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Cayman Islands: Butterfield adjusts loan rates in response to FED funds increase

George Town, —15 March 2017: Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited. (“Butterfield” or the “Bank”) (NYSE: NTB | BSX: NTB.BH) announced that, in alignment with today’s 25 basis point increase in the US Federal Funds Rate, the Bank has adjusted its KYD and USD Prime rates.

The KYD and USD Prime rates for residential mortgages, consumer loans and commercial loans will increase from 3.75% to 4.00%.

The rate increase will take effect on 17 March 2017.

Butterfield is not adjusting deposit rates at this time.

 

Cayman Islands Conservation Council Meeting 22 March 2

The National Conservation Council will hold a general meeting on Wednesday 22 March, 2017, from 2pm in Room 1038 of the Government Administration Building (Grand Cayman).

The Agenda and documents of the meeting may be downloaded from https://we.tl/n9FBedBr87 or as a single PDF document from the DoE website (http://www.DoE.ky; email [email protected]).

This meeting is open to observers from the public. If anyone wishes to submit comments to the Council in advance of the meeting they may do so via email to [email protected]

 

US Judge blocks Trump’s second travel ban

By Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor

Hours before it was to take effect, President Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii.

“This ruling makes us look weak,” Trump said, vowing to fight the “unprecedented judicial overreach… all the way to the Supreme Court.”

Following the second version of the ban, almost 70 tech companies backed away from their proposed legal suit, representing more than half of the original 127 signatories.

Among them: AAPL, EBAY, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, INTC, MSFT, NFLX, TWTR

For more: http://seekingalpha.com/news/3251541-judge-blocks-trumps-second-travel-ban?uprof=53

CAYMAN ISLANDS Sickle Cell Support Group Meeting

The next Sickle Cell Support Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 at 7.30 p.m. at the Cayman Islands Hospital Public Health waiting room. Dr. Anna Matthews, general practitioner, as well as a physician from Accident and Emergency, will be present. All are invited. For further information, contact the genetics coordinator on 244-2630 or email [email protected].

 

Cayman Islands HMCI Tsunami Response Exercise

On Tuesday, 21 March 2017 the Cayman Islands will join other localities in the Caribbean as a participant in an annual tsunami response exercise called the CARIBE WAVE 17.

The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness and improve coordination throughout the region.

The exercise will include a public notification via text message.

All FLOW and Digicel customers will receive a text message at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday that reads: MESSAGE ALERT: This is a test of the Emergency Notification System for the 2017 Tsunami Exercise. THIS IS ONLY A TEST.”

Once the exercise is complete a final text will follow with a survey link. Hazard Management asks the public to please take the online survey to evaluate the success of the excise.

 

Royal Caribbean Cruises passenger alleges negligence caused he fall near flowrider on ship

MIAMI – A woman alleges she had to leave a cruise early to obtain medical treatment needed because of a fall on the ship.

Cheryl Hill filed a complaint on March 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 5, 2016, she fell because of a slippery surface on the deck near the Allure of the Seas’ flowrider attraction. She alleges she sustained a severe fracture to her left ankle, aggravated a herniated disc in her lumbar spine, suffered from physical impairment and/or disability, mental anguish, and the loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, and had to fly home early to obtain emergency medical care.

The plaintiff holds Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to ensure that the deck is kept in a reasonably safe condition, failed to conduct timely and routine inspections of the deck area, and failed to post appropriate slip hazard warnings at the bleacher area.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs. She is represented by Farris J. Martin III and James W. Stroup of Stroup & Martin PA in Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20922

 

British visitor raped in Barbados

From Caribbean News Service

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 13 2017 – Police have arrested and charged a 34-year-old man in connection with the rape of a 46-year-old British visitor.

David Omar Best of Orange Hill, St James appeared before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded to prison to reappear in court on April 10.

The alleged rape occurred on Sunday, March 5 at the Holetown Beach in St James.

For more: http://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/british-visitor-raped-in-barbados/

 

Cayman Islands Seafarers March event

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the March Social, on Tuesday 21 March at 7:00 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect. Buses will be provided from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm.

