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Drama Society brings classic British comedy to Cayman

Drama Society brings classic British comedy to Cayman

| 16/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Laughter, applause and the Mission Impossible theme song filled the room during Cayman Drama Society’s opening night of Yes Minister. The play follows James ‘Jim’ Hacker, a British politician who has just been appointed Minister for Administrative Affairs. Hacker wishes to [...]

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The limit of Cayman’s territorial waters

The limit of Cayman’s territorial waters

| 27/09/2016 | 0 Comments

Does Cayman have its own territorial waters? And if so, are there legally defined geographical

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Ogier supports Junior Achievement

Ogier supports Junior Achievement

| 27/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Law firm Ogier has made a donation to support Junior Achievement (JA), which focuses on helping young people to get ready for the workplace with programmes on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The non-profit educational organisation has been running since [...]

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Ambassadors named for Older Persons’ Month

Ambassadors named for Older Persons’ Month

| 27/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has chosen Janilee Clifford and James Powell as ambassadors for Older Persons’ Month 2016 this October. The seniors, who hail from George Town and West Bay respectively, were recently selected for the honour in recognition [...]

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Underage drinking and the law

Underage drinking and the law

| 26/09/2016 | 0 Comments

Two questions have come up about the drinking age in Cayman based on a previous Ask Auntie column (see Legal age for drinking alcohol): 1) In the interest of clarity, which Cayman law prohibits drinking, as opposed to purchasing, alcohol before the age of 18?  2) Surely the 18-year-old age limit [...]

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Golf fundraiser scores for the Red Cross

Golf fundraiser scores for the Red Cross

| 26/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): RBC Royal Bank continued its 19-year partnership with the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) during their recent fundraising golf tournament. This year’s event featured the Canadian Olympian Jamie Broder and raised more than $50,000 for the charity. More than 100 participants f [...]

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Cayman set to celebrate older persons

Cayman set to celebrate older persons

| 26/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): While the United Nations celebrates 1 October as International Day of Older Persons, the Cayman Islands annually designates the entire month as Older Persons’ Month. During the local observance to celebrate the contributions of seniors, they will be honoured, entertained, sha [...]

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BOTC and the right to work in the UK

BOTC and the right to work in the UK

| 25/09/2016 | 3 Comments

Does a British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC) have permission to work in the UK?

Auntie’s answer: No, you need a British passport to be allowed to work in the UK (and other countries in the European Union until Britain actually exits the EU). If you are a BOTC you can apply to get [...]

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Deadline nears to nominate tourism heroes

Deadline nears to nominate tourism heroes

| 23/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The nomination period for National Heroes Day 2017 is drawing to a close, with the public asked to submit names of tourism pioneers by 30 September. Leaders from the Ministries of Culture and Tourism are encouraging all community members to put forward names for consideration b [...]

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Foundation donates to paediatric unit

Foundation donates to paediatric unit

| 23/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The non-profit Jabez Foundation recently donated funds to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) paediatric department to purchase a Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Device. The model selected, with appropriate paediatric accessories, works in seconds to measure tempera [...]

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Arts Festival offers musical treats

Arts Festival offers musical treats

| 23/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This autumn the Cayman Arts Festival (CAF) is showcasing world-class harpist Catrin Finch and many local artists including flautists Elizabeth Malkin and Daniela Granados (the winner of the 2016 Butterfield Musician of the year), clarinetist Deidra Campbell, pianists Glen Inang [...]

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Customs celebrate retiree’s decades of service

Customs celebrate retiree’s decades of service

| 23/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Customs Department celebrated Langlie Powery and his 37 years of service at his retirement ceremony on Friday, 16 September 2016. The retired customs training manager received high praise from officials, colleagues and friends for his commitment and dedicatio [...]

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Query about work permit renewals

Query about work permit renewals

| 22/09/2016 | 4 Comments

What is the stance on companies advertising jobs that are work permit renewals? Is it a requirement that they must note in the ad that it is a work permit renewal? Secondly, how does immigration know whether a qualified Caymanian applied and if indeed someone (expat) is already in the role? Is th [...]

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Hannah’s Heroes set for big shave

Hannah’s Heroes set for big shave

| 22/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 1,000 people are expected to gather at the Wicket in Cricket Square on Friday, 23 September for the fourth annual Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave for the St Baldrick’s Foundation to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Cayman residents Gaylene and Nigel Meeson con [...]

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Girls kick off primary school football season

Girls kick off primary school football season

| 22/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The primary school girls kick off the 2016/2017 football season Saturday, 24 September with the inaugural CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) opening rally at the traditional home of the sport, the T.E. McField Sports Field (Annex Field) in George Town, beginning at 9am [...]

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Cayman leads the way in speech therapy

Cayman leads the way in speech therapy

| 22/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Health Services Authority (HSA) speech language pathologist (SLP) Faith Gealey, who helped to launch the Caribbean Speech Hearing Association (CaribSHA) last month, said that Cayman stood out as a regional leader in the field. She specifically pointed to efforts in medical- and [...]

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