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Caribbean’s greatest performers

The Caribbean has always produced great performers whose music is adored worldwide. Jamaican music is the best known and mostly widely played but Trinidad has by far the longest history of recorded music. 10 Calypso Rose Calypso Rose is a legendary calypso singer who is still going strong at 77. …

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Teaching the teachers theology and Bible 

A series of new courses are starting in Cayman to teach, the teachers.  The Rt. Rev. Dr. P.J Lawrence has a wealth of experience in theology.   Born in Nandyal, Indian, Dr. Lawrence served as a Pastoral Minister in until 1989.  During the same period, engaged in programs of social action and socio-economic and political Justice at …

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New face at Danesmead

   Cayman-based alternative fund governance specialists Danesmead Partners have appointed former Goldman Sachs executive director Emma Stevens as a principal of the firm and to head up the London office.    Ms. Stevens will serve as a consultant and independent director to startup and established alternative investment groups, as well as serving as …

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Urban myth? Maybe not 

      It’s the stuff of legends.   Ships wrecked off the coast of Cayman, Royalty on board saved from certain death, and the King of England says: “Thanks Cayman, you’ll never have to pay taxes again.”   A bar tale surely. Embellished over many years and plenty of rum.   The …

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Police launch recruitment drive

The RCIPS launched its fourth successive recruitment drive on Monday targeting Caymanians. Although the RCIPS already began accepting applications for local officers on its website since February, the organisation is intensifying its efforts over the next month to begin training a class of at least ten recruits in early January …

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PAWS On Wheels raises funds

A total of 86 cyclists, including 13 children, participated in the third annual PAWS On Wheels fundraising cycling event last week. Founded in 2010 by Giuseppe and Susanna Gatta, Alex Stewart and Marleine Gagnon, PAWS (Protection of Animal Welfare Society) is a local non-profit that works to alleviate the suffering …

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Pirates get their skates on

Inspire Cayman, and the Pirates Week Festival teamed up to host the Youth Skate Jam, at the Black Pearl Skate Park to promote the local youth skate culture in Cayman, and encourage children to get out and get active.     It was on Sept. 2. The Cayman Parrot Pirates …

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Students dress up for International Literacy Day

Spidermen, robots, ninjas and princesses. Doesn’t sound like your average day at school. International Literacy Day was marked on Sept. 8 around the globe, spearheaded by UNESCO. It’s a day when people celebrate their love of reading, so teachers at George Town Primary School have been organising events to help …

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Dressing down for a good cause

Families affected by the loss of a loved one will benefit from funds raised by Estera’s dress-down days.  Employees raised a total of US$6,320 over the past year, which will be donated to the fiduciary and administration services provider’s chosen charity, HospiceCare, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing dignified, quality comfortable care, free of charge, …

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Teens earn Passports to Success

A celebration of achievements, and of the potential of eight young people, took place last week at graduation of the National Workplace Development Agency’s latest Passport2Success cohort. Held on Sept. 1, this was the 23rd successful graduation for this public-private initiative which aims to maximise the education, training and employment …

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