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‘Violin Queen’ to perform at Batabano dinner

‘Violin Queen’ to perform at Batabano dinner

(CNS Local Life): Organizers of Cayman Carnival Batabano said they are “thrilled” to bring back its signature dinner show, Le Masque, set for Thursday, 2 May at Pedro St James and featuring “The Violin Queen”, Mapy, with her unique fusion of soca and afro-beat music. A charitable raffle will also be held throughout the evening, with […]

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Time to celebrate medical lab professionals

Time to celebrate medical lab professionals

(CNS Local Life): Laboratory professionals at the Health Services Authority (HSA) will dedicate time from their usual behind-the-scenes roles to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, otherwise known as Lab Week, 21-27 April. Recognised internationally the last week of April each year, Lab Week is a time to acknowledge medical lab professionals who play a vital […]

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Karlene Bramwell awarded for Honouring Women Month efforts

Karlene Bramwell awarded for Honouring Women Month efforts

(CNS Local Life): An annual award named for an East End women’s rights activist has been presented to Karlene Bramwell of the Gender Affairs Unit under the Ministry of Community Affairs. Bramwell, a senior policy analyst in the unit, received the 2019 Wendy Quinland Award during an Honouring Women Month (HWM) reception at Government House […]

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Police meet Cayman Brac community

Police meet Cayman Brac community

(CNS Local Life): Members of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Senior Command Team, including the police commissioner, hosted a community meeting in Cayman Brac on Thursday, 4 April. Held at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre, attendees at the meeting included members of the community, ministers, government staff and teachers.

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How do I become part of the vendor village?

How do I become part of the vendor village?

Who do we contact to get a stall in the Public Beach vendor village? Auntie’s answer: This question was asked in a comment on an article about the planned designated vendor village on Public Beach. I can give you a “who” to contact but the problem is I cannot give you a “when” yet. I […]

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How many new licence plates have been issued?

How many new licence plates have been issued?

Auntie’s follow-up answer: After a previous column dealing with the issuing of the new licence plates, I asked the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing for clarification on the numbers, since there still seem to be many cars on the road carrying old plates. Among the questions asked were, how many plates have been exchanged […]

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How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

A job ad was published in the print news asking specifically for a man (see photo below). The Cayman Labour Law states that discrimination based on sex is illegal yet this company makes being male the first requirement to fill the position. Clearly this is wrong and illegal. But what agency polices this kind of […]

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How do you request a new bus stop?

How do you request a new bus stop?

I pass buses everyday who pull over at the yellow crossing on West Bay Road outside the medical school residence hall. Students stand at the crossing waiting for the bus, which is dangerous as cars don’t know if students are crossing or not and it’s an accident waiting to happen. The buses also block the […]

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Up close with: Croy McCoy

Up close with: Croy McCoy

| 17/04/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Croy McCoy (51) is truly a man of the sea. Born on Cayman Brac, with summers spent at his father’s dive business, Sam McCoy’s Diving and Fishing Lodge, on Little Cayman (where he eventually moved to work in 1984) he learned to scuba dive at 9 years old. Since then he has […]

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ICCI students up to ethics challenge

ICCI students up to ethics challenge

| 16/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Teams of International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) students took part in the college’s first-ever Ethics Challenge on 4 April, organised by the CFA Society of Cayman Islands (CFASCI), which days earlier held a similar event at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

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Cayman’s Key Clubs shine at district conference

Cayman’s Key Clubs shine at district conference

| 16/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A contingent of 45 Key Club members representing five schools in Cayman joined more than 2,200 other young people from the Florida District at the annual Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) in Orlando held 4-7 April, with many of the students earning awards, and the Cayman Islands named outstanding division.  

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Two Caymanians named UWC scholars

Two Caymanians named UWC scholars

| 15/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Caymanians Aleigha General and Ayanna Davis-Eden have been selected as 2019 United World College (UWC) scholars. General will be attending Li Po Chun UWC in Hong Kong and Davis-Eden is headed to UWC Thailand in Phuket. “It is inspiring to receive applications from some of Cayman’s best students each year,” said Martina […]

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Jamaica aims to top medal count at CARIFTA Games

Jamaica aims to top medal count at CARIFTA Games

| 15/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Perennial track-and-field powerhouse Jamaica expects once again to lead the medals standing at the 48th annual CARIFTA Games taking place in Cayman this weekend, even though several of the country’s top athletes will miss the competition. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is confident of the team’s success at the meet, set […]

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UCCI students take on ethics challenge

UCCI students take on ethics challenge

| 14/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The CFA Society of Cayman Islands (CFASCI) held its inaugural Ethics Challenge at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) on 1 April, in which seven teams of three students each competed in analysing and evaluating a case study identifying ethical dilemmas.

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