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Wants to arm Cayman’s security personnel

Wants to arm Cayman’s security personnel

| 25/04/2017 | 0 Comments

Is there any special provision in our laws that would allow for the armoured car couriers to be armed? Perhaps a special licensing or permit to allow the courier some type of way to defend himself or simply deter armed robbers.

Auntie’s answer: I checked with the RCIPS to get a definiti [...]

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Air traffic control examiners validated

Air traffic control examiners validated

| 25/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three long-serving Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) employees have been officially validated as air traffic control (ATC) examiners. ATC manager Erick Bodden, airport operations manager Robert Harris and ATC supervisor Robert Boggess received their licences and certific [...]

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May anyone use a toilet designated accessible?

May anyone use a toilet designated accessible?

| 24/04/2017 | 2 Comments

When it comes to toilets for the disabled, should they get the same treatment as disabled parking spots? My wife (Canadian) thinks so; I (British) think not. It seems to me that they are marked as disabled to indicate the wider space, handrails, etc, not that they should sit empty until a disable [...]

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Award shows pride for Cayman’s youth

Award shows pride for Cayman’s youth

| 24/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A dozen young people were recognised for their achievements and potential on Wednesday, 19 April 2017, during this year’s “Proud of Them” (PoT) awards ceremony and reception. The recipients were chosen from more than 120 nominations. Minister of Youth Osbourne Bod [...]

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Pensions Board to bring celebration to the Brac

Pensions Board to bring celebration to the Brac

| 24/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) has finalised the programme for its Pensioners’ Appreciation event at the Aston Rutty Centre on Cayman Brac, set for Monday, 24 April 2017. The celebration, from 4pm to 8pm, is being held in partnership with the island’s Ministry of [...]

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Do Caymanians have a voice in British elections?

Do Caymanians have a voice in British elections?

| 23/04/2017 | 2 Comments

As we are now considered British citizens, are Caymanians allowed to vote in the upcoming UK elections on 8 June?

Auntie’s answer: Whether you hold a British overseas territories citizen, passport of a British passport or a passport from any qualifying Commonwealth country, you must be [...]

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RBC nourishes Feed Our Future

RBC nourishes Feed Our Future

| 21/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The non-profit Feed Our Future (FOF), whose mission is to alleviate childhood hunger in the Cayman Islands, recently received a healthy boost from a corporate donation. RBC Royal Bank presented the CAD10,000 cheque in keeping with its focus on charities that promote education, [...]

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Cadets move into permanent home

Cadets move into permanent home

| 21/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC) moved into its permanent headquarters on Middle Road, George Town, earlier this month. Sited near the CTMH Doctors Hospital, the facility was funded by the Ministry for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, following extensive renovation ma [...]

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Batabano takes parade on the road

Batabano takes parade on the road

| 21/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Carnival Batabano is hosting its second J’Ouvert road parade and breakfast fete Saturday, 22 April 2017. “Last year’s Batabano J’Ouvert parade was an historic event, being the first parade route of its kind to be granted permission by the RCIPS and the Li [...]

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Potential buyer thinks strata fees are too high

Potential buyer thinks strata fees are too high

| 20/04/2017 | 9 Comments

I am thinking of buying a condo but at the one I like the owner is paying what I think are very high strata fees. If I buy the condo, do I inherit the strata fees or can I renegotiate them with the strata?

Auntie’s answer: I’m afraid you are stuck in this instance. I ran your question [...]

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Cricket tournament benefits community programmes

Cricket tournament benefits community programmes

| 20/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A local church held a twenty20 cricket tournament on Easter Sunday, 16 April, to raise money for community projects. Among the initiatives slated to benefit from the fundraiser are the recently launched soup kitchen that serves communities in the Windsor Park and Walkers Road a [...]

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DG challenges public to take part in 5K

DG challenges public to take part in 5K

| 20/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As the Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge rapidly approaches, Franz Manderson is inviting everybody in the Cayman Islands to take part in the event. The annual walk/run takes place on Cayman Brac Sunday, 23 April and Grand Cayman Sunday, 30 April. The deputy governor personally l [...]

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Irish Jog brings in the green for charity

Irish Jog brings in the green for charity

| 20/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In its largest race to date, the 25th annual St Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog raised $15,000 for the families who benefit from the Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC). “We’re thrilled that the community embraces the jog every year helping us bring much-needed funds to the [...]

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How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

| 19/04/2017 | 9 Comments

I am leaving my house to my children in my will. When I die, will they have to pay stamp duty on their inheritance? If so, how would government work out what that is? 

Auntie’s answer: Finally, I am able to tell someone that the government will not take a fee for something. Yes, that [...]

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Pensions Board hosts party for seniors

Pensions Board hosts party for seniors

| 19/04/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 400 people attended the Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) pensioners’ appreciation event at Pedro St James on Wednesday, 12 April 2017. The programme, which was organised to celebrate the PSPB’s 25th anniversary, included live entertainment, speeches, prizes an [...]

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