Archive for September 17th, 2018

Will statutory authorities’ staff get pay rises?

Will statutory authorities’ staff get pay rises?

| 17/09/2018 | 2 Comments

Regarding the cost-of-living pay increase for civil servants (see Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike), would you find out if employees of statutory authorities will also be getting raises? Auntie’s answer: The short answer is the increase is not automatic for statutory authorities and government companies (SAGCs), but that does not necessarily […]

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New knees for videographer

New knees for videographer

| 17/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): An American videographer based in Honduras recently underwent bilateral knee replacement at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) and can now walk freely without pain. Tim Blanton’s painful condition led him to consult with orthopedic surgeon Dr Alwin Almeida, and specialist in joint replacement, said an HCCI press release.

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CUC breaks ground on SMB substation

CUC breaks ground on SMB substation

| 17/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Seven Mile Beach (SMB) substation. The SMB corridor will get “enhanced reliability and sustainability” when the new gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substation is completed, which is expected by the third quarter next year, stated a CUC press release.

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Cayman Prep retains opening rally title

Cayman Prep retains opening rally title

| 17/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(GPFL): The young ladies from Cayman Prep retained the CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) opening rally title this past Saturday, 15 September, at the Annex Field after going unbeaten in round-robin play. Taking a slightly different approach this year, the GPFL coaches decided to implement a schedule whereby all participating schools would play as […]

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YCLA 2018 finalists announced

YCLA 2018 finalists announced

| 17/09/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation announced the names of the five finalists for the 2018 Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA) in a release on Monday morning, saying the YCLA Selection Committee chose the finalists “after a careful, in-depth review of the nominations put forward this year by the community”. Jonathan Tibbetts, Chairman of […]

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Consumer hit with US$25K water bill

Consumer hit with US$25K water bill

| 17/09/2018 | 84 Comments

I just received a whopping US$25,000 water bill from Cayman Water due to a water pipe break on the outside of my home. I contacted Cayman Water to ask why they did not bother to contact me when they saw my bill increase from the normal $80 average that I pay per month and why couldn’t […]

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Theresa Pitcairn takes on role in Caribbean Football Union

Theresa Pitcairn takes on role in Caribbean Football Union

| 17/09/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands attorney Theresa Pitcairn has been appointed administrative consultant of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), succeeding former general secretary Neil Cochrane, whose contract ended 31 July 2018. Cochrane had stayed on with the organisation for an additional month to facilitate a smooth transition. Pitcairn, who has 27 years experience as an attorney, […]

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