January 23, 2022

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Foster Care Cayman Islands Recruitment Drive at Grand Old House

The Foster Care and Adoption Team is holding a Foster Care Recruitment Drive in the Colonial Room of the Grand Old House from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 20 May 2017.

The meeting is for people who want to know more about the foster care process and those are ready to begin the process. Please call 949-0290 to RSVP and book a space.


Progressives Motorcade Sat 20 May 2017 2:30pm – 7:00pm

BRIEF-Saudi’s SABB announces establishment of Special Purpose Vehicle Entity in Cayman Islands


May 18 Saudi British Bank Sjsc

* Announces establishment of special purpose vehicle entity for its derivatives and repo activities

* Announces establishment of SABB Markets Limited Company with a share capital of $50,000, located and registered in the Cayman Islands

  • There will be no financial impact on the bank financial statements as a result of establishing this company Source: (bit.ly/2rhjkyD) Further company coverage:

For more: http://www.reuters.com/article/brief-saudis-sabb-announces-establishmen-idUSFWN1IK033


Watch Daredevils climb the highest bridge in England in this nail-biting video


We can’t determine if this is brave or just plain idiotic.

In the video at link below, a group of daredevils from the Youtube channel Night Scape film themselves scaling the Humber Bridge in Grimsby, England. The guys climb the beams and wires in the vertigo-inducing footage and make it to the top in time to watch the sun rise.

We don’t recommend that you try this at home. Keep your two feet on the ground where possible, please.

For video: http://mashable.com/2017/05/18/daredevils-climb-tallest-bridge-england/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed#RWrJvvzNA5qQ


The bounty of snakes

By Paul McGowan PS Audio

If I were to offer to heal your arthritis with snake oil you’d likely laugh—but that would be a mistake. Snake oil in its original form works wonders.

In the 1800s Chinese railroad workers flooded the west to build the Transcontinental railroad and they brought with them their potions and medicines—among them was liniment made from the oil of the Chinese water snake, which is rich in the omega-3 acids that help reduce inflammation. Word of this amazing remedy started to spread and people wanted to purchase this rare substance.

Enter Clark Stanley, better known as the Rattle Snake King who managed to forever taint the good name of Snake Oil. Stanley would tour the country selling his version of the Chinese medicine. When a group of onlookers gathered he would reach into a sack, pluck out a snake, slit it open and plunge it into boiling water. When the fat rose to the top, he skimmed it off and used it on the spot to create ‘Stanley’s Snake Oil,’ a liniment that was immediately snapped up by those gathered to watch the spectacle.

There were two problems with Stanley’s product: rattlesnake oil isn’t beneficial like the water snake, and most of the oil Stanley sold wasn’t actually from snakes. In fact, his oil was a scam, made from beef fat, red pepper, and turpentine—nasty stuff to rub on your skin.

In 1916, subsequent to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906, Stanley’s concoction was examined and found to be of no value. He was fined $20.00 and went on to other fine endeavors of public “interest”.

The next time someone says they think “it’s just snake oil” we are reminded that might not be a bad thing.

For more: http://www.psaudio.com/pauls-posts/the-bounty-of-snakes/


Cayman Islands police inform about spike in burglaries in Bodden Town Area, 17 May


The RCIPS has seen a steady increase in burglaries on Grand Cayman in the month of May, with over half of the reports island-wide occurring in Bodden Town. The burglaries have been largely residential and occurring during the daytime, when residents are at work, some have also taken place on commercial premises, mostly at night.

“Burglaries have been climbing steadily this year, and the spike in Bodden Town is a concern,” said Pete Lansdown, Detective Superintendent, “we have dedicated more officers to the Eastern Districts to combat this trend, and detectives are being reassigned from George Town to the district this week. We clearly have some serial burglars at work in the area and are following up on some concrete enquiries to make arrests.”

