September 19, 2018

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Cayman Islands: Teenager absconds from school, RCIPS requests public assistance in locating her – STILL MISSING

Despite further attempts by officers to locate and return Hayleigh Sciamonte to her home, she has not returned. Police are continuing to request the public’s assistance in locating her.

If she is sighted please call any local police station.

Hayleigh Sciamonte, age 13, absconded from school on Friday, 19 January, and the RCIPS is requesting the public’s assistance in locating her. A picture of Hayleigh is attached.

Hayleigh attended John Gray High School last Friday, but absconded from the school sometime that morning and has not been seen by caregivers since.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these two girls is encouraged to call Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2220. 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.

 

Alteration to Cayman Islands Garbage Collection Schedule

The Department of Environmental Health will provide garbage collection services to all outstanding areas tomorrow (Friday, 26 January 2018). Residents normally scheduled for Friday collection will instead be collected on Saturday (27 January).

Cayman Islands DVDL Offices Closed 30 and 31 January

 The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing advises that all its offices (Breakers, George Town and West Bay) will be closed to the public on Tuesday, 30 and Wednesday, 31 January 2018. The closures are necessary to conduct staff training.

 All offices will re-open on Thursday, 1 February 2018 for normal business hours.

 Additionally, the Crewe Road office will be open on Saturday, 3 February 2018 from9 am to 12 noon for all services, except vehicle inspections and drivers’ examination.

 The management and staff apologise for any inconvenience the closures may cause.

 

Cayman Islands police dog helps recover ganja, man arrested, 24 January

From RCIPS

Wednesday morning, 24 January, officers performed an operation under the Misuse of Drugs Law at an address on King Road, West Bay. Upon arriving at the location, officers observed a man attempting to dispose of an item which was found to contain suspected ganja. An officer and police dog from the K-9 Unit conducted searches of the immediate area and recovered further quantities of suspected ganja in different locations.

The man, aged 38 of West Bay, was arrested on suspicion of Possession and Consumption of Ganja. He is now on police bail.

 

Magnitude 4 earthquake measured in Cayman Islands

A 4.0 earthquake was measured in the Cayman Islands Sunday (21) morning. The United States Geological Survey, which tracks seismic activity, reported the earthquake occurred offshore, 45 miles southeast of East End, at a depth of 4.3 miles

 

 

Cayman Islands: Juvenile charged with burglary

A juvenile male of George Town, who was arrested on Friday, 19 January, has been charged with Burglary in connection with an incident which was reported on 17 January, where several items were taken from a residence off Selkirk Drive, Prospect.

He is appearing in court today, Tuesday 23 January.

 

Cayman Islands ORIA Redevelopment Updates – 23 January 2018

Cayman Islands government will be opening a portion of the new Customs, new Immigration and new Baggage Claim areas at Owen Roberts International Airport tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 January 2018!

This is another exciting milestone for the ORIA Redevelopment and Expansion project, and we look forward to offering a new and improved customer experience as passengers arrive at the airport.

 

Cayman Islands: West Bay Community Meeting Next Wednesday, 31 January

The RCIPS will be holding a community meeting next Wednesday, 31 January, at John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay, in the main hall. The meeting is open to the general public.

The meeting will begin at 6:30pm sharp and continue until 8:30pm.

The Commissioner of Police, Derek Byrne, and West Bay Area Commander, Insp. Lloyd Marriott, along with representatives from DoE, NRA and other government agencies, will lead a discussion with community members about any issues they wish to raise.

The RCIPS looks forward to this meeting with the community and discussion of issues affecting West Bay in particular.

 

Cayman Islands DCI to Close Early Friday, 26 January 2018

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) in , including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the , will close at 12pm on Friday, 26 January 2018 to facilitate staff training.

DCI’s main office will reopen on Monday, 15 January 2018 at 8.30am, and the counter will reopen at9am.

DCI staff apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause. For more information please call 945-0943 or email info@dci.gov.ky.

 

Cayman Islands DVDL Offices Closed Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing advises that all its offices (Breakers, George Town and West Bay) will be closed to the public on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 for the entire day. This closure is necessary to conduct staff training.

All offices will re-open on Wednesday, 31 January 2018.

The management and staff wish to apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause.

 

Cayman Islands Family Resource Centre January/February Parenting Programmes

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is delivering the following free Parenting programmes for families in January and February 2018:

■ Young Parent Services – 13-week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) parenting education programme for young parents and their infants/ toddlers – 8:30 a.m.-1p.m. (for dates please contact the FRC on the email/number below)

■ Family Skills Session – Information session on upcoming FRC Services – Wednesday, 24 January, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

■ Positive Discipline Workshop – six-week Parenting workshop designed to equip parents with positive discipline strategies to help manage children’s behaviours – starting Wednesday, 24 January, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

■ Co-Parenting Programme – 10-week programme for families raising children between two separate households – starting Monday, 29 January, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

’t Hurt – Monthly psychoeducational sessions exploring the dynamics of Domestic Violence, starting Tuesday, 30 January, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

■ Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) – 13-week programme teaching children with behavioural problems, and their parents to make better choices in the moment – starting Thursday, 1 February, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

For further information, or to register for the above programmes, email frc@gov.ky or call the FRC on 949-0006.