 

Royal Caribbean plans to beat its own record for the world’s largest cruise ship

Created by Alex Butler From Lonely Planet

Royal Caribbean boasts the world’s largest cruise ship, but the ambitious cruise line is set to break its own record with the Symphony of the Seas.

The new ship will be ready for its maiden voyage in April 2018, and its first trip will take travellers to Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence, France; and Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples, Italy.

The cruise line’s current record-holding ship is the Harmony of the Seas, which began sailing last year and has an incredible list of amenities, like a 10-storey slide, a robotic bar and a zip-line. The new ship is set to have all of the “ground-breaking innovations and thrilling experiences” of its predecessor, and is likely to see more. The ship is planned to be 1188-feet long, 215.5-feet wide, with 16 guest decks and room for 6780 guests.

After its maiden voyage, the ship will take on island-hopping trips through the Caribbean, leaving from the brand new PortMiami Terminal A, which is currently under construction. While the trips won’t happen until 2018, the company is taking bookings for the first few trips.

IMAGE: The new cruise ship will coincide with a new terminal in Miami. Image by Broadway Malyan

For more and video: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/03/14/royal-caribbean-worlds-largest-cruise-ship/#ixzz4bJmFtBus

 

NWDA Heads to Cayman Brac

Representatives from the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) will host a number of public meetings in Cayman Brac from Wednesday 15 March to Friday 17 March 2017. .

NWDA officials will assist with online registration for employers and jobseekers through the National Job Link programme on the following dates and times.

  • Wednesday, 15 March, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 16 March, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.
  • Friday, 17 March, 9 a.m.—2 p.m.

Meanwhile the National Scholarship Programme will hold two local scholarship information sessions at Layman Scott High School Hall, onThursday 16 March, for students planning a Fall 2017/Spring 2018 start.

The first session for Year 12 / UCCI students and new applicants runs from6 p.m. – 6. 45 p.m. The second for Year 11 students only is from 7.00pm – 7.30pm. Parents/guardians and new applicants are encouraged to attend.

Finally the National Training Programme will host two workshops.

Word 2010: The Basic in Practice is set for Thursday, 16 March, 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Starting Your Job Search will take place Friday 17 March 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cayman Islands survey aims to capture awareness and training on FATCA and CRS

Local consulting firm FTS has launched a survey to capture the level of awareness and training on two recent financial services initiatives, FATCA and CRS.

“These two initiatives are considered fairly recent and it would be useful to understand the general level of awareness and training to date. That type of information, particularly when broken down by industry, positions, number of years experience, etc. can help to inform others in the industry responsible for training, but it’s also a great way to measure the general compliance culture with respect to these issues”, said Mr. Paul Byles, Director of FTS.

Mr. Byles added that there is a general need to carry out similar surveys on a wide range of issues directly relating to financial services and that a few more surveys are planned in the future by FTS.

“We have had a good response rate so far and I am hoping that we can get a lot more as that would give us a smaller margin of error on the results.” he said.

The survey is anonymous and is targeted at all staff working in the financial services industry and not solely at compliance professionals.

“I have received full cooperation from most of the local financial services industry associations in sending the survey out to their members and am very grateful for that”, he added.

A summary report will be prepared and submitted to the various industry associations that participated to share with all their members.

The survey can be completed at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/JM78HKS

Cayman Islands Youth Parliament Celebrates Commonwealth Day

Members of the public are invited to attend the tenth annual Youth Parliament that will take place at the Legislative Assembly to celebrate Commonwealth Day on Monday, 13 March 2017 from 10.30 a.m.

Twenty five students from local high schools and tertiary education institutions will take over the Legislative Assembly for the day and will debate two topics during the proceedings that will follow the opening ceremony.

Cayman Islands: ORIA EXPANSION ADVISORY

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands: The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) would like to advise the public that the traffic flow around the Owen Roberts International Airport will be disrupted starting on Monday, 13 March in order to facilitate on-going construction work. As a result, one of the lanes on the main access road will be blocked off by traffic cones. Motorists are being advised to exercise caution around the area. The construction work around the main access road is expected to be completed in two weeks. The CIAA apologizes for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank the public for their patience during this time.

