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Wants refund on school fees

Wants refund on school fees

| 20/09/2018 | 1 Comment
I have enrolled my three young children in one of the private schools in West Bay. We weren’t happy with the school and transferred them back to their old school but the West Bay school is telling us that they have a rule of no refund. We paid an annual tuition fee for all three […] [...]

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OfReg’s oversight of water companies

OfReg’s oversight of water companies

| 20/09/2018 | 15 Comments
(Auntie): On Monday I answered a question from a reader who had received an eye-popping bill from Cayman Water (see Consumer hit with US$25K water bill), and said that I had contacted the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) for its input and would let readers know when I heard from th [...]

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Roma ready for football season

Roma ready for football season

| 19/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(Cayman Sports Buzz): Fresh off a second-place finish in the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Premier League last season, Roma United Sports Club is looking to build on that performance while building its youth programme. The men’s team has started training for the 2018/19 campaign under [...]

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Regulating use of spear guns

Regulating use of spear guns

| 18/09/2018 | 3 Comments
What are the current laws on importing spear guns or spear gun parts? Can any Caymanian with a clean police record obtain a spear gun licence? Auntie’s answer: I contacted the Department of Environment (DoE) and an official explained that the spear gun licensing programme is being updated to take [...]

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CCMI internships for budding ocean scientists

CCMI internships for budding ocean scientists

| 18/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently secured a three-year grant to support young local students who are interested in the ocean sciences. The new Ocean Science Scholars programme, funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, includes two internship [...]

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IMAC awards six scholarships

IMAC awards six scholarships

| 18/09/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Six students have been granted scholarships this year through a fund formed by the Insurance Managers Association Cayman (IMAC). These new awards bring the number of full-time students being supported to 20. Erin Brosnihan, director of the IMAC Educational Scholarship Fund, congrat [...]

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Boys open primary football season

Boys open primary football season

| 18/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(PFL) With the girls successfully kicking-off the new primary school football competition this past Saturday, the boys now take centre stage. The 2018 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) opening rally takes place this Saturday, 22 September, beginning at 9am at the traditional home of local football, [...]

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CIFEC career fair highlights internships

CIFEC career fair highlights internships

| 18/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) will be holding a career fair Friday, 21 September. At the event, Year 12 students will be able to connect with employers offering internship opportunities for this school term. These unpaid positions would run from October 2018 t [...]

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Will statutory authorities’ staff get pay rises?

Will statutory authorities’ staff get pay rises?

| 17/09/2018 | 2 Comments
Regarding the cost-of-living pay increase for civil servants (see Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike), would you find out if employees of statutory authorities will also be getting raises? Auntie’s answer: The short answer is the increase is not automatic for statutory authorities and go [...]

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New knees for videographer

New knees for videographer

| 17/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): An American videographer based in Honduras recently underwent bilateral knee replacement at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) and can now walk freely without pain. Tim Blanton’s painful condition led him to consult with orthopedic surgeon Dr Alwin Almeida, and specialist in joint [...]

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CUC breaks ground on SMB substation

CUC breaks ground on SMB substation

| 17/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Seven Mile Beach (SMB) substation. The SMB corridor will get “enhanced reliability and sustainability” when the new gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substation is completed, which is expected by [...]

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Cayman Prep retains opening rally title

Cayman Prep retains opening rally title

| 17/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(GPFL): The young ladies from Cayman Prep retained the CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) opening rally title this past Saturday, 15 September, at the Annex Field after going unbeaten in round-robin play. Taking a slightly different approach this year, the GPFL coaches decided to implement [...]

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YCLA 2018 finalists announced

YCLA 2018 finalists announced

| 17/09/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation announced the names of the five finalists for the 2018 Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA) in a release on Monday morning, saying the YCLA Selection Committee chose the finalists “after a careful, in-depth review of the nominations [...]

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Consumer hit with US$25K water bill

Consumer hit with US$25K water bill

| 17/09/2018 | 81 Comments
I just received a whopping US$25,000 water bill from Cayman Water due to a water pipe break on the outside of my home. I contacted Cayman Water to ask why they did not bother to contact me when they saw my bill increase from the normal $80 average that I pay per month and why couldn’t […] [...]

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Theresa Pitcairn takes on role in Caribbean Football Union

Theresa Pitcairn takes on role in Caribbean Football Union

| 17/09/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands attorney Theresa Pitcairn has been appointed administrative consultant of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), succeeding former general secretary Neil Cochrane, whose contract ended 31 July 2018. Cochrane had stayed on with the organisation for an additional month t [...]

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