 

Cayman Islands NRA to Extend Guardrail in East End

Beginning Tuesday 16 January the National Roads Authority (NRA) will begin work to extend the guardrail on Seaview Road in East End. The work is expected to be completed in two weeks.

Motorist are advised to use caution when driving in this area.

 

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.

 

YARA Restaurant Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman

 

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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

TUE JAN 23

School Closure

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

National Museum’s Speaker Series

You’re invited to the National Museum’s Speaker Series featuring My Bicycle and I: The Journey of a 17 Year Old Cyclist presented by Craig Merren on Tuesday (23 Jan) at 6pm.

Grand Court Juror Notice

Jurors in the current session must now report on Tuesday (23 Jan) at 945am.

 

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.

Positive Discipline Workshop

The Family Resource Centre is delivering a free Positive Discipline Workshop — six-week Parenting workshop designed to equip parents with positive discipline strategies to help manage children’s behaviours — starting Wednesday, 24 January, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

FRC Free Parenting Session

 The Family Resource Centre is delivering a free Family Skills Information session on upcoming F-R-C Services on Wednesday, 24 January, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

 

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.

DCI Closure

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) in Grand Cayman, including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close at 12pm on Friday, 26 January 2018 to facilitate staff training.

 

SAT JAN 27

Business Men’s Breakfast

The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 8:00am, at Lola’s restaurant in Camana Bay. The speaker will be Dr. Corne’ Gouws

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.

 

MON JAN 29

Co-Parenting Programme

The Family Resource Centre is delivering a free Co-Parenting Programme — 10-week programme for families raising children between two separate households — starting Monday, 29 January, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Grand Court Juror Notice

Grand Court Jurors in the current session must now report on Monday (29 Jan) at 945am

 

TUE JAN 30

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Immigration Board meeting

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

DVDL Closure

 The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing advises that all its offices (Breakers, George Town and West Bay) will be closed to the public on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 for the entire day. This closure is necessary to conduct staff training.
All offices will re-open on Wednesday, 31 January 2018.
The management and staff wish to apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause.

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Immigration Board meeting

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

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

The Family Resource Centre is delivering a free Love Shouldn’t Hurt – Monthly psychoeducational sessions exploring the dynamics of Domestic Violence, starting Tuesday, 30 January, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday (16 Jan) the National Roads Authority (NRA) will begin work to extend the guardrail on Seaview Road in East End. The work is expected to be completed in two weeks.

 

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 at scholarships@gov.ky or call 345-244-2482.
THU FEB 1

SNAP Program

The Family Resource Centre is delivering a free Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) – 13-week programme teaching children with behavioural problems, and their parents to make better choices in the moment — starting Thursday, 1 February, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

CAF Classical Mayhem

Cayman Arts Festival presents Classical Mayhem on Thursday (1 Feb) at 7pm at the Marriott Ballroom.

 

FRI FEB 2

PCCC Due in February

The Public Service Pensions Board would like to remind its pensioners that their Annual Pension Continuation Certificates (PCCCs) have been distributed through the mail.  To ensure continuity of benefits, please return your PCCC by FEBRUARY 2nd, 2018 .  If you have not received your PCCC form please feel free to drop by the PSPB office located on the 1st floor of the Government Administration Building to address this matter. If you are a shut-in or have care or control over a pensioner who is unable to be transported to the PSPB office, please call 945-8175 or 244-7104/7123 for special assistance.

 

SAT FEB 3

CAF Andrei Ionita’s Cello Recital

Cayman Arts Festival presents Andrei Ionita’s Cello Recital on Saturday (3 Feb) at the Camana Bay Cinema at 6pm.

Rum Tails

The Third Annual Rum Tails event, in aid of charity group One Dog At A Time, is February 3rd between 1pm and 4pm at Cayman Spirits Company in George Town

 

MON FEB 5

CAF Poetry Night

Cayman Arts Festival presents a poetry night with the Visual Arts Society on Monday (5 Feb) at Pedro Castle at 530pm

 

TUE FEB 6

CAF Rising Stars

Cayman Arts Festival presents Rising Stars on Tuesday (6 Feb) at 6pm at the George Town Public Library.

 

WED FEB 7

CAF at National Gallery

presents a musical concert at the National Gallery on Wednesday (7 Feb) at 5pm.

 

THU FEB 8

CAF Song Recital

Cayman Arts Festival presents a Song Recital on Thursday (8 Feb) at the Westin Hotel Ballroom at 7pm.

 

SAT FEB 10

CAF New York Cabaret Night

Cayman Arts Festival presents a New York Cabaret Night on Saturday (10 Feb) at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom at 7pm.

Cayman Islands Early Childhood Association Meeting

The Cayman Islands Early Childhood Association is hosting its annual general meeting at St. Ignatius School at 9am.

 

SAT FEB 17

Free Health Checks

The Lion’s Club of Tropical Gardens presents free health checks on Saturday (17 Feb) from 11am to 2pm at St. George’s Anglican Church.

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