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Tag: National Trust for the Cayman Islands

CUC bucket trucks to help protect bats

CUC bucket trucks to help protect bats

| 07/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): With local bats battling against extinction, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has enlisted the help of Grand Cayman’s power provider to reinstate its Bat Conservation Programme to help support all nine native species. CUC will be providing bucket trucks to help install special bat houses to keep the animals way from people’s […]

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Prince’s blue encounter leads to donation

Prince’s blue encounter leads to donation

| 10/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has received a donation from Prince Charles for the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme. While he and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were visiting the Cayman Islands earlier this year, Prince Charles had an encounter with an iconic blue at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. […]

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National Trust annual general meeting

National Trust annual general meeting

| 28/08/2019 | 0 Comments

The National Trust invites our members to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, 18 September at the George Town Yacht Club. The 2018/19 Annual Report and Financials will be presented at the meeting and members will have the opportunity to vote for the 2019/20 Trust Council. Members unable to attend the meeting are encouraged […]

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Group works to save historic Caymanian cottage

Group works to save historic Caymanian cottage

| 16/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A multifaceted group of heritage stakeholders is working to preserve a traditional Caymanian-style cottage built in the early 1800’s by relocating it to the Mission House property in Bodden Town. Towards that end, the Ministry of Culture has concluded the procurement exercise to move the Clayton Nixon home, which is located on […]

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Conservation award finalists named

Conservation award finalists named

| 18/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust has announced the 14 finalists for the fourth Governor’s Conservation Awards, which are presented every two years to recognise local people and businesses involved in historic preservation and environmental conservation across all three Cayman Islands within the last ten years. The winners in the various categories will be named […]

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National Trust celebrates fathers at Mission House

National Trust celebrates fathers at Mission House

| 10/06/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life):The National Trust’s Bodden Town District Committee is holding a Father’s Day barbecue Saturday, 15 June, that is free and open to the public. The event, taking place at the Mission House between 11am and 4pm, will include a Father’s Day greeting card craft area, face painting, bouncy castle and a vintage photo […]

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Nominations open for Governor’s Conservation Awards

Nominations open for Governor’s Conservation Awards

| 12/05/2019 | 0 Comments

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is now accepting nominations for its fourth Governor’s Conservation Awards (GCA) ceremony. Backed by HE The Governor Martyn Roper and in partnership with Greenlight Re, the GCA aim to recognise outstanding achievement among individuals and corporations that demonstrate an active role in the fields of historic preservation and […]

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National Trust plants trees for Arbour Day

National Trust plants trees for Arbour Day

| 29/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust celebrated its first Arbour Day Friday, 26 April, at the Mission House in Bodden Town with the planting of two native Whitewood trees. The event was held in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment, which donated one of the trees, and Caribbean Blooms, which worked closely with the National […]

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Mission House opens for Saturday tours

Mission House opens for Saturday tours

| 28/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust’s signature property, the Mission House, is introducing Saturday hours beginning tomorrow (2 March). Nadia Hardie, Executive Director of the National Trust, said the new Saturday hours will allow residents more opportunities to tour the historic property in Bodden Town.

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Hats on for the National Trust

Hats on for the National Trust

| 21/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust will host its sixth annual Hatitude brunch gala Sunday, 27 January in support of protecting and preserving Cayman’s wild environments and the flora and fauna that live within. Each year, the Trust themes its family-friendly brunch to bring awareness to Cayman’s unique and delicate natural environment; this year’s theme […]

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Law firm’s day of giving helps charities

Law firm’s day of giving helps charities

| 05/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 60 staff of law firm Mourant swapped office chairs for charity work during its annual Away Day. Teams assisted Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE), the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), with a group of volunteers also tackling clean-ups at Smith Cove […]

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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 “Birds of the Caribbean”.

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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 a map and stickers that will […]

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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 initiative, which began 9 August, will continue throughout 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 breeding unit at the Queen Elizabeth […]

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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 Dart Park.

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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 solutions for a healthy ocean”.

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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 walk […]

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