Several local charities are able to offer continued services in animal care, child and family welfare and education in the Cayman community as a result of Appleby’s Cayman charity day event.

Following its fourth annual charity day program on March 22, the law firm awarded donations to NCVO, the Cayman Islands Humane Society, UWC Cayman Islands, Cayman HospiceCare, Positive Intervention Now, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and the John Gray High School Flight Club.

Managing Partner Bryan Hunter said, “Our corporate philosophy at Appleby has always been to support the local community through contributions in education, social welfare, animal welfare and the arts. This Charity Day program has been a fantastic way to meet and strengthen relations with members of various nonprofits in Cayman. We are delighted to continually offer our support and wish them well with ongoing events and programs that benefit the local community.”

A panel reviewed each application and determined which nonprofit would be awarded funds based on a number of criteria.

Chamber of Commerce to deliver Certified Internet Marketing program

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and the Internet Marketing Association have formed a partnership for the Chamber to run a Certified Internet Marketing program.

The educational program will be open to Chamber members and Cayman Islands residents who are seeking to improve their internet marketing skills and expertise.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our business community,” said Chamber CEO Wil Pineau. “The program is globally renowned and is a necessity for anyone seeking a career in marketing, or looking to improve their skills to progress into levels of management. The fact that we will be able to offer this course locally is fantastic.”

Chamber members will benefit from a 15 percent discount, paying $849 for the course.

RBC Royal Bank donates to Feed Our Future

RBC Royal Bank presented a donation of CAD$10,000 to Feed Our Future, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to alleviate childhood hunger in the Cayman Islands.

Rolan Heeralal, RBC area vice president of business banking, said: “This donation aligns with one of RBC’s pillars: community development. We know that any investment in our youth directly impacts our future. Within the Cayman community, we have a rich 50-plus year legacy of supporting education and we intend to continue in that vein.”

Feed our Future Chairwoman Stacey VanDevelde said in a press release, “Through funding a nutritionally balanced school lunch program we provide children in need with reliable access to a healthy school. This initiative helps to enrich the children’s learning potential and health while reducing the burden on the community. We greatly appreciate RBC’s confidence in the work we do in the Cayman community and support of Cayman’s children and future.”

Harneys Cayman takes part in Earth Day Clean-up

Harneys staff and family in the Cayman Islands formed one of the teams that participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce Earth Day Clean-up on April 22, picking up garbage on the roadsides around North Sound Estates.

Olivia Shanks, organizer of Harneys’ cleanup volunteers, said, “We were delighted to take part in this great event. It was the perfect way to start the weekend, and every bit of garbage collected goes a long way to sustaining the beauty of Cayman. Taking part in this event also serves as a reminder to everyone to make a greater effort to recycle, reuse and reduce the waste we produce.”

Cayman Registry listed as a top performing flag

The U.S. Coast Guard listed Cayman Registry as a top performing flag in its recently released 2016 Annual Report on Port State Control in the United States.

Cayman Registry is listed with a zero percent detention ratio on the USCG three-year rolling average criteria. This means that Cayman Registry will continue to be approved for the USCG Qualship 21 program, which recognizes and rewards vessels, their owners and flag administrations for their commitment to safety and quality.

Only a small percentage of all foreign-flagged ships that operate in the United States have earned the Qualship 21 designation, Cayman Registry said.

Joel Walton, CEO of Cayman Registry, said, “We are very pleased to be recognized for the seventh year running by the United States Coast Guard as one of the world’s leading flags and would like to congratulate our team and our ship owners for their continued efforts in maintaining an outstanding safety and quality record for the Cayman flag.”

Cayman has the eighth-largest fleet of Qualship 21-approved vessels in the world.

Logic offers free internet and Wi-Fi to Humane Society thrift shop

Logic is providing the newly opened Humane Society thrift shop at Venetia Plaza with free internet and Wi-Fi.

In a press release, Logic said it stands by the Humane Society’s mission and is a proud advocate of their work and service.

“At Logic, we strive to assist organizations like the Humane Society whose primary focus is the welfare of animals. We believe that the Humane Society is important to our island, and we respect the work that they do by protecting and valuing our animals,” said Assistant Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Pamela Small. “When we heard about the new thrift shop, we were delighted to assist them by providing Logic internet and Wi-Fi, as we felt this was a way to show Logic’s appreciation to the many workers and volunteers of the Humane Society.”

The Thrift Shop sells gently used clothes, toys, housewares, small appliances and furniture at bargain prices, and the revenue from sales helps with veterinary care, shelter and food for the animals.

CUC employees bring their children to work

Employees at Caribbean Utilities Company got the chance to share their work day with their children during the Easter Holiday break. It was the company’s first “Sons and Daughters to Work Day” and is part of CUC’s commitment to create a caring, family friendly culture, the utility company said.

Manager Phil Jackson said the program provided the opportunity for parents to bring their children to CUC for a day of fun and educational activities. “We wanted to expose our children to what we do on a daily basis and teach them from an early age how they can acquire the skills needed to take them into the world of work.”

The Sons and Daughters at Work program catered to children between the ages of 8 and 15. It will become an annual event and will be coordinated around the Easter holidays, the company said.

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