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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Construction worker wants employment status explained

Construction worker wants employment status explained

| 28/08/2016 | 7 Comments

I’m a young Caymanian currently working with a construction company. After being employed for over a year now, I’ve yet to receive a formal contract stating my terms of employment. A few months after being employed, my supervisor stated emphatically that this company does not pay overtime, pension or holiday pay. What I want to […]

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Church volunteers donate funds for school supplies

Church volunteers donate funds for school supplies

| 26/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local church has donated more than CI$8,000 to 10 schools on Grand Cayman to cover needed supplies such as tuition, books, lunch and uniforms for 40 children. Volunteers from the community-services department of the George Town Seventh-day Adventist Church recently organised a fish fry to raise the funds.

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PR applicant unsure if can leave island

PR applicant unsure if can leave island

| 25/08/2016 | 4 Comments

As there is such a long list of PR applications still waiting to be reviewed by immigration, my questions to you is, if my application is pending with immigration, do I need to be on island until I get an answer or can I leave the island while it is pending and if so, how […]

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Cayman karaoke champ to be crowned

Cayman karaoke champ to be crowned

| 25/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After five weeks of competition, a group of karaoke singers is facing off Friday, 26 August, with one hoping to be named Cayman Karaoke Idol. Over the course of the contest, the top four singers at each session earned a spot in the finals, which are being held at the Hard Rock Café, starting […]

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Interns benefit from summer at immigration

Interns benefit from summer at immigration

| 25/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A group of high school and university students is finishing up a summer gaining work experience at the Department of Immigration. In addition to getting practical work experience and learning about how the department functions, the 17 interns who participated in the programme, which runs from 4 July-31 August, were also trained in workplace […]

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Clarifying Caymanian status and BOTC

Clarifying Caymanian status and BOTC

| 24/08/2016 | 1 Comment

What’s the legal difference between a Cayman national and a British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC)? How do you get to be one and not the other and which one leads to being able to get a BOTC passport? I have Cayman status but I’m not naturalised. Am I a Cayman citizen?  Auntie’s answer: I have […]

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Issue with duty assessed on visitor

Issue with duty assessed on visitor

| 24/08/2016 | 9 Comments

A visiting relative was stopped by customs at the airport and asked to pay duty on some baby clothes gifts she purchased for her granddaughter, only four items of clothing worth less than US$100. Is this correct? I thought on the white form given to us on the plane it says you can purchase items […]

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Olympic volunteer ready to help again

Olympic volunteer ready to help again

| 24/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Caymanian Marzeta Bodden was not an Olympic athlete but her three-week attendance in Rio proved vital to the running of the Games as one of the 50,000 volunteers who donated their time to help facilitate the event. She recalled the lengthy process to get chosen as a volunteer. “I applied about two years ago. […]

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