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Demonstration of Distress Flare Off Seven Mile Beach Thursday, 13 October, at 7:30PM

Thursday evening, 13 October, at 7:30PM, the Joint Marine Unit will fire two distress flares off Seven Mile Beach for the purposes of demonstrating for the public what an actual distress flare looks like. The objective of the exercise is to enable the public to distinguish between distress flares and other lights that may be seen out on the open water, including fireworks.

“Although we live on an island with a very active boating community, there are many people who have never seen a distress flare themselves,” explained Inspector Leo Anglin, RCIPS Marine Commander. “This demonstration is purely as an educational exercise for the public, and intended to reduce instances where the 9-1-1 Communications Centre is mistakenly notified of a flare sighting.

“At the same time, it will give people confidence to know when indeed they have seen a flare, and to call the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to report the flare’s location, which is exactly what we need them to do.”

The flares launched on Thursday night will be red in colour and will be visible along Seven Mile Beach. It may be followed by similar flare demonstrations in other locations around the islands, all of which will be announced in advance. These will be followed by other activities and JMU media appearances intended to educate the public about marine safety ahead of Pirate’s Week in November.

 

QU Women’s Golf Finishes 5th At Quinnipiac Classic [Cayman Islands Ribbins tied 15th place)

From Quinniplac bobcats

HAMDEN, Connecticut – Quinnipiac sophomore Luciana Tobia-Palza (La Paz, Bolivia) finished tied for fourth at the Sixth Annual Quinnipiac Classic at New Haven Country Club in Hamden, Connecticut. As a team, Quinnipiac finished fifth out of 11 teams.

St. John’s won the Bobcats’ tournament led by medalist Kirsty Beckwith, who was the only golfer in the field to shoot under 80 for all three rounds. Beckwith finished at 226 (+16) for the tournament, which tied the record for 54 holes set by Albany’s Annie Lee in the 2015 QU Classic.

Tobia-Palza shot a 162 (80-82) over the first two rounds before carding her best round of the two-day, three-round tournament with a 79 (+9) over the final 18. Tobia was +5 through the first three holes after a triple bogey on hole No. 2 and double bogey on hole No. 3 but settled in to finish at +8 at the turn. After a par on 10 and a birdie on 11, Tobia-Palza bogeyed on holes No. 12 and 13 before shooting par on her final five holes.

Julia Kemmling (Berlin, Connecticut) and Emily Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) were both tied for 15th at 247 (+37). Kemmling started Monday’s first round with an 91, but shed 13 strokes off that score for the second 18 holes on the first day for a 78. The second-year Bobcat matched her second round, posting a 78 (+8) to finish eight spots higher than her first-day finish. Kemmling’s third round was highlighted by her only three birdies of the tournament.

Ribbins was solid for the third-straight round, shooting an 83 (+13) on the final round after tallying an 84 for the first round and an 80 for the second round. Ribbins started Tuesday’s final round with her highest score on the front nine of the three-round event before posting her best score on the back nine, highlighted by a birdie on hole No. 14.

Estefania Morales (Caracas, Venezuela) finished tied for 20th with an 86 on the final day to finish at 250 (+40) for the tournament. Junior Devan McCarrie (Yardley, Pennsylvania), playing as an individual, had a career-best 86 on the final round.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Oct. 24-25 when it travels to Quinnipiac, New York to compete in the St. John’s Invitational.

For more: http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/news/2016/10/11/qu-womens-golf-finishes-5th-at-quinnipiac-classic.aspx?path=wgolf

 

The Government of Guyana Participates in EU – Caribbean Energy Conference in Barbados

Ministry of Natural Resources, Guyana, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Guyana Government was represented at the historic EU-CARIBBEAN Sustainable Energy Conference that was held at Barbados’ Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre – October 10 – 11, 2016, by a team comprising Hon. David Patterson and Raphael Trotman, Ministers of Public Infrastructure and Natural Resources respectively, and Justice (ret’d) Prem Persaud, Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, Mr. Horace Williams of the Hinterland Electrification Programme and Mr. Dolwin Khan of the Guyana Energy Agency.

