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Dive industry stalwart Ron Kipp dies

Dive industry stalwart Ron Kipp dies

| 24/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Ron Kipp, who came to the Cayman Islands in 1980 to take over the pioneering Bob Soto’s Diving, becoming a part of the local dive industry’s growth, passed away Monday, 22 July, aged 79, after a long illness. His commitment to diving was recognised with his 2012 induction into the International Scuba […]

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Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

| 23/07/2019

We are hearing numerous reports of people getting infected by the bacteria causing necrotising fasciitis (known as the flesh-eating disease) in the warm coastal waters of the US. Grateful if you could tell us what the DoE, DEH and government health officials are doing to regularly check the bacteria counts in our much-used coastal waters. […]

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Financial planning experts answer readers’ questions

Financial planning experts answer readers’ questions

| 19/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands is considered a rich country with all the trappings of wealth, but there is growing anxiety about personal finances among the local population and this jurisdiction has recently been ranked as world’s most costly place to live. So, earlier this month we invited readers to send in questions about […]

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Can Cayman residents be covered by US insurer?

Can Cayman residents be covered by US insurer?

| 18/07/2019

I’ve just retired and my wife isn’t working. I have permanent residence and my wife is here as my dependent. After being on the SHIC plan through my employer for years and realising it barely covers anything, we were very worried about being able to afford our health insurance in retirement. But we found a […]

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Second class of RCIPS recruits being trained

Second class of RCIPS recruits being trained

| 17/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): A class of 12 women and 12 men is in the sixth week of initial training as Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) officers. The 24 local recruits comprising the second class of 2019 range in age from 19-41 and includes seven former auxiliary constables who are making the transition to police […]

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Cruise lines suck up passenger spend

Cruise lines suck up passenger spend

| 16/07/2019 | 34 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: The cruise industry business model has changed radically and aggressively in the last fifteen years, ensuring they attain most of the money passengers spend, and they should no longer be viewed as an ideal “partner” for most countries of the Caribbean, more importantly the Cayman islands.

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Cayman finishes strong at Island Games

Cayman finishes strong at Island Games

| 15/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman finished with a flurry of medals on the last day of competition, Friday, 12 July, at the NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar to bring its final total to 30. The men’s basketball team, which easily won all five of its group and elimination games, beat Saaremaa 75-63, for its only […]

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Eight more medals for Cayman at Island Games

Eight more medals for Cayman at Island Games

| 12/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s athletes took four silver and four bronze medals in various events Thursday, bringing their total hardware to 22, including eight golds. After finishing the fastest out of the heats, Jeavhon Jackson took silver in the 100m in 10.94, just .12 seconds off the gold medal pace of Guernsey. Sherlock Brooks also […]

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Cayman adds five golds to Island Games tally

Cayman adds five golds to Island Games tally

| 11/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s squash team continued its golden run at the 2019 NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar on Wednesday, taking the top spots in men’s and women’s doubles as well as mixed doubles, following on from the individual golds they earned the day before. Overall, on the fifth day of competition, Cayman took […]

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Cayman medals twice in day three of Island Games

Cayman medals twice in day three of Island Games

| 09/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman added a silver and a bronze to the gold Louis Gordon earned in the high jump Saturday, when sprinter Danika Lyn came second in the women’s 100m and in the pool Jordan Crooks took third in the men’s 50m backstroke, during Monday’s (8 July) action at the 2019 NatWest International Island […]

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Prison and training centre partner on jobs programme

Prison and training centre partner on jobs programme

| 05/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of its official launch expected later this summer, vocational centre Inspire Cayman Training (ICT) is partnering with HMP Northward to set up a programme to teach inmates skills that will enable them to enter the workforce after they leave prison. Starting Monday, 8 July, ICT owner Michael Myles will be training […]

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