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A chirp off the old block

Photos by Ray Robles www.rayroblesphotography.com In 2012 Ray Robles started taking pictures of birds in his back yard as a hobby. “One day I was looking for something to photograph and decided to try and shoot a few birds that were around my house; more specifically a couple of local …

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Port interns get shipping insight

The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands provided seven university and two high school students with first-hand experience in various operations at the Port this summer. The shipping industry is vital to the world’s economy – approximately 90 percent of world trade is seaborne. Offering internships at the Port opens …

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Heroes Day nominations open

Nominations month opens on Friday, Sept. 1 for the 2018 National Heroes Day celebrations, which will focus on sports. Members of the public are invited to nominate people in the community who have made outstanding contributions to sports in the Cayman Islands. In addition to Caymanian nominees, the committee will …

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Pirates Week reaches 40, me hearties!

The Pirates Week Festival – the largest annual event in the Cayman Islands – is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The theme this year is Treasures of Change. Drawing over 35,000 patrons each year, the islands are transformed into a mass of colour and revelry, with more than 30 events being …

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Back to school in style 

One hundred students went back to school in style at the start of the new academic year, thanks to donations by staff at CIBC Bank and Trust Company (Cayman).  The lucky students benefitted from a special back-to-school drive donation which took place on Monday, Aug. 21, as employees at CIBC met …

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Trash buster Zaim, 8, is on a mission 

Eagle-eyed beachcomber Zaim Ebanks is a kid on a mission to clean up Cayman. But the 8-year-old was left stunned after discovering a dead baby turtle in Styrofoam. Zaim and his big sister Taura regularly take part in beach clean-ups countrywide. It was during a recent trek on the beach near South Sound the …

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Health City saves Indian visitor

A family vacation in the Cayman Islands turned into a life or death situation for Surjeet Kaur when an unexpected viral infection became a critical health emergency. Advanced life support technology at Health City Cayman Islands, saved her life. Health City in East End, is the only medical centre in …

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Prison officers train in UK

Twelve staff members with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service will travel to the United Kingdom over the next three months for training geared towards improving the skills of correctional staff in Overseas Territories. On Aug. 19 two officers travelled to the U.K. to participate in the Middle Management Intensive Development …

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