October 23, 2017

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Cayman Islands Seafarers General Meeting Tue Oct 17 2017

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 17 October at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

Special Guests will be the Lions, accompanied by 2 Doctors to speak on Cancer and PSA Testing.

Buses will be provided from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm”.

A Bus route has been added in George Town, leaving the Public library parking area at7:00, stopping at Cayman Compass building and the Airport Fosters.  The bus is marked Bobo $1 Public transport and is blue in colour, there is no charge.

 

Bus Driver Not Employed with Cayman Islands Lighthouse School

From The Cayman Islands Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education seeks to clarify inaccurate reports that have been circulating regarding a “belligerent bus driver”. While the Ministry cannot comment on what Mr. Lockley Morrison is being accused of, it can confirm that he has not been employed at the Lighthouse School since February 2015. Any reports indicating that he is currently employed by the school are inaccurate.

 

Cayman Islands Customs Confirms E-mail Circulating is False

The Customs Department categorically states that the email message given below which is circulating amongst the Cayman Islands public is false. The department reiterates that the email has not emanated from Customs. The matter, designated as SPAM, has been reported to the relevant authorities.

The false email reads:

“The Cayman Islands Customs Commission Announced Yesterday to Banned some Companies and revoke their license due to the Customs (Prohibited Goods) (Amendment) Order, 2016. (Ex93, S2). We advised all companies to check their company status below;” and this is followed by a “Click to Check Status to Verify” button.

The department urges the public not to click any buttons on this spam message.

 

Cayman Islands: Man Charged with Assault, 4 October

Just before 2PM, on Sunday 1 October, police responded to the Cayman Islands Hospital after being informed that there was a patient in the A&E who’d been assaulted.

Police discovered that on the day before 30 September the man was stuck in the face by another man, while they were both at a party in West Bay. As a result, the victim received serious injuries to his face. The victim was “air-ambulanced” on Monday, 2 October, to seek further medical attention.

A 28-year-old-man of West bay was arrested on suspicion of assault GBH and is currently in police custody. He has since been charged with Assault Inflicting GBH, Assault Actual Bodily Harm, Possession of Ganja, Possession of Drug Utilities and Failing to Provide a Specimen. The man appeared in court this afternoon and has been granted court bail.

 

Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018 Confirmed

The list of Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018 is now officially confirmed and released by the Deputy Governor’s Office.

The list is as follows:

New Year’s Day: Monday, 1 January 2018;

National Heroes Day: Monday, 22 January 2018;

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, 14 February 2018;

Good Friday: Friday, 30 March 2018;

Easter Monday: Monday, 2 April 2018;

Discovery Day: Monday, 21 May 2018;

Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 11 June 2018;

Constitution Day: Monday, 2 July 2018;

Remembrance Day: Monday, 12 November 2018;

Christmas: Tuesday, 25 December 2018; and

Boxing Day: Wednesday, 26 December 2018.

 

Royal Caribbean cruise ship receiving multi-million dollar makeover

By Ben Souza From Cruise Fever

Royal Caribbean has announced that they will be adding new features to Independence of the Seas that will make the cruise ship even more extraordinary than she already is.

Three months ago, the cruise line announced that Independence of the Seas would be receiving water slides, an escape room, a trampoline zone, and laser tag when the ship goes into dry dock in 2018. Now, Royal Caribbean announced even more features that will be added to the ship as part of a multi-million dollar makeover.

Independence of the Seas will boast lots of new and exciting activities like the interactive aqua park Splashaway Bay, which will be bigger and better than ever before and feature waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools and the child-favourite drench bucket.

Extending the speciality dining options onboard, Izumi, the exotic Asian-inspired dining experience, will be introduced to Independence of the Seas, giving guests the chance to enjoy fresh sushi and experience skilled hibachi chefs cooking tableside on Teppanyaki grills.

Breathtakingly beautiful new lounges and Panoramic Ocean View staterooms will add an extra bit of extraordinary to Independence of the Seas. With stunning wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling views, guests can soak up the feeling of standing on the bridge of the ship and watching the sunset over the coastline, all from the privacy of their own stateroom.

Sailing from Southampton after her incredible makeover in summer 2018, Independence of the Seas will have an all-improved ice rink, as well as a revamped theatre ready to wow with the much-loved Broadway show, Grease.

For more: https://cruisefever.net/royal-caribbean-cruise-ship-receiving-multi-million-dollar-makeover/

 

CMI Is Now Caribbean Maritime University

From Jamaica Gleaner

IMAGE: Prime Minister Andrew Holness addresses the audience at the charter ceremony of the Caribbean Maritime University on September 28, 2017.

On September 28, the Caribbean Maritime Institute hosted its charter day ceremony at the National Arena. The festivities, which took place on World Maritime Day, included the installation of the university’s chancellor, Professor Fritz Pinnock, as well as its president and deputy president. There was also the awarding of two honorary doctoral degrees.

The ceremony was well attended by leaders of civic society, as well as members of the shipping community. Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave the keynote address.

