Archive for October, 2018

Why is shipping part of duty calculation?

Why is shipping part of duty calculation?

| 31/10/2018 | 49 Comments
I have been trying to find out why I keep getting charged customs duty on the shipping and insurance costs for personal goods I’m bringing into Cayman via a freight forwarder company. I’ve looked at the Customs Law and Customs Tariffs Law and cannot see anything about this. Is it even legal for [...]

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Flu shots available throughout Cayman

Flu shots available throughout Cayman

| 31/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): This year’s flu shot has arrived and the free vaccines will be available on all three islands. Director of Primary Health Care Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said in a press release that the vaccine for seasonal flu is being dispensed at the Cayman Islands Hospital and district hea [...]

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Chemo patients offered free hair-loss treatment

Chemo patients offered free hair-loss treatment

| 30/10/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Breast cancer and other solid tumour cancer patients will have free access to a treatment new to Cayman aimed at reducing chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) medical oncologist Dr Vineetha Binoy explained that the DigniCap machine, whose use is being o [...]

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Keeping PR if off-island for a year

Keeping PR if off-island for a year

| 29/10/2018 | 6 Comments
If you leave with permanent residency do you have to start over if you ever return? Can special circumstances be considered, like your mother is in her 80’s and you wanted to spend some time with her and she lives outside Cayman? Auntie’s answer: You do not have to start the process over but [...]

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Men’s team set for CONCACAF championships

Men’s team set for CONCACAF championships

| 29/10/2018 | 1 Comment
(CIFA): The Cayman Islands Under 20 Men’s National Football Team travelled to Sunrise, Florida on Friday, 26 October, for a four-day training camp in preparation for the 2018 CONCACAF Under 20 Men’s Championships scheduled for 1-10 November at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. [...]

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‘Red Violinist’ to perform at Cayman Arts Festival

‘Red Violinist’ to perform at Cayman Arts Festival

| 29/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Renowned soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn, who is known as the ‘Red Violinist’, will be joining musicians from New York City and Cayman-based pianist Glen Inanga to perform this weekend as part of Cayman Arts Festival (CAF) events. The New York Quintet, also featuring Arturo Delmoni [...]

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Recycling oil in the Sister Islands

Recycling oil in the Sister Islands

| 29/10/2018 | 0 Comments
Can the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) say what happens to all the used engine oil in the Sister Islands? Commercial dive boats, cars and other vehicles, industrial equipment used oil, the utility diesel generators? Auntie’s answer: I asked the DEH and received a very prompt reply. An of [...]

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Golf cart donated to transport patients

Golf cart donated to transport patients

| 28/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A donation of a golf cart to the Cayman Islands Hospital will enable patients with mobility challenges more easily to navigate the medical facility. British Caymanian Insurance Company (BritCay) gifted the hospital a 2019 six-seater electric golf cart, valued at almost US$14,000, w [...]

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Cayman juniors set for Florida tennis tourney

Cayman juniors set for Florida tennis tourney

| 28/10/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Four young tennis players from Cayman will be joining more than 1,000 others from around the world to compete at the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships in Florida set for 9-18 December. Cayman will be represented by Jakub Neveril, Oskar Bjuroe, Jake Booker and Wi [...]

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Golden Spoons Review: Taikun

Golden Spoons Review: Taikun

| 26/10/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS Foodie): Tucked away in a quiet corner, just beyond the splendidly decorated foyer of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, is an unassuming set of wooden sliding doors, which remain locked until 6pm each day. Once opened, this portal transitions patrons from the bright, cheerful environment of the a [...]

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Requirements to be a bus driver

Requirements to be a bus driver

| 26/10/2018 | 3 Comments
What are the licensing and insurance requirements for bus drivers, and is there any review interval for re-qualification (i.e. ongoing vision testing etc)? Auntie’s answer: The requirements for bus drivers can be found in the Traffic (Public Passenger Vehicles) Regulations (2014 Revision). A staff [...]

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Proper dress for teachers

Proper dress for teachers

| 24/10/2018 | 4 Comments
Can the public be made aware of the dress code policy for government teachers? Auntie’s answer: I reached out to the Department of Education Services (DES) and very quickly received a response to your question. While there isn’t a written policy on dress, the DES has published guidelines which a [...]

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Gordon Solomon exhibition at National Gallery

Gordon Solomon exhibition at National Gallery

| 24/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of Cayman Islands (NGCI) is hosting a new solo exhibition by Native Son Gordon Solomon entitled “Life on the Colony”, a series of works marking a “significant departure for the artist, who is perhaps best known for his explorations of traditional Caymania [...]

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Pirates say no to plastic

Pirates say no to plastic

| 24/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): This year’s Pirates Week Festival, which starts 2 November on Cayman Brac, is including an environmental message, with its #PiratesAgainstPlastic campaign. In addition to marking the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms, the festival will be “Celebrating the Seas [...]

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Dog charity sets sail to help canines

Dog charity sets sail to help canines

| 24/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Dog-rescue charity One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) held a boat trip fundraiser last weekend to help support its efforts. Held Sunday, 21 October, 50 passengers and crew sailed on a luxury catamaran out to Stingray City, then the Coral Gardens, enjoying the snorkelling as well as the food [...]

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