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Archive for March, 2017

Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

| 23/03/2017 | 5 Comments

Can you help with a work permit question please? My last position was made redundant after a company restructuring and I lost my job just before my term limit was up. I wasn’t able to find a new job right away and was added to my husband’s work permit as a dependant. Now I’m finding […]

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YMCA gets corporate boost

YMCA gets corporate boost

| 23/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA Cayman Islands has received a $50,000 donation from the Maples Foundation to help fund its various initiatives. The non-profit organisation was established in 2012 to inspire youth, build character and strengthen the community of the Cayman Islands. Through the Extended After-School Programme, Teen Leaders programme and Y Day Camps, the […]

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Socks get rocked for World Down Syndrome Day

Socks get rocked for World Down Syndrome Day

| 23/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Staff from the Ministry of Home Affairs put their best foot forward on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, donning brightly coloured footwear to support “Rock Your Socks For World Down Syndrome Day”. The civil servants took a break from their workday to show off their eye-catching socks to raise awareness of those living with […]

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Photo op with green iguana

Photo op with green iguana

| 22/03/2017 | 5 Comments

Recently, on driving through town, I noticed an iguana sat on a chair with a sign for tourists to hold him and being charged. Surely this is not the sort of tourism we should be encouraging.  Personally, I think this is totally wrong for the Cayman image/brand. Who gives approval for this type of activity? Is […]

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What to do with pets that die

What to do with pets that die

| 21/03/2017 | 12 Comments

What is the correct method of disposing of a deceased pet? Auntie’s answer: This is such a sad question, though I suppose it is a necessary one that most pet owners may not think about or don’t want to think about. An official with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) was able to help. The information […]

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Heart Fund forum to cover cardiac advances

Heart Fund forum to cover cardiac advances

| 21/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund’s (CHF) 10th annual International Symposium, being held Thursday, 23 March, will feature speakers sharing information regarding the latest research, current technology and advancements in preventative cardiovascular medicine. The non-profit CHF is dedicated to educating the public, influencing policy and supporting access to high quality health care through various […]

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Canadian boxer pledges support for Have a Heart

Canadian boxer pledges support for Have a Heart

| 21/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Canadian boxing champ Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox has committed to supporting local charity Have a Heart Cayman Islands in his new role as a sports ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI). Wilcox first became involved with the hospital through a visit to the Cayman Islands in January this year to participate in […]

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Labels and recycling bottles

Labels and recycling bottles

| 20/03/2017 | 3 Comments

I diligently recycle my glass, plastic and paper. But somebody told me that you need to remove the paper labels from the glass and plastic. Is that true? If so, what happens if you don’t? Auntie’s answer: I am so happy you asked that question because it allows me to highlight the importance of recycling. […]

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New customs officers celebrated

New customs officers celebrated

| 20/03/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): After a 16-week course run by the Customs Department, 14 trainees have graduated as customs officers, an achievement celebrated at a ceremony held Friday, 10 March. Receiving their certificates were Stephen Anderson, Vannasa Bailey, Prisilla Berry, Eddree Fisher, Leonard Hydes, George Jackson, Miguel McFarlane, Christopher McField, Colbert Miller, Marcia Myles, Jessie Peynado, […]

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Immigration status of ex-convicts

Immigration status of ex-convicts

| 19/03/2017 | 3 Comments

What is the status regarding work permit or permanent residency holders who have been convicted and sentenced in Cayman, upon their exit from Northward? There was a number of cases last year. Will they need to leave Cayman once they are out of prison or are they free to stay (e.g. if they are a […]

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Pensions Board celebrates 25th anniversary

Pensions Board celebrates 25th anniversary

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner that included the unveiling of the pension provider’s new logo, as well as a video featuring music by Emmy-winning local and international musicians and members of kitchen band Swanky.

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John Gray students win robotics competition

John Gray students win robotics competition

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A team of 11-year-old John Gray High School students took first place at the 2017 Cayman Islands SeaPerch Challenge underwater robotics competition. The Aqua Lasers – Diamond White, Davonte Howell, Alvan Boxwell and Caleb Feare – earned an all-expenses paid trip to Atlanta, Georgia where they will represent the Cayman Islands at […]

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Branson dives to promote grouper protection

Branson dives to promote grouper protection

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Sir Richard Branson said witnessing a massive spawning aggregation of Nassau groupers was “like being in the maternity ward of the ocean, with thousands of fish mating together”. Branson made the dive off the coast of Little Cayman with Dr Guy Harvey, the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DoE) and Reef Environmental […]

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Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

| 16/03/2017 | 4 Comments

With all the HIV testing being pushed recently on the radio and various media outlets, the news breaking of false positive tests belonging to expat workers, etc, I can’t help but wonder is there any kind of immigration requirements being implemented that require people to be tested for various contagious diseases and STDs before coming […]

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Equestrians jump into competition

Equestrians jump into competition

| 16/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The third leg of the Cayman Riding School (CRS) Combined Training League took place Saturday, 11 March, with the sunny day attracting a record number of competitors and spectators to the riding facility. Unlike most other equestrian competitions where horse and rider attempt just one discipline, the Combined Training Show comprises dressage […]

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Registration opens for DG’s 5K Challenge

Registration opens for DG’s 5K Challenge

| 16/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Registration has opened for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, which is being held in April. This year, registration will be online for the first time to make it simple for walkers and runners to sign up for the event. The CaymanActive website is hosting registration, with full details about the DG’s […]

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Can landlords bar certain renters?

Can landlords bar certain renters?

| 15/03/2017 | 6 Comments

I was reading some rental ads today and noticed how specific and restrictive some of them are; for example: “Landlord would prefer a professional couple or a family with one child. Please no pets allowed.” “Professionals only please, sorry no pets and no children.” Is that even legal? I remember many years ago reading with […]

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Audio tours coming to the Mission House

Audio tours coming to the Mission House

| 13/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands will be introducing audio tours of the Mission House in Bodden Town on 1 April. These new tours,  narrated by Pastor Alson Ebanks, will allow visitors to explore the small home museum using audio headsets and it is hoped that it will draw a new […]

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