Archive for November, 2017

Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

Minister’s message for World AIDS Day

| 30/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour): As the festive season approaches, it is always a poignant time of year for people who have lost loved ones, particularly those who have succumbed to an illness such as HIV and AIDS. It is important, therefore, that we observe World AIDS Day on 1 December to highlight the risks […]

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Prospect residents spruce up neighbourhoods

Prospect residents spruce up neighbourhoods

| 30/11/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Members of the Prospect Community Group cleaned up their district Saturday, 25 November, joined by MLA Austin Harris and RCIPS Community Officer PC Christopher Donaldson. Divided into teams, the Prospect crew did their best to rid Marina Drive, Omega Drive, Mahogany Drive and Victory Avenue of discarded plastic, old food containers, bottles, […]

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Taste of Cayman raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels

Taste of Cayman raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels

| 30/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels has been selected as the official charity of the 30th annual Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival anniversary festival, set for Saturday, 27 January 2018 at the Festival Green, Camana Bay. Every year, the festival supports the local community through a charity raffle, with funds raised […]

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Injured driver wants to use handicapped spot

Injured driver wants to use handicapped spot

| 30/11/2017 | 4 Comments

What if I have a legitimate injury that makes it hard/painful for me to walk but I am not permanently disabled? Can I use a Blue Spot? Auntie’s answer: Today’s question appeared as a comment on a CNS article about the RCIPS announcing a no-tolerance policy on people who illegally park in spots designated for disabled drivers. […]

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Breeze Fusion walk/run benefits Brac Lions Club

Breeze Fusion walk/run benefits Brac Lions Club

| 30/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The second annual Brac Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run, held Saturday, 25 November at South Side Public Beach, attracted more than 70 runners and walkers, comprising students, civil servants and tourists. In repeat wins, students Sean-Douglas Valentine and Madi Brandes again clinched the top spots in the overall male and female divisions.

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Taking cell phone video on the road

Taking cell phone video on the road

| 29/11/2017 | 1 Comment

Just wondering what the actual cell phone and driving laws are here in Cayman. Is it legal to be driving with your phone on your dash recording a video of yourself ranting on about your latest beefs? Doesn’t seem to be paying attention to the road and can’t you wait until you get home to […]

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Young footballers gain UK experience

Young footballers gain UK experience

| 29/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of young footballers from Cayman recently spent five days in London playing matches and getting trained at several UK clubs. During the fall mid-term break, the 10 players, aged 9 to 14, soaked up experience with Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur FC and West Ham United FC, Championship League club […]

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Inaugural UCCI nursing cohort all qualify as RNs

Inaugural UCCI nursing cohort all qualify as RNs

| 29/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands has, for the first time, homegrown, full-fledged nurses after every one of the inaugural UCCI School of Nursing cohort of ten students passed the Regional Examination for Nurses’ Registration (RENR). The accomplishment was the result of four years of study for the students. The RENR is the ultimate point […]

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Schools advance to semifinals

Schools advance to semifinals

| 29/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(PFL): The 2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) playoffs began Saturday, 25 November at the Annex Field with the quarterfinals in the Under 9 and Under 11 Champions and Consolation Cups. In the CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL), the final two regular season games were played to see which schools would compete for the […]

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Hotel service fees and tipping

Hotel service fees and tipping

| 28/11/2017 | 2 Comments

When staying at local hotels, who are charging a mandatory service fee and also a resort charge, am I correct that the valet would be covered? We did a staycation and once you add all the tips, taxes and resort fees the nightly charge becomes surprisingly high. I felt overly pressured by the valet guys […]

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CIS, Cayman Prep take inaugural high school footie crowns

CIS, Cayman Prep take inaugural high school footie crowns

| 28/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman International School (CIS) Blue and Cayman Prep and High School made history this past week by winning, respectively, the inaugural Dart Under 14 Girls’ and Under 13 Boys’ high school football leagues. In the girls’ league, CIS Blue defeated Cayman Prep 2-1 on Wednesday, 22 November at the Annex Field to […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Boggy Sand Café

Golden Spoons Review: Boggy Sand Café

| 27/11/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Foodie): In the mood for a change of scenery, my companion and I decided a small trip to West Bay was in order, plus the opening of a new café had caught my eye. We found the place fairly easily; the Boggy Sand Café is in the car park next door to Foster’s Republix. […]

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Young brothers donate their toys for Christmas

Young brothers donate their toys for Christmas

| 27/11/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): With help from their mother, two brothers decided to give back this Christmas in a big way, recently donating their “toy overflow” to the NCVO, for Miss Nadine’s Pre-School and Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home. After years of receiving Christmas gifts, Kameron Knight, 7, and his brother, Kruz, 5, had accumulated lots […]

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Labour official named top employee

Labour official named top employee

| 27/11/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Leticia Goring has been name the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for October for being most helpful and efficient when executing her duties as Assistant Director of Labour and Pensions (DLP). Employed within the Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration (HRI), she started her service as a research analyst in […]

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Are there noise restrictions on home building?

Are there noise restrictions on home building?

| 26/11/2017 | 1 Comment

What are the permitted work hours for residential construction projects? Auntie’s answer: I am guessing your question centres around ensuring that the time you are home is not disturbed by general pounding and other noises related to a house being built in your neighbourhood. Unfortunately, a Ministry of Planning official informed me there are no […]

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Free HIV testing offered this week

Free HIV testing offered this week

| 26/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of activities in connection with this year’s World AIDS Day, commemorated 1 December, the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) Public Health Department (PHD), the Cayman AIDS Foundation and the Cayman Islands Red Cross have collaborated to organise six days of free HIV/AIDS testing from 27 November-2 December. Free HIV counselling will […]

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Kids kick off ‘Gimistory’ ahead of star-packed event

Kids kick off ‘Gimistory’ ahead of star-packed event

| 24/11/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s youngest storytellers will be kicking off one of the islands’ most popular festivals on Saturday night (25 November), when ‘Gimistory’ opens at Dart Park on South Church Street. The annual event will run for seven days and features an impressive and talented line-up of more than two dozen local and international tellers, comedians […]

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New fee on CUC bill needs explaining

New fee on CUC bill needs explaining

| 23/11/2017 | 11 Comments

I noticed on my CUC bill that they have introduced a sixth charge for renewable energy. Is this something new that they are charging their customers for now? Customers have to pay for: facilities charge, energy charge, licence and regulatory fees, government fuel duty and fuel cost, and now this new charge – renewable energy. Auntie’s answer: […]

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