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Additional funds from Pyrenees trek donated to Special Needs Foundation

Additional proceeds raised by Rotarians Derek Haines' and Mike Burcombe's trek along the Pyrenees last year have been donated to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman.

Rugby and cricket clubs won’t be sharing grounds

Plans for Cayman Islands Rugby Union and Cayman Cricket clubs to share grounds on which to play their games have been scrapped.

Haines steps down as Cayman Rugby president

After almost 19 years as president of Cayman Rugby Football Union, Derek Haines has stepped down from the position, citing family, work and charitable...

Cayman flag flies in Guatemala

A partnership between the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman and Cooperative for Education Guatemala is helping students to get an education.

Philanthropy in action: Derek Haines

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in Cayman who hasn’t seen Derek Haines running along one of the island’s roads, whether it’s winding...

Haines prepares for latest trek for charity

Haines, an avid distance runner and fundraiser, is inviting the public to his final fundraiser on Thursday, 23 May, at Abacus restaurant in Camana Bay in support of his eight-week quest across the Pyrenees mountain range from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, in support of the Special Needs Foundation Cayman.

Jasmine hospice opens with royal pomp and circumstance

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, officially opened Jasmine Villas, Cayman’s new hospice and palliative care facility, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.

Mail call: Driving advice

Well-known runner Derek Haines had some words of advice for Cayman’s drivers. In a recent letter to the editor, he listed many driving errors he says he often observes on his regular runs.

Letter: Advice for Cayman’s drivers

Slow down, especially when there is oncoming traffic on narrow roads like South Sound. The brake pedal is next to the accelerator.

Haines to trek across Pyrenees for special needs charity

He has run marathons and climbed volcanoes to raise almost $3 million for Cayman charities. Now Derek Haines is planning a 550-mile trek across the Pyrenees mountain range in aid of the Special Needs Foundation Cayman.

Letter: Cars are an eyesore

Despite promises made by previous ministers regarding the prohibition of vehicles being offered for sale along the side of our thoroughfares, the ever-growing car lot on West Bay Road, opposite Queen’s Court, is an eyesore and certainly lowers the tone of the area.

Haines tackles outback for local food bank

Local marathoner Derek Haines, accompanied by daughter Lizzy, completed the arduous Mount Mee Marathon in Australia, to raise funds for the Cayman Islands Good Samaritan Food Bank.

Haines set to run in arduous Australian race for charity

Derek Haines is willing to travel to the ends of the Earth to contribute to a good cause.

Haines to raise funds in support of local food bank

Cayman athlete and marathon runner Derek Haines, 69, will once again climb the Acatenango volcano in Guatemala to raise funds in support of the Good Samaritan Food Bank in Grand Cayman.

Letters – Giving a voice to the people

The free exchange of ideas is a necessary component of any healthy democracy. That is why the Compass reserves space in each issue for readers and leaders to share their perspectives as letters to the editor.

Cayman’s marathon man makes final push for CCMI

Between active volcanoes in Guatemala and reckless drivers in Cayman, marathon runner Derek Haines faced some close encounters this year.

Local athletes to go the distance for CCMI

With the fall race season in full swing, two local athletes, Rotarians Chris Bailey and Derek Haines, are making final preparations to go the distance for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

Derek Haines triumphs in another marathon

Intrepid distance runner Derek Haines took a spill for a good cause last weekend, when the 68-year-old fell and injured his ankle and hip in San Francisco while competing in his 47th marathon.

Camana Bay security warning for parents

Security chiefs at Camana Bay are warning parents not to leave their children unattended in the town center late at night amid safety concerns.

Camana Bay security warning for parents

Security chiefs at Camana Bay are warning parents not to leave their children unattended in the town center late at night amid safety concerns.

Haines conquers volcano despite rain, mudslides

Heavy rain, mudslides and the threat of hot lava did not stop Cayman athlete Derek Haines from fulfilling his promise to climb two volcanoes in Guatemala for charity. Mr. Haines took on the “Volcanoes and Marathons” challenge this year with the mission of climbing the volcanoes and running three marathons to raise $50,000 for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute. He is now halfway toward his fundraising effort to support CCMI’s interactive classroom initiative, “Reefs-Go-Live.”

