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Yves Martel, from Dolbeau in northern Quebec, has been appointed as Canada’s new honorary consul of the Cayman Islands, taking up the post on 1 July. Martel, who has been living in the Cayman Islands for six years, will work closely with the Consular Section of the Canadian High Commission in Kingston, […]

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Cayman Turtle Centre reopening this weekend

Cayman Turtle Centre reopening this weekend

| 03/07/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Everyone on Grand Cayman can enjoy a visit to the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre from this weekend without the throng of tourists and for a special low entry fee. But visitors are required to bring face-masks, which they will be asked to wear in indoor areas. The CTC closed its […]

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LIFE offers targeted reading for students in lockdown

LIFE offers targeted reading for students in lockdown

| 18/06/2020 | 0 Comments

(LIFE): Studying for Cayman’s school children might be far from normal right now, but they can at least curl up with a good book and practice their reading skills thanks to more than a thousand books that have been donated to children during lockdown through the Literacy is For Everyone (LIFE) programme. 

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Cayman’s swimmers take to the sea for training

Cayman’s swimmers take to the sea for training

| 08/06/2020 | 1 Comment

(CIASA): Government’s recent announcement that the beaches are once again open for exercise saw Cayman’s competitive swimmers grabbing their goggles and caps and heading straight to our famous Seven Mile Beach.

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Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

| 02/06/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two charities are trying to make sure that children in the Cayman Islands don’t go hungry during the coronavirus lockdown. Since the schools closed in mid-March, the Homeschool Lunch Program has been providing 465 children from 13 government schools with a healthy meal or supermarket voucher. The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman […]

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Laptop donation for children studying at home

Laptop donation for children studying at home

| 29/05/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Among the issues that have come to light during the COVID-19 lockdown is the number of students who lack the basic equipment at home to do their schoolwork, leaving them at a severe educational disadvantage at this time while they have to study remotely. But for a number for them, the donation […]

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7th annual DG’s 5K set for April

7th annual DG’s 5K set for April

| 19/02/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three charities will benefit from the Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge fundraiser this year: the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS), the MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands, and the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI). DG Franz Manderson, who spearheads the event, now in its seventh year, said they were […]

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Beach walk fundraiser for children with heart disease

Beach walk fundraiser for children with heart disease

| 11/02/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper and Deputy Governor Franz Manderson were among those who participated in Team Nolan’s 2nd Annual Heart Warriors and Angels Beach Walk in honour of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness week 2020 and to raise funds for children with CHD. The event was also “in memory of an undoubtedly beautiful Heart Warrior”, baby Nolan Evans […]

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CIG issues special Coat of Arms money

CIG issues special Coat of Arms money

| 28/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Government has splashed out on printing a new $1 commemorative banknote to mark last year’s 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands’ first written Constitution. The new note was unveiled at the National Heroes Day celebrations on Monday and is expected to be circulated for use on Tuesday. A modified version of the current ‘D’ […]

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Large turnout at Pete Ribbins Swim Meet

Large turnout at Pete Ribbins Swim Meet

| 23/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands swimmers of all ages, including those aiming for qualifying times for April’s CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Barbados, took part in the Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water Meet, the first competitive swim meet of the year last weekend. The 3-day event was hosted by Stingray Swim Club and held at the […]

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Ombudsman offers info on data protection

Ombudsman offers info on data protection

| 23/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Office of the Ombudsman will be holding a meet and greet inside the Government Administration Building on Tuesday morning, 28 January, in recognition of International Data Privacy Day, which will be celebrated in the Cayman Islands for the first time, following the commencement of the Data Protection Law (DPL) on 30 […]

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NGO mentors girls for careers in finance

NGO mentors girls for careers in finance

| 20/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): GirlForce 100, the flagship female youth mentoring initiative for 100 Women in Finance, recently launched its fourth year of operation with an introductory session to over 45 mentees at ArtNest Studio in the Cayman Islands.

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Orthopaedic surgeon joins HSA team

Orthopaedic surgeon joins HSA team

| 16/01/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Allan Larsen, who has performed 25,000 knee arthroscopies and 40,000 procedures, has joined the staff of the Orthopaedics Department of the Health Services Authority (HSA). Dr Larsen treats all conditions of the hand, knee and ankle/foot, in addition to specialising in sports traumatology, the HSA said in a release.

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IT expert promoted at Computer Services

IT expert promoted at Computer Services

| 13/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Darvy Whittaker, who has over thirty years of experience in information technology service delivery, has been promoted within the Computer Services Department (CSD) to Deputy Director, Service Delivery. In his new post he is tasked with responsibility for all aspects of information systems user experience across the Cayman Islands Government.

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Cayman welcomes first baby of the decade

Cayman welcomes first baby of the decade

| 09/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Baby Aelene Lopez was born nearly two weeks early in 1 January, surprising everyone, especially parents Aylin and Roberto Lopez, when she became the first baby to be born in the Cayman Islands in this new decade.

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Cayman Eco offers free ‘climate science lunch and learn’

Cayman Eco offers free ‘climate science lunch and learn’

| 09/01/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Eco, a local environmental non-profit organisation, is aiming to educate the general public in the Cayman Islands on the threats presented by global climate change by offering free ‘climate science lunch and learn’ sessions for local businesses.

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