Smashing windows, forcing doors open and making holes through ceilings have been the general modes of entry for commercial properties, while unlocked doors and windows, and forced doors and windows, have been the modes of entry for residential properties. In the case of many of the residential burglaries and especially those in Bodden Town, the property stolen has been small and portable, such as video games and equipment, X-boxes, purses, car keys (with cars subsequently taken and later recovered) small quantities of cash, and alcohol and food. As of last week several thefts of motor vehicles have begun to occur that are linked to the burglaries. Thefts from several parked cars have also been reported.

“We have had reports where car keys were stolen and used to steal a vehicle, which has turned up a day or two later, sometimes with damage,” continued Det. Superintendent Lansdown. “Many of the burglaries seem very opportunistic, with culprits entering through unlocked doors and windows to steal food and alcohol. This could be motivated by drug and alcohol abuse. Most of the burglaries, especially those in Bodden Town, don’t appear to be planned with any of the sophistication that would be needed to remove large appliances or break open safes.”

Yesterday evening, 16 May, just past 11PM the brown Kia Optima (#144572) reported stolen on Sunday was recovered at a location on Sitwell Road in Bodden Town. Two slim males who appeared to be in their 20s were seen to have been walking away from the vehicle before police arrived. Anyone who have may have seen these men and have any further information should contact the Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2240.

Police are urging residents to reinforce or replace old locks on windows and doors, and secure items such as car keys and purses in the home away from open windows or doors. Neighbourhood officers at Bodden Town Police Station can also assist residents with a crime prevention review of their homes.

There are three active neighbourhood watch programmes in the Bodden Town area, namely in Northward, Corolla Drive, and North Sound Estates. Those residents who would like to enquire about these programmes or start their own, or are seeking any crime prevention advice, are encouraged to call the Bodden Town Police Station to speak with neighbourhood officers.

“In recent weeks three new neighbourhood watches have begun in George Town, and we’d like to repeat this in Bodden Town, to add to the active ones we already have,” said Inspector Rudi Gordon, Neighborhood Inspector for the Eastern Districts. “Neighbourhood watches are a great way for residents to empower themselves and funnel more information to us that we need to stop crime.”

A community meeting will be scheduled in Bodden Town with the Commissioner of Police, Derek Byrne, in the near future to discuss burglary issues and other policing concerns with residents.

Anyone who may have any information about the recent burglaries in Bodden Town can contact the Bodden Town Police station at 947-2240 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 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.




Cayman Islands: Boat discovered near Bodden Town beach Wed, 17 May


Early this morning (17) around 6AM, the Joint Marine Unit (JMU) responded to a report of an empty boat with no engines which washed ashore along Bodden Town beach (near Manse Road). The boat had no engines and appears to be from Costa Rica, possibly adrift for weeks. The boat was removed from the beach by marine officers and taken to the Marine Base where enquiries continue.

The JMU would also like to thank the NRA for its assistance in providing the machinery necessary to remove the boat from the water on short notice.

A picture of the boat is attached.

Anyone with further information about this vessel is requested to contact the JMU at 649-7710.


Cayman Airways waives change fees for Jamaica flights due to flash flood warnings

Due to the flash flood warnings in the Northern and Southern parishes in Jamaica, Cayman Airways will be waiving change fees for its Jamaica flights as follows:

Cayman Airways will waive the change fee for passengers who have been ticketed prior to May 15, 2017 for travel between May 16, 2017 and May 18, 2017.

The passenger will be responsible for any applicable fare difference. Travel for the changed flight segment must be completed by May 26, 2017.

Passengers may call Cayman Airways Reservations on 345-949-2311.


Cayman Islands DCI to Close Early on 18 May

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) in Grand Cayman, including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close at 3:00pm on Thursday, 18 May, for a staff meeting.

DCI’s main office will reopen on Friday, 19 May at 8:30am, and the counter will reopen at 9:00am.

DCI staff apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause. For more information please call 945-0943 or email [email protected].


Cayman Islands Police Respond to Complaint of Animal Cruelty in North Side, Saturday, 13 May


On Saturday, 13 May, police received a report of animal cruelty at a residential address in North Side where a dog had allegedly been set afire. Officers responded to the location and gathered information from those in the area, but the dog could not be located. Personnel from the Cayman Islands’ Humane Society also arrived and searched for the dog. Several hours later that day the animal was located and police were informed that the dog had been badly burned but was alive and being treated.

