Archive for November, 2016

Cayman’s young spellers set to compete

Cayman’s young spellers set to compete

| 30/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Primary and secondary school students across the Cayman Islands are preparing to vie for the title of best speller, with the 33rd annual Lions Club of Grand Cayman Secondary Spelling Bee Competition set for Wednesday, 7 December and the 19th annual RBC Royal Bank Primary Spelling Bee Competition the following day.

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Children’s book aids anti-bullying campaign

Children’s book aids anti-bullying campaign

| 30/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Rudolf discovers the Cayman Islands, the children’s book by local author Paul Schreiner, is again being sold to raise funds for the Family Resource Centre’s (FRC) “Take a Stand Against Bullying” campaign. Sales over the 2015 holiday season, when the Christmas-themed book was launched, raised $2,200 for the FRC initiative, and Schreiner […]

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Youth work to show their positive side

Youth work to show their positive side

| 30/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Members of the YouthFlex radio show and the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps joined forces to “flip the switch” on negative stereotypes during the first-ever YouthFlex Flip Challenge Saturday, 19 November. “Touching A Life”, the first in a series of community-service challenges intended to share the positive impact that Cayman youth can make […]

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Accusing company of skirting immigration rules

Accusing company of skirting immigration rules

| 29/11/2016 | 7 Comments

As a job seeker I need to point out a new trend I’m beginning to see with jobs advertised by one of the largest and expanding private employers in Cayman. Basically they are advertising in the local Friday paper vacancies with a deadline to apply. When you go onto their careers website where they direct […]

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Primary schools battle for playoff spots

Primary schools battle for playoff spots

| 29/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(PFL): The final regular season games in the 2016/2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL), held Saturday, 26 November, gave schools the chance to qualify for either the Champions Cup or Consolation Cup competitions, which are scheduled to kick off 3 December. In the Under 11 division, two schools steeped […]

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Memorial garden honours HSA staff member

Memorial garden honours HSA staff member

| 29/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Volunteers and donors joined staff at the Health Services Authority (HSA) to complete a memorial garden at the Cayman Islands Hospital, constructed in honour of former staff member Chelsea Doxey, who passed away from ovarian cancer in 2015. Doxey, who worked as a paramedic in the emergency medical services department, was 27 […]

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Public asked to nominate outstanding youth workers

Public asked to nominate outstanding youth workers

| 29/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The contributions of local youth workers and organisations were recently celebrated when the Youth Services Unit (YSU) hosted a series of radio interviews where participants shared their efforts and hopes for the future of their programmes. The interviews were featured during Commonwealth Youth Work Week (7-13 November), and addressed this year’s theme […]

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Restaurant may have caused food poisoning

Restaurant may have caused food poisoning

| 28/11/2016 | 3 Comments

How do I complain about a restaurant that I suspect had given me food poisoning? Can I claim any compensation? Auntie’s answer: The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is the government agency responsible for food hygiene wherever the food is sold, including restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, school kitchens and mobile vendors. The DEH food safety team […]

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HSA offers free screening for World AIDS Day

HSA offers free screening for World AIDS Day

| 28/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of activities to commemorate World AIDS Day, held annually on 1 December, the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) Public Health Department, the Cayman AIDS Foundation and the Red Cross have partnered to organise six days of free HIV and AIDS testing from today, 28 November, to 3 December. Pre- and post-counselling […]

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PAWS lends helping hand to Cayman’s canines

PAWS lends helping hand to Cayman’s canines

| 28/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Protection of Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) recently held a free community dog wash at the Heritage Field in East End. PAWS, which was founded in 2010 by Giuseppe and Susanna Gatta, Alex Stewart and Marleine Gagnon, is a local non-profit that works to alleviate the suffering of animals in need, particularly […]

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