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Employee’s status unexpectedly changed to contractor

Employee’s status unexpectedly changed to contractor

| 26/02/2017 | 5 Comments

Can an employer unilaterally change your contract from employee to that of an independent contractor? I work in the real estate business and my employer has just changed my contract stating that I am now an independent contractor, in essence making me a subcontractor. I have been informed that I [...]

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Red Sky set to light up the night

Red Sky set to light up the night

| 24/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The fifth annual Red Sky at Night, the celebration of Caymanian arts and culture, takes place tomorrow (25 February) on the grounds of the Harquail Theatre. One of the anchor events of Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, and a favourite of artisans and at [...]

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Taste of Cayman supports Rotaract clubs

Taste of Cayman supports Rotaract clubs

| 24/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) donated almost $2,900 to the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman and Rotaract Blue through their raffle at the recent 29th Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival, to support the clubs’ continued activities within the community. Pierre [...]

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Cyclists riding on the wrong side of the road

Cyclists riding on the wrong side of the road

| 23/02/2017 | 6 Comments

Can you help settle an intra-spousal argument? What’s the legal position on cyclists who ride their bikes into oncoming traffic? I get the logic that they can see cars coming better, but shouldn’t they be required to follow the rules of the road like everyone else?

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Crowds celebrate coconuts at festival

Crowds celebrate coconuts at festival

| 23/02/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): With organisers struggling to get people to leave, as fish was still frying in aromatic coconut oil and coconut muskets were still flying well after the 4pm closing time, the Coco Fest, still only in its second year, has claimed its rightful place on the calendar of annual even [...]

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First lionfish cull of the year set

First lionfish cull of the year set

| 23/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The first lionfish tournament of 2017 is scheduled for 25 and 26 February, with each of the invasive species that is caught analysed by the Department of Environment (DoE), and then sold to local restaurants. The event, organised under the mantle of the Cayman United Lionfish L [...]

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Rules for putting up election billboards

Rules for putting up election billboards

| 22/02/2017 | 5 Comments

I was of the understanding that there were rules concerning the signage for candidates in the upcoming election — when signage may go up and when it must be taken down. My understanding is that no signs were to go up till parliament had been dissolved and must be taken down prior to the polls o [...]

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CIS celebrates diversity of school

CIS celebrates diversity of school

| 21/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman International School (CIS) hosted its annual “International Night” on Wednesday, 15 February, in the Arts and Recreational Centre at Camana Bay, offering CIS families the opportunity to showcase the countries they represent. The school counts 32 nationalities amongst [...]

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Kids come out for Gaelic football

Kids come out for Gaelic football

| 21/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Young Gaelic football enthusiasts showed up in force for the first training session of the year, on Saturday, 11 February at the Cayman International School pitch. The “Start of Season Blitz” event for the Kids Gaelic Football Club attracted 65 children who learned about th [...]

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Nominations open for Proud of Them awards

Nominations open for Proud of Them awards

| 21/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The public is encouraged to acknowledge excellence among young people by submitting nominations for the Proud of Them award programme. Nominations are open for the next group of recipients who must be between the ages of 10 and 25 years old and deserve recognition for their ach [...]

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Can MLAs decline their salaries?

Can MLAs decline their salaries?

| 20/02/2017 | 6 Comments

Is it possible for an individual to “volunteer” for office? That is, if an individual is interested in politics and steering their country’s ship and is qualified to run as a candidate, is it possible for that person to run for office and, if elected, accept the seat with no or [...]

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Brac sports officials learn about child abuse prevention

Brac sports officials learn about child abuse prevention

| 20/02/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): A delegation from the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports travelled to Cayman Brac on Thursday, 9 February, to kick off the first in a series of child abuse prevention training sessions specifically targeting sports administrators and officials. The sessions, which [...]

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Government workers step up for good health

Government workers step up for good health

| 20/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In just 21 days, 1,209 people from 60 teams competed in the “Every Step Counts” pedometer challenge, exercising their way to a collective 179 million steps. The 920 civil servants who participated recorded 141,315,713 steps, with the remaining 289 people drawn from statutor [...]

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Acting Clerk of Court named

Acting Clerk of Court named

| 20/02/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): With the departure of Tabitha Philander on Friday, 10 February, Shiona Allenger, who had been serving both as Senior Deputy Clerk of Court and Registrar of the Financial Services Division, has been appointed Acting Clerk of Court. Allenger, a Caymanian attorney, joined Judicial [...]

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Manny Pacquiao helping young heart patients

Manny Pacquiao helping young heart patients

| 17/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is helping to facilitate free cardiac care for children from his native Philippines. Pacquiao, who together with his wife founded the Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, has teamed up with Have a Heart Cayman Islands and Health City Cay [...]

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