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CIG may fund struggling artists

CIG may fund struggling artists

| 13/01/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The plight of local artists who struggle to make end meets and cover basic needs, such as health insurance, during periods when they cannot sell their work could be funded by public cash, officials have said, as part of a support system for the local arts. As government engages in a public co [...]

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Culture policy development moves to next stage

Culture policy development moves to next stage

| 04/01/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Following an online survey this summer to garner the public’s views on a proposed culture policy, the Ministry of Health and Culture and the steering committee for the policy say they are ready to take the next step forward, and roll out the public consultation phase for the historic dr [...]

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Cat boat launches hope for future fleet

Cat boat launches hope for future fleet

| 28/03/2016
(CNS): The first catboat built from scratch in the Cayman Islands in more than 20 years was launched from behind the Catboat Club in George Town on Easter Monday. The Dignity was designed, crafted and built by Jerris Miller and his son NJ with the help of Kenny Ebanks and has already raised thousand [...]

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Hurley’s scoops up rival radio stations

Hurley’s scoops up rival radio stations

| 08/11/2015
(CNS Business): Hurley’s Entertainment has expanded its media empire with the purchase of two radio stations from Paramount Media. Coming on the heels of the firm’s purchase, with the help of Dart financing, of the television channel Cayman27, Hurley’s announced Thursday that it had acqu [...]

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Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

Hurley’s to make more local TV after station buyout

| 28/07/2015 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Hurley’s Entertainment begins its move into the world of television this week after its purchase of Cayman27 from Logic was approved by the ICTA and completed. Randy Merren, the owner of the local broadcast company, said viewers can look forward to more original local programming as his li [...]

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Misbehaving Miss Cayman dodges duties

Misbehaving Miss Cayman dodges duties

| 23/07/2015 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Miss Cayman Islands has been behaving badly, it appears, as the pageant committee has issued a disciplinary letter to the beauty queen over her conduct and the performance of her duties. Officials from the Miss Cayman Islands Committee are remaining mum on the details of Toni Chisholm’s all [...]

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Harris canned from radio talk show

Harris canned from radio talk show

| 29/05/2015 | 128 Comments
(CNS): The long-standing host of a local radio breakfast time talk show, Austin Harris, has been canned and will be replaced in the short-term by former PPM West Bay political candidate Woody DaCosta. Officials from Rooster confirmed Friday that on Monday morning Harris will no longer be on air as D [...]

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Lady Rabia exhibits in Shakespeare country

Lady Rabia exhibits in Shakespeare country

| 24/02/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Local author, poet and artist Lady Rabia is exhibiting her cartoon art series “New Heroes Wanted” in the UK for the first time at Stratford ArtsHouse in Stratford Upon Avon. Known for her writing, illustrations, performance poetry, storytelling and cultural activism, Lady Rabia recently m [...]

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Community urged to dress up for Cayfest

Community urged to dress up for Cayfest

| 19/02/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): As the Cayman National Cultural Foundation gears up for the annual national arts festival at the end of this month, officials are urging the whole community to take part in the ‘Dress for Culture’ day on 27 February. The CNCF is hoping that Caymanians as well as all the people from [...]

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Miss Jamaica to host Cayman’s Mardi Gras party

Miss Jamaica to host Cayman’s Mardi Gras party

| 09/02/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The 22-year-old Jamaican beauty queen, who some say was robbed of the Miss Universe pageant title last month, possibly because of her short hair, will be coming to Cayman. Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell will be hosting this year’s three-day Mardi Gras festival, which starts on 16 February throu [...]

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Local foundation covers arts student’s masters

Local foundation covers arts student’s masters

| 09/02/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): The charitable foundation IAMCO, established by wealthy philanthropist Susan Olde, has awarded a financial grant to Caymanian student Kerri-Anne Chisholm to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom. The grant will be administered by the National Galle [...]

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