October 21, 2019

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Application Processing Delays – Cayman Islands Department of Planning

Staff at the Department of Planning would like to apologise to its valued customers for a delay in processing applications. This is due to network connectivity issues.

The Department is working hard to ensure prompt service will return as soon as possible.

Partial Road Closure on North Sound Road on Monday 20 May

From RCIPS

The RCIPS would like to notify the public that on Monday 20 May, we will be carrying out a scheduled accident reconstruction on North Sound Road between the Bank of Butterfield Roundabout and the North Sound Road – Shedden Road stoplight. This will take place between 3PM and 7PM and as a result the roadway will be partially closed throughout this time frame.

Motorist is being asked to exercise caution when traveling in that area on Monday 20 May or to avoid that area if possible.

The RCIPS would like to apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause.  

Road Closure for International Museum Day Celebration, 18 May

In order to facilitate the National Museum’s celebration in observance of International Museum Day on Saturday, 18 May, Goring Avenue will be closed between South Church Street and the Louise Llewellyn Way, from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.

Braccanal Events this Weekend, 16-20 May

The annual Braccanal Carnival festivities are taking place this long weekend, from 16 – 20 May. This includes the road parade which will be taking place on Saturday, 18 May, starting at 3:00PM. The parade will travel from Spot Bay to La Esperanza, with an afterparty following at that location. Motorists are advised to exercise caution along the parade route during this time.

RCIPS officers will be on patrol during the parade and all other events during the weekend, and all relevant laws, including those regarding drunk driving and illegal drug use, will be strictly enforced. All participants and spectators are advised to conduct themselves in a responsible, safe, and law-abiding manner.

The RCIPS wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable weekend.

Join us for the Official Opening of the Cayman Islands Alvin McLaughlin: Steeped in Tradition Exhibition

1998 Honda Accord Reported Stolen, 13 May

On Saturday, 11 May, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle, a 1998 Grey Honda Accord, registration #123 125. It was last seen parked at an address on Woodlake Drive in George Town at about 8:00PM on Friday, 10 May, and discovered stolen at about 4:00AM on Saturday, 11 May. The vehicle is described as having a crack in the middle of the windscreen and scratches on the left doors.

Year: 1998

Make: Honda

Model: Accord

Colour: Grey

Reg. #: 123 125

Pictures of the vehicle are attached.

Anyone with information regarding this stolen vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1 or the 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 our website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

Road Closures for CayMAS Carnival Street Parade, 18 May

The RCIPS is informing the public about the following road closures taking place on Saturday, 18 May, in order to facilitate the CayMAS Carnival Street Parade.

From 10:00AM to 12:30PM, South Church Street will be closed between Memorial Avenue and Boilers Road, in preparation for the parade.

The parade begins at 12:30PM and sections of the road along the parade’s route will be closed as follows:

12:30PM to 1:00PM – South Church Street will remain closed between Memorial Avenue and Boilers Road.

1:00PM to 1:30PM – South Church Street and Harbour Drive will be closed between Boilers Road and Fort Street.

1:30PM to 2:15PM – North Church Street will be closed between Fort Street and Eastern Avenue.

2:15PM to 3:45PM – West Bay Road will be closed between Eastern Avenue and Lawrence Boulevard.

3:45PM to 4:15PM – West Bay Road will be closed between Lawrence Boulevard and Gecko Link (Galleria Roundabout).

4:15PM to 5:30PM – West Bay Road will be closed between Gecko Link and Lime Tree Bay Avenue.

5:30PM to 6:00PM – West Bay Road will be closed between Lime Tree Bay Avenue and the Seven Mile Public Beach entrance.

New Perfect Day at CocoCay Video Available

Royal Caribbean have just launched a video, “Bringing Thrill to Life on Perfect Day at CocoCay: Royal Caribbean Constructs Thrill Waterpark.” The jaw-dropping Thrill Waterpark is at the heart of the action on Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean International’s newly transformed private island in The Bahamas. The cruise line has constructed the latest engineering feat on 9 acres of land with the superlatives to match, including the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and 13 exhilarating slides across two brag-worthy water towers – Daredevil’s Tower and Splash Summit.

View Video Here: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/1105/bringing-thrill-to-life-on-perfect-day-at-cococay-royal-caribbean-constructs-thrill-waterpark/

YouTube Link:

Cayman Islands Seafarers Association General Meeting

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 21 May at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

3 Buses from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm”.

Barnes Bus – GT Public library parking area at 6:30, stopping at Cayman Compass building and the Airport Fosters.

Bobo – pickups from British Caymanian, Uncle Bills, Wight Gas Station Walkers Rd., Pasadora Place Smith Rd. and Alberts Floor Center Crewe Rd.

East End, pickups are School parking, Gas Station and Wreck of the Ten Sails starting at 5:45.

