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Up close with: Croy McCoy

Up close with: Croy McCoy

| 18/04/2019

(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 nine years old. Since then he has […]

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How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

| 17/04/2019

A job ad was published in the print news asking specifically for a man (see photo below). The Cayman Labour Law states that discrimination based on sex is illegal yet this company makes being male the first requirement to fill the position. Clearly this is wrong and illegal. But what agency polices this kind of […]

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How do you request a new bus stop?

How do you request a new bus stop?

| 15/04/2019

I pass buses everyday who pull over at the yellow crossing on West Bay Road outside the medical school residence hall. Students stand at the crossing waiting for the bus, which is dangerous as cars don’t know if students are crossing or not and it’s an accident waiting to happen. The buses also block the […]

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How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

| 12/04/2019

Health City is going to build a cancer centre. Is it going to have a specially designed independent sewage treatment plant that includes disinfection and residue removal zones? Where will final effluent be disposed? Wastewater from hospitals can contain traces of anything from viruses and multi-resistant bacteria to medical contrast agents and chemicals for cancer […]

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Cayman’s homophobia has British roots

Cayman’s homophobia has British roots

| 09/04/2019 | 117 Comments

Madeleine Rowell writes: As a queer Caymanian woman, I was happy to hear the news of Justice Smellie’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage in Cayman. Rights gained for our community should be celebrated, and I am so grateful for the other LGBTQIA+ people in Cayman who made this possible, including Chantelle Day, Vickie Bodden Bush, […]

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What dive sites are affected by enhanced marine areas?

What dive sites are affected by enhanced marine areas?

| 08/04/2019

It’s great that the Cayman government and the Department of the Environment plan to significantly expand and enforce the protected marine areas and increase the no-fishing and no-diving zones. But I am finding it difficult to read and interpret the maps released by the DoE with the overlapping protected zones. Can you provide a list […]

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Love trumps hate

Love trumps hate

| 05/04/2019 | 53 Comments

Dominic Dyer writes: Love trumps hate. This double entendre that rose to prominence during President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign is something that many people of the Cayman Islands need to be reminded of.

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Vocational school aims to boost youth employment

Vocational school aims to boost youth employment

| 03/04/2019

(CNS Local Life): Citing underreported figures for unemployment among young people, coupled with a need to provide affordable and accessible vocational training, Michael Myles, former government at-risk youth officer, is opening a facility to teach skills that he hopes will translate into job opportunities. Inspire Cayman Training (ICT) will be offering vocational skills courses at […]

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An MBE for Franz at end of royal visit

An MBE for Franz at end of royal visit

| 01/04/2019

(CNS Local Life): At the end of a long day touring the Sister Islands and Grand Cayman, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended their final event Thursday, 28 March, a reception at Pedro St James, where Prince Charles presented medals to three Caymanians. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson received an MBE, and Felicia […]

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Listen Up! Moving on Up!

Listen Up! Moving on Up!

| 31/03/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS Podcast): The Cayman government depends on development to keep the economy going and the latest idea floated by the CIG is to develop up, rather than just out. But that gives rise to many questions, not least of which are the technical aspects of construction and how the island’s infrastructure would support such buildings. […]

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Duchess of Cornwall in packed tour of Grand Cayman

Duchess of Cornwall in packed tour of Grand Cayman

| 29/03/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, in her hectic solo tour of Grand Cayman on Thursday, 28 March, while Prince Charles was in the Sister Islands, officially opened Jasmine Villa, visited the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and stopped by George Town Primary School. The ceremony to open the new home for what was […]

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