Archive for February, 2019

Free alarms still available for Prospect, Red Bay

Free alarms still available for Prospect, Red Bay

| 28/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Prospect Red Bay Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has to date given out about 1,000 home alarms to residents since distribution began in November last year.  The door and window alarms were a part of a Community Mitigation Project supported by the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC).

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Mission House opens for Saturday tours

Mission House opens for Saturday tours

| 28/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust’s signature property, the Mission House, is introducing Saturday hours beginning tomorrow (2 March). Nadia Hardie, Executive Director of the National Trust, said the new Saturday hours will allow residents more opportunities to tour the historic property in Bodden Town.

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Measuring recyclables shipped overseas

Measuring recyclables shipped overseas

| 28/02/2019 | 1 Comment

What are the units for the recyclables shipped from Cayman, ie per tonne, cubic foot or something else? Auntie’s answer: This question arose from a reader’s comment to a previous column on recycling (see Where do Cayman’s recyclables wind up?) which explained where goods such as plastics, cardboard and aluminium cans are shipped and how […]

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Celebrate culture at Red Sky

Celebrate culture at Red Sky

| 27/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The seventh annual Red Sky at Night multi-cultural arts fair is taking place this Saturday, 2 March. Presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) on the grounds of the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre, the fair, an anchor event for the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts (Cayfest), will run from […]

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Strong showing for dressage riders

Strong showing for dressage riders

| 27/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s dressage riders competed Sunday, 23 February, in the second of three national dressage shows scheduled this season, each of which is sponsored by the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF).  Held at the Equestrian Centre, the show attracted 30 entries for the day.

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Junior tennis players match up well

Junior tennis players match up well

| 27/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The second PwC Junior Grand Prix for 2019, organised by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands (TFCI), took place at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club (CITC) on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 February, with 28 players competing in three age groups. The eight participants in the 10 and under group […]

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Honouring Women Month gets ministry support

Honouring Women Month gets ministry support

| 27/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Preparations for March’s Honouring Women Month (HWM) events have been boosted by a strategic alliance between the Ministry of Community Affairs’ Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) and the Family Resource Centre (FRC), along with a $9,000 contribution by the GAU to help stage various activities.

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Remove signs that obstruct sidewalks

Remove signs that obstruct sidewalks

| 27/02/2019 | 8 Comments

Who is supposed to be enforcing the law regarding signs on sidewalks? It seems that signs such as sandwich boards are blocking sidewalks everywhere from downtown George Town to the Eastern Districts. Auntie’s answer: I am really glad this question was asked. In addition to blocking sidewalks, the sandwich boards often prevent a clear view […]

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Students reimagine favourite books

Students reimagine favourite books

| 26/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Almost 200 people attended the annual Storyboard Competition at the George Town Public Library on Saturday, 23 February, representing a record audience for the event. The competition gives Cayman’s young readers a chance to show off their creativity by sharing their favourite books through a storyboard display.

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‘Pirates’ and volunteers celebrated

‘Pirates’ and volunteers celebrated

| 26/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): ‘Pirates’ and volunteers who support the annual Pirates Week Festival were recently recognised at an appreciation reception held Saturday, 23 February. Every year, the festival office celebrates the work of everyone who contributes to what is one of the main events on the Cayman Islands calendar.

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Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

| 26/02/2019 | 19 Comments

Why doesn’t Cayman Airways participate in the US TSA pre-check programme for expedited security clearance? If I am travelling from one of the cities with competing flights to Cayman Airways (Miami, Chicago, New York) to Grand Cayman and have a choice of expedited security clearance (American, United, etc) vs the slow lanes (Cayman Airways), I […]

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Paddling in aid of heart charity

Paddling in aid of heart charity

| 25/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The second annual Coconut Cup paddleboard-racing event is being held Sunday, 10 March with all proceeds going to Hart for Hearts, the paediatric arm of the Cayman Heart Fund, which raises public awareness and provides financial assistance to families in Cayman when their child is born with a congenital heart defect.

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East End boys triumph in district battle

East End boys triumph in district battle

| 25/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CIFA): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues continued this past Saturday, 23 February highlighted by action in the Boys Under 11 and Girls Under 13 games at the Annex Field. In Group B of the Boys Under 11 league, East End United FC triumphed in the ‘district battle’ as they swept aside George […]

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MS Foundation sets fundraiser, guest speaker

MS Foundation sets fundraiser, guest speaker

| 25/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands will be holding its third annual “Pretty on the Outside” fundraiser Saturday, 16 March, featuring guest speaker international blogger Ardra Shephard, who has chronicled her life dealing with multiple sclerosis. The event will take place at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, starting at […]

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Cell-phone service disrupted at KAABOO

Cell-phone service disrupted at KAABOO

| 25/02/2019 | 49 Comments

Any idea what the issue was with Flow at KAABOO over the weekend? I couldn’t call, text or email with my service. Everyone I know with Flow had the same issue. We ended up leaving early as we were unable to contact our sitter and my wife was concerned. I presume there were no shenanigans […]

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Culture ministry acquires art for National Gallery

Culture ministry acquires art for National Gallery

| 24/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Four new works of art have found a home at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) through the support of the Ministry of Culture. As part of NGCI’s acquisition strategy, significant works of art by Cayman artists are identified annually by NGCI’s Collections & Exhibitions Committee with the hope that […]

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New device used to lengthen man’s leg

New device used to lengthen man’s leg

| 24/02/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the first time in the Caribbean, surgery using a novel “magnetic nail” device to lengthen a leg has resulted in less pain and improved walking ability for a long-suffering patient. Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) Chief Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr Alwin Almeida, and his medical team, performed the procedure using the device, […]

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HSA forensics lab accreditation renewed

HSA forensics lab accreditation renewed

| 24/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Forensic Science Laboratory accreditation to international ISO 17025 standards for forensic testing has been renewed for another four years. The renewal followed an audit by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The Cayman laboratory, which is operated by the Health Services Authority (HSA) and has maintained its accreditation […]

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