Tag: National Trust for the Cayman Islands

Dates set for National Trust fundraisers

Dates set for National Trust fundraisers

| 14/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has announced the 2019 dates for its two major fundraising events – Hatitude, set for Sunday, 27 January and the Glow Run, scheduled for Saturday, 30 March. Hatitude, a family brunch, will take place at Grand Old House under the theme [...]

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National Trust issues passport to adventure

National Trust issues passport to adventure

| 15/08/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Visitors and residents can now go on an island-wide scavenger hunt in Grand Cayman thanks to the release of a National Trust for the Cayman Islands booklet pointing the way toward many obscure spots. The “Explorer Passport to Grand Cayman” features photos of sites and includes [...]

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National Trust promotes green start to school

National Trust promotes green start to school

| 10/08/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the beginning of the school year, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has joined two initiatives to encourage students to recycle. The Trust is now a registered collection centre for the Crayola “ColorCycle” and Elmer’s “Glue Crew” recycling programmes. The [...]

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National Trust releases 1,000th blue iguana

National Trust releases 1,000th blue iguana

| 30/07/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands released the 1,000th blue iguana into the wild under its recovery programme. “Renegade” was one of 10 iguanas set free at the Collier’s Wilderness Reserve on Tuesday, 23 July, after being given a head start at the Trust’s specialist [...]

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Corporate support for National Trust camp

Corporate support for National Trust camp

| 10/07/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has announced that Butterfield Group will be sponsoring its annual summer camp, aimed at educating children about Cayman’s cultural and historic heritage. The “Heritage Heroes” camp, set for 23 July to 3 August, will take place at Dar [...]

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Students lobby against single-use plastics

Students lobby against single-use plastics

| 11/06/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS Local Life): In support of World Oceans Day, 8 June, Cayman schoolchildren delivered letters to Minister of the Environment Dwayne Seymour, urging the Cayman Islands Government to ban single-use plastics. The theme of World Ocean Day 2018 is “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging s [...]

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Why can’t Caymanian architecture be preserved?

Why can’t Caymanian architecture be preserved?

| 24/04/2018 | 12 Comments
I’m new to the island and have been intrigued by the traditional Cayman houses since I saw the wattle-and-daub display at the museum when I first arrived. I don’t see too many around so I was surprised to see one being demolished at the corner of Hospital Road and Elgin Avenue in December. As I [...]

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Plaque unveiling reveals decades-old family link

Plaque unveiling reveals decades-old family link

| 19/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The unveiling of a plaque last week by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to mark the donation of land on Cayman Brac, also led to the discovery of a connection between the family who owned the property and Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, minister and MLA for Cayman Brac East. [...]

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Fundraiser held for Land Reserve Fund

Fundraiser held for Land Reserve Fund

| 04/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Land Reserve Fund arm of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands held their Cocktails and Canapes for Conservation fundraising event on 22 March, hosted at the home of Martyn and Vivian Bould, who donated their time and their grounds for the evening. [...]

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Book on mangroves donated to primary schools

Book on mangroves donated to primary schools

| 23/02/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life):  Cayman Brac writer and author Martin Keeley donated copies of his book Marvellous Mangroves: Myths & Legends to every Year 5 teacher in the Cayman Islands. Presenting the books to Catherine Childs, National Trust education manager, Keeley explained that the Marvellous Mangrov [...]

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Mission House gets a Christmas clean-up

Mission House gets a Christmas clean-up

| 13/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Members of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing (HECH) spent Monday morning (11 December) sprucing up the Mission House in Bodden Town. The team swapped office attire for yard clothes to clean, sweep, work in the garden and carry out general maintenance at the h [...]

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National Trust marks 30th anniversary

National Trust marks 30th anniversary

| 04/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): More than 100 people gathered under the stars at Pedro St James to celebrate the National Trust’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, 23 September. Highlights included the announcement of newly elected members of the National Trust Council, who will lead the organisation in the year ah [...]

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Kids learn about heritage at summer camp

Kids learn about heritage at summer camp

| 24/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): About 100 children have completed a four-week summer camp devoted to nature- and heritage-based arts and crafts activities. Jointly run by the National Trust and Art Nest Creative Studio, the camp, “Art of Nature”, was held at the Trust’s operational base in Dart Park on Sout [...]

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It’s glow time for the National Trust

It’s glow time for the National Trust

| 22/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The National Trust is hosting its fourth annual Glow Run 5K on Saturday, 3 June, as the organisation celebrates 30 years of conservation. Participants are encouraged to dress in 80s attire with neon, jelly bracelets, big hair, gaudy accessories, leg warmers and more. All ages and f [...]

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Putting up a home for bats

Putting up a home for bats

| 16/05/2017 | 2 Comments
How do I get a bat house and how much does it cost? Does it need planning permission? Are bats effective in controlling mosquitoes? Auntie’s answer: This issue was in the news quite recently, following a release from the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, and you could start by reading this on [...]

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