Archive for June, 2017

Mangoes celebrated at Botanic Park

Mangoes celebrated at Botanic Park

| 30/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park will be hosting its first annual Mango Fair on Saturday, 1 July, created and organised by the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) to expand the yearly mango tree sale at the park into a family-oriented event. “I am delighted to be coordinating an event like this for […]

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Self-defence class teaches empowerment

Self-defence class teaches empowerment

| 30/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): A diverse group of Cayman residents recently participated in a free introductory lesson on self-defence, with the main messages that physical confrontation is the last resort when faced with a potential attacker, people should be aware of their surroundings, and a loud, forceful voice can be a powerful deterrent. Renata Kecskes, who […]

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What is the legal recourse when faced with hate speech?

What is the legal recourse when faced with hate speech?

| 29/06/2017 | 7 Comments

Are there any laws covering hate speech in the Cayman Islands? Auntie’s answer: This was another question for the Human Rights Commission (HRC), though a representative again cautioned that their answer can only be given in general terms and they cannot offer any legal advice. The HRC official explained that hate speech is not legally […]

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Cayman bags 22 medals ahead of Games finals

Cayman bags 22 medals ahead of Games finals

| 29/06/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Team Cayman had inched up the medal table to 11th place in this year’s Island Games at the end of play Thursday, with a bag of 22 medals. Cayman now has four golds, thanks to track stars Kemar Hyman, who won gold in the 100 metres in 10:25 seconds, and Jamal Walton, […]

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Getting insured with a pre-existing condition

Getting insured with a pre-existing condition

| 29/06/2017 | 22 Comments

I am a Caymanian with a medical pre-existing condition. I’m finding it very hard to get a job and I think it’s because adding me to the company health insurance will raise the rates for everyone. What are my options? Can I get personal insurance that I can afford? Auntie’s answer: I was able to […]

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Hannah’s Heroes needed for fundraiser

Hannah’s Heroes needed for fundraiser

| 29/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): With 12 weeks to go until this year’s Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave, organisers are encouraging supporters to forgo their next haircut and opt to shave instead to help raise money for the St Baldrick’s Foundation. The Big Shave was inspired by Cayman-born Hannah Meeson, who was diagnosed in 2012 with anaplastic medulloblastoma, […]

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Students get free passes to CayFilm

Students get free passes to CayFilm

| 28/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) and John Gray High School students will be attending this weekend’s CayFilm International Film Festival for free thanks to support from a local company. The 30 students received general passes, which gives them complete access to all film screenings, panels and workshops on the three event […]

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Young artists on display at National Gallery

Young artists on display at National Gallery

| 28/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has opened an exhibition to showcase students’ artwork from six Walkers Art Club. The NGCI after-school art clubs have benefited about 100 participants, comprising pre-schoolers, primary and secondary students, Cayman Brac students, teens who are studying for their final exams, and young people with […]

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Looking for higher octane fuel in Cayman

Looking for higher octane fuel in Cayman

| 27/06/2017 | 8 Comments

Why do none of the local fuel distributors offer an octane option higher than 93? There are a number of high-end car dealerships on island that sell vehicles designed to be using a higher octane fuel, such as 95, meaning there would definitely be a market for it. Auntie’s answer: I put your question to the […]

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Jamal Walton strikes gold at Island Games

Jamal Walton strikes gold at Island Games

| 27/06/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Jamal Walton has bagged Cayman’s first gold medal of the Island Games, after a comfortable win in the 200m, Monday, 26 June. The local sprinter crossed the line in 21:55, well clear of Tyler Johnson from Jersey, who took silver, and Jerai Torres from Gibraltar, who took bronze. The 18-year-old dominated the […]

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Gallery to open multimedia exhibition

Gallery to open multimedia exhibition

| 27/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) newest exhibition, “Mediating Self – Identity and the Body”, opens Friday, 30 June and will run through Thursday, 21 September. Curated by Kerri-Anne Chisholm, NGCI’s assistant curator, the exhibition investigates the ways in which our bodies are used to create and navigate our personal […]

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Tourism industry honoured at awards ceremony

Tourism industry honoured at awards ceremony

| 26/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) hosted the 14th annual Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards on 20 June 2017, with longtime dive operator Peter Milburn taking home the Lifetime Achievement Award. Held to recognise and honour people working in the hospitality and tourism industries in the Cayman Islands, the event acknowledged a selection […]

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Update on Zika cases in Cayman

Update on Zika cases in Cayman

| 25/06/2017 | 12 Comments

Is there any news on the pregnant woman who had contracted Zika last year? Also what are the Zika cases at present? Auntie’s answer: Considering all the concern surrounding the appearance of Zika in Cayman last year, I am glad this question has been submitted, especially as we head into summer. I am sure you […]

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Hospice breaks ground on forever home

Hospice breaks ground on forever home

| 25/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After moving four times since being established in 1998, Cayman HospiceCare will finally be getting a permanent home, a milestone celebrated Thursday, 15 June with an official groundbreaking on its new headquarters that will be located on West Bay Road. A yearlong fundraising effort by marathoner Derek Haines brought in $1.4 million […]

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Golden Spoons Review: China Village

Golden Spoons Review: China Village

| 23/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Foodie): Spoiler alert: I love Chinese food of all styles and regions. However, I admit to being less than enthusiastic about the authenticity and quality of the fare being served at Chinese restaurants in Cayman. Still, it was with some excitement and cautious optimism that I brought some companions with me on a recent […]

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