Register for the Cayman Islands DG’s 5K Challenge

Registration for the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge is open on the CaymanActive website www.caymanactive.com/dg5k.

Led by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, the event aims to raise $60,000 for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands.

The DG’s 5K Challenge is being held on Cayman Brac on Sunday, 23 April and Grand Cayman on Sunday, 30 April. The charity event is open to all ages and fitness levels. Full details are on the website.

 

RCIPS Statement regarding Cayman Islands police constables on suspension following conviction

Last Thursday, 9 March, the Court determined that the recent convictions of police constables Austin Etienne and Cardiff Robinson would not result in any custodial sentence, and further, that the convictions themselves would not be recorded.

Therefore, the suspensions of both constables that arose from those convictions have been rescinded, and they will be returned to active duty.

 

5.5 quake hits southern Caribbean, no damage reported

The Associated Press , WKYC

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO – A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken the southern Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela but caused no reported damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit Friday morning just before 10 a.m. local time about 40 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of Aruba. It occurred at a depth of a little more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) offshore from the city of La Vela de Coro.

The quake was felt as far away as the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, as well in Aruba, Curacao and other nearby islands. It followed a smaller earthquake that occurred in the same region before dawn on Friday.

For more: http://www.wkyc.com/tech/science/55-quake-hits-southern-caribbean-no-damage-reported/421552982

 

English cricket’s proposed new city-based T20 tournament to duke it out with Caribbean Premier League

From Daily Mirror UK

The two tournaments will take place over the summer holidays from 2020, meaning the world’s best cricketers must choose one or the other

English cricket chiefs have put more meat on the bone for their proposed new city-based T20 tournament , which will go head to head with the Caribbean Premier League.

On the day that the CPL draft took place in Barbados with all English players including Tymal Mills going unsold due to the tournament’s timing between August 3rd and September 9th, it was revealed that the world’s best players will have to choose between the two in 2020.

Players like Brendon McCullum , Kumar Sangakkara and Kane Williamson are all involved in the CPL, but they have English connections too and with the tournament set for the summer holidays, they can’t be in both places.

England secure 3-0 series whitewash against West Indies with thumping 186-run victory in Barbados

New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum is currently involved in the CPL during the summer months (Photo: Ryan Pierse)

IMAGE: England’s Tymal Mills went unsold in the CPL because of the tournament’s timing (Photo: Getty)

For more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/english-crickets-proposed-new-city-10005443

 

915 coins removed from the stomach of a turtle in Thailand

From South Coast Herald

Poor, poor Bank the turtle!

A 25-year-old female sea turtle called Omsin, nicknamed Bank, spent years swallowing the money thrown into a pool in a park in Thailand by tourists.

CNN ✔ @CNN

“Piggy Bank” the turtle needed surgery after swallowing 915 coins http://cnn.it/2n3JPCF

10:46 PM – 7 Mar 2017

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According to Sky News, the array of currencies eventually formed a heavy ball in her belly weighing five kilograms and eventually cracked her shell, causing a life-threatening infection.

The public rallied to raise around 15,000 baht (£347) in donations to pay for the surgery.

AFP news agency ✔ @AFP

Breaking the bank: Thai vets remove 915 coins from turtle http://u.afp.com/4fcA

11:45 AM – 7 Mar 2017

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Omsin has been put on a liquid diet while she recovers at the university’s animal hospital.

Happy ending to what could have been a very sad a story.

Now, please don’t throw a coin into a fountain thinking it will bring you good luck!

For more and video: http://southcoastherald.co.za/194258/five-wth-moments-week-3/

 

Cayman Islands Financial Planning Talk Postponed to Friday April 7th

Please note due to other activities the talk on finances has been rescheduled to Friday April 7th, 2017 at 7 pm at St George’s Anglican Church Hall, Courts Road, off Eastern Avenue, George Town there will be a presentation on financial planning by Mr. Mark Gumpright. He will be covering many topics and giving us ideas such as: Planning for retirement, building a nest egg, saving for education, investing wisely etc.

