Archive for March, 2019

Lashonda Powell called to the bar

Lashonda Powell called to the bar

| 31/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Lashonda Powell has been admitted to practise as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands, with her application moved by Ogiers attorney William Jones before then-Acting Chief Justice Richard Williams on Tuesday, 26 March. Powell graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016 with a bachelor of laws degree with honours. She then […]

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Fundraiser supports vocational grant

Fundraiser supports vocational grant

| 31/03/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Rotaract Blue recently held its third annual Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run, with about 50 participants taking part. The charity event raises funds for the Fred Speirs vocational grant, which has been a development initiative of the organisation since 2008. The walk/run, which was held Sunday, 24 March, raised $1,800 to help support […]

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An MBE for Franz at end of royal visit

An MBE for Franz at end of royal visit

| 31/03/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS Local Life): At the end of a long day touring the Sister Islands and Grand Cayman, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended their final event Thursday, 28 March, a reception at Pedro St James, where Prince Charles presented medals to three Caymanians. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson received an MBE, and Felicia […]

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Registration for government schools now open

Registration for government schools now open

| 31/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to, government schools for the 2019/2020 school year will open on Monday, 1 April and will close on Friday, 28 June. Registration for government Reception is open for qualifying children aged 4 Years 0 months before 1 September 2019. That means a child born between 1 September 2014 […]

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Cayman artwork arrives at the airport

Cayman artwork arrives at the airport

| 28/03/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has donated artwork from its permanent collection to display throughout Owens Roberts International Airport (ORIA) to celebrate the reopening of the redeveloped facility. The gallery developed the “Art at the Airport” initiative, which is being implemented in partnership with the Cayman Islands Airports Authority […]

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ICCI offers GED prep programme

ICCI offers GED prep programme

| 28/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) is adding a General Education Diploma (GED) prep programme to the master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees it offers. The new curriculum, which will prepare students to take GED Certificate exams in maths, English, science and US social studies, offers the opportunity to receive the […]

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Duchess of Cornwall in packed tour of Grand Cayman

Duchess of Cornwall in packed tour of Grand Cayman

| 28/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, in her hectic solo tour of Grand Cayman on Thursday, 28 March, while Prince Charles was in the Sister Islands, officially opened Jasmine Villa, visited the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and stopped by George Town Primary School. The ceremony to open the new home for what was […]

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Prince Charles in whirlwind of events on Sister Islands

Prince Charles in whirlwind of events on Sister Islands

| 28/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Prince of Wales had a busy morning of events in the Sister Islands Thursday, starting on Cayman Brac, where he arrived courtesy of Cayman Airways Express. While the Duchess of Cornwall attended various events in George Town on Grand Cayman, Charles started with a ribbon-cutting at the new swimming pool at […]

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Prince Charles to confer medals

Prince Charles to confer medals

| 27/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Prince Charles will be presenting Certificates and Badges of Honour to Felicia McLean and Andrew Smilley, along with an MBE to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, during an investiture tomorrow (Thursday, 28 March) at Pedro St James. The prince and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will begin their whirlwind visit to […]

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Expect delays in garbage pickup

Expect delays in garbage pickup

| 27/03/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) advises residents of Grand Cayman to anticipate delays in residential garbage pick-up in some communities scheduled for collection today (Wednesday, 27 March 2019). These delays are the result of a series of mechanical failures experienced by some of our trucks at the beginning of this week. Personnel from the […]

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Cayman Airways passenger advisory

Cayman Airways passenger advisory

| 27/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Cayman Airways advises passengers who are travelling on Wednesday and Thursday this week (March 27 & 28) to review the advisories issued by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) regarding road closures and parking lot closures at, and around, Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) before, during, and after the arrival of their Royal Highnesses, […]

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Traffic diversions for royal visit

Traffic diversions for royal visit

| 27/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Wednesday, 27 March: Arrival of Their Royal Highnesses and Opening of ORIA Terminal Building. There will be diversions for traffic travelling in and around the Owen Roberts International Airport, between 2:30PM and 7:00PM. All traffic traveling to the airport for pick-up or drop-off of passengers or to attend these events should approach from North Sound Road (vicinity […]

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Is importing licence-plate covers allowed?

Is importing licence-plate covers allowed?

| 27/03/2019 | 7 Comments

Could you maybe look into why the importation of such (licence-plate) covers is not banned? Auntie’s answer: This question was asked in a comment on a column that ran in January, “Stop obscuring licence plates”. They say timing is everything, so I want to point out that the column in question is from January this […]

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Training offered for violence prevention

Training offered for violence prevention

| 26/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) and Ministry of Education are partnering to ‘train the trainers’ for a youth violence-prevention programme that has been in place here since 2017. The master training is for the “It’s Not Your Fault” initiative, an evidence-based programme created by the Canadian Red Cross more than 30 […]

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Levi Allen named top employee for 2018

Levi Allen named top employee for 2018

| 26/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Levi Allen, a manager in the Public Works Department (PWD), has been awarded Employee of the Year honours in a ceremony held Thursday, 21 March, in the Harquail Theatre. Allen was the only candidate in the civil service nominated in the category “Talent Development”.

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Grant helps Caymanian further her studies

Grant helps Caymanian further her studies

| 26/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A $1,200 grant to the Family Resource Centre (FRC) will help a young Caymanian pursue her dreams of higher education. The recipient, who cannot be named for confidentiality reasons, will privately be given the cheque which was recently presented to the FRC by the Ministry of Community Affairs’ Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) […]

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Hospice awaits royal opening

Hospice awaits royal opening

| 26/03/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): As the staff at Jasmine Villa, the new home for Cayman HospiceCare, prepares for the upcoming visit this week of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the facility is also only “days away” from getting approval of its health practitioner’s licence. Felicia McLean, director of operations and nursing at Jasmine, explained that the […]

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Why make it so difficult to see the royals?

Why make it so difficult to see the royals?

| 26/03/2019 | 10 Comments

I have been reading how there are going to be many opportunities for the public to see Prince Charles and Camilla during the royal visit this week, and we are being encouraged to attend events and greet them. However, I have also read about the numerous traffic diversions and parking restrictions that are being put […]

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