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College hoops set to score in Cayman

College hoops set to score in Cayman

| 17/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): It’s getting close to the opening tipoff for the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic, an NCAA men’s basketball preseason tournament featuring eight top US Division 1 college teams. All 12 games will take place at the John Gray gym from Monday, 20 November through Wednesday, 22 Nov [...]

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HSA offers free screenings for preterm babies

HSA offers free screenings for preterm babies

| 17/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) commemoration of World Prematurity Day today (17 November) it is offering free developmental checks for all preterm babies born before 34 weeks, and who are not yet 18 months old and not receiving regular therapy. The purpose of th [...]

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Early care essential in premature births

Early care essential in premature births

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments
Dr Sara Watkin writes: Today (17 November) is World Prematurity Day and here in Cayman we punch well above our meagre size in terms of the standard of care provided to preterm infants born on the island. Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide and in Cayman we definitely have ou [...]

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Law enforcement agencies seek recruits

Law enforcement agencies seek recruits

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Recruitment Fair 2017 welcomed job seekers on Thursday, 9 November 2017 at the George Town Town Hall. The drive was co-hosted by Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, Cayman Islands Fire Service, Department of Immigration, Department o [...]

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Marathon participants run past adversity

Marathon participants run past adversity

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): For some people taking part in the 2017 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, set for Sunday, 3 December, crossing the finish line will mean more than getting a medal or posting a great time. Instead, the achievement will represent a goal that a few years or even months ago would hav [...]

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Needs help finding the ombudsman

Needs help finding the ombudsman

| 15/11/2017 | 0 Comments
How do you contact the new ombudsman? Can’t see any contact details on the government website, gov.ky. Auntie’s answer: In the interest of being thorough, I also searched the government website. I found the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of the Complaints Commissioner ( [...]

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National Gallery eyes future with anniversary gala

National Gallery eyes future with anniversary gala

| 15/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): To celebrate its 20th anniversary, The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is holding a gala Friday, 1 December. Dubbed The Infinity Ball, the event aims at “commemorating the past and embracing the future” of the gallery. Over the past 20 years, the gallery has welco [...]

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Triple C and NorthEast play to exciting draw

Triple C and NorthEast play to exciting draw

| 15/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(PFL): With the CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) heading into the final two weeks of regular season games, schools are jostling for positions in their respective groups as the playoffs loom. In the Group B Under 11 clash at the Dart Field in Camana Bay, T [...]

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North Side clean-up dedicated to Edna Moyle

North Side clean-up dedicated to Edna Moyle

| 15/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The North Side community took part in a two-day district clean-up in memory of former MLA and cabinet minister Edna Moyle. On Friday evening, 10 November, North Side residents were encouraged to put out all trash, including heavier loads, in front of their homes and away from power [...]

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Gov’t primary schools take on literacy programme

Gov’t primary schools take on literacy programme

| 14/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Education and the Department of Education Services (DES), with sponsorship from Rotary Sunrise, have launched Reading Recovery, an internationally recognised and highly effective short-term literacy intervention for selected Year 2 students. In early September, 12 t [...]

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New stamp issue celebrates Christmas in Cayman

New stamp issue celebrates Christmas in Cayman

| 14/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Postal Service has issued a colourful set of seasonal stamps for Christmas. The set of four stamps and a first day cover showcase local Christmas traditions featuring the decorations put up each year by the Bodden sisters on South Church Street and by the Crighto [...]

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LIFE donates books for young readers

LIFE donates books for young readers

| 14/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) has made its first book donation of the school year to the Transition Unit, a government programme that helps children who need extra learning support in their reception year. The non-profit organisation selected 170 books as a comprehensive collecti [...]

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Family stops in Cayman on world tour

Family stops in Cayman on world tour

| 14/11/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Grand Cayman is the last major destination for this year’s around-the-world journey for the so-called Retired Toddlers. Since this American family sold their home in Tampa, Florida, in June 2016, Michelle and Jake Schomp have been travelling the world with their two toddlers in t [...]

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Slow going for new licence plates

Slow going for new licence plates

| 13/11/2017 | 6 Comments
I was told back in April when I renewed my vehicle licence that I would be contacted by DVDL when I could exchange it for the new licence being phased in. It has been about seven months now and still no word. How long is this process supposed to take? Auntie’s answer: The Department of […] [...]

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Minister’s message for World Diabetes Day

Minister’s message for World Diabetes Day

| 13/11/2017 | 0 Comments
Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour: As Minister for Health, I fully support this annual date on our calendar. I also urge everyone to listen and pay attention to the information received from your healthcare professionals on the subject of diabetes and ways in which this serious illness can be preve [...]

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