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Archive for July, 2017

Cayman notches fourth in high jump, personal bests in pool

Cayman notches fourth in high jump, personal bests in pool

| 31/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): While not taking home any medals from the Commonwealth Youth Games, held 19-23 July in the Bahamas, athletes in the nine-member Cayman contingent earned fourth place in the high jump and recorded personal bests in swimming events. Overall, 1,300 young people, aged 14 to 18 years old, from 70 Commonwealth nations and […]

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May visitors drive with US licence in Cayman?

May visitors drive with US licence in Cayman?

| 30/07/2017 | 20 Comments

My family will be coming to visit Grand Cayman soon. I am wondering if I can drive there using my US driver’s license? Auntie’s answer: You are not allowed to drive with only your foreign licence; you are required to get a visitor’s permit before taking a car out on the road here. But the […]

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HSA expands trauma care

HSA expands trauma care

| 30/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has hired a second trauma surgeon. With the two specialist physicians, as well as new and refitted equipment, the orthopaedic and trauma unit is able to expand the range of treatments available for lower limb injuries and fractures. The ability to perform advanced trauma care is “significantly […]

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Craft market vendors show PRIDE in their training

Craft market vendors show PRIDE in their training

| 28/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The vendors of the Cayman Craft Market recently received certificates for their PRIDE training, part of a number of changes the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) is implementing to ensure the preservation and promotion of local arts and traditions at the George Town attraction. “Quality behavioural and operational service standards are essential in […]

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Chamber takes award for communications

Chamber takes award for communications

| 28/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has been named one of three Communications Excellence Best in Show winners by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) at that organisation’s annual awards ceremony, held 18 July in Nashvillle, Tennessee. The ACCE represents more than 7,500 chamber of commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers, […]

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Breastfeeding Week focuses on overall benefits

Breastfeeding Week focuses on overall benefits

| 27/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding to the growth and development of healthy children, the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) will collaborate with several local groups on promotional activities during World Breastfeeding Week, set for 1-7 August. The annual world breastfeeding observance aims to emphasise […]

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Local CPA to host youth event

Local CPA to host youth event

| 27/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) will host a special event for Cayman Islands’ youth on Friday, 4 August 2017 at the Town Hall in George Town. The CPA Secretariat and Cayman’s MLAs will be bringing the “CPA Roadshow” for youth that is taking place this year across […]

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National Gallery takes art on the road to CARIFESTA

National Gallery takes art on the road to CARIFESTA

| 27/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of the CARIFESTA XIII celebration of the visual arts, taking place 17-27 August in Barbados, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is supporting five Caymanian artists – Simon Tatum, Brandon Saunders, Kaitlyn Elphinstone, Nasaria Suckoo Chollette and Shane “Dready” Aquart – whose work has been accepted by the […]

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Couple on rollover hopes to visit Cayman

Couple on rollover hopes to visit Cayman

| 26/07/2017 | 3 Comments

I am on rollover and my spouse wants us to spend the summer holiday in Cayman. Can I apply for a visitor’s visa? My rollover is up in November of this year. Auntie’s answer: A similar question has come up before but it has been about a year, so it seems a good time to […]

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Bodden Town Primary aims to help children play

Bodden Town Primary aims to help children play

| 26/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The parent teacher association (PTA) of Bodden Town Primary School has launched its “Revitalising Our Future” initiative that will benefit about 300 students with needed playground equipment and allow for designated areas for recreational activities. Law firm Harneys Cayman signed on as the first corporate sponsor for the project.

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Italian consul general visits

Italian consul general visits

| 26/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Italian Consul General Gloria Marina Bellelli paid a brief courtesy call on Premier Alden McLaughlin at his office in the Government Administration Building Monday, 24 July. Bellelli assumed her duties as consul general in Miami in September 2015, with jurisdiction for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, […]

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Allyson Speirs called to the bar

Allyson Speirs called to the bar

| 26/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Allyson Speirs has been admitted to practise as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in proceedings held 19 July before Justice Charles Quin, following the completion of her articles with Higgs and Johnson. The admission application was made by partner John Harris, to whom Speirs had been principally assigned at the law […]

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Are BB guns allowed in Cayman?

Are BB guns allowed in Cayman?

| 25/07/2017 | 5 Comments

Is it legal to import BB guns or air rifles into the Cayman Islands? Auntie’s answer: The Firearms Law (2008 Revision) defines a firearm as “artillery, machine gun, sub-machine gun, rifle, shot gun, pistol, air gun, air pistol or any lethal barrelled weapon from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged or […]

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Immigration hosts summer interns

Immigration hosts summer interns

| 25/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Immigration (DOI) has brought on 16 Caymanians, from various high schools and colleges, as part of the government’s summer internship programme. This annual opportunity allows the interns to gain work experience and awareness of the DOI operations. Acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith welcomed the students and thanked the […]

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Cayman Connection UK celebrates four years

Cayman Connection UK celebrates four years

| 25/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Helen Kilpatrick recently hosted more than 60 guests at Government House for the fourth annual Cayman Connection UK (CCUK) reception. The event, held Thursday, 22 July, brings together Caymanian students who are studying in the UK and those who are preparing to go to there for the first time.

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Cayman’s CARIFESTA performers offer local preview

Cayman’s CARIFESTA performers offer local preview

| 25/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) will be showcasing Cayman’s presentation for this year’s CARIFESTA, set for 17-27 August in Barbados. Local audiences will be able to preview the entire show at the Harquail Theatre from 28-30 July, which will also serve as a fundraiser to pay for the Cayman contingent’s travel […]

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Approval rate for grant of right to be Caymanian

Approval rate for grant of right to be Caymanian

| 24/07/2017 | 5 Comments

I read that the success rate for Caymanian status applications is way lower than for permanent residence in recent years. Is status approval more or less assured, provided an applicant is naturalised, insured, immigration fees paid up to date and can prove a minimum 15 years uninterrupted residence? Is the decision-making process sufficiently transparent to […]

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Max Jones awarded for Public Works leadership

Max Jones awarded for Public Works leadership

| 24/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Max Jones, the Director of the Public Works Department, has been recognised as the top head of department in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure (CPI) for the 2016/17 financial year. Ministry Chief Officer Alan Jones presented the plaque at a recent meeting of CPI heads of departments.

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