June 25, 2018

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By Paul McGowan From PS Audio

No problem, turn on the tap and quench that thirst. In my home, the water tastes a little funny so I installed a filter that is said to remove 99.9% of impurities. Water tastes better.

Stay hydrated. It’s important to your health.

We don’t think much about clean water. At least I don’t. I take it for granted. It’s always been there.

That’s not the case for much of the world and that brings me to the point of this post.

I want to ask you for a favor. Go here and donate a few bucks. Doesn’t have to be a lot. The price of a CD or two.

And, if you’re like me, sign up for a monthly contribution. Even $60 a month provides fresh, clean water for 24 people a year.

Donate something if you can. Anything. You’ll feel good.

Thanks for caring.

For more: http://www.psaudio.com/pauls-posts/thirsty/


OECS Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States : The OECS awarded for Support to Agriculture Health and Food Safety in the Caribbean

Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Over 20 Caribbean countries gathered at the 10th Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum in the Dominican Republic last week where the OECS was awarded in recognition of its role in plant protection initiatives leading to enhanced agricultural development, trade and innovation in the region.

The Caribbean is known for its vital and diverse agriculture and natural resources, and protecting them from potentially devastating invasive pests and diseases is critical to the health and prosperity of the region.

Accordingly, the Caribbean Plant Health Directors (CPHD) has continuously strived to unify plant health safeguarding strategies in the region while fostering the exchange of technical information, the transfer of technologies and methods, and the harmonization of plant protection and agricultural trade management approaches.

The 10th CPHD Forum was held from July 11 to 13 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The meeting gathered representatives from over 20 countries and territories along with several partner organizations.

Officials had two-day intense discussions aiming at bolstering the ability of member countries to identify, exclude, and respond to pests and diseases that threaten regional agriculture and natural resources and to resolve issues that might impede the trade of Caribbean agricultural products regionally and internationally.

During the meeting the OECS Commission received the Greater Caribbean Safeguarding GCSI award 2017 in recognition of initiatives and innovations that make significant contributions to furthering the goal of safeguarding the region’s agriculture and plant resources. The Commission was represented by George Alcee, Programme Officer – Agriculture.

”Receiving an award at that level is a great achievement for the Commission and the region. It is a recognition of all the endeavours which were undertaken to safeguard the Eastern Caribbean from pest and invasive species.

‘We still continue to work to enhance trade and strengthen capacity of the quarantine infrastructure and border control agencies to achieve our goal. I am thankful to the European Union for their support under the 10th EDF which allowed us to provide that level of capacity building to reduce the entry and spread of pests and invasive species in the region.

‘The USDA is also currently speaking to the OECS to offer support to the Shipping initiative ” said Mr. Alcee.

Five (5) major projects have been implemented towards the preservation of the subregion:

The training support of thirty-three (33) plant quarantine officers at the annual University of the West Indies plant quarantine training programme.

The support to training in Pest Prioritization and Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) and the Establishment of PRA units in the plant health laboratories in Saint Lucia, Dominica and St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

The improvement of Regional Pest surveillance through support to the train the trainers workshop on pest surveillance held in Grenada and the production of a pest surveillance manual for plant health technicians in the region.

The training in the Development of National Pest List and the Production of a Manual for Developing Pest List

The training and equipment support to laboratories.

Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General of the OECS said the award was a symbol of the extended efforts made by all agricultural professionals in the region to safeguard the sector as a driver of economic growth.

‘Sustainable agricultural development is an OECS priority. Through our virtual working groups we have been able to achieve major advancements in plant protection initiatives to ultimately safeguard and enhance agricultural trade within the region.

‘Furthermore, agricultural professionals are now connected through an app where they can address in real time the fulfilment of shipment quotas for international trade, the extension of purchasing links with Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, the United States and Canada or the improvement phytosanitary standards. Dr. Jules said.


