Tag: CNS Local Life

First woman president of UCCI inaugurated

First woman president of UCCI inaugurated

| 15/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Outlining a vision of the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) as “key to national prosperity” and promising that “the success of our students will be the stars that guide us through the night sky”, Dr Stacy McAfee officially took up the mantle as UCCI president and CEO on Tuesday, 12 […]

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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

| 12/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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Are taxis getting meters?

Are taxis getting meters?

| 08/03/2019

Quite some time ago there was discussion that taxis were to install meters. Did that go away and why?

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Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

| 04/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Results of the mental-health component of the 2018 Cayman Islands Student Drug Use (CISDUS) biennial survey, which were shared at the recent Youth Mental Health Symposium, pointed to issues concerning students considering suicide, engaging in self-harm and being bullied. More than 200 people attended the second annual symposium, held 23 February and […]

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Shocked by rises in rent

Shocked by rises in rent

| 01/03/2019

Is there any government body we can appeal to about these crazy rent increases?  I just found out my rent is going up another $200 from the $300 it went up last year! Other people I know have had their rent go up by $700. This is crazy! How is anyone expected to live with […]

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Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

| 26/02/2019

Why doesn’t Cayman Airways participate in the US TSA pre-check programme for expedited security clearance? If I am travelling from one of the cities with competing flights to Cayman Airways (Miami, Chicago, New York) to Grand Cayman and have a choice of expedited security clearance (American, United, etc) vs the slow lanes (Cayman Airways), I […]

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Cell-phone service disrupted at KAABOO

Cell-phone service disrupted at KAABOO

| 25/02/2019

Any idea what the issue was with Flow at KAABOO over the weekend? I couldn’t call, text or email with my service. Everyone I know with Flow had the same issue. We ended up leaving early as we were unable to contact our sitter and my wife was concerned. I presume there were no shenanigans […]

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Pampered pooches get chance at forever home

Pampered pooches get chance at forever home

| 21/02/2019

(CNS Local Life): A recently opened dog daycare has teamed up with the Cayman Islands Humane Society to give shelter dogs a “staycation” and an opportunity to get adopted into a permanent home. Claudia Pilat, co-owner of Cay 9 Resort and Spa, said the programme offers one dog a week a “platinum spa package” which […]

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Separated recycled items mixed during collection

Separated recycled items mixed during collection

| 14/02/2019

I was dropping off some recycling at Kirk Market when I saw that all recycling containers are dumped into the same truck. Why do we need to sort recycling if that’s the case? Couldn’t we have one big recycling bin instead?

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Give and you shall receive … a plastic bottle?

Give and you shall receive … a plastic bottle?

| 07/02/2019

Could you please convey a request to charities, etc, organising sports or other events with giveaways such as t-shirts and plastic bottles to please consider giving away those little flashing lights you can attach to your t-shirt or shoes or bag? I see a LOT of people exercising on the roadside early mornings (well done!) […]

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No wifi at airport arrivals hall

No wifi at airport arrivals hall

| 06/02/2019

I recently was at the remodelled airport to pick up arriving guests. While waiting for them I wanted to use wifi from the airport on my phone. I found, I believe it was, CIAA guest, but it required a password. I asked a not very nice (friendly) parking machine attendant for the password. Her reply […]

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