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Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

| 27/03/2017 | 0 Comments

One of my neighbours has a 40-foot metal container in his yard and has done since we moved in five years ago. They are an utter eyesore. We have spoken with him and he won’t move them. My wife thinks there is a solution, but given the number of these ugly things around the island, I don&# [...]

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Getting rid of abandoned cars

Getting rid of abandoned cars

| 26/03/2017 | 1 Comment

Can you please post the procedure for lodging a complaint about an abandoned or derelict vehicle? Is there a timeline that owners are granted in order to move their (derelict) vehicle before an abatement notice can be issued?

Auntie’s answer: Good question. I cannot say how many rusted- [...]

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Taste of Cayman volunteers celebrated

Taste of Cayman volunteers celebrated

| 24/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Volunteers at this year’s Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival were recognised for their help by event organisers at a recent reception. In thanking the volunteers, Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) executive director Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks said, “With this being b [...]

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Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

| 23/03/2017 | 3 Comments

Can you help with a work permit question please? My last position was made redundant after a company restructuring and I lost my job just before my term limit was up. I wasn’t able to find a new job right away and was added to my husband’s work permit as a dependant. Now I’m fin [...]

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Socks get rocked for World Down Syndrome Day

Socks get rocked for World Down Syndrome Day

| 23/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Staff from the Ministry of Home Affairs put their best foot forward on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, donning brightly coloured footwear to support “Rock Your Socks For World Down Syndrome Day”. The civil servants took a break from their workday to show off their eye-catching soc [...]

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Photo op with green iguana

Photo op with green iguana

| 22/03/2017 | 2 Comments

Recently, on driving through town, I noticed an iguana sat on a chair with a sign for tourists to hold him and being charged. Surely this is not the sort of tourism we should be encouraging.  Personally, I think this is totally wrong for the Cayman image/brand. Who gives approval for this type [...]

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What to do with pets that die

What to do with pets that die

| 21/03/2017 | 11 Comments

What is the correct method of disposing of a deceased pet?

Auntie’s answer: This is such a sad question, though I suppose it is a necessary one that most pet owners may not think about or don’t want to think about. An official with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) was abl [...]

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Heart Fund forum to cover cardiac advances

Heart Fund forum to cover cardiac advances

| 21/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund’s (CHF) 10th annual International Symposium, being held Thursday, 23 March, will feature speakers sharing information regarding the latest research, current technology and advancements in preventative cardiovascular medicine. The non-profit CHF is dedica [...]

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Canadian boxer pledges support for Have a Heart

Canadian boxer pledges support for Have a Heart

| 21/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Canadian boxing champ Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox has committed to supporting local charity Have a Heart Cayman Islands in his new role as a sports ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI). Wilcox first became involved with the hospital through a visit to the Cayman [...]

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Labels and recycling bottles

Labels and recycling bottles

| 20/03/2017 | 3 Comments

I diligently recycle my glass, plastic and paper. But somebody told me that you need to remove the paper labels from the glass and plastic. Is that true? If so, what happens if you don’t?

Auntie’s answer: I am so happy you asked that question because it allows me to highlight the impo [...]

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New customs officers celebrated

New customs officers celebrated

| 20/03/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): After a 16-week course run by the Customs Department, 14 trainees have graduated as customs officers, an achievement celebrated at a ceremony held Friday, 10 March. Receiving their certificates were Stephen Anderson, Vannasa Bailey, Prisilla Berry, Eddree Fisher, Leonard Hydes, [...]

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Immigration status of ex-convicts

Immigration status of ex-convicts

| 19/03/2017 | 1 Comment

What is the status regarding work permit or permanent residency holders who have been convicted and sentenced in Cayman, upon their exit from Northward? There was a number of cases last year. Will they need to leave Cayman once they are out of prison or are they free to stay (e.g. if they are a P [...]

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Pensions Board celebrates 25th anniversary

Pensions Board celebrates 25th anniversary

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner that included the unveiling of the pension provider’s new logo, as well as a video featuring music by Emmy-winning local and international musicians and members of kitchen band
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John Gray students win robotics competition

John Gray students win robotics competition

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A team of 11-year-old John Gray High School students took first place at the 2017 Cayman Islands SeaPerch Challenge underwater robotics competition. The Aqua Lasers – Diamond White, Davonte Howell, Alvan Boxwell and Caleb Feare – earned an all-expenses paid trip to [...]

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Branson dives to promote grouper protection

Branson dives to promote grouper protection

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Sir Richard Branson said witnessing a massive spawning aggregation of Nassau groupers was “like being in the maternity ward of the ocean, with thousands of fish mating together”. Branson made the dive off the coast of Little Cayman with Dr Guy Harvey, the Cayman Islands Dep [...]

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