Archive for June, 2018

Golden Spoons Review: Cracked Conch

Golden Spoons Review: Cracked Conch

| 29/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Foodie): I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Cracked Conch’s various locations over the years, experiencing the evolution of its ambience and menu. I can’t ever recall being disappointed. It has certainly come into its own, enjoying what now seems to be its forever home at the very tip of the island’s northwestern point, […]

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Registration open for UCCI STEM camp

Registration open for UCCI STEM camp

| 29/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) will be holding its STEM Summer Camp from 20-24 August, which is the first and only one of its kind in the Cayman Islands. The aim of the camp is to combine science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects in a fun and interactive […]

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Cayman’s swimmers competing at regional event

Cayman’s swimmers competing at regional event

| 29/06/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands National Swim Team is competing at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship (CCCAN) being held in Aruba, having travelled there Wednesday, 27 June. The championship takes place every other year and it has been more than five years since Cayman has sent a team.

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Suspects rat poison laid in public place

Suspects rat poison laid in public place

| 28/06/2018 | 8 Comments

I was appalled on a recent morning to see rat poison just placed in the open in The Strand parking lot. Many tourists and especially young children will not know that this is serious poison as it looks like a blue bar of soap. I have no idea who does the pest control in this […]

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YCLA recipient addresses NS Girls’ Brigade

YCLA recipient addresses NS Girls’ Brigade

| 28/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The members, parents and leaders of the North Side Girls’ Brigade recently gathered for their annual closing awards and display ceremony at the William Pouchie Memorial Church Hall. All together, 30 girls received their bronze and silver award certificates and badges for completing the programme syllabus for the September 2017-June 2018 term, […]

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Danielle Coleman named HMCI director

Danielle Coleman named HMCI director

| 28/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Danielle Coleman has been named Director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), after having served as acting director on a rotational basis for the last six months. She is also the former Deputy Director of Preparedness and Planning for HMCI.

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Race for semifinals takes shape

Race for semifinals takes shape

| 28/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): There are tight races for semifinal spots in both groups of the 2018 Cayman Airways Youth Cup heading into the final day of pool play at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex today (28 June). Mt Pleasant Football Academy (Jamaica) and Central Brooklyn Soccer Club (US) lead the standings of their respective groups.

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Visitor wants to use travellers cheques

Visitor wants to use travellers cheques

| 28/06/2018 | 12 Comments

I am from the UK and holiday with my family in Grand Cayman every year. We have always brought American Express US dollar travellers cheques with us for spending money and we could cash them at (a local bank). But that bank recently changed its policy regarding cashing these to non-customers. Here in the UK […]

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Looking for Welsh kin of first Cayman settlers

Looking for Welsh kin of first Cayman settlers

| 28/06/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK (CIGOUK) has launched a campaign to find relatives of the first settlers in the Cayman Islands. Two of the first settlers here were a Welshman called “Walter” and a Cornishman called “Bawden” – both said to have been members of Cromwell’s forces in the […]

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Exciting action on day two of tournament

Exciting action on day two of tournament

| 28/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2018 Cayman Airways Youth Cup rolled on through the second day with exciting action from Under-13 teams from the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and the US at Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Tuesday, 26 June.

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Mario Ebanks joins Chamber pension board

Mario Ebanks joins Chamber pension board

| 27/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Mario Ebanks, former director of the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) and former Acting Superintendent of Pensions, has recently been named as the Chamber Pension Plan’s newest trustee. Ebanks is one of two trustees the Chamber has appointed to the plan’s board.

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Young swimmers have fun in the sun

Young swimmers have fun in the sun

| 27/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The third annual Fun in the Sun pre-competition swim meet took place 23 June, with swimmers from on-island learn-to-swim programmes participating in the races. Hosted by the Department of Sports, the swim schools that participated in the event were iSwim Swim School, Darren Mew Swimming & Fitness and the department’s own swim […]

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Women’s run empowers Crisis Centre

Women’s run empowers Crisis Centre

| 27/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The inaugural Women’s Empowerment 5K run, held Sunday, 10 June, raised $1,000 for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC), a non-profit providing support and shelter to victims of domestic abuse. Patricia Muschette and Celia Hydes, members of the group Powerful Runners established the event.

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Missed deadline for switching to Cayman licence

Missed deadline for switching to Cayman licence

| 26/06/2018 | 5 Comments

As a foreigner who lives here on the islands, one is obliged to obtain a local driving licence on top of the licence one has acquired abroad. Now, I was told that if you miss a certain deadline, you have to take a new test in written and practical form. But the problem seems to […]

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Two Caymanians called to the bar

Two Caymanians called to the bar

| 26/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Walkers articled clerks Yannick Whorms and Michael Testori were both called to the Cayman Islands bar earlier this month, with their applications moved by the law firm’s Ingrid Pierce and Colette Wilkins before Justice Williams. Whorms and Testori are Walkers’ 47th and 48th Caymanian articled clerks to be called to the bar.

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All countries win as football tournament opens

All countries win as football tournament opens

| 26/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2018 Cayman Airways Youth Cup kicked off Monday, 25 June, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex with a full slate of four matches featuring excellent play on the pitch, said a press release on the tournament. Teams from Jamaica, the US and the Cayman Islands all had wins on the opening […]

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Remaining in Cayman after quitting work

Remaining in Cayman after quitting work

| 25/06/2018 | 12 Comments

I will quit working in October. My work permit expires in December. Would I be able to stay on island another 20-30 days after I quit working? Auntie’s answer: First of all, for anyone who is not aware, under the Immigration Regulations (2015 Revision), it is required that if someone who holds a work permit […]

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Trinity names Cayman student head prefect

Trinity names Cayman student head prefect

| 25/06/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Trinity College School (TCS) of Ontario has selected Cayman Islands resident Zororo Mutomba as incoming head prefect for the 2018-2019 academic year. In 2015, she was granted a merit-based full scholarship to attend TCS. The head prefect is the most prestigious student leadership position at the school, said TCS, with one male […]

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