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Neil Ross led Junior in high-profile Cayman Island corruption case

Neil-RossHERO-770x412From Fifteen New Bridge St,

Neil Ross has returned from 3 months in the Cayman Islands following the successful prosecution of Canover Watson, the former chairman of the Health Services Authority. The allegation focused on a corruptly obtained contract for IT services worth millions of pounds. During the course of the trial, evidence was heard from a former Government minister, high-ranking civil servants and senior staff at the Health Service. The case had links to numerous jurisdictions, including Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, Panama, and the US, and also touched on the FIFA corruption allegations.

A co-defendant, Jeffrey Webb, a vice-President of FIFA, was not able to attend the trial due to his convictions on racketeering offences in US.

For more: http://15nbs.com/neil-ross-led-junior-in-high-profile-cayman-island-corruption-case/

 

1MDB probe ‘sticking point’ in BSI takeover

By Joe Fernandez From FMT News

1MDB disclosed last year that it had transferred USD1.1 billion from Cayman Islands to BSI Singapore.

KUALA LUMPUR: The main “sticking point” in the takeover by Zurich-based EFG International AG of Grupo BTG Pactual SA owned Swiss private banking unit BSI Ltd, bogged down by an investigation on money laundering related to 1MDB, was the possibility that it would face potential penalties.

EFG may want a “substantial” escrow account to protect it from any penalties which BSI may have to pay out as a result of the investigations which have spread to three continents.

EFG International AG, according to media reports, has agreed to pay 1.33 billion Swiss francs (USD1.34 billion) for BSI. The deal could place BSI among the nation’s top-five money managers for the wealthy. BTG Pactual and EFG have been in secret talks on BSI for several weeks. Reuters reported last Friday, citing sources, that BSI could be valued at 1.6 billion francs.

The EFG acquisition comes five months after Brazil-based BTG Pactual sealed a deal to buy BSI for 1.25 billion francs.

The Swiss Attorney-General (AG) has since alerted authorities in Malaysia that as much as USD4 billion may have gone missing from 1MDB. Attorney-General Mohd Apandi Ali, however, cleared Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who heads 1MDB’s Advisory Board, of any wrongdoing related to two cases, at least one of which was believed linked to the state-owned company he heads.
1MDB disclosed last year that it had transferred USD1.1 billion from Cayman Islands to BSI Singapore. Documents filed at the High Court in Singapore this month revealed that BSI private banker Yak Yew Chee was a key figure in the probe. Yaw, who joined BSI Singapore in 2009, was in charge of the “lucrative” 1MDB account.

For more: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/02/23/1mdb-probe-sticking-point-in-bsi-takeover/

 

What’s Happening at UCCI?
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Chamber of Commerce Careers Expo 2016 Friday, Feb. 26 (10 am – 6 pm)

UCCI Sir Vassel Johnson Hall

Get noticed by employers from the finance, tourism, legal, banking and other industries.

Learn about scholarship opportunities locally and abroad.

Get tips on how to advance yourself, win your dream job and achieve success.

Don’t forget to visit the UCCI booth and have fun with #teamUCCI. Take the most popular selfie or play Wheel of Fortune/Chain Reaction and win some fab prizes.

Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for sneak peeks and updates!

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities
Summer and Fall 2016

Germany, Canada, Spain or the UK? Where will you be jetting off to? There’s a host of scholarship/study abroad opportunities for students who have the passion to learn and the will to succeed.

Don’t miss out on these great experiences.
Find out more!

TEDxUCCI:FutureVision

Great talks. Interesting conversations.
March 19, 2016

Next month, on March 19th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., TEDxUCCI 2016 will showcase live speakers who will be addressing a range of topics important to the future of the Cayman Islands. The theme for this event is “FutureVision” and the range of topics spans conservation, new energy sources, the ocean’s potential, improved health, technical literacy, economic and social sustainability, creativity, and how to deal with today’s increasingly complex world. A musical performance will be offered by the UCCI theatre arts students and food will be prepared by UCCI hospitality students.

$10 – Students and $25 – Non-Students.
Registration deadline: February 29

Register now!

Recently…

Our students have been getting kudos from the community. The TG Omega Leo Club hosted a Valentines-themed photo booth to raise funds for various charitable initiatives and were featured in the Compass.

The SHS students under Ms. Tanique Dunbar and Mr. Wayne Jackson’s mentorship emerged as champions in the National Youth Cook-Off at the Cayman Agricultural Show.

 

Hours extended for free HIV testing in Cayman Islands

The Public Health Department wishes to advise the public of extended hours for free HIV screenings offered at the Cayman Islands Red Cross on Huldah Avenue, George Town.

The free testing is now available from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. every Tuesday.

For more information about Free HIV Testing, contact HIV/AIDS Coordinator, Laura Elniski at 244-2507 or [email protected] or CI Red Cross Programmes Manager, Carolina Ferreira at 916-1742 or [email protected]y

 

Cayman Islands Voter Registration at Brac Ag Show on Saturday (27)

Elections Office announces voter registration at the Cayman Brac Ag Show on Saturday, 27 February 2016.

See attached

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The 7th Annual CARE/BRITCAY -K9/5K

From CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts

Registration for the 7th annual K9/5K 2015 is now open! This year, our annual walk/run will take place on Sunday, March 13th @ Camana Bay.

CARE-Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts

www.caymancare.ky

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7th annual St. Ignatius Scramble

Date: 3/18/2016 Time: 1:00 PM To 6:00 PM

North Sound Golf Club Phone: 949-6797

Register Event : 7th annual St. Ignatius Scramble. Room for 96 players in teams of 4. Directions: North Sound Golf Club.

Cayman Islands: One way traffic flow at ORIA

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) would like to advise motorists that the lane leading to the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) will soon be one way only. This latest change is part of the new parking revenue system upgrade at the airport. The one way traffic flow will be phased in over the next week. Changes will also be made to the entrance and exit for short term parking and the public is being asked to pay close attention to signage that will be in place.

The Airports Authority would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused and would like to ask for the public’s patience as the CIAA works towards implementing this much needed upgrade in our continuing efforts to improve customer service at the Airport. The one way traffic flow system will be in place by Monday 29 February

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Grand Court Jurors Report Date Changed

UPDATED: Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Grand Court Jurors Report Date Changed

The Grand Court jury report date has been changed.

All Grand Court Jurors who are in the ’13 JANUARY – 5 APRIL 2016′ session, please be advised that the report date of Monday, 22nd February, 2016 has been changed.  You are now to report for jury duty on Monday, 29th February, 2016, at 9:45am.

Please call the Jury Information line at 945-5072 for the most up to date information.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on Saturday February 27th at 7:30am, at Lola’s ( formerly The Upper Crust) restaurant in Camana Bay. Our Speaker will be Mr. Kevin McCormac.

Come out to hear the how God is making a difference in the life of men like you, right here in Cayman.

NGCI Hosts Afterhours Exhibition Viewing

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will be open to the public on Saturday 27 February, 2016 for a late night viewing of the exhibition EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean.

This late night viewing is in conjunction with the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Cayfest event, “Red Sky at Night.

The NGCI will open from 4:30 pm to 10:00pm. For more information, email [email protected] or call (345) 945-8111.

HMS MERSEY TO VISIT THIS WEEK

HMS Mersey will visit George Town, Grand Cayman from 24th-28th February 2016, as part of continued efforts to support UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean.

The ship’s previously scheduled call in early February was delayed due to bad weather.

See previous iNews Cayman story published Feb 10 2016 “Mersey comes to Cayman Islands” at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/mersey-comes-to-cayman-islands/

Express Processing Available for Business Licensing Applications

Business owners are reminded that they can obtain express processing for their trade and business licensing applications.

To receive licences within five business days, persons can pay $400 for grants and $100 for renewals, in addition to other required application fees. Along with complete applications, all fees are to be submitted to the Business Licensing Counter, located on the first floor in the Government Administration Building, between 9am and 4pm, Mondays to Fridays.

For more information on trade and business licensing, please call the Department of Commerce and Investment on 945-0943 or email [email protected]

Cayman Islands Public Holidays in 2016 Confirmed

The full list of public holidays in 2016 is now released, with the Queen’s Birthday holiday confirmed for Monday, 13 June 2016.

The complete list is appended below.

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Art through Cancer- Cancer through Art

Thu April 7 – May 12

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Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels Annual Coin Collection Drive

Please note that the Meals on wheels Coin Collection drive will be held this year a little later on May 27th and 28th. volunteers will be outside all supermarkets on the island as well as Kirks Home Centre and AL Thompsons hardware. for those companies that see heavy traffic i.e. banks, collection boxes will be available for that week.

For more information please don’t hesitate to call

Pat Bazell-Taylor

916-6249

British Airways Nassau / Grand Cayman Aircraft Changes from July 2016

By JL From Airline Route

British Airways starting 01JUL16 is increasing capacity on London Heathrow – Nassau – Grand Cayman route, as the airline plans to operate 3-class Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, instead of 767-300ER.

The airline operates this route 4 times a week.

BA253 LHR1030 – 1450NAS1605 – 1640GCM 777 57

BA253 LHR1035 – 1450NAS1605 – 1640GCM 777 1

BA253 LHR1045 – 1505NAS1605 – 1640GCM 777 3

BA252 GCM1830 – 2100NAS2225 – 1200+1LHR 777 57

BA252 GCM1830 – 2100NAS2230 – 1205+1LHR 777 13

For more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/11/23/ba-nasgcm-jul16/

 

Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels Orange you Glad annual Gala

19th March

“Orange you Glad” will be held this year on the 19th March, 2016 at the Marriott. This Gala includes a sumptuous dinner, a Live and Silent auction, live music. We will be sending out full details in the next few days.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

THU FEB 25

SME Workshop: Enhancing the Value of Micro and Small Businesses

The Chamber Presents a SME Workshop: Enhancing the Value of Micro and Small Businesses by James Andrews of Integra Realty Resources on Thursday (25 Feb) from 5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

Immigration: Permanent Residence, Work Permits & Status

The Chamber presents Immigration: Permanent Residence, Work Permits & Status by Nick Joseph on Thursday (25 Feb) from 9:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

Cardinal Avenue Street Fair

The Cardinal Avenue Street Fair is Thursday (25 Feb) from 9am until 4pm.

Department of Agriculture Cayman Brac Office Closure

The Department of Agriculture Cayman Brac Office will be closed on Friday (26 Feb) in preparation of the Annual Agricultural Show on Saturday (27 Feb).

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Department of Agriculture Cayman Brac Office Closure

The Department of Agriculture Cayman Brac Office will be closed on Friday (26 Feb) in preparation of the Annual Agricultural Show on Saturday (27 Feb).

SAT FEB 27

FGBMFI Breakfast

The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on Saturday February 27th at 7:30am, at Lola’s ( formerly The Upper Crust) restaurant in Camana Bay. Our Speaker will be Mr. Kevin McCormac.

Come out to hear the how God is making a difference in the life of men like you, right here in Cayman.

Cayman Brac Agriculture Show

The Cayman Brac Agriculture Show is Saturday (27 Feb) from 8am — 5pm at the agriculture grounds off songbird drive.

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Orchid Show and Sale

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, in partnership with the Cayman Islands Orchid Society is hosting our annual Orchid Show and Sale on February 27th and 28th.

Princess Tea Party

The Girls Brigade National Council’s annual fundraising event, Princess Tea Party, is Saturday (27 Feb) at #1237 Frank Sound Road in North Side at 3:30pm. Tickets are available from any girls brigade officer.

EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will be open to the public on Saturday (27 Feb) for a late night viewing of the exhibition EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean. This late night viewing is in conjunction with the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Cayfest event, “Red Sky at Night.

MON FEB 29

Cayman Islands Airports Authority Road Work

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority advises motorists that the lane leading to the Owen Roberts International Airport will soon be one way only. This latest change is part of the new parking revenue system upgrade at the airport. The one way traffic flow will be phased in over the next week. Changes will also be made to the entrance and exit for short term parking and the public is being asked to pay close attention to signage that will be in place.

February Events at Camana Bay

All you need is love at Camana Bay in February. Celebrate your love of sports with Legends tennis exhibitions, get inspiration in the areas you’re passionate about with motivational presentations, treat your loved one to a special dinner or watch movies together on a giant outdoor screen under the stars. Kids can also feel the love with a chocolate-themed cooking class or boogie the night away at a special disco.

