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Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

| 11/11/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): As government drags its heels over an order to implement a legal framework equivalent to marriage for same-sex couples, a local group advocating for LGBTQ equality in Cayman has said that until same-sex couples can marry, they will not be equal. Following the appeal court ruling overturning the chief justice’s decision to legalise gay […]

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Cayman rep to lay wreath in London

Cayman rep to lay wreath in London

| 08/11/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Following a near 20-year campaign to allow the overseas territories to lay their own wreaths during Britain’s annual service of remembrance in London, André Ebanks will become the first Caymanian to do so this Sunday. Ebanks, who is the Cayman Islands representative in the UK, will attend the national service at the Cenotaph in […]

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Gov’t ordered to legalise gay unions

Gov’t ordered to legalise gay unions

| 07/11/2019 | 178 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has ordered the government to immediately provide the necessary legislation, equal to marriage, for same-sex couples, after allowing its appeal against the chief justice’s legalisation of gay marriage. “Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush are entitled, expeditiously, to legal protection in the Cayman Islands which is functionally equivalent […]

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Video spotlighting cyber-bullying premieres

Video spotlighting cyber-bullying premieres

| 27/10/2019

(CNS Local Life): “The Change Project”, a new documentary video on cyber-bullying in the Cayman Islands, premiered Friday night at a red carpet event at Camana Bay Cinema. A joint project by Logic and the video’s creators, Vagabond Media Group, the 20-minute documentary is the focal point of Logic’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign […]

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YCLA cancelled weeks after nominations

YCLA cancelled weeks after nominations

| 23/10/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The Young Caymanian Leadership Award has been cancelled for 2019, according to a statement released by the organisers. Having issued a call for nominations last month and scheduled the annual awards gala for next month, they have now said they will be refocusing on “a rebirth” and the 2020 event. There was no clear […]

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Cayman resident found in Kingston hospital

Cayman resident found in Kingston hospital

| 21/10/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED TUESDAY: Graham Bentley (45), a local resident originally from Scotland who was reported missing on Friday, 18 October, after traveling to Jamaica, has been found in a hospital in Kingston. Although the British Embassy there told Bentley’s family at the weekend that their loved one had not turned up at any health facilities […]

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New focus on domestic violence prevention

New focus on domestic violence prevention

| 17/10/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A number of government agencies and non-profit organisations have come together to form a group to tackle the persistent problem of domestic violence. Although the issue has emerged from the shadows in recent years, with people more wiling to report and talk about it, domestic violence remains a significant blight on Caymanian society. The […]

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Carnival merger under threat

Carnival merger under threat

| 02/10/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The culture ministry has said that it still stands by the goal to have a single adult carnival in Cayman next May and the government-approved weekend for the combination of the Batabano and CayMAS parades on Grand Cayman remains 9 May. But organisers behind the CayMAS carnival have said that they will not be […]

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Population edges towards 66,000

Population edges towards 66,000

| 27/09/2019 | 95 Comments

(CNS): The official population count at the end of 2018 was 65,813, an increase of 3.8%, according to official statistics published this week by the Economics and Statistics Office. The 2018 Compendium of Statistics paints a picture of Cayman by numbers that shows a growing economy and the largest work force in Cayman’s history. But […]

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Trust chair resigns over Beach Bay controversy

Trust chair resigns over Beach Bay controversy

| 24/09/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Local architect Andrew Gibb has resigned as chairman of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands because of his part in a proposed controversial project. Gibb appeared on behalf of developers seeking to build a resort in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Beach Bay on a property where turtles nest and beach access is […]

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Activists: Bullying policy won’t protect LGBTI

Activists: Bullying policy won’t protect LGBTI

| 20/09/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Local advocacy group Colours Cayman, which fights for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, has raised concerns that the education ministry’s proposed school anti-bullying rules will not protect students in that community. The list of groups that could be victims of bullying does not include sexual orientation or gender […]

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