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Victim did not receive police update

Victim did not receive police update

| 18/01/2019 | 0 Comments

Some time ago I was seriously assaulted by someone known to me. The matter was reported to the police and I gave a statement giving details of the assault. Some short time later I became aware that the same person had been arrested for another crime. Since then I have not heard of any charges […]

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Cayman Arts Festival offers something extra

Cayman Arts Festival offers something extra

| 17/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2019 eXtra Cayman Arts Festival (CAF), set for 5-9 February, will showcase both international and local musical talent and, for the first time, CAF and Jubilate will be hosting a fringe event featuring students from their after-school programmes. Among the performers planned for the festival are the Island Brass Quintet, British […]

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Unhappy with hospital’s food

Unhappy with hospital’s food

| 17/01/2019 | 25 Comments

While I realise a hospital’s first priority is to treat patients, and I give high marks to the quality of care at George Town Hospital, I nevertheless feel compelled to complain about what passes as food there. Getting a good meal can go a long way to lifting a patient’s spirits, something that the folks […]

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Junior tennis back on the court

Junior tennis back on the court

| 16/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The first PwC Junior Tennis Circuit tournament for 2019 took place this past weekend, with 28 young players competing in three age divisions. The event was held at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club and organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands (TFCI).

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HSA urges cervical cancer prevention

HSA urges cervical cancer prevention

| 16/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): With January being Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is encouraging women to start getting regular cervical cancer screenings at age 21 and parents to make sure pre-teens get the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine at age 11 or 12.

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Food supply to Cayman amid US shutdown

Food supply to Cayman amid US shutdown

| 16/01/2019 | 6 Comments

Will the US government shutdown affect food supply to the Cayman Islands? I have also heard that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cut back on inspections. Will that compromise the safety of the products that are imported and put out on Cayman’s shelves? Auntie’s answer: I am sure that many people here share […]

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CIS and St Ignatius take football titles

CIS and St Ignatius take football titles

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CIHSFL): Cayman International School (CIS) Blue and St Ignatius Catholic School claimed the 2018 Dart Under 14 Girls’ and Under 13 Boys’ Cayman Islands High School Football League (CIHSFL) championships. In a rematch of the 2017 final game, the young ladies from CIS Blue defeated Cayman Prep 3-0 at the CIFA Centre of Excellence to […]

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Close finish at sea swim

Close finish at sea swim

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 30th annual CUC 800m Sea Swim took place Saturday, 12 January with 125 swimmers participating in the loop course which started and ended at Governor’s Beach. Overall first, second and third place winners finished within seconds of each other providing an exciting finish for the crowds, stated a Cayman Islands Aquatic […]

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Fundraiser set for One Dog at a Time

Fundraiser set for One Dog at a Time

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Dog-rescue charity One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) has organised a car boot sale for Saturday, 19 January from 7am-10am as a fundraiser for the non-profit. The event is being held at Kensington House on Dr Roy’s Drive in George Town in the solar-panel-covered car park.

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Forced to pay tip for takeout at airport

Forced to pay tip for takeout at airport

| 15/01/2019 | 57 Comments

(Answer updated) I was at the departure lounge at Owen Roberts Airport and stopped and picked out a sandwich and a drink from the cooler. When paying for the items I was told there was an automatic 25% added. When I asked for it to be removed they refused as it was already built into […]

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Governor attends beach clean-up

Governor attends beach clean-up

| 14/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Elisabeth, stopped by a clean-up at Barefoot Beach on Saturday, 12 January, which was organised by Plastic Free Cayman, a non-profit dedicated to reducing single-use plastic in the Cayman Islands, and Red Sail Sports. The couple joined a group of 70 volunteers who were collecting rubbish […]

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Proud of Them: Jorel Bellafonte and Jade Barnard

Proud of Them: Jorel Bellafonte and Jade Barnard

| 14/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Following on from the ceremony recently held for the latest group of Proud of Them recipients, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands is releasing biographies of the 10 young people who have been recognised. The first two awardees to be profiled are Jorel Bellafonte, honoured for sports, and Jade […]

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New Proud of Them honourees celebrated

New Proud of Them honourees celebrated

| 13/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Round 10 of the Proud of Them Awards ceremony celebrated the achievements of 12 honourees in an event held Wednesday, 9 January. The young people were recognised for their outstanding contributions in career, academics, business, community service and sports. Finalists’ profiles, outlining their specific achievements in the nomination area were read out […]

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Non-account holder unable to cash cheque

Non-account holder unable to cash cheque

| 11/01/2019 | 2 Comments

I went to a bank in Cayman to cash a cheque issued by a local insurance company from an account at the same bank. The cheque was refused and I was told I had to present it at my own bank. Is this correct procedure? What about people who don’t have a bank account?! Auntie’s […]

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Health ministry staff support YMCA

Health ministry staff support YMCA

| 10/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A dozen staff from the Ministry of Health spent time volunteering at Bodden Town Primary School last month. Their aim was to support and help raise awareness for the Extended After-School Programme (EASP) that the YMCA operates for government schools across the Cayman Islands.

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