October 30, 2020

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Steve Harvey’ $42.3M IP Suit must go to trial: Music Co.

Music production company We 3 Kings Inc. told a California federal judge on Wednesday that “The Steve Harvey Show” and other defendants seeking a quick win in a $42.3 million suit alleging the show’s second season used unlicensed copies of its recordings are “shooting buckshot at a flock of birds” with their disorganized defenses, asking the court to take the case to trial.

For more: https://www.law360.com/media/articles/932213/-steve-harvey-42-3m-ip-suit-must-go-to-trial-music-co-?nl_pk=3dff67ed-0e27-47ea-8f8b-9a83ecddf692&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=media&read_more=1


ILO to publish a report on employment trends for women 2017

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to publish the World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) – Trends for Women 2017.

The new report will be released on Wednesday, 14 June. It will provide figures and analysis on women in the labour market, including the huge economic benefits that could be made by closing gender gaps.

The report and all associated material and information are under strict embargo until 20:00 GMT (22:00 CET time) on Wednesday, 14 June.

Alleged minor “forced” to have sex with mentally challenged man in latest viral video

By Ana Alleyne From St Lucia News Online

The young males who were recording the video. Members of the public have accused them of forcing the alleged minor to have sex with a male adult who is believed to be mentally challenged.

The young males who were recording the video. Members of the public have accused them of forcing the alleged minor to have sex with a male adult who is believed to be mentally challenged.

Persons have been calling for the arrest of several young males whom they have accused of taking advantage of an alleged 14-year-old girl who is seen in the latest viral mobile phone video having sex with a purported mentally challenged man.

Since the begining of the week an increasing number of persons have been contacting St. Lucia News Online (SNO) requesting that something be done about the two young males who were seen in the video poking fun at the alleged underaged girl and the adult male.

The faces of the alleged perpetrators were visible.

According to persons who contacted our newsroom, the youngsters forced the female to have sex with the man, though this is not clearly evident in the two-and-half-minute video.

“Send them fellas jail yow. The girl is only 14 and the fellas force de girl to do that yoow,” a man said.

“Apparently this video has gone viral and something needs be to done about this. The girl is just 14 years of age,” a woman said.

The males were heard laughing constantly and encouraging the duo to continue their act.

“Just concentrate on your vibe,” one of the males said while recording the act. The other male was also using his phone to record the event.

The female did not say anything and neither did the man who was having sex with her.

Members of the public said the incident was a crime because the female is underaged, even if she consented. SNO however has been unsuccessful in verifying the age of the female.

The Police Information Office said they are not yet in receipt of the video.

Since the beginning of the year, numerous pornographic videos have been circulating in St. Lucia.

Law enforcement authorities have warned that persons sharing such videos are committing a crime and can be arrested for libel and other sections according to the Criminal Code.

Regarding the arrest of persons in the videos, the authorities said the witnesses have to make a report to the police, and make a formal statement, confirming that they were raped. Otherwise the police would have little to stand on legally.

For more:https://www.stlucianewsonline.com/alleged-minor-forced-to-have-sex-with-mentally-challenged-man-in-latest-viral-video/


Deloitte named to LinkedIn’s Top Companies lists

Deloitte has earned a place on LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Companies lists in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, the UK, and the US.

This recognition highlights Deloitte as a leader in attracting and retaining top talent, according to LinkedIn data. Deloitte hired nearly 68,000 new professionals through the third quarter of FY 2017, and we continue to grow.

SOURCE: https://www2.deloitte.com/ky/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/deloitte-named-to-linkedin-top-companies.html


Cayman Islands: Shooting Early Saturday Morning, 3 June


UPDATE: Following police operations around the island today involving CID detectives, firearms units, K-9 and the Air Operations Unit, police have arrested a 24-year-old man from West Bay on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the shooting incidents early Saturday morning, 3 June.  The man is currently in Police custody.

Just before 2:30AM on Saturday, 3 June, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police to two reports of shots fired; one report originated from the Roof Top Bar on Mary Street, and a second shortly thereafter from a residence on Myles Lane in Central George Town.