For more: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/shipping/20171003/cmi-now-caribbean-maritime-university

 

Hard knocks: Some insurance companies in the Caribbean may not have enough reinsurance coverage

By MARIA BRADSHAW, From Nation News

Some insurance companies in the Caribbean may not have enough reinsurance coverage to deal with the massive losses created by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to an industry source.

Twenty-one Caribbean countries were slammed by the two systems which made landfall on September 6 and September 18, respectively, with some countries being hit twice.

International agencies estimate insured losses could be between US$20 billion and $50 billion, a figure which, according to the expert who requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issue, could rattle the industry.

International Rating Agency A.M. Best noted Hurricane Maria would test the financial strength of the Caribbean insurance industry and could place some companies at risk. (MB)

For more: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/100969/hard-knocks

Earthquake rattles several Caribbean islands

From RJR News

Several Caribbean countries were on Monday morning rattled by a 4.1 magnitude earthquake.

The tremor, which occurred shortly after 8 o’clock, was felt in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Grenada.

There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Caribbean countries have in recent months been shaken by several earthquakes.

Experts from the Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine have warned the region to be prepared for a major quake.

For more: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/earthquake-rattles-several-caribbean-islands

 

Cayman Islands Update: Man Found Deceased near Eden Rock, 20 September

Police can now confirm that foul play is not suspected in the matter of Mr. Melito Fernandez. The incident is still under police investigation as a sudden (untimely) death.

 

Cayman Islands Stock Exchange appoint ex minister as chief executive officer

Former award-winning finance minister Marco Archer has been appointed chief executive officer at the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. He takes over from Valia Theodoraki, who has moved to the UK as vice president of marketing for the local exchange in London.

Archer was shockingly beaten at the last election by former TV reporter and Dr Tomlinson’s sponsored candidate Kenneth Bryan.

 

 

Cayman Islands Pirates Week food handlers training 2017

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) advises the public that it will be conducting two basic Food Handlers’ Certification Courses for Pirates Week food vendors on Wednesday, 25 October and Thursday, 26 October 2017. Each course will commence at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Sessions will be held at the DEH Conference Room which is located at the Cayman Islands Environmental Centre, 580 North Sound Road, Grand Cayman.

The DEH urges all food handlers needing to update their certification before Pirates Week to register early for one of these courses as there is limited space available. The cost of registration for each course is $15 per person and includes the cost of materials.

At the end of the course, food handlers will be certified in safe food handling and be able to prevent the spread of food-borne illness and disease. Certification is valid for three years.

To register, please visit the DEH main office or call 949-6696 or send an email to dehcustomerservice@gov.ky

 

Former Cayman Islands Chief Immigration Officer retires

From The Cayman Islands Government

Following the placing of Ms. Linda Evans on Required Leave from the Post of Chief Immigration Officer, it is confirmed that Ms. Evans has chosen to retire from the Civil Service with effect from 30th September 2017.

There have been no findings of misconduct against Ms. Evans and she is retiring with a good record and thanks are extended to her for her years of service.

 

Cayman Islands Foster Care Information Booth

If you are interested in foster care parenting and want to know more about what it requires, visit the Department of Children and Family Services’ Foster Care Information Booth at the following locations:

▪Saturday, 30th September – Foster’s Food Fair (Airport), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

▪Saturday, 7th October – Foster’s Food Fair (Strand), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

▪Saturday, 28th October – Kirk Market, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Cayman Islands Football Association offers referee beginners course in October

The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) is to host a referee beginners course staring on October 8.

The week-long course will be held at the George Town Primary School, with a Tuesday evening practical to be held at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

The course is aimed exposing to the intricacies of the laws of the game, including the offside rule, fouls and misconduct, match management, referee techniques, report writing and fitness techniques.

The course, which is free of charge, is open to both men and women between the ages of 18-33.

Interested application are encouraged to visit the CIFA at: www.caymanfootball.ky/

 

Cayman Islands: Rotary Christmas Events 2017

It may only be late September, but it is never too early to start planning for the upcoming Christmas Season.

Christmas Events organized by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman:

– Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 4th

– Annual Christmas Giving Family Fun Day, Date to be confirmed

– Annual Boxing Day Christmas Luncheon for Senior Citizens, December 26th

Cayman Islands: Older Persons Month Calendar 2017

The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors. As well as a church service to official open Older Persons Month celebrations honouring the contribution of older people throughout society will include island bus tours, a theatre night, a seniors gala and museum trip.

▪ Sunday, 1 October – Church Service, Agape Family Worship Centre, 10 a.m.

▪ Tuesday, 3 October – Int. Month Older Persons Launch, Family Life Centre, 10 a.m.

▪ Friday, 6 October – Little Cayman Social, National Trust Building, 11 a.m.

▪ Monday, 9 October – Island Tour, Cayman Brac, 9 a.m.

▪ Thursday, 12 October – A Night with the Stars Powered by CUC, Cayman Islands National Museum, 4 p.m.

▪Friday, 13 October – Bingo Nite (free), Cayman Brac, Aston Rutty Civic Centre, 6 – 9 p.m.

▪Tuesday, 17 October – Island Tour, Cayman Brac, 9 a.m.

▪Wednesday, 18 October – The Big Stage, Harquail Theatre, 6.30 p.m.

