November 15, 2019

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10th Annual Cayman Islands Care Dog Jog

Sunday March 3rd 2019 7am Dragons Bay, Safehaven

$25 to register.

CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 6th March

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.  

Cayman Islands National Gallery: Artist Talk Series


Coconut Cup Cayman Islands

What/Where/When?

A social and family orientated paddleboard event.

A joint parent and kids’ paddle (under 14s only), a team corporate cup and an individual 1.5 mile sprint (all paddle vessels encouraged in the 1.5 sprint). 

Sunday 10 March, from 8.30am at Public Beach, SMB. 

New Spectrum of the Seas Milestone Videos

Spectrum of the Seas is entering her final phases of construction. We have 2 videos covering her most recent construction milestones – one on the Propeller Installation and another on her Float Out. See what it takes to install the ships massive propellers for its azipod propulsion system and how she is ultimately floated out of her dry dock at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Designed specifically for the Chinese market, Spectrum is scheduled for delivery in April 2019.

Spectrum of the Seas Propeller Installation

Press Center Link: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/1083/spectrum-of-the-seas-propeller-installation

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Gsa5u-AKwo

Spectrum of the Seas Float Out

Press Center Link: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/1084/spectrum-of-the-seas-float-out/

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/O-RIpABK_tY

ZIZ TV AIR DATES AND TIMES: Prime Minister Harris Delivers Statements in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly

Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris updated the citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 concerning the Poverty Alleviation Programme, the 30th Inter-sessional Meeting of CARICOM, and the key findings of the National Marijuana Commission.

ZIZ TV (Channel 5) and ZIZ Online (https://zizonline.com/tv/channel-5/) will air the Prime Minister’s statements from Wednesday’s National Assembly on the following dates:

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 – 12:45pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm

Monday, February 25th, 2019 – 8:00am and 8:00pm

PDF Links to Prime Minister Harris’ Statements follow:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/bb7c8b2d02cf287e7132078a2/files/a7e99ad3-7e93-4f36-b09d-5c18c761e578/PM_Harris_parliamentPovertyAlleviationProg2019.01.pdf

Revised List of Public Holidays for 2019

Public Holiday for Royal Visit

·        Premier has announced 28 March 2019 will be a public holiday.

·        The new holiday will commemorate the visit of TRHs Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to the Cayman Islands.

(GIS) – The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, has announced Thursday, 28 March 2019 to be an additional public holiday this year to commemorate the Royal Visit by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to the Cayman Islands.

The Royal Couple will participate in a number of activities over their two-day visit and the additional holiday will enable members of the public to better participate. 

            The updated list of Public Holidays for 2019 is as follows:

  • New Year’s Day: Tuesday, 1 January;
  • National Heroes Day: Monday, 28 January;
  • Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, 6 March;
  • For Royal Visit: Thursday, 28 March
  • Good Friday: Friday, 19 April;
  • Easter Monday: Monday, 22 April;
  • Discovery Day: Monday, 20 May;
  • Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 10 June (confirmed);
  • Constitution Day: Monday, 1 July;
  • Remembrance Day: Monday, 11 November;
  • Christmas: Wednesday, 25 December; and
  • Boxing Day: Thursday, 26 December.

Cayman Islands NCC – Feb. 27 general meeting

National Conservation Council Meeting – 27 February @ 2pm

The National Conservation Council (NCC) will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, 27 February 2019,  starting at 2pm at the George Town Public Library (old library section). The agenda for the meeting is posted on the DoE website. Please see the link: www.doe.ky/natl-conservation-council/general-meetings<http://www.doe.ky/natl-conservation-council/general-meetings>. This meeting is open to observers from the public & press. If anyone wishes to submit comments or questions to the NCC in advance of the meeting they may do so via email to [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>

Cayman Islands’ National Gallery: Family Fun Day

10:00am to 1:00pm April 6

Description

Join the NGCI Education Department for free family fun art activities based on the exhibition Cross Currents. Art activities will be available for children of all ages and self-guided activity booklets can be collected at reception for families to use as they explore. Admission is free and open to all ages.

Vampt Motors Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

How will your dream car make the world a better place? Join thousands of children sharing their dreams and discover just how powerful dreaming can be. Participants can win great prizes locally, get the opportunity to visit Japan, and in addition young dreamers are given tours at the Toyota factory and various experiences of Japanese culture. 

Entry: January 7th through March 1st, 2019
Age range is 15 years and under. 
For more information contact Katie O’Neill
345 814-5021
345 925-7487
[email protected]
You can also visit the general contest website at:
http://www.toyota-global.com/events/dream_car_art_contest/

Local Artists

Art Nest Creative Community Studio – “Nurturing Creativity”

Offers a wide variety of activities for all ages
www.artnestcayman.com
Email: [email protected]

VAS (Visual Arts Society)

Various events and activities
Contact Mary McCallum
(345) 546-9422
www.visualartcayman.com or www.facebook.com/visualartcayman
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Opportunities

Open Canvas VAS (Visual Art Society)

Every Wednesday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
At Karoo Restaurant Terrace at Camana Bay
Easels provided – no fee required
For more info contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Camana Bay Artisan Market

Display artwork for sale
Every Wednesday, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
The Paseo, Camana Bay
Contact [email protected]

Cayman Islands Craft Market

Come out and support our local artists
Items on sale include prints and original pieces
Monday to Friday 8:30pm – 3:00pm
Corner of Boilers Road and South Church Street, George Town
(345) 949-0049

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

THU FEB 28

National Planning Framework Public Consultation Period

The public now has more time to give their input on the National Planning Framework. Members of the public who wish to submit their feedback now have until Thursday, 28 February 2019. The document can be found on www.plancayman.ky, and feedback can be submitted through the website as well. Printed copies of the document can be viewed at the PlanCayman Information Counter, located in the lobby of the Government Administration Building. The National Planning Framework sets out the long-term goals for land use and physical development and is the first part of the  Cayman Islands Development Plan review. The document covers a number of areas of interest including land use, the natural environment, transportation, infrastructure, recreation and open spaces. 

