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Janice Wilson, former NCVO head, passes

Janice Wilson, the former director at the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, passed away on Friday after succumbing to illness.

NCVO holding ‘Love Bank’ glazing fundraiser

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations and 3 Girls & A Kiln are teaming up to decorate ‘Love Banks’ to help raise money for the charity.

Wind of Hope walk benefits NCVO

Walkers and runners who took part in the Wind of Hope 5K earlier this month have raised $4,000 for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ children programmes.

In Focus: Cayman Watercolours Calendar annual auction

The annual auction of original artwork from the Cayman Watercolours Calendar raised more than $21,000 for Jasmine and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations Tuesday evening.

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.

Taste of Cayman selects NCVO as 2019 charity partner

Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival announced this week that the National Council of Voluntary Organisations will be its charity partner for the 2019 raffle.

EDITORIAL – A ‘good news’ day in the Cayman Islands

Monday’s front page was not a deliberate attempt to inspire a rose-hued perspective about current events. It was, fortunately and refreshingly, an accurate reflection of the day’s news in these islands.

Community digs deep for NCVO

Some of Cayman’s top performers took to the stage Saturday to help raise money for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

NCVO Radio-Telethon holds its 39th fundraiser

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations is hosting its annual Radio-Telethon on Saturday.

EY interns participate in community service day

A group of EY summer interns took part in the firm’s annual community service day by helping sort donated items at the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ “New To You” Bargain Shop.

Hundreds attend Cayman’s first Student Volunteer Fair

More than 700 students from six high schools attended Cayman’s first Student Volunteer Fair. The fair brought students together with 20 nonprofit organizations that informed the teens about the various voluntary and community service work they can get involved in.

People using thrift stores as dumping grounds

A garbage bin with trash still in it, soiled underwear, single shoes, torn clothing, old electronics, and items covered in pet hair are among the “donations” Cayman’s charity stores are receiving.

Computers donated to elderly Brackers

Elderly residents on Cayman Brac will have access to donated computers to help them learn computing skills or to develop ones they already have, thanks to a donation from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Young brothers donate toys to NCVO

Two brothers who are in the spirit of giving this holiday season donated Christmas toys from previous years to the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ foster home and preschool.

A gala night for Hedge Funds Care

Members of Cayman’s hedge funds industry gathered at the Kimpton Seafire resort Saturday night to help raise funds to combat child abuse and to treat the victims of abuse.

NCVO raises $137,000 in telethon, beating previous year

The many talents of Cayman citizens took center stage on Saturday night, when the National Council of Voluntary Organisations held its annual radio/telethon fundraiser. The telethon raised more than $137,000 to beat last year’s total and fund a host of NCVO programs over the next year.

Tune in to NCVO Radio Telethon this weekend

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations has been going for a long time, and so has its annual Radio/Telethon. Who can forget the NCVO Radiothon of old, when Olive Miller was firmly ensconced at headquarters on the microphone, appealing to the Cayman public for funds? Families would gather around their FM and AM transmitters, listening for their pledges to be read out and for pleas from drivers trying to find a house that had a donation to give.

Buckets of fun for Shooting Stars

Youngsters flocked to the Arts and Recreation Centre at Camana Bay on July 29 for the Shooting Stars 3-on-3 basketball tournament organized by Star 92.7FM.

Fashion show raises money for school lunch program

Sand Angels and local fashion house Isy B Designs hosted a fashion show on May 11 that raised $500 for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ Caring Cousins lunch program.

Watercolours auction raises $22K for charity

The Cayman Watercolours Charitable Trust launched its 2018 watercolors calendar at Luca restaurant on Tuesday night, benefitting Cayman HospiceCare and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Martial arts students volunteer at NCVO

A group of Purple Dragon students joined forces with National Council of Voluntary Organisations staff and other volunteers to hold a bag sale on Saturday March 25.

