Tag: Ministry of Community Affairs

Ministry asks community and businesses to help NPOs

Ministry asks community and businesses to help NPOs

| 19/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of a commitment going back more than ten years to provide funding to five of Cayman’s non-profit organisations, amounting to almost $2.5 million annually, the Ministry of Community Affairs is also calling on the private sector and the community to support The Pines Retirement Home, National Council of Voluntary Organisations, […]

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Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

| 16/06/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The six residents of Sunrise Cottage, the oldest of the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) live-in facilities for seniors, were moved out of their East End home and into the Golden Age Home in West Bay last month, as part of a plan to build a new residence in the […]

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Young Men at Risk community meeting cancelled

Young Men at Risk community meeting cancelled

| 05/06/2019 | 0 Comments

The community presentation by the Ministry of Community Affairs in partnership with the Alex Panton Foundation to have taken place on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at Bodden Town Civic Centre has been cancelled. The last-minute cancellation, due late notification of ongoing maintenance work at the venue, has left no time for securing an alternative venue. The Ministry apologises […]

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CFO’s leadership adds up to top employee honours

CFO’s leadership adds up to top employee honours

| 04/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Joel Burke, who is the chief financial officer in the Ministry of Community Affairs, has been named the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for April for his “exceptional leadership skills”. During the presentation of the award, Thursday, 30 May, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson commended Burke for being a “critical and […]

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Ministry donates towards Child Month breakfast

Ministry donates towards Child Month breakfast

| 23/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ministry of Community Affairs’ Chief Officer Teresa Echenique recently presented a $2,000 cheque to the Circle of Love Women’s Ministry (COL) chairperson Julie Hunter. The donation will offset the cost of staging COL’s May Child Month breakfast, with other activities coordinated across all three islands by the Department of Children and Family […]

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Karlene Bramwell awarded for Honouring Women Month efforts

Karlene Bramwell awarded for Honouring Women Month efforts

| 14/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): An annual award named for an East End women’s rights activist has been presented to Karlene Bramwell of the Gender Affairs Unit under the Ministry of Community Affairs. Bramwell, a senior policy analyst in the unit, received the 2019 Wendy Quinland Award during an Honouring Women Month (HWM) reception at Government House […]

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Grant helps Caymanian further her studies

Grant helps Caymanian further her studies

| 26/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A $1,200 grant to the Family Resource Centre (FRC) will help a young Caymanian pursue her dreams of higher education. The recipient, who cannot be named for confidentiality reasons, will privately be given the cheque which was recently presented to the FRC by the Ministry of Community Affairs’ Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) […]

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Presentations to address bullying

Presentations to address bullying

| 12/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Community Affairs and the Alex Panton Foundation are jointly hosting a series of community presentations on bullying and young men at risk starting this month. The first of the 10 planned sessions will take place Thursday, 21 March at the Webster Memorial Church Hall in Bodden Town.

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Honouring Women Month gets ministry support

Honouring Women Month gets ministry support

| 27/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Preparations for March’s Honouring Women Month (HWM) events have been boosted by a strategic alliance between the Ministry of Community Affairs’ Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) and the Family Resource Centre (FRC), along with a $9,000 contribution by the GAU to help stage various activities.

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Second cohort graduate from sign language course

Second cohort graduate from sign language course

| 12/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nine students have completed an American Sign Language (ASL) course facilitated by the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). The graduates of this year’s Intermediate ASL Level 1 programme included staff from the Ministry of Community Affairs and the Ministry of Education, teachers, teacher’s aide and nine-year-old Red Bay Primary School […]

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