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Plans in place for Queen’s birthday celebration

Plans in place for Queen’s birthday celebration

(CNS Local Life): Public celebration of the Queen’s 93rd birthday is set for Saturday, 9 June in front of the Legislative Assembly with an after-event garden party on the lawns of Government House. The public holiday for the event will be on the following Monday, 10 June.

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Celebrate Cayman memorabilia on sale

Celebrate Cayman memorabilia on sale

(CNS Local Life): As part of Celebrate Cayman, a yearlong initiative to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms, which was granted by Queen Elizabeth 14 May 1958, assorted memorabilia will be on sale starting next week. On Tuesday, 28 May, the items will be available from 11am to 2pm in the […]

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Space still available for CCMI camp

Space still available for CCMI camp

(CNS Local Life): Registration is still open for this summer’s Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp (CMEC) at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), with a few spaces remaining for any young person interested in the weeklong experience on Little Cayman. Students aged 14-18 are eligible to take part in the camp, which is running from 5-11 […]

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Local mosque invites Cayman to come take a look

Local mosque invites Cayman to come take a look

(CNS Local Life): The Islamic Society of the Cayman Islands (ISCI) is opening the mosque doors this Saturday and inviting the community to come and see Islam for themselves. ISCI wants people to join them for an open day, when residents of all faiths can explore the mosque as well as the beliefs and practice […]

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Why is shipping inter-island so complicated?

Why is shipping inter-island so complicated?

If you are shipping a vehicle from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman for repairs (vehicle purchased on GCM) why does it have to go through customs?  There is so much red tape involved. First you have to go to Thompson Shipping in GCM to pick up the paperwork, then drive to customs by the airport with […]

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How do I complain about a pension plan?

How do I complain about a pension plan?

I worked in Grand Cayman for 18 months, and contributed to the XXXX pension fund. I waited the requisite amount of time, and then submitted scans of my documents prior to mailing them to verify that they were the ones required. It has been over four months, and no one has responded to my request. […]

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Is King’s Sports Centre roundabout getting solar panels?

Is King’s Sports Centre roundabout getting solar panels?

It is being rumoured that CUC intends to put up solar panels by the King’s Sports Centre roundabout. Any truth to this story? Auntie’s answer: Yes, the story is true. I asked a CUC official your question, who explained the solar panels are being installed on that roundabout as part of the redesign, which was […]

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Can my husband lose his RERC?

Can my husband lose his RERC?

My husband is non-Caymanian and I am Caymanian. He has RERC. We are now leaving the island for a few years but plan to visit on occasion. Can he lose his RERC? When we return, we plan to stay for a few months at a time rather than a week or two. Will this move […]

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Sports

Action continues in boys U11 FA Cup

Action continues in boys U11 FA Cup

(CIFA): The first round of the 2019 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Boys Under 11 FA Cup was completed this past Saturday, 18 May at the Annex Field in George Town. In first-round games played during the week, Academy SC Saints advanced to the quarterfinals following their 2-1 penalty shoot-out victory over 345 FC III […]

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Swim clubs keep competition close at sprint meet

Swim clubs keep competition close at sprint meet

(CNS Local Life): The Lions Sprint Meet, held Saturday, 18 May, once again attracted swimmers of all levels and ages with the final results a close one-two finish between Stingray Swim Club (SSC), earning 323 points, and Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC) tallying 312 points. Stingray head coach David Pursley said of the event: “The […]

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345FC1 crowned boys U11 champs

345FC1 crowned boys U11 champs

(CIFA): The 2019 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Boys Under 11 regular season concluded Saturday, 11 May with 345 FC I claiming the championship following a 3-1 victory over Sunset FC Warriors at the Annex Field. It was only fitting that the two regular season group winners would face each other in the final and […]

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Tennis juniors battle it out on the court

Tennis juniors battle it out on the court

(CNS Local Life): The fourth PwC Junior Tennis Circuit, held 3-5 May, gave young players in three different age groups a chance to show off their skills as they competed in matches organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands (TFCI) and hosted by the Courts at The Ritz-Carlton.

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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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Student raises money for dog-rescue charity

Student raises money for dog-rescue charity

| 23/05/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Alyssa Hislop, a year 5 student at Cayman Prep and High School, was recently inspired to raise money for local dog charity, One Dog at a Time (ODAAT). On her own, she organised a pink lemonade stand to coincide with her parents’ warehouse sale. After three hours of selling the drinks, plus […]

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Cullers needed for next lionfish tournament

Cullers needed for next lionfish tournament

| 22/05/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) will be holding another tournament aimed at reducing the numbers of this invasive species, amidst organisers’ concerns that the population may be increasing. The tournament is set for Saturday and Sunday, 8-9 June, at the George Town Yacht Club. While CULL aims to make the events […]

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Students wax poetic in competition

Students wax poetic in competition

| 21/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Alia Smith took home top honours in the recent Poetry Slam finals with her poem, “The Art of Getting By.” The Cayman International School student earned a $500 cheque which she will put toward her college fund. Coming in second and third, respectively, were Mohyndra Brown of Cayman Islands Further Education Centre, […]

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Celestial light shows over Cayman

Celestial light shows over Cayman

| 20/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nature provided some excellent picture shows in the sky Saturday after a beautiful sun halo emerged at lunchtime followed by a stunning full flower (blue) moon rising in the evening. A sun halo is caused by very high, thin clouds made from ice crystals. The properties of the ice crystals reflect and […]

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New graduates return to work at Water Authority

New graduates return to work at Water Authority

| 20/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two scholarship recipients have completed their education and returned home to work at the Water Authority-Cayman (WAC), with a third young person supported in earning a master’s degree while employed at the company. Chynna Retumban and Kristina Powell have taken up jobs at the departments of water resource and quality control, and […]

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Meals on Wheels prepares for major fundraiser

Meals on Wheels prepares for major fundraiser

| 20/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Meals on Wheels is hosting its sixth annual ‘Orange You Glad’ gala and auction on Saturday, 25 May, with the goal to exceed the amount raised last year which covered more than 16,000 of the 48,000 meals the non-profit served in Grand Cayman in 2018.

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