▪Thursday, 19 October – Tea Party, Pines Retirement Home, 2 – 4 p.m. *(RSVP)

▪Saturday, 21 October – Circle of Love Brunch, George Town Yacht Club, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. *(RSVP)

▪Tuesday, 24 October – Eastern District Day, Clifton Hunter High School, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

▪Saturday, 28 October – Seniors Gala, The Westin, 6.30 p.m. *(RSVP)

▪Tuesday, 31 October – Cayman Brac Social, Aston Rutty Civic Centre, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To RSVP please call Vanda Powery 916-7902.

 

Cayman Business Excellence Awards

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, working in partnership with Digicel, are proud to introduce the Business Excellence Awards – where we will be honouring some of our brilliant local businesses.

Date:

October 14

Website:

https://www.businessexcellenceawards.ky/

Venue

Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Seven Mile Beach

Grand Cayman, KY1-1209 Cayman Islands

Phone:

+1 345-943-9000

Website:

https://www.businessexcellenceawards.ky/

 

Hurricane Irma Appeal launched by Cayman Islands Red Cross

The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) is launching its Hurricane Irma appeal in light of the devastation suffered by the Eastern Caribbean islands as the storm continues to wreak havoc throughout the region.

“We really don’t know the extent of the damage as full assessments haven’t been conducted yet, but based on what we have seen and heard Irma has been catastrophic for several nations,” explains CIRC Director Jondo Obi.  “The Anguilla Red Cross has lost its headquarters, and as has now been widely reported the island of Barbuda has basically been declared uninhabitable,” she continues.

“We are still working on establishing contact with our counterparts throughout the region, and those with whom we have reached have stated that they are physically well but emotionally devastated,” adds Mrs. Obi.

The CIRC’s Irma appeal is strictly for monetary donations, and the organisation urges residents *not* to make arrangements to send supplies to the affected areas.

“The arrival of unsolicited donations into a disaster zone is at times referred to as the second disaster,” explains Deputy Director Carolina Ferreira.  “The items that most people would like to donate, like clothing, shoes, household items and toys, are not a priority in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe, and when they arrive into affected areas they create numerous problems for workers on the ground,”  she explains.

Unsolicited donations are not only difficult and costly to send, but in areas where major ports have been affected and alternative locations are being utilised they become difficult for organisations to access and collect, if they are even made aware of their existence at all.  Furthermore clearing and collecting such goods means diverting personnel and equipment away from more  pressing tasks, like damage assessments.  There is also the issue of sorting and storage, as such widespread devastation means that many buildings have been affected and there is a shortage of space. Lastly, often times the affected population is not in a position to be able to receive these goods at the time when they are sent.

“The Cayman Islands Red Cross is a branch of the British Red Cross, and the funds we collect here go directly to the most affected areas as part of the larger appeal by the British Red Cross and the International Federation,” adds Keith Ford, Disaster Manager for the organisation. “The people of these Eastern Caribbean islands are already going to need a lot of help, but the truth is that Jose is following closely behind a similar path and set to turn into a major hurricane itself. We must help.”

Persons wishing to donate to the Cayman Islands Red Cross Hurricane Irma Caribbean Appeal can do so via direct deposit to Bank of Butterfield Account 1360350540060 or at our Cayman Corporate Centre office on 27 Hospital Road, 1st Floor. For more information, contact 916-3345 ordirector@redcross.org.ky.

 

Walkers to Sponsor STEP Cayman Forum: A Global Perspective 2017

Walkers is to sponsor STEP Cayman Forum: A Global Perspective on 7 November 2017 in London.

This event follows on from the success of the 2014 New York event and the initial promotional event in London in 2011. The purpose of the presentation and networking reception is to promote and develop the Cayman Islands’ wealth management industry and to discuss openly the issues surrounding trusts and wealth management from a global perspective, particularly looking at Cayman’s sophistication in this area, its transparent regulatory infrastructure and the role of Cayman trust’s in the global economy.

 

Cayman Islands’ Green Iguana Cull extended

The Department of Environment wishes to announce that this year’s green iguana cull is to be extended until the end of November 2017.

Although contracts to cullers were issued with a provisional end date of 31 August 2017, availability of funds is sufficient to allow current culling contractors to continue until the end of November. Terms of contracts and payment rates will remain unchanged.

Culling contractors and other interested parties are asked to carefully note the following deadlines and arrangements:

1. No new contractors will be signed up after 5 p.m. on 31 August, 2017.

2. The green iguana raffle will close on 31 August 2017. Participants will be invited to attend the closing draw.

3. No contractor reports of culled iguanas will be accepted for payment after 5 p.m. on 30 November, 2017.

 

Cayman Islands Elections Office Open Monday to Friday

The issuing of Voter ID Card’s and Registration to become a voter are part of an ongoing process at the Elections Office even after elections.

If you wish to collect your Voter ID Card or you are eligible and wish to register to become a voter, please visit the Elections Office at 150 Smith Road Centre, 2nd floor, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

 

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.

