Archive for July, 2019

CUC takes Sunrise to the movies

CUC takes Sunrise to the movies

| 31/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Caribbean Utilities Company volunteers and summer interns hosted members of the Sunrise Adult Training Centre for their annual trip to the cinema in July. More than 35 Sunrise clients took part, choosing to watch the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, and getting treated to popcorn and soda.

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Why no mobile use in baggage claim?

Why no mobile use in baggage claim?

| 31/07/2019 | 9 Comments

Could the Cayman Islands Airports Authority cite the regulations in question (banning cell phones at baggage claim)? Why would the world end if people could text “I’m waiting for my luggage now”? Auntie’s answer: This question appeared as a comment on a previous Ask Auntie column concerning wifi at the airport. And if you click […]

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Weekend road closure and traffic advisories, 2 & 3 August

Weekend road closure and traffic advisories, 2 & 3 August

| 31/07/2019 | 0 Comments

On Friday, 2 August, Cardinal Avenue, between Harbour Drive and Albert Panton Street, will be closed from 7:00AM to 4:00PM to facilitate Jamaica Independence Celebrations at the location. On Saturday, 3 August, the Saturday Night Live in GT event will be taking place on the George Town waterfront from 4:00PM to 11:00PM. While Harbour Drive will remain open, the side lane between the north and […]

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Why weather forecasts not more accurate?

Why weather forecasts not more accurate?

| 31/07/2019 | 7 Comments

With all the equipment and manpower that Cayman has, why can’t someone produce an accurate weather prediction? Miami can pinpoint a shower to the exact minute. Why can’t we at least get the days correct? Auntie’s answer: It seems to me that weather forecasters have always been among the most-maligned professions. If someone predicts a […]

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Brewery donates to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Brewery donates to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

| 30/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The simple act of drinking a beer has led to a donation of more than $22,000 to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) to support its shark-tagging research as part of efforts to save and conserve the world’s oceans. For every one of a designated beer purchased at the Cayman Islands Brewery, […]

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Registration open for annual ‘Stroke and Stride’

Registration open for annual ‘Stroke and Stride’

| 30/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The three-race “Stroke and Stride” series returns next month, in support of young triathletes and benefitting the Special Needs Foundation Cayman. The event, which will be held over the first three Wednesdays in August, each including a swim and a two-mile run, is once again being sponsored by Ogier.

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Saturday Night Live in George Town event

Saturday Night Live in George Town event

| 30/07/2019 | 3 Comments

The George Town Revitalisation Initiative would like to notify the public that the first Saturday Night Live in George Town event will take place on Saturday, 3 August 2019 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Hog Sty Bay.   The event will create a modern downtown waterfront atmosphere filled with live music, local artisans […]

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Can I feed cheese to fish in Cayman’s waters?

Can I feed cheese to fish in Cayman’s waters?

| 30/07/2019 | 7 Comments

Is it OK to spray canned cheese into the water to attract fish when snorkelling? I’ll be coming to visit the Cayman Islands soon and I’ve heard that the fish really love that stuff but not sure that is a good idea. Auntie’s answer: Well, from a purely common-sense standpoint, it is hard for me […]

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Cayman draws with Haiti, falls in Olympic bid

Cayman draws with Haiti, falls in Olympic bid

| 29/07/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s U23 national football team came up short in their bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, after Haiti scored a tying goal in the final minutes of their Sunday, 27 July match, for a 2-2 result. After losing 1-0 to Grenada Wednesday in their first CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers at […]

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Strongman ‘The Beast’ coming to Cayman

Strongman ‘The Beast’ coming to Cayman

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Englishman Eddie Hall, the 2017 World’s Strongest Man, will be coming to Cayman to participate in the first-ever Cayman Islands Strongman Competition. Hall, also known as “The Beast”, is the reigning Guinness World Records holder for heaviest strongman deadlift (500 kg/1,102.3lbs in 2016).

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RCIPS sets up dedicated comms link for crime victims

RCIPS sets up dedicated comms link for crime victims

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has established a Victim Contact Centre dedicated to improving communication with victims of crime, which has been a longstanding request of the community and an objective of RCIPS management. “Whether in community meetings, through feedback on our website, or even just anecdotally through acquaintances, we as […]

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Nominations open to honour local dive pioneers

Nominations open to honour local dive pioneers

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nominations are now open for local honourees to be named to the 2019 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) to recognise those who have contributed significantly to scuba and watersports in the Cayman Islands through development, promotion, positive environmental impact or education. The Ministry and Department of Tourism are calling for […]

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Delays possible as WORC staff in training

Delays possible as WORC staff in training

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

Customers of Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) department may experience some service delays as front counter staff will be on training for the next few weeks. The training is underway to ensure that all staff members are trained in the new processes that are in place at the department (which is an amalgamation of […]

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The Big Shave date announced

The Big Shave date announced

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

The 7th annual BIG SHAVE will take place on Friday, 20 September, at Cricket Square. Please save the date as we unite to conquer childhood cancer. Thanks to you and the Cayman community, over the past six years we’ve raised over US$2 million for St Baldrick’s to fund the most promising childhood cancer research worldwide. Hannah’s Heroes […]

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How long can a non-resident homeowner stay in Cayman?

How long can a non-resident homeowner stay in Cayman?

| 29/07/2019 | 18 Comments

We have purchased property in Cayman and want to build and live in our home hopefully within 8-9 years. Without residency or citizenship, what is the maximum length of time we can live in our home? When can we return? Have the amounts gone up yet to apply for residency? What is citizenship? Would any […]

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Miss Teen Cayman contestants get their sashes

Miss Teen Cayman contestants get their sashes

| 29/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The five contestants taking part in the Miss Teen Cayman Islands competition were officially presented with their sponsor sashes at an event held Saturday, 27 July. The pageant, in its 39th year and being held at the Lions Centre 24 August, is themed “Sailing the High Seas”.

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Raegan Rutty misses cut for gymnastics finals

Raegan Rutty misses cut for gymnastics finals

| 29/07/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After failing to qualify for the individual apparatus finals at the Pan Am Games on Saturday, 27 July, Cayman Islands gymnast Raegan Rutty has shifted her focus to the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Germany coming up in October. Rutty, 17, the first of the Cayman athletes to compete in Lima, was […]

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Pan Am Games officially open

Pan Am Games officially open

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): With more than 50,000 people in attendance for the opening ceremony on Friday, 26 July, and 41 participating countries represented at the 18th Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Kemar Hyman, a two-time Olympian and Cayman Islands 100m national record holder, led the Cayman delegation of eight into the National Stadium as […]

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