The incident is under police investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 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 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.


Cayman Islands Smoking Cessation Classes: ‘I Can Quit’


Smokers who wish to quit the habit can still find a space in the upcoming Smoking Cessation Classes.

The Public Health Department reminds smokers that classes will take place every Wednesday for seven weeks in the Public Health Waiting Room, starting on Wednesday, 31 May 2017, from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.

Registration deadline is Monday, 29 May 2017.

For more information, or to sign up, contact the Public Health Department on 244-2889/244-2621, or email [email protected] or [email protected]


New Royal Caribbean Video

From Royal caribbean

We have a new video that just launched this morning, “Oasis Class AquaTheater Vinfographic.” The theatrical possibilities of the AquaTheater, the distinct high diving, acrobatic performance space introduced by Royal Caribbean with the Oasis class of ships, have breathtaking limits. Two 10-meter high platforms and the hydraulic-floored pool, the largest and deepest freshwater pool at sea, below will serve as podiums for high-diving, hair-raising aerobatics that AquaTheater audiences have come to love.

View Video Here: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/918/oasis-class-aquatheater-vinfographic/


Precise vs. accurate

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio

There’s a difference between precise and accurate. Weather predictions are often precise in their reporting of facts but wrong in their final outcome. Or, take digital audio.

It’s not hard for audio engineers to focus on the precise—getting the right bits in the right place, but it’s rare when everything else is taken into account so it can be accurate, like timing, or wave shape, or noise.

Getting things accurate is far harder than precise. We are reminded of this fact every time we listen to reproduced music—the elements we have captured are perfect down to the smallest detail, yet it still doesn’t sound live. Precise, but not accurate to the event.

It’s intoxicating to believe when we get a few things right that the whole will somehow transcend the pieces, mimicking their precision.

But it’s a shortsighted view.

For more: http://www.psaudio.com/pauls-posts/precise-vs-accurate/


Cayman Islands Mobile Voting Begins Tuesday, 16 May

The Elections Office reminds that mobile voting starts at 19 locations, one in each electoral district, from Tuesday, 16 May 2017 and ends on Friday, 19 May 2017. The polling stations will be open from 8 am to 2 pm on the four days.

The mobile voting application, Form C, is available on www.elections.ky and must be returned to the Elections Office by 12 May, 2017.

Mobile voting is conducted to enable two groups of voters, in particular, to cast their ballots:

Electors who are unable, or likely to be unable, to go in person to a polling station. In the case of persons in hospital, rest homes, the elderly, visually-impaired persons or others with a physical disability, an Elections Office mobile team will visit the elector’s residence.

Electors who are unable to go in person to the polling station because of the general nature of their occupation, service or employment. This includes all volunteers working Election Day. In these cases, the elector should go to the fixed mobile voting location on the specific days listed below.

Single Member Electoral District Mobile Voting Mobile Polling Day
West Bay North First Assembly of God Church Hall, 100 Finch Drive, West Bay 17-May-17
West Bay West West Bay Public Library, 204 Rev. Blackman Rd, West Bay 17-May-17
West Bay Central Ed Bush Sport Field – Conf. Room, 90 Stadium Drive, West Bay 17-May-17
West Bay South John Gray Memorial United Church Hall, 26 West Church Street, West Bay 17-May-17
George Town North St Georges Anglican Church Hall, 66 Courts Road, George Town 17-May-17
George Town Central George Town – Town Hall,  43 Fort St, George Town 18-May-17
George Town West Smith Road Centre, 150 Smith Road, George Town 18-May-17
George Town South South Sound CommunityCentre, 1012 South Church Street, George Town 18-May-17
George Town East Agape Family Worship Centre –Hall, 50B Fairbanks Rd., George Town 18-May-17
Red Bay Seafarers Hall, 11 Victory Ave, George Town 18-May-17
Prospect Moravian Church Hall, 497 Poindexter Rd, George Town 16-May-17
Savannah Savannah United Church Hall, 17 Astral Way, Bodden Town 16-May-17
Newlands International College of the Cayman Islands,595 Hirst Rd, Bodden Town 16-May-17
Bodden Town West Agricultural Grounds Pavilion,199 Lottery Rd, Bodden Town 16-May-17
Bodden Town East Webster Memorial United ChurchHall, 266 Bodden Town Rd, Bodden Town 16-May-17
North Side Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre, 923 North Side Rd 19-May-17
East End William Allen McLaughlin Civic Centre,  80 John Mclean Drive 19-May-17
Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman Aston Rutty Centre, 264 Ashton Reid Drive, Cayman Brac 19-May-17
Little Cayman PWD  Workers Building, 204 Spot Bay Road, Little Cayman 18-May-17
Cayman Brac East Veteran’s and Seaman’s Center, 205 Ashton Reid Drive, Cayman Brac 19-May-17