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

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

 

THU OCT 5

WB District Breast Cancer Awareness

 The Lions Club of encourages you to visit the District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings and the .  Ask questions about Breast Cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
All awareness meetings being at 7.30 p.m and all health clinics from 10 am to noon.
October 5th — West Bay- United Church Hall — Dr Michelle Mon Desir will be the speaker

Dominican Expats Meeting

There will be an URGENT  meeting for all Dominican Expats in the Cayman Islands today (Thursday 5th October) at the George Town Church of Christ building, on 43 Anthony Dr, at 5:30pmThe purpose of the meeting is to discuss some pertinent issues in connection with Dominica’s present state and our families on the island. Please RSVP at 917-1809 no later than 3pm today.”

 

FRI, SAT & SUN OCT 6, 7. & 8

Cayman Brac Autumn Festival 2017 is on October, Fri, Sat & Sun, 6, 7, & 8.

The organisers are also sending a request to poets/artist who would like to be included in the line up for the upcoming 3rdAnnual Brac Autumn Festival.

The following link will direct you to the registration form:https://form.jotform.co/72625244818864  and attached is a flyer with info on all events.

We hope you will join us and please feel free to forward to others!

Please direct any questions to bracautumnfestival@gmail.com (cc’d)

FRI OCT 6

Older Persons Month Little Cayman Social

 The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪ Friday, 6 October — Little Cayman Social, National Trust Building, 11 a.m.

 

SAT OCT 7

5K & 10K Memorial Walk/Run

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens presents the 5K & 10K Memorial Walk/Run at Kaibo Restaurant Beach Bar on Saturday (7 Oct) at 6am. Register online at caymanactive.com.

WB CERT Meeting

West Bay Community Emergency Response Team (WB CERT) will be doing a roadside clean-up on Saturday 7th October 2017 at 6:00am in the vicinity of the West Bay Cemetery & Fire Station
Members of the Community are invited to assist with this WB Beautification Project. For information please call 929 9932

Women’s Ministries Women for Jesus Rally

October 1st marks the start of the one-week Women’s Ministries Women for Jesus Rally with Pastor Shion O’Connor. This life-changing series of presentations, themed It’s My Turn Now, will be held at the George Town Church from Sunday to Sabbath, Oct. 1 to 7. Services are scheduled from 7 to 8:30 nightly. Sabbath service will be held at 11:00 am. Visitors are encouraged to join us or to watch or listen to live broadcasts on Cayman Adventist TV or Praise 87.9. Gifts of appreciation will be given to guests and to all church members bringing non-Adventist guest. Men are welcome.
Enjoy light supper and prayer sessions
Come early and be blessed with prayer sessions conducted daily by Ms  international prayer warrior Yvette Willis between 6 and 7 pm. For the convenience of persons coming from work and others, a light supper will be provided at 6 pm.

Lions Club of Tropical Gardens-October Breast Cancer Awareness month events

In October the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens will be hosting a series of events for ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month. .

Two 5k/10k walk/runs are taking place:

– Saturday 7th October, Kaibo restaurant beach bar at 6.00 a.m

-Sunday 15th October, West Bay Road, public beach at 6.00 a.m

You can register online at www.caymanactive.com or at the LCTG pink shop, Elizabethan Square, starting September 25th, Mon-Fri from 10 a.m-4 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m-3 p.m.

We have medals for the largest company team!

In addition we have the following events:

– Health clinic awareness meetings with free mammogram vouchers available (please see the attached calender for your districts clinic date)

– Dress down pink day, Friday 27th October ( our pink shop has lots of items that can be worn).

For more information visit: www.lctgbreastcancerawareness.com

Youth to Youth Meeting

There will be a Youth to Youth meeting at the Cayman Brac Youth Development Centre on Saturday (7 Oct) from 6 to 9pm.

CUC 800m Sea Swim and Under 13’s 400m

 The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association and CUC present the 29th Annual CUC 800M Sea Swim. Saturday 7th October 2017.
There will also be a 400m Sea Swim for ages 12 and under. This will follow the main 800m event which is open to all age groups.
WHERE: Start & Finish at Governor’s Beach
TIME: Race starts 4pm.
REGISTRATION: Governor’s Beach from 3pm to 3:45pm. Check the event timeline for registration forms. Print, complete and bring along on the day.
CUT-OFF TIME: 40 Minutes from Race Start
COURSE: 800m Loop — Start and Finish at Governor’s Beach

Foster Care Information Booth

 If you are interested in foster care parenting and want to know more about what it requires, visit the Department of Children and Family Services’ Foster Care Information Booth at the following location
▪Saturday, 7th October – Foster’s Food Fair (Strand), 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
▪Saturday, 28th October — Kirk Market, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.

 

SUN OCT 8

Cayman bRUNch

 Join Cayman bRUNchers for their 9th social and non-competitive 5K and 10K. Choose your distance and your pace!
Finish and enjoy an awesome breakfast with coffee or juice at the restaurant as you catch up with friends, family and fellow runners. After breakfast expenses, proceeds always benefit a local charity or community cause.
The next bRUNch will be on Sunday 8th October at South West Collective Restaurant, Upstairs George Town.
6:30am Check in.
7:00am start.
Breakfast with coffee (Gratuities included)
Random raffle prize drawings.
This bRUNch will be raising funds in support of Cayman’s Acts of Random Kindness – ARK.
CI$25 registration at www.caymanactive.com/registrations
For more details about this social and non-competitive run, visit www.CaymanbRUNch.com

 

MON OCT 9

Older Persons Month Church Service Island Tour, Cayman Brac

The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪ Monday, 9 October — Island Tour, Cayman Brac, 9 a.m.

