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Sportswomen honoured this month

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] The Department of Sports always dedicates March to honouring women who have made significant contributions to Cayman’s burgeoning sports scene. Merta Day is Sports Coordinator Women in the Department of Sports who organises all the activities in Honouring Women’s Month. The HWM events coincide with International …

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Honouree Profile: Lisa Kehoe

Cayman Islands Department of Sports Honouring Women Month 2016 Honouree Profile: Lisa Kehoe When Lisa Kehoe first took employment in the Cayman Islands, she had no idea that she would be spending the next two decades of her life here; that she would meet her husband and start her family …

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Message from Merta Day, Sports Coordinator for Women

Today the Cayman Islands kicks off its annual month-long celebration of our female community in observation of Honouring Women’s Month 2016 (HWM). The events of HWM culminate around International Women’s Day (IWD) which will be celebrated worldwide on March 8th; and the Cayman Islands Government’s Department of Sports is proud …

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Honouring Women’s Month Honouree Profile: Lara Butler

Lara Butler’s athletic profile reads like that of a seasoned veteran. She’s been swimming competitively for over a decade; she trains for a minimum of 20 hours per week; she holds and has broken various national records; she’s represented the Cayman Islands in her chosen sport in numerous countries throughout …

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Honouring Women Month 2016 Calendar of Events

March 4 – Sports People Got Talent Too & Karaoke Night.  The Department of Sports (DOS) month-long events kick off with last year’s hit event, a Sports People Got Talent Too & Karaoke night on Friday March 4th.  Adult sports women and men, whether they be athletes or officials (who …

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An extraordinary fitness journey

By Tara L Bush Laura Whitney Ribbins came to the Cayman Islands in 1977 seeking four “S” – sea, sand, sun and a salary. Eventually, she gained a fifth – status. What she founded and developed has made her one of the premier fitness trainers and entrepreneurs on the island.  …

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A coach’s dreams for Cayman Brac

Coach Harold Mitchum Sanford is in the business of making dreams happen. A native of Cayman Brac, he wants to open doors for the kids of his island that were not open to him during his childhood. As a young boy growing up on the Brac, he was good at …

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Elevation is Eleanor’s game

By Tara L Bush To Eleanor Berry, sport is like the air people breathe and her trophy case is proof of her prowess. She has a trophy for every sport she has competed in – softball, volleyball, soccer, flag football and netball – and she has excelled as a player …

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Jane Kelly: Building dreams and shaping lives

Jane Anne Kelly can be described as an architect of young minds and a builder of their bodies. Ms Kelly, 60, is deputy principal at John Gray High School and a leading netball coach and squash administrator who has guided thousands of young Caymanian residents into well-rounded citizens, over the …

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Coach Redver: The soul of women’s basketball

By Tara L Bush Coach Redver Ebanks is a big man both in stature and in soul. Standing at 6’4″ he has always commanded attention. But the results he has produced for the Cayman Islands Women’s Basketball programme make him stand out as well. Starting the Women of Valour Programme …

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