Archive for April, 2019

Cayman swim team enjoys record CARIFTA

Cayman swim team enjoys record CARIFTA

| 26/04/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s national swimmers arrived home this week with a record haul of medals earned over four days of events in the pool, plus synchronised swimming and open-water races, at the 34th CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in Barbados. The 25-member team collected 56 medals overall, eclipsing the 41 earned at last year’s competition in […]

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Minister’s message for Vaccination Week in the Americas

Minister’s message for Vaccination Week in the Americas

| 25/04/2019 | 0 Comments

Minister of Health Dwayne Seymour writes: This week the Cayman Islands has once again joined in the observance of Vaccination Week in the Americas (20-27 April 2019). The 2019 campaign slogan “Protect your community. Do your part. #GetVax” reminds us all that we each have an important role to play in supporting vaccination and keeping […]

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DCFS seeks hurricane shelter volunteers

DCFS seeks hurricane shelter volunteers

| 25/04/2019 | 0 Comments

With the 2019 hurricane season starting 1 June, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is now seeking persons interested in becoming shelter volunteers in Grand Cayman. As part of its annual hurricane shelter volunteer programme, the DCFS, in partnership with the Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) is holding training sessions on Monday, 27 […]

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Should you call the police after a car accident?

Should you call the police after a car accident?

| 25/04/2019 | 19 Comments

If involved in a car accident, if there is damage to persons or vehicle, must the police be called to attend? Also, what if I witnessed an accident, must I stay till the police arrive or can I just leave contact details? Auntie’s answer: In light of the two recent tragic and disturbing cases of […]

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Ezzard Miller hosts Easter outing for seniors

Ezzard Miller hosts Easter outing for seniors

| 24/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): MLA Ezzard Miller, with the help of North Side businesses and the Department of Tourism, hosted a beach outing at Rum Point for seniors Tuesday, 23 April, after the Easter crowds returned to work. “We have a regular weekly seniors’ fellowship in North Side at the United Church, but we wanted to […]

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Tea party will help Crisis Centre ‘raise the roof’

Tea party will help Crisis Centre ‘raise the roof’

| 24/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC), which provides safe shelter and support for victims of domestic violence and their children, is collaborating with Mothers’ Union to host a fundraising tea party, an annual fixture for the non-profit ministry of St George’s Anglican Church.

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Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing opening late

Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing opening late

| 24/04/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) would like to notify the public that their Crewe Road office will open at 9 a.m. this Thursday (25 April 2019) and close at 4:30 p.m. The DVDL will resume normal business hours on Friday, 26 April 2019. The DVDL would like to take the opportunity to remind […]

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Where to pick up new licence plates on Sister Islands?

Where to pick up new licence plates on Sister Islands?

| 24/04/2019 | 0 Comments

What about the Sister Islands? What is the process and where is the pickup of new licence plates?  Auntie’s answer: This question came as a comment on a recent column on the issuing of new licence plates. I have to admit that when I saw the question I was disappointed that I hadn’t thought to […]

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Nominations open for Stingray awards

Nominations open for Stingray awards

| 23/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) is accepting nominations for the annual Stingray Tourism Awards, which recognise outstanding members of the tourism industry in a variety of categories. The theme for this year’s event is “The Magic of Tourism” in a nod to the collaborative efforts made to ensure a special stay for […]

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Ministry donates towards Child Month breakfast

Ministry donates towards Child Month breakfast

| 23/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ministry of Community Affairs’ Chief Officer Teresa Echenique recently presented a $2,000 cheque to the Circle of Love Women’s Ministry (COL) chairperson Julie Hunter. The donation will offset the cost of staging COL’s May Child Month breakfast, with other activities coordinated across all three islands by the Department of Children and Family […]

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Special immunisation clinic for Vaccination Week in the Americas

Special immunisation clinic for Vaccination Week in the Americas

| 23/04/2019 | 1 Comment

To mark Vaccination Week in the Americas a special immunisation clinic will take place at the Public Health Department at the Cayman Islands Hospital, on Saturday, 27 April 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organisers are inviting parents to bring any child in need of vaccinations, including those with missed or outstanding doses. For […]

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Cayman’s swimmers collect more gold

Cayman’s swimmers collect more gold

| 23/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The medal haul continues for Cayman’s national swimming team, earning 13 more, including three gold, on Monday, 22 April, day three of the CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in Barbados. In noting the three-day tally of 35 medals, Steve Broadbelt, director of the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association, said the team looks capable of […]

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CARIFTA Games belong to Jamaica

CARIFTA Games belong to Jamaica

| 23/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After three days of intense competition, the CARIFTA Games ended with athletes from around the Caribbean dancing on the track at Truman Bodden Sports Complex Monday night (22 April), soaking up the party atmosphere. While Cayman came up just short of earning another bronze medal, once again Jamaica dominated, with a total […]

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Will I lose Caymanian status if overseas for more than a year?

Will I lose Caymanian status if overseas for more than a year?

| 23/04/2019 | 9 Comments

Can I travel to Cayman once a year for a week at a time and maintain status? Or once every 2-3 years? Does that work? Auntie’s answer: The law is very clear on your question, but to be sure, I asked an official at Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), formerly the Department of Immigration. […]

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Nominations open for Cayman’s best educators

Nominations open for Cayman’s best educators

| 22/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Chamber of Commerce has opened nominations for the sixth Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching, which were established in partnership with the Ministry of Education to recognise outstanding public and private educators in the Cayman Islands. “The awards were created to thank those who are helping to improve the lives […]

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Seniors attend wellness event for Easter

Seniors attend wellness event for Easter

| 22/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Seniors attended the “Faith in Life’s Journey: A Spiritual and Wellness Programme” on Monday, 15 April, to celebrate Easter and its promise of renewal. Organised by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in partnership with the Cayman Islands Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the event featured a packed agenda.

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DCI director named 2018’s top head of department

DCI director named 2018’s top head of department

| 22/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ryan Rajkumarsingh, Director of the Department of Commerce and Investment, was presented with the Head of Department (HoD) of the Year Award for 2018 during a Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure budget retreat held earlier this year. Rajkumarsingh accepted the award from Alan Jones, the ministry’s chief officer, at the retreat […]

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Cayman adds three golds to medals tally in swimming

Cayman adds three golds to medals tally in swimming

| 22/04/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s swimmers matched their first-day medals total, taking 11 including three more gold at Sunday’s (21 April) CARIFTA Aquatics Championships taking place in Barbados. Together with the four silver and four bronze in swimming, duplicating Saturday’s haul, Cayman has 29 total medals overall, comprising synchronised swimming, open water and pool events, entering […]

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