Archive for April, 2019

Plant sale grows funds for dog charity

Plant sale grows funds for dog charity

| 30/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Dog lovers Heather Holt and Morgan Olley last weekend held a unique fundraiser for One Dog at a Time (ODAAT), combining their skills to offer native plants and barbecue. Holt, who boasts a green thumb, and Olley, who knows his way around a grill, sold plants and sausages to those attending, raising […]

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International meets prepared swimmers for CARIFTA

International meets prepared swimmers for CARIFTA

| 30/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the recent CARIFTA Aquatics Championships swim coaches strived to give Cayman’s young athletes of various ages experience in overseas meets to ensure they were ready for the regional competition, held 20-23 April in Barbados. For Stingray Swim Club (SSC) head coach David Pursley and assistant coach Macon Crowder that meant […]

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May marks Building Safety Month

May marks Building Safety Month

| 30/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Planning is holding its second annual Building Safety Month in May, after marking the international campaign for the first time last year. Throughout the month, the department will be hosting information booths and sessions, giving the public the opportunity to ask questions of staff.

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DCI to help with mandatory registration

DCI to help with mandatory registration

| 30/04/2019 | 0 Comments

Real estate agents and brokers, and dealers in precious metals and stones, are invited to attend the Department of Commerce and Investment’s half-day workshops on Thursday, 9 May, for help with Government’s mandatory registration process. The workshops also will raise awareness about the importance of complying with Cayman’s anti-money laundering regulatory regime. If you are […]

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Conch/whelk seasons close on 1 May

Conch/whelk seasons close on 1 May

| 30/04/2019 | 1 Comment

The Cayman Islands annual conch and whelk seasons close on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Anyone possessing, attempting to sell or attempting to buy locally-caught conch or whelks during the closed seasons, which last from 1 May through to 31 October each year, will face prosecution under the National Conservation Law (NCL). The open seasons for […]

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Department of Planning closure

Department of Planning closure

| 30/04/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Planning would like to notify the public that their office will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, 3 May 2019, for staff training. The Department will resume normal business hours after 1 p.m. on Friday, 3 May 2019. Staff apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause. For […]

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How to thank CUC for customer service?

How to thank CUC for customer service?

| 30/04/2019 | 4 Comments

I just had what I consider a remarkable experience! I was using the CUC website to ‘Add an Account’ over the weekend and had difficulties with entering the correct information in a couple of cells. I kept getting an error message no matter what I entered. I left an email message – ‘Please Help!’ I […]

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Cuba, Mexico take top spots at NORCECA beach volleyball

Cuba, Mexico take top spots at NORCECA beach volleyball

| 29/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cuba’s women team of Maylen Deliz and Leila Martínez took their second consecutive title on this year’s NORCECA beach volleyball tour, beating Brittany Hochevar and Carly Wopat of the US in a close match, 21-18 and 21-19, on Sunday, 29 April, at Seven Mile Public Beach. In the men’s final, Mexico (Juan […]

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Students gain experience in financial services

Students gain experience in financial services

| 29/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The fifth annual Cayman Finance Student Education & Work Experience Programme kicked off this month with the first of its in-school workshops, facilitated by financial services industry practitioners. More than 40 high-achieving year 12 Caymanian students from high schools across the islands met the eligibility criteria and were accepted into the 2019 […]

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CharityDrive fundraiser ready to hit the road

CharityDrive fundraiser ready to hit the road

| 29/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Island Heritage is set for its eighth annual CharityDrive, being held 7-9 May, which will again give three charities an opportunity to earn up to $10,000 each, with the one receiving the most social media support getting a $5,000 bonus. The community is encouraged to drive by the Island Heritage roundabout on […]

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Carolina Ferreira of Red Cross earns international award

Carolina Ferreira of Red Cross earns international award

| 29/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Carolina Ferreira, Cayman Islands Red Cross deputy director, has received international recognition for her community work, the only person awarded from the Caribbean and one of just two for the entire Americas. In celebration of Honouring Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement […]

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New cricket official aims to boost women

New cricket official aims to boost women

| 29/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Cricket has appointed the Cayman Islands’ first senior development officer for women and girls. Sania Khan, a former member of the Pakistan international women’s team, is tasked with increasing the participation of women and girls in the game. With this appointment, girls will participate in the Cayman Islands Primary Schools Carnival […]

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May is Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month

| 29/04/2019 | 0 Comments

UPDATED: The Department of Planning is organising the following events to celebrate Building Safety Month this May:   Monday, 6 May – Information Booth, Bodden Town, Cox Lumber, 9am – 12pm Friday, 10 May – Public Training Session on how to use the Online Planning System, Government Administration Building, 10am – 12pm *Please reserve your space […]

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National Trust plants trees for Arbour Day

National Trust plants trees for Arbour Day

| 29/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust celebrated its first Arbour Day Friday, 26 April, at the Mission House in Bodden Town with the planting of two native Whitewood trees. The event was held in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment, which donated one of the trees, and Caribbean Blooms, which worked closely with the National […]

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Why can’t you recycle at the airport?

Why can’t you recycle at the airport?

| 29/04/2019 | 3 Comments

I asked one of the cleaners at the airport where I should put my soda can and was told to put it in the garbage. Why are there no recycling points at the airport? Auntie’s answer: I must admit I was taken aback by this question, as it didn’t seem possible that a freshly renovated […]

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