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PSBP Pensioners’ Appreciation Event in Cayman Brac

The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) is continuing celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary this year with a Pensioners’ Appreciation event at the Aston Rutty Centre on Monday, 24 April 2017.

The 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. event is being organised by the fund’s Managing Director, Jewel Evans Lindsey and the Minister for District Administration, Tourism and Transport Hon. Moses Kirkconnell’s. It will feature a host of booths, local food stalls, entertainment, prizes and giveaways.

Mrs. Evans Lindsey said, “We are hosting a similar event in Grand Cayman for our pensioners on Wednesday, 12 April; and we are happy to partner with the Ministry of District Administration to thank our PSPB retirees by putting on another for Cayman Brac”.

“Pension is our business and this is one of the ways that we are able to demonstrate our commitment to our pensioners whose contributions to respective governments have been remarkable”.

PSPB’s staff will be on hand to provide information and members will also be able to get free health screening checks courtesy of the Health Services Authority and advice from CINICO.

To confirm attendance, or to enquire about transportation, please call 917-8851.

 

Cayman Islands Academy Sports Club hosts third Corporate Cup

Academy Sports Club will be hosting their third 7-aside Corporate Cup at 10:30am this Saturday, April 8th at the Academy field.

The tournament is in support of the Academy Sports Club youth programme’s annual trip to the USA Cup in Minnesota, which approximately 100 players will be attending.

All are welcome to come and join us for a day of fun and friendly competition in support of these talented young athletes.

 

Cayman Islands: Sunday Closure of the Westbound Lane of Linford Pierson Highway

The westbound lane of the Linford Pierson Highway will be closed this Sunday, 9 April 2017, from 7:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., in order to facilitate ongoing construction works.

However, the eastbound lane of LPH will remain operational.

National Roads Authority officials thank drivers for their patience during these roadworks, and apologise for any inconvenience caused as they carry out the necessary improvements to the Cayman Islands road network.

Anyone with questions or comments regarding this project may call 946-7780

St Alban’s (Grand Cayman) & St Mary’s (Cayman Brac)

Holy Week and Easter with St. Alban’s Anglican Church

St George’s Anglican (Episcopal) Church Courts Road, Eastern Av, George Town GC

Palm Sunday and Holy Week Services

Saturday, April 8th, Palm Cross Making @ 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 9th, The Sunday of the Passion 7:00 a.m. Blessing of Palms, Eucharist

8:30a.m. The Liturgy of Palm Procession, Sung Eucharist.

April 10th – 12th Holy week Reflections 6p.m.

April 13th Maundy Thursday – Washing of Feet & Eucharist 6p.m.

April 14th Good Friday – The Passion Noon-3:00p.m.

April 15th Holy Saturday – Frank Sound Junction- East End. Bus leave church 4:30a.m. Morning Prayer and Breakfast. (East End **Beach opposite school).

Uhet Transportation CI$10.00 per person.

April 16th Easter Sunday 5:00 am The Service of Light, Holy Baptism, Eucharist

9:00a.m. Sung Eucharist followed by Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch.

 

John Gray Memorial Church

(Congregational, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian)

Welcomes you to its

Easter Services

Sunday, April 9th

Palm Sunday Service – 10:00 AM

Monday, April 10th – Thursday, April 13th

Holy Week Services – 6:00 AM

Thursday, April 13th

Tenebrae Service – 6:30

Friday, April 14th

Good Friday Service – 10:00 AM

Sunday, April 16th

Easter Sunday Service – 10:00 AM

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” ~John 3: 16

24 W Church St (North of Four-Way Stop), West Bay

Tel: 949-1378

 

A security expert’s guide for digital domestic violence victims

By Timothy J. Seppala,From engadget

‘Every strategy is written for accessibility.’

IMAGE: martin-dm via Getty Images

Domestic abuse takes many forms. And given the future we live in, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that your digital life is another venue for intimidation. If you find yourself in such a situation where your phone is being used against you, Hack*Blossom has put together a guide for how to protect yourself from location stalking and text abuse, among other scenarios.

