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Cayman Islands: Witness Appeal: Fatal Accident in North Side, 29 April

From RCIPS

Traffic officers are interested in speaking with anyone who may have witnessed the fatal traffic collision which occurred in North Side on Sunday, 29 April (see previous release), involving a Honda Fit Aria. Officers are particularly interested in speaking with the occupants of a red vehicle (make and model unknown) that may have been overtaken by the Honda Fit Aria at the time of the collision.

These persons, and any other witnesses to the accident, are being asked to please contact the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254 with any information they may have, or to contact traffic investigator PC Devon O’Connor at Devon.O’Connor@rcips.ky.

 

Statement from the Speaker of the Cayman Islands LA

Dr. Hon. W. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP, Hon MSc, MLA

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

Dated this 2nd day of May 2018

I, of course, support unreservedly the Premier’s position.

Over the past three decades in which I have been involved in government, the Cayman Islands has introduced world leading standards of transparency with regard to money laundering and criminal investigation. These exceed standards in effect in the United States and the European Union.

The Cayman Islands has for decades maintained registers of beneficial ownership available to law enforcement and tax authorities, and now has this information available on a central register which is not available to the public. This is entirely consistent with the Cayman Islands Constitution and the Bill of Rights which guarantees every persons private affairs shall be maintained in confidence, save on the enquiry of an agent of the government or a public body established by law.

These new proposals, which I note with astonishment, do not extend to Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, but target, specifically, the legitimate financial services industry of the Cayman Islands.  I assume that the members of Parliament in the United Kingdom were not aware that, unlike the United Kingdom, the Cayman Islands has systems already in place which require the maintaining, by corporate and other professional persons, of substantial information on persons who are directors, officers, shareholders and/or controllers of corporate and investment vehicles. This information is available when there is a justifiable need by law enforcement agencies.

In the event that the matter cannot be sorted out through negotiation, the Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin, and the Cabinet have my full support to determine the legitimacy of the proposals through the legal system as the same appear to be a clear violation of the Cayman Islands Constitution and an individual’s legitimate right to privacy.

The Cayman Islands government is under an obligation to protect its people and, in the light of this suggested and unwarranted intrusion, to consider all its options, which responses I will fully support and urge all Caymanians to support the Premier.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate Cayman Official Launch Ceremony

 

Cayman Islands Wanted Man, Marlon Crowe, arrested

From RCIPS

This morning [Thu] 3 May, RCIPS and Customs officers, in coordination with the Department of Immigration, conducted a joint operation at an address on Frank Sound Road. During the operation, 36-year-old Marlon Crowe, who is wanted on suspicion of entering the country illegally (see below release), was arrested and taken into custody. A second man at the location, age 30 of Bodden Town, was also arrested on suspicion of harbouring a fugitive.

They both remain in custody as investigations continue.

Sent: Monday, April 16, 2018 10:46 AM

Subject: Police Request Public Assistance in Search for Illegal Person

Police Request Public Assistance in Search for Illegal Person

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in their search for a illegal man by the name of Marlon Crowe, age 36, from Jamaica. His picture is attached.

Mr. Crowe was deported from the Cayman Islands in October 2017 and is believed to have returned to the islands illegally. Anyone who sees Mr. Crowe should exercise caution as he could be potentially dangerous. The police should be notified immediately at 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.

 

Despite a speedy recovery, the Caribbean is poised to lose billions of tourism dollars

By Christopher Muther BOSTON GLOBE

Many Caribbean beaches, such as this one in Martinique were untouched by hurricanes in 2017. Still, the Caribbean stands to lose $3 billion over the next four years.

The numbers are sobering.

When hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the Caribbean last fall, the region lost nearly 1 million visitors and an estimated $900 million in tourism-related spending. But as bad as those figures appear, the worst is yet to come.

As hotels, restaurants, resorts, and island infrastructures are restored, the Caribbean could see losses totaling more than $3 billion during the next four years until visitor rates climb back to 2016 levels, according to research presented at the World Travel & Tourism Council conference in Buenos Aires. The economic analysis is one of the most complete since the storms devastated many of the islands.

IMAGE: Many Caribbean beaches, such as this one in Martinique were untouched by hurricanes in 2017. Still, the Caribbean stands to lose $3 billion over the next four years.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER/GLOBE STAFF

For more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2018/05/01/despite-speedy-recovery-caribbean-poised-lose-billions-tourism-dollars/CfG7gs0k5zFmNllHrpKEYO/story.html

 

Intertrust shortlisted for Independent Trust/Fiduciary Company in Asia

From Intertrust

Intertrust has been shortlisted for Independent Trust/Fiduciary Company of the Year in the WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2018. Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards are designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals which the prestigious panel of judges deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2017′.

