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Exciting matches highlight Primary League playoffs

The first round of the CUC Primary Football League and Girls’ Primary Football League playoffs concluded on Saturday at the Annex field with a number of thrilling matches, organizers said in a press release.

Primary schools battle for playoff spots

In the CUC Primary Football League games over the weekend, Sir John A. Cumber Primary and Cayman Prep captured top spots in Group A and Group B, respectively, in the Under-11 division. They will enter the Champions Cup competition on Dec. 3 as No. 1 seeds.

CIS hosts Cayman Islands Model United Nations conference

Forty-seven students from Cayman International, St. Ignatius and Triple C schools participated in CIS’s second Cayman Islands Model United Nations Conference to discuss topics on international relations. Model UN is an educational simulation or academic competition where students can learn about diplomacy.

Primary Football League: Top of the table clash ends in draw

The only two undefeated Under-11 schools in Group A of the CUC Primary Football League, Sir John A. Cumber and Savannah Primary, played to a draw on Saturday at Bodden Town Primary’s field.

Thousands celebrate tree lighting

Thousands turned out to observe the annual Tree Lighting ceremony at Camana Bay on Saturday.

Primary Football League: St. Ignatius Prep holds Sir John A. Cumber to a draw

St. Ignatius Prep traveled to West Bay on Saturday to take on the undefeated Sir John A. Cumber Primary Under-11 boys, while the unbeaten St. Ignatius Prep Under-9s looked to keep their streak going.

Cayman youth sailors bring home trophies, medals from Bahamas

Eight young competitors from the Cayman Islands Sailing Club brought home five trophies and medals from the Bahamas Optimist National Regatta held at the Nassau Yacht Club over the weekend of Oct. 1.

EDITORIAL – ‘Taking attendance’ at Cayman’s public schools

Winston Connolly has done it again. The George Town lawmaker’s “Diogenes” gene has re-activated — meaning that Mr. Connolly has gone and said something amazingly honest, with no regard to the political consequences. We admire and applaud him for that.

Monster Dash 5K set for Oct. 22

Get a jump on Halloween by taking part in the Save Our Youth Foundation Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Camana Bay. All participants are encouraged to wear costumes for the family friendly event; the race is open to all, with strollers and kids welcome.

Students tap into program about water

Cayman Water Company recently launched a program to educate students in several schools on island about tap water and the desalination process. The company’s project engineer in business development, Karlene Singh, has made presentations at four schools in George Town and West Bay.

Cayman International School wins primary season opener

In the CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular season openers at various venues on Saturday, Oct. 8, Cayman International School had wins over George Town Primary in the Under-9, Under-11 and Girls divisions.

Cayman Finance celebrates student education, work program

The second year of the Cayman Finance Student Education and Work Experience Programme has concluded after nine weeks of workshops and mentor sessions and a four-week work placement component.

CIS marks a decade at Camana Bay

Cayman International School celebrated a milestone last week when it marked 10 years at Camana Bay.

Students: Don’t lift starfish out of water

The message from 7th graders at Cayman International School is clear, but simple – don’t lift starfish out of the water.

Newly trained lifeguards help keep swimmers safe

A squad of newly trained lifeguards from the Cayman International School could be used to help make Cayman’s public beaches safer, their instructor believes.

Behind-the-scenes adventure at the florist

The Celebrations floral room was extra busy recently, filled with excited chatter and giggles from a group of young Cayman International School students.

Students take on Battle of the Books

Following a tense morning of literary competition, Cayman Prep’s Demi-Gods team emerged as the senior division champions in the annual Battle of the Books reading competition.

Tournament a showcase for creativity

Teamwork was a key factor in Cayman’s second annual Destination Imagination tournament held recently at the Cayman International School.

Cayman in Focus: Junior Batabano takes to the roads

A week before the main Batabano carnival, students donned headdresses, beads and elaborate costumes for the Neverland-themed Junior Batabano parade, Saturday

Cayman’s colors fly in British Columbia

Aimee Egglishaw, 18, who hails from West Bay, did some creative marketing for Cayman.

