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Prisoners answer the bell to help primary school

Prisoners answer the bell to help primary school

| 29/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): One recent Saturday morning, a group of prisoners from HMP Northward came out to help George Town Primary School principal Marie Martin in unloading containers that had been packed since Hurricane Ivan in 2004 with items salvaged from the school. Martin had contacted Richard Barton, a manager at the prison, for assistance in unloading, […]

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Construction worker wants employment status explained

Construction worker wants employment status explained

| 28/08/2016 | 2 Comments

I’m a young Caymanian currently working with a construction company. After being employed for over a year now, I’ve yet to receive a formal contract stating my terms of employment. A few months after being employed, my supervisor stated emphatically that this company does not pay overtime, pension or holiday pay. What I want to […]

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Church volunteers donate funds for school supplies

Church volunteers donate funds for school supplies

| 26/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local church has donated more than CI$8,000 to 10 schools on Grand Cayman to cover needed supplies such as tuition, books, lunch and uniforms for 40 children. Volunteers from the community-services department of the George Town Seventh-day Adventist Church recently organised a fish fry to raise the funds. Likes(2)Dislikes(0)

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PR applicant unsure if can leave island

PR applicant unsure if can leave island

| 25/08/2016 | 4 Comments

As there is such a long list of PR applications still waiting to be reviewed by immigration, my questions to you is, if my application is pending with immigration, do I need to be on island until I get an answer or can I leave the island while it is pending and if so, how […]

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Cayman karaoke champ to be crowned

Cayman karaoke champ to be crowned

| 25/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After five weeks of competition, a group of karaoke singers is facing off Friday, 26 August, with one hoping to be named Cayman Karaoke Idol. Over the course of the contest, the top four singers at each session earned a spot in the finals, which are being held at the Hard Rock Café, starting […]

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Clarifying Caymanian status and BOTC

Clarifying Caymanian status and BOTC

| 24/08/2016 | 1 Comment

What’s the legal difference between a Cayman national and a British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC)? How do you get to be one and not the other and which one leads to being able to get a BOTC passport? I have Cayman status but I’m not naturalised. Am I a Cayman citizen?  Auntie’s answer: I have […]

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Issue with duty assessed on visitor

Issue with duty assessed on visitor

| 24/08/2016 | 7 Comments

A visiting relative was stopped by customs at the airport and asked to pay duty on some baby clothes gifts she purchased for her granddaughter, only four items of clothing worth less than US$100. Is this correct? I thought on the white form given to us on the plane it says you can purchase items […]

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Olympic volunteer ready to help again

Olympic volunteer ready to help again

| 24/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Caymanian Marzeta Bodden was not an Olympic athlete but her three-week attendance in Rio proved vital to the running of the Games as one of the 50,000 volunteers who donated their time to help facilitate the event. She recalled the lengthy process to get chosen as a volunteer. “I applied about two years ago. […]

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Cayman Connection holds networking event

Cayman Connection holds networking event

| 24/08/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Nearly 70 guests comprising students, government officials and members of the private sector recently met for an evening of networking and opportunities at the third annual Cayman Connection UK (CCUK) reception. Held last month at St Ignatius Catholic School, the two-hour event was preceded by a culture workshop. Derived from the Friends of Cayman organisation, […]

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Insurance Association boosts government scholarship

Insurance Association boosts government scholarship

| 24/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education is joining with the Cayman Islands Insurance Association (CIIA) to offer an enhanced scholarship for young Caymanians. The Cayman Islands Insurance Association Scholarship will be worth a maximum of CI$30,000 annually for up to four years of study, with the CIIA adding as much as CI$10,000 to the government scholarship […]

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Brac Cup Invitational football tourney alive and kicking

Brac Cup Invitational football tourney alive and kicking

| 23/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After a 12-year hiatus, the Brac Cup Invitational men’s football tournament is returning to Cayman Brac, set to take place 26-28 August. The two-day knockout tournament, being held at the Cayman Brac Sports Complex, will take place between the Cayman Brac Football Club (CBFC), the Cayman Islands Under-20 National Team and a squad from […]

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Lara Butler carries flag for Cayman as Rio Games close

Lara Butler carries flag for Cayman as Rio Games close

| 23/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Swimmer Lara Butler marched as Cayman’s flag bearer at the Rio closing ceremony, chosen by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee due to her success at the Games, breaking a national record and setting a new personal best in the 100m backstroke. Thousands of athletes and spectators were on hand for the carnival-inspired event. Despite […]

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Premier meets US ambassador to Jamaica

Premier meets US ambassador to Jamaica

| 23/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): US ambassador to Jamaica Luiz Moreno paid a courtesy call to Premier Alden McLaughlin Friday, 22 August at the Government Administration Building. The two men discussed the issue of US visas for Caymanians and other matters relating to US residents living in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. Moreno reiterated the need for all travellers […]

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Reluctant to lend money

Reluctant to lend money

| 22/08/2016 | 6 Comments

How do you suggest dealing with people who ask to borrow money from you, but you just don’t want to and you have politely said “no”? I hate being asked for money. I was badly stung one time (never got my money back) and I vowed never to lend money to anyone again. In fact, […]

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Miss Teen pageant returns after three years

Miss Teen pageant returns after three years

| 22/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After a three-year hiatus, the Miss Teen Cayman Islands pageant is on again, with the event set for Saturday, 27 August, hosted by the Lions Club of Grand Cayman. Seven contestants from across the Cayman Islands will be competing for the crown at the Lions Centre. In addition, organisers are bringing back the People’s […]

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