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Archive for March, 2017

Cayman’s CARIFTA athletes named

Cayman’s CARIFTA athletes named

| 31/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced the 15-member 2017 CARIFTA track and field team that will be representing the Cayman Islands at the 46th CARIFTA Games in Curacao between 14 and 17 April. The athletes were introduced at an official gathering 29 March. In addition to parents and supporters, Osbourne Bodden, […]

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Derek Haines tackles marathons and volcanoes for CCMI

Derek Haines tackles marathons and volcanoes for CCMI

| 31/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Veteran fundraiser Derek Haines will be running three marathons and climbing two volcanoes this year to raise $50,000 for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), which has developed a pilot project that will transform how children are taught about the ocean. Haines, 68, will first run a marathon 30 April at Lake Atitlan, […]

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New Civil Service College manager aims to create leaders

New Civil Service College manager aims to create leaders

| 31/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Lance Barnes has been named manager of leadership learning at the Cayman Islands Civil Service College (CSC). This latest post, which he took up earlier this month, comes after Barnes, a former e-Government project manager, helped the college deliver the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Institute of Certified Professional Managers […]

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Would like to see list of taxi fares

Would like to see list of taxi fares

| 30/03/2017 | 12 Comments

Is either the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s fare schedule or the Public Transport Board’s recently produced fare schedule available for publication? It would be really useful to have these to hand because on occasions that drivers have tried to charge me excessive fares, they have often been less than forthcoming with documentary evidence of the […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Chicken! Chicken!

Golden Spoons Review: Chicken! Chicken!

| 30/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Chicken! Chicken! sits in a corner of West Shore Centre (the pink one) on West Bay Road. Do not let the mundane location put you off because as soon as you walk in you are embraced by the warmth of the open rotisserie roasting chickens over a wood fire. The next thing to […]

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Airline employees ‘rock their socks’

Airline employees ‘rock their socks’

| 30/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Airways staff showed off their colourful footwear as they participated in the “Rock Your Socks” global initiative on behalf of World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March 2017. Organised by the airline’s social committee, the employees did their part to help raise positive awareness of Down Syndrome along with money for the […]

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Registration opens for upcoming school year

Registration opens for upcoming school year

| 30/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The registration period for students enrolling in, or transferring to, government schools for the 2017/2018 school year will run from Monday, 3 April 2017 to Friday 30 June 2017. Registration for government reception is open for qualifying children who will turn 4 years old before 1 September 2017, meaning a child born […]

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Local attorney admitted to Cayman bar

Local attorney admitted to Cayman bar

| 29/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Naketa Da Silva was admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday 22 March, following the successful completion of her articles of clerkship with Broadhurst LLC. The Grand Court ceremony was presided over by Justice Williams, who said it was a privilege to be the sitting judge on this occasion. […]

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Workshops offered for young filmmakers

Workshops offered for young filmmakers

| 29/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is holding its sixth annual Young Image Maker workshops from 8-12 April as part of a programme that includes a short-film competition for the chance to win a grand prize of one-week’s attendance at the New York Film Academy Filmmaking Summer Camp. The participants will be […]

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Gallery screens film on environmental impact of plastic

Gallery screens film on environmental impact of plastic

| 29/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is hosting screenings of an award-winning documentary on the impact plastic is having on the oceans and marine animals. Set for 1 April, the film, A Plastic Ocean, follows documentary filmmaker Craig Leeson and British-Caymanian-American world record free-diver Tanya Streeter as they travel the […]

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Pensions Board celebrates seniors

Pensions Board celebrates seniors

| 29/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) is holding a pensioners’ appreciation event at Pedro St James as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations this year. The event, set for Wednesday, 12 April 2017 from 3pm to 9pm on the grounds of the historic great house, will feature a host of booths, food […]

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Strata complexes need to help with recycling

Strata complexes need to help with recycling

| 28/03/2017 | 7 Comments

Whichever company (private or government owned) does the recycling of plastic, metal and glass in Cayman, can they place separate bins at each strata for collecting these recyclables and pick them up at regular intervals? There are some large bins at Kirk Market, Camana Bay, etc. but not everyone would remember to save and take […]

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Brac spring event a hit with kids

Brac spring event a hit with kids

| 28/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Youth Services Unit (YSU) put on three days of community-building events for this year’s Brac Spring Weekend (10-12 March 2017). The activities were also attended by students from Grand Cayman, including a group from the Cayman Islands Youth Assembly and the YouthFlex radio show., The weekend featured two youth forums; one […]

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US students learn about Owen Roberts’ expansion

US students learn about Owen Roberts’ expansion

| 28/03/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): A group of real estate graduate students from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, visited the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) to learn more about the Owen Roberts International Airport’s (ORIA) terminal expansion and renovation and its impact on development and tourism on the islands. A representative from the university requested the visit […]

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Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

| 27/03/2017 | 6 Comments

One of my neighbours has a 40-foot metal container in his yard and has done since we moved in five years ago. They are an utter eyesore. We have spoken with him and he won’t move them. My wife thinks there is a solution, but given the number of these ugly things around the island, I don’t […]

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Book donation breathes LIFE into classroom libraries

Book donation breathes LIFE into classroom libraries

| 27/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In what is believed to be the largest recorded donation of reading material to a government school, the charity Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE) organised a gift of more than 3,500 books to Sir John A. Cumber Primary School (SJACPS) in December last year. The contribution was the result of a partnership between LIFE, […]

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Getting rid of abandoned cars

Getting rid of abandoned cars

| 26/03/2017 | 3 Comments

Can you please post the procedure for lodging a complaint about an abandoned or derelict vehicle? Is there a timeline that owners are granted in order to move their (derelict) vehicle before an abatement notice can be issued? Auntie’s answer: Good question. I cannot say how many rusted-out, wrecked cars I have seen alongside roads […]

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Taste of Cayman volunteers celebrated

Taste of Cayman volunteers celebrated

| 24/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Volunteers at this year’s Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival were recognised for their help by event organisers at a recent reception. In thanking the volunteers, Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) executive director Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks said, “With this being both one of CITA’s and the Cayman Islands’ largest events, we wouldn’t […]

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