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Cayman Academy students post strong CXC results

Cayman Academy students post strong CXC results

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Academy students achieved a 94% pass rate in this year’s Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations. Of the 20 students sitting the exam in 2019, 18 passed seven or more subjects. “This year I am particularly proud of the performance of our students and hardworking teachers in the area of English language […]

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Cayman ‘on world stage’ in Trinidad

Cayman ‘on world stage’ in Trinidad

(CNS Local Life): Over the first four days of 14th annual Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) in Trinidad and Tobago, Cayman’s cultural representatives have joined thousands of delegates from around the region sharing their heritage and experiencing the displays and performances of artists from more than 20 countries.

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Marathon entrants can help save the reefs

Marathon entrants can help save the reefs

(CNS Local Life): Runners and walkers are invited join in the effort to save Cayman’s coral reefs by signing up to be part of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) ‘Reef Relief Squad’ at the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon. This is the first year CCMI will participate as an official charity affiliate for the race, […]

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Bodden Towner crowned Miss Cayman Universe

Bodden Towner crowned Miss Cayman Universe

(CNS Local Life): Kadejah Bodden, 24, almost swept the board of pageant prizes when she took the Miss Cayman Universe crown on Saturday night. The latest local beauty queen may be at home on the pageant stage winning the titles for Best in Gown, Best Legs and Best Smile but Bodden also has a master’s […]

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Ask Auntie

Is stamp duty paid on leases?

Is stamp duty paid on leases?

Why rent when it seems you have to pay for stamp duty on your lease agreement no matter the length of time on your lease? I’ve never paid this stamp duty but if it is the case, it makes more sense to buy. Can you confirm that lease agreements regardless of the length of time […]

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Why Botanic Park entrance fee so high?

Why Botanic Park entrance fee so high?

I went to the Botanic Park and was asked to pay $25. Nowhere in the fee schedule is there mention of $25. When I protested that I was a resident and had never paid over $5, I was then charged $5 upon proof. Why the demand for $25? Was this legitimate? And why is the […]

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Was scholarship opportunity publicised?

Was scholarship opportunity publicised?

On 9 August 2019 an article was published in the local media about three Caymanians receiving a scholarship from Flow. According to the article, “The following day, the students met with the leadership team again for a mix and mingle hour. During this activity, the leadership team evaluated the students to decide which applicants would […]

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How does CUC calculate monthly fuel costs?

How does CUC calculate monthly fuel costs?

How does CUC determine the fuel cost multiplier used with kWh consumed to calculate the total fuel cost on the monthly bill? Auntie’s answer: A CUC representative explained how the company determines the fuel cost used as part of the calculation of monthly electric bills, and I think it best to quote the answer directly. […]

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Sports

Men’s rugby team set for tournament debut

Men’s rugby team set for tournament debut

(CNS Local Life): The FFP Cayman National Men’s XV squad will be competing for the first time at the Americas Rugby Challenge (ARCh) from 23 August-1 September in Medellin, Colombia. The ARCh enables second-tier countries like Cayman to progress further in the sport of rugby. Cayman qualified for the tournament with a 58-14 drubbing of […]

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Gerry Kirkconnell honoured with Little League award

Gerry Kirkconnell honoured with Little League award

(CNS Local Life): Local businessman and community leader, Gerry Kirkconnell, was surprised at a recent Cayman Islands Little League (CILL) reunion event when founder JC Calhoun called his name to present the George Rivers Award, a longstanding tradition that has been revived to recognise CILL volunteers. The award was created to honour dedicated, long-serving CILL […]

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Lauren Hew carries flag as Pan Am Games conclude

Lauren Hew carries flag as Pan Am Games conclude

(CNS Local Life): The XVIII Pan American Games Lima 2019 officially ended Sunday, with thousands of athletes and spectators attending the two-hour-long closing ceremony at Lima’s National Stadium, themed “Dance of Diversity”. The event closed out the 17-day Games in which 6,000 athletes from 41 nations took part.

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Cayman’s athletes close out Pan Am Games

Cayman’s athletes close out Pan Am Games

(CNS Local Life): Swimmer John Bodden took part in the final event for Cayman at the Pan Am Games, competing in the 1,500m freestyle Saturday, 10 August. While failing to qualify out of his heat, he did record a personal best of 16:16.31, cutting 20 seconds off his previous fastest time. Overall, he finished 16th […]

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Up close with: Ruth Bodden

Up close with: Ruth Bodden

(CNS Local Life): Ruth Bodden is a proud ninth-generation Caymanian whose family tree reads like a history book of the islands. A fixture at the Cayman Craft Market, where she sells handmade Caymanite jewellery and souvenirs, she will gladly recount tales of her ancestors, who were among the first settlers here, to the tourists who […]

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Up close with: Croy McCoy

Up close with: Croy McCoy

(CNS Local Life): Croy McCoy (51) is truly a man of the sea. Born on Cayman Brac, with summers spent at his father’s dive business, Sam McCoy’s Diving and Fishing Lodge, on Little Cayman (where he eventually moved to work in 1984) he learned to scuba dive at 9 years old. Since then he has […]

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Up close with: Carol Hay

Up close with: Carol Hay

(CNS Local Life): Carol Hay officially started her pepper jelly business in 2007 after what began as a hobby two years earlier. Experimenting with various ingredients and amounts, she finally perfected the secret recipe to her iconic jelly, which includes a blend of home-grown Scotch bonnet and four other peppers, plus 16 more ingredients. Still […]

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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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Cayman culture on display at CARIFESTA

Cayman culture on display at CARIFESTA

| 20/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A 50-plus strong group of cultural ambassadors are in Trinidad and Tobago representing the Cayman Islands at the 14th annual Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) to share the best of Cayman’s music, dance, theatre, as well as visual, culinary and heritage arts. The festival, which runs from 16-25 August, has attracted […]

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Savannah volunteers ready for emergencies

Savannah volunteers ready for emergencies

| 20/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Savannah Meadows has become the seventh community to establish a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) following a graduation ceremony held 14 August at Bodden Town Civic Centre. The 10 volunteers comprising the team completed 26 hours of training across over five weeks which covered topics on search and rescue, vulnerability and capacity […]

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St Matthew’s donates to Cayman Heart Fund

St Matthew’s donates to Cayman Heart Fund

| 20/08/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): St Matthew’s University recently donated to the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) a portion of the funds collected through cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS) classes the university offers throughout the year. Qualified students taking the classes receive a certificate authorised by the American Heart Association. 

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Cayman Connection UK celebrates sixth year

Cayman Connection UK celebrates sixth year

| 18/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper last week welcomed more than 100 guests at Government House for the sixth annual Cayman Connection UK (CCUK) reception. The event, held Thursday, 15 August, brings together Caymanian students who are studying in the UK and those who are preparing to go to the UK for the first time.

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Police officer organises waterfront clean-up

Police officer organises waterfront clean-up

| 18/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Community police officers, together with staff from the National Roads Authority and the owner of a landscaping company, came together to clean an area by the waterfront that was of concern to members of the public. On Thursday, 8 August, the group cleaned the spot on North Church Street across from Bodden […]

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Cayman hosts regional postal workshop

Cayman hosts regional postal workshop

| 18/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Key postal personnel from nine regional jurisdictions participated in a week-long workshop at the George Town Public Library to better prepare for changes in postal accounting systems. The Terminal Dues and Cost Accounting Training workshop, held 12-16 August, was jointly hosted by the Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS) and the Royal Mail […]

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