September 19, 2018

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Cayman Islands Police Request Public Assistance to Locate Man reported Missing, 11 January

From RCIPS

Late Wednesday evening, 10 January, Police learned of a man who has not been seen by relatives for some time and are now seeking public assistance to locate the man.

39 year old Edward Hendricks Hyde, of West Bay, was last seen by a work colleague on Friday, 29 December, 2017.

He is described as medium built, about 5’ 8” in height, mixed race of light complexion.

The Police are conducting ongoing enquiries in an effort to locate Mr. Hyde.

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.

 

Are tech devices causing more to suffer back pain?

From prnews2.com

Our spine is the “highway to the body” and one of the most important parts of our body. We’ve all experienced back problems from time to time, about 65 million Americans have had or are dealing with lower back pain or strain in the neck. In fact, problems from back pain are among the most common physical complaints of American adults and are a leading cause of lost job time — never mind the time and money spent in search of relief. What are some of the reasons for back pain? Is it due to bad habits from poor posture? Overexertion? Are we sitting or sleeping incorrectly? Is our use of technology devices the cause? Could it be no reason at all?

Dr. Alfred O. Bonati, who has revolutionized the field of spine surgery and has created, patented and perfected minimally invasive laser spine surgery called The Bonati Spine Procedures, has successfully treated over 94% of his patients with complete satisfaction, has full knowledge of treating back and spine pain injuries brand new again and helping them restart their life.

 

American National Wanted in the USA, Arrested in Cayman

Today, 10 January, shortly before 1:30PM, RCIPS officers executed a provisional warrant at an address in Prospect on an American national, aged 29, visiting the Cayman Islands. The American is wanted in Florida in relation to a double murder that took place in Miami in November.

He will appear before the Summary Court this afternoon.

 

Dutch Caribbean territories fear economic fallout from Venezuelan blockade

From RJR

The Dutch Caribbean territories of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao have asked The Hague to help determine the impact of any economic fallout, based on a threat issued by Venezuela to sever commercial relations.

The request will be delivered to the Dutch Minister for Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops.

The delegation also includes the presidents of the upper and lower houses of the Dutch parliament.

The request was made following Venezuela’s imposition of a 72 hour blockade of air and sea access, aimed at what the administration said was a clampdown on the widespread smuggling of assorted goods.

For more: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/dutch-caribbean-territories-fear-economic-fallout-from-venezuelan-blockade

 

Cayman Islands National Heroes Day 2018

WHO: Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP; Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, JP, Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands; and Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, Minister for Health Environment, Culture and Housing.

WHAT: National Heroes Day 2018 Celebrations (Official Parade and Ceremony), followed by Sports Exhibition in George Town Town Hall with displays from Cayman Islands Sports Associations.

WHEN: Monday, 22 January 2018, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Heroes Square, George Town (in front of the courts building)

PARTICIPANTS: Ministers, parade contingent, honourees, national heroes, guests

 

DLP to Visit Cayman Brac

Representatives from the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) will visit Cayman Brac on Wednesday and Thursday (17-18 January 2018) to assist clients with any issues or disputes.

The DLP officials will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, and will re-open that afternoon from 5 to 7 p.m. to serve clients after work hours.

On Thursday, employers and employees can meet with representatives from 9 a.m. until noon. The Cayman Brac DLP office is located at 256 Creek Road.

Appointments can be made by contacting Gene Hydes, Head of Inspections via email at gene.hydes@gov.ky or by calling 244-4008. Walk-ins are also welcome.

 

Cayman Islands: Honda Civic Stolen in West Bay, 8 January

Just before 7AM yesterday, 8 January, police were informed that a 1999 white Honda Civic, registration number 125-514, was stolen from a residence on Powell Smith Road in West Bay.

The vehicle is white in colour with a black line on both sides of the vehicle and a small scratch on the right side of the trunk. It was secured by the owner around 7pm and was last seen at the location sometime after 9PM on 7th January. (Pictures of the actual vehicle are attached.)

