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Cayman Finance student programme launches

The third annual Cayman Finance Student Education & Work Experience Programme recently launched with an orientation event for all programme’s stakeholders. The 2017 programme welcomed 65 Caymanian students, was open to high schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, and consists of three key components including-class workshops, one-on-one coaching with …

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Child Month’s reading day went well

Well-known residents took to the class rooms of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman to read to young students, on May 1. The Celebrity Reading Day, which kicked off this year’s Child Month, took place at West End Primary as well as the Creek and Spot Bay Infant and Junior Schools, …

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Energy conference speakers confirmed

An extensive speaker line-up for the Cayman Islands’ first sustainable energy conference, the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference on held May 11-12 at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, has been confirmed. Besides Sir Richard Branson there are many more distinguished speakers. Over the two-day conference, CTEC will host a wealth …

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Suffrage pioneer receives award

Georgette Ebanks was surrounded by the board and staff of the Cayman Islands National Museum, and presented with the inaugural Ira Thompson Award on May 3. The honour was in recognition of her “significant contributions to the preservation of our cherished history”. Ebanks was pivotal in women receiving the right …

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New Customs building opens

A new Customs facility has opened a year after construction began. The Finance Minister, Marco Archer, snipped a ribbon to officially open the facility that houses the department’s mobile x-ray scanning truck, revenue and border protection staff. Constructed on time, the new $2.36 million building, which is Customs’ first in …

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Gunman suspect arrested

A report was received that a suspect pulled what appeared to be a gun on another man just outside of Northward Prison on Saturday, May 6 at 3:39 p.m. The police responded to the scene and arrived within minutes, whereupon the suspect abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. The …

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Hurricane drill went well

More than 200 Public Works Department and National Roads Authority staff fanned out around Grand Cayman during the 30th annual hurricane-shuttering exercise on May 3. The workers met at PWD in the morning, before heading out in teams to shutter more than 100 government buildings, including 17 hurricane shelters. Their …

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Hybrid iguanas on Little Cayman

The recent discovery of hybrid iguanas in Little Cayman has highlighted an alarming biosecurity issue there, and as volunteers in the Sister Island work tirelessly to manage the threat, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands is focusing attention on this issue. The new hybrid iguanas are a cross between …

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Leadership Class do landscaping

A staple of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cayman programme is the annual class project, and this year the class met at Maple House to help create a sensory garden and restore the surrounding facilities. Maple House staff provided the class with a wish list earlier in the month, and …

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Red Bay are Junior Batabano champs

Red Bay Primary School took home the coveted “Band of the Year” award in a very close competition at this year’s 15th annual Junior Batabano parade. Junior Batabano’s overall theme was It’s a Jungle Out There, and Red Bay Primary’s portrayal was Cockatoo with the students decked out in stunning …

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