Archive for December, 2016

Miss Lassie’s house gets Christmas makeover

Miss Lassie’s house gets Christmas makeover

| 30/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) recently completed its annual daytime restoration of Miss Lassie’s house, known as Mind’s Eye. Since 2009, traditional preparations of “Christmas of Yesteryears” at the house have been a cultural staple in the community. On Friday, 9 December, the CNCF staff and a few volunteers cleaned the […]

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Customs officers start 2017 with promotions

Customs officers start 2017 with promotions

| 30/12/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Acting deputy collectors Kevin Walton and Jeff Jackson have been promoted to deputy collectors in the Customs Department, effective 1 January 2017. Congratulating the officers, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said, “I am confident they will continue to effectively lead the officers under their command and will do our country proud.”

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Pink Ladies close up coffee shop

Pink Ladies close up coffee shop

| 29/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After 35 years of service to the Cayman Islands Hospital and the wider community, the popular Pink Ladies Coffee Shop officially closed Friday, 16 December. The Health Services Authority (HSA) and Ministry of Health bid the group farewell at an event that afternoon where its members, as well as former staff of […]

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Needs Assessment Unit donates for Christmas

Needs Assessment Unit donates for Christmas

| 29/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Staff of the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) took up an internal collection to sponsor a number of families for Christmas in both Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The recipients were chosen based on their circumstances and their continual efforts to improve their situations. However, the small number chosen are only a fraction […]

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Derek Haines covers 2,000 miles for charity in 2016

Derek Haines covers 2,000 miles for charity in 2016

| 29/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Derek Haines has run more than 2,000 miles over 2016 as part of his participation in the “Mountains and Marathons” challenge on behalf of the Have a Heart charity which sponsors heart surgery for children in need. Over the year, 148 children received life-saving/changing surgery at Health City Cayman Islands. Another three […]

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Golden Spoons Review: The Greenhouse

Golden Spoons Review: The Greenhouse

| 27/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): The Greenhouse Restaurant, located in the new strip of shops across the street from Casanova (North Church St), specialises in fresh, local ingredients prepared with love. Gluten free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian and allergy friendly options are made primarily from locally sourced goods or imported natural or organic as needed. This cute establishment boasts […]

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Halfway home gets boost from ministry

Halfway home gets boost from ministry

| 22/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Hope For Today Foundation, which runs a halfway house for recovering addicts in West Bay, has received an early Christmas present with a $10,000 donation from the Ministry of Community Affairs, delivered by Minister Osbourne Bodden. The funds will assist with operating costs of the men’s rehabilitation residential home, which can […]

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Miss Cayman back from Miss World contest

Miss Cayman back from Miss World contest

| 22/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Miss Cayman Islands 2016 Monyque Roshel Brooks was welcomed home this week following her participation in the Miss World pageant. More than 100 women took part in the competition, held Sunday, 18 December, in the US state of Maryland. Fellow Caribbean contestants shone at the contest, with Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto […]

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Flow technician awarded for excellence

Flow technician awarded for excellence

| 22/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Charles Bodden, who has been with the company for more than 40 years, has won Flow’s Managing Directors Award for Excellence for 2016. A business-to-business service technician, Bodden was recognised at a recent all-colleague event. Victor Salgado, managing director of Flow Cayman Islands, said, “I was delighted to present this award to […]

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UK team assesses Cayman’s search-and-rescue ability

UK team assesses Cayman’s search-and-rescue ability

| 22/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Members of Cayman’s maritime community recently met with the UK Coastguard team reviewing local search-and-rescue capability. The focus groups, held at the District Administration Building on Cayman Brac on Wednesday, 14 December, and the Government Administration Building on Grand Cayman on Friday, 16 December, sought the views of the seafaring sector on […]

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Misses the fountain and benches in Heroes Square

Misses the fountain and benches in Heroes Square

| 21/12/2016 | 14 Comments

I work in the downtown George Town area and pass by Heroes Square on a daily basis. I notice that the fountain in Heroes Square is never on and I can’t recall if I’ve ever seen it on. Is there a reason this fountain isn’t run? Is it in disrepair or just a maintenance issue? […]

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CCMI researches best conditions for coral

CCMI researches best conditions for coral

| 21/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman has begun a study on why some corals are resilient and others are in decline. The research will focus on improving the methods of coral restoration so that corals will begin reproducing in the wild. Data on temperature and light as well as […]

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Two charities to benefit from Taste of Cayman raffle

Two charities to benefit from Taste of Cayman raffle

| 21/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two Rotaract clubs have been selected at the official charities of the 29th annual Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival, set for Saturday, 28 January 2017. A share of the funds raised by the event’s prize raffle will go towards supporting the various community service and development activities of the Rotaract […]

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Law firm donates Christmas groceries

Law firm donates Christmas groceries

| 21/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 200 seniors received special bags of pantry staples for the Christmas season thanks to a donation from a local law firm. Ogier partnered with Meals on Wheels for the second year running to ensure that the community’s most vulnerable seniors won’t face an empty kitchen over the holidays.

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Rules for refunds of work permit fees

Rules for refunds of work permit fees

| 20/12/2016 | 2 Comments

I saw in the news that immigration has introduced a new form for people to use to request withdrawal or cancellation of a work permit or refund of a work permit fee. Could you find out when and under what circumstances someone can apply for a refund on a work permit? Auntie’s answer: The procedures […]

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The law on flag burning

The law on flag burning

| 20/12/2016 | 8 Comments

Is it legal to burn the Cayman Islands flag as a form of protest? Auntie’s answer: This is an interesting question and one that has been in the news recently as part of all the insanity of the US presidential election. Up there, the right to burn the flag has been upheld as protected under […]

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Triple C students donate books for young readers

Triple C students donate books for young readers

| 20/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Many children will be able to read new books at the local public libraries because of the donation made by the students of Triple C School. On Monday, 12 December, the George Town Public Library received a gift box filled with books from Kathleen Westin, Triple C librarian; and Jennifer Allen, vice-principal […]

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Academy hold seven-a-side youth tourney

Academy hold seven-a-side youth tourney

| 20/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Academy Sports Club held its inaugural ASC Mini Slam 7v7 tournament on Saturday, 17 December, with 125 footballers from ages 8 to 12 competing in matches at the club’s four seven-a-side fields. The half-day event was organised to boost the youth football environment. “The U13 players have had their competition postponed by […]

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