Competition to mark Harquail anniversary draws in youngsters

Budding young artists from both government and private schools were asked to call on their creative muse and submit up to two of their best visual arts pieces for selection in a recent nationwide competition for 6 to 18 year-olds.

Wesleyan Academy wins trophy in Blue Iguana Basketball Jamboree

Wesleyan Christian Academy took home the championship trophy from Cayman International School’s annual Blue Iguana International Basketball Jamboree as the reigning champions for the fifth year in a row.

Students learn about safe driving from grandmother’s loss

A woman who lost a grandson in a road accident spoke to students at Cayman International School last week about road safety.

Celebrating local culture at CIS

Cayman food, games, industry and more were the order of the day at Cayman International School’s Cayman Culture Day.

‘Chopped,’ budding chefs style

Students from Cayman International School show off the desserts they made during one of the Bon Vivant Budding Chef after-school classes.

Cayman International School upgrades and expands

The Cayman International School is marking the recent completion of the second planned phase of adding new classrooms and fixtures. A press release states that with a growing student body now surpassing 580, the school was in need of more functional space.

Gaelic heritage builds cultural bridges

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Primary Football League wraps up third-round playoffs

The 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League playoffs resumed on Saturday, Jan. 9, with the third round of games at the Annex Field following the Christmas break.

Family fun at the Botanic Park

The Botanic Park is holding a family fun day on Jan. 24.

Primary Football playoffs: Cayman Prep, Red Bay repeat as league champions

The heavy rains that drenched the Annex Field on Saturday did not affect the enthusiasm and excitement of the 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League finals and third-place games.

Top stories of 2015: Dart's grand plans change Cayman landscape

The current and future plans of the Dart group continued to alter Cayman’s landscape in significant ways in 2015.

Carli Lloyd wows youth at football camp

More than 150 people turned out for the Arie Smith Football Camp at Camana Bay’s Sports Complex on Dec. 21 to learn some new skills and meet a legend of the game.

Donations give Christmas cheer to 600 families

Donations of gifts, groceries and cash will help about 600 families this Christmas through the Department of Children and Family Services’ annual Gift Giving program.

Cayman Prep cruises to victory in primary school sailing championships

Young sailors from Cayman Prep finished the final race of the annual RBC Primary School Sailing Championship in first place to take the trophy on Dec. 11.

Kids get taste of theater – at the cinema

Hundreds of Cayman Islands schoolchildren were treated this week to a theater performance of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” while sitting in cinema seats in Camana Bay.

Cayman Prep, Red Bay remain undefeated in U-11 Champions Cup

The second round of games in the 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League playoffs were played Saturday at the Annex Field.

Garden Club decorating various public spaces

The Cayman Garden Club is once again using its talents and resources to create beautiful gardens in public spaces around Cayman.

Esterley Tibbetts Highway widening project begins

The project to widen the southernmost portion of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway to four lanes, which was announced on Nov. 25, is already under way.

Primary Football League playoffs take center stage at Annex

The first round of the 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League and Girls’ Primary Football League playoffs concluded on Saturday at the Annex Field with a number of thrilling match-ups.

Kids with Heart bring holiday cheer to Pines residents

Cayman’s schoolchildren joined elders at the Pines Retirement Home last week to decorate trees at the home.

Young singer on 80-country anthem challenge visits Cayman

Eleven-year-old Capri Everitt’s mission to raise $1 million for abandoned, destitute and orphaned children will bring her to Grand Cayman on Friday, where she will sing Cayman’s national song as part of a nine-month journey around the world.

Playoffs kick in now for primary kids

Primary school football action concluded its regular season games on Saturday with Cayman Prep, Savannah Primary and Cayman International School respectively topping the Under-9, U-11 boys’ and Girls’ Primary Football League standings. All teams now go into the playoffs.

Early track meet for Track & Field Championships

Cayman’s track athletes are starting their season early. A meet will be held next month, not in the new year as usual.

Prep and CIS bounce from nowhere to final

A netball rally was hosted by Cayman International School last Wednesday at the Arts and Recreational Center.

