Archive for December, 2017

Graduates gain Passport2Success

Graduates gain Passport2Success

| 27/12/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Passport2Success programme recently held its 19th graduation at which 19 young adults were celebrated as the newest alumni of the workplace-preparedness programme. Earning certificates at the 14 December event were Ashley Allen, Shamar Bodden, Gabriella Carbajal, Toni-Ann Chambers, Abigail Ebanks, Keeron Ebanks, Shania Ebanks, Abigail Ferguson, Coriah Hill, Christina Lynch, Jonassi […]

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Show to benefit Zak Quappe scholarship

Show to benefit Zak Quappe scholarship

| 22/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For two nights only, 19 and 20 January 2018, Cocktails and Cabaret will again be gracing the stage at Prospect Playhouse with a Broadway show, Cayman-style, in aid of the Zak Quappe Memorial Scholarship Fund (ZQSF). Originally presented in 2012 by Melanie Ebanks, the production was put on for three straight years […]

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DCFS plays Santa for needy families

DCFS plays Santa for needy families

| 22/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), in partnership with businesses and private citizens, has once again held its annual Christmas gift drive for those children and families that may not have been able to purchase gifts for the holidays. This year the donors’ generosity exceeded all expectations, with the department […]

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St Ignatius investment duo takes November prize

St Ignatius investment duo takes November prize

| 21/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two St Ignatius Catholic School students – Daniel Champoux and Robbie Rutkowski – were named November team-of-the-month winners in the Saxon Investment Club programme for the 2017-2018 school year. Their team, “Exponential Growth”, had the highest return (20.42%) for November among participating schools. The club is an extracurricular programme that allows local […]

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Boxers take three gold at championships

Boxers take three gold at championships

| 21/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s amateur boxers took home three gold medals from the 2017 Caribbean Development Championships held in St Lucia. In addition to the top prize, the remaining nine pugilists won four silver and five bronze medals. Earning gold at the tournament, which ran from 13-16 December, were Alexander Smith, Brandy Barnes and Chambria […]

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Cayman Cricket looks to build on 2017 successes

Cayman Cricket looks to build on 2017 successes

| 20/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Cricket recently held its annual general meeting, reviewing a year in which the Cayman Islands re-entered international competition and the organisation implemented plans to raise participation, and standards, in both youth and competitive categories. During the AGM, Cayman Cricket president Abali Hoilett noted the highlights this year on the competitive front.

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Equestrians celebrate Christmas early

Equestrians celebrate Christmas early

| 20/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 50 young people took part in the 10th annual Christmas horse show hosted by Cayman Riding School (CRS) 9-10 December. Day one of the show began with a fancy dress class followed by the “handy pony” challenge, with children negotiating an obstacle course, demonstrating and putting into practice all they […]

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Braille and audio constitutions unveiled

Braille and audio constitutions unveiled

| 18/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Constitutional Commission, together with the Human Rights Commission (HRC), recently launched audio and braille formats of the Cayman Islands Constitution for people with literacy or sight impairments. The project came about when a member of the public who is visually impaired approached the commissions about accessing the Constitution.

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UCCI presents long-service awards

UCCI presents long-service awards

| 15/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A professor who has given half a century to education and the betterment of several generations of young men and women was among the 50 who were recently honoured by the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) during its first awards banquet.

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Uncertainty over need for visitor’s driving permit

Uncertainty over need for visitor’s driving permit

| 14/12/2017 | 10 Comments

I will be visiting your fine island and saw your earlier article stating that it was no longer a requirement for a US-licensed driver to get a permit to drive in the Cayman Islands. I just got off the phone with DVDL and was told that all visitors to the island have to get a […]

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Golden Spoons Review: Agua

Golden Spoons Review: Agua

| 14/12/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Foodie): My partner and I arrived for brunch at Agua just after the 11:30am opening, already starving and anxious to get started on the meal. After a little wait to get seated we were ushered to our booked table, which we were sharing with some friends. A waiter arrived and explained the menu to […]

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Prospect repeats as CERT competition winner

Prospect repeats as CERT competition winner

| 14/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the second year in a row, the Prospect Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) came away winners in the annual CERT challenge in a competition featuring a completely different format than previous years. Instead of teams getting trained and then competing using the skills learned, the 2017 challenge motivated the groups to […]

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Cayman Academy student wins laptop

Cayman Academy student wins laptop

| 14/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): At the recent Cayman Academy Career Fair, year 8 student DeAndre Parris received a laptop as a prize for correctly answering a quiz on the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry. Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott presented the prize at the event, held at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) 17 […]

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Stamp issue marks royal platinum anniversary

Stamp issue marks royal platinum anniversary

| 13/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Four new stamps featuring Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and released to commemorate their platinum wedding anniversary mark the latest issue from the Cayman Islands Postal Service. The stamps, available for purchase at all post offices in the Cayman Islands, showcase photographs from the royal couple’s married life.

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Governor’s design award winners announced

Governor’s design award winners announced

| 13/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the first time in the Governor’s Award for Design and Construction, two winners were named, one each for commercial and residential. In the fourth such awards under this scheme, Camana Bay office building 18 Forum Lane and the “Linger Longer” residence were honoured at the 7 December ceremony held at Government […]

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Mission House gets a Christmas clean-up

Mission House gets a Christmas clean-up

| 13/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Members of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing (HECH) spent Monday morning (11 December) sprucing up the Mission House in Bodden Town. The team swapped office attire for yard clothes to clean, sweep, work in the garden and carry out general maintenance at the historic site to get it ready […]

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Can Cayman’s firefighters handle high-rise emergencies?

Can Cayman’s firefighters handle high-rise emergencies?

| 12/12/2017 | 3 Comments

Now that we have taller buildings along Seven Mile Beach are the firefighters trained and able to fight a fire or aid someone on the top floor should such a horror happen? Does Cayman even have a truck with a ladder that can reach the top floors? Auntie’s answer: The Cayman Islands Fire Service has […]

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Champions crowned amidst torrential rains

Champions crowned amidst torrential rains

| 12/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(PFL): It was a record-setting day of final and third-place games in the 2017 CUC Primary Football league (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL), which took place Saturday, 9 December 9 at the Annex Field under gloomy skies and between torrential downpours. This was to be a day of “firsts” with the introduction of […]

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