We are delighted with the shortlisting which is testament to the hard work and dedication of our Private Wealth team.

To find out more about our Private Wealth services please click here.

Winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner which will be held on 31 May 2018 at the Westin, Singapore. For more information about the awards, please click here.

For more: https://www.intertrustgroup.com/news-and-insights/press-releases/2018/2018-04-27-wealth-briefing-asia-awards

 

New Royal Caribbean video

Royal Caribbean wanted to let you know about a video they have just launched, “Cruising with Robot Bartenders.” Run by robots, Royal Caribbean’s Bionic Bar, powered by Makr Shakr, is a marvel of modern technology. Guests can watch in awe as their drinks are made to order with precision and flair. See for yourself!

View Video Here: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/1027/cruising-with-robot-bartenders/

 

Cayman Islands Public Service Announcement – Wreck Notice

The Port Director, as Receiver of Wrecks, hereby gives notice that a 35ft Dominican type Panga was found washed up on the south shore of the Cayman Islands. The vessel has a white hull, orange bottom, is blue inside and has no engine.

The vessel has the following markings on the left side near the stern: “AQUI LA VI L 3904”

The owner of this vessel may claim the vessel before the 17th May 2018 by producing proof of ownership, such as bill of sale etc. This claim should be made to The Receiver of Wrecks at:

The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands

C/o The Receiver of Wrecks

, GT

P.O. Box 1358

Grand Cayman, KY1-1108

Failing the above, the Receiver of Wrecks will exercise his powers in relation to the disposition of the vessel.

 

Cayman Islands: PWD & NRA Offices to Close Wednesday 2 May

The Public Works Department (PWD) and the National Roads Authority (NRA) offices will be closed on Wednesday, 2 May.

This closure is in order to facilitate the two Department’s joint hurricane preparedness exercise. During the exercise all government buildings and hurricane shelters will be secured and inspected, simulating what would take place in the event of a real hurricane.

In the event of an emergency the entities can be contacted at 916-6694 (PWD) or 525-1251 (NRA).

Normal business hours will resume on Thursday 3 May.

 

Rihanna to launch lingerie line

From NAN

IMAGE: rihanna-2011

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. April 27, 2018: Bajan star Rihanna is entering into the sexy world of lingerie.

The style icon has announced the upcoming launch of her lingerie line, which will be called Savage X Fenty.

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has yet to reveal details of the line or the launch but is pushing fans to sign up for more information through an official website.

Rihanna’s latest foray into fashion comes just weeks after the star added skincare to her cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty

For more: https://www.newsamericasnow.com/caribbean-entertainment-rihanna-to-launch-lingerie-line/

 

Cayman Islands Scholarship Deadline is Monday, 30 April 2018

The Ministry of Education wishes to inform the general public that the receipt of applications for local scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic year ends on Monday, 30th April 2018.

All who are planning to apply for a government scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic year are invited to complete the required forms online by visiting www.education.gov.ky/scholarships or using the online application link: https://local-kygov.fluidreview.com/.

Year 11 Clifton Hunter High School, John Gray High School, and Layman Scott High School students wishing to pursue A Level studies beginning in September 2018 must also complete this online application process.

All applications must be submitted online and no late applications will be accepted.  Applications should not be delayed because final grades or acceptance letters are not yet available, as they can be uploaded after the deadline.

Contact the Scholarships Secretariat if any additional information is required via email at scholarships@gov.ky or call 345-244-2482.

 

Cayman Islands: Road Closures for Batabano Events, 30 April – 5 May

The RCIPS is informing the public about the following road closures taking place over the next two weekends in order to facilitate events for Cayman Carnival Batabano.

 

 

Carnival Friday Night Fete:

Thursday, 3 May – 8:00PM to 11:00PM

– Harbour Drive will be closed between Warwick Drive and to facilitate preparation.

Friday, 4 May – 6:00PM to 3:30AM

– Harbour Drive will be closed between Warwick Drive and Fort Street.

Cayman Carnival Food Festival:

Saturday, 5 May – 7:00AM to 12:00AM

– Cardinal Avenue and Albert Panton Street will be closed.

Adult Batabano Parade:

Saturday, 5 May – 12:00PM to 6:00PM

– The junction of West Bay Road and the Esterly Tibbets Highway, north of Duke’s restaurant, will be closed from 12:00PM

– The parade will proceed south along West Bay Road from 1:00PM and road junctions will be closed as the parade proceeds.

