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Vocational school nears opening date

Vocational school nears opening date

| 24/06/2019

(CNS Local Life): A vocational training school, dedicated to offering career paths to young people rather than simply jobs, is now expected to open sometime this summer, starting with courses in automotive maintenance, construction and diving, and eventually including a prison programme. Inspire Cayman Training, the brainchild of Michael Myles, a former government at-risk youth […]

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We are making history so must get it right

We are making history so must get it right

| 21/06/2019 | 34 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: It has been a long, hard fight collecting over 5,288 signatures of registered voters, which is 25% of the electorate, in order to trigger a people-initiated referendum so that we, the people, who elected the politicians can also have a place in politics without having to always depend on our government to […]

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Where are my packages from overseas?

Where are my packages from overseas?

| 21/06/2019

I shop locally in Cayman wherever possible and am happy to support local business, however there are some items which I sometimes have to source from overseas, and most of the time these items are delivered via parcel post at the Airport Post Office. The issue is, though, that it is a completely hit and […]

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Drivers reminded to respect blue spots

Drivers reminded to respect blue spots

| 20/06/2019

(CNS Local Life): A year after launching its “Not Your Spot” campaign, Rotary Central Cayman Islands is again calling on the public to comply with the proper use of disabled parking ‘blue spots’ around the island, on the back of the initiative recently winning the Community Impact of the Year category at the annual Cayman […]

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Cabinet’s failure: no referendum law

Cabinet’s failure: no referendum law

| 17/06/2019 | 30 Comments

‘A. Caymanian’ writes: In the spirit of transparency and good governance as the Cayman Islands deals with the first people-initiated referendum, it is troubling that there is currently no referendum law or guidelines in existence in order to ensure a clear and objective set of rules to aid the Cabinet, Elections Office and the public […]

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Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

| 17/06/2019

(CNS Local Life): The six residents of Sunrise Cottage, the oldest of the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) live-in facilities for seniors, were moved out of their East End home and into the Golden Age Home in West Bay last month, as part of a plan to build a new residence in the […]

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Turtle release on Governor’s Beach this Saturday

Turtle release on Governor’s Beach this Saturday

| 14/06/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Turtle Centre is organising a special release tomorrow, Saturday 15 June, on Governor’s Beach to mark World Sea Turtle Day, which falls on Sunday, 16 June. Officials said the nesting season is “off to a good start” as more than 12,000 eggs have been collected at the centre. All visitors […]

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Cruise Port Referendum facts

Cruise Port Referendum facts

| 12/06/2019 | 47 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: It’s always interesting to read the anonymous comments of people who will say all types of nonsense to deflect from the reality regarding the people-initiated referendum. I accept this is all part of the freedoms we enjoy in Cayman regardless of how one views the proposed cruise berthing facility project. For clarity […]

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Muslims seek to dispel misconceptions

Muslims seek to dispel misconceptions

| 12/06/2019

(CNS Local Life): A recent CNS article on the open house held at a mosque, organised by the Islamic Society of the Cayman Islands to introduce Islam to non-Muslim residents and spark interfaith dialogue, has also highlighted continuing rifts here in how the religion practised by 1.8 billion people worldwide is viewed. Almost one-third of […]

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Why haven’t the NRA responded to my suggestions?

Why haven’t the NRA responded to my suggestions?

| 11/06/2019

I have written to the NRA a couple of times through their feedback email address and on Facebook and have not received a response. I made a suggestion to possibly help the traffic issue leaving town and heading east in the evenings, which is getting increasingly worse. My suggestion was that from 4:30pm onwards add […]

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How is Cayman protected from receiving counterfeit items?

How is Cayman protected from receiving counterfeit items?

| 07/06/2019

Would you please enquire if any sort of inspections are in place to catch counterfeit goods from entering Cayman, specifically everyday items such as dish soap and trash bags? I’m convinced that I purchased name brand items in one of our grocery stores that are clearly inferior in quality to the same brand purchased overseas. […]

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