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Bodden Towner crowned Miss Cayman Universe

Bodden Towner crowned Miss Cayman Universe

| 20/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Kadejah Bodden, 24, almost swept the board of pageant prizes when she took the Miss Cayman Universe crown on Saturday night. The latest local beauty queen may be at home on the pageant stage winning the titles for Best in Gown, Best Legs and Best Smile but Bodden also has a master’s […]

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Impaled driver fully recovers from freak injury

Impaled driver fully recovers from freak injury

| 06/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Nicholas Connor (30) sustained a dramatic freak injury during a car crash earlier this year after he was impaled on a steel pole but amazingly walked out of the hospital just a week later. Connor had smashed into a chain link fence and one of the poles holding up the fence went […]

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Cayman’s women divers break their world record

Cayman’s women divers break their world record

| 23/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Women divers in Cayman blew out of the water their own world record of 86 participants set last year, when 107 formed an underwater chain in the sea by Lighthouse Point in West Bay. The event, held to mark PADI Women’s Dive Day Saturday, 20 July, also provided an opportunity to fundraise […]

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Cayman run out Plate champions at rugby sevens

Cayman run out Plate champions at rugby sevens

| 08/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman team may have fallen short in its quest for a top spot and a shot at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, but the squad nevertheless gave the home crowd something to cheer about as they beat Guyana in the Plate final at the 2019 Rugby Americas North Sevens […]

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Town Hall renamed to reflect Constitution origins

Town Hall renamed to reflect Constitution origins

| 02/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): The George Town Town Hall was the scene of celebrations Monday, 1 July, marking the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Constitution, which culminated in the building being renamed to recognise the venue where the first constitution of the Cayman Islands was signed in 1959. A plaque commemorating the name change to […]

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Premier pays tribute to Edward Seaga

Premier pays tribute to Edward Seaga

| 29/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): Premier Alden McLaughlin has paid tribute to Edward Seaga, the former Jamaican prime minister, who died Tuesday, 28 May, in Miami, on his 89th birthday. McLaughlin said he was deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of Seaga. “He will be remembered as a great and respected Caribbean leader and as […]

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Charity highlighting Lou Gehrig’s disease in Cayman

Charity highlighting Lou Gehrig’s disease in Cayman

| 27/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): A recently established non-profit in Cayman dedicated to supporting people suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is raising awareness of this debilitating condition as it seeks funds to help patients with their medical needs. Toward this goal, ALS Cayman in May has been stepping up its social media […]

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Up close with: Ruth Bodden

Up close with: Ruth Bodden

| 17/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): Ruth Bodden is a proud ninth-generation Caymanian whose family tree reads like a history book of the islands. A fixture at the Cayman Craft Market, where she sells handmade Caymanite jewellery and souvenirs, she will gladly recount tales of her ancestors, who were among the first settlers here, to the tourists who […]

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Cancer Registry slowed by public stigma

Cancer Registry slowed by public stigma

| 16/05/2019

(CNS Local Life): Nine years after work began to establish a mechanism to collect data on people with cancer, the Cayman Islands Cancer Registry still faces an uphill battle in encouraging people to join. Amanda Nicholson, who has been cancer registrar at the Health Services Authority (HSA) since 2013, said she has come up against […]

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Cayman adds 3 golds to medals tally in swimming

Cayman adds 3 golds to medals tally in swimming

| 22/04/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s swimmers matched their first-day medals total, taking 11 including three more gold at Sunday’s (21 April) CARIFTA Aquatics Championships taking place in Barbados. Together with the four silver and four bronze in swimming, duplicating Saturday’s haul, Cayman has 29 total medals overall, comprising synchronised swimming, open water and pool events, entering […]

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Swimmers take 3 golds at CARIFTA championships

Swimmers take 3 golds at CARIFTA championships

| 21/04/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s swimmers earned 11 medals, including three gold, on the first day of competition at the 34th annual CARIFTA Aquatics Championships being held in Barbados through Tuesday, 23 April. Taking the top spot on the podium for Cayman on Saturday, 20 April, all in girls’ events, were Raya Embry-Brown, for her first […]

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