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Church denied planning permission

Church denied planning permission

| 13/02/2018 | 93 Comments
(CNS): A Christian church looking to establish itself on Shamrock Road has been refused planning permission for a third time, as neighbouring residents again successfully argued that the location was unsuitable for a house of worship, with the noise and the traffic problems that it would bring. The [...]

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Food bank begins making deliveries

Food bank begins making deliveries

| 20/12/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Last week the Good Samaritan Food Bank began making its first food deliveries to Meals on Wheels. The food bank is using leftover perishable foods from local supermarkets and restaurants to create meals, which will be passed on to local charities and church organisations, feeding people in ne [...]

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Challenges stall food bank opening

Challenges stall food bank opening

| 23/10/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Plans to have a local food bank cooking and delivering food through local charities up and running by now have been derailed due to a number of challenges, organisers have said. Pastor Charles Boucher said that since the launch of The Good Samaritan, the Cayman Islands food bank, things have [...]

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Cash not stuff needed, says Red Cross

Cash not stuff needed, says Red Cross

| 08/09/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Red Cross is launching an appeal for people affected by Hurricane Irma in the Eastern Caribbean islands, but officials are stressing that they need money only and urging residents not to make arrangements to send supplies to the affected areas. “The arrival of unsoli [...]

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Imam knocked back on interfaith efforts

Imam knocked back on interfaith efforts

| 07/08/2017 | 234 Comments
(CNS): A Toronto-based imam from the Ahmadiyya Community, a sect of Islam dedicated to peace and interfaith cooperation, offered to explain Islam over a coffee to anyone in Cayman interested in understanding why the vast majority of the world’s Muslims are not terrorists. But Aizaz Khan recei [...]

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Government calls on older folks to join council

Government calls on older folks to join council

| 04/08/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The community affairs ministry has extended the deadline for applicants to its Council of Older Persons as it appears to be struggling to find enough people willing to sign on to help oversee policies and recently implemented legislation. Despite the public demand for laws and policies to loo [...]

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Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

Carnival to bring jobs as well as fun

| 24/07/2017
(CNS Business): With a trip down memory lane for many local people and a new experience for others, local businessman Matthew Leslie is promising to bring all the fun of the fair to Cayman at the end of this year as well as jobs and businesses opportunities. Leslie said he is in the process of [&hel [...]

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Ministers offer support for gender justice

Ministers offer support for gender justice

| 07/03/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Gender Affairs Minister Tara Rivers and Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden have offered their support for the International Women’s Day theme this year, “Be Bold for Change”, because, they said, it called for “courageous and urgent action… to build a gender-inclusive world [...]

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Old folks law gives teeth to policy

Old folks law gives teeth to policy

| 01/03/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Following the launch of a policy to promote the interests and protect the rights of pensioners and those over 65 years old, the Legislative Assembly has now passed the legislation to support the policy. The bill presented by Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden will pave the way for a c [...]

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Consultants sign deal to assess social welfare

Consultants sign deal to assess social welfare

| 08/02/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The community affairs ministry has signed a deal with KPMG to develop an outline business case for a future social welfare programme, but it is unclear exactly what the bean counters will be creating. In a release Monday, ministry officials said Minister Osbourne Bodden had “discussed the g [...]

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Homeowners derail project for troubled kids

Homeowners derail project for troubled kids

| 07/02/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Pressure from property owners in the relatively affluent area of Coral Gables in West Bay has managed to derail the government’s plans to expand the Bonaventure Boys’ Home to house more kids at risk or in trouble as well as a secure remand unit for young people. Last weekend, the mini [...]

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