Dart, government confirm highway expansion deal

The Esterley Tibbetts highway will be expanded to four lanes along the full length of the route within the next 18 months after government and developer Dart Realty confirmed they had finalized the outstanding details of the National Roads Authority agreement. The deal also involves the US$14.6 million purchase by the Dart group of the Dragon Bay lands on the North Sound.

CIS celebrates International Day

Students at Cayman International School celebrated the various countries of the world with its annual ‘International Day’ on Nov. 17.

Verhoeven is a hat trick hero

The welcome rain certainly did not affect the players’ spirits on Saturday, as the CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular seasons continued with the fourth round of play.

Red Bay continues perfect season

It was another busy day of primary school football on Saturday in the CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League.

Save Our Youth Foundation is staging Monster Dash

Athletes can start Halloween early by taking part in the Save Our Youth Foundation inaugural Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser this weekend.

Hall's brace was first of many

The women’s football season kicked off with the Charity Shield over the weekend and the player who most impressed was Sunset’s Martha Hall, whose two goals made all the difference.

Truth For Youth off the mark with double over George Town

It was an exciting day of youth football on Saturday as Cayman’s primary schools battled for bragging rights in the second week of the 2015/16 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular seasons.

McCoy is the real deal for Brac with hat trick

The CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League’s regular seasons began Saturday with games at various venues across Grand Cayman.

Prep record historic hat trick

Cayman Prep set a new school and CUC Primary Football League record by winning their third consecutive Opening Rally title on Saturday.

Primary season kicks off with exciting Opening Rally games

Primary school kids get their chance to show off their football skills this Saturday.

Proud of Them: Vitoria Buttrum recognized for academic achievements

Vitoria Buttrum, 13, of Bodden Town is the youngest recipient of the Proud of Them award, which she received for her achievements in academics.

Volkwyn is as dedicated as a pro

If anyone wants to find Matthew “Sticks” Volkwyn, all they have to do is follow his weekly sporting schedule because he is so devoted to getting in his sessions that he rarely misses one.

Students learn importance of studying new languages

Students from Cayman International School got a tour of the Marriott Beach Resort and learned about how being bilingual will help in their future careers.

More families opting for private schools

More parents in the Cayman Islands are opting to send their children to private schools, new statistics show. Both the Cayman International School and Triple C have added staff and classrooms after reporting record enrollment figures for the 2015/16 academic year.

Peene has leaped to the fore

There are some exceptional gymnasts emerging from the celebrated Motions Unlimited gym, and Sami Peene shines as brightly as her teammates.

Rutty flips like a seasoned vet

Raegan Rutty is the youngest female member of the Cayman Islands national gymnastics team, yet she performs like the world-class adult she eventually hopes to become.

Students receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Eighty teens and young adults have been awarded for their efforts after two years of work in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program.

Young Caymanians get Dart scholarships

Dart Cayman Islands, Minds Inspired has selected three young Caymanian scholars for its 2015 high school and university scholarships.

Students awarded for excellence

Tameka Cox and Althea Miller are the recipients of a “Pursuit of Excellence” award for the 2014-15 school year.

Gaelic football winners crowned

Gaelic Athletic Association games

Try-This-Tri is worth a shot

Anyone interested in trying out a mini triathlon gets another chance on the next public holiday, the Queen’s birthday.

Business in brief

A roundup of local business briefs.

McDonald wins first novice title

A bodybuilding rookie amazed herself by entering her first competition and winning the novice competition in Florida over the weekend.

Health City plans to grow intern program

Health City plans to grow its internship program to host 300 students next year.

Jamaicans promise to give Cayman more stick

Cayman’s only field hockey club is hosting its fifth annual tournament this weekend at the Camana Bay sports field. The matches are always played in a great sporting spirit in a fun atmosphere.

Students rise to math challenge

Students of Cayman's high schools take part in the Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge.

Bailey benefits from late start

Kym Bailey is one of the fastest female road runners in Cayman and at 43 is evidently getting swifter. Although she used to be a good runner at school and college in England she really only got seriously into her running since moving to Cayman a few years ago.

Students collect items for Haitian children at Health City

A group of school children are impacting the lives of Haitian children undergoing heart procedures in Cayman.

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