“Without judgment or obligation, DIY Cybersecurity for Domestic Violence explores cybersecurity strategies that offer immediate and tangible protection for survivors,” Hack*Blossom’s Noah Kelley writes. “Every strategy is written for accessibility, emphasizing the security potential of existing technologies while minimizing the need for new products.”

Kelley says that what started as a feminist guide to cybersecurity quickly turned into something different, as readers began detailing what they’d been through. “It was a hacked iPhone recording texts. It was a fake Facebook profile threatening physical harm. The loftier threats of political surveillance started to feel irrelevant,” he writes.

Some advice is simple, like using two-factor authentication to guard against unauthorized logins and password changes. Other information is a little more in depth, like explaining how to guard against intimate media being distributed online, and who to contact if it is.

If you or someone you know are yourself in an abusive situation, The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers 24/7 support at 1-800-799-7233 and 1-800-787-3224. Live chat is available online from 7am to 2am Central Time if making a phone call isn’t possible.

For more: https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/22/a-security-experts-guide-for-digital-domestic-violence-victims/

Builders Board Registration – Phase 1 – Now Open

Contractors in the Cayman Islands, specifically general contractors, building- and civil-contractors, are reminded that their formal registration period is now open, through the end of April, as required by The Builders Board Law.

For more information, and to apply for a Builders Board licence, visit the Planning.ky website, or call 949 7900.

Residential contractors and trade contractors should not apply at this time, as their application period will take place in coming months.

Companies that are not registered by the end of September 2017 will be unable to have permits or request inspections.

 

Cayman Islands’ Activities to Mark World Health Day 2017

To mark World Health Day there will be a public awareness session in the Hibiscus Conference Room at Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town on Monday, 10 April from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk”.

Free community health screening will also be offered for diabetes and hypertension and will include education on depression in all district health centres on Grand Cayman, including the GP clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital, Faith Hospital on Cayman Brac, from 3 to 7 April between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m, as well as participating supermarkets on 8 April from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For Little Cayman, please call the clinic to make an appointment.

 

Change of Name of Principal Share Registrar and Transfer Office in Cayman Islands

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.

The board of directors (the “Board”) of Veeko International Holdings Limited (the “Company”) announces that with effect from 30th March, 2017, the name of the principal share registrar and transfer office in the Cayman Islands of the Company has been changed from Codan Trust Company (Cayman) Limited to Conyers Trust Company (Cayman) Limited.

The address of the registered office and location of keeping the principal share register of the Company in the Cayman Islands remain unchanged.

By order of the Board

Veeko International Holdings Limited

Wong Chi Ying

Company Secretary

Hong Kong, 3 rd April, 2017

As at the date of this announcement, the Board comprises two executive directors, namely, Mr. Cheng Chung Man, Johnny (Chairman) and Ms. Lam Yuk Sum, and three independent non-executive directors, namely, Dr. Fok Kam Chu, John, Mr. Lam Man Tin and Mr. Yeung Wing Kay

 

Industrial unrest at LIAT

By Desmond Brown From Barbados Today

The management of LIAT said they are experiencing several flight delays and cancellations due to industrial unrest.

In a brief statement today, acting Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said these current irregular operations may continue to occur over the next few days as the carrier works towards resolving the issues.

She apologized to travellers for any disruption to their travel plans.

“We remain committed to working with our employees to resolve the issues impacting the delivery of our services to the Caribbean,” Reifer-Jones said.

Unions representing LIAT employees had earlier threatened to take action if LIAT goes ahead with plans to pay salaries late.

The unions have also argued that in 2014 they participated in a salary deferral exercise, which was projected for five months, but lasted 14 months, without any tangible results.

Reifer-Jones said she sent a letter to the Chairman of the shareholder governments, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines, asking him to urgently intervene.

She has confirmed that the shareholder governments have agreed to intervene in the dispute.

Reifer-Jones said the leaders have agreed to a meeting, which is to be held next week in Barbados.