A man who had been at the Roof Top Bar that evening encountered three men known to him and attempted to elude them, but they followed him. The man then came down the staircase and jumped over the railing of the second floor, falling on a parked car below. The three men pursued him from the bar as he ran down the street, and fired what he believed to be a gunshot in his direction. The man ran all the way to a residence on Myles Lane in Central George Town.

When there the man met his friend in the yard of the residence; a silver Honda then came by with the three men inside the vehicle who were earlier pursuing the man at the Roof Top Bar. The men in the vehicle opened fire on the two men in the yard, who ran and were not injured. Several shots were fired at the residence, but there were no injuries.

Forensic recovery at the scene recovered several spent shells, some of which were of heavy caliber. It was determined altogether that at least fifteen shots were fired, many of which hit the residence. One of these was lodged in the mattress where one of the occupants had been sleeping.

“This incident reflects a dramatic escalation of tensions and is believed to be gang-related,” said Commissioner of Police, Derek Byrne, “the indiscriminate shooting at this residence shows an utter disregard for life and those responsible for it are a clear danger to the community. Such firearm violence cannot be tolerated, and we are responding firmly to the threat posed.”

At one point during the initial response to the Roof Top Bar, an accidental discharge of a police officer’s weapon occurred. The weapon was not aimed at anyone and no one was injured. The incident is under investigation by PSU.


New video from Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean have a new video that launched this morning, “Putting Flavors to the Test: Culinary Creativity in Royal Caribbean’s Test Kitchen.” At Royal Caribbean’s test kitchen, located at the cruise line’s Miami offices, great culinary minds come together to experiment with tasty ideas. From concept to reality, many signature Royal Caribbean dining experiences first came to life in the kitchen.

View Video Here: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/920/putting-flavors-to-the-test-culinary-creativity-in-royal-caribbeans-test-kitchen/


Cayman Islands: Five arrested and cocaine and cash seized in joint police-customs operation last Friday night, 2 June


Just past 7PM on Friday evening, 2 June, a joint operation by the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force (DSCTF) and Customs Enforcement was conducted at an apartment complex in George Town. A search was conducted at an apartment on the property during which a quantity of cocaine and cash was seized.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of importation of cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession with intent to supply:

A man, age 51 of Venezuela, currently in Police custody;

A man, age 32 of Venezuela, currently in Police custody;

A man, age 22 of Venezuela, currently in Police custody;

Two others were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the importation of cocaine:

A man, age 31 of Bodden Town, currently in Police custody;

A woman, age 39 of West Bay, currently on Police bail.

Investigations are continuing into this matter.

The 31-year-old Bodden Town man is a Customs Officer. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford confirms that he has been suspended from duty.

Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne observed that “it is gratifying to continue to see the benefits of the collaboration between the DSCTF and Customs Enforcement, which has resulted in a number of successful operations recently, including this one.”

Collector of Customs Charles Clifford continued, “I would like to thank the Police and Customs Officers involved in this joint operation for their professionalism. While the presumption of innocence must apply in all cases, I also wish to categorically state that there is absolutely no place in the Customs Department for any officer who is engaged in criminal activity. I will not allow the integrity of our hard working and dedicated customs officers to be brought into question because of the conduct of any corrupt officer. Investigations such as this one will be prioritized for obvious reasons.”


Cayman Islands: Proactive Police Patrols and Operations Yield Twelve Drug Arrests over the Weekend


A total of twenty-seven arrests were made during a very busy weekend for RCIPS; twelve of these arrests were for drug-related offences, many of which occurred during proactive police work.

On Friday morning, 2 June, officers carried out a pre-planned operation at a location on Safe Haven Road.  A search of the premises resulted in three men being arrested on suspicion of drug offences, and quantities of ganja, cocaine and heroin recovered. Drug utensils were also recovered.

Two of the three men attempted to evade the police during the operation by jumping over the balcony. Police engaged in a foot chase and the two men, ages 18 and 19, both of George Town, were subsequently arrested.

The third man, age 18, also from George Town, was also detained and arrested. All three are on Police Bail pending further investigation.

Also on Friday night, officers made two more arrests in two separate drug-related incidents while on patrol.

During a patrol on Walkers Road in George Town, police had cause to search a 31-year-old man in the vicinity of Seventh Day Mission Church. The man was found to have several small packets of ganja on his person. He was arrested and taken into custody for suspicion of possession of ganja as well as suspicion of possession with intent to supply.  He is now on Police bail.

Just before 11PM officers on patrol in Trafalgar Place off West Bay Road near Public Beach smelt ganja in the rear parking lot and questioned two women in a vehicle. One woman, age 21 of George Town, was arrested after being found in possession of ganja. She is now on Police bail.

During another police patrol on Saturday, 3 June, two male juveniles were seen acting suspiciously at the rear of Aqua Restaurant on Galleria Plaza. They were approached by the police and a search was conducted. A small portion of ganja as well as a machete was found on the person of a male, age 14 of North Side, and he was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja and possession of an offensive weapon. The second male, age 16, was also detained. Both juveniles are now on Police bail.


Very positive press coverage somewhat likely to impact Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR)

From Chaffey Breeze

Qunar Cayman Islands logoHeadlines about Qunar Cayman Islands (NASDAQ:QUNR) have been trending very positive on Sunday, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qunar Cayman Islands earned a news impact score of 0.69 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR) opened at 30.41 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $30.63 and its 200-day moving average price is $29.89. Qunar Cayman Islands has a 12 month low of $25.75 and a 12 month high of $44.64.

SOURCE: https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/06/04/very-positive-press-coverage-somewhat-likely-to-impact-qunar-cayman-islands-qunr-share-price.html


Eduniversal best Masters ranking in Cayman Islands (U.K.)This year, none of the Business Schools of this country have programs ranked among the best 4000 Master Programs.

If you wish to study in this geographical zone, you can find the ranked Master Programs in this region by choosing another country

SOURCE: http://www.best-masters.com/ranking-master-in-cayman-islands-uk.html?PHPSESSID=d127e0e6551970d3f4de21b83461a88f


Today Will Be Different” in development at HBO

HBO has commissioned scripts for the development a limited series based on the best-selling novel by Maria Semple, Today Will Be Different, starring and produced by Julia Roberts.

Today Will Be Different follows Eleanor Flood (Roberts), who wakes up determined to be her best self, but then life happens. Taking place over a single day, it is described as a rollicking portrait of one woman’s fumbling but valiant attempt to navigate the knotty perils and sly grace of modern life.

Today Will Be Different will mark Roberts’ return to television and to HBO following her starring role in the HBO Film, The Normal Heart.

See the original story at Deadline: http://deadline.com/2017/06/hbo-today-will-be-different-limited-series-julia-roberts-annapurna-tv-1202105800/


NCVO “New to You” Bargain Shop Parking Lot SaleThe NCVO would like to invite new and existing “New To You” Bargain Shop customers to come down to its quarterly parking lot sale on Saturday 10th June starting at 6:30 am to 10:30am.

The public can purchase gently owned clothing, books, household items, toys and much more at the second of four parking lot sales planned this year.

How it works Customers can pay $5.00 for a bag and fill it to the brim with any item displayed. Larger items will be priced separately.

Teachers who attend will be given special prices on all books and educational items available.

Volunteers are welcome to attend and assist with set up and sales, contact Mona on [email protected] or call 949-2124 to sign up.

Vioris Wright works her booth at the Bargain Shop parking lot sale


Cayman Writers’ Circle

Hello Fellow Writers,

We are resurrecting Cayman Writers’ Circle! You are invited to attend every Monday from 6.30-8.00pm.

To make it accessible to everyone, we will meet at alternating locations – 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at St Alban’s Church Hall, 461 Shedden Road, in George Town, and 2nd and 4th Mondays at Sea Orchard Retreat in West Bay.

The first meeting will be on Monday 22nd May at Sea Orchard Retreat, 375 Conch Point Rd, West Bay (follow signs to Papagallo if you can’t see the Sea Orchard signs).

