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600 to march in historic Pride Parade

600 to march in historic Pride Parade

| 29/07/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The premier, the governor, ministers and MLAs will join around 600 members of the public on Saturday when the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation hosts the Cayman Islands’ debut Pride Parade. Noel Cayasso-Smith from the foundation said he was extremely proud to have been able to organise this historic event, and at 53 years old, he […]

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Cayman’s oldest resident dies at 106

Cayman’s oldest resident dies at 106

| 23/07/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Wellesley Howell, a saxophonist, shoemaker and much loved character, died on Thursday night at the ripe old age of 106. The father of Wesley Howell, the elections supervisor and chief officer in the labour ministry, he was not only Cayman’s oldest resident but a well-known and much loved man who defied the whole of […]

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Double yellow lines cause dispute in Windsor Park

Double yellow lines cause dispute in Windsor Park

| 22/07/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Community activist Romellia Welcome lobbied hard to get ‘no parking’ double yellow lines painted on Hawkins Drive in Windsor Park, which she believes has fixed a dangerous situation, especially for pedestrians on the road, including young children. These were recently added to the road on the advice of the Traffic Management Panel, which is […]

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Governor and premier to speak at Pride parade

Governor and premier to speak at Pride parade

| 13/07/2021 | 115 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper and Premier Wayne Panton have accepted invitations to speak at the historic ‘Cayman Pride’ parade, scheduled for the 31 July. The first ever official celebration of Pride in Cayman will include a street parade from Seven Mile Public Beach to Palm Heights (Tillies restaurant), where the Rainbow Flag has been flying […]

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Popular doctor from Faith Hospital passes

Popular doctor from Faith Hospital passes

| 02/07/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Patients and staff at Faith Hospital on Cayman Brac are still reeling from the sudden loss of Dr Dasanapur Girish, who died suddenly from natural causes while in Jamaica on 19 June. He was an ER physician who had been working at the Brac hospital for about two and half years. Health officials said […]

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Governor tells LGBTs civil partnerships are safe

Governor tells LGBTs civil partnerships are safe

| 21/06/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): As Colours Caribbean celebrated its first anniversary this weekend advocating for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, members welcomed the support of Governor Martyn Roper in a key note speech at the event. Roper told the community that as well as backing their efforts to fight for justice and equality, he believed the […]

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Revamped royal do declared great success

Revamped royal do declared great success

| 16/06/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Over 800 people attended the relocated celebrations for the Queen’s Birthday Celebrations this year, which were lauded by officials as a great success. The annual event which has been moved in its entirety from outside the Parliament Building, where it has traditionally been held, to the road in front of Government House, the governor’s […]

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NAU goes to districts to reach clients

NAU goes to districts to reach clients

| 02/02/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Needs Assessment Unit has launched a pilot project in which NAU officers go out into the community to meet with those who most need help. The ‘NAU in Our District’ initiative assisted 41 vulnerable people in its first six sessions in district public libraries and civic centres. Officials said most of the new […]

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Harbour Drive to be renamed Seafarers’ Way

Harbour Drive to be renamed Seafarers’ Way

| 26/01/2021 | 86 Comments

(CNS): More than 180 Caymanian seafaring heroes were handed awards on Monday at a special event marking National Heroes Day, which honoured the country’s sea-going heritage. During the ceremony, Premier Alden McLaughlin revealed that Harbour Drive, the road that runs along the George Town seafront, will be re-named Seafarers’ Way to mark the special role […]

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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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