Savannah District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens encourages you to visit the District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings and the District Health Clinics.  Ask questions about Breast Cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
All awareness meetings being at 7.30 p.m and all health clinics from 10 am to noon.
October 9th- Savannah- United Church Hall — Dr Robinson, from Doctor’s Hospital will be the speaker

 

TUE OCT 10

CB & LC Immigration Board Meeting

 The CB & LC Immigration Board Meeting is Tuesday (10 Oct).

 

THU OCT 12

Older Person’s Month A Night with the Stars

 The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪ Thursday, 12 October — A Night with the Stars Powered by CUC, Cayman Islands National Museum, 4 p.m.

BT District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens encourages you to visit the District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings and the District Health Clinics.  Ask questions about Breast Cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
All awareness meetings being at 7.30 p.m and all health clinics from 10 am to noon.
October 12th- Bodden Town- United Church Hall — A Dr from Health City will be the speaker

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

There will be a Community Thatch Plaiting Class on Thursday (12 Oct) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House in Cayman Brac. The cost is $5.

Clifton Hunter High School PTA Meeting

The Clifton Hunter High School PTA invites all parents and guardians to the 2017/18 Annual General Meeting on Thursday (12 Oct) at 630pm in the Assembly Hall.  The guest speakers will be your eastern district MLAs.

 

FRI OCT 13

Older Person’s Month Bingo Nite (free), Cayman Brac

 The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪Friday, 13 October — Bingo Nite (free), Cayman Brac, Aston Rutty Civic Centre, 6 — 9 p.m.

Youth to Youth Halloween Party

The Youth to Youth Halloween Party or Die is Friday (13 Oct) from 7pm to 12am at the Youth Development Centre in Cayman Brac.

LSHS Awards Ceremony

 The LSHS Awards Ceremony is Friday (13 Oct) at 1pm in the school Hall in Cayman Brac.

Wycliffe Fellowship Drop-In Social

 The Wycliffe Bible Translators Cayman Team invites you to a “Wycliffe Fellowship Drop-In Social” to fellowship with Caymanian Missionaries Jim and Karla Smith. Come out and hear what God is doing in Asia.  Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5pm-8pm @ the  Church of God Chapel on Walkers Road enter the Faith Hall on your right and follow our WELCOME signs. (Light refreshments will be served)

 

FRI & SAT OCT 13 & 14

World hospice & palliative care day

SAT OCT 14

Business Excellence Awards

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Business Excellence Awards on Saturday (14 Oct) at the Ritz Carlton.

Feed Our Future Annual Island Roast

The Feed Our Future Annual Island Roast on Saturday (14 Oct) at Camana Bay from 6 to 9pm at Camana Bay Beach. Enjoy a beach BBQ where numerous restaurants come together to support the Cayman Islands Feed Our Future programme. Tickets are CI$150 per person.

Save Our Youth Monster Dash

The Save Our Youth Monster Dash is Saturday (14 Oct) at 8am. Wear your favourite mask for this annual Halloween-themed 5K run/walk which is family-friendly. Strollers and kids are welcomed and Halloween costumes are encouraged. All proceeds will benefit the SOY Foundation. Registration fee is CI$15 for kids and $20 for adults
Pilates in Pink
Pilates in Pink is Saturday (14 Oct) from 9am to 12pm at the Arts & Recreation Centre. ENERGY Essential Fitness hosts a fitness class to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Bring a mat and wear pink to join a fun workout where prizes are awarded throughout the class. Registration fee is CI$25 per person.

Youth to Youth Meeting

There will be a Youth to Youth Meeting on Saturday (14 Oct) from 6 to 9pm at the Youth Development Center in Cayman Brac.

The Monster Dash

Save Our Youth (SOY) is hosting their first ever 5K Run/Walk called The Monster Dash:
When: Saturday, October 14th; 6:15-6:30am registration (walkers and runners begin at 7am)
Where: Camana Bay — starting off by the Ogiers/Dart Office Building
How: Event Page: www.caymanactive.com/monsterdash  (students aged 10-18 are CI$15, adults are CI$20, and children under 10 are free)
Costumes (individual or team) are encouraged!  If you have large office sign ups, please contact SOY who can pick up funds if you are not able to use Cayman Active.

 

SUN OCT 15

5K & 10K Memorial Walk/Run

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens presents the Brenda Tibbetts Lund 5K & 10K Memorial Walk/Run at the West Bay Road Public Beach on Sunday (15 Oct) at 6am. Register online at caymanactive.com.

Lions Club of Tropical Gardens-October Breast Cancer Awareness month events

In October the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens will be hosting a series of events for ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month. .

Two 5k/10k walk/runs are taking place:

-Sunday 15th October, West Bay Road, public beach at 6.00 a.m

You can register online at www.caymanactive.com or at the LCTG pink shop, Elizabethan Square, starting September 25th, Mon-Fri from 10 a.m-4 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m-3 p.m.

