September 29, 2023

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Second Cayman Islands 2017 Election Candidate disqualified – 3rd candidate challenged OK

A second candidate vying for election to the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly has been disqualified because he has U.S. citizenship, obtained through family ties rather than by birth

A third candidate, Alric Lindsay, however who was challenged, has been given the OK.

Both decisions were made by Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie.

From a start of 63 there are now 61 persons standing in the May 2017 General Election after a third candidate known as ‘X’ was also disqualified by the Chief Justice.


Hurricane Hunters Visit Grand Cayman

A Hurricane Hunter aircraft will soon arrive in Grand Cayman as part of a regional tour to educate and prepare people for the 2017 hurricane season.

1.) Public tours of the Air Force Reserve Command’s WC-130J aircraft will be held on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at the General Aviation Terminal, next to the Island Air. During the tour the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron will showcase the aircraft to the public and share their experiences of flying through hurricanes.

2.) On the same day international and local weather experts, including the Director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Dr. Rick Knabb, will lead a public workshop at the Ritz-Carlton Rembro conference room from noon to 1.30p.m., and deliver the latest developments in hurricane forecasting and the future direction of the science.

3.) Radio listeners can also tune-in to Radio Cayman’s Talk Today show at 12.15p.m. on the Wednesday to hear from senior hurricane specialist Dr. Lixion Avila, and have their questions answered on air.

All the events are coordinated by the Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) and Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI). For more information please call 926-2027.

Tropical Storm Arlene Discussion Number   6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL012017
500 PM AST Thu Apr 20 2017

I have to add one more surprise to my long hurricane 
forecasting career. Unexpectedly, the subtropical cyclone 
became a tropical depression this morning, and then it 
intensified to a tropical storm. This intensity estimate 
is based on the cloud pattern presentation on satellite 
imagery which shows moderate thunderstorm activity 
surrounding an eye-type feature, and a convective ring in
microwave imagery.  Initial intensity is set at 40 kt, 
although estimates from TAFB suggest that the winds could 
have reached 45 kt around 1800 UTC. Since that time, the cloud pattern has 
deteriorated somewhat and winds probably have diminished.  Despite the intensification, Arlene 
is still forecast by all global models to become absorbed by a nearby developing 
extratropical cyclone on Friday.

Arlene is moving toward the west-northwest at 22 kt, while 
well embedded in the fast flow surrounding the extratropical 
This general motion around the low is expected until 
dissipation on Friday.

Tropical storms in April are rare and Arlene is only the 
second one observed in this month during the satellite era. 
It should be noted, however, that this type of storm was 
practically impossible to detect prior to the weather 
satellite era.


INIT  20/2100Z 37.7N  42.0W   40 KT  45 MPH
 12H  21/0600Z 38.7N  45.9W   35 KT  40 MPH...POST-TROPICAL
 24H  21/1800Z...DISSIPATED

Forecaster Avila


TRINIDAD: Sexually abuse by her father, uncle and their friends

From TV6NT

SHE claims to have been sexually abused since she was eight year old. Now the 16-year-old victim says her mother disregarded her and when she sought help from her uncle, he, too, sexually abused.

Her allegations are captured in a video that has gone viral.

Alarmingly, the girl’s father, in a separate interview, admits to having had sex with his underage daughter.

His excuse – he was lonely.

The Children’s Authority told TV6 that they are looking into the disturbing matter.

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Legalisation of documents from the Cayman Islands for use in the Netherlands

Which documents can be legalised?

Where and how can you have your document legalised?

If you want to use a document from the Cayman Islands in the Netherlands, you must have it legalised by the local British authorities in George Town. After legalisation, you can use your document in the Netherlands.

Which documents can be legalised?

You can have various documents legalised, such as diplomas and certificates. The most common documents are extracts from civil status records:

an official copy of a birth certificate

an official copy of a marriage certificate

an official copy of a death certificate

You can request these documents on the Cayman Islands government website.

a certificate of unmarried status

an official copy of a divorce certificate

Ask the local authorities where you can get these documents.



Cayman Islands Conservation Council Meeting 3 May 2pm

The National Conservation Council will hold a special general meeting on Wednesday 3 May, 2017, from 2pm in the National Trust Clubhouse Conference Room (Grand Cayman). The Agenda of the meeting will be posted on the DoE website (<>). This meeting is open to observers from the public. If anyone wishes to submit comments or questions to the Council in advance of the meeting they may do so via email to [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>.