Put Cayman Watercolours Calendar on your list

With Christmas nearly upon us, we may already be wracking our brains for gift ideas. There are those upon whom we’ll spend a good amount of money, but then what about friends and family overseas, or visiting acquaintances, or stocking stuffers?

NCVO telethon raises more than $130,000

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations took over the Prospect Playhouse Saturday night and raised $132,000 in pledges during the five-hour radio and telethon fundraiser Saturday night.

Ghosts, monsters and princesses: This week’s ‘don’t miss’ events

Ghosts, monsters and princesses running around – oh my! Save Our Youth Monster Dash; NCVO Radio/Telethon; 16th Annual Cut-A-Thon; ‘Breeze Through Broadway’; and Artisan Market.

Pink Ladies to close hospital coffee shop after 35-year run

After serving coffee, cakes, burgers and sandwiches to patients, visitors and staff at the Cayman Islands Hospital for 35 years, the Pink Ladies Coffee Shop is closing. The Pink Ladies announced “with sadness” Tuesday that its management and operation of the coffee shop will end on Dec. 16. The premises will be handed back to the Health Services Authority by the end of the year.

Council of Voluntary Organisations hosts radio/telethon

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations will host its 37th annual radio/telethon at the Prospect Playhouse on Saturday, Oct. 22. The NCVO’s goal is to raise $140,000 to assist and support hundreds of children in the community.

Miss Nadine’s Pre-School gets sprucing up

CITCO employees recently rolled up their sleeves to help out the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Talent show raises money for foster kids

The annual “Talent Xposition of the Arts” raised $1,500 for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ Children’s Home.

Law firm helps Caring Cousins in Brac

A recent appeal from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations was answered through a kind donation from Conyers Dill & Pearman to the Caring Cousins Lunch Support Program in Cayman Brac.

Pink Ladies give back to community

The Pink Ladies volunteer corps donated $48,000 to various community organizations during an event held in the courtyard garden at The Pines retirement home in early February.

Law firm staff help raise $10,000 for local charities

Employees at Conyers, Dill and Pearman have donated $10,000 to charity through the law firm’s employee of the quarter program.

Cayman business in brief

Only 58 percent of hedge funds deliver positive returns; Tortuga obtains license to export rum to the US; Appleby advised Fosun on acquisition of Ironshore Insurance; Charities featured on Butterfield roundabout

Pink Ladies annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea

The Pink Ladies Christmas Bazaar will be held this Saturday at the ARC from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. so mark your calendars for this popular annual event.

Breeze Fusion raises $4K for two worthy causes

The Breeze Fusion 3 Mile Walk/Run attracted more than 200 participants at Smith Barcadere on Saturday and two local charities benefited from proceeds.

Table Talk Awards take center stage

The Brasserie, Blue Cilantro and The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman came away as the big winners of the inaugural Cayman Islands edition of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, each garnering three awards.

NCVO Radio Telethon is still going strong

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations is hoping that the public will dig deep into their pockets and pledge their support once again at the annual radio/telethon.

Cayman's mendicant government

We empathize with the altruistic intentions of those kind souls who want to do something positive for the well-being of the Cayman community. However, the furtherance of public health is a function of government, and a key one.

Runner will chill out at Antarctica race next month

Teresa Strad has never run a half-marathon, but she will soon compete in a most unusual – and chilly – one, in Antarctica.

Eleven students awarded John Gray Memorial grants

Eleven students studying for their first higher education degrees overseas have been awarded grants from the John Gray Memorial Fund Committee.

Date set for annual Hedge Funds Care benefit

Hedge Funds Care Cayman will host its 11th annual 'Open Your Heart to the Children' benefit at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Nov. 21.

Caribbean-inspired art exhibit at Full of Beans

Solo show at Full of Beans by Laurel Schmid

Bar manager to repeat epic paddleboard trip

A Cayman Islands bar manager is planning to paddle 400 miles across Canada – the third time he has done the trip to raise money for foster children in Cayman.

Birthday gifts for those in need

A teenager gives her birthday presents to the NCVO.