The Elections Office has published a list of all mobile ballots requested and approved on the home page of the Elections website.


Consolidated Water posts 1Q profit

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (AP) _ Consolidated Water Co. (CWCO) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $2.6 million.

The Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands-based company said it had profit of 18 cents per share.

The developer and operator of desalination plants posted revenue of $15.7 million in the period.

Consolidated Water shares have risen 6 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $11.50, a decline of 21 percent in the last 12 months.

This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on CWCO at https://www.zacks.com/ap/CWCO

SOURCE: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/consolidated-water-posts-1q-profit-231435026.html


BRIEF-Tingyi Cayman Islands Holdings says entered into master supply agreement with Marine Vision Investment


May 12 Tingyi Cayman Islands Holding Corp :

* Company entered into master supply agreement with marine vision investment inc

  • Agreement with Marine Vision Investment Inc. In relation to group’s purchase of carton boxes from supplier Source text (bit.ly/2r7qEZH)

For more: http://www.reuters.com/article/brief-tingyi-cayman-islands-holdings-say-idUSFWN1IE0HE


iNews Cayman honours all MOTHERS with Joan’s Poem to her ….

MOTHER (better known as Blanche)

Mama’ as we called her was so quiet and sweet

To hug and kiss her was really a treat.

She was fat like mothers of her day you see

Having nine healthy children she was pleased as could be.

She never wandered far from home – no way,

She kept watch for our return each and every day

Anxious that we’d each eat the food she’d prepared

With enough left for the less fortunate we always shared.

Mama loved her garden and we could always find her there

Planting, transplanting and weeding we knew she cared.

At evening time you could smell the perfume and powder

With a hat on her head no one could be prouder,

Especially if we were going to church where we’d be together.

I mean she was like a mother hen so proud to be gathered.

With no telephones her voice came across the bush

Shouting – especially for me, I really had to rush.

You see those days we visited each other to play or sing

All our homes had porches and each had a swing

Alas, when I was at the age of eight years

Mama’s happiness turned to tears

W.W.11 was raging and the enemy was all around

Suddenly mama was even more quiet and hardly made a sound,

Her oldest son, our brother was at sea and very much involved.

Mama kept listening for news – for the conflict to be resolved

Tears poured from mama’s eyes as she kept looking to the west,

Sitting in her swing she silently prayed and thought it best

Oh God,” she said, “My precious son is at sea,

Please keep him safe and return him to me.”

And this is what mothers have to face today

The uncertainty in one’s heart to lose a son at war or play.

In our beautiful society illegal drugs play a big part

Do your thing report, your suspicions before they start

I know Sunday is Mother’s Day and I wish you all a happy one

Share your love with each other until the day is done.



Vote NCVO for the Cayman Islands Island Heritage Charity Drive


We really want a chance to be selected to raise $15,000 that will benefit the NCVO and its programmes. www.ncvo.org.ky

Please vote below for NCVO and share this email or Facebook links https://www.facebook.com/NCVOCaymanIslands/ to all your friends and family and anyone else you can think of – LOL!

We are so proud to be able to help our community and we are asking you to simply vote below to help us to reach our fundraising goals – VOTE NCVO!

Special thanks to Island Heritage for this opportunity!


