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Historic house moved from path of development

Historic house moved from path of development

| 07/01/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has provided a new site for one of Cayman’s last remaining historic homes. In partnership with the culture ministry, the Trust has moved the Clayton Nixon House, which was built in the early 1800’s on what is now Goring Avenue, and relocated it to its Mission House […]

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Colours demands apology for HR lawyer

Colours demands apology for HR lawyer

| 27/11/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The local activist group advocating for LGBT rights has demanded an apology from Members of the Legislative Assembly after the human rights lawyer, Dr Leonardo Raznovich, was targetted by lawmakers last week who asked the attorney general to deport him. Billie Bryan, the Caymanian leader of Colours Cayman, said this was a “witch-hunt” where […]

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Gender-based and sexual violence under spotlight

Gender-based and sexual violence under spotlight

| 26/11/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) has begun the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, with a focus this year on sexual violence. Cayman is far from immune from this global scourge and the associated blurring of lines around sexual consent, victim blaming and excusing perpetrators. According to police statistics, they have dealt with […]

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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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