Mark Gumpright is an investment consultant with International Financial Planning (Cayman) Limited, he has been delivering expert impartial investment advice to private clients, trusts and corporations for the past 26years. As a fully qualified independent financial consultant, he has previously run IFA practices in the UK, working in Sussex and the City of London, providing impartial, bespoke financial planning advice.

 

National Trust for Cayman Islands along with local blogger and environmentalist Laura Butz (also known as “Eco Chic”)

The National Trust for Cayman Islands along with local blogger and environmentalist Laura Butz (also known as “Eco Chic”) will host the 3rd Annual Earth Hour: Picnic in the Dark event on Saturday, March 25th 2017 at Dart Family Park, South Sound during the hours of 6pm and 10pm.  This family friendly event will join countries around the globe in a symbolic lights-out display to celebrate our planet.
Friends and families are invited to  picnic under the stars while watching a screening of  Moana in an open air cinema that encompasses the beauty of Cayman’s natural environment, instilling life lessons and morals from this new Disney box-office hit:  have patience, the world is colorful and diverse, follow your passion and blaze the trail for positive change. The lively event will include a performance by local musicians participating in a drum circle.
Celebrating its 10th year, this global Earth Hour event encourages countries from all over the world to come together and raise awareness about Climate Change by turning off lights of iconic monuments from 8:30pm-9:30pm local time.  Over 172 countries and territories engage in this symbolic gesture in support of Earth Hour.  “The National Trust is proud to take part in this international event.  We have been dedicated to preserving our islands biodiversity and heritage since its inception in 1987.  Earth Hour is a wonderful opportunity to bring families together to learn more about environmental issues while supporting the Trust’s conservation efforts,” said Trust Executive Director Christina Pineda.
Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets, pillows, lanterns, and bug spray.  Tickets cost CI$5 (Kids) and CI$10 (Adults) and can be purchased at the National Trust office located at Dart Family Park, South Sound.  All proceeds of Cayman’s third Earth Hour event will benefit the National Trust’s important conservation work.
For further information on Earth Hour email [email protected] or call 749-1121.

 

2 West Indies cricket legends to visit Cayman Islands

West Indies cricket legends Barbadians Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes will be in the Cayman Islands in April for a fundraising golf tournament.

The “Legends Reunited” tournament will be on Fri 17 March, with a gala dinner the following evening Sat 18. Greenidge and Haynes will attend both events. All proceeds will benefit Cayman Cricket.

Private bank NCB Cayman has teamed up with Cayman Cricket to support the event as a gold sponsor.

Companies and individuals can get involved in the fundraiser by attending the gala dinner either at $1,500 for a table or $175 per person. The golf tournament, in which both the West Indies legends will play, costs $800 for a team of four.

For more information, email event organisers or go to the Legends United website

 

Cayman Islands DCI to Close Early on 16 March

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, 16 March, for a staff meeting.

DCI’s main office will reopen on Friday, 17 March 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]

 

Water Authority – Cayman: World Water Day

Plumbing soon… A week-long celebration of World Water Day that will take you behind the scenes of the Authority’s Wastewater Treatment Plant as we explore the theme of “Wastewater”!

Date/Time

Date(s) – 21/03/2017 – 24/03/2017

All Day

Location

Water Authority – Cayman

 

CAYMAN ISLANDS: George Town Clinic Closures

The George Town general practice clinic will be undergoing necessary infrastructural repairs beginning on Monday, 13 March through to Sunday, 26 March. Normal functioning will resume on Monday, 27 March 2017.

As a result, there will be no appointments during that period. Acute care services (walk-in clinic) will continue as usual, although patients may not have the opportunity to see their regular primary care physician. There will be no changes to the process for registration and admission to the entrance of the clinic will also remain unchanged.

During this period of construction, patients are encouraged to continue to make appointments at the district clinics.

Patients’ patience and understanding during this time is highly appreciated. The Accident and Emergency services are open as usual, 24 hours every day.

 

Cayman Islands International Touch Tournament

March 24, 2017 To March 25, 2017

One of the best tournaments on the USA Touch circuit with the back drop of the beautiful Cayman Islands. What will be an even stronger field that 2016, make your way out of the cold to play and enjoy the CTA’s amazing hospitality

See the attached flyer and contact [email protected]

SOURCE: http://www.usatouch.org/events/cayman-touch-2017/

Issuance of Cayman Islands Voter IDs Starts 1 April

In response to a number of queries, Elections officials state that they will start issuing Voter ID cards from 1 April 2017.

