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Campaign begins to help ‘old timers’ stay safe online

Campaign begins to help ‘old timers’ stay safe online

| 15/10/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As more and more services, including those delivered by government, move online, a new awareness campaign is being launched to help the older generation stay safe online and avoid becoming a target of scammers. Given that the elderly are often deliberately targeted by cyber criminals, this year’s theme for Older Persons Month (October) is […]

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Old house highlights heritage failures

Old house highlights heritage failures

| 14/10/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The question of what to do with an old traditional Cayman house on land owned by Foster’s supermarket has highlighted the lack of protection for local heritage. Woody Foster appeared before the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday and said that a national conversation was needed about protecting culturally significant land or property in the […]

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Call goes out for royal gong nominees

Call goes out for royal gong nominees

| 01/10/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The governor’s office is putting out a call for nominations for the Queen’s Birthday Honours for next year. Members of the public are asked to name people who have made an exceptional contribution to the Cayman Islands or who stand out for sustained achievement and service in public life. Officials said they are looking […]

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Regiment gets supplies to quarantined families

Regiment gets supplies to quarantined families

| 20/09/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of families had to go into unexpected quarantine last week after an outbreak of COVID-19 at the George Town Primary School, but many of them were not able to get to the supermarkets before they were locked down and found themselves short on supplies. As a result, the Cayman Islands Regiment was enlisted […]

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Beauty pageant to scale back crowd

Beauty pageant to scale back crowd

| 16/09/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee has said the COVID-19 outbreak has forced them to reduce crowd numbers for the pageant on Saturday night but fans can get a refund on tickets. The beauty contest will be live-streamed on social media as the event will only provide for an indoor seated audience at the […]

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Private school opens gates to LGBTQ Foundation

Private school opens gates to LGBTQ Foundation

| 01/09/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): One of very few private schools in the Cayman Islands that is not affiliated to any church, the Cayman International School, invited the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation to its recent Back to School BBQ and Information Bonanza and gave the non-profit organisation a booth where young people could get information on how it can assist […]

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Island-wide clean-up planned for World Cleanup Day

Island-wide clean-up planned for World Cleanup Day

| 30/08/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Plastic Free Cayman is coordinating an island-wide clean-up next month to mark World Cleanup Day and to address the build-up of plastic around our shoreline after the two recent tropical storms. The event will take place on Saturday 18 September at eight different locations and the organisation is encouraging people to join in the event.

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New Rangers needed to help save mangroves

New Rangers needed to help save mangroves

| 24/08/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers are looking for new recruits who can play a hands-on role in helping save this critical and dwindling habitat. A number of the current Rangers are leaving Cayman to go to college, and organisers are hoping to attract some new members. The Mangrove Rangers programme offers young people the […]

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Welfare problems neglected for years

Welfare problems neglected for years

| 13/08/2021 | 99 Comments

(CNS): The report released by the Office of the Auditor General yesterday highlights the last government’s neglect of the welfare system throughout its time in office. Over two administrations, the PPM failed to develop appropriate policies, leaving the departments that deal with those in need in a perpetual state of crisis management.

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Cop’s carnival capers not a protocol breach

Cop’s carnival capers not a protocol breach

| 10/08/2021 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that there is no investigation into the motorcycle cop at the centre of a viral video on social media that shows the officer astride his police bike while a female CayMAS Carnival dancer, riding pillion, is whining on the officer. But officials said the police were exempt from the social […]

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Pride is not that black and white

Pride is not that black and white

| 03/08/2021 | 57 Comments

Billie “Bee” Bryan writes: “Baby steps.” Those are the words so many have tried to placate me with whenever I’m enquired about my response to “Cayman Gay Pride”. As if to suggest that any action taken to uplift LGBTQIA+ people in the Cayman Islands is without scrutiny and that the event was “at least” a […]

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