The Seven Day Adventist Church has coupled with GNC Cayman Islands to offer a unique book sale

Stop by this Wednesday at the Country Side location and find a large selection of books on the topic of health, and fitness. Prices start at $10.

Titles Include

Healing Wonders of Herbs

by Herminia De Guzman -Ladion

Foods That Heal

by Dr. George D. Pamplona-Roger

Healthy By Nature

by Dr. Ernest Schneider

Free from Drugs and Addictions

by Rafael Escandon and Cesar Galvez

…….and much more

This sale will be available at the Queens Court location on Wednesday 26th July.

For more insight into this topic stop by one of our two locations and speak to an industry specialist.


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The Summer Sidewalk Sale returns to Camana Bay!

For one day only, enjoy special offers and reduced prices at Camana Bay’s Summer Sidewalk Sale! Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29 numerous shops in the Town Centre will be offering amazing deals, so enjoy the lazy days of summer by strolling The Paseo and Market Street and treating yourself to some retail therapy. Come early for the best deals while sale items last. See you there!

Cayman Islands Family Resource Centre hosts free interactive parenting class

The Family Resource Centre is hosting a free Interactive Parenting Class for parents/guardians of students intending to go overseas colleges and their teenagers on Wednesday, 26 July 2017.

The workshop, from 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., will be held at the Family Resource Centre on North Sound Road. The family skills session will help attendees navigate many of the pitfalls and issues prospective students may face while away at school. Topics to be covered include personal safety tips, ways to deal with roommates, money management and how to deal with possible culture shock and substance misuse.

To register, email frc@gov.ky or call 949-0006. A light dinner and childcare will be provided.


New Royal Caribbean Video

Royal Caribbean have a new video that launched moments ago, “Designing the Future of Cruising: Royal Caribbean’s Innovation Lab Fuses Technology and Creativity.” Royal Caribbean’s new Innovation Lab takes the ship design process to new heights by bringing the best creative minds and the latest technology together under one roof. From engaging virtual reality rooms to collaborative work spaces, the cruise line’s new facility in Miami gives experts the ability to tangibly push the envelope before construction even begins.

View Video Here: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/925/designing-the-future-of-cruising-royal-caribbeans-innovation-lab-fuses-technology-and-creativity/


Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman)

By Jessica Moore From The CERBAT GEM

WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) logoMedia coverage about WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) (NYSE:WX) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the medical research company an impact score of 47.0476635761661 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

About WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman)

WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc is a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development (R&D) services company, with operations in China and the United States. The Company provides a portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process to its customers.

For more: https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/07/18/somewhat-positive-press-coverage-somewhat-unlikely-to-impact-wuxi-pharmatech-cayman-nysewx-share-price.html


UPDATE: Cayman Islands Missing Person: Hayleigh Sciamonte, Last Seen 14 July – FOUND


Missing Person: Hayleigh Sciamonte Found, 17 July

Hayleigh Sciamonte has been located in West Bay by the police.

A member of the public who recognised her notified the police of her whereabouts.

We would like to thank the public for all their assistance.

Original story:

Police are investigating a report of a missing girl who was last seen on Friday, 14 July, just before 1PM, near her home in West Bay on Grass Piece Lane.

The name of the girl is Hayleigh Sciamonte, age 12. She has brown hair, brown eyes and is of fair complexion and is 5ft 4inches. She was last seen wearing a black top with green splashes.

A pictures of her are attached however it is unclear how recent these picture are.

Officers have been searching for her throughout the district, and are appealing to the public for assistance.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call West Bay Police Station at 949-3999. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681




Cayman Islands: Stolen Vehicle Reports 14 and 15 July


White Mercedes Benz, #154-504, Stolen from Rock Hole Road

Just before 8am on 14 July, a report was made to the police stating that a white 1998 Mercedes Benz E320, with registration plate 154-504, was stolen from an address in Rock Hole, overnight.

The vehicle was last seen on Thursday 13 July about 9am at the address of the owner. The owner of the vehicle was off island at the time that the vehicle was stolen.

