September 16, 2019

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Cayman: Official Funeral for former Governor, Mr. Long

The first Governor of the Cayman Islands, Mr. Athelstan Charles Ethelwulf Long, CBE passed away on 1st August 2019.

            Information is provided below should members of the public wish to pay their respects.

            An official book of condolence is now available at the main entrance of the during business hours until Wednesday, 14th August 2019, end of business day.

            The Union Flag and the Cayman Islands Flag are to be flown at half-mast from Monday, 12th August until sunset Wednesday, 14th August to commemorate the official period of mourning.

            Details of the Official Funeral are provided below. The public is welcome to attend.

Date and time:                        Wednesday, 14th August 2019 at 1:00pm

Venue:                                     Cayman Islands Baptist Church in Savannah

Interment:                                Eden Cemetery (opposite Pedro St. James)

Cayman: Customers may experience delays in service at WORC as Staff Training continues

Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) wants to thank the public for their patience and reminds customers they may expect service delays as the front counter staff continues to be trained on the new system coming soon.

As seating inside the gallery is sometimes at capacity, WORC has provided extra shaded seating on the outside. Customers are also reminded that WORC opens from 7:30am and offers extended closing hours every Wednesday until 7pm.  WORC apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Cayman: Traffic Advisory for Miss Cayman Universe Motorcade

The Miss Cayman Universe Motorcade will be taking place on Saturday, 10 August, beginning at 8:00AM at the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal.

The procession will leave at 8:30AM and travel to West Bay, making a stop at the Cayman Turtle Centre, then return south for a stop in central George Town in the vicinity of the Public Library Legislative Assembly building. They will then travel towards Bodden Town, stopping at the White House, before heading towards East End and stopping at the East End Heritage Field. The procession will then return to the Royal Watler Cruise terminal by 4:00PM.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution on Saturday, and to expect slight delays if travelling behind the motorcade.

Cayman: Liquor Licence Application Deadline Reminder

liquor licence holders – including those with music and dancing licences – are reminded of the upcoming Annual Liquor Licence Meeting in early September. The deadline for applications is August 16th, 2019.

To renew a license, persons should submit a completed application form for each location and license, along with the licensing fee for each category. Applications should be returned to the on the 1st floor of the Government Administration Building. 

Forms can be downloaded from the Department of Commerce and Investment’s website www.dci.gov.ky. For more information, contact Shelise Jeffery on 244-2202 or at 244-2097.

Ministry of Community Affairs’ 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:
Young Men at Risk
Wednesday, 7 August – George Town – 6:30-8p.m., South Sound Civic Centre

List of Public Holidays for 2019

Remembrance Day: Monday, 11 November;
Christmas: Wednesday, 25 December; and
Boxing Day: Thursday, 26 December.

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

MON AUG 5 – FRI AUG 9

Vacation Bible School

The Good News Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School August 5th through the 9th for ages 4 – 12 from 6pm to 830pm. The theme is Incredible Race. For more information, call 926.3249.

WED AUG 7

Young Men at Risk

The Community Affairs Ministry and the Alex Panton Foundation invites you to a presentation on Young Men at Risk on Wednesday (7 Aug) at the South Sound Civic Center from 630 to 8pm.

SAT AUG 10

Free Family Movie Night

The Stake Bay Baptist Church presents a Free Family Movie Night featuring the film Breaktrhough at 630pm at the Aston Rutty Center on August 10th.

Memory Cafe

All persons with early to moderate stage dementia or any other form of forgetfulness are invited to the next Memory Cafe on Saturday 10th August at 10am to 1pm at the Church of Christ, Church Hall on 24 Batabano Road, West Bay. There will be music, storytelling and crafts.  Lunch will be provided. Please call 936-1655 for more info.

Miss Cayman Universe Motorcade

The Miss Cayman Universe Motorcade will be taking place on Saturday, 10 August, beginning at 8:00AM at the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal. The procession will leave at 8:30AM and travel to West Bay, making a stop at the Cayman Turtle Centre, then return south for a stop in central George Town in the vicinity of the Public Library Legislative Assembly building. They will then travel towards Bodden Town, stopping at the White House, before heading towards East End and stopping at the East End Heritage Field. The procession will then return to the Royal Watler Cruise terminal by 4:00PM. Motorists are advised to exercise caution on Saturday, and to expect slight delays if travelling behind the motorcade.

SUN AUG 11

EnvironWalk 5K Walk and Run

EnvironWalk 5K Walk and Run is Sunday (11 Aug) at 7am at Safehaven. Register at caymanactive.com.

TUE AUG 13

Meet and Greet Social

Rotary Club of Cayman Brac presents a Meet and Greet Social at Cayman Brac Beach Resort from 7 to 9pm on August 13th.

WED AUG 14

Ogier Stroke & Stride 2 of 3

The Ogier Stroke & Stride 2 of 3 is Wednesday (14 Aug) at 5:45pm at Sunset House. Register at caymanactive.com.

Official Funeral for former Governor, Mr. Long

The first Governor of the Cayman Islands, Mr. Athelstan Charles Ethelwulf Long, CBE passed away on 1st August 2019.

Information is provided below should members of the public wish to pay their respects.

