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Premier: Harbour Drive to be renamed in seafarers’ honour

Cayman's seafaring heritage will have new monuments to mark its contribution to the development the islands as Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Monday that Harbour Drive will be renamed and a new public park will be developed.

Eight to receive Heroes Day honours

Eight individuals have accepted admission to membership in the Order of the Cayman Islands and will receive their awards on National Heroes Day 2021.

National Heroes Day nominations period extended

The deadline for nominations for Cayman’s National Heroes Day has been extended to 14 Nov., Culture Minister Dwayne Seymour announced.

Seafarer nominations sought for National Heroes Day

Government is inviting members of the public to nominate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Cayman's seafaring heritage over the years.

Cayman celebrates National Heroes Day

In this year’s National Heroes Day celebrations, the focus was split between Cayman’s constitutional progress and the contribution women have made, and continue to make, in local politics.

Heroes Day celebrations to be held Monday

This year’s National Heroes Day celebration will be held in Heroes Square in downtown George Town on Monday, Jan. 28.

Heroes Day to honor brokers of Coat of Arms

Vestrymen and Justices of the Peace who were instrumental in getting the Cayman Islands its own Coat of Arms will be honored at the 2019 Heroes Day celebrations on Monday, Jan. 28.

Eye into sporting past: Incredible Merrens relive glory days

With four heroes in one family, you could say the Merrens are Cayman’s version of “The Incredibles.”

Cayman hails its sporting heroes

Some of Cayman’s most successful athletes, its first Olympians, football heroes, and track and field stars were honored Monday as part of the annual National Heroes Day celebrations.

Update: Softball tournament begins with win for Cayman

Cayman’s softball teams are taking on regional teams from Cuba and Jamaica in a six-day international friendly tournament.

Road closures for Heroes Day

Several roads and junctions will be closed in the run-up to Monday’s National Heroes Day and throughout the day of the ceremony.

285 to receive sports honors on Heroes Day

The Cayman Islands government will honor 285 people for their contributions to sports in the islands on National Heroes Day, Monday, Jan. 22.

Government amends date for National Heroes Day

The 2018 National Heroes Day will be held on Monday, Jan. 22, the Cayman Islands government has advised in a press release. A previous press release set the date as Jan. 29. Next year’s celebration will honor those who have made significant contributions to sports in the territory.

Next year’s National Heroes Day to focus on sports

Next year’s National Heroes Day celebration in the Cayman Islands will honor those who have made significant contributions to sports in the territory. Recipients will be recognized at the National Heroes Day ceremony at Heroes Square in George Town, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

West Bay family marks accomplishments in tourism

The extended Ebanks family of West Bay had a lot to celebrate at National Heroes Day with several members honored for their services to the tourism industry. The late Emily Ebanks and Ima Louise Ebanks were inducted to the Memorial Scroll for their services as hotel workers.

Fire officer acquitted in hit-and-run

Senior fire officer John Sidney Bodden was acquitted on Tuesday of charges relating to a 2015 hit-and-run incident in which two brothers were injured.

Twelve public holidays in 2017

Another public holiday – Election Day – has been declared for the Cayman Islands in 2017. Governor Helen Kilpatrick has approved the Elections Office’s schedule for the general election on May 24, 2017.

These are Cayman’s 2017 public holidays

Next year’s public holidays begin with a long weekend for the new year, with Jan. 2 designated as a holiday, as Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday.

Heroes Day to honor tourism sector

Next year’s National Heroes Day will recognize the pioneers of Cayman’s tourism industry, the organizing committee announced Thursday.


In honor of ‘Dr. Roy’

Rev. George O.W. Hicks, 1972: "Many Caymanians think of our "Dr. Roy" as the "Winston Churchill" of the Cayman Islands. It is easy to see why when the facts are known."

Heroes Day honors pioneers of agriculture

More than 300 pioneers of agriculture in the Cayman Islands were honored at the Heroes Day celebrations on Monday.

Sister Islands wins recognition

The Sister Islands featured prominently in the awards recognizing agricultural achievement handed out at the National Heroes Day ceremony on Monday.
Governor Helen Kilpatrick inspects the Guard of Honour.

National Heroes Day 2016

Governor Helen Kilpatrick inspects the Guard of Honour.

Dr. Roy named as new national hero

Cayman’s newest national hero is the late Dr. Roy Edison McTaggart, a pioneering politician, businessman, dentist and philanthropist. Premier Alden McLaughlin made the announcement at...

National Heroes Day: Government to announce new national hero

More than 320 awardees to be recognized The government is expected to announce a new national hero at next week’s National Heroes Day, at which...

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