Cayman Islands: Nominations Sought for Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours

Nominations are sought for the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

You can send nominations directly to the Royal, Ceremonial and Honours Unit, part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK. The deadline to receive nominations is close of business on 19 May 2017 (UK time).

Nominations can be sent by email to [email protected] or by post to Royal, Ceremonial and Honours Unit, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Room KG.02, King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH.

Alternatively, you can send your nominations to the Governor’s Office by email [email protected] or post to Suite 101 Government Administration Building, Grand Cayman KY1-9000, by the earlier deadline of 11 May 2017.

For more on the Honours system, nomination forms and guidance on submitting nominations, visit https://www.gov.uk/honours/overview.


Cayman Islands General, Civil Contractors Registration Deadline Extended

The deadline for General and Civil Contractors to register with the Builders Board has been extended by a month. The deadline is now 31 May 2017 instead of end April.

The registration deadlines for the other categories of contractors remain the same, as follows:

Residential and Building Contractors – 30 June 2017

Trade Contractors – 31 August 2017.



Cayman Drama Society is excited to announce that tickets to “Footloose – The Musical” is now on sale.  We urge you to book early to avoid disappointment – the performances will sell out.

Footloose is one of the most explosive musicals in recent memory. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated score Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie – Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford – Music by Tom Snow – Lyrics by Dean Pitchford – Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

Don’t miss this opportunity to see our incredible local talent.

Shows are at the Prospect Playhouse on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1st June to 24th June, doors open at 6.30pm with Curtain at 7.30pm

There are also on 11th June and 18th June, doors open at 4pm with Curtain at 5pm

Tickets for all performances are only CI$30 for Adults and CI$20 for Students/Children

Click here to book tickets!

Please note that the Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are rated PG13; for the two Sunday performances the rating is PG



2017 National Amin Mohammed Steel Pan Competition

The 2017 National Amin Mohammed Steel Pan Competition is Thursday (18 May) at the Family Life Center with gates opening at 6pm.


Mobile Voting

Mobile voting is underway at 19 locations, one in each electoral district, this week. The polling stations will be open from 8 am to 2 pm on the four days. If you have registered for mobile voting and would like to know which polling station you will be using, log on to www.elections.ky

Prayer & Prayz Conference

You’re invited to the Prayer & Prayz Conference Thursday and Friday (18 — 19 May) under the theme “Thy Will Be Done” at Mary Miller Hall. A Prayer Breakfast will be at the George Town, Town Hall on Saturday from 8-11 am

Cadet Corp Concert Band

 You’re invited to join the Cadet Corp Concert Band.  Call 938-8821 or email [email protected] for more information.
ReTHINK Teen Maze
The ReTHINK Teen Maze is Saturday (20 May) from 10am until 1pm at the Family Resource Center. Call 949.0006 for more information.

Charity 5K & 10K Walk/Run

As a part of The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s 20th Anniversary, the public is invited to a Charity 5K & 10K Walk/Run on Sunday (21 May) at 6:00 a.m. starting at the Elizabethan Square, George Town. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.  Proceeds will benefit the literacy and numeracy programs of various government primary schools. To register, or for more information, visit cima.ky

First Baptist Church Choir Tour

The First Baptist Church Choir is touring Grand Cayman. The next performance is Sunday (21May) at the Elmslie Memorial Church at 7pm.

Business of Art Symposium

You’re invited to the Business of Art Symposium at the National Gallery on Sunday (21 May) from 845am to 530pm.



Caribbean Musical Festival


An Enchanted Evening of Musical Excellence

 An Enchanted Evening of Musical Excellence is Saturday (27 May) from 7 to 10pm at the Arts & Recreation Center at Camana Bay.
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First Baptist Church Choir Tour

The First Baptist Church Choir is touring Grand Cayman. The next performance is Sunday (28 May) at the Church of God Frank Sound at 7pm.



Hope Academy Fundraising Draw

Hope Academy’s PTA is having a fundraising elimination draw on Tuesday, May 30th.  Tickets are $10 each and the grand prize includes  2 tickets to Miami,  a night for 2 plus breakfast at the Kimpton Seafire and a sunset cruise for 2 from Red Sail. Get more information at the Hope Academy Office at 769-4673.