The revised voters’ list is scheduled to be out on 31 March incorporating all the verified changes and new registrations. This will be formalized in the final list of voters on 1 April. Following this, the new IDs will be issued.

Existing voters will have their verified details and photograph transferred on to their new cards which they will have to pick up at Elections Headquarters on Smith Road.

New registrants will need to have their photos taken by the Elections Office prior to the Electors ID cards being issued to them.

 

Dominican Republic Popcorn performing Live

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

 

THU MARCH 16

DCI Closure

The Department of Commerce and Investment in Grand Cayman, including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close at 3:00pm on Thursday (16 Mar) for a staff meeting.

FRI MAR 17

25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog

The 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog, hosted by Butterfield and Dart, will take place on Friday, 17 March 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Britannia. The 3.1 mile course follows the cart path around the Britannia course and villas. The entry fee is just CI $10 per person (US $12.50) and all proceeds raised from this year’s event will be donated to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.butterfieldgroup.com

Contractor Registration

 The Department of Planning hosts a public meeting on the topic of contractor registration on Friday (17 Mar) from 10am-12pm at the Aston Rutty Centre on Cayman Brac. During the first hour presenters will discuss the Builders’ Law and the second hour will be dedicated to questions and answers.
SAT MAR 18

Girls Brigade 70th Anniversary: Fun Day

 As part of 70th anniversary celebrations, the Girls Brigade is hosting a Fun Day on Saturday (18 Mar) at Prospect Youth Center

Glow With Grace

 The Glow With Grace Walk is Saturday (18 Mar) at 530pm at Seven Mile Public Beach.

Color Me Purple 5K

 The Color Me Purple 5K is Saturday (18 Mar) at Kaibo and Sunday (19 Mar) at Smith Cove.  Walkers start at 630 with Runners starting at 7.  To register, log on to caymanactive.com.

 

SUN MAR 19

Jason Crabb Concert

Grammy winner Jason Crabb will be celebrating his 40th birthday with a concert at Pedro St. James on Sunday (19 Mar) at 630pm

Savannah Primary School PTA 2 Mile Walk/Run

 The Savannah Primary School P-T-A 2 Mile Walk/Run is Sunday (19 Mar) at 7am.  Log on to caymanactive.com for more.

Evening Praise 6:00PM

St George’s Anglican Church, Courts Road, Eastern Ave. George Town, will be having an Evening Praise Service. All songs chosen by Ms. Winsome Sairsingh. Make a joyful noise and learn why she chose the music and what they mean to her.

 

MON MAR 20

Proud of Them Nominations

The public is encouraged to recognize excellence among young people by submitting nominations to the Proud of Them award scheme. The nomination period closes on Monday (20 Mar). Forms can be found online at www.MCAYS.gov.ky.
TUE MAR 21
World Down Syndrome Day
World Down Syndrome Day is Tuesday (21 Mar). Log on to caymanactive.com for more.

Moonlight and Movies: Flushed Away

 The next Moonlight and Movies is Tuesday (21 Mar) at 7pm in Gardenia Court in Camana Bay. The featured film is Flushed Away.
THU MAR 23

Civil Service Association Annual General Meeting

 The Civil Service Association wants and need its Members to come out to the first general meeting for 2017 on Thursday March 23rd  starting at 5.15pm.  The meeting will be held   on  the first floor of the Government  Administration building . The agenda includes the 2017 work plan, annual budget and the on-going discussions with POCS re- Health Insurance.  Refreshments will be served
FRI MAR 24
Alumni Assembly

As part of Layman School High School 50th anniversary celebrations, you’re invited to an Alumni Assembly for years ’87 — ’96 at 8am on Friday (24 Mar)

World Tuberculosis Day

 World Tuberculosis Day is Friday (24 Mar). Log on to Caymanactive.com for more information.

