Archive for January, 2018

Upset by well-known person drinking and driving

Upset by well-known person drinking and driving

| 31/01/2018 | 45 Comments

On various occasions when I’m out at night, I’ve seen a very prominent person in a bar drinking heavily. I know he drives himself home. I think he’s clearly a danger to himself and others, not to mention he’s setting a terrible example as he’s someone who holds a high position. What should I do […]

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Special Olympics gets corporate boost

Special Olympics gets corporate boost

| 31/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) has received three years of sponsorship totalling $45,000 from the Red Sail Group, which extends its support through 2020 at $15,000 annually. Red Sail Group first became a SOCI corporate partner in 2015, contributing funds towards the nonprofit’s annual operating budget, though as an individual company, it […]

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Civil servant records two employee awards 

Civil servant records two employee awards 

| 31/01/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Omara Whittaker, who works in the General Registry Department, has been named Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for November. At the same time, she also merited the Chief Officer’s Choice Award from the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs (MFSHA) for being most helpful, committed and professional.

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Wants information on police traffic unit

Wants information on police traffic unit

| 29/01/2018 | 8 Comments

Do we have a count of how many of the 407 RCIPS (343 enlisted, 64 civilian) are engaged full time in the Traffic Unit? How much of the more than $30 million/year we pay is apportioned to that unit, and how do they rationalise that expenditure? Is there an annual report or statistics that can […]

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NG director elected head of Caribbean association

NG director elected head of Caribbean association

| 29/01/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Natalie Urquhart, director of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI), was recently elected president of the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), an announcement that followed the 28th annual MAC general meeting and conference held in Miami, Florida in late 2017. MAC was formed in 1987 to strengthen links among […]

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Law firm donates to mentoring charity

Law firm donates to mentoring charity

| 29/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands (BBBS), a non-profit organisation that provides mentoring to young people, has received a $5,000 donation from law firm Ogier. BBBS is part of a global charity that provides children and young adults facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-to-one mentorships to help them in […]

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Culture ministry helps add to National Gallery’s art collection

Culture ministry helps add to National Gallery’s art collection

| 29/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has acquired five works of art for its National Art Collection, with the support of the Ministry of Culture. Each artwork is by a significant Caymanian artist, working in a contemporary context. As part of the gallery’s acquisition strategy, significant works of art by Cayman […]

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Derelict vehicle needs to be removed

Derelict vehicle needs to be removed

| 28/01/2018 | 8 Comments

A car has been abandoned down my road. It hasn’t moved in six months, has a flat tyre and the coupon is out of date. I contacted the traffic department at the RCIPS and they determined that it hadn’t been stolen and told me what I have to do next. This is the bit that I […]

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Fun day at Botanic Park attracts record crowds

Fun day at Botanic Park attracts record crowds

| 28/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and The Garden Club of Grand Cayman hosted their biggest Family Fun Day, on Sunday, 21 January, with almost 1,000 visitors coming out to the park for the annual event which featured crafts, nature, food, music and outdoor fun. John Lawrus, general manager of the Botanic […]

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Young people learn how to job hunt

Young people learn how to job hunt

| 28/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A one-hour workshop was held Friday, 5 January at the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) training room to address the internship application process and teach job-hunting skills. Attendees at the session, held in partnership with Cayman Enterprise City’s (CEC) local jobs initiative Enterprise Cayman, learned about how to write resumes and cover […]

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Date set for Off The Beaten Track

Date set for Off The Beaten Track

| 26/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): One of Cayman’s most gruelling athletic events has returned for 2018 with the ninth annual Off The Beaten Track (OTBT) taking place Sunday, 25 February 2018. This one-of-a-kind race will lead participants on a 50KM ultra-marathon through tropical bush, sandy beaches and the back roads of Grand Cayman. Kenneth Krys, CEO of […]

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Ancestral swords donated to Cayman

Ancestral swords donated to Cayman

| 26/01/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Ancestral swords belonging to descendants of the original Eden family members were given to Pedro St James national historic site from Alabama, Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Descendants of the original settler – mariner and owner of Pedro St James Great House, William Eden of Devizes (UK) – were united with distant family […]

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Puzzled by new vehicle coupons

Puzzled by new vehicle coupons

| 25/01/2018 | 4 Comments

I am totally confused with this new DVDL coupon thing. My wife got her new plates and renewed her vehicle licence to December 2018. The new fiddly little coupon clearly shows 2017 and DVDL tells me that’s correct. Why would it not show December 2018 as the new expiry date? I’m totally confused and as […]

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NCVO gives computers to Brac seniors

NCVO gives computers to Brac seniors

| 25/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has donated two desktop computers to the Older Persons’ Programme in Cayman Brac in support of learning and development. The donation was made possible through the guidance of the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) which have been assisting the elderly with basic computer […]

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Christmas gift for Crisis Centre

Christmas gift for Crisis Centre

| 25/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) recently received a belated $5,000 Christmas present from local company Marsh, raised during its annual holiday party where employees raffled various prizes that had been donated. “We truly enjoy raising funds for the Crisis Centre and giving back to the community,” said Beth Henry of Marsh.

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Education officers praises YMCA at conference

Education officers praises YMCA at conference

| 25/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Christen Suckoo, the chief officer in the education ministry, had lots of good things to say about the YMCA, which runs government’s after school programme, when he attended the association’s 3rd Annual Leaders for Youth Conference held here in Cayman. During his opening remarks, he reflected on the conference theme of the power of perspective, which […]

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Lights come on at walking track

Lights come on at walking track

| 24/01/2018 | 1 Comment

I wanted to get an update on the lights situation at the track behind John Gray. Do you know when they will be installed? Still pitch black there most nights. Auntie’s answer: I have received several similar questions regarding the lack of lights at the walking track by the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, and I […]

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Local boxers hoping to smash Gold Coast Games

Local boxers hoping to smash Gold Coast Games

| 24/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Brandy Barnes, who won a gold medal in boxing at the Caribbean Championships in December, will be heading to London next month to prepare for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. Barnes, who will be sparring with tough competition ahead of the Games, and veteran boxer Dariel Ebanks will attend the Elite Marble […]

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