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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

| 12/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

| 15/02/2019

It may be too late to ask this, but as members of the community in the neighbourhoods around the KAABOO site this weekend, a lot of us are worried we will have issues with rowdy festival goers throughout the neighbouring area of Governor’s Harbour. We are concerned there may be people parking along our roads […]

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Minister visits MRCU a year after taking office

Minister visits MRCU a year after taking office

| 25/06/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): More than twelve months after taking office, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour, accompanied by senior officials, made his first visit to the Mosquito Research and Control Unit headquarters last week, despite the controversies surrounding the contract with Oxitec, the bio-engineering firm that is producing sterile genetically modified mosquitoes. It is not clear why Seymour has […]

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No TV access to World Cup

No TV access to World Cup

| 14/06/2018 | 0 Comments

I know that Logic has the exclusive rights to broadcast the World Cup, but what happens to those of us who aren’t subscribers? I also suspect there are many people like me in Cayman whose TV can’t accommodate an antenna for picking up free-to-air channels and even those will not carry all of the matches. […]

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Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

| 24/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): With a trip down memory lane for many local people and a new experience for others, local businessman Matthew Leslie is promising to bring all the fun of the fair to Cayman at the end of this year as well as jobs and businesses opportunities. Leslie said he is in the process of […]

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CayFilm organisers focus on media academy

CayFilm organisers focus on media academy

| 06/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The four days of movies, seminars, glitz and celebrity sightings may be over for another year, but the work started with the Cayman International Film Festival, held 30 June-3 July, will continue as organisers try to make some Hollywood magic of their own here. Calling CayFilm the first part of the plan, […]

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Cultural policy to protect local artists

Cultural policy to protect local artists

| 26/04/2017 | 29 Comments

(CNS): A new government policy document that has now been made public aims for the first time to formally protect local artists and give them the support they need to work. After much research and a lengthy public consultation period, the premier’s ministry has shaped a policy direction for heritage and culture, and artists are […]

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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 consultation regarding […]

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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 draft document. While the results […]

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Cat boat launches hope for future fleet

Cat boat launches hope for future fleet

| 28/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(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 thousands of […]

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Hurley’s scoops up rival radio stations

Hurley’s scoops up rival radio stations

| 08/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(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 acquired Vibe and Spin FM, subject to approval by the Information and Communications […]

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