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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Carolina Lopez

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ARTICLES BY CAROLINA LOPEZ

DG 5K charities announced

Organisers of the seventh annual Deputy Governor’s 5k Challenge announced on Tuesday the three charities that the challenge will raise money for.

Heart heroes celebrated

The Cayman Heart Fund raised more than $23,800 at its Heart Heroes Awards Brunch at Ristorante Pappagallo in West Bay on Sunday.

Boyz 2 Men treat their moms

More than 30 boys from the Boyz 2 Men programme at John Gray High School attended an etiquette dinner that was all about treating the ‘first lady of their lives’.

Valentine’s Day Treat

Ava Chatburn, 4, made Valentine’s Day cards at The Pines Retirement Home on Wednesday.

Revamped Red Cross headquarters opens

The Cayman Islands Red Cross reopened its doors on Wednesday after undergoing extensive renovations.

Megalodon tooth found in Cayman

A tooth from a megalodon, a long-extinct giant shark, was found in the eastern districts of Grand Cayman last month, according to the Department of Environment.

Mangroves cleared while protection plan awaits Cabinet approval

The Department of Environment says unapproved mangrove-forest clearing is a problem they are not authorised to act on.

Junior ‘Optimists’ give back at John Gray

Members of the Junior Optimist Club at John Gray High School rolled up their sleeves last week to take over some janitorial duties from the school’s custodians as the students showed their appreciation of the cleaning staff’s daily efforts.

Courts Road to be extended to combat flooding

The National Roads Authority is extending Courts Road towards the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to help deal with flooding and drainage issues.

Activists to sail Atlantic to address climate change

Two young activists from Cayman, Steff Mcdermot and Megan Ehman, are getting ready to sail across the Atlantic to collaborate with other countries on finding sustainable solutions to climate change.

Caymanian doing art residency in Portugal

Caymanian artist, John Reno Jackson, is presently in Portugal for a month-long residency programme. Jackson was selected out of numerous applicants for a spot at...

Protect Our Future calls for mangrove conservation

Protect Our Future members marked Global Wetlands Day on Monday by protesting the destruction of mangroves at an Old Prospect Road site after a developer removed the vegetation and filled the area without planning permission.

Earthquake’s impact on mental health

While last week’s earthquake left many people shaken, both physically and emotionally, mental health professionals warn that some may have been more affected than others.

Schools take on robotics challenge

Cayman International School took first place at the Minds Inspired FIRST Tech Challenge interschool robotics competition, held Saturday at the Camana Bay Arts and Recreation Centre.

CCMI reef lecture stresses coral health

The year’s first lecture in the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s ‘healthy reefs’ campaign focussed on the importance of sustaining the reefs, as well as difference types of coral growth.

Cruise tourists volunteer at three local charities

Groups of cruise-ship passengers spent their time in Cayman on Friday volunteering at a number of local charities on island.

Dealing with earthquake anxiety

People who were unnerved and remain anxious about the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that shook Cayman on Tuesday are being invited to a free event where they can talk together about the impact of the quake.

Seafarers gather at Government House

Noting their “sacrifice and contributions”, Governor Martyn Roper hosted a celebration for 150 of Cayman’s seafarers at a reception last week.

Tales of the quake: Sinkholes, jellyfish and diving

The day after the earthquake, landscaper Curtis Bush found himself staring down a sinkhole in West Bay Cemetery, at the edge of which a small gravestone balanced precariously.

Musicians association meeting hits sour note

Controversy has erupted over the leadership of the Cayman Music and Entertainment Association following an annual general meeting earlier this month.

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