We have medals for the largest company team!

In addition we have the following events:

– Health clinic awareness meetings with free mammogram vouchers available (please see the attached calender for your districts clinic date)

– Dress down pink day, Friday 27th October ( our pink shop has lots of items that can be worn).

For more information visit: www.lctgbreastcancerawareness.com

 

TUE OCT 17

Older Person’s Month Island Tour, Cayman Brac

 The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪Tuesday, 17 October — Island Tour, Cayman Brac, 9 a.m.

 

WED OCT 18

Older Person’s Month The Big Stage

 The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪Wednesday, 18 October — The Big Stage, Harquail Theatre, 6.30 p.m.

EE District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens encourages you to visit the District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings and the District Health Clinics.  Ask questions about Breast Cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
All awareness meetings being at 7.30 p.m and all health clinics from 10 am to noon.
October 18th- East End- United Church Hall — A Dr from Health City will be the speaker

Wednesday Night Running Club Handicapped 5km Race Series

The Annual Wednesday Night Running Club Handicapped 5km Race Series continues on Wednesday 18th October – 6pm.
All three races will begin and end on Safehaven Drive between West Bay Road and Esterley Tibbets Highway. The 5km route will have a staggered start based on runners pre-allocated start time. Handicaps will be based on times from previous year’s races, times in other island races this year or performance in club runs. Handicap times will be readjusted after each race in the series. Points will be allocated based on runners finishing position in each race, least aggregate points from any two races wins the series.
For more information on WNRC add us on Facebook or email wednesdaynightrunningclub@gmail.com

 

THU OCT 19

Older Person’s Month Tea Party, Pines Retirement Home

 The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪Thursday, 19 October — Tea Party, Pines Retirement Home, 2 — 4 p.m. *(RSVP)

 

FRI OCT 20

NCVO Dress Down Day

The National Council of Voluntary Organizations is hosting a Dress Down Day on Friday (20 Oct). Emailncvo@ncvo.org.ky for more information.

SAT OCT 21

38th Annual NCVO Radio/Telethon

Older Person’s Month Circle of Love Brunch

 The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪Saturday, 21 October — Circle of Love Brunch, George Town Yacht Club, 10 a.m. — 1 p.m. *(RSVP)

Youth to Youth Meeting

There will be a Youth to Youth Meeting on Saturday (21 Oct) from 6 to 9pm at the Youth Development Centre in Cayman Brac.

6th Annual Run2Zero Fundraiser

 The Cayman AIDS Foundation will be hosting its 6th Annual Run2Zero Fundraiser on Saturday October 21st 2017. Come out and support us in this 5k or 10k walk or run.
Starting point Seven Mile Beach West Bay Road.
FREE for Children Under Age 10. CI$25.00 for adult registration. Contact us for group rates for groups of 10 or more.
Online Registration (opens August 26th) at www.caymanactive.com/registrations
The race will start and finish at the entrance of Seven Mile Beach West Bay Road
Late registration will be offered between the hours  4:30 – 5:45  you can also register at the Cayman AIDS Foundation office between the hours of 9-2 Monday to Friday
Race Starts at 6:00am sharp
Cost of registration CI$25.00  adults Kids under 10 free

Cayman Council Women’s Fellowship Gathering

You’re invited to the Cayman Council Women’s Fellowship Gathering on October 21st at Elmslie Memorial United Church under the theme Renewal & Transformation: Disciplineship for L.I.F.E. Registration starts at 9am and the day includes a number of presentations and events.

 

TUE OCT 24

Older Person’s Month Eastern District Day

 The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪Tuesday, 24 October — Eastern District Day, Clifton Hunter High School, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.
WED OCT 25

NS District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens encourages you to visit the District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings and the District Health Clinics.  Ask questions about Breast Cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
All awareness meetings being at 7.30 p.m and all health clinics from 10 am to noon.
October 25th- North Side- United Church Hall — Dr Moses Gallow

Food Handlers’ Certification Courses for Pirates Week food vendors

 The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) advises the public that it will be conducting two basic Food Handlers’ Certification Courses for Pirates Week food vendors on Wednesday, 25 October and Thursday, 26 October 2017. Each course will commence at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Sessions will be held at the DEH Conference Room which is located at the Cayman Islands Environmental Centre, 580 North Sound Road, Grand Cayman.
The DEH urges all food handlers needing to update their certification before Pirates Week to register early for one of these courses as there is limited space available. The cost of registration for each course is $15 per person and includes the cost of materials.
At the end of the course, food handlers will be certified in safe food handling and be able to prevent the spread of food-borne illness and disease. Certification is valid for three years.
To register, please visit the DEH main office or call 949-6696 or send an email to dehcustomerservice@gov.ky
THU OCT 26

GT District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens encourages you to visit the District Breast Cancer Awareness meetings and the District Health Clinics.  Ask questions about Breast Cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
All awareness meetings being at 7.30 p.m and all health clinics from 10 am to noon.
 Community Thatch Plaiting Class

There will be a Community Thatch Plaiting Class on Thursday (26 Oct) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House in Cayman Brac. The cost is $5.

