Archive for December, 2018

Opposition Leader’s New Year Message

Opposition Leader’s New Year Message

| 31/12/2018 | 0 Comments

Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller writes: As we count down to the new year, we once again have an opportunity to reflect on the past year and to re-commit ourselves to goodwill, harmony and personal and shared responsibilities for the year ahead.

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Special Needs Foundation gets Christmas gifts

Special Needs Foundation gets Christmas gifts

| 30/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Staff in the Portfolio of Legal Affairs (PoLA) recently donated about 70 Christmas presents to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman. PoLA representatives presented the gifts on Monday 17 December, after the staff decided to launch a tradition of giving back to the community at Christmas, which they began by donating gifts to […]

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Carollers perform at Government House

Carollers perform at Government House

| 27/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Elisabeth, recently hosted a Christmas carol party at Government House, their last official function for 2018. Those invited to the 18 December event passed by the residence’s eight-foot Norway spruce Christmas tree and a tiny hand-knitted nativity scene (a Roper family favourite), on their way to […]

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Names sought for Queen’s birthday honours

Names sought for Queen’s birthday honours

| 27/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper is calling on the public to nominate people to receive the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour, though these can be made all year round. Recommendations for this award are considered locally and successful nominees will normally be recognised at the Queen’s birthday celebrations in June.

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Company raises US$18k for Crisis Centre

Company raises US$18k for Crisis Centre

| 24/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A Cayman Islands hedge fund recently hosted its annual champagne brunch in aid of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC), with the event raising US$18,000 for the non-profit which provides support and shelter for victims of domestic abuse. The large sum was made possible through the “incredibly generous donations: of attendees to […]

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Christmas haircut a gift to young cancer patients

Christmas haircut a gift to young cancer patients

| 20/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman resident Adam Stoner will be getting a special haircut this Christmas. He will be donating his very long hair to Locks of Love for it to be used to make wigs for children who have lost theirs due to cancer treatment. At the same time, he is fundraising for the Cayman […]

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Gas stations raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation

Gas stations raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation

| 20/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two gas stations held a month-long campaign throughout October to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Customers were asked if they would “round up their bill” to donate funds to the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF), and thousands of people answered the call, raising $6,849.40.

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Charitable donations replace client gifts

Charitable donations replace client gifts

| 20/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This Christmas, instead of giving gifts to their clients, two companies are donating the money they would have spent to charities in Cayman. The clients of CML and Nova were asked to choose the recipient charities through an online poll and the money was divided among the selected non-profits.

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Applying for a BOTC passport

Applying for a BOTC passport

| 20/12/2018 | 15 Comments

Once a child is born overseas of a marriage between a Caymanian and a non-Caymanian, can you apply for the Cayman passport for the child while overseas? And for Caymanians just generally living overseas, can we apply for a Cayman passport or renew our Cayman passport while overseas? If so, how? Auntie’s answer: No, you […]

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Cayman’s heaviest twins born

Cayman’s heaviest twins born

| 19/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A pair of babies born recently at the Cayman Islands Hospital tipped the scales at a combined 16lb 15oz to become the heaviest twins on record to be born in the Cayman Islands. Daniel Matias James Diaz Banks and Daniella Valentina Diaz Banks arrived Wednesday, 12 December, delivered only a minute apart […]

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LIFE gives books to children for Christmas

LIFE gives books to children for Christmas

| 19/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Each of East End Primary School’s (EEPS) 92 students received two books for Christmas presented by Santa and donated by the charity Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE). Minister for Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly said of the donation: “It pleases me to see the generosity of LIFE not just during the giving season, but […]

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Concerned by new CAL plane flying to Cayman Brac

Concerned by new CAL plane flying to Cayman Brac

| 19/12/2018 | 1 Comment

Why was the new Cayman Airways Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft flown into Cayman Brac (8 December) when the Cayman Airways Pilots Association and other senior captains in CAL’s management team have recommended against it because the runway in Cayman Brac is 1,000 feet shorter than Grand Cayman’s and the new aircraft is not designed […]

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RCIPS issues tips for holiday boat safety

RCIPS issues tips for holiday boat safety

| 18/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit(JMU)  has issued an advisory for taking part in watersports over the holidays, especially boating and diving. The JMU noted that from November through April Cayman can be subject to strong winds and weather conditions that can affect people’s ability to go out on their boats.

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CIMPA names board for 2019

CIMPA names board for 2019

| 18/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Following an annual general meeting held Friday, 14 December, the Cayman Islands Marketing Professionals Association (CIMPA) appointed their 2019 board, with both new faces and continuing members slated to serve. Staying on for a second year are Catherine Healy as chair; Natalie Toole, head of events; Amy Hayward, head of memberships; and […]

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Do iguana cullers carry liability protection?

Do iguana cullers carry liability protection?

| 17/12/2018 | 11 Comments

Can you find out if those who have registered to cull the green iguanas have liability insurance? No one I know doing this will talk about that. Auntie’s answer: The issue is a bit complicated and the answer not that straightforward. I received an explanation from the Department of Environment (DoE), which is in charge […]

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