Archive for October, 2017

Enforcing a child-maintenance order

Enforcing a child-maintenance order

| 31/10/2017 | 0 Comments

How do you get maintenance enforced when one party has defaulted for many years? What is the process? Maintenance in this instance was mandated in court. Auntie’s answer: This question was posed in response to a recent column on this topic (see The legal obligations of child maintenance), which discussed the general process for applying […]

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Former NBA player to golf for charity

Former NBA player to golf for charity

| 31/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Retired NBA player Adonal Foyle will be teeing up for charity at a golf tournament which is being held in conjunction with the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic Basketball Tournament. Taking place Sunday, 19 November at the North Sound Golf Club, the tournament is expected to be an annual event which will benefit […]

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Cayman touch rugby teams shine at US Nationals

Cayman touch rugby teams shine at US Nationals

| 31/10/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Both the Cayman Touch Association (CTA) men’s and mixed teams came second in the USA Touch Nationals championships, which took place in Oceanside, California 12-14 October. The men’s team, who moved up from third place last year, lost in the final 6-2 to the Los Angeles Royals, who have won the division […]

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Students embrace anti-bullying messages

Students embrace anti-bullying messages

| 31/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The anti-bullying STOOD UP Fair took place Saturday, 21 October 2017 attracting dozens of students from across Grand Cayman. Aimed at encouraging children and youth to be creative in exploring ways they can address bullying, the fair featured student booths showcasing their anti-bullying projects.

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RCIPS sends third group of officers to BVI 

RCIPS sends third group of officers to BVI 

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A third contingent of Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers travelled to the British Virgin Islands on Thursday, 26 October, following the return of 16 officers earlier that day who had completed a three-week deployment to offer support in the wake of the destruction caused in BVI by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Faith Hospital staff train as fire marshals

Faith Hospital staff train as fire marshals

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has expanded its fire marshal programme to Cayman Brac, with 13 staff members of Faith Hospital completing the UK-accredited basic fire safety awareness and fire marshal courses since the beginning of the year. The HSA launched the programme in 2016 to improve fire safety and awareness within […]

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Elections Office staffer voted top employee

Elections Office staffer voted top employee

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Gina Whittaker has been named the Cayman Islands Government’s Employee of the Month for September, recognised as the most appreciated. She earned this distinction as a result of the praise she has received from both external and internal clients, stated a government press release. Her job title is receptionist/ID technician in the […]

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Tour bus drivers holding microphones

Tour bus drivers holding microphones

| 29/10/2017 | 14 Comments

I often see coach drivers, in the mid-size coaches, driving whilst giving their passengers a commentary on a hand-held microphone. Is this legal? Auntie’s answer: You may be surprised to learn that it is legal for drivers of tour coaches to use one hand to hold a microphone while driving with the other. I know […]

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Kiwanis Club names new board

Kiwanis Club names new board

| 27/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman recently installed its officers and board members for 2017-2018, with Nicola Murray the new president, taking over from Daniella McGowan. “For many years, the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman has made and continues to make a real difference in the Cayman community, especially where children are […]

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National Gallery recognised for educational initiative

National Gallery recognised for educational initiative

| 27/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has received an award for commitment to education for its Creative Careers programme, presented at the recent Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards celebrating outstanding achievements in business in the Cayman Islands. More than 40 members applied in the eight categories, with two awards […]

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Septic tank next door fouling the air

Septic tank next door fouling the air

| 26/10/2017 | 3 Comments

What can I do if a neighbour’s septic tank stinks? He doesn’t even have it plastered on the outside and the fumes are affecting us. Auntie’s answer: There is actually a mechanism in place to deal with your unfortunate circumstance. I can only imagine the unpleasantness of having to deal with the odour emanating from […]

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Law firm supports new Meals on Wheels kitchen

Law firm supports new Meals on Wheels kitchen

| 26/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels has received a $30,000 donation to assist the charity in opening a new kitchen to provide hot meals to seniors and the housebound in West Bay. As part of its ongoing charity work for the local community and through the contributions of employees, Ogier recently made the […]

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CIS Blue and Cayman Prep top football standings

CIS Blue and Cayman Prep top football standings

| 26/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After three weeks of play in the inaugural Dart Under 14 Girls’ and Dart Under 13 Boys’ high school football leagues, the young ladies from Cayman International School (CIS) Blue and the young men from Cayman Prep sit atop the standings in their respective leagues. In the girls’ league, the top three […]

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Telephone company lacking customer service

Telephone company lacking customer service

| 25/10/2017 | 5 Comments

I have an issue with a local telephone company whereby I made about 30 requests to transfer an account from myself to another customer. After four months they finally agreed to resolve the issue, but for the next nine months they continued the billing. Now they are billing me for $1,000+ for charges incurred while […]

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Older persons perform at variety show

Older persons perform at variety show

| 25/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Big Stage variety show, held Wednesday, 18 October, marked the eighth in the 13-event Older Persons Month 2017 calendar. Attendees enjoyed an evening of live performances and entertainment by their peers. Staged at the Harquail Theatre, performances included skits, songs, and storytelling by Crosby Walton, Vernice Myles, Twyla Vargas, Daphne Orrett, […]

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