Suffolk Brewery secures European export deals [and one in Cayman Island]

By Muhammad Aldalou From Insider Media Limited

An independent Suffolk brewery has continued to secure export deals across Europe despite “Brexit doom and gloom”.

St Peter’s Brewery, which creates a range of craft beers, said interest for its products in the continent continues to grow with new deals secured in Norway, as well as further afield in the Cayman Islands.

“We’ve just been notified by our importers in Norway that we have won a tender to supply our Cream Stout through the alcohol monopoly – Vinmonopolet, this will join current listings of Suffolk Gold, India Pale Ale, and The Saints Whisky Beer from 1st September,” said chief executive Steve Magnall, who said that St Peter’s Brewery was founded on a desire to export craft beers to countries all over the world.

“We’ve also just signed a deal with a brand new customer in the Cayman Island for our Golden Ale, IPA and Cream Stout.”

Export sales make up 50 per cent of the overall business for the brewery, which was built in 1996 and is based at St Peter South Elmham, near Bungay in Suffolk.

Magnall added: “People talk about the negative effects of Brexit, but so far we’ve seen no evidence of this on our sales or export deals. Interest in our beers is growing in Europe and across the world. Deals like this prove that the taste for craft beer is far-reaching and we intend to be at the forefront of that growth and interest as much as possible.”

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Cayman Islands Chief Justice disqualifies Election Candidate ‘X’

Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has disqualified a candidate from running for office in the upcoming May General Election.

The Chief Justice ruled that a dishonesty conviction, although spent, still bars the candidate known as ‘X’ from running for election as a member of the Legislative Assembly.

As a result of a court order, iNews Cayman along with other the media has been banned from identifying the candidate to protect his character. Therefore he can only be referred to as Candidate ‘X’.

There are other cases before the Courts relating to issues of status and citizenship.


Cayman Islands Candidate Chisholm plans NS clean-up

Ed Chisholm, North Side’s candidate for Member of the Legislative Assembly, is spearheading clean-up efforts on Earth Day this weekend.

“This is another community effort to help keep our beautiful District of North Side in pristine condition,” said Mr. Chisholm. “Once again it is about community and my team and I are inviting everyone in the community to participate.

The clean-up will start at 7 a.m. Saturday, 22 April, at Jack’s gas station in Old Man Bay. It will continue to the Old Man Bay dock near the Over the Edge restaurant. Teams will be spread between the land side and ocean side.

“Once again, this is all about community and that is what my campaign is about; bringing all of us together as one community and working side by side to help make North Side the best district in the Cayman Islands,” said Mr. Chisholm.

For more information and to register for Saturday’s clean-up, call 939-9813

Those registering for the clean-up will receive a free T-shirt.

Refreshments will be provided.


Cayman Airways appoints AirlinePros for distribution services

Posted by Travelweek Group

MONTREAL — Cayman Airways has appointed AirlinePros as its BSP Administrator for the Canadian market, thus strengthening its North American outreach.

According to AirlinePros Canada Director Karl Muller, nearly 25,000 Canadians visited the destination in 2016 for its world-class water sports, dining options and luxury accommodations.

“The Cayman Islands is a very exciting destination to visit, with more and more Canadians considering it as their top choice vacation spot,” he said. “Cayman Airways offers a strong product with competitive fares and quality flight services.”

The airline accepts is bookable in the main GDS platforms – Sabre, Amadeus, Worldspan and Apollo – and agency commission is 4% with ticketing that includes interline on Cayman Airways published fares.

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Cayman Islands voter ID distribution set to begin

The Elections Office will begin issuing its new voter registration cards on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. Persons may also collect the cards from the Elections Office, located at the Smith Road Centre, 150 Smith Road, or from various locations listed below.

The new cards will replace all previously issued voter identification (IDs). Officials will cease issuing cards on Friday, 19 May 2017.