The vehicle may not have any plates on, or may not be wearing it correct plates as the complainant told the police that the plates for the vehicle was stolen 2 weeks prior to the theft of the vehicle.

A picture of a similar vehicle is attached.

Stolen Black 2001 KTM#640 Motor Cycle

Police responded to a report of a stolen motor cycle on Glen Dale Drive, off South Church Street, just after 1.40am on Saturday 15 July.

The vehicle stolen was a BLACK 2001 KTM#640 motor cycle, registration number 165-126. The vehicle was driven home by the owner just after 12.30am the same morning and discovered to be stolen just after 1.30am.

A picture of the actual vehicle is attached.

1996 White Ford F250 Truck Stolen from Eastern Avenue

Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Washington Blvd and Eastern Avenue, , just before 4.20am on 15 July.

The complainant told the attending officer that he park his 1996 WHITE FORD F250 TRUCK, registration number unknown, as it was recently purchased, and went into a nearby bar and when he returned he could not find the vehicle.

A picture of a similar vehicle is attached.

Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681.


Travel guide highlights Cayman Islands

Camana Bay, pictured, gets a prominent mention in Travel + Leisure magazine’s latest online guide for Caribbean islands, which directs visitors to a variety of sights and attractions in the Cayman Islands.

Describing Cayman as being ideal for ‘beach bums, divers, families, food snobs, golfers and value,’ the guide highlights Stingray City and Seven Mile Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and Le Soleil d’Or resort on Cayman Brac.

It also advises vacationers, ‘No matter where you stay, don’t miss Grand Cayman’s Camana Bay.’

For more: https://travelwirenews.com/travel-guide-highlights-cayman-islands-267846/


Cayman-based investment fund files for Chapter 15 protection in New York

By Benjamin Clarke From Global Restructuring Review

IMAGE: George Town, Cayman Islands iStock.com/rmanera

The liquidators of a investment fund have filed for Chapter 15 protection in New York, saying that the company has “several business ties, discovery targets, and potential assets” in the district.

For more: http://globalrestructuringreview.com/article/1144615/cayman-based-investment-fund-files-for-chapter-15-protection-in-new-york


CARIBBEAN-AVIATION- CAL says emergency landing at Hewanorra International was “quite routine”

From Antigua Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul. 15, CMC – The head of Corporate Communications at Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says the emergency landing of an aircraft at St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International airport last weekend was “quite routine”

According to Dionne Ligoure, the emergency landing on Sunday afternoon was made after a warning light came on in the cockpit of the plane and not due to an engine fire as had been reported.

In response to a suggestion that it was a common thing for warning lights to come on in the cockpits of the ATR aircraft, Ligoure said it was the first time such an incident had happened with this particular plane but admitted that there had been such incidents with other ATR aircraft.

It was initially reported that the pilot of the ATR aircraft had informed airport officials of an engine fire shortly after 3:00 pm (local time) last Sunday.

The plane landed safely and was met by emergency services and there were no reported injuries among the 68 passengers aboard.

Ligoure said the cockpit crew and flight attendants followed all the proper steps and displayed professionalism in keeping the passengers calm.

Concerning the use of the aircraft in the aftermath of the incident, Ligoure said the airline business is a highly regulated one and that “independent bodies” have to inspect the aircraft after an incident.

She said the aircraft cannot return to service without “particular and rigorous” inspections being made and the affected aircraft remained on the ground so that those inspections could take place

The aircraft returned to Trinidad and Tobago on Friday after inspections were completed.

However, she could not say when the aircraft will return to service since further inspections have to be done. Caribbean Airlines has five ATRs in service.

For more: http://antiguaobserver.com/caribbean-aviation-cal-says-emergency-landing-at-hewanorra-international-was-quite-routine/


Cayman Islands course on mould assessment remediation & control

Cayman Islands Stolen Vehicles Still Outstanding for the Month of June, 2017


In the month of June there were thirteen incidents of stolen vehicles, all within the district of George Town.