This conference, the first of its kind, brought together Ministers of Caribbean governments, CARICOM’s Secretary General and team, energy experts, financiers and private sector representatives, to discuss how the Caribbean can achieve its energy transformation goals with European Union support.

The keynote address was delivered by Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart, and topics covered included:

Goals for renewable energy and energy efficiency
Opportunities for investment;
EU funding instruments;
Regulatory frameworks;
Technology, innovation and cooperation; and
Regional interconnection
Minister Trotman participated in a Ministerial Panel on Sustainable Energy Policies and bilateral discussions were held with various Ministers and representatives of the European Investment Bank (EIB), among others.

Town Hall Meetings about Zika Virus Rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the series of town hall meetings about the Zika virus has been rescheduled. The meetings are being held by Public Health to inform residents about Zika, and to address concerns, especially for pregnant women.

The meetings will now take place at Bodden Town Civic Centre on Tuesday, 18 October; Sir John A. Cumber Primary School Hall, West Bay on Tuesday, 25 October; North Side Civic Centre on Tuesday, 1 November; and East End Civic Centre on Tuesday, 8 November. All meetings will be from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The meetings will be attended by a panel including Acting Medical officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, Ministry of Health Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn, obstetrician Dr. Gilberta Alexander, internal medicine specialist Dr. Iheonunekwu Nelson, surveillance officer Timothy McLaughlin-Munro and nurse midwife Beverley Samuels, as well as Director of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit, Dr. Bill Petrie.

All, especially pregnant women and concerned members of the public, are invited to attend.

Travel Channel Cayman Islands Beach Escape Sweepstakes

Description:

The Travel Channel Cayman Islands Beach Escape Sweepstakes will award one Grand Prize Winner a trip for 2 to the Cayman Islands. The Vacation Sweepstakes Prize Package includes: $1,000 Gift Card for airfare; 5 days/4 nights first class hotel accommodations at Le Soleil d’Or; $500 Dining Credit at Mango Restaurant; farm to table cooking class for 2; Guided Tour of the resort’s organic farm; Guided Nature Tour of Cayman Brac island; round trip airport transfers to/from hotel in Cayman; and a 6-month subscription to Hamptons Lane boxes of specialty ingredients and kitchen tools.

Grand Prize:

A trip for 2 to the Cayman Islands – includes $1,000 for airfare, 4 night first-class accommodations at Le Soleil d’Or, $500 Dining Credit at Mango Restaurant, & more!

ARV: $3,367.00

Company: The Travel Channel, L.L.C.

Start Date: 09/26/2016

Deadline Date: 10/28/2016

Entry Fee: $0.00

Frequency: Daily

Cayman Islands Official Public Holidays for 2017 Confirmed

The Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, Cert. Hon, JP, has approved the Cayman Islands official public holidays for 2017.

The approved list covers all the public holidays, including Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday in June 2017.

Since New Year’s Day (1 January) falls on a Sunday, Monday, 2 January 2017 will be observed as the official public holiday.

The official public holidays for 2017 are:

Monday, 2 January – New Year’s Day (observed)

Monday, 23 January – National Heroes Day

Wednesday, 1 March – Ash Wednesday

Friday, 14 April – Good Friday

Monday, 17 April – Easter Monday

Monday, 15 May – Discovery Day

Monday, 19 June – Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 3 July – Constitution Day

Monday, 13 November – Remembrance Day

Monday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Tuesday, 26 December – Boxing Day.

Cayman Islands Pirates Week calls for food vendors

The Pirates Week Festival Office is inviting participants for the annual Food Festival to submit their vendor applications for the below dates/times:

 

Friday 11th November

George Town

6:00pm to 2:00am

Saturday 12th November

George Town

1:00pm to midnight

Saturday 19th November

George Town

2:00pm to midnight

Vendor applications must be submitted beginning on Monday 1st August, 2016 to the Pirates Week Office on Shedden Road, George Town (upstairs next to KFC). Vendor space is limited therefore applications must be submitted as soon as possible after the opening date above. Deadline for submission is Monday 31st October.

