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Allocating pension benefits after death

Allocating pension benefits after death

| 15/08/2017 | 4 Comments
If I die before I receive my pension what happens with that money? Auntie’s answer: Your question actually lends itself to several scenarios, all of which were explained by an official with the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP). If you are married, then under the law your spouse automaticall [...]

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Cayman U-15s open international tourney with win

Cayman U-15s open international tourney with win

| 15/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Under 15 Boys’ National Football team opened the 2017 CONCACAF Under 15 Boys’ Championships on Monday, 13 August, with a narrow 3-2 victory over Aruba at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Corey Smith was the deciding factor in a tightly contested encount [...]

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Last chance to ‘Stuff the Bus’

Last chance to ‘Stuff the Bus’

| 15/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): This Saturday, 19 August, marks the end of the annual “Stuff the Bus” drive to collect school supplies that will support kids in need in the community. The public is encouraged to donate various items to help children between the ages of 6 and 16 who will be heading back to cla [...]

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Teens learn about sustainability

Teens learn about sustainability

| 15/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The United World Colleges (UWC) Cayman Islands National Committee hosted its second local “short programme” 3-6 August 2017 to engage young people on sustainability issues. Eight residents, aged 14-16 and representing five different secondary schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman [...]

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Government turns to sports for newest heroes

Government turns to sports for newest heroes

| 14/08/2017 | 8 Comments
The government is looking to give out its next batch of local gongs to sports women and men who have excelled in their fields. The 2018 National Heroes Day is still more than five months away but the nominations committee has already held their first meeting and begun planning the annual national ev [...]

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Miss Teen hopefuls tour the Brac

Miss Teen hopefuls tour the Brac

| 14/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Five of the six Miss Teen Cayman Islands contestants, accompanied by the reigning Miss Teen Liana DaCosta, visited Cayman Brac 5 August to learn firsthand about the Sister Islands. They were given a tour of the Brac arranged by District Administration and the Ministry of Tourism. T [...]

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Rules for using divided highways

Rules for using divided highways

| 13/08/2017 | 9 Comments
What is the general rule around two-lane bypasses and the use of lanes? Given we’re soon to have two more, I think this is important. In the UK you use the right lane for faster cars, and the inside lane for slower vehicles (unless you’re approaching a roundabout etc and are taking a thi [...]

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HSA opens acute care clinic

HSA opens acute care clinic

| 11/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has opened an acute care clinic for patients with non-emergency medical conditions who still have an immediate need to see a doctor. The clinic offers these patients a lower cost alternative to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Cayman [...]

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CITA to serve up Restaurant Month

CITA to serve up Restaurant Month

| 11/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) is preparing for this year’s Restaurant Month, with the main objective increasing traffic to restaurants during an otherwise slower season. Throughout October, people will be able to dine affordably at some of Cayman’s best restaura [...]

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Caymanian footballer signs with Portuguese club

Caymanian footballer signs with Portuguese club

| 11/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Following a three-week trial, aspiring 18-year-old Caymanian footballer Sebastian Martinez signed a two-year professional contract 7 August with Leixões Sports Club (SC) of Portugal. Located in Matosinhos, a city and municipality in the northern Porto district of Portugal, Leixõe [...]

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How much does McKeeva Bush earn as speaker of the LA?

How much does McKeeva Bush earn as speaker of the LA?

| 10/08/2017 | 10 Comments
Does the speaker earn an additional salary to his MLA stipend? Auntie’s answer: Yes, I can confirm, thanks to a government source, that the current speaker is paid a higher salary than an ordinary MLA. To be more specific, the speaker, McKeeva Bush, is on salary grade B and, my source explained, [...]

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Miss Cayman prepares for world stage

Miss Cayman prepares for world stage

| 10/08/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Miss Cayman Islands Anika Conolly is gearing up for the annual Miss Universe pageant, set for 26 November 2017, with ongoing training in wardrobe, fitness and public speaking while maintaining her public-appearance schedule. “Being Miss Cayman Islands 2017 has been the journey of [...]

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Disabled driver ticketed for parking by yellow lines

Disabled driver ticketed for parking by yellow lines

| 09/08/2017 | 9 Comments
I got a $100 ticket for parking on a double line near Hurley’s supermarket entrance door. I am handicapped and try to park as close as I can to where I am going, as the dedicated handicapped parking is a good distance away at Hurley’s. I am of the opinion that the ticket is invalid [&hel [...]

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Is abortion illegal in Cayman?

Is abortion illegal in Cayman?

| 09/08/2017 | 34 Comments
I’m writing to you as I wanted to know where Cayman stands on abortions. I assume it’s illegal as I couldn’t find much information on it but I just wanted to clarify. I’ve had my little pregnancy scares before and I know others could benefit from the information you could fin [...]

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Students network with tourism professionals

Students network with tourism professionals

| 09/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Ministry and Department of Tourism recently hosted its annual tourism scholar networking reception, bringing together past, current and new recipients of scholarships. Students and graduates interacted with a variety of tourism partners including the Cayman Islands Tourism Asso [...]

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