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (28 Feb) from 9 to 2:30pm at the Little Cayman District Office.

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (28 Feb) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

Baby Show

You’re invited to enter your little ones Boys and Girls Age: 0 – 48 Months in theBaby Show to take place at our 52nd  Annual Agriculture Show at the Agriculture Pavilion in Lower Valley.  Registration Deadline is 28th February.  For information please call 929 9932

Parvo Virus Outbreak

An outbreak of canine parvovirus, a highly infectious disease that can be deadly for dogs, is spreading on Grand Cayman. This disease can be fatal to dogs but is especially dangerous for puppies aged six weeks to six months. Although there is no cure for the virus, vaccinating a dog or puppy against the parvo virus will protect them.  Island Veterinary Service is appealing to all unvaccinated dog owners, regardless of age, to please get your dog vaccinated at your local vet.

FRI MAR 1

Layman E. Scott Sr High School Sports Day

The Layman E. Scott Sr High School Sports Day is March 1st.

Section 80 Regime Offers Reduced Fees for Charities

Government has passed an amendment that reduces the administrative burden on charitable entities that operate as Section 80 companies. On Friday, 1 March 2019 The Companies (Amendment) Law, 2018, will take effect. The amendment, passed in the Legislative Assembly last November, will reduce the application fee from CI$1,000 to $300 for an entity applying to be a Section 80 company, while also lowering the fee for administrative changes to such entities from $500 to $25. In addition, the application process has been streamlined to allow General Registry to handle filings instead of Cabinet. Under the Companies Law (2018 Revision), a Section 80 company generally refers to a company established as a charitable organisation that carries out benevolent works to benefit society.

SAT MAR 2

Light up the Night Beach Walk

Light up the Night Beach Walk is Saturday (2 Mar) at 7pm at Seven Mile Public Beach. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.


CUC West Bay Sunrise 5K


The CUC West Bay Sunrise 5K is Saturday (2 Mar) at 630am starting at Pappagallo’s in West Bay. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

SASI Co-Ed Volleyball Power Cup

SASI Co-Ed Volleyball Power Cup  is Saturday (2 Mar).

CICA Cricket Super League: CBCC vs

The CICA Cricket Super League: CBCC vs Sri Lanka is 12pm on Saturday (2 Mar) at the LSHS Field in Cayman Brac.

PAWS Under the Stars

PAWS Under the Stars annual fundraiser is Saturday (2 Mar) at Grand Old House starting with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm. For more information call 947.2047.

SUN MAR 3

CARE K9 5K Fun Run and Dog Jog

CARE K9 5K Fun Run and Dog Jog is Sunday (3 Mar) at 7am starting on Safehaven Drive. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

SAT MAR 9

2019 Women’s Symposium

The 2019 Women’s Symposium presented by Faith Hospital Women’s Health in Association with Cayman First and Rotary Club of Cayman Brac is Saturday (9 Mar) at 630am at Cayman Brac Beach Resort.


Families in the Wild: Snorkel Clinic

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands invites families to explore Grand Cayman’s coral reef and learn to snorkel or improve your snorkelling skills as a family at their Families in the Wild: Snorkel Clinic event on Saturday (9 Mar) from 930 to 1130am at Sunset House. To register, email [email protected]

SUN MAR 10

Kiwanibike

The annual Kiwanibike cycling event is Sunday (10 Mar) starting at the Blow Holes in East End. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

MON MAR 11

MS Hamburg will visit Cayman Brac

The MS Hamburg will visit Cayman Brac from 830am to 130pm on Monday (11 Mar) at Cemetery Pier.

Creek & Spot Bay Primary School PTA

Creek & Spot Bay Primary School PTA meets on Monday (11 Mar) at 7pm in the Creek Primary School Hall.


West End Primary School PTA


The West End Primary School PTA meets on Monday (11 Mar) at 7pm in the School Hall.

WED MAR 13

26th of the Justices of the Peace Association

The 26th Annual General Meeting of the Justices of the Peace Association of the Cayman Islands is Wednesday (13 Mar) at 6pm at the George Town Yacht Club. At the conclusion of the AGM, a formal dinner will take place. Members should confirm attendance by emailing [email protected]

SUN MAR 17

The Color Me Purple 5K Fun Run

The Color Me Purple 5K Fun Run is Sunday (17 Mar) at 630am at Seven Mile Public Beach. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

SAT MAR 23

Color Me Purple Brac 5K Fun Run

The Color Me Purple Brac 5K Fun Run is Saturday (23 Mar) at 7am. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

THU MAR 28

General Registry Extended Hours

General Registry, which includes the Registrar of Companies, has extended its operating hours on Thursdays to better accommodate resident companies needing to sign up on its online portal, the Cayman Business Portal, to file their annual returns and pay their annual fees. As of 24 January, Registry began extending its hours of operation until 7pm every Thursday. The final day for the extended hours is Thursday, 28 March. Registry’s offices are located on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building. Outside of the extension, the usual 8:30am-5pm office hours will be in effect on Mondays to Wednesdays and on Fridays.

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