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Archive for July, 2016

Breastfeeding Week stresses sustainability

Breastfeeding Week stresses sustainability

| 29/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): This year’s World Breastfeeding Week focuses on how nursing mothers can play a part in achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are a blueprint for global commitment and action towards equitable development. The annual celebration, which takes place 1-7 August 2016, will serve as the foundation to raise awareness of […]

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Family appeals for help with medical bills

Family appeals for help with medical bills

| 29/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A young man, awaiting lifesaving heart and lung transplants, is appealing to the public for contributions toward accrued medical bills and future costs. Brian Rigby, 37, who lives in East End with his wife, Sonya Scott-Rigby, and their six-month-old son, Nathaniel, has been dealing with serious medical issues and mounting costs since 2011, when […]

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Government celebrates summer interns

Government celebrates summer interns

| 29/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A group of civil-service interns was recently recognised for contributions this summer, at a ceremony attended by Acting Governor Franz Manderson, ministers, chief officers, department heads and human resource managers. Out of the more than 116 interns hired this year, departments with the highest numbers included the Department of Immigration with 17, Public Works […]

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Naturalisation and same-sex marriage

Naturalisation and same-sex marriage

| 28/07/2016 | 3 Comments

Can you be naturalised through marriage to a Caymanian in a same-sex partnership? Auntie’s answer: There is nothing in the law that covers same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands so the answer would have to be no. Same-sex unions are not legally sanctioned or recognised for purposes such as pension or inheritance. Since you posted […]

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CCMI joins world environmental body

CCMI joins world environmental body

| 28/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has been admitted as a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), a subdivision of a larger environmental network – the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). With more than 2,500 members and spanning 140 countries, WCPA provides strategic advice, working with governments and other […]

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Young At Arts performers ready to take the stage

Young At Arts performers ready to take the stage

| 28/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Seven aspiring actors, dancers and musicians, who have participated this summer in the Young At Arts programme hosted by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF), will be taking the stage 5-7 August in the production of Isabel. The eight-week programme, for participants aged 12-19, trains young people in the practical disciplines of performing arts.

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Obtaining Caymanian status through marriage

Obtaining Caymanian status through marriage

| 28/07/2016 | 3 Comments

When a non-Caymanian is conferred status by virtue of marriage to a Caymanian and subsequently divorces their Caymanian spouse, can they confer their status to another non-Caymanian through marriage? Auntie’s answer: The advice on this question from an immigration official is first to check with the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board to confirm that after […]

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Rotaract Blue offers Open Arms for special-needs community

Rotaract Blue offers Open Arms for special-needs community

| 27/07/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands raised more than $20,000 at their ninth annual fundraising gala held 16 July for their Open Arms programme which was established in 2007 to enhance society’s understanding of persons with special needs and enrich these individuals’ lives. About 150 people attended the gala, which aims to shine a spotlight on the […]

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U-17 World Cup journey ends for Cayman team

U-17 World Cup journey ends for Cayman team

| 27/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The dream of advancing to the final round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-17 World Cup qualifiers in Trinidad & Tobago ended on Sunday evening (24 July) for the Cayman Islands following a 4-2 loss to defending Caribbean champions Haiti. The local squad had been in contention for the Group 2 win after […]

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TripAdvisor recognises Kittiwake for excellence

TripAdvisor recognises Kittiwake for excellence

| 27/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has again received a certificate of excellence from the TripAdvisor travel website for the Kittiwake dive site. The award celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Recipients include accommodations, eateries, and attractions located all over the world that continually deliver […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Agave Grill

Golden Spoons Review: Agave Grill

| 26/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Located off the Butterfield Roundabout and North Sound Road, you will find a quaint, cozy cantina-sharing Mexican cuisine and techniques, the only Agaveria in the Caribbean and sharp concept cocktails from a New York cocktail expert at the one and only, Agave Grill. Closed on Sundays, Agave shares the love of all things […]

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Legal responsibilities of landlords

Legal responsibilities of landlords

| 26/07/2016 | 6 Comments

Does a landlord have any liability for the acts – invading neighbours’ property, killing pets, defecating in the neighbours’ yard, general nuisance like barking, for example – of the untethered dog(s) of the landlord’s tenants? Auntie’s answer: I feel safe in assuming that you are an aggrieved tenant. I put your question to a local […]

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Gospel concert a first at Pedro Castle

Gospel concert a first at Pedro Castle

| 26/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Pedro Castle will be hosting Grammy-winner Jason Crabb in the first-ever gospel concert at that venue on 31 July. The event is being held to raise awareness for early childhood learning, with 100% of the proceeds going to a local pre-school dedicated to providing that education in Cayman. Crabb also writes children books and […]

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Community asked to run for Red Cross

Community asked to run for Red Cross

| 26/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The annual Running for Red race in support of the Cayman Islands Red Cross is set for Saturday, 27 August. Hosted by the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA), the event is open to runners and walkers of all levels. “CIIPA’s social committee is proud to host Running for Red for its fourth consecutive […]

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Paying for a parking ticket

Paying for a parking ticket

| 25/07/2016 | 10 Comments

Do I have to pay a parking ticket if the police have not entered it? Recently while I had visitors borrowing my car they got a ticket in town. They tried to pay it at the clerk of the court on the same day but the office was closed. My visitors left and three days […]

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100 Women Who Care donate $24K to AIDS Foundation

100 Women Who Care donate $24K to AIDS Foundation

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): More than 200 members of the 100 Women Who Care Cayman Islands giving circle recently voted for the Cayman Aids Foundation (CAF) to receive the almost CI$24,000 raised at their fourth meeting since the group’s inception in October 2016. Each member who attends a meeting donates $100 for the opportunity to select a beneficiary […]

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Handmade benches donated for HSA patients

Handmade benches donated for HSA patients

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Patients of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) chemotherapy unit and Merren’s Health Centre now enjoy additional seating due to a joint initiative by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise and HMP Northward. Three crafted and varnished benches were donated to the facilities in an initiative spearheaded by Rotary Sunrise in partnership […]

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Help ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Cayman’s students

Help ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Cayman’s students

| 25/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A Cayman company has kicked off its annual “Stuff the Bus” school-supply drive to help collect items for students returning to classes in August. The goal of the community drive, according to Caribbean Alliance Insurance, which spearheads the initiative, is to stuff a big yellow school bus full of donations such as backpacks, notebooks, […]

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