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Second class of RCIPS recruits being trained

Second class of RCIPS recruits being trained

(CNS Local Life): A class of 12 women and 12 men is in the sixth week of initial training as Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) officers. The 24 local recruits comprising the second class of 2019 range in age from 19-41 and includes seven former auxiliary constables who are making the transition to police […]

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UCCI students take part in CPA Youth Parliament

UCCI students take part in CPA Youth Parliament

(CNS Local Life): University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) students Reon Porter and Leah Robinson are representing Cayman at the 15th Regional Youth Parliament set for Wednesday, 17 July and organised as part of the 44th annual conference of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), being held 14-19 […]

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New director of the Economics and Statistics Office

New director of the Economics and Statistics Office

(CNS Local Life): Adolphus Laidlow has been named the new director of the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) as of 1 June. Maria Zingapan, the previous director, held the post from 2007 until April this year. Laidlow served as the deputy director from June 2015 but has been with the Cayman Islands Government since February […]

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CNCF to preview Cayman’s CARIFESTA performances

CNCF to preview Cayman’s CARIFESTA performances

(CNS Local Life): The largest-ever Cayman contingent, comprising 50 delegates, will be travelling to Trinidad & Tobago next month for the 14th annual Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) to show off the best of Cayman’s arts and culture, from music, dance and theatre to visual, culinary and heritage arts. Ahead of the festival, which […]

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Where are Rundown and Gimistry?

Where are Rundown and Gimistry?

What happened to Rundown this year? First Gimistory disappeared, now Rundown? I’ve really enjoyed both over the years and am dismayed over the loss. Auntie’s answer: Right off the bat, I want to assure you that neither of those productions has disappeared, though you are right that they have not been put on in their […]

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Why does DoT sign have wrong web address?

Why does DoT sign have wrong web address?

I took this photo (see below) Saturday (6 July) thinking it’s odd that the Department of Tourism or whoever is in charge of this sign registered caymanisland.ky instead of caymanislandS.ky. Turns out they didn’t, caymanislands.ky forwards to visitcaymanislands.com. However, the URL printed on the physical sign takes you to the “future home of something quite […]

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Who can stop trucks carrying unsafe loads?

Who can stop trucks carrying unsafe loads?

A few weeks ago I was driving south on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway behind one of the commercial garbage contractor’s trucks. The dumpster onboard was full but uncovered and as I watched a large piece of packing foam flew off and bounced off the windshield of a following vehicle. Fortunately, that driver remained focused and […]

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Are cyclists allowed to ride against traffic?

Are cyclists allowed to ride against traffic?

In travelling to work each morning, I am increasingly concerned about the amount of bicycles riding on the wrong side of the road. I especially notice a high volume of offenders on Walkers Road. What worries me as a motorist is when I see a cyclist riding ‘against’ the traffic passing a cyclist who is […]

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Sports

Cayman finishes strong at Island Games

Cayman finishes strong at Island Games

(CNS Local Life): Cayman finished with a flurry of medals on the last day of competition, Friday, 12 July, at the NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar to bring its final total to 30. The men’s basketball team, which easily won all five of its group and elimination games, beat Saaremaa 75-63, for its only […]

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Eight more medals for Cayman at Island Games

Eight more medals for Cayman at Island Games

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s athletes took four silver and four bronze medals in various events Thursday, bringing their total hardware to 22, including eight golds. After finishing the fastest out of the heats, Jeavhon Jackson took silver in the 100m in 10.94, just .12 seconds off the gold medal pace of Guernsey. Sherlock Brooks also […]

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Cayman adds five golds to Island Games tally

Cayman adds five golds to Island Games tally

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s squash team continued its golden run at the 2019 NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar on Wednesday, taking the top spots in men’s and women’s doubles as well as mixed doubles, following on from the individual golds they earned the day before. Overall, on the fifth day of competition, Cayman took […]

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Cayman takes two golds in squash at Island Games

Cayman takes two golds in squash at Island Games

(CNS Local Life): Individual gold medals in squash Tuesday (9 July), day four of the 2019 NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar, brought Cayman’s gold total to three, with a second silver and bronze added as well. To date, Cayman’s athletes have notched seven medals overall. Cameron Stafford and Marlene West each earned the top […]

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Up close with: Ruth Bodden

Up close with: Ruth Bodden

(CNS Local Life): Ruth Bodden is a proud ninth-generation Caymanian whose family tree reads like a history book of the islands. A fixture at the Cayman Craft Market, where she sells handmade Caymanite jewellery and souvenirs, she will gladly recount tales of her ancestors, who were among the first settlers here, to the tourists who […]

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Up close with: Croy McCoy

Up close with: Croy McCoy

(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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Up close with: Carol Hay

Up close with: Carol Hay

(CNS Local Life): Carol Hay officially started her pepper jelly business in 2007 after what began as a hobby two years earlier. Experimenting with various ingredients and amounts, she finally perfected the secret recipe to her iconic jelly, which includes a blend of home-grown Scotch bonnet and four other peppers, plus 16 more ingredients. Still […]

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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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Group works to save historic Caymanian cottage

Group works to save historic Caymanian cottage

| 16/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A multifaceted group of heritage stakeholders is working to preserve a traditional Caymanian-style cottage built in the early 1800’s by relocating it to the Mission House property in Bodden Town. Towards that end, the Ministry of Culture has concluded the procurement exercise to move the Clayton Nixon home, which is located on […]

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Leadership Cayman marks 10th graduation

Leadership Cayman marks 10th graduation

| 15/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the 10th annual Leadership Cayman initiative with 26 people graduating from the intensive six-month programme designed to give participants a well-rounded view of the Cayman Islands community; provide a detailed understanding of the islands’ history and culture; and help them develop their leadership skills.

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NiCE workers tackle sargassum on beaches

NiCE workers tackle sargassum on beaches

| 14/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Dedicated crews of National Community Enhancement (NiCE) summer project workers heaped wheelbarrows full of sargassum in coastal areas last week, shifting loads of the seaweed which is plaguing Cayman’s beaches. The 486 men and women taking part in this year’s project are focusing on the sargassum that is having a detrimental effect […]

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Physicians earn doctorates through HSA

Physicians earn doctorates through HSA

| 14/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Three physicians with the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) have obtained their doctorate of medicine in family medicine at the HSA, which is accredited by the University of the West Indies (UWI) as a postgraduate training facility for the doctorial level degree.

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Summer tech course offered for local students

Summer tech course offered for local students

| 11/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A computer programming course targeted at young people is being launched to inspire Cayman’s next generation to break into the technology by learning to code. Youth Code (Cayman) 2019, set for 12-16 August, is being offered by Code (Cayman), a learning and support network whose goal is to promote the growth of […]

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MRCU adds mosquito surveillance staff

MRCU adds mosquito surveillance staff

| 11/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has added three disease protection officers (DPO) to its team, with two of the recruits hired following recent promotions within the team, and the third taking charge of the unit’s expanding services in Little Cayman.

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