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Three months after being elected Member of Parliament for West Bay North and named sports minister, Bernie Bush has announced several objectives for his term.
Cayman's squash and football associations are now the top beneficiaries in government's sports budget with each allocated $150,000 for this year. The funds distributed to...
The Cayman Islands Football Association has said it will appoint an independent committee to examine spending on its multimillion-dollar Centre of Excellence.
On the strength of how well the inaugural International Tennis Federation event went at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club in South Sound, tournament director Karl Hale is confident it can develop into a much bigger event in the future.
The Cayman Islands Football Association expects to complete the artificial grass field at the troubled “centre of excellence” in Prospect by August.
The Cayman Islands Boxing Association hosts another boxing event in to raise funding to send teenager Hopkins Ebanks to the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in September.
The 2015 Cayman Open is approaching and all at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club are excited that a raft of world class players will be competing.
The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association has selected its team for the 2015 CARIFTA championships in Barbados.
A month-by-month review of the Cayman Islands' top new stories in 2014.
Cayman cricket has finished with a flourish after some setbacks earlier in the year, but overall the sport is doing well despite lack of finances.
Student athletes in the Cayman Islands have to impress American coaches early, Bailey Weathers tells sports panel.
Bailey Weathers wants to help local athletes make strides on the American sports scene.
The Cayman Islands national festival will offer plenty of events for local sports people.
Two ministries in the Cayman Islands government paid $25,000 each for a sporting event that never happened.
The Cayman Islands Elite Athletes program comes under some scrutiny from lawmakers.
Boxer Tafari Ebanks is included as one of Proud of Them Committee’s seven young Caymanians to be featured on posters.
In July 2012, Daniel Augustine ventured into uncharted territory for basketball in the Cayman Islands.
Cayman Islands swimming is experiencing a resurgence mainly thanks to the skills, experience and direction provided by the still relatively new post of technical director.
Two of Cayman’s best young volleyball players will soon showcase their potential on home soil.
Local volleyball is showcasing some of its best players on the beach.
Local swimming is gearing up for its next major international meet.
As the Cayman Islands brace for another regional showcase, volleyball development is in greater focus.
The organizer of East End’s biggest jet ski race intends to keep the event going.
Cayman's auditor says tighter reins are needed for government ministers' executive expenses.
The flourishing amateur boxing scene is set to lose its dynamic president Terence Spencer soon who is moving to Atlanta, Georgia for a career promotion.
The annual East End Surf Challenge is on this weekend and although the jet skiing races are on Monday, Heroes Day, all the fun starts on Friday.
Cayman’s swimming programs emerged as winners with celebrity swimmers arriving for the second annual Splash, Dash and Dine Olympians Ruta Meilutyte and Neil Walker, along with acclaimed international coaches Jon Rudd and Dave Kelsheimer and hundreds of members of Cayman’s swim community took part.
After years of stalling, a racing authority will soon shift into gear.
Two students were given ‘sports contracts’ of $28,000-a-year to train independently for the 2016 Olympics without any input from the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee or Ministry of Sports, an internal government investigation into the Young Nation Builder’s Scholarship Fund has revealed.
Kendall and Tafari Ebanks once again gave impressive performances when they fought at home for the first time this year over the weekend but the boxing program is sorely under funded and needs a cash injection badly to continue.
The success of the Cayman Islands hosting a regional football tournament has motivated other sports.
A quartet of local basketball players were scouted by US coaches in Florida.
Sports tourism is a growing field, says the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.
Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association will soon be losing its brilliant technical director, Ian Armiger, who only arrived from the United Kingdom last September.
The little torpedoes are primed and in their last few weeks of preparation for the CARIFTA swimming championships.
The cream of schools track and field athletes competed for bragging rights over two days last week and Clifton Hunter School from Frank Sound went home with the most to boast about.
Champion boxer Charles Whittaker is one of seven elite athletes who are paid by the Cayman Islands government to pursue his career full-time but ‘Killa’ feels he is woefully underfunded considering all his achievements in the sport.
The finals are on Thursday from 2-9pm and promise to be even more exciting.
The Inter-Secondary Schools Championships in track and field used to be poorly attended and had little significance to serious athletes vying for CARIFTA qualification and hopeful of track scholarships that could lead to pro careers.
Secondary school track and field athletes get their annual chance to compete for bragging rights this week in what promises to be the best ever high school competition.
Swindon Town Football Club, a Division One professional club, are on Island for two more games here, the first one on Tuesday.
Party people in search of the first major sporting event of the year trekked out to the East End Surf Challenge on Heroes Day.
East End surf challege preview
The Cayman Islands men’s football scene was another eventful one in 2012 but the biggest news happened off the pitch, not on it.
Cayman Athletic were one of the most successful youth teams last season and coach Ernie ‘Gillie’ Seymour received many accolades in the process.
Jet ski racing is one of the few sports where the level of government funding is not laid out in the budget.
Academy Sports Club is on a mission to elevate their young footballers to the highest level, which is why their director of football, Virgil Seymour, is so committed to getting them international opposition.
Scholars International masters football side, like their younger counterparts in the Premier League, were dominant in the revived masters tournaments.
Mark Scotland hopes to revise Cayman’s sports landscape by March 2013.
The Cayman Islands sports tourism industry gets a welcome boost when delegates from across Central America and the Caribbean region are meeting here this weekend for a series of meetings.
The new Clifton Hunter High School Sports Centre in Frank Sound impressed most people.
The Cayman Islands sports tourism industry gets a welcome boost when delegates from across Central America and the Caribbean region meet here next in a couple of weeks for a series of meetings.
Ian Armiger will make a huge splash as the Cayman Islands’ new technical director for swimming.
Mark Scotland, Minister of Sports, was at the London Olympics to see the Cayman Islands team perform.
Donald McLean, President of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, is generally pleased with how the five Olympians performed.
The Ministry of Sports convinced the Planning Authority to OK its billboard campaign.
Free sports camps are offered this summer by the Department of Sports
Programmes are available for children beginning at age 4 and include netball, basketball, swimming and football.
The Central Planning Authority opposes the Ministry of Sports' plans to put up billboards honouring young Caymanians.
A year ago, Penny Palfrey made waves around the world for her record swim in Cayman. By comparison, her involvement in another historic challenge in 2012 was less high-profile.
Top level field hockey is on its way this weekend with three international teams arriving to play against the Cayman Islands.
North Side are the latest First Division champions relishing the challenge of the Premier League next season. North Side finished ahead of Academy who hope to get in the top flight via the play-offs against Roma United.
The Inter-Secondary Schools meet was a big success considering it was the first year that the two-day event was heavily supported by the Ministry of Sports with backing from major sponsors DART and Maples along with a host of others.
High school track kids are in action in their championships this week.
High school kids now get their chance to shine following the recent inter-primary championships.
High school kids now get their chance to shine following the inter-primary championships last week.
Over a 50-year career in sports, teaching, administration and politics, Lucille Seymour has racked up many firsts, a feat that has underlined her selection as one of the featured high achievers in Honouring Women’s Month. In sport, netball has benefited from her input.
The Cayman Islands government is helping youngsters strive for their dreams in sailing.
The Cayman Islands national swimming team is fully focused for the CARIFTAs in Nassau, Bahamas next month.
During Honouring Women’s Month which is celebrated in March the Department of Sports is highlighting the accomplishments of women athletes or administrators who assisted in the development of sports in these islands.
March is the month that the Department of Sports highlights and focuses on women in sports for Honouring Women’s Month.
Though Cayman lost out on Olympic qualification, a significant beach volleyball tournament will return in a few weeks.