Archive for March, 2016

Requirements for travelling to Cuba

Requirements for travelling to Cuba

| 31/03/2016 | 6 Comments
Do you need a visa to go to Cuba? Are there any other travel requirements? Auntie’s answer: Too bad we didn’t get this question before the Rolling Stones played in Havana; I could have weaved my answer around attending that historic concert. The short answer is that you do need to get a visa to [...]

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How does the minimum wage affect a flat salary?

How does the minimum wage affect a flat salary?

| 31/03/2016 | 2 Comments
Does the minimum wage take precedence over a flat wage/salary? Auntie’s answer: Yes, it does. The salary has to equate to the mandated minimum wage when calculated on an hourly rate. As explained by an officer at the Department of Labour and Pensions, “The fixed salary has to be no less than the [...]

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CIFEC students sail through internship programme

CIFEC students sail through internship programme

| 30/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Four students from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) last week completed their internship at Red Sail Sports. The students, who had been taking part in the Year 12 Internship Programme, had been working at the watersports company since September. [...]

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Government officials attend hurricane conference

Government officials attend hurricane conference

| 30/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): As part of the preparation leading up to this year’s hurricane season, which begins 1 June, a delegation of public officials, led by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, attended the 2016 National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Florida. The conference, held 21-24 March, is the premier forum f [...]

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How is the jury pool chosen?

How is the jury pool chosen?

| 30/03/2016 | 5 Comments
Would you please investigate and dispel the myth that being listed as a registered elector does not automatically put one on the jury pool list? Those already in the jury pool are seemingly there for other reasons and often get called upon again and again, while many longtime voters have never been [...]

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Missed the deadline for permanent residency application

Missed the deadline for permanent residency application

| 29/03/2016 | 16 Comments
I am a civil servant who has worked here for 10 years now under government contract. When I made the decision to apply for permanent residency, which is a very big life decision, I was four months past the period allowed to apply. I was told that at this time I have lost my right […] [...]

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Courts celebrate work of CIFEC interns

Courts celebrate work of CIFEC interns

| 29/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A ceremony was held at court on Tuesday, 22 March, as a mark of appreciation for nine students who have been interning with the Judicial Administration for the past six months. The youngsters, who were presented with certificates, are part of the Year 12 Internship Programme at the Cayman Isl [...]

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National Trust seeks community support for Earth Day

National Trust seeks community support for Earth Day

| 29/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): In celebration of Earth Day 2016, the National Trust is looking for help from more than 300 volunteers and companies to raise awareness and collect money for its important environmental and education programmes. Volunteers will be located at 50 locations from West Bay to North Side on Friday, [...]

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Prospect Primary students get taste of Cayman culture

Prospect Primary students get taste of Cayman culture

| 29/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Primary school children across Grand Cayman have been enjoying some traditional fun and games thanks to Cayman Traditional Arts’ (CTA) roving group of dedicated instructors who have been travelling across the island sharing their knowledge with Cayman’s young people. The half-day camps, w [...]

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Road-safety film targets young drivers

Road-safety film targets young drivers

| 29/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS and Cayman 27 will be screening their safe-driving documentary, “Road Impact: Cayman Islands” for Year 11 students at John Gray High School on 4 April, after showing it at Clifton Hunter this week.  The documentary was entirely shot and produced in Cayman, and looks at the impa [...]

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New catboat launches hope for future fleet

New catboat launches hope for future fleet

| 28/03/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The first catboat built from scratch in the Cayman Islands in more than 20 years was launched from behind the Cayman Catboat Club in George Town on Easter Monday. The Dignity was designed, crafted and built by Jerris Miller and his son NJ, with the help of Kenny Ebanks, and has already raised [...]

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Kittiwake museum exhibit to open under the sea

Kittiwake museum exhibit to open under the sea

| 23/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the sinking of the Kittiwake, the site’s organising committee is preparing an underwater museum at the wreck. Since the ship was sunk 5 January 2011, the site has not only attracted divers but also has been establishing itself as a habitat for marin [...]

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Cayman Academy hosts careers fair

Cayman Academy hosts careers fair

| 23/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): For the first time in its 50-year history as a secondary school, Cayman Academy has hosted a careers fair for its students and seniors from other interested schools. All together, 11 organisations took the opportunity to exhibit and offer career advice at the fair, held Monday, 21 March, in t [...]

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Why no change when paying for airport parking?

Why no change when paying for airport parking?

| 23/03/2016 | 4 Comments
Why doesn’t the ticket machine at the airport give change? Is that legal? Auntie’s answer: I must admit that after reading your question, I was all set to rant and rave about the state of the airport parking-ticket-payment machine at Owen Roberts. Anyone who has been in Cayman longer than a few [...]

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Football ‘old-timers’ put on cleats for charity

Football ‘old-timers’ put on cleats for charity

| 23/03/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): In the spirit of giving, George Town and West Bay football veterans who might be better expected to be watching from the stands, are instead stepping onto the pitch at McField Stadium (formerly the Annex) Saturday, 26 March in a rematch of a game played last month. Dubbed a “grudge” match [...]

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