For more: https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/04/02/industrial-unrest-at-liat/

 

S Korean cargo ship Stella Daisy vanishes in South Atlantic

From BBC

IMAGE: BBC map

A huge South Korean cargo ship which had 24 people on board has gone missing in the South Atlantic.

Officials in Seoul said efforts were under way to rescue two sailors found on a life raft, Yonhap news agency reports.

On Friday, a crew member sent a text saying the Stella Daisy freighter was taking on water.

The Uruguayan navy alerted merchant ships in the area, which began a search.

A navy spokesman said they had reported a strong smell of fuel.

The ship, a Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) with a capacity of 260,000 tonnes, was being operated by a South Korean company but was flagged to the Marshall Islands, and had eight Filipinos and 16 Koreans on board.

It had departed from Brazil, reports said.

For more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39467269

 

Russian submarines match cold war-era patrol intensity

From Newsmax

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy says its submarines have increased combat patrols to the level last seen during the Cold War.

The navy chief, Adm. Vladimir Korolyov, said Friday in remarks carried by state RIA Novosti news agency that Russian submarine crews spent more than 3,000 days on patrol last year, matching the Soviet-era operational tempo. Korolyov spoke after attending the launch of a new Yasen-class nuclear-powered attack submarine called the Kazan.

The Russian military had fallen on hard times after the 1991 Soviet collapse when it was forced to scrap many relatively new ships and keep most others at harbor for lack of funds. The military has revived its strength thanks to a sweeping arms modernization program amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press

For more: http://www.newsmax.com/World/Europe/EU-Russia-Navy/2017/03/31/id/781726/?ns_mail_uid=64942667&ns_mail_job=1721718_04012017&s=al&dkt_nbr=shyc8pj5

 

A driverless car competition about everything except cars

By Emily Engle From Core 77

The ‘ABC’ Party of Autonomous Vehicle Competitions: Driverless Future Challenge

This unique challenge seeks proposals that actively shape the city’s response to driverless cars. It’s not about the cars themselves, but everything else: from parking solutions, to new uses of roadways, intersections, and sidewalks. Participants in the challenge will pitch concrete solutions, and Blank Space will help the winning entries turn their proposals into real companies and products.

Online competition open through April 6, 2017.

For more: http://www.core77.com/posts/63986/A-Driverless-Car-Competition-About-Everything-Except-Cars-a-Family-Friendly-Maker-Festival-and-More?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+core77%2Fblog+%28Core77.com%29

 

McDonald’s Suing Florence For $20M After City Says No To Location Near Famed Cathedral

By Mary Beth Quirk From Consumerist

When you think of historic landmarks and centuries-old architecture, do you picture the Golden Arches gleaming nearby? If not, then you agree with the city of Florence, Italy, which recently put the kibosh on McDonald’s plans for a new location near its famed Duomo cathedral. The fast food giant has filed a $20 million lawsuit in response.

Florence officials want to keep the area around the famed cathedral beautiful, and a McDonald’s location figure into that plan, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Back in January, the city issued new licensing rules aimed at stemming the tide of markets, eateries, and convenience stores popping up to serve tourists in the city. These rules tend to favor food establishments that offer Italian food, the WSJ notes, while other businesses have to fulfill a strict list of criteria before they can get approval to sell food in the historic center of Florence.

McDonald’s first sought permission to open its 10th restaurant in the city near the Duomo in the spring prompted protests and petitions against the idea. In response, McDonald’s came up with a plan to appease naysayers: waiters would serve customers at tables, and the company promised to source 80% of its ingredients locally.

Despite those efforts, city officials gave McDonald’s plans a failing grade, prompting the Golden Arches to hit back and file an €18-million ($19.8-million) lawsuit against the city, calling the official response, “a manifest injustice.”

“We completely agree that the cultural and artistic heritage and the Italian historical town centers have to be protected,” McDonald’s said in a statement. “But we cannot accept discriminatory regulations that damage the freedom of private initiative without helping anyone.”

The city isn’t budging over its new rules, however.