Make: Honda

Model: Civic

Colour: white

Registration: 125-514

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

 

Statement re-Cayman Islands Director Roydell Carter

Statement from Jennifer Ahearn, Chief Officer in the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing:

“Contrary to reports in the media, DEH Director Roydell Carter has not been suspended and there are no funds unaccounted for at DEH. Mr. Carter is currently on leave, and Dr. Paulino Rodriguez is Acting Director in his absence.”

 

Cayman Island Bitcoin Discussion Board Added

From Steemit

Since I couldn’t find one on the internet, here is a little forum for local Caymanians and visitors to discuss Bitcoin:

http://caymanbitcoin.com/forum/

No registration is needed to post.

SOURCE: https://steemit.com/caymanislands/@caymancrypto/cayman-island-bitcoin-discussion-board-added

 

Venezuela orders shutdown of maritime border with 3 islands

Associated Press From FOX News

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the shutdown of all air and maritime traffic with three Caribbean islands for the next 72 hours.

Maduro said Friday evening that he was closing the nation’s maritime border with Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.

In a televised appearance, the president accused island leaders of being complicit in the illegal trafficking of goods and resources.

The islands lie a short distance from Venezuela’s coast and host oil refineries run by Venezuela’s state oil giant and U.S. subsidiary Citgo.

In recent years, Venezuelans fleeing the nation’s economic collapse have tried reaching the islands by boat.

Venezuelan authorities frequently contend the trafficking of goods out of the nation is one of the chief causes of food and medical shortages.

For more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/01/05/venezuela-orders-shutdown-maritime-border-with-3-islands.html

 

Cayman Islands Seafarers Council Nomination General Meeting

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the yearly Council Nomination General Meeting, on Tuesday 16 January at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

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 at 7:00, 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.

 

Late Wednesdays for Cayman Islands DVDL in January

The Department of Vehicles and Drivers Licensing (DVDL) Crewe Road office will remain open longer one day every week in January 2018.

On Wednesdays, the office will open as normal at 8.30 a.m. but close later at 7 p.m.

All other days – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays– the office will operate as usual from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Cayman Islands to Be Developed

One of the Public Library Service goals is to recognise local authors. At this time, published authors are encouraged to submit requested information to the Public Library Service (PLS) by 31 January 2018 in order to be a part of the first-ever Book Registry for the Cayman Islands.

In addition, the PLS is keen to provide the Cayman Islands community with as much information as possible about the author and their significant literary contributions.

To help accomplish their mission, the Public Library Service is partnering with CLM Publishing to compile and publish a registry of all locally authored books. Once completed, this Book Registry will be printed and distributed at various locations throughout the Islands. The intention is for the registry to be updated on a regular basis after the first publication.

Director of the Cayman Islands Public Library Service, Ramona Melody explained, “We are very excited about this project and look forward to getting the new Book Registry completed. However, in order to achieve this goal our first step is to gather as much information as possible about the local authors and the book(s) that they have written and published. We do hope that the local authors in the community will participate and provide us with necessary information for this project.”

For more information on how you can be a part of the local Book Registry and contact details for this project, please visit http://www.cipl.gov.ky. The deadline for submissions is 31, January, 2018.

 

Garbage Collection in

From Department of Environmental Health

Garbage Collection in Grand Cayman

The Department of Environmental Health () garbage collection teams will be working extra hours during the next few days in areas which are overdue for service.

The special operation will begin tomorrow (Thursday, 4 January 2018), with the aim of resuming normal service by the beginning of next week.

Delays have been the result of public holidays during the festive season, and equipment problems.

The planned routes are as follows:

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Spotts, Spotts Newlands and Savannah

· Monday, 8 January 2018

Bodden Town, North Side, East End, West Bay

 

YARA Restaurant Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands: Natural Christmas tree recycling

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) urges all Grand Cayman residents, who purchased natural Christmas trees; to participate in its annual Christmas tree recycling programme. This programme aims to reduce the amount of waste entering by recycling natural Christmas trees into mulch.

DEH urges residents to remove all wires and ornaments from Christmas trees before they are placed into collection bins. The bins will be provided at the following locations until 19 January 2018.

