Archive for June, 2016

Catching unlawful drivers in the act

Catching unlawful drivers in the act

| 30/06/2016 | 10 Comments

If I have a dash cam and caught (a driver overtaking illegally) on camera, can I submit it to the RCIPS for evidence to issue them a ticket? Auntie’s answer: Yes, you can, but there is a process you have to go through. If you saw a violation and captured that on dash cam footage, […]

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Hollywood horror flick to premiere at CayFilm

Hollywood horror flick to premiere at CayFilm

| 30/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Expected summer blockbuster Lights Out will premiere at the CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival this weekend, a few weeks before it is released in US theatres. The Warner Bros/New Line Cinema short film turned feature-length horror movie screens at the Regal Camana Bay cinema on Saturday, 2 July at 10pm in one theatre only. The […]

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Clifton Hunter celebrates graduating class

Clifton Hunter celebrates graduating class

| 30/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Clifton Hunter High School (CHHS) held its graduation Thursday, 23 June 2016, celebrating the academic achievements of its senior class. At the ceremony, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson presented awards to talented young Caymanians Corey Lyn and Catherine Marika Scotland. Lyn received the Governor’s Award, which is given to a student who has shown significant improvement […]

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RCIPS and Youth ACT take crime prevention to the schools

RCIPS and Youth ACT take crime prevention to the schools

| 30/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Six officers with the RCIPS Neighbourhood Policing Department (NPD) recently participated in daylong crime awareness and prevention events for youth at both Clifton Hunter and John Gray high schools.  Organised by the Youth Anti-Crime Trust (Youth ACT) for the fourth straight year, the events feature presentations by local police and prison officers, crime-prevention activists […]

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Validity of overseas disabled tags

Validity of overseas disabled tags

| 29/06/2016 | 1 Comment

I’ll be visiting Grand Cayman later this year. Can I use my UK disabled parking permit in the car I will be renting during my stay? Auntie’s answer: I am happy to report that not only can you use your UK permit, but also the process to enable its use is very straightforward. I consulted […]

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Cayman swimmers competing in Caribbean championships

Cayman swimmers competing in Caribbean championships

| 29/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands national swim team left this week for the Bahamas to participate in the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships, which runs from 29 June-2 July for the pool competition and 3-5 July for open-water events. The team of 22 comprises 17 swimmers, two officials and three staff (two coaches and a chaperone), with […]

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U-20 National Team in Haiti for World Cup qualifiers

U-20 National Team in Haiti for World Cup qualifiers

| 29/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Under-20 Boys’ National Football Team has travelled to Haiti to compete in the first round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-20 World Cup qualifiers, which are scheduled for 29 June-3 July in Port-au-Prince. Part of Group 3, the Cayman Islands will play Bermuda today, 29 June at 4pm; Anguilla on Friday, 1 July […]

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Lions Club raffle winner drives off with new car

Lions Club raffle winner drives off with new car

| 29/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Lions Club of Grand Cayman capped off its major fundraiser, “Benzarama 2016”, with a celebration at Lions Community Centre that included picking a raffle winner for a new car and music by local DJ “Super C” and the Regeneration Band. At the grand finale event, held 25 June, in addition to naming the winner […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Casa 43

Golden Spoons Review: Casa 43

| 29/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Nestled in a quaint little spot behind the Copper Falls building, Casa 43 offers authentic Mexican cuisine with flares of the island intertwined.  The concept is pretty simple: tiny restaurant with reasonably priced, locally sourced products and the freshest margarita you can find on Grand Cayman. Maybe it’s the lime zest that puts […]

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Jamaica’s Cavalier stuns Tottenham in Youth Cup finals

Jamaica’s Cavalier stuns Tottenham in Youth Cup finals

| 28/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cavalier Soccer Club lifted the Cayman Airways U-14 Invitational Youth Cup after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in an entertaining final at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex held Saturday, 25 June. Cavalier SC, coached by Raymond Watson, started aggressively from the opening whistle. This style paid dividends when forward Shanthamoi Brown scored in the fifth […]

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Cayman students at international water seminar

Cayman students at international water seminar

| 28/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Four students are representing the Cayman Islands at the Rotary International World Affairs Seminar in the US state of Wisconsin. The Water Authority-Cayman (WAC) has provided $2,500 in sponsorship for Charles Panton, Shamelia McPherson, Liana DaCosta and Bianca Rego-Ramos, who are attending the conference, which runs through 1 July and is themed “Water: A […]

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Fraser brothers in swimming documentary at CayFilm

Fraser brothers in swimming documentary at CayFilm

| 28/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Olympic swimmers and brothers, Brett and Shaune Fraser, are among athletes featured in The Black Line, a documentary to be shown at the CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival, taking place from 1-4 July. The filmmakers, Joshua Bratter and Stan Jakubowicz, will be in Cayman to talk about the making of the swimming documentary, […]

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Civil servants get leadership training

Civil servants get leadership training

| 28/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): At the invitation of Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, 100 top civil service managers took part in a workshop last week to refresh their leadership skills. Vince Molinaro, speaker, facilitator and author of The Leadership Contract led the seminar, which was held 22 June at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

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New speed limit ignored on West Bay Road

New speed limit ignored on West Bay Road

| 27/06/2016 | 7 Comments

When will the police start enforcing the 25 mph speed limit on the “old” West Bay Road? I was doing around 25 mph this morning when a bus came up behind my car and stayed way too close before overtaking (illegal I believe?) and after giving me the finger (yes, that’s CaymanKind for you) rushed […]

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John Gray takes U-15 cricket crown

John Gray takes U-15 cricket crown

| 27/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): John Gray High School has won the 2016 Mourant Ozannes secondary schools under-15 cricket competition, beating St Ignatius Catholic School by 10 wickets during the final match at Smith Road Oval. The competition, sponsored by international law firm Mourant Ozannes, bowled off on 2 May with four participating schools – John Gray, Clifton Hunter […]

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CIS students work to protect starfish

CIS students work to protect starfish

| 27/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A group of Cayman International School grade seven students has devoted their time, energy and resources into educating the public on how to handle starfish properly. The students, known as the Starfish Protection Squad, took special interest in the Red Cushion Sea Star in their “Ecology and the Environment” science unit.

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Camana Bay Aquatic Club ends year with a splash

Camana Bay Aquatic Club ends year with a splash

| 27/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC) recently celebrated the end of the 2015-16 swim year with an awards ceremony at the Arts and Recreation Centre of Cayman International School. At the gathering, the club gave special recognition to some of its swimmers for their outstanding achievements, including Sabine Ellison, who was honoured as CBAC’s Swimmer […]

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Bodden Town Library gets new name

Bodden Town Library gets new name

| 27/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Bodden Town Library has been renamed the Vernon L. Jackson Library and Learning Centre following a ceremony honouring the man who his family describes as “an enigma…a man before his time, but also a man of his time…a gentle man, and a gentleman.” The 87-year-old career civil servant, who later became Cayman’s first […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.