– As the procession passes closed junctions, these will be re-opened to afford motorists the use of the road to the rear of the procession.

– The procession will continue onto North Church Street all the way to Harbour Drive.

– Harbour Drive (between Fort Street and Shedden Road), Fort Street, Edward Street, and Shedden Road (between Harbour Drive and Edward Street) will be closed to facilitate the parade and following events.

Cayman Carnival Street Dance:

Saturday, 5 May – 6:00PM to 12:00AM

– Harbour Drive and South Church Street will be closed between Fort Street and Boilers Road.

 

Extension for all Cayman Islands contractors to Register

The Builders Board has extended the deadline for all local contractors to register with the board. The contractors’ deadline is now Tuesday 31 July, 2018.

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

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

 

Cayman Islands: CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 2nd May

Come join in the fun and test the gray matter!

Not able to make it on Wednesday, then please help us raise much needed funds by spreading the word about our quiz night. You can download the quiz poster by clicking on the following link and spread the word in your office and on community boards.

May is in Cayman Islands

The Department of Children and Family Services () is celebrating Child Month in May with more than 30 interactive and family friendly events across the Cayman Islands. The month’s motto is Rise Up and A.F.F.I.R.M. (Acknowledge, Friend, Favour, Influence, Respect and Motivate our children).

The observance will officially open with a Child Month church service on Sunday, 29 April 2018. The 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Church of God Chapel, Walkers Road, George Town.

The service will be followed by Celebrity Reading Day, which will take place in all Cayman Brac’s primary schools and day care centres on Tuesday, 1 May, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will involve several well-known local residents visiting classrooms to promote literacy by reading popular children’s books.

For the full listing of Child Month 2018 events, visit the department’s Facebook page.

 

Cayman Islands; PAC Public Hearings in May 2018

Please be advised that the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has scheduled public hearings on the dates below:

§ Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 at 10:00 am (confirmed)

§ Thursday, May 3rd 2018 at 10:00 am (confirmed)

§ Friday, May 4th 2018 at 10:00 am (pending not confirmed)

§ Wednesday, May 9th 2018 at 9:30 am (confirmed)

§ Thursday, May 10th 2018 at 10:00 am (confirmed)

 

Cayman Islands: Rundown is back! Get your tickets now!

THE RETURN OF DAVE MARTINS!

True fans and followers of Rundown will be delighted to hear that the first week of the show will feature a special appearance by show creator Dave Martins who has written a special song for the show. Dave left the island a few years ago to return to his homeland of Guyana after making his mark on Cayman’s culture for 30-plus years. We are so excited that he’s decided to come back this year! Watch the video for a special invitation from the man himself!

See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OWbPJJDZoc&feature=youtu.be

OPENING WEEKEND SPECIAL FOR GROUPS ONLY!

Are you a group of 10 or more adults? A corporate team? A social club? Rundown is an entertaining way to learn more about Cayman culture, a great team building activity. For opening weekend only, we’re offering a 10 percent discount for groups of 10 or more ADULTS.

Whether you’re new to the island or you’ve been here for years, we think you will be able to relate to Rundown and you’ll also learn a lot about our three islands. Think of it as a cultural lesson for your group! Call us on 949.5477 or email us here.

Cayman Islands: Diving exercise at the Kittiwake on Monday, 30 April

On Monday, 30 April, the RCIPS will be conducting a dive exercise on the Kittiwake, as part of underwater search and rescue/search and recovery training. Police officers, as well as civilian staff, will be participating in this training, which aims to expand our joint capacities to conduct such water searches and recoveries.

 

Inspire Cayman – 2018 International Scooter Tournament

Friday, June 29, 2018 9:00 AM

Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:00 PM

Black Pearl Skatepark

A Scooter competition in the CAYMAN ISLANDS? Why would you not go? Event is located at the Black Pearl Skatepark and will have 4 divisions including Pro. Please visit their instagram @inspire_cayman for updates and details on registration!

 

Cayman Islands Older Persons Council to Meet the Public

The Older Persons’ Council is seeking input from older persons and their families through a series of meetings in each of the Cayman Islands’ six Districts, from mid-April through mid-May. These take place as follows:   

 

Bodden Town              Saturday, 5 May – 5.30-7 p.m.                       Civic Centre

East End &                  Saturday, 12 May – 5.30- 7p.m.                     East End United Church Gun Bay Hall

Light refreshments will be available.