“It’s not a blanket rejection of McDonald’s,” Giovanni Bettarini, Florence’s deputy head of tourism and economic development, told the WSJ. “It’s just a rejection of that specific project.”

For more: https://consumerist.com/2016/11/04/mcdonalds-suing-florence-for-20m-after-city-says-no-to-location-near-famed-cathedral/

 

Cayman Islands Post Office Closures

Postal Service clients are advised of changes to its operations on two days during April.

All of Grand Cayman’s post offices will close at 12:30p.m. next Tuesday, 4 April 2017, to facilitate a staff function.

However, the post offices on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will operate as normal.

Then, on Tuesday, 25 April, post offices on all three Islands will be closed all day, to facilitate staff development.

 

Cayman Islands PSPB To Host Pensioners’ Appreciation Event

The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) in partnership with the Government and others is to host a Pensioners’ Appreciation event for retired members at Pedro, St. James Wednesday, 12 April 2017.

The 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. event, to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, will include community outreach booths, free health screenings, food and entertainment.

Free bus transport to and from the event is available. To confirm attendance, please call 917-8851.

 

Cayman Islands Elections Office offering postal and mobile Balloting

The Elections Office reminds registered voters that the period during which they may request postal ballots or mobile voting is underway, and will continue until close of business on Friday, 12 May 2017.

Persons who will be away from the Cayman Islands on Election Day may request a postal ballot by filling out form B, available on www.elections.ky, at https://portal.elections.ky/files/downloads/forms/2016/FORMB.pdf. The completed form along with proof of travel plans may be emailed to [email protected].

Those who will be in the Cayman Islands but unable to physically attend the polls, may apply for mobile voting using Form C, also available from www.elections.ky at https://portal.elections.ky/files/downloads/forms/2016/FORMC.pdf. Elections Office polling staff will either visit successful applicants in person, or facilitate their vote before polling day at an early voting station.

 

The Inaugural Cayman Islands Cancer Society Luncheon

Starting April 19, 2017

Join us for the Inaugural Cancer Society Luncheon! The luncheon will be held on April 19th, 2017 and includes a three course meal with a glass of wine.

Dr. Troy Gatcliffe will be the Key Note Presenter – he is a phenomenal speaker and very entertaining! Tickets will be available at the CICS (see below for more information). All proceeds to benefit The Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

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.

 

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.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

 

FRI APR 7

Alumni Assembly

 As part of Layman School High School 50th anniversary celebrations, you’re invited to an Alumni Assembly for years ’77 — 86′ at 8am on Friday (7 Apr).

Cayman Islands Financial Planning Talk

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.

 

SAT APRIL 8

Free H.S.A. Screenings for World Health Day

The Health Services Authority is offering free screenings for blood sugar and blood pressure at all District Health Centres, George Town General Practice, Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman from April 3rd to the 7thfrom 9 am to 1 pm and on Saturday April 8th from 10 am to 2pm at various supermarkets in Grand Cayman. Cholesterol testing will also be offered.

Young Image Makers Introduction to Filmmaking Free 5 Day Workshop

 Young Image Makers Introduction to Filmmaking Free 5 Day Workshop is April 8th — 12th at the Harquail Studio Theater and Mind’s Eye at Miss Lassies.  For more information, call 949.5477

Slow Food Day: Farm to Table Tasting Market

 Slow Food Day: Farm to Table Tasting Market on Saturday (8 Apr) from 10am to 12pm on the Crescent.

 

MON APR 10 2017

World Health Day in Cayman Islands

WHO: Public Health Department and behavioural health specialists from the Health Service Authority.

WHAT: Public information session “Depression: Let’s Talk” to mark World Health Day 2017 (7 April), which this year focuses on the subject of depression.

WHEN: Monday, 10 April, 5 to 7p.m.

WHERE: Hibiscus Conference Room, Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town.

Participants: Dr. Arline McGill, Psychiatrist; Dr. Toni Heron, Child Psychologist; Dr. Yuruf Matthew Grant Bin Michel, M.B.B.S, and Dr. Suzanne Neita, Psychiatrist, BHAC.

