Tag: CNS Local Life

How do you keep scorpions away?

How do you keep scorpions away?

| 05/07/2018
Recently I’ve found a couple of scorpions in my house. I was able to deal with them but have a few questions. How do they get into the house and how do you stop them from coming? Also, am I correct that the scorpions found here are not lethal? [...]

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Is McKeeva Bush a ‘doctor’?

Is McKeeva Bush a ‘doctor’?

| 04/07/2018
Updated with response from McKeeva Bush: I was on the Legislative Assembly website and noticed that in the biography section, McKeeva Bush is given the title “Dr”. I don’t recall him ever earning a university degree, much less a PhD. When did he earn his doctorate? [...]

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Limits on importing frozen meat for personal use

Limits on importing frozen meat for personal use

| 03/07/2018
I have lived on the Brac for over 30 years and when I return from the US I always bring in frozen meat that complies with the regulations of the Agricultural Department. The last time I came in I claimed all my frozen meat but the customs officer who checked my things was, obviously, out […] [...]

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Leave the sea turtles alone

Leave the sea turtles alone

| 21/06/2018
I saw people at Public Beach recently pick up a turtle that was trying to come in presumably to lay eggs. Only when I said something to them did they put it down and leave it alone, but the turtle then swam back out and didn’t come back. Would you remind people that live and […] [...]

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In search of a pickleball game in Cayman

In search of a pickleball game in Cayman

| 20/06/2018
Is there a place we could play pickleball on the island? We are on a cruise ship and thought it would be fun if we could play pickleball instead of going on an excursion. [...]

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No car inspections when it rains

No car inspections when it rains

| 15/06/2018
A colleague of mine has just advised that the licensing department can no longer provide vehicle inspections in rainy weather. Is this true? Being that we have hurricane season five months out of the year, is this realistic? Do you know what the reason for this rule is if it’s in fact true? [...]

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Kudos to Hurley’s for going green

Kudos to Hurley’s for going green

| 08/06/2018
(Auntie): Today is World Oceans Day, so this seems like a very good day to recognise Hurley’s for a total switch from plastic to paper shopping bags, having awarded Jacques Scott for the same thing last month. However, I have to note that I did contact the other main supermarkets about their polic [...]

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How do I recycle batteries?

How do I recycle batteries?

| 06/06/2018
I recently changed the batteries in all my smoke detectors, and numerous handheld controllers. So, I have close to 20 household batteries to recycle. But I can’t find battery recycle bins in Camana Bay any more (they used to be in each building). Where else on island can I drop these recycled batt [...]

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Has speed limit been changed?

Has speed limit been changed?

| 31/05/2018
What is the speed limit on Eastern Avenue? It used to be 30 mph, but now the limit on West Bay Road has been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph I am not sure if it has changed, too, and there are no road signs. [...]

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Fiancé reaching end of term limit

Fiancé reaching end of term limit

| 30/05/2018
My fiancé is approaching his term limit. I still have five years left. If we get married now rather than later, am I able to add him to my work permit as a dependent and give him five more years to live/work here before we have to decide on whether to apply for PR? [...]

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Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 1)

Dash cam evidence: On Cayman’s roads (Part 1)

| 25/05/2018
(CNS Local Life): Are you tired of taking your life in your hands just getting to work? Does the standard of driving on the roads of the Cayman Islands drive you nuts? Well here’s your chance to vent some of your frustrations. With the increase of dash cams, a lot of those ‘yikes!’ moments are [...]

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