• Ed Bush Stadium, West Bay

• George Town Cricket Field

public drop-off area

• Spotts Dock

• Entrance of Frank Sound Road

• Front of George Dixon Park, East End

Christmas trees will then be removed from the specified locations and shredded. Free mulch will be made available to the public at the George Town Cricket Field on Saturday, 20 January 2018 from around 8 a.m. Mulch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents are invited to come out early and to bring their shovels and bags for the removal of the mulch.

DEH further reminds the public that PET bottles, tin/aluminium cans, paper and cardboard can be deposited at any of its supermarket drop-off sites as part of its on-going recycling programme.

For additional information, please contact DEH’s Solid Waste Unit by telephone on 949-8793 or by email at dehcustomercomplaints@gov.ky.

 

Final Extension for all Cayman Islands Contractors to Register

The Builders Board has again extended, for the final time, the deadline for all local contractors to register with the board. The contractors’ deadline has been moved a full four-months from Thu (30 November 2017) to 31 March 2018.

All contractors will have to register to be able to seek permits or request inspections from the Planning Department after 31 March next year.

This registration requirement is for general and civil contractors, residential and building contractors as well as trade contractors.

For fees and registration forms, contractors should visit www.planning.ky/boards-all/builders-board.

 

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.

 

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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

 

SAT JAN 13

Bargain Store sale

St. George’s Anglican Church will be having its monthly Bargain Store sale this Saturday (13 Jan) from 7a.m.-11a.m.

 

MON JAN 15

Every Step Counts Pedometer Challenge

The Every Step Counts Pedometer Challenge is January 15th through February 4th. Log on to caymanactive.com to register

Prostate and Colon Cancer Awareness Meeting

 The Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s Prostate and Colon Cancer Awareness Meeting is Monday (15 Jan) at John Gray Memorial Church Hall at 7pm.

Cricket Umpire’s Certification Course

The Cayman Islands Cricket Umpires Association will be conducting a Cricket Umpire’s Certification Course commencing 15th January 2018. The purpose of the course is to offer training to those individuals who wish to become certified as cricket umpires and officiate in local cricket leagues under the auspices of Cayman Cricket.
Participants will be introduced to the 42 fundamental laws of the game and the principle of their interpretation and how to apply them. In addition, participants will also be exposed to the rudiments of practical match management, player management and the intricacies of the various playing conditions relating to T20 and other limited over aspects of the game.
It is not a requirement for you to have played competitive cricket before, but having played the game gives you an advantage to understanding the concepts of the laws. For retired players and those considering retirement from playing the game, you are quite familiar with most of the cricket rules. Hence, umpiring is a great way to stay involved in the sport of cricket, while being compensated for your contribution to the game.
The course is free of charge and will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:00pm — 8:30pm at the John Gray High School. Interested males and females are encouraged to call the CICUA General Secretariat at 547-6931 or email careywilliamsuk@gmail.com to register.

 

TUE JAN 16

Cayman Islands Seafarers Council Nomination General Meeting

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the yearly Council Nomination General Meeting, on Tuesday 16 January at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

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 at 7:00, 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.

Council Nomination General Meeting

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association is hosting its yearly Council Nomination General Meeting, on Tuesday (16 Jan) at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall.  Buses will be provided from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm.

 

WED JAN 17

DLP In Brac

 Representatives from the Department of Labour and Pensions will visit Cayman Brac on Wednesday and Thursday (17-18 January 2018) to assist clients with any issues or disputes.  The DLP officials will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, and will re-open that afternoon from 5 to 7 p.m. to serve clients after work hours.  On Thursday, employers and employees can meet with representatives from 9 a.m. until noon. The Cayman Brac DLP office is located at 256 Creek Road.  Appointments can be made by contacting Gene Hydes, Head of Inspections via email at gene.hydes@gov.ky or by calling 244-4008. Walk-ins are also welcome.

