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Kudos to Hurley’s for going green

Kudos to Hurley’s for going green

| 08/06/2018 | 10 Comments
(Auntie): Today is World Oceans Day, so this seems like a very good day to recognise Hurley’s for a total switch from plastic to paper shopping bags, having awarded Jacques Scott for the same thing last month. However, I have to note that I did contact the other main supermarkets about their polic [...]

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Golden Spoons Review: Lauren’s Café

Golden Spoons Review: Lauren’s Café

| 08/06/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Foodie): Lauren’s Café is tucked away in a corner of Buckingham Square. It is well known for its breakfast offering but we went there one night for dinner. The inside is small with tables around the edge; there is large seating area outside but this does not appear to used in the evening. My [...]

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Zak Quappe scholarship lifts flight club

Zak Quappe scholarship lifts flight club

| 08/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Zak Quappe Flight Scholarship (ZQFS) has made a donation to the Cayman Airways Flight Club (Clifton Hunter High School chapter) to help send a member to the Florida Institute of Technology’s week-long flight camp this summer. The $1,200 donation is one of many contributions f [...]

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Cayman attends regional integrity conference

Cayman attends regional integrity conference

| 07/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands representatives joined country leaders from across the Caribbean at a Commonwealth integrity and anti-corruption conference that opened this week in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The fourth annual conference of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Comm [...]

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Paid work experience not allowed

Paid work experience not allowed

| 07/06/2018 | 15 Comments
As an expat on a work permit can my 16-year-old son do work experience without a work permit? Can it be paid at all and is there a time limit? He wants to become a doctor and has been offered a placement over the summer. They offered to pay him a small amount to cover […] [...]

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Young cancer survivor gives back to hospital

Young cancer survivor gives back to hospital

| 07/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Paediatric patients at the Cayman Islands Hospital can expect a more pleasant experience during their visit, thanks to the charity of a five-year-old brain cancer survivor and her family. On 31 May, Mechon and Tommy Ebanks, parents of cancer survivor Skylar May “Mimi” Ebanks, s [...]

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Bracket set for Cayman Islands Classic

Bracket set for Cayman Islands Classic

| 07/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Game matchups have been finalised for the second annual Cayman Islands Classic, with eight teams competing in the basketball tournament, set for 19-21 November at the John Gray High School gymnasium. Akron will face Clemson in the opening game followed by Georgia and Illinois State [...]

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Cayman Brac CERT established

Cayman Brac CERT established

| 06/06/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman Brac now has a dedicated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) with the 52 residents who completed their training celebrated at a graduation ceremony held Saturday, 2 June, at the Seafarers and Veterans Hall. The 26-hour course comprised training in first aid/CPR, fire sa [...]

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Charity event pulls in funds for Special Olympics

Charity event pulls in funds for Special Olympics

| 06/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the opening of the Special Olympics National Games this week, the inaugural Kirkland Franklin Memorial Fire Truck Pull attracted six teams in an effort to raise money for Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) athletes. Representatives of four law enforcement agencies, alo [...]

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Wants to recycle batteries

Wants to recycle batteries

| 06/06/2018 | 11 Comments
I recently changed the batteries in all my smoke detectors, and numerous handheld controllers. So, I have close to 20 household batteries to recycle. But I can’t find battery recycle bins in Camana Bay any more (they used to be in each building). Where else on island can I drop these recycled [...]

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Law school founding director dies

Law school founding director dies

| 05/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS) founding director Peter Rowe died 2 June 2018. Rowe accepted the role of director when invited to assist in establishing the school, originally known as the Cayman Islands Law School, by then-Minister of Education Truman Bodden. [...]

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Celebrations begin for Coat of Arms jubilee

Celebrations begin for Coat of Arms jubilee

| 05/06/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS Local Life): One of just two surviving Vestrymen who were serving in office when the Cayman Islands was granted its own coat of arms in 1958 kicked-off the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the culturally significant historical symbol Monday. Captain Owen Farrington unveiled the new replacement w [...]

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U11 Boys prepare for FA Cup semifinals

U11 Boys prepare for FA Cup semifinals

| 05/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CIFA): Four clubs sealed their place in the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Boys Under 11 FA Cup semifinals as the second-round games played this past Saturday, 2 June produced some exciting football and plenty of goals. Future SC, which received a bye to the second round, defeated Latin [...]

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Can a tourist be granted a work permit?

Can a tourist be granted a work permit?

| 04/06/2018 | 2 Comments
I have a friend visiting. She is in the hospitality industry and was thinking of applying for a couple of jobs. She came in as a tourist. Is she allowed to do this or what are the restrictions? Auntie’s answer:  There are actually two different issues at play. A Department of Immigration official [...]

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Gas station restricts Sunday beer sales to cases only

Gas station restricts Sunday beer sales to cases only

| 03/06/2018 | 18 Comments
On a recent Sunday I went to [a certain] gas station to purchase beer. I was informed by several members of staff that their Sunday licence only permitted them to sell beer by the case (24 cans/bottles) and that I would have to combine my purchase with that of other people to meet this minimum [&hel [...]

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