To receive their card persons will need to show a valid form of official identification, such as a driver’s licence, passport or work ID. Those with questions should email [email protected], tel. 949-8047 or visit

Grand Cayman:

April 18 – May 19 Smith Road Centre 9am – 5pm

(Weekdays Only)

April 21 (Fri.) Foster’s Food Fair – Republix 9am – 3pm

April 22 (Sat.) Foster’s Food Fair – Strand 9am – 3pm

April 28 (Fri.) Kirk Market 9am – 3pm

April 29 (Sat.) Foster’s Food Fair – Airport 9am – 3pm

May 3 (Wed.) Gov’t Admin Building 11am – 5.30pm

May 5 (Fri.) Hurley’s Supermarket 1pm – 7pm

May 6 (Sat.) Foster’s Food Fair (Country Side) 9am – 3pm

May 10 (Wed) George Town Hospital 9.30am – 3.30pm

May 12 (Fri) East End Public Library 3pm – 6.30pm

May 13 (Sat) North Side Clinic 9am – 12pm

Cayman Brac & Little Cayman:

May 9 (Tues) District Administration Building 10am – 4pm


Spirit Airlines to withdraw from Cuba

From Caribbean News Service

FORT LAUDERDALE, Apr 19 2017 – The US-based carrier, Spirit Airlines says it will be withdrawing from the Cuban market – joining two other carriers to announce plans to stop flying to the island.

The ultra-low cost carrier has blamed insufficient loads to warrant continued flights to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island.

On December 1 last year, the airline started flights twice daily between Fort Lauderdale’s Hollywood International and Havana International.

However, President and CEO of Spirit, Bob Fornardo told the Sun Sentinel newspaper last week that “the costs of serving Havana continue to outweigh the demand for service”.

As a result, Spirit will begin reducing frequencies starting next month before completely withdrawing from the Cuban capital on June 1.

The other airlines to cease operations are Silver Airways that will pull out as of April 22, and Frontier Airlines, which will have its last flight to the island on June 4.

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Antigua & Barbuda breaks ground for five-star hotel

From Caribbean News Service

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Feb 28 2017 – Officials here broke ground Tuesday morning for a five-star hotel. The Callaloo Cay Development project is being hailed as a major contributor to the national economy.

Callaloo Cay is expected to increase the country’s room capacity to more than 5,000 within the next 18-24 months.

“Callaloo Cay is certainly helping us meet this goal. Their focus on driving high-end year-round tourism to our country and boosting hotel room stock,” Tourism Minister Asot Michael said.

“We could not have asked for better partners in tourism than Sheik Tariq Faisal Al Qassemi of Dubai and OBMI, RBC, HVS and Rider Levett Bucknall.”

The Callaloo Cay Resort Development will include a luxury five-star hotel with 95-100 rooms and 40 villas with a world-class spa, a trend-setting beach club and several waterside-dining concepts among other amenities.

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Cayman Islands water related death UPDATE

Police can now confirm the identity of the deceased as Jose Antonio Lazcano Puron, age 77, of Mexico. – See below:

From RCIPS Thu Apr 13 2017 at 1:26 PM

Yesterday (Wed 12), around 2:20pm 911 received a call of a person in distress onboard a vessel in the North Sound. While snorkeling, he was observed to be experiencing some difficulties. He was taken unto the vessel and commenced CPR with the guidance of 911 operators. The Joint Marine Unit responded in Niven D, met the vessel and continued CPR until reaching Safe Haven where they were met by the ambulance.

Unfortunately he passed away early this morning at the George Town Hospital. The victim, a 77 yr. old Mexican national was visiting with his family at the time of the incident.

The matter is under investigation by the Joint Marine Unit.


Cayman Islands police warn of telephone scam on Sister Islands; Possible impersonation of police officer

Police are warning of a scam involving the addition of phone credit to Jamaican telephone numbers. Last week, on 13 April, a member of the public on Little Cayman reported that she had received a call on her work phone from a Jamaican number. A male voice on the other end of the line stated that “Mr. Brown” had asked her to add 40KYD in credit to a Jamaican number. The victim believed the caller was referring to a police constable on Little Cayman with the same last name and added the credit. However, when the caller phoned again requesting credit, the victim became suspicious.

Police are investigating the incident, but ask the public to beware of any strangers calling and requesting the addition of credit to their phones, even if they claim to be calling on behalf of a police officer or someone else known to them. If such a call is received, police are asking that members of the public note the phone number from which the call originates and contact the Cayman Brac Police Station at 948-0331 with this information.


