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Athletes lauded for efforts at Commonwealth Games

Athletes lauded for efforts at Commonwealth Games

| 17/04/2018
(CNS Local Life): The 21 athletes who represented the Cayman Islands at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from 4-15 April have all returned home, being told that despite not winning any medals, they are still winners. Among the highlights for Team Cayman over the 11 days of the Gam [...]

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Unhappy with state of old Hyatt property

Unhappy with state of old Hyatt property

| 16/04/2018
I had thought that Cayman government passed a law some years ago that empowered it to charge $25,000 a day to owners of derelict properties. Why then is Dart not charged for the eyesore formerly called the Hyatt hotel, which as many know, is the remains of an amazing property destroyed by Hurricane [...]

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Landlord wants to charge tenant’s guests

Landlord wants to charge tenant’s guests

| 13/04/2018
Just wondering what the laws are for landlords and registering their rentals and how tenants can know if it is a legally registered rental property. I know of a landlord who also wants to charge their tenants hotel rates for family to visit and stay in her studio apartment. Not to mention she has be [...]

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Hyman misses out on medal in 100m final surprise

Hyman misses out on medal in 100m final surprise

| 09/04/2018
(CNS Local Life): Kemar Hyman clocked the second best time in the 100 metre semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, but a surprise domination by the South African duo saw the Cayman Islands track star pushed off the medal podium in the finals Monday. Akani Simbine and his team‑mate, He [...]

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Customs gets ‘D’ for ‘disappointing’

Customs gets ‘D’ for ‘disappointing’

| 03/04/2018
(Auntie): As a general rule, I try to stay positive and look on the brighter side of things, especially when I encounter so many people, both in the public and private sector, who genuinely seem determined to help, some of whom I have praised with an Ask Auntie Award. However, there are occasions wh [...]

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Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

| 16/03/2018
We have seen in the recent past the actions and articulations of the Cayman Islands Government (and at times other legislators) in regards to freedom of expression, free speech and freedom of the press. For instance: the Cayman(ian) Compass ad-pull and public rebuke by legislators (on both sides); t [...]

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Praise for Crewe Road roundabout

Praise for Crewe Road roundabout

| 07/03/2018
Who, or what government department, was responsible for designing the new roundabout at the beginning of Crewe Road by the airport? I ask because it is working so well, solving a serious problem at a notorious black spot for traffic accidents. I think the designers should get public recognition. [...]

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Doesn’t want paper phone directory

Doesn’t want paper phone directory

| 27/02/2018
I am sick of people leaving promotional junk on my doorstep. I religiously recycle everything it is possible to recycle in the Cayman Islands and strongly object to having these magazines, leaflets and whatever — which I call unasked for garbage — left for me whether I want them or not. The late [...]

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A shout-out from Auntie

A shout-out from Auntie

| 26/02/2018
In the almost two years since this column began, I have answered hundreds of questions from readers and attempted to find the answers to more. Along the way, I have encountered very helpful and responsive people both in the public and private sector. I have also found myself spending months and even [...]

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More confusion over new licence plates

More confusion over new licence plates

| 21/02/2018
I know that DVDL is telling people to come pick up their new licence plates. To replace them, we are supposed to bring in our old plates, logbook and windscreen coupon. I’m confused why we have to peel off the old coupon to get our new plate. Seems a waste of time to do that […] [...]

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Expressing condolences to strangers

Expressing condolences to strangers

| 15/02/2018
Is it appropriate to offer condolences to people who are not your friends, family or even acquaintances? Online condolences to complete strangers? Kim Cattrall’s response to Sarah Jessica Parker has made me think about etiquette for expressing condolences. [...]

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