Archive for August, 2017

Golden Spoons Review: Pirates Point Resort

Golden Spoons Review: Pirates Point Resort

| 31/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): Dining at Pirates Point in Little Cayman, which bills itself as a gourmet diving resort, is not your typical restaurant experience. Consistently earning top ratings from travel websites and magazines, the restaurant was high on our list during a recent visit to Little Cayman. Since we weren’t staying at the resort, we had […]

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CUC smart meters and emissions

CUC smart meters and emissions

| 31/08/2017 | 17 Comments

How dangerous is the radiation from CUC’s smart meters? Also, how far away should the meters be from frequently used rooms? Auntie’s answer: I can understand your concern, especially as every day something else seems to get added to the list of electronics that can be harmful. The radiation referred to is the electromagnetic frequency […]

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Red Bay Primary library gets makeover

Red Bay Primary library gets makeover

| 31/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Volunteers from Prospect Community Group (PCG) gave up their Saturday to help give the Red Bay Primary School library a facelift. Part of the school’s library rejuvenation project, the work, which took place 26 August, included cleaning, organising and repainting the entire space. Organiser and PCG executive member Kara Coe said, “It […]

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Nominations open for sports heroes

Nominations open for sports heroes

| 31/08/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Nominations open 1 September 2017 for the 2018 National Heroes Day, which will focus on sports. Members of the public are invited to nominate people in the community who have made outstanding contributions to sports in the Cayman Islands. In addition to Caymanian candidates, the nominations committee will consider non-Caymanians once there […]

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Paying pension for a small business

Paying pension for a small business

| 30/08/2017 | 0 Comments

I have a question on small business pension requirement. If you are working but not receiving a salary as you are putting everything into making the company a success, what are your pension responsibilities and how do you determine the amounts? Auntie’s answer: To clarify this question, I confirmed with the reader that he is […]

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Immigration staff get management training

Immigration staff get management training

| 30/08/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Immigration (DOI) recently partnered with The University of the West Indies (UWI) – Open Campus, Cayman Islands, in a strategic talent management initiative. The goal was to ensure that DOI employees are equipped with the skills required for effective and efficient delivery of immigration services. A group of 10 employees […]

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Tennis players come back strong after summer

Tennis players come back strong after summer

| 30/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The fifth PwC Junior Tennis Tournament was played in great conditions on 25 and 26 August, with the rain holding off and under a slight breeze. The first junior competition after the summer break made for excited and energised players, stated a press release. Jake Fagan won the 10-and-under division after winning […]

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Clarifying pre-clearance at the airport

Clarifying pre-clearance at the airport

| 29/08/2017 | 1 Comment

Why is it that Cayman Airways, the national flag carrier, has not managed to integrate their reservation system into the Immigration system (but are able to provide the necessary information to the US authorities) whereas the foreign carriers have? Auntie’s answer: After a bit of back and forth with two Department of Immigration (DOI) officials, […]

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Miss Teen Cayman Islands crowned

Miss Teen Cayman Islands crowned

| 29/08/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Kevie-Ann Peirre of Bodden Town was crowned the new Miss Teen Cayman Islands at a pageant featuring six contestants held Saturday, 26 August at the Lions Centre. This marked Peirre’s second time participating in the pageant, which opened with a dance performance by the six young ladies and Miss Teen 2016-17 Liana […]

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NCAA college basketball teams to play in Cayman

NCAA college basketball teams to play in Cayman

| 29/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Eight top NCAA Division 1 men’s college basketball teams from the US will be coming to Grand Cayman in November to play in the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic preseason tournament. The Cincinnati Bearcats, Iowa Hawkeyes, Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, Wyoming Cowboys, Buffalo Bulls, South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Richmond Spiders and University […]

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Summer interns gain legal experience

Summer interns gain legal experience

| 28/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of 16 young Caymanians have spent the summer interning with an offshore law firm in Cayman. The students, depending on their studies, either worked alongside lawyers in areas including funds, finance and commercial litigation, or had the opportunity to work with corporate services, and marketing and business development teams to […]

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DG’s Challenge supports YMCA camp

DG’s Challenge supports YMCA camp

| 28/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of 10 young people from Cayman Brac recently travelled to Grand Cayman for a week-long, YMCA summer camp and leadership programme. The camp was held from Sunday, 13 August to Friday, 18 August. The trip was made possible by a portion of the funds raised for the YMCA at the […]

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Prison officer earns top employee nod

Prison officer earns top employee nod

| 28/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Prison Officer Marlon Watson, with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, has been named the department’s employee of the month for May. As the officer in charge of the prison’s workshop, Watson is responsible for the overall operation and for the well-being of all inmates who take part in the programme.

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Unhappy with rubbish collection

Unhappy with rubbish collection

| 27/08/2017 | 4 Comments

What’s the appropriate party to speak to regarding the garbage service? I know this isn’t the top job for most people, but I don’t think the staff should show such little regard to the belongings of householders. Time after time my bins are scattered on the road, the bin house gate broken, etc. Who is […]

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Inmates give back to the community

Inmates give back to the community

| 25/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) rolled out its new community works programme this month, as inmates hit the streets with trash bags in hand, ready to give back to the community. “We are thrilled to launch this pilot clean-up project called ‘Prison Community Work Party’,” Prison Director Neil Lavis said.

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Kids learn about heritage at summer camp

Kids learn about heritage at summer camp

| 24/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): About 100 children have completed a four-week summer camp devoted to nature- and heritage-based arts and crafts activities. Jointly run by the National Trust and Art Nest Creative Studio, the camp, “Art of Nature”, was held at the Trust’s operational base in Dart Park on South Church Street.

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Unable to find video of PAC hearing

Unable to find video of PAC hearing

| 23/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Why has GIS removed the section of TV footage regarding the Public Accounts Committee hearings on the Ministry of Community Affairs on 16 August 2017, from the CIGTV uploaded broadcast on the CIGTV YouTube channel? And who instructed that section to be removed from public viewing? Research shows all other sections of the PAC hearing for […]

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Church donates school supplies

Church donates school supplies

| 23/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Adventist Church distributed 260 backpacks and 45 packets of school supplies to scores of children who turned out for an end-of-summer fun day Sunday, 20 August, at the Airport Park. The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists funded the backpacks and member churches donated the supplies. The children were also treated […]

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