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Ministers back International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2017 was celebrated on Wednesday, Mar. 8 and two Cabinet ministers expressed their full support for the occasion. Tara Rivers, Minister for Education, Employment and Gender Affairs and Osbourne Bodden, Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports issued a statement. It said: “On behalf of the government …

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Honouree Profile: Pauline Bodden

If you are a female who was raised or attended school in the Caribbean, the likelihood is that you were taught to play netball. Perhaps you enjoyed the game so much that you continued playing beyond graduation; or perhaps you are like retired jeweler, Pauline Bodden, who not only continued …

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Honouring Women Month 2016 Honouree Profile: Joan West-Dacres

Cayman Islands Department of Sports Honouring Women Month 2016 Honouree Profile: Joan West-Dacres Joan West-Dacres is neither an elite athlete, nor does she aspire be one. She is not responsible for advancing, nor does she specialise in a particular sport. Joan is simply a woman, who is consistently trying to …

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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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Behind the scenes, Lanisa McLaughlin fuels dreams

By Tara L Bush Working behind the scenes in women’s football, Lanisia McLaughlin is quietly effective at making things happen. She was the team manager of the successful Cayman Islands U20 Women’s team that made history in 2010 by going through to the second round of the World Cup qualifying competition …

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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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Women’s Month celebrated with films and 5K

Honouring Women’s Month continues with film screenings and a very purple 5K scheduled over the next two weeks. Viewings of the film Girls Voice (film) continue throughout the month. The film features girls living in Grand Cayman discussing issues that affect them, such as gender stereotyping, body image, sex and …

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Making the impossible happen

By Tara L Bush Most little girls love horses. Boys and girls generally want their parents to buy one. That dream came through for Polly Serpell, who rode a borrowed horse to earn a team bronze medal last year at the China Youth Olympic Games (YOG) for the Cayman Islands. …

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