 

SAT MAR 25

3rd Annual Earth Hour: Picnic in the Dark

 The National Trust for Cayman Islands along with local blogger and environmentalist Laura Butz will host the 3rd Annual Earth Hour: Picnic in the Dark event on Saturday, (25 Mar) at Dart Family Park between 6pm and 10pm.  This family friendly event will join countries around the globe in a symbolic lights-out display to celebrate our planet.

ESSO 3 Miler for Diabetes

The ESSO 3 Miler for Diabetes is Saturday (25 Mar) at 6am from the BarCam Esso. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information

NCVO Bag Sale

Pay $5 & $10 for a bag and fill it to the brim

 

SUN MAR 26

CayDance International Dance Festival

CayDance International Dance Festival is Sunday (26 Mar) at the Lions Center at 630pm.

345 Athletic Club’s Tropical Relay Challenge

 The 345 Athletic Club’s Tropical Relay Challenge is Sunday (26 Mar) at Grand Harbor.  Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

 

TUE MAR 28

Alumni vs Students Football Competition

 As part of Layman School High School 50th anniversary celebrations, you’re invited to an Alumni vs Students Football Competition at 730pm on Tuesday (28 Mar) at the Brac Sports Complex.

 

FRI MAR 31

Humane Society Book Loft Sale

 The Humane Society Book Loft’s monthly special for March is 50 percent of all arts and crafts books, parenting books, baby books and sports books.  Also, buy one CD and get one free

53rd Standard Flower Show

 The Garden Club of Grand Cayman presents the 53rd Standard Flower Show on Friday (31 Mar) from 1 — 6pm and on Saturday (1 Apr) from 9 — 4pm at the South Sound Community Centre.

 

March Events at Camana Bay

It’s our good fortune this month to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in style with The King’s Head. If you’re a homebody, you can look forward to a new trade fair focused on the latest services and gadgets for your place. Aspiring chefs can learn how to make sushi, perfectly paired cocktails, vegan delights and so much more.

What’s new? Moviegoers can enjoy special, one-off showings with our outdoor movie experience. Visitors can enjoy sweet sounds at sundown with a live music series everyThursday and Saturday from 5pm to 7pm on The Crescent. There is also a new toddler art class at Café del Sol every Saturday at 10am – click the attachment above for more details on these weekly events.

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Cocktails in Paradise Cooking Class
Wednesday 15 March
6-8pm
Bon Vivant

Floetry
Wednesday 15 March
6:30-7:30pm
Books & Books 

St. Patrick’s Day Party 
Friday 17 March 
2pm-2am
The King’s Head

Regal Cinemas’ Kids Club: Bedtime Stories 
Saturday 18 March
10am
Regal Cinemas

Culture at the Cinema: Amadeus 
Saturday 18 March 
7pm
Regal Cinemas 

Moonlight & Movies
Tuesday 21 March
7pm
Gardenia Court

Fabulous Vegan Cooking Class
Wednesday 22 March 
6-8pm
Bon Vivant 

The Brilliance of BBQ Cooking Class
Thursday 23 March 
6-8pm
Bon Vivant 

Getting Saucy Cooking Class 
Wednesday 29 March 
6-8pm
Bon Vivant 

of the Cayman Islands

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Celebrating Maritime Culture and Heritage at the

DISCUSSIONS

Upon the Seas “In Conversation With….”

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The of the Cayman Islands () is delighted to host an evening in conversation with members of the Cayman Islands Seafarers Association to celebrate the history of maritime culture of the Cayman Islands. Join us as seafarers share their first-hand accounts and stories of life at sea. The special discussion takes place in the Dart Auditorium and is free and open to all members of the public. Refreshments will be served.

A Last Look

Thursday, 20 April 2017. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Discussion begins at 6:00 PM.

Join Upon the Seas Curator Natalie Urquhart and featured artists for a special walk-through and discussion. This programme is free to attend and refreshments will be served. For additional details or to RSVP please email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

KIDS & FAMILIES

Free Family Guides

Ongoing – 20 January 2017 until 20 April 2017

Families can download a free copy of the Upon the Seas exhibition guide in advance of their visit from the National Gallery website at www.nationalgallery.org.ky. Guides include additional information about the artists, exhibition themes, discussion points and creative art activities. These can be completed at home or during your visit to the exhibition. Family guides are also available at reception upon arrival to the National Gallery.