Eight of these vehicles have been recovered, and five (5) are still outstanding, as per the below:

  1. Light Green Hyundai,  Reg. #113 161, last seen on Windsor Hill Crescent on 6 June;
  2. 1998 Grey Honda Civic, Reg. #126 060, last seen on Selkirk Drive on 15 June;
  3. Black Hatchback Honda Civic, Reg. # 105 279, last seen on Dorcy Drive on 16 June;
  4. 2007 Blue BMW, Reg. # 134 163, last seen roadside in Red Bay on 20 June;
  5. White Honda Civic Ferio, Reg. #161 406, last seen on Walkers Road on 22 June.

Police recommend that car owners take extra precautions when securing their vehicles.  Aside from always locking doors and closing windows, owners may wish to consider purchasing anti-theft devices or an alarm.

Any suspicious activity seen around vehicles, especially at night, should be reported to police at 949-4222.


Cayman Islands produce video instructions for driving in the new 3 lane roundabout

The Cayman Roads Authority just released this video in advance of the opening of the new roundabout near Camana Bay. Viewing the video will help visitors (and locals) understand how to navigate the new 3 lane Esterly Tibbets roundabout.



Cayman Islands: Public swim area warning signs

Swim Area Warning signs have been installed at Governor’s Beach and SMB Public Beach in an effort to ensure the safety of those swimming in the designated swim areas.

From Cayman Port Authority


Cayman Writers’ Circle

Hello Fellow Writers,

We are resurrecting Cayman Writers’ Circle! You are invited to attend every Monday from 6.30-8.00pm.

To make it accessible to everyone, we will meet at alternating locations – 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at St Alban’s Church Hall, 461 Shedden Road, in George Town, and 2nd and 4th Mondays at Sea Orchard Retreat in West Bay.

The first meeting will be on Monday 22nd May at Sea Orchard Retreat, 375 Conch Point Rd, West Bay (follow signs to Papagallo if you can’t see the Sea Orchard signs).

Bring your ideas and your friends! Please pass this on to everyone you know. Hoping to see you on the 22nd! Cayman Writers’ Circle Facilitators




NAU Closure

The Needs Assessment Unit will be closed for a one-day staff training session on Friday (21 Jul)



Yard Sale Fundraiser

Webster Memorial United Fund Raising Group will be having a yard sale on Saturday (22 Jul) from t 6:30 am to 11:00 am at 3891 Shamrock Road Near to Stone Crest Plaza

Family Fun Day

You’re invited a Family Fun Day hosted by The Williams Pouchie Memorial United Church on Saturday (22 Jul) from 1 to 4pm.



Jesus is the Answer Gospel Meeting

The West Bay Church of Christ presents Jesus is the Answer Gospel Meeting Sunday — Friday (23 — 28 Jul) with weeknight services at 730pm and Sunday service at 7 o’clock.




The 9th Annual Basketball Camp runs 24 — 28 Jul at the Arts & Rec Center in Camana Bay. To register, call 345.640.4000 or email camps@camanabay.com.

Immerse Marine Life Summer Camp

The National Museum presents the Immerse Marine Life Summer Camp for children between the ages of 12 – 14 Monday — Friday (24 — 28 Jul) from 8am to 430pm.

Grand Court Jurors

All Grand Court Jurors in the current session must report on Monday (24 Jul) at 945am.



Moonlight and Movies: Mamma Mia!

You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (25 Jul) at Camana Bay featuring the film Mamma Mia!



Dealing with Difficult Customers

The Chamber of Commerce presents Dealing with Difficult Customers on Thursday (27 Jul) from 9am to 1pm at their office in Governor’s Square.  Register online at caymanchamber.ky.



Cayman bRUNch 5 & 10K Run/Walk

Cayman bRUNch 5 & 10K Run/Walk is Sunday (30 Jul) at 7am starting at Seven Mile Public Beach.  Log on to caymanactive.com to register.



Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church invites children between 4 and 12 years old to their Vacation Bible School Monday — Friday (31 Jul — 4 Aug) from 9am to 12pm.

Summer Arts Camp

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is hosting a Summer Arts Camp from 9am to 3pm at the Harquail Theater Monday — Friday (31 Jul — 4 Aug).  Email cncf@artscayman.org to register.


Moonlight and Movies: Sing

You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (1 Aug) at Camana Bay featuring the film Sing.


Youth Week 2017: Repent or Perish

The All Nations United Pentecostal Church presents Youth Week 2017: Repent or Perish Sunday — Friday (6 — 11 Aug) at 730 pm nightly.  There will be Sunday Service at 10am followed by a motorcade at 3pm.  There will be a special day session on Wednesday (9 Aug) from 930am to 2pm.


Immigration: Permanent Residency

 The Chamber of Commerce presents Immigration: Permanent Residency on Tuesday (8 Aug) from 9am to 11am  at their office in Governor’s Square.  Register online at caymanchamber.ky.

Moonlight and Movies: Peter Pan

You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (8 Aug) at Camana Bay featuring the film Peter Pan.


Moonlight and Movies: A Dog’s Purpose

 You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (15 Aug) at Camana Bay featuring the film A Dog’s Purpose.


Moonlight and Movies: Trolls

You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (22 Aug) at Camana Bay featuring the film Trolls


Moonlight and Movies: Thor

You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (29 Aug) at Camana Bay featuring the film Thor.

Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme

The Family Resource Centre is holding a Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme workshop in Cayman Brac (29 – 31 Aug). For further information, call the Family Resource Centre at 949-0006 or email frc@gov.ky to register.



Trade Contractors

The deadline for Trade Contractors to register with the Builder’s Board is Thursday (31 Aug).

July Events at Camana Bay

Say “Hello Summer” with fun regulars like our Moonlight & Movies series and Summer Splash Saturdays at Camana Bay, the place to be this summer. Light it up by the Bay with fireworks; sign up for one of the many and varied summer camps and have happy, interested and active kids or for young budding chefs perhaps a Flick-Nic evening? Improve your Thursday-night fun and try your feet at Hello Dance! with weekly dance lessons or whip up creations in the kitchen with a series of cooking classes and if you just want to chill, come sit and relax with some wine tastings. Whatever you choose, Camana Bay’s the place to be to get that summer smile.

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Moonlight & Movies Summer Series
Every Tuesday July through August
Gardenia Court or The Crescent

Budding Chef Cooking Class: Flick-Nics
Tuesday 4 July, 11 July, 18 July, 1 August, 8 August
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

7th Annual Multi-Sport Camp
4-7 July (Week 1), 10-14 July (Week 2) and 17-21 July (Week 3)
Camana Bay Sports Complex

Weekly 4-28 July
Cayman Music School

Hello Dance! Weekly Dance Lessons
Thursdays 6-27 July
Space next to Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Summer Splash Saturdays
Saturdays 8 July, 22 July, 29 July, and all August Saturdays
The Crescent

Regal Cinemas’ Kids Club
Every other Saturday 8 July to 19 August
Regal Cinemas

Shutterbugs Summer Camp
Mondays 10 July – 14 August (Ages 8-11) and Fridays 14 July – 18 August (Ages 11-16)
Picture This Studios

Budding Chef Summer Culinary Camp


Cookin ‘n’ Tings Cooking Class
Wednesday 19 July (Part 1) and
Thursday 20 July (Part 2)
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

9th Annual Basketball Camp
Monday 24 – Friday 28 July
8:30am-12pm (Ages 7-12) and 12:30pm-4pm (Ages 12-17)
The Arts & Recreation Centre

Mamma Mia! Tasting Experience
Tuesday 25 July
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

The Sweet Life Cooking Class
Saturday 30 July
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

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