September 21, 2019

Discovery Day in Cayman Islands

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Last Monday (20) was Discovery Day in the Cayman Islands and a Public Holiday. The “celebration”, however, passes with hardly a murmur and no pageants, public demonstrations, flag waving, etc.  Christopher Columbus sighted the Cayman Islands on May 10, 1503 and named them Las Tortugasafter the numerous sea turtles seen swimming in the surrounding waters. Columbus had found the two smaller […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Cayman Islands First Baptist Activities for Seniors in North Side, Bodden Town and East End Older Persons are invited to the following events that have been organised this month by their district’s community development officers: North Side ●Tuesday, 16 April 2019 – Computer classes – North Side Library, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,  ●Tuesday, 23 April 2019 – Bingo – […]

Batabano, Braccanal, and the Mas Band Association, stand united

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The Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee (CCBC), the Cayman Islands Mas Band Association (CIMBA), and the Braccanal Committee, stand unified in full agreement with the public’s call for the return to “One Carnival” on Grand Cayman, like it had been since Batabano’s inception in 1983 until 2016 when a local group of private investors broke away and started their own separate carnival, CayMas, on Braccanal’s […]

Cayman Islands Discovery Day 2018 and 2019

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From Public Holidays Global On the third Monday of every May, the people of Cayman Islands celebrate the discovery of their islands by Christopher Columbus in 1503. Year Date Day Holiday 2018 21 May Mon Discovery Day 2019 20 May Mon Discovery Day For the most part, the Cayman Islands were uninhabited upon discovery and […]

MaplesFS helps Cayman Heart Fund reduce cardiovascular disease locally

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands: The MaplesFS Community Service Committee on behalf of MaplesFS clients recently donated CI$30,000 to the Cayman Heart Fund to support the organisations’ fundraising efforts towards a new cardiac probe for the George Town Hospital children’s ward. “For this year’s Discovery Day 5K walk/run, we set out in the hope of raising […]