RSSCommunity

Veterans events cancelled to keep seniors safe

Veterans events cancelled to keep seniors safe

| 02/11/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The usual Remembrance Day events celebrating Cayman Islands’ veterans have been cancelled this year in order to keep seniors safe. Given the potential risk posed to elderly and vulnerable veterans as well as other attendees the Sunday Parade and Ceremony will not take place this year on Grand Cayman. “This decision was taken by […]

Continue Reading

Charity rebrands for inclusion

Charity rebrands for inclusion

| 30/10/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Special Needs Foundation of Cayman, a local charity founded in 2008, has changed its name to ‘Inclusion Cayman’, representing the evolution of the non-profit into an organisation with a modern approach to protecting and representing vulnerable and disabled people. In a rebrand launch at Government House recently, Susie Bodden, the CEO of the […]

Continue Reading

Pandemic trims pirate party

Pandemic trims pirate party

| 22/10/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Not even pirates have escaped the long arm of COVID-19. While this year’s Pirates Week Festival has not been completely lost at sea, the sails have been trimmed on the party. Officials said that the 43rd annual festival, entitled ‘Cay-munity’ sums up the Cayman Islands’ response to every challenge this year. The event kicks […]

Continue Reading

Haines to sign book on mountain ‘trundle’

Haines to sign book on mountain ‘trundle’

| 14/10/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Locally renowned trekker and marathon runner, Derek Haines, who goes through sneakers like Sasquatch goes through socks, will be making a guest appearance on Friday to sign his book about last year’s adventure. Haines raised $750,000 for the Special Needs Foundation when he and Mike Burcombe took on the Coast2Cost challenge, walking 600 miles […]

Continue Reading

Cayman’s supermodel to headline charity gala

Cayman’s supermodel to headline charity gala

| 14/10/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ world famous supermodel, Selita Ebanks, will be making a guest appearance this weekend on home turf when she headlines a charity gala at the Ritz-Carlton. Ebanks, who will be the guest speaker at this year’s Breast Cancer Foundation Gala, grew up mostly in Cayman before moving to New York and strutting […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading