Archive for May, 2018

Meeting addresses issues of senior citizens

Meeting addresses issues of senior citizens

| 31/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Rain did little to dampen the spirits of attendees at the Council for Older Persons district gathering in George Town recently. The penultimate in a series of six district consultations, the evening meeting featured presentations from the council on its mandate, and sought public i [...]

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Governor hosts World Red Cross Day event

Governor hosts World Red Cross Day event

| 31/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) volunteers and partners gathered at the governor’s residence for a celebration of World Red Cross Day on 8 May. Governor Anwar Choudhury welcomed the 123 attendees, as he recognised the importance of the work that they do every day. [...]

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Tennis tournament not dampened by rain

Tennis tournament not dampened by rain

| 31/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The fourth PwC Grand Prix, held Sunday, 27 May, and organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands (TFCI), attracted 31 players across three age categories competing as singles. The tournament, at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club, featured doubles matches. Although the day [...]

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Has speed limit been changed?

Has speed limit been changed?

| 30/05/2018 | 12 Comments
What is the speed limit on Eastern Avenue? It used to be 30 mph, but now the limit on West Bay Road has been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph I am not sure if it has changed, too, and there are no road signs. Auntie’s answer: Well, this is an easy and straightforward […] [...]

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Angela Sealey appointed NCVO CEO

Angela Sealey appointed NCVO CEO

| 30/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Angela Sealey has been named the new chief executive officer of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). With a background in social work, Sealey has spent many years working with special needs children, child abuse cases, drug and alcohol intervention and other issu [...]

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First Mobi-Mat unveiled at Public Beach

First Mobi-Mat unveiled at Public Beach

| 30/05/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Rotary Central, in partnership with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, dedicated a plaque commemorating the Caribbean’s first Mobi-Mat, which enables access for all, at Cayman Islands Public Beach. “I am delighted that during my year as president of Rotary [...]

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Fiancé reaching end of term limit

Fiancé reaching end of term limit

| 29/05/2018 | 18 Comments
My fiancé is approaching his term limit. I still have five years left. If we get married now rather than later, am I able to add him to my work permit as a dependent and give him five more years to live/work here before we have to decide on whether to apply for PR? Auntie’s […] [...]

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Olive Miller honoured for Queen’s birthday

Olive Miller honoured for Queen’s birthday

| 29/05/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS Local Life): At this year’s Queen’s birthday celebration, set for Saturday, 9 June, Olive Miller will be the sole recipient of an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal, 40 years after receiving her Member of the British Empire (MBE) honour. [...]

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Cayman heads to Toastmasters world championships

Cayman heads to Toastmasters world championships

| 29/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A representative from Cayman for the first time won the Caribbean Toastmasters District Speech competition in Haiti, held on Saturday, 19 May. Annick Jackman went up against eight contestants from Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana, Curacao, Haiti and Jamaica. She will move to [...]

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Cayman boxers to compete regionally

Cayman boxers to compete regionally

| 29/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Four amateur boxers from Cayman are heading off this week to an invitational in St Maarten. The “Battle of the Islands Tournament”, scheduled to take place from 31 May until 3 June, has been arranged by the president of the St Maarten Boxing Association to enable the Caribbean [...]

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What happened to the ‘floating restaurant’?

What happened to the ‘floating restaurant’?

| 28/05/2018 | 4 Comments
I went for a boat ride the other day in Governors Harbour and I noticed that the rusting hulk of the wanna-be Stingray City Floating Restaurant, formerly known as MV Aqua, is no longer anchored there. I am hoping that it was safely disposed of and that the owners did not just take it to […] [...]

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Boys Under 11 FA Cup begins

Boys Under 11 FA Cup begins

| 28/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CIFA): With the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Boys Under 11 league completed, the focus this past Saturday, 26 May, was on FA Cup first round games. Due to “unavoidable circumstances” only two of the four scheduled first round games were played but fans in attendance were treated t [...]

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Cayman international U-15 tournament kicks off

Cayman international U-15 tournament kicks off

| 28/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): West Bay Sports Foundation is hosting the 2018 Cayman Airways Invitational Under 15 Youth Football Cup this week from Tuesday, 29 May to Saturday, 2 June at the Ed Bush Sports Field in West Bay and the Cayman Brac Field in Cayman Brac. [...]

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The rules for merging in traffic

The rules for merging in traffic

| 28/05/2018 | 6 Comments
I feel I should know the answer to this, but I don’t. With several roads now with merge lanes it’s probably worth asking. Do the cars in the merging, lesser lane, give way to the main lane, or has it changed like the UK did to “zipper” merging (like a zip) where each car should […] [...]

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DCI official earns top employee honours

DCI official earns top employee honours

| 28/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Mitzi Watson-Jervis is the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for April 2018. As head of business services and licensing with the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), Watson-Jervis received the award from Deputy Governor Franz Manderson for fostering effective [...]

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