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The Academy hosts mixed martial arts camp

Ronnie Hughes, founder of The Academy, located in Cannon Place, North Sound Road, has always been an advocate for teaching children and adults the...

Digicel Business raises $15,000 for Cayman Islands Crisis Centre

Digicel Business has raised $15,000 at its annual golf day, donating all proceeds to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.
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Crisis Centre rejects Bush-PACT money

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre has rejected any monetary contribution from West Bay West MP McKeeva Bush who was convicted of assaulting a woman last year.

‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ returns to Camana Bay

It’s not often that an event to raise awareness about a serious subject can also be great fun, but ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ ticks both boxes.

The Crisis Centre 6th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon

On March 26, 2021, five hundred members of the Cayman Islands community gathered in the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom to hear the empowering and inspiring message of internationally sought-after inspirational keynote speaker, Liz Murray at the 6th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon hosted by the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Power of the Purse Luncheon celebrates women

The Power of the Purse Luncheon - a much-anticipated yearly event - had to be cancelled last year, like so many others, due to...

Crisis Centre staff get self-defence training from police

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is giving staff and volunteers of the Crisis Centre some training in self-defence and personal safety awareness.

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Walk (& Run)

One of the most social events of the season is nearly upon us: The Jingle Bell Walk/Run is scheduled to take to the road...

Firemen raise over $5K in inaugural walk

With helmets in hands, Cayman's firemen pounded the pavement Monday to raise funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Firemen to hold 5K fundraiser for Crisis Centre

Local firemen will don their fire equipment for a 5-kilometre trek through George Town this Monday to raise funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Crisis Centre hosts ‘Get Up Stand Up’ gala

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre will be hosting a reggae-styled gala on Thursday at Ristorante Pappagallo under the theme ‘Get Up Stand Up (Against...

Spotlight on male domestic abuse

Jason (not his real name) never considered himself a victim of domestic abuse, but after years of being systematically berated and belittled, he knew it was time to get help.
Miss World Cayman Islands 2018, Kelsie Bodden, shows the men how to strut along the catwalk.

A Walk in Her Shoes hits the road for the fifth time

How many times have women wanted men to see what it is like, trying to walk in heels? This Thursday, at 5pm, they can scratch that itch by heading to Market Street in Camana Bay to watch the fifth annual A Walk in Her Shoes event.

‘She is supported’ protest planned

Protesters are set to hold a demonstration outside the Government Administration Building on Friday, 28 Feb., to show their support for the woman assaulted in an incident allegedly involving Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush last weekend.

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Run

Join the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) as it kicks off the festive season with the annual Jingle Bell 5K/10K Walk/Run on Sunday at...

Immigration abuse an emerging domestic-violence trend

Immigration abuse has emerged as a growing trend in the Cayman Islands, according to local domestic-violence support groups.

Spotlight on domestic violence

Local advocacy groups are set to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence this month to shine the light on domestic abuse. Last year Cayman recorded over 2,200 domestic-violence cases and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said they expect that number to be surpassed by the end of the year as they have already registered 1,900 cases through August.

Ending the cycle of abuse

The Cayman Compass shines the spotlight on domestic violence in the Cayman Islands. In this feature peice one domestic violence recounts her experiences before she broke the cycle of abuse.

Silent Witness March shines spotlight on domestic violence

More than 100 people took to the streets of George Town, carrying silhouettes of victims for domestic violence in their hands and a message of justice as they participated in the annual Silent Witness March.

New partnership: Alliance to End Domestic Violence launched

A new multi-agency partnership, the Alliance to End Domestic Violence, was formally launched Tuesday night. It comprises of seven government and non-profit agencies, including the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, the RCIPS and the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

BPW Silent Witness march to mark 19th anniversary

As the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Grand Cayman gets set to mark its 19th Silent Witness March, it is urging everyone to...

Cayman loses community advocate Bev Banks

The story of Beverly Adma Banks’s life was one of love – love for her community and her fellow man. An advocate for women, the disadvantaged and the sick, Banks touched and changed many lives in Cayman and across the Caribbean.

Three charities spotlighted for Deputy Governor’s 5K

Three Cayman charities focussed on social needs within the community were announced Thursday as the beneficiaries of this year’s Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge.

Domestic abuse reports quadruple

Reports of domestic violence in the Cayman Islands have quadrupled in the past five years. Police believe the alarming statistic does not indicate an increase in abusive behaviour, but rather shows the extent of a problem that has been going on behind closed doors for decades.