 All vendors must comply with the rules and regulations set by the Pirates Week Festival Office and must present a valid Food Handling Certificate for all persons handing food by the 31st October. Food handling certificates can be obtained from the Department of Environmental Health by contacting Mr. Gideon Simms on 949-6696 or email [email protected] .

 For application forms and more details please contact the Pirates Week Festival Office at 949-5078 or[email protected].

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

THU OCT 13

The Exceptional Presenter

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on The Exceptional Presenter on Thursday, (13 Oct) from 9:00-430pm at their office in Governors Square; Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

Mental Health Week Movie Night

As part of Mental Health Week

 

FRI OCT 14

Halloween Glow Party

The Halloween Glow Party is Friday (14 Oct) from 6 — 8pm at Starfish Village. Register by emailing [email protected].

 

SAT OCT 15

Introduction to Project Management

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on an Introduction to Project Management on Saturday (15 Oct) from 9am to 5pm at Fidelity Financial Center, 2nd floor. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

Referee Beginner Course

The CIFA Referees’ Department will be conducting a Referee Beginner Course starting on Sunday (16 Oct) at 3:00 p.m. The course is free of charge. Email [email protected] to register.

Credit Union 5K Walk/Run

The Credit Union 5K Walk/Run is Saturday (15 Oct) at 630am. Log on to caymanactive.com for registration information

 

SUN OCT 16

Ministry of Peach Church Ambassadors of God Anniversary Service

The Ministry of Peach Church Ambassadors of God are hosting their 14th Anniversay Service on Sunday (16 Oct) at 1030am.

Triathlon Build Up 3 of 3

The Triathlon Build Up 3 of 3 is Sunday (16 Oct) at public beach at 645am. Race three includes a Sprint distance: 600M swim, 9 mile bike race and a 2.5 mile run or Olympic distance: 1200M swim, 18.5 mile bike race and a 3 mile run. Log on to caymanactive.com for registration information.

Referee Beginner Course

The CIFA Referees’ Department will be conducting a Referee Beginner Course starting on Sunday (16 Oct) at 3:00 p.m. The course is free of charge. Email [email protected] to register.

 

MON OCT 17

Breast Cancer Awareness Month East End Awareness Meeting

Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as they observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The East End Awareness Meeting is on Monday (17 Oct) at the East End United Church Hall at 730pm.

 

TUE OCT 18

Zika Town Hall BT

The next Zika Town Hall meeting is on Tuesday (18 Oct) at the Bodden Town Civic Center at 530pm.

 

WED OCT 19

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Bodden Town Clinic

Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as they observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Bodden Town Clinic is Wednesday (19 Oct) from 10am to noon.

Floetry

Floetry is Wednesday (19 Oct) at 630pm at Books & Books.

 

THU OCT 20

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Bodden Town Awareness Meeting

Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as they observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Bodden Town Awareness Meeting is Thursday (20 Oct) at Webster Memorial Church Hall at 730pm.

 

SAT OCT 22

Save Our Youth Monster Dash

The Save Our Youth Monster Dash is Saturday (22 Oct) at 7am at the Town Center in Camana Bay. To register, log on to soyfoundation.com.

Cayman Islands NCVO Radio/Telethon Fundraiser

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SUN OCT 23

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Cut A Thon

Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as they observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Cut A Thon at Eclipze Hair Design is Sunday (23 Oct) from 2 — 6pm.

Circuit Race

The last circuit cycling race is Sunday (23 Oct) at 7am at Lime Tree Bay. Log on to caymanactive.com for registration

Cayman AIDS Foundation Run2Zero

The Cayman AIDS Foundation Run2Zero is Sunday (23 Oct) at 6am at Smith Cove. Log on to caymanactive.com for registration information.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Cut A Thon

Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as they observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Cut A Thon at Eclipze Hair Design is Sunday (23 Oct) from 2 — 6pm.