Royal Caribbean release new video

We have a new video that just launched this morning, “Making Memories as Easy as A, B, C: Royal Caribbean and Popular YouTube Channel, Muffalo Potato, Inspire Budding Artists.” Diving into interactive tutorials created exclusively for Royal Caribbean, families sailing on Harmony of the Seas tap their creativity to sketch one-of-a-kind memories with one of YouTube’s most popular kids’ channels, Muffalo Potato. Whether a beginner or a budding Picasso, guests learn how to draw simply by using letters and numbers while guided by the series’ stars John and Muffalo.

View Video Here:


International Council for Science meets in Cuba

Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is beginning here today with specialized debates focused on sustainable development.

Cuba will present during the event the scientific progress made in the last decades, especially in the field of medicine and biotechnology, the national press stressed.

This is the first meeting of this kind based in the island and will be attended by renowned experts from Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Panama, members of the scientific council, the ICSU director for the region, Manuel Limonta, stated.

The objective is to follow up the international programs of the Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, he stated.

Sustainable energy, risks and disasters, mathematics education, biodiversity, and open data (related to the dissemination of scientific findings) are among the issues of the agenda.

The event, which will take place until tomorrow at a Havana hotel, will include the presence of South African doctor Heide Hackmann, Executive Director of the ICSU, and Erlinda Handal, Minister of Science and Technology of El Salvador.

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Transfer of cable landing licence to new Cayman Islands company

From TeleGeography

In other FCC-related developments, the US watchdog has confirmed that it has approved the transfer of a cable landing licence for the Gemini-Bermuda Cable, which links New Jersey with Bermuda, from Cable & Wireless Network Services Limited (CWNS) to CWC New Cayman. CWC New Cayman, a newly incorporated Cayman Island entity, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CWC New Cayman Holdco. Further, the FCC has also approved the transfer of the cable landing licence for the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS) from Cable & Wireless EWC to New Cayman CWC. As a result of the transaction, New Cayman now holds the following interests in the PCCS Cable System: an 18.0% ownership interest in the PCCS Cable system; ownership and operational responsibility for the cable landing station in Tortola, British Virgin Islands; 100% ownership interest in the portion of the PCCS Cable System in British Virgin Islands waters; and ownership and operational responsibility for the cable landing stations in Maria Chiquita and Balboa (both Panama).

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2 US citizens rescued in Caribbean waters after boat sinks

From Greenwich Time

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued two U.S. citizens whose boat sank north of the Dominican Republic.

The Coast Guard says Kirk Plender of New Hampshire and John Boone of South Carolina were traveling through the Silver Banks fishing area when their 62-foot (19-meter) boat struck a reef on

Thursday and began taking on water.

Officials said Friday the men were found aboard a life raft. They were taken to Puerto Rico and released after being found in good condition.

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Caribbean Airlines begins service to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Caribbean Airlines is delighted to announce the introduction of service to Argyle International Airport, St Vincent and the Grenadines, starting 14 April 2017. The flights will operate twice weekly, every Friday and Sunday between Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Caribbean Airlines is one of the first airlines to offer nonstop flights to the new airport, which also serves as an international gateway to the beautiful Grenadine Islands. Customers will also benefit from seamless connections between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Caribbean Airlines’ other international and regional destinations.

The flight schedule is as follows:




Captain Jagmohan Singh, Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer (Ag) stated: “We are excited about this launch of our 19th destination. Caribbean Airlines is in the business of connecting people, and the St. Vincent service will develop closer links for commerce throughout the region. Our teams welcome this addition to our network and the opportunity to give our valued customers more regional travel options and seamless international travel connections between the Caribbean and North America”.

2017 is a special year for Caribbean Airlines as the company celebrates its tenth anniversary of providing consistent and reliable service to travellers. Our valued customers can look forward to more exciting developments and new destinations as the year progresses.

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PSBP Pensioners’ Appreciation Event in Cayman Brac

The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) is continuing celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary this year with a Pensioners’ Appreciation event at the Aston Rutty Centre on Monday, 24 April 2017.

