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Primary football semifinal spots booked

Primary football semifinal spots booked

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(PFL): Facing brisk northwesterly winds and threatening skies, the young primary school stars participating in the 2016/2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and the Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) playoffs left it all on the field this past Saturday, 14 January, as schools competed for [...]

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Heart charity marks decade of Red Dress fundraiser

Heart charity marks decade of Red Dress fundraiser

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its annual Red Dress Gala Friday, 10 February. The event is the organisation’s main fundraiser, with the money enabling the CHF to continue its programmes to raise awareness of and prevent and detect hear [...]

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Olympic icon Bob Beamon attending Special Olympics events

Olympic icon Bob Beamon attending Special Olympics events

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): US Olympic gold medallist and record-holding long jumper Bob Beamon is coming to Cayman for the Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) signature fundraising golf tournament and awards evening. On Friday, 20 January, the Special Olympics ambassador will attend the sixth annual C [...]

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Needs more information about pension

Needs more information about pension

| 16/01/2017 | 3 Comments

What happens if I pass away before I exhausted my pension funds? How much of the remainder will go to my husband or children, and will this be paid out in a lump sum or monthly? Also, as the pension pay-out per annum will not suffice for people to survive in Cayman, why are the mandatory contribu [...]

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Government purchase of land by Smith Cove

Government purchase of land by Smith Cove

| 16/01/2017 | 1 Comment

After recently spending a glorious afternoon at Smith Barcadere, I am curious to know what progress has been made by government in the purchase of the land adjacent to the beach. As was clear from the Save the Cove campaign, this is an issue near and dear to the hearts of Caymanians and visitor [...]

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Cayman scores with FA Cup visit

Cayman scores with FA Cup visit

| 16/01/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The FA Cup is coming to Cayman this month, as part of a Caribbean tour of the famous football trophy, which was won by Manchester United last year. The cup will be here from 21-24 January, ending a tour that will include stops in Trinidad and Barbados, with Man U ambassador Dwi [...]

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Indian High Commissioner visits Cayman

Indian High Commissioner visits Cayman

| 13/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The High Commissioner of India, Sevala Naik, paid a courtesy call on Governor Helen Kilpatrick at the Government Administration Building (GAB) Monday, 9 January. Naik, who was on his first official visit to the Cayman Islands, presented his credentials to Acting Premier Moses K [...]

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YMCA hosts youth conference

YMCA hosts youth conference

| 13/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA of the Cayman Islands is hosting two days of learning for more than 100 staff, volunteers and community partners to support the work they do with Cayman’s youth. The second annual Leaders for Youth Conference, which starts today (13 January), and finishes tomorrow, i [...]

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Vetting the Register of Electors

Vetting the Register of Electors

| 12/01/2017 | 11 Comments

The Elections Office has been working commendably to encourage as many young persons as possible to register to vote. This registration drive seems to include Caymanians who are 17 years old and will turn 18 before Election Day. Young persons who are Caymanian “by entitlement” under the Immig [...]

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Tennis juniors back on the court

Tennis juniors back on the court

| 12/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Tennis Club hosted the PwC Junior Circuit tournament over the weekend, marking the first event for the 2017 season. The competition attracted 22 juniors all together and included some new entrants to the under 10 division. Two of the three finals required a t [...]

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Equestrian school celebrates Christmas in January

Equestrian school celebrates Christmas in January

| 12/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Riding School held its annual Christmas Horse Show, Sunday, 8 January, after the rush of the holiday season, enabling organisers to take advantage of recycled Christmas trees. Owner and riding instructor Tracey Surrey said the timing gave the school the “chance to recy [...]

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Time frame for providing a pension plan

Time frame for providing a pension plan

| 11/01/2017 | 0 Comments

I‘ve taken on a new employee who just arrived in Cayman. Do I need to start contributing to a pension plan for him right away?

Auntie’s answer: You asked this question at an interesting time because the National Pensions (Amendment) Law, 2016 just took effect 1 January. The changes in [...]

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Hop over to the Brac for National Trust fundraiser

Hop over to the Brac for National Trust fundraiser

| 11/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The District Committee of Cayman Brac’s National Trust is holding its second annual Sock Hop fundraiser on Saturday, 21 January. The event will benefit the trust’s habitat requisition fund, which is used to purchase undeveloped lands to secure sanctuaries for local wildlife [...]

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Conviction for dishonesty and running for office

Conviction for dishonesty and running for office

| 10/01/2017 | 0 Comments

On your latest question of ex-convicts running for political office – can you provide additional information on the point of dishonesty? Is there a requirement for that person to have served 12 months? Is it connected to the other sections of the constitution on eligibility that precede it? Ca [...]

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Miss Cayman Islands off to Philippines for pageant

Miss Cayman Islands off to Philippines for pageant

| 10/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Monyque Brooks, the current Miss Cayman Islands, will be back on the pageant platform this month as she headed to the Philippines Monday, 9 January, for the 2017 Miss Universe competition, which is being staged in Manila. The 25-year-old from West Bay will begin the more than t [...]

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