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Activist groups aim to create future vision

Activist groups aim to create future vision

| 04/01/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A number of increasingly active community groups engaging in campaigns and stirring public discourse on environmental and the socio-economic issues are hosting a public awareness community event later this month with the view of creating a new 2020 vision for the country. Save Cayman, Save Barkers, Saved the Cove and the Cruise Port Referendum […]

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Crisis Centre opens helpline for kids

Crisis Centre opens helpline for kids

| 26/11/2018

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) launched its Kids Helpline on Thursday, 22 November, offering help and support at the end of a phone line to children and young adults up to age 18. Reaching out to young people was a “dream” of the Crisis Centre, which opened in 2003 as a […]

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Disability council calls for access at Smith Cove

Disability council calls for access at Smith Cove

| 16/07/2018 | 65 Comments

(CNS) Updated with statement from MLA Barbara Conolly: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) has made it clear that it expects the renovations of Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) to include access for disabled people. At a public meeting in George Town South last week about the enhancement project, the Progressive MLA for the […]

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MLA calls for research on Caymanian marginalization

MLA calls for research on Caymanian marginalization

| 09/07/2018 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo (Newlands) has called on the government to commission an independent study of the factors affecting the social mobility of Caymanians in order to inform government policy and identify the root causes of social and economic divisions and other related issues so that they can be addressed. Suckoo filed the […]

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Celebrations begin for Coat of Arms jubilee

Celebrations begin for Coat of Arms jubilee

| 05/06/2018

(CNS Local Life): One of just two surviving vestrymen who were in office when the Cayman Islands was granted its own coat of arms in 1958 kicked-off the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the culturally significant historical symbol Monday. Captain Owen Farrington unveiled the new replacement warrant, which recently arrived from the UK after the original […]

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Church denied planning permission

Church denied planning permission

| 13/02/2018 | 93 Comments

(CNS): A Christian church looking to establish itself on Shamrock Road has been refused planning permission for a third time, as neighbouring residents again successfully argued that the location was unsuitable for a house of worship, with the noise and the traffic problems that it would bring. The Bethel Refuge Apostolic Church was originally denied […]

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Food bank begins making deliveries

Food bank begins making deliveries

| 20/12/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Last week the Good Samaritan Food Bank began making its first food deliveries to Meals on Wheels. The food bank is using leftover perishable foods from local supermarkets and restaurants to create meals, which will be passed on to local charities and church organisations, feeding people in need in the community. The warehouse and […]

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Challenges stall food bank opening

Challenges stall food bank opening

| 23/10/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Plans to have a local food bank cooking and delivering food through local charities up and running by now have been derailed due to a number of challenges, organisers have said. Pastor Charles Boucher said that since the launch of The Good Samaritan, the Cayman Islands food bank, things have come a long way, […]

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Cash not stuff needed, says Red Cross

Cash not stuff needed, says Red Cross

| 08/09/2017 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Red Cross is launching an appeal for people affected by Hurricane Irma in the Eastern Caribbean islands, but officials are stressing that they need money only and urging residents not to make arrangements to send supplies to the affected areas. “The arrival of unsolicited donations into a disaster zone is at times […]

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Imam knocked back on interfaith efforts

Imam knocked back on interfaith efforts

| 07/08/2017 | 234 Comments

(CNS): A Toronto-based imam from the Ahmadiyya Community, a sect of Islam dedicated to peace and interfaith cooperation, offered to explain Islam over a coffee to anyone in Cayman interested in understanding why the vast majority of the world’s Muslims are not terrorists. But Aizaz Khan received a less than warm welcome by local Christians during […]

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Government calls on older folks to join council

Government calls on older folks to join council

| 04/08/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The community affairs ministry has extended the deadline for applicants to its Council of Older Persons as it appears to be struggling to find enough people willing to sign on to help oversee policies and recently implemented legislation. Despite the public demand for laws and policies to look out for the specific interests of […]

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