Archive for May, 2017

Puzzled over road markings

Puzzled over road markings

| 31/05/2017 | 5 Comments

What’s up with the mysterious white and black crosses being painted on West Bay Road and elsewhere? Auntie’s answer: The mystery has been solved thanks to the Lands and Survey Department. The markings you see on the roads are part of an upcoming aerial photography project. The crosses have been painted throughout all three islands […]

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Conference aims to empower teens

Conference aims to empower teens

| 31/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 80 teenagers, including a contingent from Cayman Brac, attended the first-ever Youth Empowerment Conference #IAM2K17 on Friday, 26 May 2017. The six-hour event, staged by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) at the Family Life Centre, was held in partnership with the National Youth Commission, and included the […]

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Local filmmakers set to shine at festival

Local filmmakers set to shine at festival

| 31/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): CayFilm, the Cayman International Film Festival, this year will be showcasing 20 local productions along with entries from 50 other countries. Set for 30 June-3 July, this marks the third anniversary of the event, and festival director Tony Mark said he was “honoured” to be showing so many domestically produced films.

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Ministry message for World No Tobacco Day

Ministry message for World No Tobacco Day

| 31/05/2017 | 1 Comment

Ministry of Health: The Cayman Islands is once again marking World No Tobacco Day, a very significant date on our annual health calendar. As highlighted in this year’s theme “Tobacco – a threat to development”, smoking has a significant impact on nations around the globe. There are more than seven million deaths from tobacco use […]

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Seeks information on charitable organisations

Seeks information on charitable organisations

| 30/05/2017 | 3 Comments

Is there a register of charities on island? Somewhere online I can go and check if a charity is legally a registered one? Also, what are the laws regarding persons acting as a charity without legally being registered? Auntie’s answer: I have tracked down the answers to your questions with the help of the General […]

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Young artists on display at hotel gallery

Young artists on display at hotel gallery

| 30/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Year six students from government schools across Grand Cayman are exhibiting their artwork created through the Heritage Arts programme, which is part of the curriculum and run by Cayman Traditional Arts (CTA). On display at The Gallery at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman through 15 August, are paintings that CTA director Chris Christian […]

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Top employee puts customers first

Top employee puts customers first

| 30/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Kimberley Powell-Herrera has been named Cayman Islands Government Employee of Month for April. The accounts officer in the Portfolio of the Civil Service (POCS), who began her career in government in 2004, was cited for being most customer-centric. Attending school and recently married, she is working towards the completion of her associate degree […]

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Credit card taken behind closed doors

Credit card taken behind closed doors

| 29/05/2017 | 7 Comments

I was recently at the new vehicle licensing office out east (in Breakers) and used my credit card to pay for my yearly vehicle registration and the young man took my card and closed the door to the office whilst processing my payment. He took over 10 minutes to complete the processing. Should I be […]

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Looking for prices at the pumps

Looking for prices at the pumps

| 28/05/2017 | 3 Comments

Where are the petrol prices listed? I heard there was a way to compare what is available. Auntie’s answer: Yes, you are right. There is actually a very comprehensive list of prices at each gas (petrol) station on the island. You can find it at the Petroleum Inspectorate website. The tables on the site list prices by […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Di Kit-Chin

Golden Spoons Review: Di Kit-Chin

| 26/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Jerk chicken is one of those foods that elicits strong feelings among those who love it. With that in mind and admittedly one of those people, I made my way to Di Kit-Chin. The restaurant sits at the corner of Mangrove Avenue and Shamrock Road, right before the East-West Arterial roundabout. Even though […]

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Booklet on culture and heritage policy printed

Booklet on culture and heritage policy printed

| 26/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The country’s first printed copy of the National Culture & Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan was released Monday, 22 May 2017, presented by the Ministry of Culture. An e-book version of the policy will be available online by early June on the ministry’s website. “This policy and strategic plan is an expression of […]

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Riders finish strong at season’s last dressage

Riders finish strong at season’s last dressage

| 26/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): At the final Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) dressage show of the season, held Sunday, 21 May, five riders were double-class winners – Stephanie Lloyd, Lara Humphries, Abbey Swartz, Tracey Surrey and Jardae Barnes – with Lloyd and Humphries the high point champions in the adult and junior categories, respectively. With the completion […]

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Sprint meet attracts record number of swimmers

Sprint meet attracts record number of swimmers

| 26/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): All four clubs and Special Olympic athletes competed in the annual Lions Sprint Meet, with a record attendance of 179 athletes. Stingray Swim Club (SSC), Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC), Seven Mile Swimmers (SMS), Brac Barracudas and Special Olympians all raced head to head in the event, which is geared towards younger swimmers.

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Tennis competition comes up aces

Tennis competition comes up aces

| 26/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Undaunted by a rainout on the first day of competition, 27 players competed at the PwC Tennis Tournament last weekend comprising age categories of 10-, 14- and 18-and-under. All of the first rounds were held Saturday, 20 May, with third and fourth place, semifinals, and finals the following day. Despite very windy […]

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Benefits of investing in rental property

Benefits of investing in rental property

| 25/05/2017 | 6 Comments

Is buying and renting property in Cayman a good investment? I will not be living in whatever I buy. I am looking to spend up to about $500,000. Auntie’s answer: It is always nice to see someone interested in investing in Cayman. To help you on your way, I consulted with Tony Catalanotto of Rainbow […]

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Hollywood producer reprises CayFilm appearance

Hollywood producer reprises CayFilm appearance

| 25/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Gary Lucchesi, film producer and president of both Lakeshore Entertainment and the Producers Guild of America, will make good on last year’s promise to return to Cayman for the 2017 CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival set for 30 June-3 July. Last year, Lucchesi accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival for […]

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Tracking air quality by GT landfill

Tracking air quality by GT landfill

| 24/05/2017 | 7 Comments

Is there any information on how often air levels are checked within a five-mile radius of the dump? Dealing with this toxic environment so close to an elementary school, homes and businesses should be Cayman’s top priority. But in the meantime, how close an eye is being kept on toxicity levels? With thanks, a very […]

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NCVO garden gets new lease of life

NCVO garden gets new lease of life

| 23/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The NCVO Foster Home’s garden has received a sprucing up, courtesy of two companies in Cayman. RBC, as part of the bank’s commitment to green initiatives, has collaborated with client Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa on a gardening initiative for the home. A “Green 15” team of RBC staff volunteered on the […]

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