Archive for September, 2016

Minister’s message: International Day of Older Persons

Minister’s message: International Day of Older Persons

| 30/09/2016 | 0 Comments

Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden: The elderly are the nation’s conscience. They, more than any other part of the community, give us a sense of cultural continuity and self. How appropriate then for us to mark their sterling nation-building efforts by honouring them during International Day of Older Persons (1 October 2016).

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DoA bulldozer ready to plough ahead

DoA bulldozer ready to plough ahead

| 30/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Agriculture’s (DoA) bulldozer for land clearing and preparation has resumed work and is available to all registered farmers, or organisations involved in agriculture. This service had been offered for more than two decades, but was suspended last year following the retirement of the previous operator who was replaced this […]

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Public Works apprentices moving up ladder

Public Works apprentices moving up ladder

| 30/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Public Works Department (PWD) team members, managers and government leaders recently celebrated two milestones in the department’s apprenticeship programme. At an after-work gathering Friday, 16 September 2016, on the PWD compound, Infrastructure Minister Kurt Tibbetts commended the three young men – Adrian Jackson, Daniel Dawkins and Davanni James – for completing two […]

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Advice if you are being stalked

Advice if you are being stalked

| 29/09/2016 | 5 Comments

What should a woman to do if she thinks she is being stalked or watched? She receives unrecognised calls on her phones, she has posts on her social media from unknown correspondents, information that is privately confided is reported back to her, she receives messages via texts from unknown senders, and the feeling is generally […]

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Heroes for Hannah support childhood cancer fight

Heroes for Hannah support childhood cancer fight

| 29/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than US$230,000 was raised this past weekend for a charity that raises funds for childhood cancer research. A total of 118 volunteers were sponsored to shave their heads for Hannah’s Heroes and every dollar raised from the event will be donated to the St Baldrick’s Foundation, which provides grants all around […]

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Boys’ Primary Football League kicks off

Boys’ Primary Football League kicks off

| 29/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2016/2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) opening rally is set for Saturday, 1 October beginning 9am at the traditional home of local football, the T.E. McField Sports Field (Annex Field) in George Town. Three-time defending opening rally champions Cayman Prep aim to continue the school’s winning ways by going for a […]

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Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

Curious about possibility of cremation in Cayman

| 28/09/2016 | 11 Comments

Why can’t bodies be cremated in Cayman? How can someone be cremated? Auntie’s answer: Well, actually, people can be cremated in Cayman and that service is going to be available soon. I believe that before Hurricane Ivan there was a crematorium on island but the storm put an end to that. Bodden Funeral Services has […]

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Community urged to take a stand against bullying

Community urged to take a stand against bullying

| 28/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is partnering with several businesses to support the “Stand up to Bullying” campaign. As part of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the FRC will be going into schools throughout October and doing assemblies about bullying and its consequences along with offering prevention advice. Burger King, Davenport Development and […]

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Caymanian admitted as attorney

Caymanian admitted as attorney

| 28/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Stephanie Adolphus was admitted as attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands on Friday, 23 September, following the completion of her articles of clerkship with Mourant Ozannes. The Grand Court ceremony was held before Justice Charles Quin and attended by her friends and family. She has accepted a position as an associate in the […]

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The limit of Cayman’s territorial waters

The limit of Cayman’s territorial waters

| 27/09/2016 | 2 Comments

Does Cayman have its own territorial waters? And if so, are there legally defined geographical limits? 

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Ogier supports Junior Achievement

Ogier supports Junior Achievement

| 27/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Law firm Ogier has made a donation to support Junior Achievement (JA), which focuses on helping young people to get ready for the workplace with programmes on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The non-profit educational organisation has been running since 1991, managing programmes in schools, job shadow schemes and sessions in […]

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Prospect Primary win first girls’ opening rally title

Prospect Primary win first girls’ opening rally title

| 27/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The young ladies from the Prospect Primary ‘A’ team created their own piece of history this past Saturday, 24 September, at the Annex Field as they secured the inaugural 2016/2017 CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) opening rally title with a hard-fought 1-0 penalty shootout victory over St Ignatius Prep.

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Ambassadors named for Older Persons’ Month

Ambassadors named for Older Persons’ Month

| 27/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has chosen Janilee Clifford and James Powell as ambassadors for Older Persons’ Month 2016 this October. The seniors, who hail from George Town and West Bay respectively, were recently selected for the honour in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to local life. As […]

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Underage drinking and the law

Underage drinking and the law

| 26/09/2016 | 0 Comments

Two questions have come up about the drinking age in Cayman based on a previous Ask Auntie column (see Legal age for drinking alcohol): 1) In the interest of clarity, which Cayman law prohibits drinking, as opposed to purchasing, alcohol before the age of 18?  2) Surely the 18-year-old age limit only applies to consuming […]

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Golden Spoons Review: My Bar

Golden Spoons Review: My Bar

| 26/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Located on the water, just several miles south of George Town, Sunset House “Grand Cayman’s Hotel for Divers, By Divers”, is a popular attraction for the diving community, locals as well as tourists, for the past 50 years. Aside from the lodging and diving, the Seaharvest Restaurant (inside & air conditioned dining) and […]

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Cayman comes up big to support childhood cancer research

Cayman comes up big to support childhood cancer research

| 26/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 1,000 people packed the Wicket in Cricket Square on Friday, 23 September, for the fourth annual Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave to raise funds for the St Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research. They were there to support the 118 men, women and children who shaved their […]

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Golf fundraiser scores for the Red Cross

Golf fundraiser scores for the Red Cross

| 26/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): RBC Royal Bank continued its 19-year partnership with the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) during their recent fundraising golf tournament. This year’s event featured the Canadian Olympian Jamie Broder and raised more than $50,000 for the charity. More than 100 participants from organisations across Cayman gathered to play while raising funds for CIRC.

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Cayman set to celebrate older persons

Cayman set to celebrate older persons

| 26/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): While the United Nations celebrates 1 October as International Day of Older Persons, the Cayman Islands annually designates the entire month as Older Persons’ Month. During the local observance to celebrate the contributions of seniors, they will be honoured, entertained, share fellowship and undertake day trips organised by the Department of Children […]

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