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, when a stranger turned up unexpectedly at my door […]

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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 the issue of non-street legal motorbikes […]

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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, making the event more people oriented. […]

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Update on BlueSky Airlines

Update on BlueSky Airlines

| 29/04/2018 | 1 Comment

(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. BlueSky “remains active in the […]

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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 her efforts in the carnival’s annual design […]

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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 collaborative community efforts, including mangrove clean-ups.

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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 […]

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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 International Finance: Law and Regulation and the postgraduate […]

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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 Laboratory Professionals (MLP) Week. Though marked internationally on 22-28 April, the Cayman Islands is extending the […]

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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. The law may be very clear […]

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