An official book of condolence is now available at the main entrance of the Government Administration Building during business hours until Wednesday, 14thAugust 2019, end of business day.

The Union Flag and the Cayman Islands Flag are to be flown at half-mast from Monday, 12th August until sunset Wednesday, 14th August to commemorate the official period of mourning.

Details of the Official Funeral are provided below. The public is welcome to attend.

Date and time: Wednesday, 14th August 2019 at 1:00pm

Venue: Cayman Islands Baptist Church in Savannah

Interment: Eden Cemetery (opposite Pedro St. James)

THU AUG 15

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is August 15th from 9am to 230pm in the District Office.

West Bay District Committee National Trust Annual General Meeting

The West Bay District Committee of the National Trust is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Thursday (15 Aug) at 630pm at the John Gray Memorial Church Hall.

FRI AUG 16

Annual Liquor Licence Meeting

Grand Cayman liquor licence holders – including those with music and dancing licences – are reminded of the upcoming Annual Liquor Licence Meeting in early September. The deadline for applications is August 16th, 2019.  To renew a license, persons should submit a completed application form for each location and license, along with the licensing fee for each category. Applications should be returned to the Business Licensing Counter on the 1st floor of the Government Administration Building.  Forms can be downloaded from the Department of Commerce and Investment’s website www.dci.gov.ky.  For more information, contact Shelise Jeffery on 244-2202 or Samone Morgan at 244-2097.

SAT AUG 17

Summer Fun Family Day

The National Gallery is hosting a Summer Fun Family Day on August 17th from 10am to 1pm. Log on to nationalgallery.org.ky for more information.

CIBC FirstCaribbean Charity Trunk Sale

The CIBC FirstCaribbean Charity Trunk Sale returns to the bank’s Main Street branch parking lot on Saturday, August 17th between the hours of 6 am and 10 am.

TUE AUG 20

Seafarers General Meeting

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 20 August 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 route in George Town, leaves the Public library parking area at 6:45, stopping at Cayman Compass building and the Airport Fosters.

Bobo $1 Public transport and is blue in colour, pickups from British Caymanian, Uncle Bills, Walkers Rd., Shedden Rd. and Crewe Rd.

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

North Side pickups at Chisholms Store and Soccer Field starting at 6:15.

Bodden Town pickups at Lornas Gas Station at 6:45.

Savannah pickups at Gas Station at 7:00.

WED AUG 21

Ogier Stroke & Stride 3 of 3

The Ogier Stroke & Stride 3 of 3 is Wednesday (21 Aug) at 5:45pm at Sunset House. Register at caymanactive.com.

FRI AUG 23

Seniors Tour and Tea Party

The National Gallery is hosting a Seniors Tour and Tea Party on August 23rd from 10am to 1130am. Log on to nationalgallery.org.ky for more information.

SAT AUG 24

Last Fish Fry and Fishing Tournament

The Spot Bay Committee presents the Last Fish Fry and Fishing Tournament for summer on August 24th. Call 925.3924 for more information.

TUE AUG 27

Speaker Series: Wreck of the Ten Sail

The National Museum is hosting a Speaker Series: Wreck of the Ten Sail on August 27th from 6 to 730pm. Log on to museum.ky for more information.

WED AUG 28

Young Men at Risk

The Community Affairs Ministry and the Alex Panton Foundation invites you to a presentation on Young Men at Risk on Wednesday (28 Aug) at the North Side Civic Center from 630 to 8pm.

THU AUG 29

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is August 29th from 9am to 230pm in the District Office.

Community thatch plaiting class

The community thatch plaiting class is on August 29th from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House in Cayman Brac. Contact bracautumnfestival@gmail.com for more information.

FRI AUG 30

District Look Ya! East End

The National Museum is hosting District Look Ya! East End on August 30th  from 10am to 2pm. Log on to museum.ky for more information.

Consumer Protection Regulations Public Consultation

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (‘OfReg’) is launching a consultation on the proposed Consumer Protection Regulations (Fuels Sector). The Office considers that it is in the interest of the public to regulate the terms and conditions under which services and products in relation to the Fuels Sector are provided by prescribing quality standards. All interested parties are encouraged to read the document and to submit any comments, with supporting evidence.  The consultation document can be downloaded at www.ofreg.ky.  Responses to the consultation must be submitted to OfReg on or before 5 p.m., 30 August 2019 and are to be submitted by email to consultations@ofreg.ky

SAT AUG 31

CIIPA Charity Run Walk Run for YMCA

CIIPA Charity Run Walk Run for YMCA is Saturday (31 Aug) at 6am at Cricket Square. Register at caymanactive.com.

Summer Story Time

The Cayman Islands Public Library in Bodden Town is hosting Summer Story time with Uncle Vic every Saturday from July 20th through August 31st at 1030am.

THU SEP 5

Planning Dept to Host Session on Application and Permit Process

The Department of Planning in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure will host an information session on the planning application and permit process on Thursday, September 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The aim of the session will be to provide information and guidance on the planning process to persons in the development community so as to reduce delays in the application submission process.

Some of the topics that will be covered include planning application submission process, planning application review process, permit application submission process, permit application review process, submitting re-reviews and modification of approved plans, releasing permits and certificate of occupancy process.

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