‘Power of the Purse’ raises $50,000 for Crisis Centre

Scotiabank Cayman Islands handed over CI$50,000 to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, representing funds raised from the 5th Annual Power of the Purse fundraiser held on March 22 at The Ritz-Carlton.

Tea party for Crisis Centre

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre is joining forces with the Mothers’ Union to help raise funds for the centre’s domestic violence shelter.

Appleby selects beneficiaries at charity day

Appleby (Cayman) Ltd. announced seven organisations that were selected as beneficiaries at the firm’s 2019 Charity Day.

Journalist shares story of strength and survival

Ten years ago, Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout was abducted and held captive by insurgents in Somalia for 460 days in an effort to extort ransom money.

100+ Women Who Care donate $12.5K to Jasmine

The Cayman Islands chapter of 100+ Women Who Care selected Jasmine (formerly Cayman HospiceCare) to receive the group’s collective donation of more than $12,500 at its March meeting.

Barefoot Beach Gala to benefit women’s program

The Cayman Islands chapter of 100 Women in Finance is set to host its sixth annual Barefoot Beach Gala on Saturday, March 23, at Royal Palms.

Teens learn the best self-defense is avoidance

For many of the teens served by the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, violence and abuse at home, often fueled by drugs and alcohol, have long been their norm.

Guys in heels strut their stuff for charity

Scores of men strutted their stuff for charity on Friday, donning high heels to parade through Camana Bay for the annual “A Walk in Her Shoes” fundraiser for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Walk in Her Shoes: Men step out to raise funds for Crisis Centre

One of the most entertaining evenings you can spend in Cayman is at Camana Bay for the “A Walk in Her Shoes” annual event.

Husband jailed for domestic violence

There was a time when wife-beating was rarely spoken of, rarely reported and rarely punished, but spouses and domestic partners are entitled to protection from violence just as strangers are, Magistrate Valdis Foldats said in a recent sentencing hearing.

CML and Nova make Christmas donations to Cayman charities

Instead of giving Christmas gifts to clients, recruitment agencies CML and Nova this year decided to donate money to charity.

HighWater raises $18,000 for Crisis Centre

Hedge fund governance service provider HighWater hosted its annual Champagne brunch at Abacus on Dec. 8 to raise money for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Crisis Centre unveils new helpline for kids

Cayman kids who need an ear for their troubles have a new place to go.

Registration opens for Jingle Bell Run

The annual Jingle Bell 5K and 10K Walk/Run, which raises funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, and organizers say registration for the event is now open.
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Crisis Centre teen lounge hosts open day

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre’s TAYA Lounge will host an open house Wednesday, Sept. 12, to let the public know more about what services it offers.
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CIIPA charity to support Special Olympics

The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants is inviting the community to walk or run for Special Olympics Cayman Islands.

Crisis Centre: Domestic abuse rises during World Cup

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre is running a public awareness campaign during this year’s World Cup period to promote its shelter for women, men and children who suffer domestic abuse.

EDITORIAL – ‘Raise the Roof’ to help stop domestic abuse

The Crisis Centre is composed of stalwart advocates for a vulnerable population that finds it difficult, or unsafe, to speak out publicly about their experiences.

Kelsey Grammer gets serious for a cause

Kelsey Grammer is mostly known for his work as a comic actor. But Thursday night, he moved a crowd of about 300 people at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort with a tale of sadness.

New Frank E. Flowers project leans on local acting talent

When movie director Frank E. Flowers returned to the Cayman Islands to shoot his latest project, he had one small problem – where to find a decent mermaid.

‘Frasier’ star Kelsey Grammer guest speaker at charity dinner

The five-time Emmy Award-winning star of “Frasier” is coming to Cayman. Kelsey Grammer will be the celebrity guest speaker at the annual charity dinner at the Flowers Sea Swim to raise funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Be a hero for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre

Organizer Ronnie Hughes of The Cayman Martial Arts Academy is once again hosting a special screening at Camana Bay Cinema, sponsored by Dart, with all proceeds going to the Centre.

Nail salon donates to Crisis Centre

Polished nail salon recently raised $600 in support of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre through a campaign to help support women.

Women open their purses and show their power

More than 500 women, along with a few men, packed into a ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Friday afternoon for the annual Power of the Purse, a Scotiabank-sponsored fundraiser that benefits the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre women’s shelter.

Cayman’s men take a ‘Walk in Her Shoes’

Cayman’s men showed off their gams and sashayed through Camana Bay Thursday for International Women’s Day.

Empowerment through ‘Power of the Purse’

In 2015, Scotiabank’s Power of the Purse luncheon was born. The idea was to have an inspirational female guest speaker and fill the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman with women looking to make a difference.