Business in brief

A roundup of local business briefs.

Pink Ladies give $20,000 to charities

The Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps recently donated more than $20,000 raised in the group annual charity bazaar.

Gordon Solomon's works featured at Pure Art

Art store Pure Art has once again started up its artist of the month exhibitions. Gordon Solomon is the first featured artist.

Business in brief

A roundup of local business briefs.

Pink Ladies raise funds, community spirit

The Pink Ladies’ annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar on Saturday had something for everyone.

Pink Ladies host Christmas Bazaar

The Pink Ladies Annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar will be held Nov. 29 and promises to be fun for the whole family.

Hedge Funds Care helps fight child abuse

For the 10th year, members of Cayman’s hedge fund and financial services communities will show their generosity at the “Open Your Heart for Children Benefit” on Nov. 29 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Breeze run had storming finish

The Breeze Fun Run was another success although with so many distractions and Halloween falling the night before it was no wonder numbers were slightly down on previous years.

Cayman charities: Opening our hearts — and wallets

The efforts of "Marathon Man" Derek Haines and supporters may be the singular act of charity this year, but they aren't the only people in Cayman in a persistent "giving mood."

Record total raised by NCVO telethon

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ 35th annual telethon raised a record $138,000 to aid children’s charities.

NCVO telethon seeking public support

A number of local musical acts are set to take the stage at Prospect Playhouse on Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 for the National Council of Voluntary Organization’s 35th annual telethon, which broadcasts live on Cayman 27 and Radio Cayman.

Kids clothes store donates to NCVO

Kids Karma Closet clothing store is donating its unsold items to the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Bartender plans to ‘keep calm and paddle on’

A local bartender plans to paddle board more than 400 miles to raise funds for The Nadine Andreas Foster Home.

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Olive Miller: Cayman's own Mother Teresa

The opening of the new Pines Retirement Building is a fit opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a towering member of the Cayman community.

New Pines officially opens

The new Pines Retirement Home officially opened its doors Friday.

Proud of them honors student's achievements

Sixteen-year-old Katlen Bush has been nominated for the Proud of Them initiative for her academic achievements and community service.

Editorial for September 17: Let's help out Meals on Wheels

The news, to say the least, is troubling. Meals on Wheels is on the brink of bankruptcy, and the 165 seniors it feeds each day are about to find their lives much harder and – if we may be blunt – possibly shorter.

Children raise coins for cancer

Amelia is 6 years old and in only two weeks collected more than $4,500 for the Cancer Society, simply by placing milk jugs in the classrooms at her Cayman Prep Primary School.

Teacher, political candidate now an attorney

Recent political candidate Andrea B. Christian was called to the bar on 25 June.

Paddling 300 miles for NCVO

Cayman resident Yaz Muratagic will paddle 300 miles this year down rivers and across lakes in Canada to raise awareness and funds for the NCVO Foster Home

Charities drive away winners

CharityDrive has another successful year.

Editorial for 16 April: Take a drive and help out charity

Readers are urged to drive around Island Heritage Roundabout to help raise money for charities.

Island Heritage ‘Charity Drive’ 2013 beginning on 16 April

Three local charitable organisations stand to receive up to $10,000 each from Island Heritage Insurance Company as a result of the three day Charity Drive

F1 Fans speedily raised $600

The Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands were faster than a Ferrari at the starting grid to help a worthy cause whilst watching the first grand prix of the season, the Australian.

I’ll Cherish not being Beaten

Cayman’s toughest running race, Off the Beaten Track - a 50K relay and ultra-marathon was as draining as ever, yet attracted record participation in its fourth staging.

Keast glad not to be ‘Beaten’ up

They came through unscathed and have the bragging rights to rank themselves amongst the toughest athletes in the Cayman Islands.

Bravest Off Beaten Track

Off The Beaten Track is staged for the fourth time this weekend and some of the toughest and bravest athletes will put themselves through all the pain in Cayman’s most gruelling sporting event.

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