 

MON OCT 24

Breast Cancer Awareness Month West Bay Awareness Meeting

Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as they observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The West Bay Awareness Meeting is at John Gray Memorial Church Hall on Monday (24 Oct) at 730pm.

Starfish Village Harvest Camp

The Starfish Village Harvest Camp runs Monday — Friday (24 — 28 Oct) from 8am to 3pm. Email [email protected] to register.

 

TUE OCT 25

Breast Cancer Awareness Month West Bay Clinic

Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as they observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The West Bay Clinic is Tuesday (25 Oct) from 10am to noon.

Zika Town Hall WB

The next Zika Town Hall meeting is on Tuesday (25 Oct) at the Sir John A Cumber Primary School at 530pm.

 

WED OCT 26

Moonlight and Movies Halloween Series: Maleficent

Camana Bay’s Moonlight and Movies Halloween Series features Maleficent on Wednesday (26 Oct) at 7pm in Gardenia Court.

Cayman Marketplace

Cayman Marketplace, formerly Cayshop, is Wednesday (26 Oct) from 530 to 8pm on Wednesday (26 Oct) and on Thursday (27 Oct) from 12pm to 6pm at the Arts and Recreation Center in Camana Bay.

 

WED & THU OCT 26 & 27

Cayman Marketplace

Cayman Marketplace, formerly Cayshop, is Wednesday (26 Oct) from 530 to 8pm on Wednesday (26 Oct) and on Thursday (27 Oct) from 12pm to 6pm at the Arts and Recreation Center in Camana Bay.

 

THU OCT 27

Moonlight and Movies Halloween Series: Monsters Inc

Camana Bay’s Moonlight and Movies Halloween Series features Monsters Inc. on Thursday (27 Oct) at 7pm in Gardenia Court.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month East End Clinic

Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as they observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The East End Clinic is on Thursday (27 Oct) from 10am to noon and the George Town Awareness Meeting is at the Lions Community Center at 730pm.

 

FRI OCT 28

Pirates Week Festival Office Charity Golf Classic Sponsorship

The Pirates Week Festival Office is seeking additional sponsors for its Charity Golf Classic. The tournament is a fundraiser which will benefit Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands. Email [email protected] if you would like to get involved.

Humane Society’s Diablo Halloween Ball

The Humane Society’s Diablo Halloween Ball is Friday (28 Oct) at 6pm at Abacus.

Moonlight and Movies Halloween Series: Hocus Pocus

Camana Bay’s Moonlight and Movies Halloween Series features Hocus Pocus on Friday (28 Oct) at 7pm in Gardenia Court.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Dress Down Day

Join the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as they observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Dress Down/ Dress Pink Day on Friday (28 Oct)

 

SAT OCT 29

Teacher Talk Training B

Educators are invited to Teacher Talk Training B: Let Language Lead the Way to Literacy at KidsAbility Clinic on Saturday (29 Oct) from 9am to 3pm. For more information, email [email protected]

Halloween Spooktacular

The Halloween Spooktacular is Saturday (29 Oct) from 4 to 7pm at the Camana Bay Town Center. Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and more are invited to trick-or-treat throughout the Town Centre, stopping in at participating shops and restaurants for an assortment of Halloween treats. Along the way, they can stop and get creative with creepy crafts, guess what’s inside the Mad Lab and watch the Spooky Creature Double Feature as part of the Moonlight & Movies series.

Moonlight and Movies Halloween Series: Goosebumps and Beetlejuice

Camana Bay’s Moonlight and Movies Halloween Series features Goosebumps and Beetlejuice on Saturday (29 Oct) at 7pm in Gardenia Court.

 

SUN OCT 30

Halloween 10-10-10 Road Relay

The Halloween 10-10-10 Road Relay & Krys Global 30K Solo Run is Sunday (30 Oct) at 6am from Morritts in East End.

 

MON OCT 31

National Conservation Law Protected Areas Submissions

You’re invited to submit nominations for protected areas under the National Conservation Law now through October 31st. The process for making nominations is available at www.doe.ky.

