December 5, 2019

“Proud of Them”

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“Proud of Them” Celebrates Seventh Awards Round A dozen dynamic young people gained recognition for their achievements and potential on Wednesday, 19 April 2017, during this year’s “Proud of Them” (PoT) awards ceremony and reception. Accompanied by friends and family, recipients were feted at the George Town Yacht Club. Minister of Community Affairs, Youth and […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth & Sports to expand its Youth Facilities

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Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, Hon. Osbourne Bodden has commenced with a project to construct a much-needed secure building for high-risk boys and girls from his Ministry’s 2016/17 budget. The proposed facility will accommodate approximately 10-12 children, between the ages of 13 to 18 years old, who have been placed on youth rehabilitation […]

Ronald Forbes breaks Cayman Islands National Record

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Elite athlete Ronald Forbes breaks a national record in the 110 m hurdles. Mr. Forbes, who will represent the Cayman Islands at the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in the same event, broke his own record with a time of 13.36 seconds at the NTC Star Sprint Series in Clermont, Florida on 30 April. “It feels […]

Cayman Islands Ministry honours CARIFTA athletes

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It was an evening of celebration on Wednesday, 13 April, as the Ministry of Sports hosted a reception for the 2016 CARIFTA athletes. Under the setting sun close to 70 attendees, including the Minister of Sports Hon. Osbourne Bodden, Director of Sports Collin Anglin, the President of the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association Michael Lockwood, […]

Cayman Islands secondary school athletes prepare

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Young athletes are putting in their final training as they look to compete in the 8th Annual Inter-Secondary Track and Field Meet, taking place from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd March at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.  An important event on the athletics calendar, the inter-school meet will pit the athletic abilities of students from […]

Cayman Brac: Government Children & Family Services staff honoured

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Brac DCFS Staff Thanked for Long Service Staff members of the Department of Children and Family Services in Cayman Brac were recognised on Friday, 29 January 2016 for their long service as government employees. Minister of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, Hon. Osbourne Bodden accompanied by the Ministry Chief Officer, Ms. Dorine Whittaker, presented the […]

Changes made to Cayman Islands’ seamen’s ex-gratia benefit

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Minister of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, the Hon. Osbourne Bodden in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday (25 November 2015), announced amendments to the criteria in which Seamen are eligible for ex-gratia payment by the Government. The revisions were recently approved by Cabinet, and will take immediate effect. In referencing the now 15-year-old monthly benefit […]

Cayman Islands Cadets seek new youth members

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The Cadets Corps has begun student recruitment for the 2015-16 year under the auspices of the Cayman Islands Cadet Corp Committee (CICCC) and the Commandant of the Cadet Corps. Former High Court Judge Andre Mon Désir is the Chairman of the CICCC with Mrs. Annita Cornish serving as Deputy Chairman. The other members are Cadet […]

The Editor Speaks: Hogwash

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When a barrel of good apples has a bad apple thrown in the result is all the apples will soon go bad. When apples begin to decay, they emit gases. If the rotting apple is mixed in with a group of other apples, the good apples can absorb these gases and begin to rot, too. […]