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Bernie Bush sets out goals for sports

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.

Football, squash receive largest amounts in sports budget

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...

CIFA to launch GOAL project inquiry

The Cayman Islands Football Association has said it will appoint an independent committee to examine spending on its multimillion-dollar Centre of Excellence.

Hale sees ITF tournament growing in Cayman

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.

CIFA field to be completed by August, say officials

The Cayman Islands Football Association expects to complete the artificial grass field at the troubled “centre of excellence” in Prospect by August.

'Summer Heat' fundraiser aims to boost support for Hopkins

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.

Seward aims to net big names

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.

CARIFTA aces needed two times

The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association has selected its team for the 2015 CARIFTA championships in Barbados.

2014 Year in Review

A month-by-month review of the Cayman Islands' top new stories in 2014.

Awards were worth the wait

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.

Weathers offers recruiting advice at local sports seminar

Student athletes in the Cayman Islands have to impress American coaches early, Bailey Weathers tells sports panel.

Weathers leads talk on college recruitment for athletes

Bailey Weathers wants to help local athletes make strides on the American sports scene.

Sporty Pirates Week on the way

The Cayman Islands national festival will offer plenty of events for local sports people.

Government duped over sports event

Two ministries in the Cayman Islands government paid $25,000 each for a sporting event that never happened.

Elite athletes’ funding questioned

The Cayman Islands Elite Athletes program comes under some scrutiny from lawmakers.

Ebanks is a poster boy now

Boxer Tafari Ebanks is included as one of Proud of Them Committee’s seven young Caymanians to be featured on posters.

Mims is helping Cayman prodigies

In July 2012, Daniel Augustine ventured into uncharted territory for basketball in the Cayman Islands.

Weathers has continued surge

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.

Young duo will spike NORCECA gains

Two of Cayman’s best young volleyball players will soon showcase their potential on home soil.

Spikers set for region’s best

Local volleyball is showcasing some of its best players on the beach.

CARIFTA team announced for Aruba

Local swimming is gearing up for its next major international meet.

Coach teaches Brazilian way

As the Cayman Islands brace for another regional showcase, volleyball development is in greater focus.

Edwards: Surf Challenge will go on

The organizer of East End’s biggest jet ski race intends to keep the event going.

Auditors question need for ‘executive expenses’

Cayman's auditor says tighter reins are needed for government ministers' executive expenses.

Spencer made a huge impact

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.

Surf Challenge returns for fun

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.

Olympians plunged into all events

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.

Drivers closing in on grandiose race track at High Rock

After years of stalling, a racing authority will soon shift into gear.

Questions raised over Olympic ‘scholarships’

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.

Funding concerns a blow to program

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.

U15s show the path for net gains

The success of the Cayman Islands hosting a regional football tournament has motivated other sports.

Florida camps are a slam dunk

A quartet of local basketball players were scouted by US coaches in Florida.

Tourism association: Sports tourism product growing

Sports tourism is a growing field, says the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.

Armiger waves bye

Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association will soon be losing its brilliant technical director, Ian Armiger, who only arrived from the United Kingdom last September.

CARIFTA aim is to make a splash

The little torpedoes are primed and in their last few weeks of preparation for the CARIFTA swimming championships.

Clifton Hunter sprints to a golden finish

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.

Champ feels he deserves more money

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.

Track finals are sure thrill

The finals are on Thursday from 2-9pm and promise to be even more exciting.

Schools on track for top marks

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.

Schools on track to earn props

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 glad to kick back again

Swindon Town Football Club, a Division One professional club, are on Island for two more games here, the first one on Tuesday.

East End races were fab again

Party people in search of the first major sporting event of the year trekked out to the East End Surf Challenge on Heroes Day.

Surf Challenge will be free for all

East End surf challege preview

Webb grabbed biggest headlines

The Cayman Islands men’s football scene was another eventful one in 2012 but the biggest news happened off the pitch, not on it.

Gillie has more goals to achieve

Cayman Athletic were one of the most successful youth teams last season and coach Ernie ‘Gillie’ Seymour received many accolades in the process.

McKeeva justifies his Jet Ski stance

Jet ski racing is one of the few sports where the level of government funding is not laid out in the budget.

Academy kids love playing host

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 mastered them all by securing the double

Scholars International masters football side, like their younger counterparts in the Premier League, were dominant in the revived masters tournaments.

Scotland: March will see change

Mark Scotland hopes to revise Cayman’s sports landscape by March 2013.

Olympic meets boost economy

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.

Frank Sound drew many admirers

The new Clifton Hunter High School Sports Centre in Frank Sound impressed most people.

Olympic heads will meet here

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.

Armiger will make huge splash

Ian Armiger will make a huge splash as the Cayman Islands’ new technical director for swimming.

Scotland wants elite increase

Mark Scotland, Minister of Sports, was at the London Olympics to see the Cayman Islands team perform.

McLean looks forward to Brazil

Donald McLean, President of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, is generally pleased with how the five Olympians performed.

Planning OK’s Ministry’s signs

The Ministry of Sports convinced the Planning Authority to OK its billboard campaign.

Sports camps are free this summer

Free sports camps are offered this summer by the Department of Sports

Free summer fun scheduled

Programmes are available for children beginning at age 4 and include netball, basketball, swimming and football.

Planning Authority opposes ministry’s billboards programme

The Central Planning Authority opposes the Ministry of Sports' plans to put up billboards honouring young Caymanians.

Visiting stars relish Flowers

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.

More involved widens the field

Top level field hockey is on its way this weekend with three international teams arriving to play against the Cayman Islands.

North Side finally reach goal

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.

Scotland hails scholars for effort

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.

Secondary track kids get their chance to shine now

High school track kids are in action in their championships this week.

Over 300 primed for school meets

High school kids now get their chance to shine following the recent inter-primary championships.

Big kids’ turn to track progress

High school kids now get their chance to shine following the inter-primary championships last week.

Seymour’s list of firsts is long

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.

Sailors land government support

The Cayman Islands government is helping youngsters strive for their dreams in sailing.

Set for CARIFTA plunge

The Cayman Islands national swimming team is fully focused for the CARIFTAs in Nassau, Bahamas next month.

Sealey weights for next stars

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.

West Indies star girls coming

March is the month that the Department of Sports highlights and focuses on women in sports for Honouring Women’s Month.

Visitors volley beach showcase

Though Cayman lost out on Olympic qualification, a significant beach volleyball tournament will return in a few weeks.

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