‘Walk in Her Shoes’: Men prepare to take to the Market Street runway in...

Cayman’s annual Walk in Her Shoes event takes place at Camana Bay on Thursday, March 8, hosted by the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, and people cannot wait to go out and watch it.

Join in the jolly Jingle Bell Run

Grab your Santa hat, your running shoes and your kids; it is time once again for the annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run!

In Focus: Toga-clad Crisis Centre supporters fill Ristorante Pappagallo

Clad in togas and tuxedos, supporters of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre gathered at Ristorante Pappagallo restaurant in West Bay Saturday night for the “Opa! My Big Fat Greek Gala!” fundraiser.

Time to don your toga

Feast and celebrate like a god on Sept. 16 at the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre’s Opa! My Big Fat Greek Gala fundraising dinner and auction at Ristorante Pappagallo. This event’s theme looks to Ancient Greece for inspiration and will feature food, cocktails, dancing and entertainment inspired by glorious Greek culture.

A brush with the law

As one of Cayman’s most senior police officers, Robbie Graham is responsible for helping keep the streets safe. But once he is off duty, the chief superintendent changes out of his uniform and dons his overalls to play a very different role.

Jamaica Day funds donated to crisis center

The Jamaican Consulate shared money from its Aug. 6 Independence Day celebration with the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

150 run to support Crisis Centre

More than 180 runners and walkers participated in a 5K/10K run Saturday morning to support the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Lobster Pot raises funds for Crisis Centre

The Lobster Pot Dive Center took divers on a three-tank excursion on board its boat Larry earlier this month as part of the annual PADI Women’s Day Dive.

‘Glass Castle’ author tells story of transformation

Award-winning author Jeannette Walls shared a story of optimism and triumph at the third annual Power of the Purse fundraising luncheon on March 24, organized and sponsored by Scotiabank. Before a full ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Ms. Walls told a tale of transformation from an often difficult childhood to an internationally acclaimed writing career.

Author encourages women to embrace their differences

New York Times best-selling author Jeannette Walls brought a message of resilience and hope to Grand Cayman during Friday’s third annual “Power of the Purse” fundraiser. Ms. Walls appealed to the common humanity of the audience, encouraging women to embrace their stories.

Power of the Purse luncheon this Friday

The 3rd Annual Power of the Purse luncheon will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman this Friday. The enormously successful event always features an accomplished guest speaker, and this year is no different.

Author Jeannette Walls to speak at ‘Power of the Purse’ luncheon

Jeannette Walls, author of the memoir “The Glass Castle,” will be the headline speaker at the “Power of the Purse” luncheon on March 24 to benefit the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. Ms. Walls’s memoir was the inspiration for a movie adaptation.

Estella’s Place expands vision, reach of Crisis Centre

The Crisis Centre has a new public face that will enable the expansion of therapeutic and youth services for male and female clients. Estella’s Place opened last week, launching the Teen and Young Adults Lounge, aftercare and outreach programs, an expanded crisis call center, and a café meeting area.

HighWater raises money for Crisis Centre

Fund governance firm HighWater has raised US$20,000 in money and gifts from friends to benefit the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Domestic violence spikes as holidays near

Domestic violence reports spiked this month, with an average of three or four calls a night, according to police.

Freerunning founder and film star offers seminar

If you’ve ever wondered what Freerunning is all about – an acrobatic and athletic discipline – then this Saturday you have a chance to learn from the master himself.

Hedge Funds Care aims to raise $300,000

The 12th annual gathering of hedge fund managers, brokers and financial services firms at the Hedge Funds Care gala on Saturday, Nov. 19, is set to draw more than 350 people this year, say organizers, who hope to raise at least US$300,000 to combat child abuse and neglect.

West Bay dives raise money for Crisis Centre

Divetech in West Bay joined with the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre on Women’s Day on Sunday for a fundraising dive trip.

Women’s Dive Day to benefit Cayman Islands Crisis Centre

West Bay dive shop Divetech is marking the PADI Women’s Dive Day with a special event benefiting the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Cayman Krav Maga offers anti-bullying camp

As government considers whether to enact a legislative or policy-based anti-bullying strategy, one man is taking matters into his own hands to help equip kids with the skills and knowledge they need to defuse or avoid bullying situations.

Event showcases strength of kidnapping victim

Hundreds of supporters of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre packed the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Friday to hear a message of hope and healing from Lillian Rose Lee, who was kidnapped at age 21 and held captive in her abductor’s house for more than 11 years.

Crisis Centre hosts ‘Strength of a Woman’

“Strength of a Woman” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

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