Archive for January, 2017

Upset by delay in disbursement of scholarships

Upset by delay in disbursement of scholarships

| 31/01/2017 | 7 Comments

Why is it still taking the government Scholarship Secretariat so long to give students their funds and school has resumed? We were told at the meeting to submit our semester grades by December 15. It’s now January 7 and not even an email or phone call from them. Is the office being managed properly (I know […]

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Customs officers move up the ladder

Customs officers move up the ladder

| 31/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Customs Department has promoted seven officers in keeping with its policy on succession planning, and following a competitive selection process. The newly promoted officers are Lisa Kelly, Tina Campbell and Vivine Mohanty, who are now assistant collectors of customs; and Vienie Vernon, Crystal McField-Baldwin, Don Parsons and Prisilla Berry, who have […]

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Cayman Prep secure league titles

Cayman Prep secure league titles

| 31/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(PFL): Cayman Prep continued their recent domination of the CUC Primary Football League (PFL) as the school secured the 2016/2017 Under 9 and Under 11 League championships Saturday, 28 January, at the Annex Field, headlining a glorious day of PFL and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) finals and third-place games.

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GT cook-off serves up team for youth culinary final

GT cook-off serves up team for youth culinary final

| 31/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A culinary duo from Triple C won the George Town Youth Cook-Off, earning them a place in the grand final, set to take place at the 50th annual Agriculture Show on Wednesday, 1 March, at the Agricultural Pavilion. The district competition, organised by the Youth Services Unit, was staged at in the […]

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Dwight Yorke attends youth football tourney

Dwight Yorke attends youth football tourney

| 31/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke and the FA Cup made an appearance at the second Academy Sports Club Mini Slam Cup held on Monday, 23 January at the Academy Field. The event featured a seven-a-side tournament with three age groups: U11 boys, U13 boys and U13 girls. More than 200 youngsters […]

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Unclear whether children are Caymanian

Unclear whether children are Caymanian

| 30/01/2017 | 22 Comments

Are my children Caymanian? I have two children born in 2012 and 2016 in Cayman. I, the father, got status in 2002 on the basis of residency, and my children both have Cayman passports and Cayman birth certificates. My wife is a foreigner with permanent residency with the right to work because she is married […]

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Pensions Board seeks opinions on logo change

Pensions Board seeks opinions on logo change

| 30/01/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Cayman Islands Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB), the entity has launched an online survey canvassing membership on whether to retain its logo or create a new design. “While our current logo is instantly recognisable to our members and has served as an identifying […]

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Course record set at Mercuryman

Course record set at Mercuryman

| 30/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Marino Vanhoenacker, previous world record holder for the Ironman triathlon, broke the course record of 4:11 by almost 10 minutes at the Mercuryman, held Sunday, 22 January in Grand Cayman. Of the 80 triathletes who participated in the fifth anniversary of the Mercuryman triathlon festival, 12 were overseas entrants, with four of […]

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Kids Gaelic football kicks off new season

Kids Gaelic football kicks off new season

| 30/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club will host a “Start of Season Blitz” on Saturday, 11 February, from 9:30am-11:30am at Cayman International School, comprising skills training for various age groups followed by a round robin of matches. The free event, for youngsters ages 5-18, is for first-time players as well as those […]

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Licence plate requirements for motorcycles

Licence plate requirements for motorcycles

| 29/01/2017 | 1 Comment

Do motorcycles need number plates on the front and the back? If so, why do we see so many bikes with only the rear plates…surely this is most obvious as to the policy? Auntie’s answer: I think in general — and with good reason — people are very concerned about the dangers of illegal motorbikers […]

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Donation jump-starts EEG service at HSA

Donation jump-starts EEG service at HSA

| 27/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has resumed electroencephalogram (EEG) testing at the Cayman Islands Hospital after a donation facilitated by a local family. The EEG is a safe diagnostic test which records and detects abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain. Identifying a need for this service, the Billes family raised […]

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Public sector celebrated for long service

Public sector celebrated for long service

| 27/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The government honoured 261 public servants for their long service at a ceremony held Friday, 20 February at Pedro St James. The Civil Service Long Service Awards acknowledged those individuals who have been government workers for 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years, serving in a wide cross-section of ministries and departments.

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Brac Lions get support for children’s initiative

Brac Lions get support for children’s initiative

| 27/01/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Water Authority-Cayman (WAC) recently donated more than $4,000 to the Lions Club of Cayman Brac, with the funds primarily supporting the founding of the “Kids Pantry Project” which aims to provide nutritious snacks to children who would otherwise go to school hungry. The money was raised through WAC’s Project Angel Tree initiative […]

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Unclear on benefits of Linford Pierson roadworks

Unclear on benefits of Linford Pierson roadworks

| 26/01/2017 | 5 Comments

Where can I find or what is the plan for the expansion of the Linford Pierson Highway? Unsure how the widening is going to help traffic; won’t it just bottleneck at the Kings Sports Centre roundabout? Auntie’s answer: Our roads are certainly getting a lot of attention these days. Let’s start with the Esterley Tibbetts […]

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CIAA management goes back to school

CIAA management goes back to school

| 26/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of a focus on employee development, the senior management of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) recently completed an intensive five-week leadership course. The leadership development programme covered goals and objective setting, motivating performance at work, situational leadership, conflict management and team building, and personality assessment and organisational effectiveness.

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Statistics on male domestic abuse victims

Statistics on male domestic abuse victims

| 25/01/2017 | 4 Comments

Would you be able to find out if the police have received any complaints from men, either in 2015 or 2016, about being victims of domestic violence by their female partners and, if so, how many resulted in charges being filed? Auntie’s answer: Several months ago, I responded to another question about domestic violence targeting […]

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Cayman Prep face CIS for league titles

Cayman Prep face CIS for league titles

| 25/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(PFL): The primary schools’ best footballers were in action at the Annex Field Saturday, 21 January, as the 2016/2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and the Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) semifinals were played in front of a large crowd. Next up are the finals and third-place matches, which are set for 28 January, also […]

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Wants to escort patient to Cayman

Wants to escort patient to Cayman

| 24/01/2017 | 2 Comments

Can a visitor (a family member) who is accompanying a Health City patient but is from a country for which Cayman requires an entry visa, be granted entry if the patient does not require an entry visa (from the US)? Auntie’s answer: I’m afraid the family member does not get any special dispensation on the […]

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