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Is there a way to check if barracuda is toxic?

Is there a way to check if barracuda is toxic?

| 08/12/2016 | 8 Comments

I’ve heard barracuda is poisonous but you can eat it if it is tested on ants first. Is that true?

Auntie’s answer: I will do my best to answer your question, with full expectations that others will weigh in with their own ideas. Barracuda has that effect on people.

I have been [...]

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NDC Purple Bus ready to roll for the holidays

NDC Purple Bus ready to roll for the holidays

| 08/12/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The National Drug Council (NDC) is once again organising the New Year’s Eve Purple Ribbon Bus service along with its designated-driver programme to reduce the risk of anyone drinking and then getting behind the wheel this holiday season. Both parts of this anti-drink driving [...]

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Get dangerous bikers off the road

Get dangerous bikers off the road

| 07/12/2016 | 4 Comments

What can be done about the crazy motorbikers who use the roads to carry out dangerous stunts, even when there is traffic around? Last night a young man balanced on his seat whilst still moving and then went onto one wheel at 5:45pm, so when there was lots of traffic. I was driving behind him an [...]

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Partnership to protect Cayman’s marine environment

Partnership to protect Cayman’s marine environment

| 07/12/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): On the heels of Mission Blue founder Sylvia Earle’s visit last month to the Cayman Islands, the global organisation dedicated to protecting the oceans is partnering with local environmental group Save Cayman. Mission Blue advocates for protected marine spaces worldwide. The g [...]

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Careers fair draws hundreds of students

Careers fair draws hundreds of students

| 07/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 500 students visited the recent second annual Cayman Academy careers fair, held at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI). Among the displays at the fair, at which 35 public and private entities exhibited, were robotics, drones, test tubes illustrating me [...]

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Red marks solidarity on World AIDS Day

Red marks solidarity on World AIDS Day

| 07/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Civil servants joined members of Cayman AIDS Foundation to dress in red to mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, 1 December 2016. The group gathered on the steps of the Government Administration Building just after 9am, beginning a day of activities that included an evening march fr [...]

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Constitution should have a braille version

Constitution should have a braille version

| 06/12/2016 | 1 Comment

I read that the Constitutional Commission and the Human Rights Commission are working on producing an audio version of the Cayman Islands Constitution for people who have vision problems (See Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’). Is there also a copy of that or any of our [...]

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Exciting start to primary football playoffs

Exciting start to primary football playoffs

| 06/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(PFL): The first round of the 2016/2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (PFL) playoffs concluded Saturday, 3 December at the Annex Field with a number of thrilling match-ups. The run to the championships in both leagues continues with second round games sch [...]

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Working online and off-island

Working online and off-island

| 05/12/2016 | 6 Comments

Is it legal for someone who is off-island to do online work for a local company?

Auntie’s answer: This could easily have been a one-word answer, allowing Auntie to take the rest of the day off, but I wanted to give you your money’s worth so will add some context.

For those who [...]

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Cooking competition heats up for young chefs

Cooking competition heats up for young chefs

| 05/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): North Side’s budding chefs faced off Saturday, 26 November, as part of the 2016/17 National Youth Cook-Off, with teams from East End and Cayman Brac having already battled to enter the finals to be named best in the kitchen. “Team Mo”, comprising Mohyndra Brown and Amber [...]

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New youth ambassadors sought

New youth ambassadors sought

| 05/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Youth Services Unit is looking for next year’s Cayman Islands’ CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs). One male and one female Caymanian, resident in the Cayman Islands and aged 18-27 years old, will be selected, with the application deadline Friday, 16 December 2017. Some ov [...]

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How to stop email fraudsters

How to stop email fraudsters

| 04/12/2016 | 1 Comment

Who would be the person to report phishing emails purported to be from FLOW to? I keep getting emails that appear to be from FLOW saying I have breached their terms and conditions and must click on a link to rectify. I even got two one day. Of course I delete them as soon as received but theyR [...]

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Judicial Administration employees study management

Judicial Administration employees study management

| 02/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nine Judicial Administration (JA) staff members graduated last month from the first tier of an international management certification programme. The nine, who hold or have acted in supervisory positions, completed the six-month foundations of management certificate (FoM) course [...]

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Flowers directs commercials with local crew

Flowers directs commercials with local crew

| 02/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Director Frank E Flowers was recently back in Cayman, partnering with a local production company to shoot a series of commercials. Pre-production on the ads began in September with four commercials filmed last month across seven locations over three consecutive days. Native son [...]

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National Weather Service staff honoured

National Weather Service staff honoured

| 02/12/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) honoured two employees at its Christmas party, held 25 November. Shamal Clarke was voted employee of the year and Avalon Porter was awarded for marking 35 years with the service. Clarke, who took up his role as a meteorologist [...]

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