The 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. event is being organised by the fund’s Managing Director, Jewel Evans Lindsey and the Minister for District Administration, Tourism and Transport Hon. Moses Kirkconnell’s. It will feature a host of booths, local food stalls, entertainment, prizes and giveaways.

Mrs. Evans Lindsey said, “We are hosting a similar event in Grand Cayman for our pensioners on Wednesday, 12 April; and we are happy to partner with the Ministry of District Administration to thank our PSPB retirees by putting on another for Cayman Brac”.

“Pension is our business and this is one of the ways that we are able to demonstrate our commitment to our pensioners whose contributions to respective governments have been remarkable”.

PSPB’s staff will be on hand to provide information and members will also be able to get free health screening checks courtesy of the Health Services Authority and advice from CINICO.

To confirm attendance, or to enquire about transportation, please call 917-8851.

Builders Board Registration – Phase 1 – Now Open

Contractors in the Cayman Islands, specifically general contractors, building- and civil-contractors, are reminded that their formal registration period is now open, through the end of April, as required by The Builders Board Law.

For more information, and to apply for a Builders Board licence, visit the website, or call 949 7900.

Residential contractors and trade contractors should not apply at this time, as their application period will take place in coming months.

Companies that are not registered by the end of September 2017 will be unable to have permits or request inspections.


Deadline for Gazettal of Cayman Islands Candidate Interests

Candidates in the upcoming general election are reminded that the deadline for publishing their declaration of interests in the Cayman Islands Gazette is 24 April 2017.

Currently only three issues of the extraordinary gazette remain open for publication prior to that date: Tuesday 18 April, Wednesday 19 April and Friday 21 April. The deadline for publication is noon on the day before publication. (This would be Thursday 13 April for publication on Tuesday 18.)

Content may be submitted by visiting the Gazette Office, in Government Information Services, on the 2nd floor of the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue, Grand Cayman. Persons with questions should call 244-1752, or email There is a minimum cost of $600 plus $150 for every over page over four pages.

Elections officials note that failure by candidates to publish their interests in the Gazette by the deadline, is a disqualifying criteria in pursuant to section 62 (1) (g) of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order (2009).


Cayman Islands Post Office Closures

Postal Service clients are advised of changes to its operations on Tuesday, 25 April, post offices on all three Islands will be closed all day, to facilitate staff development.


Cayman Islands Elections Office offering postal and mobile Balloting

The Elections Office reminds registered voters that the period during which they may request postal ballots or mobile voting is underway, and will continue until close of business on Friday, 12 May 2017.

Persons who will be away from the Cayman Islands on Election Day may request a postal ballot by filling out form B, available on, at The completed form along with proof of travel plans may be emailed to [email protected].

Those who will be in the Cayman Islands but unable to physically attend the polls, may apply for mobile voting using Form C, also available from at Elections Office polling staff will either visit successful applicants in person, or facilitate their vote before polling day at an early voting station.





NORCECA Continental Tour

 The NORCECA Continental Tour at the Seven Mile Beach Volleyball Courts is Friday — Sunday (21 — 23 Apr). For more information, log on to


Earth Day Clean Up

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Earth Day Clean Up on Saturday (22 Apr) from 7 to 11am.  To find out more or to volunteer, log on to

Annual CNB 800 Meter Sister Islands Sea Swim

 The Annual CNB 800 Meter Sister Islands Sea Swim is Saturday (22 Apr) at 2pm at Carib Sands Dock.


Week of the Young Child Church Service

 As part of Week of the Young Child, you’re invited to a special church service at Wesleyan Holiness Church in West Bay on Sunday (23 Apr) at 4pm.

DG’s 5K Challenge in Cayman Brac

 The DG’s 5K Challenge in Cayman Brac is Sunday (23 Apr) at 630am at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort. For more information, log on to

Dr J Hugh Cummings Memorial 5K Run/Walk

The Dr J Hugh Cummings Memorial 5K Run/Walk is Sunday (23 Apr) at 6am at the ICCI Campus. For more information, log on to


Pajama Party and Moonlight & Movies

 Camana Bay is hosting a Pajama Party and Moonlight & Movies on Monday (24 Apr) from 6 to 7pm in Gardenia Court.


