Archive for August, 2016

Elections Office begins voter count

Elections Office begins voter count

| 31/08/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): More than 160 Elections Office enumerators started the process of going door to door Saturday, 27 August, to ensure a proper count of voters on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Elections officials will conduct this exercise through the end of September, visiting all buildings in the Cayman Islands to obtain a thorough […]

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Cayman gets new Miss Teen after three-year wait

Cayman gets new Miss Teen after three-year wait

| 31/08/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Liana DaCosta has been crowned Miss Teen Cayman Islands for 2016, at a pageant held Saturday, 27 August at the Lions Centre. The 16-year-old from Bodden Town also took home the awards for academic excellence, Miss Photogenic and best in gown. The contest returned after a three-year hiatus, with seven young women taking part.

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Cambridge brings Shakespeare to Cayman

Cambridge brings Shakespeare to Cayman

| 31/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Drama Society will be hosting the Cambridge American Shakespeare Tour (CAST) for their first visit to the Cayman Islands, as they mark the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death. CAST, which was established under the patronage of Dame Judi Dench in 2000, is one of the major international theatre tours of Cambridge […]

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Regional nursing conference promotes education

Regional nursing conference promotes education

| 31/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Ministry of Health played host to a Caribbean-wide nursing conference last week, with chief nursing officers and nursing council chairs from across the region attending. The 43rd annual general meeting of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB), held 23-25 August, at which a CARICOM representative also sat in, was convened to discuss […]

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Cars missing front licence plates

Cars missing front licence plates

| 30/08/2016 | 9 Comments

What is the situation with the growing number of vehicles on the road which don’t show a licence plate on the front? Is this allowed? Has the law changed? Auntie’s answer: The legal situation with displaying licence plates remains the same. A contact at the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) explained that there […]

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Hoping to import exotic pet for kids

Hoping to import exotic pet for kids

| 30/08/2016 | 22 Comments

I have been having a hard time finding any information regarding the import of “exotic” pets to the Cayman Islands. I have searched the agriculture documentation but was unable to find information regarding primates (specifically marmoset, capuchin and sugar gliders) and also miniature pigs. My kids have recently visited a family in the USA which […]

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‘Stuff The Bus’ campaign delivers for students in need

‘Stuff The Bus’ campaign delivers for students in need

| 30/08/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A three-week-long donation drive has brought in thousands of school supplies for families whose children need assistance. The Caribbean Alliance Insurance and Hurley’s Media “Stuff the Bus” campaign collected 3,738 items that were presented to the Department of Children and Family Services, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Special Needs Foundation to hand […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Bread & Chocolate

Golden Spoons Review: Bread & Chocolate

| 29/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Situated across from the Courthouse in George Town, directly underneath Daily Grind café, is the colourful and cozy local-run vegan food hub Bread & Chocolate. After first going vegan while still living in Cayman six years ago, I never dreamed there would ever be a restaurant or café on island that did not […]

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Conference to focus on achieving lifelong health

Conference to focus on achieving lifelong health

| 29/08/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): This year’s Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference, set for 20-22 October, will focus on optimal health during the various stages of life under the theme “The Chapters of a Healthy Life”. The conference will look at a range of topics over the entire lifespan covering children and adolescents, women and men, as well as older […]

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Prisoners answer the bell to help primary school

Prisoners answer the bell to help primary school

| 29/08/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): One recent Saturday morning, a group of prisoners from HMP Northward came out to help George Town Primary School principal Marie Martin in unloading containers that had been packed since Hurricane Ivan in 2004 with items salvaged from the school. Martin had contacted Richard Barton, a manager at the prison, for assistance in unloading, […]

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