Archive for February, 2019

Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

| 15/02/2019 | 27 Comments

It may be too late to ask this, but as members of the community in the neighbourhoods around the KAABOO site this weekend, a lot of us are worried we will have issues with rowdy festival goers throughout the neighbouring area of Governor’s Harbour. We are concerned there may be people parking along our roads […]

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CCMI offers new virtual reef lessons

CCMI offers new virtual reef lessons

| 14/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is bringing back its Reefs Go Live programme, which originally launched last year, that provides a virtual underwater experience in real time. Marine scientists on “live dives” in Little Cayman will bring the ocean directly into the classroom.

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CIMA hires its scholarship recipient

CIMA hires its scholarship recipient

| 14/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ashleigh Powell, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) scholarship recipient, has completed her university studies and returned to Cayman to take up a job as a network administrator in the authority’s information systems division. Graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor of business administration degree in cyber security, […]

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Cayman to host OTs attorneys general

Cayman to host OTs attorneys general

| 14/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Attorney General Samuel Bulgin will host this year’s Overseas Territories (OTs) attorneys general two-day conference, starting Tuesday, 19 February 2019. Attendees will include all UK OTs attorneys general as well as representatives from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Departments of Justice of Canada and the US, and the Cayman Islands.

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Separated recycled items mixed during collection

Separated recycled items mixed during collection

| 14/02/2019 | 9 Comments

I was dropping off some recycling at Kirk Market when I saw that all recycling containers are dumped into the same truck. Why do we need to sort recycling if that’s the case? Couldn’t we have one big recycling bin instead? Auntie’s answer: This is a very timely question as the Department of Environmental Health […]

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Young readers turn favourite books into art

Young readers turn favourite books into art

| 13/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The seventh annual storyboard competition is now open, with Cayman’s younger readers encouraged to share their favourite books through displays they create. The initiative is spearheaded by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP) and sponsored by the Cayman Islands Public Library Service and Rotary Sunrise.

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Gaelic football camp on the way

Gaelic football camp on the way

| 13/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club is holding its first COOL Camp of 2019, set for 7 and 8 March, during the mid-term school break. The camp, to be held at the Cayman International School football pitch, will begin training with a basic warm-up for the players, followed by a quick […]

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Scholarship launched in honour of CUC founder

Scholarship launched in honour of CUC founder

| 13/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A new scholarship was launched Wednesday, 13 February, to provide an opportunity for Caymanians who demonstrate both need and academic potential to attain a post-secondary education in Canada, the US or the UK. The Thomson Leadership and Innovation Award scholarship programme was created to carry out the wishes of the late Peter […]

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Using cell phones in government offices

Using cell phones in government offices

| 13/02/2019 | 2 Comments

Does Auntie know why various government departments seem to adopt “regulations” without any rhyme or reason? The use of cell phones being the major one since they are quite ubiquitous these days.

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Small businesses get free advice

Small businesses get free advice

| 12/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life):Owners of small business will once again be able to receive free and confidential advice to solve their business problems through the Student Consulting Programme, which kicked off its 11th year, Wednesday, 6 February. Under this initiative, small businesses are partnered with upper-level business students of the University College of the Cayman Islands […]

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Fundraiser helps Cuban tornado victims

Fundraiser helps Cuban tornado victims

| 12/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A fundraiser for victims of last month’s tornado in Havana, Cuba, brought the Cayman community out to a garage sale Saturday, 9 February, on the grounds of Tortuga Rum Company in Industrial Park. The event, organised by Cuban-Caymanians as well as people with ties to Cuba, was aimed to support ongoing recovery […]

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Applications open for youth ambassadors

Applications open for youth ambassadors

| 12/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Youth Services Unit (YSU) has opened applications for people interested in becoming Cayman Islands Youth Ambassadors. The YSU is looking for “dynamic and community-minded Caymanian youth” between the ages of 18 and 27, for the programme, whose goal is to prepare young people for present and future leadership roles.

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Overseas coverage for CINICO members

Overseas coverage for CINICO members

| 12/02/2019 | 3 Comments

Will CINICO cover students while studying overseas? Not every student will study in the UK. Not every student studying overseas is considered an international student, therefore won’t require school-issued insurance. What about retirees on extended holidays lasting 3-6 months overseas, will CINICO cover them? Current civil servants on holidays, will they be covered in the […]

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Sunset U13 girls battle for bragging rights

Sunset U13 girls battle for bragging rights

| 11/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CIFA): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues continued Saturday, 9 February, with games in the Girls Under 13 and Boys Under 11 and Under 13 leagues. In the lone Girls Under 13 game on Saturday morning, it was a Sunset duel as Sunset FC Fuegos took on their younger counterparts, the Sunset FC […]

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Proud of Them: Dominic Owens and Jillian Crooks

Proud of Them: Dominic Owens and Jillian Crooks

| 11/02/2019 | 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. Dominic Owens earned the distinction for academics and Jillian Crooks for sports.

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