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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 | 7 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 | 2 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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