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Activists call out ‘sheer gall’ of politicians

Activists call out ‘sheer gall’ of politicians

| 04/01/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A local activist group campaigning for the rights of Cayman’s LGBT community is urging elected leaders to listen to all the demands of the people that the group says are being ignored. Colours Cayman is not just concerned about how its own community has been treated by politicians, but also that, after a year […]

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Charity helps 65 homes pay CUC bill

Charity helps 65 homes pay CUC bill

| 29/12/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): With the help of a local charity, 65 homes recently received $250 each towards their Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) bills as part of a utility relief programme. Resilience Cayman, supported by a CI$50,000 grant from the Dart-created R3 Cayman Foundation, gave the money to workers who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 […]

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Protesters to call for MPs to oust speaker

Protesters to call for MPs to oust speaker

| 09/12/2020 | 167 Comments

(CNS): Protesters will gather outside the House of Parliament on Friday to demonstrate public outrage over the behaviour of Speaker McKeeva Bush and his failure to resign after admitting a violent assault on a female beach-bar manager. They will also be showing how they feel about MPs who have not held him to account. One […]

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Work begins on seven low cost East End homes

Work begins on seven low cost East End homes

| 04/12/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) has broken ground on the latest phase of its low cost homes in East End. The construction of the first seven set of affordable houses in phase three of the project is set to begin this month and another 14 houses will also get underway in the first […]

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New home for special needs children

New home for special needs children

| 30/11/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A new government-owned children’s home has opened to improve the residential provision for kids with special needs and separate them from adults. Habakkuk House is an eight-bed facility for boys and girls up to 17 years old, operated by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). With its opening, four children from Maple […]

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No fans and split start pave the way for marathon

No fans and split start pave the way for marathon

| 30/11/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The annual Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Half-Marathon and 4-Person Relay, as well as the Milo and Ministry of Sports-sponsored Kids Fun Run will take place this year, though there will be a number of COVID-19-related restrictions in place, officials have said. Organisers have met with the RCIPS to work out the best way to […]

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Food bank extending reach  with $113k donation

Food bank extending reach with $113k donation

| 24/11/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The local food bank will be extending its support to the local community beyond feeding those in immediate need after receiving a CI$113,000 donation. Naomi Law from the Cayman Food Bank said the charity will be expanding the services it offers to the community beyond food assistance in the face of growing and widening […]

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Charity to pay COVID hit workers’ CUC bills

Charity to pay COVID hit workers’ CUC bills

| 16/11/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A charity created by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has plans to pay the CUC bills of some people who have either lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or who have had their hours drastically reduced. The money that Resilience Cayman is using to prevent families from losing their […]

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Pirates washed out by stormy weather

Pirates washed out by stormy weather

| 05/11/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): With this year’s pirate capers already curtailed by COVID-19, the trimmed Pirates Week festivities have now been postponed as a result of the deluge of rain expected this weekend as Tropical Storm Eta returns. Officials from the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, which now runs the annual shindig, said they were moving most of the […]

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Veterans events cancelled to keep seniors safe

Veterans events cancelled to keep seniors safe

| 02/11/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The usual Remembrance Day events celebrating Cayman Islands’ veterans have been cancelled this year in order to keep seniors safe. Given the potential risk posed to elderly and vulnerable veterans as well as other attendees the Sunday Parade and Ceremony will not take place this year on Grand Cayman. “This decision was taken by […]

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Charity rebrands for inclusion

Charity rebrands for inclusion

| 30/10/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Special Needs Foundation of Cayman, a local charity founded in 2008, has changed its name to ‘Inclusion Cayman’, representing the evolution of the non-profit into an organisation with a modern approach to protecting and representing vulnerable and disabled people. In a rebrand launch at Government House recently, Susie Bodden, the CEO of the […]

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