Pre-schoolers & Parents

Ongoing – Every Friday, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Weekly classes provide structured arts and craft activities for pre-schoolers, their parents, and caregivers. Based on the exhibition, Upon the Seas participants enjoy interactive activities which include storytelling and a range of art making experiences to engage senses, develop cognitive, social, and sensory-motor skills. Projects can be messy to parents are encouraged to dress their children accordingly. The weekly drop in sessions take place in the Art Studio and are $5.00 per child and are designed for children ages 2yrs to 4yrs. For additional details or to RSVP please email[email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

Kids on Deck Family Day

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join the NGCI Education Department for free family fun art activities based on the contemporary art exhibition Upon the Seas. Play, create, and discover at the Kids on Deck event with arts and crafts, interactive games and art activities. Designed for children of all ages, activities are free and self-guided tour packs can be collected at reception. Beverages and healthy snacks will be available for purchase in the Art Café. For additional details email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

Weave the Reef – Art Workshop for Families

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Led by artist Kaitlyn Elphinstone learn about the threat of discarded fishing nets, called ‘ghostnets’ then craft your own ghostnet sea creatures. All materials are provided and the event is open to children of all ages. All children under 12yrs must be accompanied by an adult who can assist with the family art project. This is a free workshop however pre-registration is necessary as the workshop is limited to 20 students. Please email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111 to register.

SCHOOLS & TEACHERS

Creative Worksheets ∙ Educational Resources for Students

Ongoing

20 January 2017 until 20 April 2017

The National Gallery’s Education Department has produced fun-filled educational activities in the form of worksheets for all ages to support the exhibition Upon the Seas. These educational resources can be downloaded for free from the NGCI website – www.nationalgallery.org.ky and will be made available during school tours and can be requested at reception throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Free School Tours for All Ages

Guided Tours and Activities by Appointment

20 January 2017 until 20 April 2017

Free guided tours of the temporary exhibition Upon the Seas – are available for students and youth groups of all ages at the National Gallery. Students will discuss the exhibition and get hands-on with interactive activity sheets. Topics covered include art, social studies, narratives, literacy and numeracy. For information or to book a tour contact NGCI at (345) 945 8111 or [email protected].

A Night at the MuseumS!

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Cayman Islands National Museum and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Cayman Catboat Club Museum. The tour of the Catboat Club begins at 7:45 PM.

Join us for a special maritime tour with the Cayman Islands National Museum (CINM) and the Cayman Catboat Club Museum (CCCM). The special event kicks off at CINM at 5:30 PM with a cocktail reception and open house of the museum’s latest exhibition, Legends of Scuba Diving. Then head to the Catboat Club for a special fish fry and tour of the facility. Go behind the scenes and learn all about maritime history and culture with museum professionals and catboat specialists. Admission to both the National Museum and the Catboat Club is free and open to the public. For more information email[email protected].

WORKSHOPS & FILM SCREENINGS

Beach-combing & Assemblage Art with Chris Mann

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Led by artist Chris Mann this workshop invites participants to create an environmental assemblage art piece which tells a story. Bring your beach-combing collection (driftwood, plastics, shells, bottles, fishing nets, etc., to produce your very own work of art while learning about form, narratives, and assemblage art. The workshop is $80.00 (members receive a 10% discount). Participants are asked to bring a piece of driftwood to create the base of their work as well as additional collected items from the beach. Paints, glue, canvas boards, inks, and craft pens, will be available. Pre-registration is required. To book please email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

A Plastic Ocean – Film Screening

Saturday, 1 April 2017, Screenings at 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Released in 2016, A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over four years. Explorers Craig Leeson, the film’s director, and Tanya Streeter, British-Caymanian-American world champion free diver, and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions. Admission is free and refreshments including popcorn will be served. Donations welcome. Seating is on a first come first-served basis. For more information email[email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.

NGCI STORE

The 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.

GUIDED TOURS

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.

***TEMPORARY ACCESS ROAD***

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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