 

Cayman Islands hurricane shelter volunteers wanted

Caymanians or legal residents interested becoming hurricane shelter volunteers for the 2018 hurricane season should register by emailing DCFS.SMT@gov.ky or calling the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on 949-0290 by the deadline of Tuesday, 1 May 2018. No experience is required.

Once registered, interested parties must attend both training sessions being held by the Department and the Hazard Management Cayman Islands on Tuesday, 8 and Wednesday, 9 May, John Gray High School canteen/hall, 5.30 p.m. (sign in), sessions 6 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Those who are then selected to become shelter managers or district representatives must attend a further training session on Tuesday, 29 May, Government Administration Building, Room 1038, 5.30 p.m. (sign in), session 6 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

 

CITA Annual General Meeting & Election of the 2018/2019 Board of Directors

Wednesday, 9th May 2018

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Reception will immediately follow)

Those members who wish to provide promotional material (geared towards fellow members) for display at the may contact us at info@cita.ky or on 345-949-8522 to discuss this.

In preparation for the AGM, please RSVP HERE. If you are unable to attend but would like your member business to be represented and participate in the voting process, please complete either the Proxy Form or the Appointment of Temporary Designated Representative. Click here to download the form.

Do you need to update your membership information? Click here download this form: (insert Member Info Form – attached).

Please note that to be eligible to vote for the above-mentioned candidates at the AGM, you will need to ensure your membership for the 2018/2019 year is renewed through payment of the requisite annual fees at the CITA office. If you have not yet received an invoice or need more information on the related fees, you may call 949-8522 or email info@cita.ky.

We look forward to seeing you at The Westin on May 9th!

 

Cayman Islands Special Olympics June 5th-11th

Posted by Jessica Powell

The Special Olympics is coming up, starting this Saturday, June 5th. Dozens are needed at the opening Ceremony (with the ceremony starting at 3pm, volunteers are needed from 11am-5pm), so make an attempt to come out for an hour or two whenever you’re available! There are various events being held next week as well, all of which need volunteers and supporters. If you’re interested in helping out or want to find out more about a specific day or activity, feel free to contact Jessica at jess1130@hotmail.com.

 

Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018 Confirmed

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

The list is as follows:

 

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)

SUN APR 15 – SAT MAY 5

Jesus Is Still the Answer

Seventh Day Adventist Church presents Jesus Is Still the Answer with Pastor Robert Williams at Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Church from April 15th – May 5th.

 

THU MAY 3

Carnival Friday Night Fete Road Closure

Police will be closing Harbor Drive between Warwick Drive and Fort Street from 8pm to 11pm as crews prepare for the Carnival Friday Night Fete.

 

FRI MAY 4

Hope Academy Fundraiser

Hope Academy PTA is hosting a fundraiser for school projects and scholarships on Friday (4 May) at the Black Pearl Skate Park

Boys U-15 Football Friendly Matches

The Boys U-15 Football Friendly Matches will put CBFC vs the CI National Team on Friday (4 May) at 830pm at the Cayman Brac Sports Complex.

Carnival Friday Night Fete Road Closure

Police will be closing Harbor Drive between Warwick Drive and Fort Street from 6pm to 3:30am on Friday (4 May) for the Carnival Friday Night Fete.

 

SAT MAY 5

Older Person’s Council Meeting

The Older Person’s Council is hosting a series of meetings for older persons and their families.  The next meeting is Saturday (5 May) from 530 to 7pm at the Bodden Town Civic Center.

Jesus Is Still the Answer

Seventh Day Adventist Church presents Jesus Is Still the Answer with Pastor Robert Williams at Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Church from April 15th – May 5th.

Teen Disco

Child Month activities in Cayman Brac include a Teen Disco on Saturday (5 May) from 7 to 11pm at the Youth Development Center.

George Anderson Memorial Sprint Meet

The Lions Club of Cayman Brac George Anderson Memorial Sprint Meet is Saturday (5 May) at 9am.

Boys U-15 Football Friendly Matches

The Boys U-15 Football Friendly Matches will put CBFC vs the CI National Team on Saturday (5 May) at 8pm at the Cayman Brac Sports Complex.

Adult Batabano Parade Road Closures

There are several road closures set for Saturday’s from 12pm to 6pm.