FRI OCT 27

Brac Poetry Reading

 The Brac Poetry Evening is October 27th at 7pm at the Cayman Brac Library.
FRI & SAT OCT 27 & 28
The Island Living Show
The Island Living Show is Friday & Saturday (27 – 28 Oct) from 3 to 8pm on Friday and from 10 to 5pm on Saturday at the Arts & Recreation Center. The Island Living Show is back this year featuring the latest home and garden innovations where exhibitors will showcase their latest offerings and ideas in the home building and remodelling industries. Each exhibitor will offer special discounts and prizes
SAT 28 OCT
OLDER PERSONS MONTH
The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪Saturday, 28 October — Seniors Gala, The Westin, 6.30 p.m. *(RSVP)

Halloween Spooktacular

The Halloween Spooktacular at Camana Bay is Saturday (28 Oct) from 4 to 9pm. Camana Bay will be transformed into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the day! Children of all ages can enjoy trick-or-treating through the houses of Hogwarts, creepy crafts in the Great Hall, an interactive dance-off on the Crescent, followed by a showing of the film that started it all: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, PG).

Little Cayman Spooktacular 5K Fun Run

 The Little Cayman Spooktacular 5K Fun Run is Saturday (28 Oct) at 4pm.  Email littlecaymansports@gmail.com for more information.
Foster Care Information Booth
If you are interested in foster care parenting and want to know more about what it requires, visit the Department of Children and Family Services’ Foster Care Information Booth at the following location
▪Saturday, 28th October — Kirk Market, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.
SUN OCT 29

Day of Beauty Fundraiser

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens is hosting a Day of Beauty at Sameena’s on October 29th from 11am to 5pm to raise funds in the fight against Breast Cancer.

0-10-10 Road Relay and KRys Global 30k Solo Run

 The annual 10-10-10 Road Relay and KRys Global 30k Solo Run.
Sunday October 29th, 6am at Morritts Tortuga, East End.
Bring your family and friends along to support you or to join the East End 5k Fun Run / Walk which takes place the same morning.
Halloween 10-10-10 relay (3 legs of 10k each) – CI$75 per team
KRyS Global 30k solo run (must be over 18) – CI$40
Bag pick-up will be held at Camana Bay on Saturday October 28th from 10am to 3pm.
Offline registration will be available at bag pick-up.
Whilst the Halloween 10-10-10 relay and 30k Solo Run are taking place, the East End 5k is available for those runners who wish to run this distance and for walkers and other recreational runners.

This is an out and back course starting 7am from Morritts Tortuga, East End, and is chip timed. Come have fun and wear fancy dress for this event if you wish!

TUE OCT 31

Older Person’s Month Cayman Brac Social

 The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting Older Persons Month 2017 in October. The month-long observance will feature a host of events of interest to local and resident seniors.
▪Tuesday, 31 October — Cayman Brac Social, Aston Rutty Civic Centre, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.
To RSVP please call Vanda Powery 916-7902.
 Moonlight & Movies
Saturday Oct. 28 through Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Crescent
Enjoy four nights of family-friendly Halloween movies shown outside on our giant blow-up screen on the Crescent.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, PG)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015, PG)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, PG)
Hocus Pocus (1993, PG)

Blurring the Boundaries Between Craft and Art

Blurring the Boundaries Between Craft and Art
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Opens REVIVE! — Celebrating contemporary and traditional craft from the Cayman Islands.
7 October 2017 — 11 January 2018.
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) presents a new exhibition titled, REVIVE! — Celebrating contemporary and traditional craft from the Cayman Islands. The exhibition showcases the best in Caymanian craft and features over 50 artists from all six districts. Works include a diverse range of objects by makers who are using traditional and cutting-edge techniques across diverse practices including: basketry, ceramics, textiles, fibre, paper, glass, metal, and wood craft.

FRI NOV 3

Chamber Golf Classic

 The Chamber Golf Classic is Friday (3 Nov) at the North Sound Golf Club.

OCTOBER EVENTS AT CAMANA BAY

Eclipze 17th Annual Cut-A-Thon

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2-6 p.m., Eclipze Hair Design & Spa

Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa hosts their annual event where volunteers from island-wide beauty salons provide special services at discounted prices. First come, first serve and all proceeds benefit The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens’ Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.

Walk ‘n’ Wag

Sunday, Oct. 1, 5:30-11 a.m., Town Centre

The Cayman Islands Humane Society hosts a 5K walk/run through the Town Centre with dogs that are up for adoption. Registration fee is CI$25 per person.

Shoppers’ Night Out

Thursday, Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m., Town Centre

For one night only, the shops of Camana Bay are marking down prices. Find discounts of up to 75% off on the latest in fashion, beauty, home goods and more! Enjoy music, entertainment and enter our “Shop & Win” contest for the chance to score a CI$500 Camana Bay Gift Card and other fabulous prices.

Pilates in Pink

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., the Arts & Recreation Centre

ENERGY Essential Fitness hosts a fitness class to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Bring a mat and wear pink to join a fun workout where prizes are awarded throughout the class. Registration fee is CI$25 per person.

