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Update on Zika cases in Cayman

Update on Zika cases in Cayman

| 25/06/2017 | 0 Comments
Is there any news on the pregnant woman who had contracted Zika last year? Also what are the Zika cases at present? Auntie’s answer: Considering all the concern surrounding the appearance of Zika in Cayman last year, I am glad this question has been submitted, especially as we head into summer. I [...]

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Rights of people to protest publicly

Rights of people to protest publicly

| 22/06/2017 | 0 Comments
If government gives the OK to remove beach rock along Seven Mile Beach, can a group of citizens legally protest the decision and the operation? Auntie’s answer: I approached the Human Rights Commission (HRC) about your question, but they are only able to answer in general terms. The commission can [...]

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Cayman equestrians prove best in Caribbean

Cayman equestrians prove best in Caribbean

| 22/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A team of Cayman Islands riders has taken first in the adult section and second in the children’s category in the 2017 Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA) Caribbean Dressage Challenge. The competition, in its 13th year, enables riders from CEA member countries to compete witho [...]

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CayFilm to feature several premieres

CayFilm to feature several premieres

| 22/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Among the many events scheduled for this year’s CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival are several Caribbean and world premieres. These films include a documentary on the damage plastic straws are doing to both land and sea, and a feature exploring the issues of faith and eq [...]

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UWC hosting camp for teens

UWC hosting camp for teens

| 22/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): United World Colleges (UWC) Cayman Islands is hosting its second summer camp this year, with the goal of providing local teens the opportunity to engage with the UWC’s global mission to make education a force for peace and a sustainable future. The four-day, three-night summer ca [...]

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Kids gain more skills in Gaelic football

Kids gain more skills in Gaelic football

| 21/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The DART Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Club League continued with more action from the three age groups at the Camana Bay CIS Football Pitch and Arts and Recreation Centre (ARC) on Sunday, 11 June. Children from under-7 to under-15 squads took part in training as well as matches, both [...]

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Cayman Customs train TCI officers

Cayman Customs train TCI officers

| 21/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has been providing on-the-job training for three customs officers from the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in different aspects of the department’s operations. The training, which ran from 6-17 June, marked the first time in the Cayman Islands [...]

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Regulating the number of taxi drivers

Regulating the number of taxi drivers

| 20/06/2017 | 16 Comments
How does the government issue taxi licences? What are the criteria and is there any kind of limit on how many are issued per year or at any one time? Auntie’s answer: There is a whole process involved in obtaining a public transport permit, with a taxi licence one of six categories of permit avail [...]

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Police officer recognised for contributions to RCIPS

Police officer recognised for contributions to RCIPS

| 20/06/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Roje Williams, a police officer who has been on the job for more than 10 years, has received the Chief Officer’s Choice Award for his service from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The training sergeant knew from when he was young that he wanted to join the Royal Cayman Islands [...]

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Cayman observes World Sickle Cell Day

Cayman observes World Sickle Cell Day

| 20/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands again joined the United Nations in recognising Monday, 19 June, as World Sickle Cell Day, established in 2009 to help raise awareness of the disease as a public health concern. While screening for sickle cell disease has been in place in the Cayman Islands since [...]

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Cayman celebrates Queen’s birthday

Cayman celebrates Queen’s birthday

| 20/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday Saturday, 17 June, at Elmslie Memorial United Church. The programme included the traditional parade by the uniformed services, a royal salute and three cheers for the Queen. The celebration was moved from the tradit [...]

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Public boat ramps need to be improved

Public boat ramps need to be improved

| 19/06/2017 | 7 Comments
Why are the public launching ramps constantly kept in poor condition due to not being excavated regularly, whilst the private sector can attain excavation permits by simply going through the proper legal channels?  Is the government planning on upgrading or adding boat ramps for access to Seven Mil [...]

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Triple C celebrates class of 2017

Triple C celebrates class of 2017

| 16/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Triple C School held its high school graduation Monday, 5 June, with 34 students receiving their diplomas. The celebration for the seniors and their families actually began the previous evening, however, with a baccalaureate service where the students were inducted in the school’ [...]

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Programme for at-risk youth planned for fall

Programme for at-risk youth planned for fall

| 16/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) will be rolling out an early-intervention programme this fall for children who struggle with behaviour problems, in partnership with the Youth Anti-Crime Trust (Youth ACT). The Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) programme, developed by Canada’s [...]

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Top employee has energy to spare

Top employee has energy to spare

| 16/06/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The manager of the Internal Audit Service has earned Employee of the Month honours for May for being “most energetic”. Lauren Knight, who joined the service in 2014 and manages a team of four, has introduced standardised working papers that allow for universal reporting, and co [...]

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