Tag: CNS Local Life

Getting excused from serving as a juror

Getting excused from serving as a juror

| 18/10/2017 | 0 Comments
As a Caymanian, I am truly happy to carry out juror duty for my country — it is an honour to do this. However, I am self-employed and my business is literally not able to run without me present, which can impact heavily on the income for my family. Should I be called for juror […] [...]

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Recycling should be required in Cayman

Recycling should be required in Cayman

| 06/10/2017
I’m wondering why recycling is not mandatory in Cayman Islands. We all know garbage is a problem worldwide. But looking at “Mount Trashmore”, it’s huge here. In the past we had two garbage collections weekly, cut back to one now. Why doesn’t DEH replace the second collection with a recycla [...]

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Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

| 03/10/2017
I need an expensive procedure which is over the limits of my health insurance. I have negotiated a reduced price with the hospital if I pay them cash. However, my insurance company refuses to authorise me to proceed with the treatment, saying they will only reimburse the hospital directly, not to me [...]

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Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

| 21/09/2017
I was trying to go to Seven Mile Beach on Sunday and I saw a beach access by Christopher Columbus condos going into West Bay. When I pulled to the roadside by the beach access, I saw signs on the condo complex wall stating the roadside was a fire lane and parking was not allowed […] [...]

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What size knives are allowed in Cayman?

What size knives are allowed in Cayman?

| 14/09/2017
I just want to know what the legal size limits are for knives here in Cayman. I’ve seen a few knives overseas that I would like to get, but I don’t want to get in trouble with customs. I’ve tried asking a few people here, but the answers vary a lot. So is it blade […] [...]

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Concerned about cruelty to animals

Concerned about cruelty to animals

| 06/09/2017
Who decides what is animal cruelty and what is humane? Why is it inhumane and illegal to kill a blue iguana but it is OK to hack a green iguana to death with a machete? Why is it humane to keep a small cage packed full of land crabs in the hot sun for days […] [...]

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What are the rules for using Segways?

What are the rules for using Segways?

| 04/09/2017
I have been seeing Segway tours being conducted on the sand on Seven Mile Beach, on the sand typically between, I think Royal Palms up to around Beach Suites. Groups of 10 people or so a couple of times a day on the sand leaving tracks along the beach and wiggling around sunbathers. Is this [&hellip [...]

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Shedding light on the solar eclipse

Shedding light on the solar eclipse

| 18/08/2017
Would you be able to find out the best time and place in Cayman to view the August solar eclipse and how much of the sun will be obscured here? [...]

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Government turns to sports for newest heroes

Government turns to sports for newest heroes

| 14/08/2017
(CNS Local Life): The government is looking to give out its next batch of local gongs to sports women and men who have excelled in their fields. The 2018 National Heroes Day is still more than five months away but the nominations committee has already held their first meeting and begun planning the [...]

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Is abortion illegal in Cayman?

Is abortion illegal in Cayman?

| 09/08/2017
I’m writing to you as I wanted to know where Cayman stands on abortions. I assume it’s illegal as I couldn’t find much information on it but I just wanted to clarify. I’ve had my little pregnancy scares before and I know others could benefit from the information you could fin [...]

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Road signage by roundabouts

Road signage by roundabouts

| 03/08/2017
I am glad to see that the NRA is putting up signs and painting arrows on the roads leading to the (Butterfield) roundabout from all directions.  Hopefully this will educate the drivers that don’t already know how to properly use roundabouts. Unfortunately, I think they have the signs and arro [...]

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