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St Matthew’s donates to Cayman Heart Fund

St Matthew’s donates to Cayman Heart Fund

(CNS Local Life): St Matthew’s University recently donated to the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) a portion of the funds collected through cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS) classes the university offers throughout the year. Qualified students taking the classes receive a certificate authorised by the American Heart Association. 

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Cayman Connection UK celebrates sixth year

Cayman Connection UK celebrates sixth year

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper last week welcomed more than 100 guests at Government House for the sixth annual Cayman Connection UK (CCUK) reception. The event, held Thursday, 15 August, brings together Caymanian students who are studying in the UK and those who are preparing to go to the UK for the first time.

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Police officer organises waterfront clean-up

Police officer organises waterfront clean-up

(CNS Local Life): Community police officers, together with staff from the National Roads Authority and the owner of a landscaping company, came together to clean an area by the waterfront that was of concern to members of the public. On Thursday, 8 August, the group cleaned the spot on North Church Street across from Bodden […]

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Cayman hosts regional postal workshop

Cayman hosts regional postal workshop

(CNS Local Life): Key postal personnel from nine regional jurisdictions participated in a week-long workshop at the George Town Public Library to better prepare for changes in postal accounting systems. The Terminal Dues and Cost Accounting Training workshop, held 12-16 August, was jointly hosted by the Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS) and the Royal Mail […]

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Ask Auntie

How does CUC calculate monthly fuel costs?

How does CUC calculate monthly fuel costs?

How does CUC determine the fuel cost multiplier used with kWh consumed to calculate the total fuel cost on the monthly bill? Auntie’s answer: A CUC representative explained how the company determines the fuel cost used as part of the calculation of monthly electric bills, and I think it best to quote the answer directly. […]

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Why is roundabout foliage such a mess?

Why is roundabout foliage such a mess?

I drive by the Hurley’s roundabout on a daily basis and I’ve noticed that it’s quite unkempt/overgrown with vegetation, and the TV monitors/screens haven’t worked in some time. Isn’t this roundabout still sponsored by DMS? If not, shouldn’t the NRA or another company maintain it better as the overgrowth does hinder adequate visibility? Auntie’s answer: […]

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What happens if a Caymanian business partner dies?

What happens if a Caymanian business partner dies?

Hypothetically, a micro business is set up with the required 60% Caymanian, 40% non-Caymanian. There are just two people involved, and it’s going along nicely, but the Caymanian sadly passes away. What becomes of the business and the non-Caymanian’s status both in the business and on the island? Auntie’s answer: The Local Companies (Control) Law […]

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Are airport taxis still charging a flat rate?

Are airport taxis still charging a flat rate?

Can you clarify whether the flat rate taxi fares from the airport are still in effect? Or did those change? The previous rate sheet had a separate section for rates from the airport, which were a little bit lower than if you calculate by the mile.  Auntie’s answer: This question came as a comment on […]

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Sports

Men’s rugby team set for tournament debut

Men’s rugby team set for tournament debut

(CNS Local Life): The FFP Cayman National Men’s XV squad will be competing for the first time at the Americas Rugby Challenge (ARCh) from 23 August-1 September in Medellin, Colombia. The ARCh enables second-tier countries like Cayman to progress further in the sport of rugby. Cayman qualified for the tournament with a 58-14 drubbing of […]

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Gerry Kirkconnell honoured with Little League award

Gerry Kirkconnell honoured with Little League award

(CNS Local Life): Local businessman and community leader, Gerry Kirkconnell, was surprised at a recent Cayman Islands Little League (CILL) reunion event when founder JC Calhoun called his name to present the George Rivers Award, a longstanding tradition that has been revived to recognise CILL volunteers. The award was created to honour dedicated, long-serving CILL […]

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Lauren Hew carries flag as Pan Am Games conclude

Lauren Hew carries flag as Pan Am Games conclude

(CNS Local Life): The XVIII Pan American Games Lima 2019 officially ended Sunday, with thousands of athletes and spectators attending the two-hour-long closing ceremony at Lima’s National Stadium, themed “Dance of Diversity”. The event closed out the 17-day Games in which 6,000 athletes from 41 nations took part.

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Cayman’s athletes close out Pan Am Games

Cayman’s athletes close out Pan Am Games

(CNS Local Life): Swimmer John Bodden took part in the final event for Cayman at the Pan Am Games, competing in the 1,500m freestyle Saturday, 10 August. While failing to qualify out of his heat, he did record a personal best of 16:16.31, cutting 20 seconds off his previous fastest time. Overall, he finished 16th […]

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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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Up close with: Carol Hay

Up close with: Carol Hay

(CNS Local Life): Carol Hay officially started her pepper jelly business in 2007 after what began as a hobby two years earlier. Experimenting with various ingredients and amounts, she finally perfected the secret recipe to her iconic jelly, which includes a blend of home-grown Scotch bonnet and four other peppers, plus 16 more ingredients. Still […]

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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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HR just the ticket for police employee

HR just the ticket for police employee

| 16/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Aaliyah Johnson is honest about the fact that she had no idea what she wanted to do professionally when she first walked through the doors of RCIPS headquarters seven years ago as a student intern from CIFEC. “At that point the most direction I had was a curiosity about working in forensics, […]

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Interns gain healthcare experience at HSA

Interns gain healthcare experience at HSA

| 16/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This year’s summer internship programme at the Health Services Authority (HSA) is providing on-the-job training for 91 students considering careers in healthcare. The 2019 internship programme, running from 1 June to 15 September, had been revamped to provide select students with quality work experience that aligned with their interests and career aspirations.

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DCI hosting AML workshop

DCI hosting AML workshop

| 15/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) is hosting an anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing capacity building workshop today (Thursday, 15 August) for dealers in precious metals and stones. The workshop is taking place at the Government Administration Building, from 5pm to 7pm.

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Governor Long laid to rest in official funeral

Governor Long laid to rest in official funeral

| 15/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Members of Cayman’s community, from government officials to friends and neighbours, came out to celebrate the life of Athel Charles Ethelwulf Long, the first governor of the Islands, Wednesday, 14 August, at a service held at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church in Savannah. The official funeral, reserved for current and former post-holders […]

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Scholarship recipient heading to Southampton University

Scholarship recipient heading to Southampton University

| 14/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Island Heritage Insurance Company has awarded its 2019 Educational Grant to Hugh Dontaye Thomas, who already has an associate’s degree in business administration from the University College of the Cayman Islands, graduating with a GPA of 3.08, and has been accepted at the University of Southampton to study Accounting and Finance.

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Official funeral for first Governor Athel Long

Official funeral for first Governor Athel Long

| 13/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The official funeral to commemorate the life of Athel Charles Ethelwulf Long, Cayman’s first governor, is being held Wednesday, 14 August, at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church on Pedro Castle Road, Savannah, with interment to follow at Eden Cemetery (across from Pedro St James). As a former governor, Long, who passed away […]

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