Bring your ideas and your friends! Please pass this on to everyone you know. Hoping to see you on the 22nd! Cayman Writers’ Circle Facilitators

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 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



Island Heritage CharityDrive

Help three charities earn CI$35,000 during Island Heritage CharityDrive by driving by the Island Heritage roundabout and showing your support on social media. Island Heritage will donate a dollar on your behalf on Tuesday 6 June in support of CARE, Wednesday 7 June in support of CI Little League, and Thursday 8 June in support of CI Crisis Centre. Visit charitydrive.ky for all the details.

Young at Arts Summer Intensive

The deadline to audition for this year’s Young at Arts Summer Intensive hosted by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation has been pushed to June 8th.  The program is open to those between the ages of 14 and 22.  Visit artscayman.org/young-at-arts for more information

Employment: Termination of Employment, Notice, Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Retirement

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Employment: Termination of Employment, Notice, Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Retirement on Thursday (8 Jun) from 9am to 11am at their offices in Governor’s Square. Log on to caymanchamber.ky to register



Breast Cancer Awareness Update, CME Symposium

The Breast Cancer Awareness Update, CME Symposium, is Friday (9 Jun) from 5 to 9pm at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine. Admission is free.

Olympic Charity Luncheon

 The Olympic Charity Luncheon is Friday (9 Jun) at 12pm at the Crescent at Camana Bay. For more information, email [email protected].

DVDL Replaces Temp Plates

 The Department of Vehicle & Drivers’ Licensing is currently carrying out the replacement of all Temporary Registration Plates.
Thus far, over 1400 vehicles have been assigned the new permanent registration plates. DVDL is asking those customers who have been contacted by the department, to come and collect their new registration plates.
These customers are reminded to also bring the temporary registration plates, windshield coupon (if not expired), and the Log Book with them, when collecting the new registration plates.

Cayman Islands Early Childhood Association

The Cayman Islands Early Childhood Association is hosting an interactive session on Child Abuse Awareness and Safeguarding on Saturday (10 Jun) at 9am.

Community Health Fair

The First Assembly of God is hosting a Community Health Fair on Saturday (10 Jun) from 10am to 1pm.

25th Annual Flowers 1 Mile Sea Swim

The 25th Annual Flowers 1 Mile Sea Swim is Saturday (10 Jun) at 2:30pm. Register online at caymanactive.com.

“New To You” Bargain Shop

The NCVO invites “New To You” Bargain Shop customers to come down to its quarterly parking lot sale on Saturday (10 Jun) starting from  6:30 am to 10:30am

Seaside Sisters and Friends Homecoming Fundraising Concert 2017

The North Side Wesleyan Holiness Church Seaside Sisters & Friends will be in concert on 10th June, 2017 at the Mary Miller Hall starting at 7:00pm.  The proceeds from this concert will go towards the building of their new church. Other artists who will be performing include Elroy Stewartson from the Red Bay Gospel Band, Karen Eddie Turner, Rico Rolando, Nina Orrett, Jonelle and Justine Ebanks, Nicole Barnett, Darwin Ebanks, Ed Gibson, Jayden Hanna and much more.  Also present will be Lead Guitarist Jonathan Ebanks and Bass Guitarist Roger Wilson. Tickets can be purchased from any of the Seaside Sisters, Christian Enlightenment Centre, Funky Tangs, Eddie’s Decor or any of the Wesleyan Holiness Churches.  The cost of tickets is CI$10.00 prepaid or CI$15.00 at the gate.  Refreshments will be on sale.



Cayman Championships 58 Mile Road Race

The Cayman Championships 58 Mile Road Race is Sunday (11 Jun) at 7am at Clifton Hunter High School.  Register online at caymanactive.com.

Wind of Hope 5K Walk Run

 The Wind of Hope 5K Walk Run is Sunday (11 Jun) at 630am at Safe Haven.  Register online at caymanactive.com.

Annual All Day Meeting at the Church of God Full Gospel Hall

You’re invited to the Annual All Day Meeting at the Church of God Full Gospel Hall in North Side on Sunday (11 Jun) at the North Side Civic Center with morning worship at 11am, praise service at 3 and evangelistic service at 715pm.  There will be special evangelistic service at 730pm nightly Monday — Friday (12 — 16 Jun)


West Bay Church of Christ Annual Marriage and Family Enrichment Series

The West Bay Church of Christ Annual Marriage and Family Enrichment Series is Sunday — Friday (11 — 16 Jun) at 10am and 7pm on Sunday and weeknights at 730pm.