Post Offices Closed for Staff Development

All post offices on all three islands will be closed on Tuesday (25 Apr) for a staff development day
Product to Market

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Product to Market on Tuesday (25 Apr) from 9am to 11am at their offices in Governor’s Square.  Log on to for more information.


One Health Symposium

Cayman Islands One Health Symposium is Wednesday (26 Apr) from 8am to 4pm at the Hibiscus Conference Room at the Health Services Authority.  The event is free.


The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Employment: Health Insurance on Thursday (27 Apr) from 9am to 11am at their offices in Governor’s Square.  Log on to for more information.


Rug Destruction

 Customers who have clean area rugs at Roper’s, please collect no later than April 28th. Unclaimed rugs and mats will be donated or destroyed.
Car Boot Sale
The PTA will be hosting a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 5:00 am until 10:00am on the side parking lot. If you, or anyone you know, is looking to get rid of anything you have had sitting in your garage, attic or around your house, here is a great opportunity to do so. Spaces are $25.00 CI; sellers keep whatever they make selling their items.
Week of the Young Child Breakfast

As part of Week of the Young Child, you’re invited to its 20th Anniversary Celebration Breakfast at the Marriott on Saturday (29 Apr).

Dr. Bill Hrudey Science Fair

 The Dr. Bill Hrudey Science Fair is Saturday (29 Apr) from 8am to 3pm with the Awards Banquet from 6 to 11pm at the Arts & Recreation Center in Camana Bay
Cayman bRUNch 5-10 K
The Cayman bRUNch 5-10 K is Sunday (30 Apr) at 7am at Coconut Joe’s Seven Mile Beach. For more information, log on to

DG’s 5K Challenge for Grand Cayman

 The DG’s 5K Challenge for Grand Cayman is Sunday (30 Apr) at 630am from the Government Administration Building. For more information, log on to



Caribbean Musical Festival

April Events at Camana Bay

This is the month to experience all things local with the return of Slow Food Day, a full-day event celebrating Cayman’s home-grown food scene with a free tasting market, kids’ cooking workshop and a ticketed Harvest Dinner with a Michelin-starred chef.

Over the long Easter weekend, artists will take it to the streets to create chalk art masterpieces at the 14th Annual Chalkfest Competition, which is also a family-fun day event for all ages.

Other highlights include exploring the world of wine with the return of Wine 101 classes at West Indies Wine Company, challenging your kitchen skills with an array of cooking classes or watching a special screening of Moonlight & Movies in your pajamas.

Here is a quick look at our special events:
Big Green Egg and Bourbon Cooking Class
Thursday 20 April
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Pajama Party and Moonlight & Movies 
Monday 24 April
Gardenia Court

A Taste of Italy Cooking Class
Wednesday 26 April
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Dr. Bill Hrudey Science Fair 
Saturday 29 April
8am-3pm (Fair) and 6-11pm (Awards Banquet)
The Arts & Recreation Centre

of the Cayman Islands


Celebrating Maritime Culture and Heritage at the

A Last Look

Thursday, 20 April 2017. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Discussion begins at 6:00 PM.

Join Upon the Seas Curator Natalie Urquhart and featured artists for a special walk-through and discussion. This programme is free to attend and refreshments will be served. For additional details or to RSVP please email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.


Free Family Guides

Ongoing – 20 January 2017 until 20 April 2017

Families can download a free copy of the Upon the Seas exhibition guide in advance of their visit from the website at Guides include additional information about the artists, exhibition themes, discussion points and creative art activities. These can be completed at home or during your visit to the exhibition. Family guides are also available at reception upon arrival to the .

Pre-schoolers & Parents

Ongoing – Every Friday, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Weekly classes provide structured arts and craft activities for pre-schoolers, their parents, and caregivers. Based on the exhibition, Upon the Seas participants enjoy interactive activities which include storytelling and a range of art making experiences to engage senses, develop cognitive, social, and sensory-motor skills. Projects can be messy to parents are encouraged to dress their children accordingly. The weekly drop in sessions take place in the Art Studio and are $5.00 per child and are designed for children ages 2yrs to 4yrs. For additional details or to RSVP please email[email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.


