August 3, 2021

Barbadians donate to East End residential home in Cayman Islands

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Barbadians in the Cayman Islands, represented by the Honorary Consul Mrs Juliette Gooding-Michelin, GCM, recently donated a medical bed to the East End Residential Home.  The Residential Home falls under the management of the Department of Children and Family Services and Ministry of Community Affairs. The Barbadian community make contributions annually to various local agencies […]

Long-serving carers feted tt Cayman Brac retirement luncheon

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The lengthy careers of two of Kirkconnell Community Care Centre’s (KCCC) longest serving staff members were celebrated by colleagues, management and a ministerial deputation from Grand Cayman at a retirement luncheon, Thursday (9 February 2017). Carmen Francis and Yvonne Earle’s dedicated service of more than 25 and 19 years, respectively, was celebrated at the Cayman […]

Cayman Islands’ new CARICOM Youth Ambassadors announced

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Cayman’s 2017/2019 CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) were announced at a government press conference yesterday (Wednesday, 8 February 2017). Female Ambassador Camille Angel, 26, and her male counterpart Andrel Harris, 24, replace the outgoing Youth Ambassadors James Geary, 26, and Takiyah Smith, 24, who also attended the meeting. Alternates Jessica Moore, 25, and Shantelle Young, 20 […]

Christmas message 2016

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by the Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports Programme Hon. Osbourne Bodden, JP At this festive time of year, I want to highlight my ministry’s dedication to promoting a merry Christmas as part of its overall remit to improve the social and emotional welfare of the Cayman Islands. As Minister for Community Services, Youth […]

Cayman Islands Minister Condolence Message following the Chapecoense football team plane crash

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Minister for Community Affairs, Sports and Youth Hon. Osbourne Bodden, JP Condolence Message following the Chapecoense football team plane crash 1 December 2016 On behalf of the people of the Cayman Islands, I express our deepest condolences to the Brazilian Football Federation, the people of Brazil and the families and fans affected by the plane […]

The Editor Speaks: Old persons

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I am one of the old people that one of our media houses has dubbed us “old folks”. To whoever came up with dubbing us “folks” probably thinks that makes us feel younger. We are folk not persons. Sorry it makes no difference. We are persons no matter what you want to re classify us […]

Cayman Islands’ Sports Minister says national lottery significant

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By Fred Sturrup, From The Freeport Nassau Guardian The clamor for a national lottery is sounding louder in the region. While in the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman to be exact, this past weekend, I engaged in an interesting conversation with the Hon. Osbourne Bodden, the Minister of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports for that country. […]

Mentoring Cayman closing reception

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The Mentoring Cayman programme of 2016 came to its conclusion on Tuesday evening, 7th June. Her Excellency, the Governor Helen Kilpatrick invited the students and their parents, along with their mentors, to her mansion for a celebratory closing reception. Chamber President, Paul Pearson, made some brief opening remarks before the presentation of\ certificates and gifts […]

Swimmers are CARIFTA bound with Cayman Islands government assistance

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The Hon. Osbourne Bodden, Minister with responsibility for sports met with Cayman’s 22 CARIFTA swimmers on Wednesday 16th just before they started their final team training session before departing for Martinique on Friday 18th. The young swimmers, ranging in age from 11-17 years, listened intently as the Minister talked to them: “I know how hard […]

‘We won’t fund them’- Cayman minister of sports repeats call for tarnished CIFA executive to step down

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From Sportsmax Cayman minister of sport Osbourne Bodden has held firm to the stance that the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) will not receive another cent of funding from the government until financial regularities are accounted for. The CIFA was thrown into turmoil in the aftermath of the arrest of then president Jeffrey Webb last […]