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Red Cross volunteers ready for hurricane season

Red Cross volunteers ready for hurricane season

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) recently held its annual pre-hurricane meeting, with almost 100 old and new volunteers learning about the organisation’s role as a response agency and auxiliary to government. Held every year ahead of hurricane season, the meeting gives the Red Cross the opportunity to refresh information for returning […]

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Ministry asks community and businesses to help NPOs

Ministry asks community and businesses to help NPOs

(CNS Local Life): As part of a commitment going back more than ten years to provide funding to five of Cayman’s non-profit organisations, amounting to almost $2.5 million annually, the Ministry of Community Affairs is also calling on the private sector and the community to support The Pines Retirement Home, National Council of Voluntary Organisations, […]

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Conservation award finalists named

Conservation award finalists named

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust has announced the 14 finalists for the fourth Governor’s Conservation Awards, which are presented every two years to recognise local people and businesses involved in historic preservation and environmental conservation across all three Cayman Islands within the last ten years. The winners in the various categories will be named […]

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HR conference attracts diverse audience

HR conference attracts diverse audience

(CNS Local Life): More than 200 human resource and business professionals, representing both the public and private sectors, attended the annual conference of the Cayman Islands Society for Human Resources Professionals (CISHRP), held 30-31 May. “We were really pleased with the attendance this year and believe that there are many members of the community who […]

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Ask Auntie

Is national diversity a WORC goal?

Is national diversity a WORC goal?

Are employers still required to have a diverse range of nationalities among their work permit holders? Auntie’s answer: To offer context, I received this question in response to a CNS article on Governor Martyn Roper posting a graphic on his Facebook page depicting the many nationalities in Cayman on work permits, and saying that it […]

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Can I relicense car without any plates?

Can I relicense car without any plates?

I know there is amnesty for expired vehicle licences. What happens if someone doesn’t have plate number to hand in but can hand in the vehicle logbook? Vehicle logbook will have VIN numbers which they can crosscheck in the system. Will they ask no questions as part of amnesty rules? Auntie’s answer: Under the amnesty, […]

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How do I protect my creative work?

How do I protect my creative work?

How do you copyright artwork or designs that would go on, say, t-shirts, mugs, etc? Auntie’s answer: If you had asked me this question four years ago, I would have said simply, “You don’t”. However, Cayman’s intellectual property (IP) regime has made great strides since then. If you want an overview on how things have […]

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Why doesn’t the NRA publicise roadworks?

Why doesn’t the NRA publicise roadworks?

Why is it that the NRA hardly ever notifies the driving public BEFORE making changes along our roads? Recent examples are the THREE pedestrian crossings around the junction of Mary Street and North Church Street, pedestrian crossings on Walkers Road and South Sound road, lane restrictions by the CNB roundabout. The NRA appears to have […]

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Sports

Michael Gourzong Memorial Classic this weekend

Michael Gourzong Memorial Classic this weekend

(CNS Local Life): The Michael Gourzong Memorial Classic, set for Saturday, 22 June, starting at 10am at the CIFA Field in Prospect, will feature adult and youth flag football and football games, and other family activities. The event was first held in 2018, organised by family and friends of Gourzong, an avid sportsman who drowned […]

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Youth FA Cup finals take centre stage

Youth FA Cup finals take centre stage

(CIFA): In a day of unprecedented ‘doubles’, the 345 FC and Sunset FC clubs celebrated winning the Boys Under 11 FA Cup and the Girls Under 13 FA Cup, respectively. With the victories, 345 FC I secured the 2019 CIFA Boys Under 11 league and FA Cup and likewise, Sunset FC Fuego won the CIFA […]

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Sunset to face 345 FC in Boys U11 FA Cup final

Sunset to face 345 FC in Boys U11 FA Cup final

(CIFA): Sunset FC Warriors have the chance to redeem themselves against 345 FC I in the 2019 CIFA Boys Under 11 FA Cup final as both clubs won their respective semifinal games. The much-anticipated final, which is scheduled for Saturday, 15 June at the Annex Field, will be a re-match of the Boys Under 11 […]

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Mt Pleasant, DC United hold edge in U15 Youth Football Cup

Mt Pleasant, DC United hold edge in U15 Youth Football Cup

(Cayman Sports Buzz): The race for semifinal berths is taking shape after two days of play in the 2019 Cayman Islands Invitational U15 Youth Football Cup, with Mt Pleasant Academy of Jamaica and American side DC United sitting atop the table of their respective groups. Here are the results for the second day of action:

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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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Local firm promotes green initiatives

Local firm promotes green initiatives

| 18/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local): To celebrate Environmental Month, KPMG is running a series of initiatives, encouraging employees to become more environmentally conscious. Partnering with local experts and organisations for a series of talks, the company is hosting the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF), Refuel Cayman Islands, the Department of Environment and the Department of Environmental Health throughout […]

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New name for Caribbean education charity

New name for Caribbean education charity

| 18/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Caribbean Foundation, originally launched in 1989, has been officially renamed the CTO Scholarship Foundation to clarify the organisation’s purpose and enable the public to understand its goals. Sylma Brown, director CTO-USA and foundation treasurer, explained its aim is to “provide scholarships to Caribbean nationals who are seeking to advance themselves in […]

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CCMI lecturer on reef health seeks audience feedback

CCMI lecturer on reef health seeks audience feedback

| 17/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) will be hosting the next event in the 2019 Reef Lecture series, a discussion on “Important Fish on the Reef: What do you Think?” presented by Dr Claire Dell, on Tuesday, 25 June at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. For the past two years, […]

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Rotaract Blue installs new board

Rotaract Blue installs new board

| 17/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Rotaract Blue held its 13th annual installation of directors and officers on Saturday, 15 June, with the community service club for 18-30 year olds naming Dona-Lee Darlington the new president for 2019/2020, along with other board members. Darlington spoke of the upcoming year of collaboration and continued service to the local and […]

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New record for Stingray Tourism Awards nominations

New record for Stingray Tourism Awards nominations

| 17/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has received the highest number of nominations ever for the 16th annual Stingray Tourism Awards, with 88 names submitted in the various categories. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony slated for 23 July and themed “Celebrating the Magic of Tourism”.

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Brac student named tops in competition

Brac student named tops in competition

| 16/06/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Kai Roberts of West End Primary School on Cayman Brac was named the winner of the 2019 RUBiS Top Student awards programme at a ceremony held 12 June. The youngster impressed the two independent judging panels with his passion for music. “Kai demonstrated not only a talent for guitar but also a […]

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