General and Civil Contractors Registration

The deadline for General and Civil Contractors to register with the Builder’s Board is Wednesday (31 May).

 May Events at Camana Bay

This is the month to celebrate the special woman in your life thanks to Mother’s Day onSunday, 14 May. From conversations over brunch to snapping keepsake photos to choosing the perfect gift to finding your Zen together, Camana Bay has all you need for Mother’s Day inspiration – click here for more.

Keep in the know this election season with a series of live debates. Learn new skills in the kitchen – from island infusions to Mexican fiestas to Italian creations that will have you saying Mamma Mia! Watch an enchanting ballet on the big screen or take the kiddos to see a classic cartoon movie.

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class 
Wednesday 17 May
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Island-Style Cooking Class
Thursday 18 May
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Food Revolution Day Kids’ Cooking Class
Saturday 20 May
Gardenia Court

Culture at the Cinema: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Saturday 20 May
Regal Cinemas

Mamma Mia! Cooking Class
Tuesday 23 May
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

An Enchanted Evening of Musical Excellence 
Saturday 27 May
The Arts & Recreation Centre

of the Cayman Islands


Celebrating Maritime Culture and Heritage at the

A Last Look

NGCI STOREThe National Gallery Store works with NGCI curators and artists to find the very best products to support the temporary exhibition schedule. Throughout the exhibition, Upon the Seas, the NGCI Store will feature books, accessories, art supplies, and kids’ items that will inspire ingenuity and encourage one to make a BIG NOISE with a little creativity! NGCI members receive a 10% discount, plus additional sales on art supplies and merchandise will run throughout the exhibition.


National Gallery offers guided tours to enhance your experience and offer memorable moments. Led by NGCI curators or educators, tours provide additional insights and tell the stories behind the works of art and artists who created them. Custom tours and packages are also available – consider including a workshop, art class, or art documentary with your visit. We have ample parking and an Art Café offering healthy snacks and beverages. Additional catering options are also available. Tour pricing is dependent on group size and staff availability. For more information email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

Contact Us

For more information regarding any of the events listed above and to RSVP please get in touch by emailing [email protected] or by calling (345) 945 8111.


The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has a temporary access road while work is being done to improve site access as well as develop the front sculpture gardens. The access road is located off of Lawrence Boulevard and passes through the F.J. Harquail Cultural Grounds (Harquail Theatre). For a map please visit https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/temporary-road-access/. NGCI exhibitions and programming will continue as per usual. For more information on roadworks related to NGCI email i[email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

About the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

Established in 1996, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is the country’s leading visual arts museum and education centre, charged with promoting and encouraging the appreciation and practice of the visual arts in the Cayman Islands. This mission is achieved through exhibitions, education/outreach programmes, school tours, community festivals, and ongoing research projects. Holding up to six exhibitions annually at our central exhibition space, and satellite venues around Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands, the curatorial team strives to create a balance between exhibitions of quality Caymanian artwork with art from further afield. This is achieved by working with a broad cross-section of artists and ranging from site-specific work to more traditional gallery-based projects.

NGCI is at the forefront of visual arts education in the Cayman Islands hosting 25+ education and outreach programmes monthly, across all three islands. These programmes aim to capture every age group in our community from the youngest pre-schoolers to senior citizens, in addition to marginalized members of our community. They combine arts education with enriching creative experiences which foster creativity, help build self-esteem, and provide effective and invaluable explorations of culture, cultural heritage, national identity and community values.

NGCI Site & Facility

The new National Gallery building is a 9,000 sq. ft. facility situated on the western side of the Esterley Tibbetts Bypass, close to Camana Bay town centre and adjacent to the Harquail Theatre. The new development is home to two temporary exhibition areas, an art studio, library, auditorium, sculpture garden, Art Café and Gift Shop, and a permanent gallery for the Cayman Islands National Art Collection.

As part of the National Gallery’s long-term business plan, an auditorium and multi-purpose event space have been incorporated into the design providing flexible venue options for conferences.

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