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Tag: CNS Local Life

CayFilm organisers focus on media academy

CayFilm organisers focus on media academy

| 06/07/2017
(CNS Local Life): The four days of movies, seminars, glitz and celebrity sightings may be over for another year, but the work started with the Cayman International Film Festival, held 30 June-3 July, will continue as organisers try to make some Hollywood magic of their own here. Calling CayFilm the [...]

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Team Cayman heads home with bag of medals

Team Cayman heads home with bag of medals

| 03/07/2017
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands came in 10th position at the end of the NatWest Islands Games in Gotland, Sweden, which were held from 24 June to 30 June. The team bagged 25 medals in total, including seven gold thanks to the country’s track and field stars and the basketball team. On the [...]

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Cayman bags 22 medals ahead of Games finals

Cayman bags 22 medals ahead of Games finals

| 29/06/2017
(CNS Local Life): Team Cayman had inched up the medal table to 11th place in this year’s Island Games at the end of play Thursday, with a bag of 22 medals. Cayman now has four golds, thanks to track stars Kemar Hyman, who won gold in the 100 metres in 10:25 seconds, and Jamal Walton, […] [...]

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Getting insured with a pre-existing condition

Getting insured with a pre-existing condition

| 29/06/2017
I am a Caymanian with a medical pre-existing condition. I’m finding it very hard to get a job and I think it’s because adding me to the company health insurance will raise the rates for everyone. What are my options? Can I get personal insurance that I can afford? [...]

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Jamal Walton strikes gold at Island Games

Jamal Walton strikes gold at Island Games

| 27/06/2017
(CNS Local Life): Jamal Walton has bagged Cayman’s first gold medal of the Island Games, after a comfortable win in the 200m, Monday, 26 June. The local sprinter crossed the line in 21:55, well clear of Tyler Johnson from Jersey, who took silver, and Jerai Torres from Gibraltar, who took bronze. T [...]

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Regulating the number of taxi drivers

Regulating the number of taxi drivers

| 22/06/2017
How does the government issue taxi licences? What are the criteria and is there any kind of limit on how many are issued per year or at any one time? [...]

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Suspects son is smoking ganja

Suspects son is smoking ganja

| 13/06/2017
My 15-year-old son came home from spending the evening with friends smelling like weed. I don’t know if he was actually smoking himself or around people who were. Either way, this concerns me. I’m not sure what I should do. Any advice? [...]

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Neighbour wants to replace fence with wall

Neighbour wants to replace fence with wall

| 08/06/2017
You have a chain link fence around your yard that you put there with your own money, without any help from your neighbour. Now your neighbour would like to put a block wall there instead. Are you obligated to help the neighbour with half of the cost, even though I have a fence there already? [...]

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When are we marking the birthday of the Queen?

When are we marking the birthday of the Queen?

| 06/06/2017
Britain is celebrating the Queen’s official birthday on 10 June, and all my local calendars show Monday, 12 June to be a public holiday for that event. However, Mr (Franz) Manderson has declared Monday, 19 June as Cayman’s public holiday to mark the event. So which is it? [...]

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Advice sought on investment options

Advice sought on investment options

| 11/05/2017
For what is considered a major financial centre, I am having difficulty in finding reasonably priced advice for a small investor. Most companies only appear to want large sums of money, the banks just insult you with their interest rates. Where can one invest $50,000? It is my life savings and I don [...]

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How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

| 20/04/2017
I am leaving my house to my children in my will. When I die, will they have to pay stamp duty on their inheritance? If so, how would government work out what that is? [...]

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