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Archive for February, 2017

Government workers step up for good health

Government workers step up for good health

| 20/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In just 21 days, 1,209 people from 60 teams competed in the “Every Step Counts” pedometer challenge, exercising their way to a collective 179 million steps. The 920 civil servants who participated recorded 141,315,713 steps, with the remaining 289 people drawn from statutory authorities and government companies. Last year, 505 steppers and […]

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Acting Clerk of Court named

Acting Clerk of Court named

| 20/02/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): With the departure of Tabitha Philander on Friday, 10 February, Shiona Allenger, who had been serving both as Senior Deputy Clerk of Court and Registrar of the Financial Services Division, has been appointed Acting Clerk of Court. Allenger, a Caymanian attorney, joined Judicial Administration (JA) in 2015. In her previous dual roles, […]

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Applications open for Water Authority scholarship

Applications open for Water Authority scholarship

| 17/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Water Authority-Cayman is accepting applications for its CI$30,000 annual scholarship. Director Gelia Frederick-van Genderen said the authority is looking for the next generation of water professionals. “Water is essential to all life on earth. We need clean water for environmental and human health, for economic growth, and social development,” she said.

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Manny Pacquiao helping young heart patients

Manny Pacquiao helping young heart patients

| 17/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is helping to facilitate free cardiac care for children from his native Philippines. Pacquiao, who together with his wife founded the Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, has teamed up with Have a Heart Cayman Islands and Health City Cayman Islands on the charitable initiative. The details of the […]

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Students recreate favourite books

Students recreate favourite books

| 17/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Books were recently brought to life by students taking part in the annual storyboard competition held at a reading fair in George Town Public Library Saturday, 11 February. Organised by Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP), 106 children from schools around Grand Cayman participated, and all received certificates for their colourful and informative […]

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Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

| 16/02/2017 | 50 Comments

Who selects the speakers and why do they focus mostly on violence? Are there guidelines for what is appropriate and what is not when it comes to children? Why mess up children’s minds with horrors of violence? Anne Frank’s diary had been exploited and overused. No offence, but reliving a tragedy is not beneficial for […]

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Pensions Board brings anniversary message to churches

Pensions Board brings anniversary message to churches

| 16/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) is enlisting churches throughout Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac to help celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary. The churches will be asked to read out a brief message from the PSPB during their worship services on Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 February. According to PSPB managing […]

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Top employee shows Christmas spirit

Top employee shows Christmas spirit

| 16/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Donna Ebanks has been named the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for December 2016 for being most helpful and festive. Over the holiday season, Ebanks, who works at the Facilities Management Department, reached out to school choirs in Grand Cayman and offered students an opportunity to showcase their musical talents. As a […]

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Swimmers dive into national championships

Swimmers dive into national championships

| 16/02/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) is hosting the Cayman Islands National Swimming Championships starting today (Thursday, 16 February). This four-day meet, being held at the Camana Bay Aquatics Centre, is using the preliminaries and finals format that is common in international competition. Bailey Weathers, CIASA technical director, said of the event, […]

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Wants to get rid of wild chickens

Wants to get rid of wild chickens

| 15/02/2017 | 28 Comments

Who do I call to collect all of the wild chickens in my neighbourhood?! Auntie’s answer: Please excuse me for assuming here, but I am going out on a limb to suggest that you might be a relative newcomer to these fair islands. If I am correct, you would not be the first person to […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Eastern Star Fish Fry

Golden Spoons Review: Eastern Star Fish Fry

| 15/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): East End is recognised for exceptional local food, with Sunday afternoons a traditional time for people to enjoy fried fish. From Bodden Town heading to the Eastern districts there are at least four establishments known for their fish fry, and my father and I stopped at one for some food and bonding.

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Rotary continues work with Guatemala literacy drive

Rotary continues work with Guatemala literacy drive

| 15/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two past presidents of Rotary Club of Grand Cayman (RCGC) joined directors and staff from the Cooperative for Education (CoEd), together with Rotarians from the US and Canada, in Antigua City, Guatemala, to celebrate the inauguration of a new educational centre on 10 February, part of the Guatemala Literacy Project.

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Foster parents recruited on Brac

Foster parents recruited on Brac

| 15/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) launched its drive to recruit foster parents in Cayman Brac at a meeting held Thursday, 9 February at the District Administration Building. The two-and-a-half hour information session attracted nine people from across the island. Themed, “Open Your Heart, Open Your Home”, the session was […]

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Holocaust survivor to share memories of Anne Frank

Holocaust survivor to share memories of Anne Frank

| 15/02/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, who was the best friend of Anne Frank, will be speaking next month in Cayman. Schloss will talk about her experiences, the personal memories of a journey that took her beyond the anguish of the Auschwitz concentration camp to a life dedicated to humanitarianism. The free event, “An […]

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Personal drones are privacy pests

Personal drones are privacy pests

| 14/02/2017 | 23 Comments

I was sitting on my patio yesterday, drinking my coffee and enjoying the breeze when I heard a whirring noise. When I looked up there was a drone watching me. It flew over the house and then came back again and landed at a house in Canal Point. I heard that there is a rule […]

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CCMI reports record 2016

CCMI reports record 2016

| 14/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) report looking at the organisation’s accomplishments in 2016 indicates it was a banner year for scientific publications and presentations at international scientific conferences, while educational occupancy and the Festival of Seas fundraiser hit record highs. The institute has been the training ground for 20 master of […]

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Brac ceremony honours retiring caregivers

Brac ceremony honours retiring caregivers

| 14/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The lengthy careers of two of Kirkconnell Community Care Centre’s (KCCC) longest serving staff members were celebrated by colleagues, management and government representatives at a retirement luncheon held Thursday, 9 February. Carmen Francis and Yvonne Earle were honoured for their dedicated service of more than 25 and 19 years, respectively, with speeches, […]

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Junior tennis players double up to raise money

Junior tennis players double up to raise money

| 14/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): It was a win-win situation at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club last Saturday, 4 February, with youngsters enjoying a doubles tournament followed by supper and a movie, and raising more than $1,000 for the Tennis Federation’s junior overseas travel fund. Players aged nine to over 60 teamed up to make 11 doubles […]

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