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Christian mission in Brac was heavenly

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] A group from the U.S.-based Worldwide Christian Scuba Divers Organization thoroughly enjoyed their week in Cayman Brac where they did some repair works to the Hillside Chapel and Church of God churches. They also held a movie night event at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre. The …

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Mission House tours

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is set to introduce new audio tours of the Mission House in Bodden Town. Launching on April 1 these new tours will allow visitors to explore the small home museum using audio headsets and it is hoped that it will draw a new …

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St Ignatius debate champs again

Weeks of preparation and planning by almost 50 high-school and middle-school students and their coaches were finally realised at the Conyers Inter-Schools Debate Tournament. Hosted at St Ignatius School on Feb. 22, it is now the largest single-day debating event in the Cayman school calendar. The event saw all public …

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Young musicians tune up for finals

The finalists for the annual Butterfield Young Musician of the Year award met for a luncheon hosted at Butterfield Place, 12 Albert Panton Street George Town on Mar. 6. Now in its tenth year, the Butterfield Young Musician of the Year award showcases the extraordinary young, musical talent in the …

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Women’s Day event inspires men too

The International Women’s Day celebration last week attracted the largest attendance in recent years. Held at the Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort Ballroom on Wednesday, March 8, the sold-out event attracted a capacity audience of 350 men and women from the public and private sectors. Drawn principally by the prospect …

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Commonwealth Day celebrated

The Cayman Islands observed Commonwealth Day on Monday, March 13 by raising the Commonwealth flag outside the Government Administration Building during a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. The event was part of the international Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative. This year’s special theme for Commonwealth Day was A …

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Rankin runs for Newlands seat

Mario Rankin has announced his intention to run as an independent candidate in Newlands at the election on May 24. Rankin officially launches his campaign at an event titled Vision For The Future on Saturday, Mar. 18 at 383 Hirst Road, Newlands (corner of bypass and Hirst Road) from 6:30-8:30 …

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Dangerous Substances Law just amended

OfReg, the utilities regulator, has announced that the Dangerous Substances Law has been amended after undergoing a rigorous review process. The new legislation, with all its amendments and regulations, is now gazetted and in full effect. The law, which provides oversight for the fuels sector, is now more robust and …

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DaCosta launches campaign

  Nickolas DaCosta, the Independent candidate for Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman, officially launches his campaign this weekend. DaCosta’s campaign launch is on Saturday, March 18 from the residence of Captain and Mrs. Harold Banks, 142 Rock Road, Banksville, Cayman Brac at 7 p.m. DaCosta’s slogan is: “The voice …

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St. Patrick’s Day Jog hits 25

By Lindsey Turnbull One of Cayman’s most endearing fun runs is 25 years old – Butterfield’s St Patrick’s Day Irish Jog/Walk. The event marks the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in style by hosting hundreds of runners, joggers and walkers for a 5km mile tour of the Britannia golf course, just …

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Business surveys to begin

The Economics and Statistics Office is preparing to conduct the annual business surveys. The survey will begin on March 27 when the survey form will be hand-delivered, mailed or emailed to all entities that produce goods and services in the Cayman Islands. The surveys consist of the System of National …

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Sister Islands get new police chief

A veteran of the police force for nearly 20 years became Area Commander of the Sister Islands last week. Inspector Andre Tahal, who joined the RCIPS in 1997 and has broad experience from different units in the service, is delighted to have returned to the Brac, where he has worked …

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Health City appoint champion boxer

Health City Cayman Islands has appointed a Canadian boxing champion to be its Sports Ambassador. Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox, holder of the WBA NABA super lightweight title, has a bout on Saturday, Mar. 18. Wilcox is a fighter with a special purpose. Throughout his career he has fought to benefit …

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Prison drug detection improving

By Charles Duncan Prison officials say they stopped one visitor last week from smuggling in a pound of marijuana, adding to several more pounds they seized in February. Ganja use at Northward Prison is a well-known and long-standing issue and cell phones are commonplace, according to independent inspections in recent …

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Cayman movies must get rated

Anyone wanting to publicly exhibit films in the Cayman Islands is reminded that the local Film Control Board views and assigns ratings to all movies that haven’t already been rated by an internationally recognised film control board. Under The Film Exhibition Control Law (2015), which came into effect on Jan. …

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