Archive for April, 2016

Private use of government vehicles

Private use of government vehicles

| 29/04/2016 | 28 Comments

What is the government policy on using vehicles belonging to government and its statutory authorities for personal errands and to pick up directors’ children from school using staff as drivers? Auntie’s answer: While you asked two questions, they are really just different parts of the same issue, which is the use of government vehicles for non-work-related […]

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Divers hit the beaches for Earth Day

Divers hit the beaches for Earth Day

| 29/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Dive industry leaders say it is a 365-day commitment to keep Cayman’s environment a major tourist attraction that draws visitors from around the world. However, hundreds of volunteers made a special effort on Earth Day, 16 April, to tidy up beaches, roads and reefs as part of the annual cleanup in recognition of that […]

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Cayman U-15 tourney scores with international lineup

Cayman U-15 tourney scores with international lineup

| 29/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A dozen youth football teams are putting their final touches on preparations for the Cayman Airways Invitational Youth Football Cup, which kicks off here on 10 May. The tournament, organised by the West Bay Sports Foundation, has attracted under-15 squads from England, the US, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

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Child Month focuses on positive future for kids

Child Month focuses on positive future for kids

| 29/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): This May marks the 20th observance of Child Month, an annual series of events and family activities that help raise awareness of the important role of the community in making the Cayman Islands a better place for children. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has once again partnered with other government and […]

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UWC names 2016 Caymanian scholars

UWC names 2016 Caymanian scholars

| 28/04/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The United World Colleges (UWC) global educational movement will enrol three more Caymanian students in August, with the local national committee selecting Ayanda Jones, Julian Menko and Chanelle Scott as its 2016 scholars. During the two-year pre-university International Baccalaureate diploma programme, they will live and study alongside young people from diverse cultures and backgrounds […]

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Raffle winner has ticket to drive

Raffle winner has ticket to drive

| 28/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): One lucky ticket holder won a new car at the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise annual raffle drawing held Saturday, 16 April. Grand prize winner Jirarat Phelps claimed the 2016 Audi Q5, with club president Christine Mathews handing her the keys. Andrew Barker won the second prize of a weekend getaway to any […]

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Prison Service sows goodwill with gardening help

Prison Service sows goodwill with gardening help

| 28/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As part of Corrections Week activities, HM Cayman Islands Prison Service has assisted neighbours in need. A 99-year-old woman and her 78-year-old daughter live in a home in Northward, but have been unable to do any gardening themselves because of age and health concerns. Subsequently, the yard had become overgrown and hazardous for the ladies […]

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The legality of carrying pepper spray

The legality of carrying pepper spray

| 27/04/2016 | 12 Comments

What’s the position on carrying pepper spray or other such small items (not guns) for personal protection in Cayman? Auntie’s answer: This is a very interesting question, the answer to which I think could probably affect many people. I certainly understand the need to feel safe and to be able to protect yourself, but it […]

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Customs Department lauds retiring officer

Customs Department lauds retiring officer

| 27/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Retiring Senior Customs Officer William Watson was celebrated for his commitment and dedication over 33 years in government service at an event held at the department’s headquarters earlier this month. He was also lauded for using his considerable technical and automotive expertise on government’s behalf.

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Deadline nears to submit names of scuba pioneers

Deadline nears to submit names of scuba pioneers

| 27/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The public has until Friday, 29 April to nominate a scuba diving pioneer for consideration as a local honouree at this year’s International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF). This is the first time that members of the public are being asked to nominate a local diving legend for the honour. The Ministry of […]

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