Kings Sports Center Futsal Cup Summer 2017

The Kings Sports Center Futsal Cup Summer 2017 kicks off on June 14th.  Call 322.0243 for more information.



Intellectual Property Basics: Copyright, Trademarks and Patents

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Intellectual Property Basics: Copyright, Trademarks and Patents on Thursday (15 Jun) from 9am to 11am at their offices in Governor’s Square. Log on to caymanchamber.ky to register.



LSHS Graduation

As part of Layman School High School 50th anniversary celebrations, you’re invited to this year’s Graduation Ceremony at 7pm at the Aston Rutty Center on Saturday (17 Jun).


First Baptist Church Choir Tour

The First Baptist Church Choir is touring Grand Cayman. The next performance is Sunday (18 Jun) at the East End United Church at 7pm.

Situational Self Leadership

 The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Situational Self Leadership on Wednesday (21 Jun) from 9am to 430pm at their offices in Governor’s Square. Log on to caymanchamber.ky to register.

Essentials of Supervision: Developing your Team

 The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Essentials of Supervision: Developing your Team on Thursday (22 Jun) from 9am to 1p, at their offices in Governor’s Square. Log on to caymanchamber.ky to register.

John Gray High School PTA Summer Fair and Raffle

John Gray High School PTA Summer Fair and Raffle is Saturday (24 Jun) from 11am to 6pm.  Call 917.9897 to volunteer or arrange to be a food vendor.

Girls Brigade 70th Anniversary: Picnic

As part of 70th anniversary celebrations, the Girls Brigade is hosting a picnic on Saturday (24 Jun) at Government House


First Baptist Church Choir Tour

The First Baptist Church Choir is touring Grand Cayman. The next performance is Sunday (25 Jun) at the John Gray United Church at 7pm.



Residential and Building Contractors Registration

The deadline for Residential and Building Contractors to register with the Builder’s Board is Friday (30 Jun).

School Registration Deadline

The registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to, Government schools for the 2017/2018 school year will close on June 30th.

Alumni Assembly

As part of Layman School High School 50th anniversary celebrations, you’re invited to an Alumni Assembly for years ’67 — ’76 at 8am on Thursday (30 Jun).

June Events at Camana Bay

June is not only the start of summer but also the celebration of all things ‘Dad’ with Father’s Day – and here at Camana Bay we are joining the party with our first Dadurday event! Come on out on Saturday, 17 June for an afternoon Dads will love – from lawn games to a beer garden and BBQ to crafts and kite-making – there’s something for every dad and every age. Also, we start to build up to the excitement of Dance Month in July with a live dance show of every style with Centre Pointe Dance Studio on 7 June, and a ballet performance not to be missed at Regal Cinemas as part of its Culture at the Cinema series

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Cayman Islands Humane Society Kitten Roadshow
Saturday 3 June
Camana Bay Visitor Centre

Budding Chef Cooking Class: Pizza Party
Saturday 3 June
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Just Dance
Wednesday 7 June
The Crescent

Chef Express Workshop: Low and Slow
Thursday 8 June
The Crescent

Flowers Sea Swim Olympic Luncheon
Friday 9 June

Regal Cinemas’ Kids Club: Inside Out
Saturday 10 June
Regal Cinemas

The Bookends Club
Wednesday 14 June
Books & Books

Mexican Cantina Series
Wednesday 14, 21 and 28 June
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Quick and Easy Tapas
Thursday 15 June
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Budding Chef Cooking Class: Pasta Mania
Saturday 17 June
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Saturday 17 June
The Crescent

You Da Man! Father’s Day Happy Hour with The Big Green Egg
Saturday 17 June
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Culture at the Cinema: A Contemporary Evening
Saturday 17 June
Regal Cinemas

Exotic Indian
Tuesday 20 June
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Budding Chef Cooking Class: Baker’s Delight
Saturday 24 June
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

of the Cayman Islands


Celebrating Maritime Culture and Heritage at the

A Last Look

STOREThe Store works with 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.


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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