Creative Worksheets ∙ Educational Resources for Students


20 January 2017 until 20 April 2017

The National Gallery’s Education Department has produced fun-filled educational activities in the form of worksheets for all ages to support the exhibition Upon the Seas. These educational resources can be downloaded for free from the NGCI website – and will be made available during school tours and can be requested at reception throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Free School Tours for All Ages

Guided Tours and Activities by Appointment

20 January 2017 until 20 April 2017

Free guided tours of the temporary exhibition Upon the Seas – are available for students and youth groups of all ages at the National Gallery. Students will discuss the exhibition and get hands-on with interactive activity sheets. Topics covered include art, social studies, narratives, literacy and numeracy. For information or to book a tour contact NGCI at (345) 945 8111 or [email protected].


Beach-combing & Assemblage Art with Chris Mann

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Led by artist Chris Mann this workshop invites participants to create an environmental assemblage art piece which tells a story. Bring your beach-combing collection (driftwood, plastics, shells, bottles, fishing nets, etc., to produce your very own work of art while learning about form, narratives, and assemblage art. The workshop is $80.00 (members receive a 10% discount). Participants are asked to bring a piece of driftwood to create the base of their work as well as additional collected items from the beach. Paints, glue, canvas boards, inks, and craft pens, will be available. Pre-registration is required. To book please email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

A Plastic Ocean – Film Screening

Saturday, 1 April 2017, Screenings at 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Released in 2016, A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over four years. Explorers Craig Leeson, the film’s director, and Tanya Streeter, British-Caymanian-American world champion free diver, and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions. Admission is free and refreshments including popcorn will be served. Donations welcome. Seating is on a first come first-served basis. For more information email[email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.


The National Gallery Store works with NGCI curators and artists to find the very best products to support the temporary exhibition schedule. Throughout the exhibition, Upon the Seas, the NGCI Store will feature books, accessories, art supplies, and kids’ items that will inspire ingenuity and encourage one to make a BIG NOISE with a little creativity! NGCI members receive a 10% discount, plus additional sales on art supplies and merchandise will run throughout the exhibition.


National Gallery offers guided tours to enhance your experience and offer memorable moments. Led by NGCI curators or educators, tours provide additional insights and tell the stories behind the works of art and artists who created them. Custom tours and packages are also available – consider including a workshop, art class, or art documentary with your visit. We have ample parking and an Art Café offering healthy snacks and beverages. Additional catering options are also available. Tour pricing is dependent on group size and staff availability. For more information email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

Contact Us

For more information regarding any of the events listed above and to RSVP please get in touch by emailing [email protected] or by calling (345) 945 8111.


The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has a temporary access road while work is being done to improve site access as well as develop the front sculpture gardens. The access road is located off of Lawrence Boulevard and passes through the F.J. Harquail Cultural Grounds (Harquail Theatre). For a map please visit NGCI exhibitions and programming will continue as per usual. For more information on roadworks related to NGCI email i[email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

About the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

Established in 1996, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is the country’s leading visual arts museum and education centre, charged with promoting and encouraging the appreciation and practice of the visual arts in the Cayman Islands. This mission is achieved through exhibitions, education/outreach programmes, school tours, community festivals, and ongoing research projects. Holding up to six exhibitions annually at our central exhibition space, and satellite venues around Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands, the curatorial team strives to create a balance between exhibitions of quality Caymanian artwork with art from further afield. This is achieved by working with a broad cross-section of artists and ranging from site-specific work to more traditional gallery-based projects.

NGCI is at the forefront of visual arts education in the Cayman Islands hosting 25+ education and outreach programmes monthly, across all three islands. These programmes aim to capture every age group in our community from the youngest pre-schoolers to senior citizens, in addition to marginalized members of our community. They combine arts education with enriching creative experiences which foster creativity, help build self-esteem, and provide effective and invaluable explorations of culture, cultural heritage, national identity and community values.

NGCI Site & Facility

The new National Gallery building is a 9,000 sq. ft. facility situated on the western side of the Esterley Tibbetts Bypass, close to Camana Bay town centre and adjacent to the Harquail Theatre. The new development is home to two temporary exhibition areas, an art studio, library, auditorium, sculpture garden, Art Café and Gift Shop, and a permanent gallery for the Cayman Islands National Art Collection.

As part of the National Gallery’s long-term business plan, an auditorium and multi-purpose event space have been incorporated into the design providing flexible venue options for conferences.

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