NorthSide – Chisholms Store and Soccer Field

Frank Sound – Rd Entrance to Botanical Park

Breakers – Lighthouse Restaurant

Bodden Town – Lornas Gas Station

Savannah – Gas Station

DCFS Coordinated Activities for Cayman Islands Seniors May 2019

Activities for seniors in the districts:

Bodden Town Contact: Flavia Gardner (926-0490)

Tuesday, 21 May – Computer Basics, Bodden Town Library, 9am-4pm

Tuesday, 28 May – Disaster Planning Preparedness by the Hazard Management, Church of God Chapel, 10am-1pm

East End Contact: Delmira Bodden (925-5543)

May is Building Safety Month in the Cayman Islands

The Department of Planning is organising the following events to celebrate Building Safety Month this May: 

Friday, 17 May – Information Booth, Foster’s Strand, 11am – 2pm

Friday, 24 May & Saturday, 25 May – Information Booth, A.L. Thompson’s, all day

Wednesday, 29 May – Information Booth, Kirk Home Centre, 10am – 1pm

For further information, please visit www.planning.ky.

May in Cayman Islands is Child Month

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is organising the following interactive events to celebrate Child Month next month. The theme for this year’s observance is “Be Strong! Be Brave! Be You!” 

■ Tuesday, 14 May – Foster Care Information Session, George Town Town Hall, 5.30pm – 7pm

■ Wednesday, 15 May – Talk Today, Radio Cayman, 1pm – 1.30pm

■ Thursday, 16 May – Teen Panel, George Town Town Hall, 4pm – 6pm

■ Friday, 17 May – Youth Conference 2019, Margaritaville Resort, 8.30am – 2pm

■ Saturday, 18 May – Family Fun Day, Turtle Centre, 11am – 3pm/

Child Month Talent Expo, Harquail Theatre, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

■ Sunday, 19 May – Intergenerational Cook-Off, , 2pm – 5pm

■ Wednesday, 22 May – Talk Early Talk Often (Parent Session), Family Resource Centre, 6pm – 7.30pm

■ Friday, 24 May – Trivia Game Night, John A. Cumber Primary School, 6pm – 9.30pm

■ Saturday, 25 May – Wellness and Cooking Demo Feed Our Future, Family Life Centre, 10am – 2pm/Community Fun Day, Neil Godfrey Park, 4pm – 7pm/Real Life SuperheroMovie Night, Camana Bay, 6pm – 9.30pm/Teen Disco, Cayman Brac, Youth Centre, 6pm – 10pm

■ Sunday, 26 May – SDA Fun Day, Cayman Academy, 2pm – 5pm/Special Church Service, Cayman Brac, Stake Bay Baptist Church, 11am – 12pm

■ Tuesday, 28 May – Snuggle & Read, Prospect Primary School, 6.30pm – 9pm

■ Thursday, 30 May – Snuggle & Read, Cayman Academy, 6pm – 8pm/Trivia Game Night, Cayman Brac, Aston Rutty Civic Centre, 6pm – 9pm

■ Friday, 31 May – Trivia Game Night, George Town Town Hall, 6pm – 9.30pm

■ Saturday, 1 June – Cupcake Wars, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 10am – 12pm

(GIS)

For further information, contact DCFS on 949-0290.

Cayman Islands Charity Trunk Sale

Cayman Islands “Raise Your Teacup”

Cayman Drama Society Presents “Proof”

Start Date09 May, 2019
End Date25 May, 2019
LocationProspect Playhouse
Start Time7:30 PM
End Time10:00 PM

Ministry of Community Affairs’ Bullying, Young Men at Risk Presentations

The Ministry of Community Affairs is inviting the public to the following community presentations it is hosting with the Alex Panton Foundation from next month:

Bullying

Tuesday, 21 May – George Town –  6.30-8p.m., South Sound Civic Centre

Young Men at Risk

  • Wednesday, 5 June – Bodden Town – 6:30-8p.m., Bodden Town Civic Centre
  • Wednesday, 19 June – West Bay – 6:30-8p.m., John Gray Memorial Church
  • Wednesday, 3 July – East End – 6:30-8p.m., East End Civic Centre
  • Wednesday, 7 August – George Town – 6:30-8p.m., South Sound Civic Centre

List of Public Holidays for 2019

Discovery DayMonday, 20 May;

Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 10 June

Constitution Day: Monday, 1 July;

Remembrance Day: Monday, 11 November;

Christmas: Wednesday, 25 December; and

Boxing Day: Thursday, 26 December.

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

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

SAT MAY 25

Beauty of Cayman Horticultural and Floral Exhibition

The Garden Club of Grand Cayman presents the Beauty of Cayman Horticultural and Floral Exhibition at Jasmine Villa on Saturday (25 May) from 9am to 4pm. For more information, call 925.5531

SUN MAY 26

5K and 10K Walk Run


The CIMA 5K and 10K Walk Run is Sunday (26 May) at 6am at . Race starts at 5:30am. Register today at caymanactive.com.

THU MAY 30

Government Application Process for Early Childhood Assistance Programme Funding Now Open


The Ministry of Education provides financial assistance through the Early Childhood Assistance Programme (ECAP) fund for young Caymanian children who will be between the ages of 3 years old and 4 years old before September 1, 2019.  ECAP applications are now being accepted to assist with payment of fees at any early childhood centre once the family meets certain criteria. This year the Ministry has increased the total ceiling income figures for applicants by five percent which means that families with higher incomes may now qualify for assistance.  Application forms and information can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education’s website: www.education.gov.ky. Forms may also be collected from the Government Administration Building, Department of Education Services and all early childhood centres., For more information about ECAP, contact Reneé Barnes on 244.5735 or email [email protected]

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