If I Can Help Somebody Camp Meeting

You’re invited to the Adventist Church Village Square in Little Cayman for the If I Can Help Somebody Camp Meeting hosted by Word Lives Ministries at 845pm on Wednesday & Thursday (17 & 18 Jan)

 

FRI & SAT JAN 19 & 20

Cocktails and Cabaret–They’re BAACK

6:30PM Happy Hour 7:00 PM Show Tickets $25

Join Melanie Ebanks, Teri Quappe, Rory Mann, Dominic Wheaton and Lani Bothwell as they perform hits from both old and new musicals.  Enjoy this Broadway-style cabaret with a cocktail and support the Zak Quappe Memorial Scholarship Fund.  To date, the Fund has awarded two full scholarships and has supported the George Hicks Flying Club flight camp.

The ensemble is joined by Chuck and Barrie and band for an evening of great songs for a great cause!

For tickets: https://ticket.cds.ky/cocktails-and-cabaret

SAT JAN 20

Cayman Islands High School Reunion

The 40th reunion for the Cayman Islands High School class of 1997 is Saturday (20 Jan) at the George Town Yacht Club.

Young Musician’s Showcase

The Young Musician’s Showcase is at the Harquail Theater from 1 to 5pm on Saturday (20 Jan).

 

MON JAN 20 – SUN JAN 21

Revival Services

You’re invited to Revival Services at the Church of God in West Bay Monday — Saturday (15 — 20 Jan) at 730pm nightly.  There will be an all-day meeting on Sunday (21 Jan) with morning worship at 11am, afternoon worship at 2pm and Evangelistic Service at 5 o’clock.

 

SUN JAN 21

MUZAIC Awards Ceremony

The MUZAIC Awards Ceremony is Sunday (21 Jan) at the Harquail Theater from 7 to 10pm.

Family Fun Day

The Garden Club of Grand Cayman presents a Family Fun Day at the Botanic Park on Sunday (21 Jan) from10am to 3pm.

 

MON JAN 22

Corporate Cup Race/Relay

The Lions Club of Cayman Brac’s annual Corporate Cup Race/Relay is Monday (22 Jan) at the Stake Bay Loop.

National Heroes Day 2018

National Heroes Day 2018 celebrations will take place in Heroes Square, George Town, on Monday, 22 January 2018.

The public should be seated by 8.30 a.m. with the awards ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. promptly.

The ceremony will be followed by a sports exhibition in George Town Town Hall featuring displays from a number of Cayman Islands sports associations. There will also be local food and live entertainment at the family friendly event.

For further information, contact the Protocol Office at telephone 244-3612, or via the email nationalevents@gov.ky.

 

TUE JAN 23

School Closure

Schools will be closed in the Sister Islands on Tuesday (23 Jan) for a professional development day.

 

WED JAN 24

Scott’s Dock Announcement

All users of the Cemetery Pier/ Scott’s Dock area are advised to use an alternative ramp on January 24th to facilitate a cruise ship visit.

 

FRI JAN 26

Burns Supper for Cayman Hospice

Cayman Hospice Care, supported by ICAS is hosting its annual Burns Supper at the Grand Old House on January 26th, 2018.  Call 945-7447 for more information.

 

SUN JAN 28

Fanta-Sea Hatitude

The National Trust is planning to hold its 5th annual Hatitude fundraiser under the theme “Fanta-Sea” on Sunday, January 28th.  Contact the National Trust for more information.

 

TUE JAN 30

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Immigration Board meeting

The Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Immigration Board meeting is Tuesday (30 Jan).

 

WED JAN 31

Overseas Scholarship Applications

The Ministry of Education wishes to inform the general public that it is now receiving applications for overseas scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic year. The application period is open from  15 November 2017 to 31 January 2018.
All those planning to apply for a government scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic year are invited to complete the Overseas Scholarship Application which is located online at www.education.gov.ky.
An information session on the application process will be held at the George Town Public Library on the 21 November 2017 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  Anyone applying for a government scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic year is encouraged to attend.
Contact the Scholarships Secretariat if any additional information is required via email atscholarships@gov.ky or call 345-244-2482.
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