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John Gray students win robotics competition

John Gray students win robotics competition

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A team of 11-year-old John Gray High School students took first place at the 2017 Cayman Islands SeaPerch Challenge underwater robotics competition. The Aqua Lasers – Diamond White, Davonte Howell, Alvan Boxwell and Caleb Feare – earned an all-expenses paid trip to [...]

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Branson dives to promote grouper protection

Branson dives to promote grouper protection

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Sir Richard Branson said witnessing a massive spawning aggregation of Nassau groupers was “like being in the maternity ward of the ocean, with thousands of fish mating together”. Branson made the dive off the coast of Little Cayman with Dr Guy Harvey, the Cayman Islands Dep [...]

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Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

| 16/03/2017 | 4 Comments

With all the HIV testing being pushed recently on the radio and various media outlets, the news breaking of false positive tests belonging to expat workers, etc, I can’t help but wonder is there any kind of immigration requirements being implemented that require people to be tested for vari [...]

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Equestrians jump into competition

Equestrians jump into competition

| 16/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The third leg of the Cayman Riding School (CRS) Combined Training League took place Saturday, 11 March, with the sunny day attracting a record number of competitors and spectators to the riding facility. Unlike most other equestrian competitions where horse and rider attempt ju [...]

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Registration opens for DG’s 5K Challenge

Registration opens for DG’s 5K Challenge

| 16/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Registration has opened for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, which is being held in April. This year, registration will be online for the first time to make it simple for walkers and runners to sign up for the event. The CaymanActive website is hosting registration, w [...]

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Can landlords bar certain renters?

Can landlords bar certain renters?

| 15/03/2017 | 6 Comments

I was reading some rental ads today and noticed how specific and restrictive some of them are; for example: “Landlord would prefer a professional couple or a family with one child. Please no pets allowed.” “Professionals only please, sorry no pets and no children.” Is that even legal? I r [...]

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Audio tours coming to the Mission House

Audio tours coming to the Mission House

| 13/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands will be introducing audio tours of the Mission House in Bodden Town on 1 April. These new tours,  narrated by Pastor Alson Ebanks, will allow visitors to explore the small home museum using audio headsets and it is hoped that it will d [...]

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Tsunami response exercise for the Cayman Islands

Tsunami response exercise for the Cayman Islands

| 13/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands will join other Caribbean islands on Tuesday, 21 March, to take part in an annual tsunami response exercise called the CARIBE WAVE 17. According to Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) Director McCleary Frederick, the purpose of the exercise is to evaluate [...]

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Constitutional Commission statement on Youth Parliament

Constitutional Commission statement on Youth Parliament

| 13/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(Constitutional Commission): The 13 March is Commonwealth Day. It also marks the day on which the Cayman Islands Youth Parliament meets annually at the Legislative Assembly. Hosted by the Cayman Islands Branch of the Commonwealth Parliament Association, the Youth Parliament, which held its first [...]

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Students help CIAA prepare for emergencies

Students help CIAA prepare for emergencies

| 10/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) recently presented certificates of appreciation to students at the Layman E. Scott Senior High School in Cayman Brac to thank them for volunteering to act as victims for the emergency exercise staged at the Charles Kirkconnell Intern [...]

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Gaelic football on tap to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Gaelic football on tap to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

| 10/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club is hosting a free training and games session at the Camana Bay CIS football pitch on Saturday, 18 March. This event, the St Patrick’s Blitz, will encompass training of skill sets for each age group and culminate in a round robin of [...]

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Applications open for DoE internships

Applications open for DoE internships

| 10/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Environment is offering summer internships for students ages 15 and over, who live in Grand Cayman and are interested in gaining experience in marine science, terrestrial ecology, sustainable development and related fields. The internships are unpaid volunteer [...]

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‘Going Dutch’ on a date

‘Going Dutch’ on a date

| 09/03/2017 | 25 Comments

I was married for 20+ years and recently divorced, so I have been out of the dating game for a while. I have been asked out to dinner by a man at work and I like him but I’m not sure how to handle the paying part. My friends are giving me different advice. Some say I should offer to pay hal [...]

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Bodden Town team crowned cook-off champions

Bodden Town team crowned cook-off champions

| 09/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two budding chefs from Bodden Town are the National Youth Cook-Off Champions 2017. ‘Team Bradley’ (Bradley McLaughlin and Tarec Francis from Clifton Hunter High School), who were trained by  Chef Thomas Tennant from The Brasserie, not only took the top prize, they [...]

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How to get a movie you made rated in Cayman

How to get a movie you made rated in Cayman

| 09/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Film Control Board views and assigns ratings to all movies that have not already been rated by an internationally recognised film control board before they can be shown to the public here. Anyone who has made a movie must first get it approved by the board bef [...]

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