Haines to climb two volcanoes

Cayman’s star marathon runner Derek Haines jetted off to Guatemala Thursday to take on his next athletic feat for charity, after a proper send-off from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute and Governor Helen Kilpatrick at Government House.

Stakeholders break ground on nation’s first hospice facility

Cayman HospiceCare celebrated a long-awaited milestone Thursday evening with the groundbreaking of the islands’ first dedicated home for end-of-life care. The four-bed respite facility and administrative offices, planned for completion next year, are the result of extensive community support and one of the most successful private fundraising efforts in Cayman Islands history.

HospiceCare finds a place to call home

Cayman HospiceCare celebrated a long-awaited milestone Thursday evening, with the groundbreaking of the islands’ first, dedicated home for end-of-life care. The four-bed respite facility and administrative offices, planned for completion next year, come as the result of extensive community support and one of the most successful private fundraising efforts in Cayman Islands history.

Haines raises US$156,000 for Have a Heart Cayman

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman presented a cheque for more than US$150,000 to Have a Heart Cayman Islands this month, thanks to fundraising through the Mountains and Marathons challenge.

Derek Haines second in challenging Guatemala marathon

Cayman athlete Derek Haines, 68, took second place in his age group in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan marathon, considered one of the most difficult races in the world.

Haines to climb two volcanoes to benefit Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Veteran marathon competitor Derek Haines will be running three races and climbing two volcanoes this year to benefit the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

Derek Haines on bad driving, texting, toddlers and dirt bikes

The awful driving habits of some of our drivers were again exposed on my run home about 5:35 p.m. yesterday. Traffic was nose-to-tail and moving slowly as I ran south along the Esterley Tibbetts when I was again confronted by a vehicle overtaking the traffic.

No royal gongs for Cayman Islanders

Cayman Islands names were conspicuous by their absence on the official New Year’s Honours List for the second year in succession. The awards, which recognize dedicated service or extraordinary achievement of people in Britain and the Commonwealth, have typically included at least one Cayman Islands resident.

Mountains and marathons

Having now run over the 2,000-mile mark for the year, I thought it appropriate to give you a final update on this year’s challenge on behalf of the “Have a Heart” charity. As of now, 148 children have received life-saving/changing surgery at Health City Cayman Islands.

Fundraiser Haines completes Havana Marathon

Marathon runner Derek Haines continued his journey to help raise $1 million for charity Have a Heart Cayman on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Havana, finishing the Havana Marathon at 4 hours and 3 minutes and placing third in his age group.

Plans approved for new hospice facility

Plans have been approved for Cayman HospiceCare’s new $2.5 million, four-bedroom facility on West Bay Road, paving the way for construction on the community funded project to begin before the end of the year.

Haines completes mountain challenge

Marathon runner and fundraiser Derek Haines has completed his latest challenge for charity — climbing three mountains in Bolivia.

Charity climbers scale Andean peak

The Cayman Islands flag was flying at the summit of Mount Tarija in the Bolivian Andes this week as charity mountain climbers completed the first part of a “three-peak challenge.”

Marathon man aims to hit new heights

As one of the flattest islands on earth, Grand Cayman does not seem like the ideal place to train for a three-peak mountain climbing challenge in the “roof of the world.”

Rude driver put on notice

No doubt the driver of the Mini uses intimidation and cheating in other areas of her life, work and the line at the supermarket etc., but to use such tactics while driving is a very dangerous practice.

Another marathon fundraiser for Derek Haines

Having run six marathons worldwide and raised more than $1 million for Cayman HospiceCare in 2014, Derek Haines is now setting his sights even higher: He’ll climb three mountains in Bolivia and run two marathons this year in his effort to raise at least another $1 million for Have a Heart Cayman Islands.

Runners get ready to go ‘Off the Beaten Track’

In the pre-dawn hours Sunday, hundreds of runners will limber up to take on one of the toughest racing challenges in Cayman – “Off the Beaten Track.”

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