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Thursday 25 February

7pm

Ortanique

Pulse Concert

Friday 26 February

8pm

The Festival Green

Chopped: The Teen Edition

Saturday 27 February

2-3:15pm

Bon Vivant

Cayman Islands National Gallery Weekly News

Curator’s Spotlight

Position & Powerby Marlon Griffith

Inspired by Japanese aestheticism and the looming police ‘watch towers’ that have become integral to Trinidad carnival, POSITIONS+POWER highlights the uneasiness of ever increasing police surveillance. This work skilfully brings urban performance art on to the walls of the institution.

Learn more here.

The Art of Love

“Cayman’s hottest new wedding venue is the National Gallery.The contemporary cultural institution has a lot to offer: stunning architecture, cultural cachet, gorgeous sculpture gardens and galleries highlighting work by Cayman’s most recognizable artists.”

Read more about it here!

Cayman Brac Classes

Did you know that the National Gallery offers six art classes in Cayman Brac! For more information about art classes and happenings on our Sister Islands get in touch with the NGCI Education Department.

Send us an email.

Hamlet on the Big Screen

Especially for Valentine’s Day, Culture at the Cinema presents the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of The Taming of the Shrewon Saturday 13th February. Doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM.

Shakespeare and bubbles at the cinema.

Bringing Learning to Life

NGCI’s Minds Inspired Active Learning Series bring students outside of the classroom and into an environment where fun creative learning thrives. Students explore links to literacy, numeracy, science and social studies.Tours run throughout the year and can be booked through the NGCI Education Department.

Bring a Date!

The National Gallery is a great spot to bring a date. Peaceful gardens, inspiring exhibitions, fantastic shopping and more! You can even get in touch with our team to book private curator led tours. Happy Valentine’s!

Book a private tour.

@NatGalCayman | www.nationalgallery.org.ky | (345) 945 8111 | [email protected]

Community Calendar

(non-NGCI events)

The National Gallery seeks to promote visual arts in and of the Cayman Islands. Through this e-bulletin you can learn about other arts-related happenings in our community.

What’s Happening

VAS (Visual Art Society)

Life Drawing Tonight with Model Drop-in Workshops

Watler House Studio- Pedro’s Castle

Tuesday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM / Saturday 10:00 AM – noon

Email [email protected]

Cayman Arts Festival

Tickets on sale now for Troubadours & Steel

Email [email protected]

Social Clubs, Groups & Associations

VAS (Visual Art Society)

Drop-in OPEN STUDIOS

Monday morning Paintings: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

First Sunday of each month Ceramics: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Watler House Studio, Pedro’s Castle

Email [email protected]

Cayman Islands Astronomical Society

Meets three days after the new moon at Pedro’s Castle

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Contact Chris Cooke on (345) 925 7657

Email [email protected]

Grand Cayman Toastmasters Club (Public Speaking)

Meets every Thursday at George Town Public Library,

3rd Floor, 68 Edward Street

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Email [email protected] or [email protected].

Cayman Islands Photography Club

Meets on 1st Thursday of the month at Breezes Restaurant (3rd floor)

5:00 PM

Contact Mike Whiteman on (345) 925 2161

Opportunities

Camana Bay Artisian Market

Every Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

VAS tents located by Karoo along the Paseo

Display artwork for sale

Contact [email protected].

Open Canvas VAS (Visual Art Society)

Every Wednesday 7 pm to Midnight

At Karoo Restaurant Terrace at Camana Bay

Easels provided – no fee required

Participating artist receive 2 tickets for house wine or beer compliments of Karoo

For more info contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Various events at the Visual Arts Society

Visual Arts Society of the Cayman Islands

Contact Mary McCallum

[email protected] or [email protected].

(345) 546-9422

Website www.visualartcayman.com or www.facebook.com/visualartcayman.

The Grand Cayman Beach Suites

Opportunity for artists to display their artwork in the

Royal Crown Ballroom free of charge.

For more information contact Marco Mauthner

at [email protected].

Cayman Islands Craft Market (waterfront)

Come out and support our local artists.

Items on sale include prints and original pieces.

Please contact Cira Bush on (345) 929 4777.

‘Big Ole Looky Ya’ cultural festival

National Museum of the Cayman Islands

National Museum, George Town

[email protected]

(345) 949 8368

Website: www.museum.ky.

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