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Financial planning experts answer readers’ questions

Financial planning experts answer readers’ questions

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands is considered a rich country with all the trappings of wealth, but there is growing anxiety about personal finances among the local population and this jurisdiction has recently been ranked as world’s most costly place to live. So, earlier this month we invited readers to send in questions about […]

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Chamber accepting applications for Leadership Cayman

Chamber accepting applications for Leadership Cayman

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has opened registration for its 2020 Leadership Cayman Programme, which provides class members with an in-depth view of social, economic, business, political and community aspects of the Cayman Islands. Programme members also acquire new leadership skills and engage in community projects.

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Applications open for Northern Caribbean University scholarship

Applications open for Northern Caribbean University scholarship

(CNS Local Life): Following the announcement last month of the first four-year scholarship to Northern Caribbean University (NCU) being awarded to Sonia Bailey, the Cayman chapter of the school’s alumni association has begun accepting applications for next year’s grant to attend the Jamaica-based school. Bailey will start her studies this September at NCU, with tuition, […]

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Summer interns gain experience at Water Authority

Summer interns gain experience at Water Authority

(CNS Local Life): A group of 21 students is taking part in Water Authority-Cayman’s summer internship programme, enabling them to gain hands-on experience working in a professional environment, while introducing the young people to the variety of careers available in the water and wastewater sector.

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Ask Auntie

What is the clearance of Dart’s tunnels?

What is the clearance of Dart’s tunnels?

Is there any reason why the heights of Dart’s tunnels aren’t marked on them like tunnels all over the world? I had to transport a large hi-top van to George Town on a flatbed tow truck and since I didn’t know the height of the tunnels and didn’t want the top of my van torn […]

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Can Cayman residents be covered by US insurer?

Can Cayman residents be covered by US insurer?

I’ve just retired and my wife isn’t working. I have permanent residence and my wife is here as my dependent. After being on the SHIC plan through my employer for years and realising it barely covers anything, we were very worried about being able to afford our health insurance in retirement. But we found a […]

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Where are Rundown and Gimistory?

Where are Rundown and Gimistory?

What happened to Rundown this year? First Gimistory disappeared, now Rundown? I’ve really enjoyed both over the years and am dismayed over the loss. Auntie’s answer: Right off the bat, I want to assure you that neither of those productions has disappeared, though you are right that they have not been put on in their […]

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Why does DoT sign have wrong web address?

Why does DoT sign have wrong web address?

I took this photo (see below) Saturday (6 July) thinking it’s odd that the Department of Tourism or whoever is in charge of this sign registered caymanisland.ky instead of caymanislandS.ky. Turns out they didn’t, caymanislands.ky forwards to visitcaymanislands.com. However, the URL printed on the physical sign takes you to the “future home of something quite […]

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Sports

Cayman finishes strong at Island Games

Cayman finishes strong at Island Games

(CNS Local Life): Cayman finished with a flurry of medals on the last day of competition, Friday, 12 July, at the NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar to bring its final total to 30. The men’s basketball team, which easily won all five of its group and elimination games, beat Saaremaa 75-63, for its only […]

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Eight more medals for Cayman at Island Games

Eight more medals for Cayman at Island Games

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s athletes took four silver and four bronze medals in various events Thursday, bringing their total hardware to 22, including eight golds. After finishing the fastest out of the heats, Jeavhon Jackson took silver in the 100m in 10.94, just .12 seconds off the gold medal pace of Guernsey. Sherlock Brooks also […]

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Cayman adds five golds to Island Games tally

Cayman adds five golds to Island Games tally

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s squash team continued its golden run at the 2019 NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar on Wednesday, taking the top spots in men’s and women’s doubles as well as mixed doubles, following on from the individual golds they earned the day before. Overall, on the fifth day of competition, Cayman took […]

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Cayman takes two golds in squash at Island Games

Cayman takes two golds in squash at Island Games

(CNS Local Life): Individual gold medals in squash Tuesday (9 July), day four of the 2019 NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar, brought Cayman’s gold total to three, with a second silver and bronze added as well. To date, Cayman’s athletes have notched seven medals overall. Cameron Stafford and Marlene West each earned the top […]

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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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Martyn Bould to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for Red Cross

Martyn Bould to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for Red Cross

| 18/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): One man’s efforts to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is merging with a Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) campaign to raise hurricane awareness with the launch next month of the “Climb for Red: Peak of Preparedness” initiative. Martyn Bould, who has lived in Cayman for some 50 years, has been training the […]

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Cayman participating in CPA conference

Cayman participating in CPA conference

| 18/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A five-member team is representing the Cayman Islands at the 44th annual conference of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic (CAA) Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), in Trinidad and Tobago, which opened Friday, 12 July and runs through 19 July. Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush is leading the group, which […]

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Second class of RCIPS recruits being trained

Second class of RCIPS recruits being trained

| 17/07/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A class of 12 women and 12 men is in the sixth week of initial training as Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) officers. The 24 local recruits comprising the second class of 2019 range in age from 19-41 and includes seven former auxiliary constables who are making the transition to police […]

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UCCI students take part in CPA Youth Parliament

UCCI students take part in CPA Youth Parliament

| 16/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) students Reon Porter and Leah Robinson are representing Cayman at the 15th Regional Youth Parliament set for Wednesday, 17 July and organised as part of the 44th annual conference of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), being held 14-19 […]

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New director of the Economics and Statistics Office

New director of the Economics and Statistics Office

| 16/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Adolphus Laidlow has been named the new director of the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) as of 1 June. Maria Zingapan, the previous director, held the post from 2007 until April this year. Laidlow served as the deputy director from June 2015 but has been with the Cayman Islands Government since February […]

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CNCF to preview Cayman’s CARIFESTA performances

CNCF to preview Cayman’s CARIFESTA performances

| 16/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The largest-ever Cayman contingent, comprising 50 delegates, will be travelling to Trinidad & Tobago next month for the 14th annual Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) to show off the best of Cayman’s arts and culture, from music, dance and theatre to visual, culinary and heritage arts. Ahead of the festival, which […]

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