Archive for February, 2018

Getting online access for licence renewal

Getting online access for licence renewal

| 28/02/2018 | 1 Comment

For online driver’s licence renewals do you really have to go in to an actual DVDL location to ‘get a number’ to be able to renew your licence online? And if so, I think the DVDL have missed the point about online services! On the government e-services portal, it says, “ESID (required to register for online […]

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YMCA and Little League join forces

YMCA and Little League join forces

| 27/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA of the Cayman Islands (Y) and the Cayman Islands Little League (CILL) are combining resources, allowing two of the oldest and largest providers of youth programmes in the world to unite in a shared passion for building character in Cayman’s youth. The Y will provide the Little League Association with […]

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Two Caymanians join future parliamentarians

Two Caymanians join future parliamentarians

| 27/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two young people are in Jersey this week representing the Cayman Islands at the ninth Commonwealth Youth Parliament (9th CYP). Chauntae Martinez (19) and Adrian Stewart (21) join the more than 50 Commonwealth youth delegates aged 18 to 29 at the parliament, hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and the States […]

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Doesn’t want paper phone directory

Doesn’t want paper phone directory

| 27/02/2018 | 38 Comments

I am sick of people leaving promotional junk on my doorstep. I religiously recycle everything it is possible to recycle in the Cayman Islands and strongly object to having these magazines, leaflets and whatever — which I call unasked for garbage — left for me whether I want them or not. The latest culprit is […]

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Secondary school athletes ready to compete

Secondary school athletes ready to compete

| 27/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The annual Inter-Secondary Track and Field Meet is set to take place at the Truman Bodden Sports Centre (TBSC) on 1-2 March. The Ministry of Education and the Department of Education Services, in partnership with the Department of Sports, are hosting the event, which features participants from nearly every secondary school in […]

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Swimming records broken at Nationals

Swimming records broken at Nationals

| 27/02/2018 | 0 Comments

  (CNS Local Life): Several national and Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) records were broken at the annual CIASA National Championship, held 15-18 February 2018 and marking the single largest competitive swimming competition of the year in the 25m short course. For four days every February, qualifying heats take place every morning with finals […]

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A shout-out from Auntie

A shout-out from Auntie

| 26/02/2018 | 4 Comments

In the almost two years since this column began, I have answered hundreds of questions from readers and attempted to find the answers to more. Along the way, I have encountered very helpful and responsive people both in the public and private sector.

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Golden Apple returns to honour educators

Golden Apple returns to honour educators

| 26/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After an absence of five years, the Golden Apple Awards, which recognises outstanding public and private school educators, is returning, with a ceremony set for Saturday, 26 May. The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, introduced the awards in 2007, with the event running every year […]

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YMCA to continue after-school programme

YMCA to continue after-school programme

| 26/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Education Ministry has renewed its contract with the YMCA of the Cayman Islands to allow the Y to continue managing and operating the Extended After-School Programme (EASP). The programme services 15 government schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, providing after-school activities for as many as 1,600 students.

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Cook-off champions crowned

Cook-off champions crowned

| 26/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): John Gray High School students Joshua McLean and Diandra Thompson cooked up a storm to win the 2018 National Youth Cook-Off final at the Agricultural Show on Wednesday, 14 February. The 14-year-old amateur chefs from George Town impressed judges with their pan-seared snapper fillets accompanied by a mango salsa and a medley […]

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