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Reselling duty-free cigarettes

Reselling duty-free cigarettes

| 11/09/2017 | 8 Comments
A friend of mine travels regularly to Florida. Even though he does not smoke, on his return he always brings a carton of duty-free cigarettes. He in turn sells the cigarettes privately in Cayman. I’ve told my friend that this may be illegal and it could affect his work permit if he is stopped by [ [...]

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Cyclists ride to support animal welfare

Cyclists ride to support animal welfare

| 11/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The third annual PAWS On Wheels fundraiser attracted 86 cyclists, including 13 children, for the Sunday, 3 September event. Founded in 2010 by Giuseppe and Susanna Gatta, Alex Stewart and Marleine Gagnon, PAWS (Protection of Animal Welfare Society) is a local non-profit that works [...]

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Taking cats through airport security

Taking cats through airport security

| 08/09/2017 | 17 Comments
We will be leaving Cayman in a few months time and will be taking our two cats, adopted from the Humane Society, with us. They’ll travel in carriers as our carry-on baggage. I’ve read all the rules for the airline and for pet export, and import to the other country. I’m wondering a [...]

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Skateboard event rolls out for Pirates Week

Skateboard event rolls out for Pirates Week

| 08/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Inspire Cayman and the Pirates Week Festival teamed up to host the Youth Skate Jam at the Black Pearl Skate Park, Saturday, 2 September. The event was aimed at promoting the local youth skate culture in Cayman, and encouraging children to get out and get active. “There were wee s [...]

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Red Cross big winner at golf fundraiser

Red Cross big winner at golf fundraiser

| 08/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): RBC Royal Bank continued its 20-year partnership with the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) with their recent charity golf tournament, held 1 September. The oversubscribed event, which featured a four-man scramble format with a shotgun start, was held at the North Sound Club. More t [...]

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HSA pharmacist wins regional award

HSA pharmacist wins regional award

| 08/09/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Hospital pharmacist Samantha Conolly received regional recognition at the 37th annual Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP) Conference, hosted in Belize last month. She was honoured for her volunteer work to advance the pharmacy profession and her service to the [...]

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Interested in getting cannabis oil

Interested in getting cannabis oil

| 06/09/2017 | 13 Comments
The FDA just admitted cannabidiol (CBD) is beneficial and it is legal in the US to sell and ship cannabis oil containing CBD. Does anyone on the island sell it? If not, would Cayman customs allow it to be imported? Auntie’s answer: A related question has come up before concerning insurance for tre [...]

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Teens earn passports to success

Teens earn passports to success

| 06/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A celebration of achievements, and of the potential of eight young people, took place last week at the graduation of the National Workplace Development Agency’s (NWDA) latest Passport2Success (P2S) cohort. Held on Friday, 1 September, this was the 23rd successful graduation for t [...]

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Concerned about cruelty to animals

Concerned about cruelty to animals

| 05/09/2017 | 10 Comments
Who decides what is animal cruelty and what is humane? Why is it inhumane and illegal to kill a blue iguana but it is OK to hack a green iguana to death with a machete? Why is it humane to keep a small cage packed full of land crabs in the hot sun for days […] [...]

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What are the rules for using Segways?

What are the rules for using Segways?

| 05/09/2017 | 45 Comments
1. Should the Segways that go along West Bay Road use the road or the pavement? I have seen pedestrians forced into the road when they are on the pavement, but also deliberately hold up traffic when they are on the road. 2. I have been seeing Segway tours being conducted on the sand on Seven [&hell [...]

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Pirates Week to celebrate 40 years

Pirates Week to celebrate 40 years

| 05/09/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The annual Pirates Week Festival, celebrating its 40th anniversary and themed “Treasures of Change”, is set to take place 3-19 November with 30 different events spread over all three islands. This year, the festivities will start in Cayman Brac (3-5 November), then move to Gr [...]

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Rotary International names president from Caribbean

Rotary International names president from Caribbean

| 05/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A previous governor of District 7020, an area covering the Northern Caribbean including the Cayman Islands, has been named president of Rotary International for 2018-19. Barry Rassin, who has family ties to Cayman and is a frequent visitor, will preside over the 1.2-million member [...]

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‘Foodie Physician’ to speak at healthcare conference

‘Foodie Physician’ to speak at healthcare conference

| 04/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Keeping with the theme of “Food for Thought: Exploring the relationship between nutrition and health”, the 2017 Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference planning committee is bringing in Dr Sonali Ruder, best known as ‘The Foodie Physician’, to be this year’s keynote speaker. [...]

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Heart charity to celebrate survivors

Heart charity to celebrate survivors

| 04/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund is installing a heart-survivors wall display at the Cayman Islands Hospital. The display, dedicated to survivors and the fund’s mission to reduce the risk of heart disease through raising awareness of cardiovascular disease and its effects, will be located o [...]

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Keyhole surgery performed on newborn

Keyhole surgery performed on newborn

| 01/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Surgeons at the Cayman Islands Hospital performed the first-ever laparoscopic surgery on a newborn here. The technique, also known as keyhole surgery, was used to operate on a three-week-old patient suffering from pyloric stenosis, a digestive disorder in newborns which keeps food [...]

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