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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Attorney recognised for volunteer work

Attorney recognised for volunteer work

| 26/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Attorney Benjamin Woolf has received the Lee A. Freeman award for volunteering his legal services to the local community, as part of the Family Resource Centre’s (FRC) Legal Befrienders clinic. FRC programme coordinator Miriam Foster explained the award is named in honour of a much-valued volunteer.

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Unhappy with ineffective strata board

Unhappy with ineffective strata board

| 26/04/2016 | 1 Comment

I have a nice little condo in a small development but the strata board is weak, the chairman rude and ineffectual, and the common areas untidy and uncared for. It is starting to affect the value and enjoyment of my property. The majority of other owners are either uninterested or just don’t care as they […]

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Community comes out to boost DG’s charity event

Community comes out to boost DG’s charity event

| 26/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Walkers and runners turned out in force Sunday, 24 April, for the 2016 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, raising money to help Cayman Heart Fund buy a new ambulance. The early-morning charity challenge attracted more than 1,000 registered participants and a large crowd of cheering well-wishers.

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Youth Flex completes 39th season on air

Youth Flex completes 39th season on air

| 26/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Youth Flex radio show will sign off on its 39th season on Wednesday, 27 April, with a focus on the upcoming elections. Representatives from the Elections Office will join the panel to encourage young voters to register for the 2017 general elections.

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Long-serving prison officers honoured

Long-serving prison officers honoured

| 26/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two senior prison officers who have been with HM Cayman Islands Prison Service since 1981 will be honoured during the 35th anniversary celebrations being held from 24-30 April. Acting deputy director – rehabilitation Richard Barton and deputy director Claira Range, who is in charge of HMP Fairbanks, are the Prison Service’s longest-serving employees and […]

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Concern over traffic safety in neighbourhood

Concern over traffic safety in neighbourhood

| 25/04/2016 | 2 Comments

To which department, and to who, can I address urgent pleas for installation of traffic-calming measures? I live in Snug Harbour, and my house backs onto Palm Heights Drive which drivers use at great speed – my gardeners who come once a month refuse to even use that road to get to me! Drivers fly […]

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New York has the touch at Cayman rugby tournament

New York has the touch at Cayman rugby tournament

| 25/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CRFU): Attracting competitors from New York, Washington, Houston and Jamaica, games were played all day at the recent inaugural Cayman International Touch Tournament 2016, with the teams from the Big Apple eventually making a clean sweep. There was also time for a mini-tournament for the youth of Cayman to demonstrate their touch skills. In the […]

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CIFEC students earn certifications

CIFEC students earn certifications

| 25/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Students of the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) have completed the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) training courses in basic food hygiene and cosmetology. The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman sponsored the training for 50 participants. To date, 44 students have taken advantage of this opportunity, with the remaining six participants scheduled for […]

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