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Date set for ‘Cayman National Parade of Lights’

Date set for ‘Cayman National Parade of Lights’

(CNS Local Life): Cayman National has signed on as the title sponsor of a mainstay of the holiday season, which has now been renamed the ‘Cayman National Parade of Lights’. This annual event, which is free for all to attend, will be held this year on Saturday, 7 December, at Camana Bay from 6:00pm to […]

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Water Authority scholarships awarded

Water Authority scholarships awarded

(CNS Local Life): Water Authority – Cayman has awarded scholarships this year to Alexander Elias and Kaled Giron. The authority’s scholarship, worth up to CI$30,000, is given to suitably qualified Caymanians to obtain an undergraduate academic or technical/vocational degree or diploma in a field of study relevant to the WA’s work, the authority said in […]

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Albino baby turtle found on 7MB

Albino baby turtle found on 7MB

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Environment turtle team made a rare find last week during a nest excavation, officials reported on social media this week. An albino sea turtle hatchling was found during a nest excavation, which was released into the sea along with his siblings at nightfall. DoE researchers said that so far […]

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Second healthcare team heads to Bahamas

Second healthcare team heads to Bahamas

(CNS Local Life): As the first team of healthcare professionals deployed to the Bahamas for two weeks to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, they were replace by a second team, who flew to the islands devastated by the catastrophic storm to support to that country’s healthcare workers. The team members include Dr Gilbertha […]

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Does DEH test for H2S at landfill?

Does DEH test for H2S at landfill?

Does the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) regularly test for carbons or hydrogen sulphide at the landfill? I read an article that children should not be within 5km of a landfill due to toxic pollutants in the air which is of great concern.   Auntie’s answer: First of all, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) smells like rotten eggs, […]

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What to do about unwelcome cullers?

What to do about unwelcome cullers?

Every day this week there have been cullers, armed with guns, on my property. They have arrived on foot, by car, parking on my land, and even by boat. They do not ask permission. They are uninvited, unwelcome, and trespassing. I have to tell them to leave — I do not like confronting armed men. […]

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Are there rules for leaving garbage out?

Are there rules for leaving garbage out?

I have noticed a few things when the garbage trucks come in the morning to pick up the trash in my neighbourhood. If the trash bins are not outside the enclosure, they don’t bother emptying them and if they do, they don’t put them back where they belong and instead just leave them lying around by […]

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Why haven’t interest rates decreased?

Why haven’t interest rates decreased?

Why is it that within days of the Fed increasing interest rates the local banks are notifying us that their rates will increase yet it’s been about a month since the Fed announced a decrease (of 0.25 percentage points to 5.25%) and we haven’t heard anything? Can we expect a decrease? Auntie’s answer: I contacted […]

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Seniors give free yoga a go

Seniors give free yoga a go

(CNS Local Life): Seniors over the age of 60 are being given a chance throughout this year’s Older Persons Month to give yoga a try, after a local studio offered free Seniors Chair Yoga classes in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The 45-minute classes are being held every Friday throughout […]

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Scotts top squash league

Scotts top squash league

(CNS): Scott’s Equipment are riding high at the top of the Bakertilly Corporate Squash League with 247 points after the second week of play under the new scoring system. Walkers were matched against PWC, while PMG played Bedell Cristin and Scotts Equipment took on Bakertilly. Grant Thornton were on the bench this week.

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Cayman riders excel in dressage competition

Cayman riders excel in dressage competition

(CNS Local Life): Five Cayman dressage riders bagged a number of first place ribbons at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Dressage Team show held at Epiphany Farms near Atlanta, Georgia. The Cayman riders participated alongside their three American teammates as members of the High Point Farm IEA Dressage Team.