  • The junction of West Bay Road and the Esterly Tibbets Highway, north of Duke’s restaurant, will be closed from 12:00PM
  • The parade will proceed south along West Bay Road from 1:00PM and road junctions will be closed as the parade proceeds.
  • As the procession passes closed junctions, these will be re-opened to afford motorists the use of the road to the rear of the procession.
  • The procession will continue onto North Church Street all the way to Harbour Drive.
  • Harbour Drive (between Fort Street and Shedden Road), Fort Street, Edward Street, and Shedden Road (between Harbour Drive and Edward Street)

Carnival Food Festival Road Closure

 Police are closing Cardinal Avenue and Albert Panton Street on Saturday (5 May) from 7am to 12am for the Cayman Carnival Food Festival.

 

SUN MAY 6

Boatswain Bay Missions Sunday Service

Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church is holding a Missions Sunday Service on Sunday 6th May 2018 at 11:00am. Guest Speakers will be Mr. Will Ryan and Mr. Tomy Wilkerson. Lunch will follow

 

THU MAY 10

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (10 May) at Heritage House from 7 to 9pm.

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (10 May) from 9am to 230pm at the District Office.

 

SAT MAY 12

Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast for Dinner in support of Kiwanais Club of Grand Cayman’s Buy a Kid for Breakfast program is Saturday (12 May) at the Marriott Beach Resort from 630pm. Call 916.8664 for ticket information.

Older Person’s Council Meeting

The Older Person’s Council is hosting a series of meetings for older persons and their families.  The next meeting is Saturday (12 May) from 530 to 7pm at the East End United Church.

Fundraising Car Wash

There is a fundraising car wash on Saturday (12 May) at the Burger King on West Bay Road from 8am to 2pm in aid of the Wesleyan Holiness Church Youth Camp’s trip to Ohio.

 

SAT MAY 13

Little Cayman Church Service

Child Month Activities continue with a Little Cayman Church Service from 11am to 1230pm at the Little Cayman Baptist Church on Sunday (13 May). There will be games and refreshments from 1 to 3pm.

 

THU MAY 17

Movies and Games Night

Child Month Activities continue with a Movies and Games Night from 6 to 10pm at the Aston Rutty Center on Thursday (17 May).

 

FRI MAY 18

Brac Jackpot Annual Fishing Tournament

The Brac Jackpot Annual Fishing Tournament is Friday – Sunday (18 – 20 May). Call 925.3844 for more information.

 

FRI MAY 18 – MON MAY 20

Cayman Brac Carnival – Braccanal is Friday – Monday (18 – 21 May). Email cybbraccanalcommittee@gmail.com for more information.

 

SUN MAY 20 – FRI MAY 25

Free Annual Family Enrichment Series

The West Bay Church of Christ invites the general public to its Free Annual Family Enrichment Series from May 20th – 25th at 7:30 pm nightly. The guest speaker will be Min. Evg. (Ministering Evangelist) J.K Hamilton from Dallas (TX).

 

MON MAY 21

Family Fun Day

Child Month Activities continue with a Family Fun Day at the Government Pool at Stake Bay on Monday (21 May) from 10 to 2pm.

 

THU MAY 24

Family Dinner Night

Child Month Activities continue with a Family Dinner Night from 7 to 9pm at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort on Thursday (24 May).

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (24 May) from 9am to 230pm at the District Office.

 

THU MAY 24 & FRI MAY 25

Summary Court

Summary Court heads to Cayman Brac on Thursday and Friday (24 & 25 May).

 

FRI MAY 25

Free Annual Family Enrichment Series

The West Bay Church of Christ invites the general public to its Free Annual Family Enrichment Series from May 20th – 25th at 7:30 pm nightly. The guest speaker will be Min. Evg. (Ministering Evangelist) J.K Hamilton from Dallas (TX).

 

SUN MAY 27

Wind of Hope 5K

You’re invited to Wind of Hope’s charity 5K walk/run in aid of Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home on Sunday (27 May) at Smith Cove.
 Cayman Brac Church Service

Child Month Activities continue with the Cayman Brac Church Service from 11am to 12pm at Cross Roads United Baptist Church on Sunday (27 May).

 

MON MAY 28 – FRI JUN 1

Cayman Islands Under 15 Youth Invitiation Football Cup

The Cayman Islands Under 15 Youth Invitiation Football Cup is Monday – Friday (28 May – 1 Jun). For more information, email Harold.sandford@gov.ky.

THU JUN 31

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

There will be a Community Thatch Plaiting Class on Thursday (31 May) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

FRI JUN 1

Hope Academy Fundraiser

Hope Academy PTA is hosting a fundraiser for school projects and scholarships on Friday (1 Jun) at the Black Pearl Skate Park.

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