Archive for April, 2017

Illegal selling of DVDs

Illegal selling of DVDs

| 30/04/2017 | 8 Comments

The copyright law was passed last year. All but one of the merchants that were selling DVDs has stopped. It is in plain sight to see and not only that but the one left behind is reaping all the benefits of our customers on the main street in George Town. Will this law be enforced? If […]

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New van helps drive dog rescues

New van helps drive dog rescues

| 28/04/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Canines rescued by One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) can now ride in style thanks to the purchase of a van funded by various sponsors. The group, which started four years ago and is run solely by volunteers, relies heavily on public support and various fundraisers to operate, as it awaits approval […]

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Rundown celebrates 25 years of shows

Rundown celebrates 25 years of shows

| 28/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Rundown, the annual music and comedy revue, has opened at the Harquail Theatre, marking its 25th anniversary. Designed and directed by Henry Muttoo, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) production is a combination of comedy and song with a series of loosely linked skits and calypsos about life in the Cayman Islands. […]

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Law firm joins Earth Day clean-up

Law firm joins Earth Day clean-up

| 28/04/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Harneys staff and family in the Cayman Islands formed one of the teams that participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce Earth Day clean-up on Saturday, 22 April 2017, tackling rubbish on the roadsides around North Sound Estates. Olivia Shanks, organiser of the law firm’s clean-up volunteers, said of the day: “We […]

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Juniors ready to hit the road for Batabano

Juniors ready to hit the road for Batabano

| 28/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Now in its 15th year, Junior Batabano is set to hit the streets of George Town on Saturday, 29 April, with eight local schools, two junior masquerade bands and more than 300 children and teens joining the parade. “From the Batabano planning committee and costume designers, to the school teachers, parents and, of […]

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Wants fast food outlet to provide tap water

Wants fast food outlet to provide tap water

| 27/04/2017 | 14 Comments

Is there any law on restaurants providing free drinking water in Cayman? I’ve always considered it best practice to offer free tap water if requested and my wife agrees. A while back we had been to the beach and stopped off at KFC by Kirks and my kids were told that they could buy bottled […]

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CIAA employee navigates new career path

CIAA employee navigates new career path

| 27/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of its focus on developing staff, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) recently selected airport security officer Jehu Rivers to work in the air traffic control (ATC) unit. He was encouraged to apply for an ATC trainee position that was advertised and, following a competitive recruitment process, Rivers was chosen […]

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Aall Foundation donates to Manna Centre

Aall Foundation donates to Manna Centre

| 27/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Aall Foundation has contributed US$15,000 to support the humanitarian work of the Manna Centre, a community medical, social welfare and legal advisory agency expected to open later this year in the Savannah area. The centre will also administer a depot for storage and distribution of dry goods, clothing and medication.

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Miss Nadine’s garden blossoming one year on

Miss Nadine’s garden blossoming one year on

| 27/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A school garden planted Earth Day 2016 sponsored by a local financial services firm, has passed its one-year anniversary. In honour of Earth Day, Citco first established the garden at the NCVO’s Miss Nadine’s Pre-School to introduce the young students to sustainable living and healthy food options. A year later, produce from […]

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Damaged cemetery wall a disgrace

Damaged cemetery wall a disgrace

| 26/04/2017 | 4 Comments

I was wondering if you could find out who is in charge of maintaining the George Town (Dixie) Cemetery located at West Bay Road and Eastern Avenue. For nearly a month now, the broken and knocked-over wall sections have been lying on the ground immediately adjacent to the sidewalk there. Apparently these are in that […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Blue Cilantro

Golden Spoons Review: Blue Cilantro

| 26/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Having had many a standard Sunday buffet-style brunch, I thought it was time to try the equally reputable table-served brunch at Blue Cilantro. For anyone else so inclined, note that it is very popular, so I recommend booking ahead. I’m not sure I would bother requesting the veranda area, though, as this overlooks the main […]

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Minister’s message for Vaccination Week in the Americas

Minister’s message for Vaccination Week in the Americas

| 26/04/2017 | 0 Comments

Premier and Minister for Health Alden McLaughlin: In line with countries around the region, the Cayman Islands is commemorating Vaccination Week in the Americas with the theme: “#GetVax to celebrate a healthy tomorrow!” The event is being celebrated from 22 to 29 April 2017 and is an annual hemispheric event endorsed by the Directing Council […]

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Footloose steps on stage at the Playhouse

Footloose steps on stage at the Playhouse

| 26/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Tickets are now on sale for the Cayman Drama Society (CDS) production of “Footloose – The Musical”. The show, with lyrics by Dean Pitchford and music by Tom Snow, is based on the 1980s hit film. With a cast of more than 30 performers, the show will be presented at the Prospect Playhouse […]

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CUC staff bring children to work

CUC staff bring children to work

| 26/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Employees at Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) got the chance to share their workday with their children during the Easter holiday break, for the company’s first “Sons and Daughters to Work Day”. The event was spearheaded by the human resources department, as manager Phil Jackson explained: “The programme provided the opportunity for parents […]

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Wants to arm Cayman’s security personnel

Wants to arm Cayman’s security personnel

| 25/04/2017 | 6 Comments

Is there any special provision in our laws that would allow for the armoured car couriers to be armed? Perhaps a special licensing or permit to allow the courier some type of way to defend himself or simply deter armed robbers. Auntie’s answer: I checked with the RCIPS to get a definitive explanation on this. […]

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UWC names 2017 Caymanian scholars

UWC names 2017 Caymanian scholars

| 25/04/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The United World Colleges (UWC) global educational movement has accepted three more Caymanian students to begin programmes in the upcoming school year. Courtney Thomas, Elijah Samson and Tiana Marley McCoy join current Caymanian scholars Ayanda Jones (UWC – Red Cross Nordic, Norway ’18), Julian Menkó (UWC – US ’18) and Chanelle Scott (UWC – […]

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Air traffic control examiners validated

Air traffic control examiners validated

| 25/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three long-serving Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) employees have been officially validated as air traffic control (ATC) examiners. ATC manager Erick Bodden, airport operations manager Robert Harris and ATC supervisor Robert Boggess received their licences and certificates of competence on Thursday, 23 March. The validation will allow the new examiners to carry […]

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Brackers come out for DG’s 5K challenge

Brackers come out for DG’s 5K challenge

| 25/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge kicked off Sunday, 23 April, with the first part of the event held on Cayman Brac. Almost 150 people took part in the walk/run, including a number of participants who travelled from Grand Cayman for the occasion. The Grand Cayman race takes place Sunday, 30 April, […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.