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Tibbetts crowned in absence of pageant

Tibbetts crowned in absence of pageant

| 28/09/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Mariah Tibbetts (26), the first runner-up in the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant last year, was crowned as the 2020 representative on Saturday at a scaled down event. The competition was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with expectations that the Miss Universe pageant is still going ahead next year, a […]

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HRC breaks silence as CP law comes into effect

HRC breaks silence as CP law comes into effect

| 25/09/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Local same-sex couples will finally be able to have their relationships legally recognised next week and gain access to similar rights afforded to married couples. The Civil Partnership Regulations have been gazetted and Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has confirmed that the civil service will be ready to take applications. Following that announcement, the Human […]

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Virtual runners to join Cayman Islands Marathon

Virtual runners to join Cayman Islands Marathon

| 24/09/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): With staggered start times, social distancing and limited spectators, the annual Cayman Islands Marathon is going ahead on 6 December regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers have confirmed, But this year overseas competitors and local runners will also be given the chance to compete virtually by running in a location of their choice, or […]

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Hundreds take part in delayed Earth Day clean-up

Hundreds take part in delayed Earth Day clean-up

| 21/09/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people across all three Cayman Islands came out on Saturday morning to fill thousands of bags as they cleared the streets, beaches, parks, bustops, roadsides and even mangrove wetlands of rubbish during the delayed Earth Day clean-up. The Chamber of Commerce re-arranged this year’s annual clean-up after the April event was cancelled […]

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Sex and gender education key to fight abuse

Sex and gender education key to fight abuse

| 18/09/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Educating young people, teachers, parents and guardians on the sensitive subjects of gender identity, sexual orientation and mental health is important in the fight against discrimination, bullying, abuse, mental illness and even suicide, according to Colours Cayman, a local LGBT advocacy group. With a recent surge in hate speech and verbal attacks on the […]

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New LGBT+ group aims to increase support

New LGBT+ group aims to increase support

| 09/09/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A new non-profit organisation has been created to help build services for members of the LGBT+ community, increase inclusivity, raise awareness and improve sexual and mental health services. The Cayman LGBTQ Foundation hopes to join Colours Cayman, the first LGBT group in the Cayman Islands, to support the needs of the community at a […]

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LGBT ‘hate’ speech not criminal, says CoP

LGBT ‘hate’ speech not criminal, says CoP

| 09/09/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Hate speech about hanging gay people ‘in a loving way’, exposing the sexuality of those attending a fundraiser for a new LGBT awareness group and comments about deporting LGBT people, which are proliferating on social media, do not yet rise to the level of a crime, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has said. However, the […]

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CUC aims to raise US$48M in share sell-off

CUC aims to raise US$48M in share sell-off

| 26/08/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Caribbean Utilities Company is giving its shareholders a chance to buy more shares in the power company to raise US$47.8 million to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes, a release from CUC said. Existing shareholders can subscribe on 1 September and if the full rights offering is not taken up, CUC has […]

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Roper: Regiment belongs to Cayman not UK

Roper: Regiment belongs to Cayman not UK

| 18/08/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): The new local defence force “is Cayman’s regiment”, Governor Martyn Roper has said, and the UK’s sole interest in supporting it is to help the islands build greater resilience here and in the region for humanitarian and disaster relief. He said it was up to the people of the Cayman Islands how best to […]

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Church to protest DP bill and LGBT community

Church to protest DP bill and LGBT community

| 18/08/2020 | 195 Comments

(CNS): Local churches are not just campaigning to raise funds for a legal battle against the implementation of the Domestic Partnership Bill but they are also planning a demonstration against members of the LGBT community this weekend. Despite claiming that their actions do not constitute hate speech and are not homophobic, some of the messages […]

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R3 makes second round of grants

R3 makes second round of grants

| 17/08/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): In its second set of grants, the R3 Cayman Foundation has given CI$190,000 to eight charities, just over half of its last handout. The foundation, which was established with CI$1 million seed cash from Ken Dart to help Cayman navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, has handed out money to non-profit initiatives and […]

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