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Revamped match-play spices up squash

Revamped match-play spices up squash

(CNS): The Bakertilly Corporate Squash League hit the ground running last Thursday at the South Sound Squash Club, with the teams coming out swinging, organisers said. With a change in match play, where teams now ratchet up scores from points gained by individual players rather than for winning games, the league become more exciting and […]

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Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

(CNS Local Life): At age 24, Joshua Dilbert has already written and published two books, starting his first novel, The Mordenham Acres, when he was only 18. Always interested in writing, he is continuing to hone his craft while working fulltime in customer service at the Cayman National Bank branch on Cayman Brac, where Dilbert […]

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Up close with: Wellesley Howell

Up close with: Wellesley Howell

(CNS Local Life): Wellesley Howell first came to Cayman from Jamaica in 1958, at the invitation of bandleader S. E. Nembhard, who had heard of Mr Howell’s prowess on the saxophone back in Jamaica. What started as a six-month gig turned into a lifetime and then some in Grand Cayman, with Mr Howell making a […]

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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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Lighthouse School students pass C&G exams

Lighthouse School students pass C&G exams

| 08/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Six students at the Lighthouse School have sat and passed the Level 1 City and Guild examinations. Ashaunti Bodden, Cruz Evans, Shakia Scott, Trina Greenidge, Callum O’Brien and Dayan Powery each sat English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics on 18 June 2019, and collectively achieved a total of five merits and two […]

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Older Persons Month Ambassadors

Older Persons Month Ambassadors

| 08/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Four Caymanians over the age of 65 have been chosen as Older Persons Month Ambassadors by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). DCFS Director Paulinda Mendoza Williams said that John E. Ebanks, Beulah McField, McFarlane Conolly and Idalee Scott “were selected because of their outstanding community service track records”.

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DoA helps ‘feed the nation’, governor says

DoA helps ‘feed the nation’, governor says

| 08/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper said the Department of Agriculture (DoA) played “an important role in providing local farmers with the tools which will enable them to feed the nation”, following a tour of the department last month. Noting that agriculture was “a crucial part of our livelihood in the Cayman Islands”, Roper said […]

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11 women among 22 new RCIPS officers

11 women among 22 new RCIPS officers

| 07/10/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Twenty-two new RCIPS officers, the second recruit class of 2019, officially graduated from basic training on Thursday, 26 September. They have now been assigned to police duties, where they will receive on-the-job training with an experienced officer and will be assessed for their suitability for independent patrolling. Continuous assessments throughout their two-year […]

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CUC bucket trucks to help protect bats

CUC bucket trucks to help protect bats

| 07/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): With local bats battling against extinction, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has enlisted the help of Grand Cayman’s power provider to reinstate its Bat Conservation Programme to help support all nine native species. CUC will be providing bucket trucks to help install special bat houses to keep the animals way from people’s […]

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RCIPS officers’ 30 years of service

RCIPS officers’ 30 years of service

| 03/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three police officers recently celebrated 30 years of service to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. In August 1989, Police Inspector Rudolph Gordon, Police Inspector Eustace Joseph and Senior Police Constable Stephen Myers joined our ranks after being trained locally as police constables, an RCIPS release said.

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BritCay supports Heart Health

BritCay supports Heart Health

| 01/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) will be celebrating World Heart Day on Sunday, 29 September, with ‘Light the Sky Red’ at Camana Bay, when everyone is encouraged to come out wearing red and watch the sky light red in honour of the Heart Warriors and Heart Heroes. CHF is also promoting its […]

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Craft Market celebrates 19 years

Craft Market celebrates 19 years

| 01/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Craft Market celebrated its 19-year anniversary last month, having first been established in 2000 at the old Almond Tree Restaurant site (on North Church Street). The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) acquired the Market in 2005 and shortly afterwards it was relocated to its current South Church Street location only five […]

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Caymanian is new rehab dept deputy

Caymanian is new rehab dept deputy

| 30/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Melissa Rivas’ position as deputy director for the Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR) has been made permanent after acting in the position for the last two years. The Ministry of Home Affairs which oversees the department said in a release that its role is to work with adult offenders to help them […]

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Shakespeare comes to Cayman for one night

Shakespeare comes to Cayman for one night

| 26/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Theatre lovers have a rare opportunity to enjoy a live Shakespeare play on Tuesday, 1 October, when students from the University of Cambridge take to the boards of the Harquail Studio theatre with a production of The Comedy of Errors. This one-night show, produced by a group of 17 actors, directors and […]

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Response leaders train for coordinated approach

Response leaders train for coordinated approach

| 26/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Senior managers from a range of first response agencies in the Cayman Islands completed a three-day strategic level Incident Command Systems (ICS) training course this month. ICS is a system designed to be used or applied from the time an incident occurs until the requirement for management and operations no longer exists. […]

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