Archive for March, 2018

Cayman sailors competing in Europe

Cayman sailors competing in Europe

| 29/03/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Three young sailors from the Cayman Islands Sailing Club are representing their country at two high-profile regattas in Europe. Matheo Capasso, George Hider and Jaspar Nielsen, all students at Cayman International School, are competing in the 36th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting, in It [...]

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Disturbed by coconut seller in neighbourhood

Disturbed by coconut seller in neighbourhood

| 28/03/2018 | 13 Comments
How are street vendors regulated? Suddenly I have someone selling coconuts outside my house, not downtown where the tourists are but in a residential neighbourhood. Can he do this? Can I freely tell him to move along? Auntie’s answer: There are several departments potentially involved in answering [...]

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Inaugural mobile blood drive sets donor record

Inaugural mobile blood drive sets donor record

| 28/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority’s (HSA) first-ever mobile blood drive set a record for most pints donated in a single day. Altogether, 52 pints of blood were donated, with 40 people taking part for the first time and 63 registering to be blood donors. Car City hosted the event and [...]

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MLAs jumping the queue

MLAs jumping the queue

| 27/03/2018 | 3 Comments
I’ve noticed on several occasions MLAs visiting the government building and demanding their personal applications be processed right away. Do you think they should get priority? They treat the staff with no respect. Auntie’s answer: Up front I will say that I have never had time for people who t [...]

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Young footballers hang up boots for Easter break

Young footballers hang up boots for Easter break

| 27/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CIFA): Games played in the sixth-round of the 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues this past Saturday, 24 March, marked the midway point of the season for the numerous teams. Players now look ahead to a well-deserved two-week Easter break to rest weary limbs, nurse any inju [...]

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DVDL should exchange licence plates at all offices

DVDL should exchange licence plates at all offices

| 26/03/2018 | 5 Comments
Why are the new licence plates not available at the Breakers and West Bay locations of the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL)? You go and get your vehicle inspected and licensed at these two places, then have to go to the Crewe Road office to pick up your new licence plates. Such [...]

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Swim team heads to CARIFTA championships

Swim team heads to CARIFTA championships

| 26/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands National Swim Team will be heading to the CARIFTA Aquatic Championships in Jamaica 29 March, with 36 swimmers, the largest overall squad in history. For the first time, Cayman will be competing in synchronised swimming, along with competitive age group swimming i [...]

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DEH did not pick up garbage

DEH did not pick up garbage

| 25/03/2018 | 5 Comments
Online, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) states that garbage is supposed to be collected from residences once a week, on the day listed (here is the link). However, over a two-and-a-half-week period recently in the Rum Point area, garbage wasn’t even collected once. And it wasn [...]

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Brac Spring Weekend a community success

Brac Spring Weekend a community success

| 23/03/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): This month’s Brac Spring Weekend, hosted by the Youth Services Unit (YSU), was a busy 48 hours of discussion, exploration, camaraderie and play. Held on Friday and Saturday, 9 and 10 March, teenagers and young adults from across Cayman Brac and several from Grand Cayman took part [...]

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Students score high at maths challenge

Students score high at maths challenge

| 23/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): More than 100 of Cayman’s secondary school students demonstrated their mathematical ability at the 2018 Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge held 15 and 16 March. The two-day event, now in its sixth year, tests students’ individual knowledge as well as their ability to collabor [...]

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Wants to live on a boat in Cayman

Wants to live on a boat in Cayman

| 22/03/2018 | 5 Comments
I am trying to find out if it is illegal to sleep in my car or if it’s legal to live on a boat? I already know trailer homes are illegal but not all of us agree with ridiculous real estate prices and trying to keep the image of our precious high standard of living. […] [...]

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Swimmers and runners enjoy new event

Swimmers and runners enjoy new event

| 22/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The inaugural Aquathlon Sea Swim and Run took place at Governor’s Beach on Saturday, 17 March, with 24 individuals and 27 two-person teams competing in the 800m sea swim, followed by a 3,000m run. The race, jointly organised by Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) an [...]

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World Kidney Day focuses on women’s health

World Kidney Day focuses on women’s health

| 22/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) recently marked World Kidney Day by offering free health screenings of factors that indicate risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). The theme for this year’s event, “Kidneys & Women’s Health – Include, Value, Empower”, underline [...]

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Careers fair set for Brac students

Careers fair set for Brac students

| 21/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Layman Scott High School is hosting a careers fair Friday, 23 March for all secondary school students as well as 40 primary pupils in Cayman Brac. The purpose of the event is for employers to engage with students, provide information and share with them what it takes to be successf [...]

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Girls’ Brigade gathers for ‘fruitful’ week

Girls’ Brigade gathers for ‘fruitful’ week

| 21/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Five member companies of the Cayman Islands Girls’ Brigade held their annual week of activities and celebrations recently, as the international organisation marks 125 years with the theme, “Fruitful and Overflowing”. From 11-17 March the local groups held their Girls’ Briga [...]

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