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Truman Bodden Sports Complex reopens with new track

The Truman Bodden Sports Complex track reopened recently, following closure since January. A new blue track has been laid, replacing the maroon coloured track that featured at the stadium for many years. In a statement, the Cayman Islands Athletics Association (CIAA) expressed delight at the reopening and noted that the …

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Bush says PPM will achieve nothing but bureaucracy

  Former Premier McKeeva Bush has said that residents of the Cayman Islands should expect bureaucracy and lack of achievement as the Progressives government continues its regime. Mr Bush said that his government had a solution for the George Town landfill, but that was brow beaten and the residents of …

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Water company supports women’s basketball club

Cayman Water Company (CWC), which provides drinking water services for the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas, recently donated 40 basketballs to the Women of Valor Basketball Club. The Women of Valor Basketball Club was created for the holistic development of young ladies that participate in sports, primarily basketball. …

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Cayman loses to Malaysia in ICC tournament

During the ICC Cricket World League Division Five at Bayuemas Ovalon on Friday, 7 March, Malaysia’s veteran batsman Sheikh Nasir Shafiq scored a whopping 151 runs to lead his side to 213 runs victory over Cayman Islands. Hassam Ghulam Muhammad also impressed by getting four wickets as Cayman Islands couldn’t …

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Corporate social responsibility: A Caribbean perspective

My reference here to ‘Caribbean’ points to the English-speaking Caribbean, sometimes called ‘The Commonwealth Caribbean.’ This geographical/cultural/linguistic categorisation comprises Belize, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad …

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Cayman’s senior cricketers aim for ICC promotion

The Cayman Islands National Senior Cricket Team left for Malaysia on Friday, 28 February on a mission to be promoted to Division Four in the ICC World Cricket League. The team is captained by Ronald Ebanks who is assisted by veteran Steve Gordon. This is Mr Ebanks’ first international tournament …

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Don’t confuse “Active” with Fit

When it comes to excuses for not exercising, I’ve heard them all. Sometimes the excuse is self-inflicted: I don’t have the time. Other times the excuse is pure procrastination: I’m going to start as soon as busy season ends. And then there are excuses that are downright funny: I don’t like …

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Silver Thatch Pensions goes online to improve enrollment process

Silver Thatch Pensions has adopted a new Pension Management Portal (PMP), a web-based portal designed to streamline time-consuming pension processes. Launching this month, the PMP will enable human resource teams to safely and securely submit electronic enrollment and termination forms, as well as upload their contribution and identification records to …

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International Women’s Day, 8 March 2014

Message by Hon Tara Rivers, Minister for Education, Employment and Gender Affairs The 2014 theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) is ‘Inspiring Change’, and we are pleased that on this day and indeed throughout Honouring Women Month the women of the Cayman Islands will be given many opportunities to participate in …

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Personal finance guru Suze Orman to visit Cayman

America’s most trusted popular personal finance expert Suze Orman, is set to take the stage in the Cayman Islands. The two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, is being brought to Cayman by leading pension administrators, Colonial Pension Services Ltd., a member …

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International College of the Cayman Islands appoints new president

April Cummings, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) has announced the appointment of Dr David Marshall as president of the College. The Board voted unanimously on Dr Marshall’s appointment during its February 2014 meeting. He assumed the Presidency on 1 March. …

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Brac developer slams DOE over marina rejection

Cayman Brac developer Cleveland Dilbert has charged that the Department of Environment (DOE) has not been impartial in considering his proposal for a coastal works licence to create a 100-foot channel to Salt Water Pond in Cayman Brac. The department, which is a technical board, was accused of endorsing other …

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Alcohol a popular choice among Cayman’s youth

Alcohol has remained the most commonly reported drug used by adolescents in the Cayman Islands, According to the most recent Cayman Islands Student Drug Use Survey, conducted by the National Drug Council (NDC). The research was carried out two years ago and was made public recently. Some 1,775 students, or …

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One man, one vote not a priority, says Archer

Finance Minister Marco Archer has said that the clamour for one man one vote in 2012 was a vote against the then government and is not a priority now. Last week, the private member’s motion brought by East End MLA Arden McLean to introduce one man, one vote across the …

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Breaking in and breaking down

Crime statistics recently released by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) tell us what we already know, and unfortunately, most of us have witnessed – a significant increase in serious crimes, particularly burglary, robbery and attempted robbery. Truth be told, these three categories have skewed the overall figures for …

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