Archive for April, 2018

Answering ESO surveys is compulsory

Answering ESO surveys is compulsory

| 30/04/2018 | 11 Comments
This April the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) began conducting two surveys: a spring Labour Force survey and a business survey. I understand that answering the questions in the business survey is mandatory, which implies that participating in the spring Labour Force survey is not. However, wh [...]

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Plans for motorsports facility roll on

Plans for motorsports facility roll on

| 30/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Representatives from the RCIPS, Customs, the Youth Services Unit and the Cayman Hot Rod and Motocross associations recently met in East End to survey the site of a new off-road racing facility. The 26 April meeting marks another step forward in finding a community-based solution to [...]

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Governor takes a tour of West Bay

Governor takes a tour of West Bay

| 30/04/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Governor Anwar Choudhury visited West Bay recently, as he continues on his goal to familiarise himself with the Cayman Islands and learn about the “real Cayman”. On the tour, the governor said there would be changes to the Christmas party at Government House starting this year, [...]

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Update on BlueSky Airlines

Update on BlueSky Airlines

| 29/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(Auntie): After last week’s column on BlueSky Airlines (see BlueSky Airlines has dropped off radar) in which I explained I was unable to contact anyone from the company, I heard back from an executive there. What follows is what I have learned from Mark Ellinger, managing director of the airline. [...]

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Young people ready for the road at Junior Batabano

Young people ready for the road at Junior Batabano

| 27/04/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The vibrant artwork on the T-shirts that will be worn by marshals, teachers, parents and other volunteers at the Junior Batabano Street Parade and Family Fun Day Saturday, 28 April, was created by 15-year-old St Ignatius student Samruddhi Tagalpallewar, who won a digital tablet for [...]

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Cayman cleans up for Earth Day

Cayman cleans up for Earth Day

| 27/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A record number of teams participated in the 2018 Earth Day Clean-up on Saturday, 21 April, heading to Cayman’s beaches, parks and roads to clear up litter. The annual Chamber of Commerce initiative attracted 150 teams, with dozens of other teams participating in other collaborat [...]

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Removing an abandoned car

Removing an abandoned car

| 27/04/2018 | 9 Comments
A car has been abandoned on our road (number plates, etc, were removed). The police were called but have done nothing. What are the steps to getting this eyesore removed? It is dumped on an empty plot, but I don’t know who that belongs to. I wasn’t expecting to have to spend time to deal [&helli [...]

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Applications open for law school programmes

Applications open for law school programmes

| 26/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS) is now accepting applications to join the second intake of students for one of two postgraduate programmes which were introduced in September 2017. The programmes lead to qualifications awarded by the University of Liverpool, UK – the LLM in In [...]

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Medical lab professionals celebrated

Medical lab professionals celebrated

| 26/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Laboratory professionals at the Health Services Authority (HSA), are collaborating with their professional colleagues from across the region and the US to host the Caribbean Association of Medical Technologists’ (CASMET) Bi-annual Regional Council Meeting and celebrate Medical La [...]

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Stop serving underage drinkers in clubs

Stop serving underage drinkers in clubs

| 26/04/2018 | 21 Comments
Is there a URL where the public can read liquor licence inspector reports and see who has been signing off on the nightclubs admitting minor children on Friday nights? Auntie’s answer: You have brought up a very important issue that I feel is not a large-enough part of the public conversation. T [...]

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Divers log in to benefit sharks

Divers log in to benefit sharks

| 26/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): For the past two years a volunteer group of sharkloggers has been assisting the Department of Environment (DoE) in gathering important data on sharks, in turn helping to understand, manage and ultimately protect their population in Cayman. Sharkloggers record sightings during a div [...]

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Equestrians put on final jumping show of season

Equestrians put on final jumping show of season

| 26/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The fourth and final leg of the National Jumping Series was held this past weekend at the Equestrian Centre, with the highlights the double wins by Leah Alberga in the 60cm horse class on Rambo and the 80cm pony class riding Moon Lady, and by Jodie McTaggart in the 80cm horse and [ [...]

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U13 girls return to action

U13 girls return to action

| 25/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CIFA): Games in the always entertaining Girls Under 13 league kicked off the eighth round of the 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues this past Saturday, 24 April, at the Annex Field. In the day’s first game, undefeated Elite SC overcame a resilient Academy SC 2-0 with St [...]

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Why can’t Caymanian architecture be preserved?

Why can’t Caymanian architecture be preserved?

| 24/04/2018 | 12 Comments
I’m new to the island and have been intrigued by the traditional Cayman houses since I saw the wattle-and-daub display at the museum when I first arrived. I don’t see too many around so I was surprised to see one being demolished at the corner of Hospital Road and Elgin Avenue in December. As I [...]

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CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

| 24/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Research Institute (CCMI) recently hosted a first-of-its-kind workshop and webinar dedicated to sharing information across the region on how to manage the threat posed by the invasive lionfish. The session, “Bridging the Gap to Improve Lionfish Management” [...]

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