Save Our Youth Monster Dash

Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m.

Wear your favourite mask for this annual Halloween-themed 5K run/walk which is family-friendly. Strollers and kids are welcomed and Halloween costumes are encouraged. All proceeds will benefit the SOY Foundation. Registration fee is CI$15 for kids and $20 for adults

Feed Our Future Annual Island Roast

Saturday Oct. 14, 6-9p.m., Camana Bay Beach

Enjoy a beach BBQ where numerous restaurants come together to support the Cayman Islands Feed Our Future programme. Tickets are CI$150 per person.

Island Living Show

Friday, Oct. 27, 3-8 p.m. and Saturday 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Arts & Recreation Centre

The Island Living Show is back this year featuring the latest home and garden innovations where exhibitors will showcase their latest offerings and ideas in the home building and remodelling industries. Each exhibitor will offer special discounts and prizes.

Diablo

Saturday Oct. 28, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Abacus

Dress up to scare or impress for a good cause. Abacus and BOB 94.9 FM will be hosting the ultimate Masquerade Ball where there will be a costume competition along with a DJ and food stations. Tickets are available at Abacus for CI$90.

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday Oct. 28, 4-9 p.m., Town Centre

Camana Bay will be transformed into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the day! Children of all ages can enjoy trick-or-treating through the houses of Hogwarts, creepy crafts in the Great Hall, an interactive dance-off on the Crescent, followed by a showing of the film that started it all: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, PG).

Moonlight & Movies

Saturday Oct. 28 through Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Crescent

Enjoy four nights of family-friendly Halloween movies shown outside on our giant blow-up screen on the Crescent.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, PG)

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015, PG)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, PG)

Hocus Pocus (1993, PG)

WEEKLY RITUALS

Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesdays; Imagination Playground 10 a.m.-7 p.m., The Crescent and Camana Bay Story Time 11-11:30 a.m., Regal Cinemas

Children can enjoy splashing in the interactive fountains at Imagination Playground and take part in a live story reading and sing along with exciting new books and beloved children’s songs with Camana Bay Story Time. These events are free and open to the public.

Farmers & Artisans Market

Wednesdays 12-7 p.m., the Paseo
Discover an array of local purveyors offering products and experiences found only in Cayman. Come early for the widest selection of fresh produce and farm goods then browse an eclectic selection of artisanal products and handicrafts.

Open Canvas

Wednesdays 7 p.m., KARoo

Every Wednesday, Open Canvas provides a public venue for local artists to display their talents and work on their latest creations. Art enthusiasts can join the gathering and watch paintings come to life one brushstroke at a time. Painters can contact douglascameron@cib.ky to reserve an easel and must bring their own art supplies. For more details, call 345.946.6633.

The Flavour Tour

Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., West Indies Wine Company

Experience the new format of the Flavour Tour! Whet your appetite with a sommelier-led tasting of two wines at West Indies Wine Company, then experience Camana Bay’s dining scene as your host takes you on a guided adventure through four of the signature restaurants for a tantalising meal. The evening will wrap up with a digestif offering at The King’s Head, a traditional English pub. The cost is US$89 per person all-inclusive. To purchase tickets, visit camanabay.com/flavour-tour.

Toddler Story Time
Thursdays 3 p.m., Books & Books

Toddlers can enjoy a live story reading by Books & Books with a new book each week and there will be plenty of singing and noises and other great ways to get their afternoon wiggles out.

Imagination Playground

Saturdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m., the Crescent

Imagination Playground invites kids to build, dream and explore a new world every week in the Town Centre’s dancing fountains with giant foam blocks in all shapes and sizes. Little ones can recreate familiar objects like animals, rocket ships and more. This event is every Tuesday and Saturday and is free and open to the public.

Story & Craft Time
Saturdays 10:30 a.m., Books & Books

Young readers and their parents can join the storytellers at Books & Books for exciting new tales and crafts that inspire imagination and creativity.

Farm-to-Table and Sea-to-Plate Buffet
Saturdays 6-10 p.m., Abacus

Taste local flavours every Saturday with a specially prepared menu for only CI$35. Whether it be farm-to-table or ocean-to-plate, you can make your own local salad, watch the chef in action at the grill station and listen to live local music and more. For more details, call 345.623.8282.

Sunday BBQ Brunch
Sundays 11 a.m.-3 p.m., KARoo
Savour a tasty selection of fresh off-the-grill favourites with all the traditional BBQ fixings for CI$30 per person. Children 12 and under eat for only CI$12.50. Enjoy 20% off all drinks and “all-you-can-bubble” for CI$19. Coming by boat? Show your boat key and get one bottle of bubbles on the house! For more details, call 345.946.6633.  

Dim Sum Brunch
Sundays 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar
Enjoy an expanded selection of dim sum and more at Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar’s Dim Sum Brunch every Sunday. Indulge in a selection of appetisers, soups and sushi with an array of noodle, rice and main dishes. The bar includes bubbles, house wine, domestic bottles of beer and mixed well drinks. The cost is CI$49 per person all-inclusive and reservations are required at 345.640.0001.

For more details on happenings at Camana Bay, visitcamanabay.com/events.

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