Archive for September, 2017

Cayman delivers supplies to storm-ravaged TCI

Cayman delivers supplies to storm-ravaged TCI

| 29/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ongoing recovery efforts in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) got a welcome boost following an aid mission Wednesday, 27 September to the hurricane-torn jurisdiction by officials from the Cayman Islands. Devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the islands are getting back on their feet with the help of essential supplies like […]

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Unhappy with CIREBA’s commission rate

Unhappy with CIREBA’s commission rate

| 28/09/2017 | 22 Comments

In a recent case in the UK six real estate agents were fined £370,000 for colluding in fixing their commission rates at 1.5%. An article can be found about it here. This practice is against the law in the UK and many other countries. In Cayman the standard commission rate is set by CIREBA and for most […]

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Geology Week rocks on for fifth year

Geology Week rocks on for fifth year

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The fifth annual Geology Education Week will take place from Monday, 16 October, to Friday, 20 October. Organised by the Water Authority-Cayman, Geology Week, as in past years, will comprise geology lessons for students at local high schools and professional development courses for local educators, which will include a field trip to […]

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Calendar for Older Persons Month

Calendar for Older Persons Month

| 27/09/2017 | 1 Comment

As of this posting, 26 September, I note that the official CIG Facebook page lists the calendar for Older Persons Month – for October 2012! Why is this page five years out of date, and more importantly, what is the calendar for 2017?? It’s taken me 60+ years to “qualify” for this, yet I can’t […]

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Students benefit from financial services programme

Students benefit from financial services programme

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The third annual Cayman Finance Student Education and Work Experience Programme recently wrapped up with 62 students graduating. The programme is coordinated by Cayman Finance in partnership with the Ministry of Financial Services and the Ministry of Education. “Together we have successfully pathwayed young talented Caymanians into the Cayman Islands financial services […]

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Government workers read to Lighthouse students

Government workers read to Lighthouse students

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Civil servants recently celebrated International Literacy Day by reading aloud and donating books to Lighthouse School students. On Friday, 8 September, seven volunteers from the Portfolio of the Civil Service and the Internal Audit Service (IAS) took part in the first such initiative of its kind at the school, reading to 25 […]

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Second relief mission sent to Anguilla

Second relief mission sent to Anguilla

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Government’s second humanitarian relief mission to Anguilla in two weeks flew to the hurricane-torn island Tuesday, 26 September. Laden with more critical medical supplies donated by the Health Services Authority (HSA), Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) and the CTMH Doctors’ Hospital, as well as building materials, the flight included […]

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TV paves way for weatherman’s lionfish hunt

TV paves way for weatherman’s lionfish hunt

| 26/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Weatherman and TV reporter Joe Avary has been given a paid vacation by his bosses at Hurley’s Media to hunt for lionfish while raising money for charity. A keen diver, Avary plans to catch and then sell his invasive catch for cash, which will then go to the local Cancer Society, the NCVO, One Dog […]

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Danielle Coleman assisting BVI Red Cross

Danielle Coleman assisting BVI Red Cross

| 26/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Danielle Coleman, Deputy Director of Preparedness and Planning with Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), has been deployed to the British Virgin Islands to help with aid efforts. She will assist the BVI Red Cross and the BVI Department of Disaster Management following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Coleman, who left Friday […]

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St Ignatius footballers triumph in opening rally

St Ignatius footballers triumph in opening rally

| 26/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(PFL): The youngsters from St Ignatius Catholic School opened the 2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) season with a bang this past Saturday at the Annex Field as they took home the PFL Opening Rally title, defeating Red Bay Primary 2-1 in the final. Under cloudy skies and through intermittent rain showers, St Ignatius and […]

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