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Bajan government awards honorary consul

Bajan government awards honorary consul

| 24/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Juliette Gooding-Michelin, Honorary Consul to Barbados in the Cayman Islands, was honoured in her home country on Wednesday, 11 January at an official awards ceremony hosted by the Governor General of Barbados. She received the Honour of the Gold Crown of Merit for promoting Ba [...]

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Church sponsors CXC courses for adults

Church sponsors CXC courses for adults

| 24/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A local church is funding 30 students for one-year enrolments in a CXC education volunteer programme that offers adults a second chance at a high school education. The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is sponsoring the programme, which runs on Sundays and som [...]

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Naturalisation and applying for Caymanian status

Naturalisation and applying for Caymanian status

| 23/01/2017 | 0 Comments

I have permanent residence and am hoping eventually to be granted Caymanian status. Do I need to be naturalised to get status and/or would it make the process quicker?

Auntie’s answer: If you are only interested in a one-word reply, the simple answer is “yes”, you must be naturalise [...]

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Tourism pioneers to be lauded

Tourism pioneers to be lauded

| 20/01/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands will honour pioneers in tourism at the annual National Heroes Day celebration, on Monday, 23 January at Heroes Square in George Town. “On this day, we will come together to pay tribute to the accomplishments and contributions of our tourism pioneers who help [...]

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National Gallery exhibition honours maritime heritage

National Gallery exhibition honours maritime heritage

| 20/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ (NGCI) newest exhibition series celebrates Cayman’s maritime identity – past, present and future. Seeking to engage visitors and members of the public with the story of maritime heritage and national identity, the three-month [...]

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Attaching the new licence plates

Attaching the new licence plates

| 19/01/2017 | 6 Comments

With the replacement of old licence plates with the new (police tracking), will the mounting holes fit the ones on our cars? I received new plates last year and the mounting holes did not line up with what’s on my car (had to redrill holes) — my car is a Ford Explorer — and since these [...]

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Couple donates bus to Cayman Academy

Couple donates bus to Cayman Academy

| 19/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A local couple has donated a 26-seater bus to Cayman Academy which will be used to transport students to and from the school. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Kenneth Hall, Jr, and his wife, Waynette, presented the custom-made 2017 Ford bus, equipped with seat belts and special [...]

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Irish Jog to benefit Special Needs Foundation

Irish Jog to benefit Special Needs Foundation

| 19/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Proceeds from the upcoming 25th annual St Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog are earmarked for the Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC). Numerous charities answered the call to be considered for the event, according to hosts Butterfield Bank and Dart Enterprises. Michael McWatt, Bu [...]

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When will the airport runway project take off?

When will the airport runway project take off?

| 18/01/2017 | 13 Comments

A year or so ago our tourism minister revealed plans to begin extending the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport. I have not heard a peep since. Is this initiative alive or dead?

Auntie’s answer: I would say that the plan is not dead, but taking a little rest. According to the C [...]

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Government workers honoured for long service

Government workers honoured for long service

| 18/01/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The government is recognising 288 public servants at the 2017 Civil Service Long Service Awards, being held this month. Organised by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and the Civil Service Association, the ceremonies will celebrate those civil servants who have reached milestone [...]

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Applications open for UWC places worldwide

Applications open for UWC places worldwide

| 18/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): UWC Cayman Islands, the local national committee of the global educational movement, is seeking candidates for its 2017 selection process, which begins with a written application due Tuesday, 7 February. This opportunity to complete secondary studies at United World Colleges (U [...]

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Firm delivers Christmas cheer to Crisis Centre

Firm delivers Christmas cheer to Crisis Centre

| 18/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A local firm has donated US$20,000 and toys to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) through its annual Christmas fundraiser. HighWater Limited raised the money and gifts through the generosity of colleagues in the fund industry, who were invited to a Champagne breakfast ahea [...]

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Wants Hurley’s to return to Walkers Road

Wants Hurley’s to return to Walkers Road

| 17/01/2017 | 3 Comments

A few years ago, the Eden Centre on Walkers Road was partially demolished to make way for a new building there. At that time I read in the newspaper that Hurley’s will re-open their store there. It’s been several years since then, but no new building has been built. There only remains [...]

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Primary football semifinal spots booked

Primary football semifinal spots booked

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(PFL): Facing brisk northwesterly winds and threatening skies, the young primary school stars participating in the 2016/2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and the Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) playoffs left it all on the field this past Saturday, 14 January, as schools competed for [...]

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Heart charity marks decade of Red Dress fundraiser

Heart charity marks decade of Red Dress fundraiser

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its annual Red Dress Gala Friday, 10 February. The event is the organisation’s main fundraiser, with the money enabling the CHF to continue its programmes to raise awareness of and prevent and detect hear [...]

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