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Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

Up close with: Local author Joshua Dilbert

| 08/09/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): At age 24, Joshua Dilbert has already written and published two books, starting his first novel, The Mordenham Acres, when he was only 18. Always interested in writing, he is continuing to hone his craft while working fulltime in customer service at the Cayman National Bank branch on Cayman Brac, where Dilbert […]

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Why haven’t interest rates decreased?

Why haven’t interest rates decreased?

| 02/09/2019 | 10 Comments

Why is it that within days of the Fed increasing interest rates the local banks are notifying us that their rates will increase yet it’s been about a month since the Fed announced a decrease (of 0.25 percentage points to 5.25%) and we haven’t heard anything? Can we expect a decrease? Auntie’s answer: I contacted […]

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Will people in NWDA system have to register with WORC?

Will people in NWDA system have to register with WORC?

| 01/09/2019 | 3 Comments

Will Caymanians who have already registered with the National Workforce Development Agency have to re-register with Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman? Auntie’s answer: Yes, people previously registered with NWDA will have to do so again at WORC but not quite yet. A WORC official explained that re-registration is required “due to the forming of a […]

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Planning session on application and permit process

Planning session on application and permit process

| 30/08/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Planning in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure will host an information session on the planning application and permit process at the Family Life Centre on Thursday, September 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The aim of the session will be to provide information and guidance on the planning process […]

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Hurricane Ivan remembered

Hurricane Ivan remembered

| 30/08/2019 | 0 Comments

Water Authority – Cayman invites you to join in commemorating the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan. The Authority will mark the milestone with a special public event. There will be an exhibit on display that highlights the impact of the storm, as well as the strides made by our islands and the Authority to become more […]

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Harneys awards scholarship, hosts summer interns

Harneys awards scholarship, hosts summer interns

| 30/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Diana DeMercado has been selected to receive a three-year scholarship to complete a bachelor of laws at Truman Bodden Law School. The award, from Harneys, also includes paid professional experience as an intern at the law firm during school breaks. This summer, she took part in her first internship, working with the […]

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Tatum brothers shine at Fire Service

Tatum brothers shine at Fire Service

| 30/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Two bothers from Cayman Brac are among three Caymanians who have been promoted to divisional managers in the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS). Dwight Randy Rankin is the new divisional manager for domestic on Grand Cayman. Whitman Tatum, who spent most of his career at the Cayman Brac station, is now DM […]

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Calendar of events to mark Recovery Month

Calendar of events to mark Recovery Month

| 30/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) is observing Recovery Month during September with several awareness-raising activities and events. In addition to a series of Table Talk recovery roundtable sessions with local radio stations, DCS representatives will be hosting community workshops in West Bay, George Town and East End. A Family Fun Day […]

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Cayman’s teachers to be celebrated

Cayman’s teachers to be celebrated

| 30/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, will honour public and private sector educators on World Teachers’ Day on Saturday, 5 October at the seventh Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Kimpton Seafire Resort. Launched in 2007, the awards recognise teachers and principals in public […]

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Update on permanent residency question

Update on permanent residency question

| 29/08/2019 | 2 Comments

(Auntie): Since publishing a column earlier this week about a husband who wanted to wait past his term limit to apply for permanent residency, I have received additional information from a local immigration lawyer and am therefore updating the original response. The question was: “My term limit is coming up but my wife still has […]

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September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month

| 29/08/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) is organising the following awareness raising radio appearances/events to mark National Recovery Month this September:

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Cayman Heart Fund donates AED to Boxing Association

Cayman Heart Fund donates AED to Boxing Association

| 28/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) recently donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Cayman Islands Boxing Association (CIBA), with which CHF is planning to hold a health-focused day called “Know Your Numbers” the end of October. At the family event, the community will be invited to CIBA’s gym for free health […]

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School for coders set to open

School for coders set to open

| 28/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s first immersive code academy is opening its doors with its goal to help teach people who want to pursue careers in technology to become programmers, developers and coders. Cayman Code Academy, established by Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) and the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), is based on a curriculum […]

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Deadline this week for full-time law programme

Deadline this week for full-time law programme

| 28/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Students have until Friday, 30 August, to apply for admission to a new full-time LLM Master of Laws and Postgraduate Diploma in International Finance at Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS), after two years of the programme being taught part-time. Applications for the September start of the one-year programme are being accepted from […]

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DCI hosts anti-money laundering workshop

DCI hosts anti-money laundering workshop

| 28/08/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) will host an anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing capacity building workshop for real estate agents, brokers and property developers at the Government Administration Building’s barista café on Thursday, 29 August, from 4:00 p.m. The workshop is aimed at assisting such businesses to become compliant with international standards […]

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Who is the actor in film about Long Celia?

Who is the actor in film about Long Celia?

| 28/08/2019 | 0 Comments

I recently visited the Cayman Islands National Museum. It was very interesting and lovely. I was just wondering if you knew the name of the actor who played opposite Long Celia in the video? She looks familiar but I can’t remember her name. Auntie’s answer: The woman in question is Cynthia Hew, who played Sarah […]

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National Trust annual general meeting

National Trust annual general meeting

| 28/08/2019 | 0 Comments

The National Trust invites our members to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, 18 September at the George Town Yacht Club. The 2018/19 Annual Report and Financials will be presented at the meeting and members will have the opportunity to vote for the 2019/20 Trust Council. Members unable to attend the meeting are encouraged […]

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YMCA offers after-school programme

YMCA offers after-school programme

| 27/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA Cayman Islands is expanding its after-school programme to a new site at the Field of Dreams to coincide with the new academic year calendar. Available for students ages 5 to 12,  the programme will provide a variety of active learning opportunities, designated homework time and recreational activities.

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