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MLA takes beach access battle to LA

MLA takes beach access battle to LA

| 25/06/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Veteran MLA Anthony Eden, the opposition member for Savannah, is taking the long-running beach access battle to the Legislative Assembly with a private member’s motion calling on government to make blocking access a criminal offence. As government continues to fight a group of West Bay ladies over simply registering access rights, Eden is asking […]

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New fund dishes out $346k in grants

New fund dishes out $346k in grants

| 19/06/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): R3 Cayman Foundation has given out its first series of grants and Literacy for Life is the biggest recipient, receiving CI$150,000 to buy laptops for over 350 local kids. In addition, five charities focused on feeding families in need will share CI$110,000, a vocational scholarship progamme was given $56,000 and the YMCA summer camp […]

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Parents petition gov’t to let kids be together

Parents petition gov’t to let kids be together

| 08/06/2020 | 150 Comments

(CNS): An online petition started by local parents on Friday pleading with government to allow children to play together again had collected 1,645 signatures by 4:30pm Monday. The originator of the petition told CNS that many parents are really concerned that their kids are suffering significantly as a result of the lockdown, and given the […]

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CNS introduces Community Forum

CNS introduces Community Forum

| 08/06/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): We’re trying something new. Over the last few months since the COVID-19 lockdown began, CNS, like other media houses and GIS, has been inundated with questions about what is going on, what’s allowed and what’s not, as well as discussion points about what should be allowed and the current state of affairs. But, sadly, […]

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Foundation surveys potential recipients

Foundation surveys potential recipients

| 03/06/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The charitable foundation that was kick-started with a $1 million seed donation from billionaire Ken Dart to help with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is working out how it will allocate the money, as pledges to add to the fund begin to come in from the private sector. The R3 Cayman Foundation said […]

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Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

| 02/06/2020

(CNS Local Life): Two charities are trying to make sure that children in the Cayman Islands don’t go hungry during the coronavirus lockdown. Since the schools closed in mid-March, the Homeschool Lunch Program has been providing 465 children from 13 government schools with a healthy meal or supermarket voucher. The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman […]

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Food bank sees seven-fold increase in need

Food bank sees seven-fold increase in need

| 26/05/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Food bank has seen a massive increase in the number of people in need of their support since the COVID-19 shutdown. The charity has been distributing food to hundreds of people who need it on Wednesdays and Saturdays from the First Assembly of God car park. According to officials, they have […]

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Offshore raises $124k for food bank van

Offshore raises $124k for food bank van

| 06/05/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The local food bank was already stretched supporting families here in dire need of food before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But since then the poverty and vulnerability of many people has been exacerbated by the measures taken to suppress the virus. As a result, Cayman’s Good Samaritan Food Bank welcomed $124,000 raised by the […]

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Almost $2m pledged to Dart seed cash

Almost $2m pledged to Dart seed cash

| 01/05/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A new foundation has been created by the Dart Group to manage the private sector fund announced earlier this month to support readiness, relief and recovery efforts in the Cayman Islands when needed, including dealing with the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was seeded with CI$1 million from Ken Dart and […]

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Homemade masks given to front-line workers

Homemade masks given to front-line workers

| 21/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An army of volunteers has been stitching away over the last couple of weeks making protective fabric masks with filter pockets for those whose jobs are bringing them into direct contact with the public every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, which is being organised through the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC), has […]

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Kids’ living conditions shock school principal

Kids’ living conditions shock school principal

| 13/04/2020 | 136 Comments

(CNS): Sir John A Cumber Primary School Principal Jovanna Wright said some of her students are living in “unmentionable circumstances” without running water or electricity, as she described the “heartbreaking experience” over the last month delivering food to kids in need. Wright is part of an army of education staff now delivering lunches and supplies […]

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