Archive for January, 2019

Young tennis players set for 2019

Young tennis players set for 2019

| 31/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s junior tennis players can look forward to another year of challenging tournaments, courtesy of sponsorship by PwC. The accounting firm has renewed its support for the PwC junior circuit, organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands (TFCI) and consisting of seven two-day tournaments for players aged 10 and under, […]

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Red Cross honours volunteers

Red Cross honours volunteers

| 31/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) recently hosted its 15th annual appreciation event, “The Henris”, to recognise the achievements of CIRC volunteers throughout 2018. “The Red Cross is an organisation built on volunteer work and community engagement,” said director Jondo Obi in a press release.

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National Gallery to showcase contemporary artists

National Gallery to showcase contemporary artists

| 31/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery is launching the Cayman Islands Biennial, and a related art awards scheme, to showcase the latest developments in the contemporary art scene every two years. Following an open call for participation, announced in September 2018, the gallery received submissions from 71 local artists, with 40 selected for the inaugural […]

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Forum looks at youth mental health issues

Forum looks at youth mental health issues

| 31/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The second annual Youth Mental Health Symposium, set for Saturday, 23 February, will explore the state of mental health in the Cayman Islands and provide recommendations on improvements. Themed “Addressing Our Past, Supporting Our Future”, the conference is organised by the non-profit Alex Panton Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of mental […]

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The penalties for overstaying

The penalties for overstaying

| 31/01/2019 | 3 Comments

Do you know what the consequences are for tourists who overstay one or two days? Auntie’s answer: Generally speaking, staying beyond the limit on a visa is a serious offence. However, there are clearly varying degrees and reasons for staying for longer than you are legally allowed to be here. A Department of Immigration official […]

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Law firm kicks in support for Gaelic football

Law firm kicks in support for Gaelic football

| 30/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Gaelic Football Club has received sponsorship for its 2019 men’s and women’s leagues which bring together nearly 300 people of different nationalities to participate in matches between January and June. Law firm Harneys’ support will enable the six men’s teams and four women’s teams to play in 13 days […]

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Education ministry boosts ties with UWI

Education ministry boosts ties with UWI

| 30/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Ministry of Education officials recently handed over $2.3 million to the University of West Indies (UWI), to bring its contribution up to date while also discussing with UWI chief financial officer Andrea McNish the funding of the Cayman Islands Open Campus site and how UWI can support the ministry’s vision for tertiary […]

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New board for 100 Woman Who Care

New board for 100 Woman Who Care

| 30/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands chapter of 100+ Women Who Care has named a new board of directors for 2019. The organisation, established in 2015, meets quarterly for one hour to donate funds to a charity voted on at each event, with the money raised by members who give $100 apiece on the night.

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Cannot transfer funds from PayPal to Cayman account

Cannot transfer funds from PayPal to Cayman account

| 30/01/2019 | 22 Comments

I have funds in my PayPal account that I would like to transfer to my bank account in Cayman. PayPal is really useful for receiving money from countries around the world and I tend to use it a lot. I have previously transferred money from PayPal to a bank account in the US but getting […]

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Sunset and Academy play to a draw

Sunset and Academy play to a draw

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CIFA): The second round of games in the 2019 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues were played Saturday, 26 January, with a number of boys and girls matches at venues across Grand Cayman. In the Girls Under 13 league, Sunset Fuegos faced Academy SC in the only Saturday morning game. With a number of […]

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YMCA holds leadership conference

YMCA holds leadership conference

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): About 150 YMCA staff, volunteers, teen leaders and community partners recently took part in the organisation’s fourth annual Leaders for Youth Conference, to learn from each other and grow as leaders in their community. The event, held 19-20 January, featured workshops led by the National Drug Council, Family Resource Centre and Alex […]

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Cayman serves up NORCECA tournament

Cayman serves up NORCECA tournament

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation (CIVF) ] will once again be a host country for the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament, set for 26-28 April at Public Beach. The competition, which returns to Cayman after a break in 2018, will be one of the first stops on the 2019 NORCECA tour, featuring teams […]

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Fun day at Botanic Park continues to grow

Fun day at Botanic Park continues to grow

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Garden Club of Grand Cayman and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park hosted their fifth annual Family Fun Day at the Park, on Sunday, 20 January with more than 1,000 visitors coming out for the event whose aim is to encourage residents to experience all that is offered at the national […]

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Public bus information needs an update

Public bus information needs an update

| 29/01/2019 | 1 Comment

Whose responsibility is it to maintain and distribute accurate and up-to-date information, schedules and maps for the Cayman public buses? The current route map is not accurate. Did you know there is no more Route 5? Did you know the phone number listed on the public bus website and Facebook page is not in service? […]

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Coat of Arms pioneers honoured

Coat of Arms pioneers honoured

| 28/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): At the National Heroes Day celebration held Monday, 28 January, 54 honours were bestowed to the vestrymen and justices of the peace who were instrumental in the creation of the Cayman Islands’ Coat of Arms. The dignitaries attending the event, held in Heroes Square in George Town, included Governor Martyn Roper, Premier […]

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Civil servants continue learning

Civil servants continue learning

| 28/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of 20 civil servants were recognised earlier this month for their continuing professional development as they received Institute of Leadership Management certificates. The 7 January graduation ceremony included awardees from Hazard Management Cayman Islands, Department of Labour and Pensions and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

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Proud of Them: Allison Flores-Hernandez and Nathan McCoy

Proud of Them: Allison Flores-Hernandez and Nathan McCoy

| 28/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): To introduce the public to the latest crop of Proud of Them recipients, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands is releasing biographies of the 10 young people recognised. Allison Flores-Hernandez and Nathan McCoy have both been honoured for their academic achievements.

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Law firm supports Youth Parliamentarians

Law firm supports Youth Parliamentarians

| 28/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For a third straight year, Harneys is sponsoring the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Youth Parliament programme. Through this initiative, participants, aged 14-19, from both government and private high schools, are given the opportunity to gain insight into parliament, associate with peers from other schools, learn public speaking, engage in debates on topics […]

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