 

SAT NOV 26

Meals on Wheels 5K Run/ Walk

Meals on Wheels is holding its first 5K Run/ Walk on November 26th and we are calling it a Turkey Trot.

 

JAN 12-15 (2017)

Cayman Islands Cookout festival

CAYMAN COOKOUT 2017

GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS

SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 12, 2017

03:00pm EST

VENUE

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

PO Box 32348 KY1-1209, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

George Town

Cayman Islands

HOST

Wine Folly

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Join Chef Eric Ripert for a weekend celebrating food, wine and the natural beauty of the Caribbean at The Ritz-Carlton, a premier Grand Cayman Island resort. An incomparable roster of world famous chefs, wine experts and spirits blenders will offer tastings, demonstrations, tours and dinners that celebrate the barefoot elegance that only the Cayman Islands can deliver.

Follow the Cookout conversation on Twitter at @CaymanCookout or @Cayman_Islands and use #CaymanCookout.

For event-related questions, please call 345-815-6117. Kindly note, this phone number is strictly for informational purposes only – ticket purchase is available online only.

Know what events you want? Get direct tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cayman-cookout-2017-tickets-27393446536

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SUN FEB 26 (2017)

Cayman Islands Lion’s – Cycle For Sight

Cayman Islands Cycling Association

Sunday 26th Feb 2017 6:00AM – 9:00AM

Event Description:

Lion’s Cycle For Sight – Change the way we see the world Start: East End Public Beach | Finish: Lions Community Center – 24 Miles

 

October Events at Camana Bay

Fall is here and with the harvest season comes a bounty of shopping with Shoppers’ Night Out – a one-night affair where the shops of Camana Bay mark down prices and visitors can enjoy live music, refreshments and giveaways.

 

 

 

You may notice the buildings in the Town Centre will light up pink from 1-27 October to honour Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are a number ways to give back, from an Opening Ceremony celebration to the 10th Annual Pilates for Pink to special salon and spa treatments at Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa’s 16th Annual Cut-A-Thon.

Things turn eerie when the Town Centre lights up orange to celebrate all things Halloween from 28-31 October. Families can enjoy a pumpkin carving workshop, budding chefs can make frightfully fun treats, partygoers can dance away at Oktoberfest while kids can do the same at a Halloween Glow Party and moviegoers can enjoy a Frankenstein ballet on the big screen and family-friendly movies on a giant outdoor big screen. Everyone is invited to dress in their costumes for a 5K fun run while trick-or-treaters can also mark their calendars for the always anticipated Spooktacular.

Warm regards,

Alyson Hay

 

Here is a quick look at our special events:

 

The Bookends Club

Wednesday 12 October

6:30-7:30pm

Books & Books

Halloween Glow Party

Friday 14 October

6-8pm

Starfish Village

Somm Series

Friday 14 October

6pm

West Indies Wine Company

Budding Chef Cooking Class: Breakfast Champions

Saturday 15 October

12-1pm

Bon Vivant

Culture at the Cinema: Frankenstein

Saturday 15 October

7pm

Regal Cinemas

Floetry

Wednesday 19 October

6:30-7:30pm

Books & Books

Save Our Youth Monster Dash 5K

Saturday 22 October

7am

Town Centre

Budding Chef Cooking Class: Mexican Fiesta

Saturday 22 October

12-1pm

Bon Vivant

16th Annual Cut-A-Thon

Sunday 23 October

2-6pm

Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa

Starfish Village Harvest Camp

Monday 24 though Friday 28 October

8am-3pm

Starfish Village

Cayman Market Place

Wednesday 26 October

5:30-8pm

Thursday 27 October

12-6pm

The Arts & Recreations Centre

Moonlight & Movies: Halloween Series

Wednesday 26 through Saturday 29 October

7pm

Gardenia Court

Diablo Halloween Ball

Friday 28 October

6pm-3am

Abacus

Budding Chef Cooking Class: Ghoulish Delights

Saturday 29 October

12-1pm

Bon Vivant

Family Pumpkin Carving

Saturday 29 October

3-5pm

Starfish Village

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday 29 October

4-7pm

Town Centre

 

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