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 minimum wage […]

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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 for education and professional training in hurricane and disaster […]

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How is the jury pool chosen?

How is the jury pool chosen?

| 30/03/2016 | 6 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 called. Auntie’s answer: […]

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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 Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) […]

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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, 22 April.

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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, which will reach out to around 400 students in total, are government-sponsored […]

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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 impact of serious and fatal traffic […]

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