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Ground broken on YMCA ropes course

Ground broken on YMCA ropes course

| 11/12/2017 | 0 Comments
  (CNS Local Life): A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday, 9 December for the ropes challenge course being built by the YMCA with funds from the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, an event that took place in April with about 2,000 participants and raised a record $85,000 from the walk [...]

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UCCI honours students on the Brac

UCCI honours students on the Brac

| 11/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) held its first-ever honours convocation on Cayman Brac last month, with nine students recognised for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or above. UCCI Cayman Brac campus director Martin Keeley said it was very exciting to have the event on th [...]

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VIP treatment of MLA at airport

VIP treatment of MLA at airport

| 10/12/2017 | 7 Comments
Today I arrived in Cayman on the same flight as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and his wife.  Why is it that upon disembarking they were taken directly through Immigration and Customs without queueing and then skipped the (very long) line to pay their duty? I’d like to point out that th [...]

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Haines ends marathon year with boost to CCMI

Haines ends marathon year with boost to CCMI

| 08/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Derek Haines, Cayman’s remarkable fundraiser, completed a year of raising money for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) by taking part in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon Sunday, 3 December. He ended his 2017 “Volcanoes and Marathons” challenge by running 26.2 [...]

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Removing an MLA from office

Removing an MLA from office

| 07/12/2017 | 1 Comment
While I am familiar with the process for removing a premier and the speaker from the speakership, the process for removing an MLA from the Legislative Assembly entirely is unfamiliar to me. Would I be correct in assuming that it includes a formal review and a vote in the LA? Also in the case of [&he [...]

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Young people make Cayman proud

Young people make Cayman proud

| 07/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Bodden Town was amply represented in the latest Proud of Them awards, with half of the 12 young people celebrated at a ceremony held 29 November hailing from that district. Each honouree received a Proud of Them certificate and $500, with a profile of each young person to be public [...]

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Santa helps support dog-rescue charity

Santa helps support dog-rescue charity

| 07/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The ninth annual Scubaluminations in aid of the One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) charity, is set for Thursday, 14 December, from 6 pm. Santa will be arriving at the event, held at Rackam’s on the George Town waterfront, on a boat pulled by illuminated, underwater reindeer. [...]

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Why will airfares be increasing so much in 2018?

Why will airfares be increasing so much in 2018?

| 06/12/2017 | 8 Comments
I have noticed while planning some trips next year that some flights have gone up a considerable amount. Is it just the carrier/fuel or has GCM increased their landing fees and passed the costs onto the carriers and in turn onto me? Auntie’s answer: An official with the Cayman Islands Airports Aut [...]

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Civil service marks disability day

Civil service marks disability day

| 06/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Civil servants, six percent of whom self-identified as persons with a disability in a recent survey, wore yellow and marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a photo opportunity outside the Government Administration Building on Monday, 4 December. The observance, [...]

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Cayman Prep and CIS to meet in Under 11 final

Cayman Prep and CIS to meet in Under 11 final

| 06/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(PFL): The stage is set for the championship games in the 2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL). Semifinals for boys and girls were contested this past Saturday, 2 December, at the Annex Field, with the finals and third-place games set for one week la [...]

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Lighthouse students enjoy a Disney treat

Lighthouse students enjoy a Disney treat

| 06/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Disney characters, along with crew of the Disney Magic cruise ship, visited the Lighthouse School to deliver early holiday cheer to both students and teachers. The visit, organised by Disney Cruise Lines in conjunction with the Ministry and Department of Tourism, featured Disney ch [...]

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Caymanian students in London meet premier

Caymanian students in London meet premier

| 05/12/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): More than 40 Caymanian students spent an evening in London with Premier Alden McLaughlin, on Saturday, 2 December, an annual event held at the Cayman Islands Government Offices in Mayfair. For more than 10 years, the office has honoured the tradition of Cayman students getting toge [...]

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Receiving child support when father is not working

Receiving child support when father is not working

| 04/12/2017 | 3 Comments
I have a child-maintenance question. You mention attachment to earnings if the person is employed. What if the person is self-employed or unemployed or quits the job just before the first attachment of earnings is due? How does the mother of the child receive the child maintenance owed? Auntie’s a [...]

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YMCA celebrates five years in Cayman

YMCA celebrates five years in Cayman

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The YMCA is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Cayman with a family fun day on Saturday, 9 December, from 9am to 1pm at the Field of Dreams. The event will include kickball, music, treats and carnival activities like a dunk tank, slip and slide, face painting and photo booth. All [...]

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CIFEC apprentices shine at Public Works

CIFEC apprentices shine at Public Works

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Five students from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) have recently received internationally recognised City and Guilds of London certification through their apprenticeships with the Public Works Department (PWD). The department’s construction industry training p [...]

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