WED APR 12 2017

Cayman Islands PSPB To Host Pensioners’ Appreciation Event

The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) in partnership with the Government and others is to host a Pensioners’ Appreciation event for retired members at Pedro, St. James Wednesday, 12 April 2017.

The 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. event, to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, will include community outreach booths, free health screenings, food and entertainment.

Free bus transport to and from the event is available. To confirm attendance, please call 917-8851.

Brown Bag Exercise for Cayman Brac

The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac in cooperation with Faith Hospital Pharmacy Invites you to clean up your medicine cabinets and return all damaged, unused, and expired  medicines to  your pharmacy for disposal.

Bookends Club

The Bookends Club will meet on Wednesday (12 Apr) at Books and Books at 630pm.

 

THU APR 13

West Bay South Committee’s Social Evening Cancelled

 The West Bay South Committee’s Social Evening planned for Thursday (13 Apr) at Mr. Jimmy Powell’s has been cancelled

 

SAT APR 15

Chalkfest

Chalkfest is Saturday (15 Apr) at 10am to 1pm at Market Street in .

 

WED APR 19

The Inaugural Cayman Islands Cancer Society Luncheon

Starting April 19, 2017

Join us for the Inaugural Cancer Society Luncheon! The luncheon will be held on April 19th, 2017 and includes a three course meal with a glass of wine.

Dr. Troy Gatcliffe will be the Key Note Presenter – he is a phenomenal speaker and very entertaining! Tickets will be available at the CICS (see below for more information). All proceeds to benefit The Cayman Islands Cancer Society

 

SUN APR 23

Week of the Young Child Church Service

 As part of Week of the Young Child, you’re invited to a special church service at Wesleyan Holiness Church in West Bay on Sunday (23 Apr) at 4pm.

 

MON APR 24

Pajama Party and Moonlight & Movies

 Camana Bay is hosting a Pajama Party and Moonlight & Movies on Monday (24 Apr) from 6 to 7pm in Gardenia Court.

 

TUE APR 25

Post Offices Closed for Staff Development

 All post offices on all three islands will be closed on Tuesday (25 Apr) for a staff development day

 

FRI APR 28

Rug Destruction

 Customers who have clean area rugs at Roper’s, please collect no later than April 28th. Unclaimed rugs and mats will be donated or destroyed.
SAT APR 29
Car Boot Sale
The PTA will be hosting a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 5:00 am until 10:00am on the side parking lot. If you, or anyone you know, is looking to get rid of anything you have had sitting in your garage, attic or around your house, here is a great opportunity to do so. Spaces are $25.00 CI; sellers keep whatever they make selling their items.
Week of the Young Child Breakfast

As part of Week of the Young Child, you’re invited to its 20th Anniversary Celebration Breakfast at the Marriott on Saturday (29 Apr).

Dr. Bill Hrudey Science Fair

 The Dr. Bill Hrudey Science Fair is Saturday (29 Apr) from 8am to 3pm with the Awards Banquet from 6 to 11pm at the Arts & Recreation Center in Camana Bay

 

April Events at Camana Bay

This is the month to experience all things local with the return of Slow Food Day, a full-day event celebrating Cayman’s home-grown food scene with a free tasting market, kids’ cooking workshop and a ticketed Harvest Dinner with a Michelin-starred chef.

Over the long Easter weekend, artists will take it to the streets to create chalk art masterpieces at the 14th Annual Chalkfest Competition, which is also a family-fun day event for all ages.

Other highlights include exploring the world of wine with the return of Wine 101 classes at West Indies Wine Company, challenging your kitchen skills with an array of cooking classes or watching a special screening of Moonlight & Movies in your pajamas.

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Slow Food Day: Farm-to-Table Tasting Market 
Saturday 8 April
10am-12pm
The Crescent

Slow Food Day: Food Revolution Kids’ Seed2Plate Workshop
Saturday 8 April
12:30-2pm
Gardenia Court

Slow Food Day: Harvest Dinner
Saturday 8 April
7pm
Abacus

Easter Camp
10-13 and 18-21 April
8am-3pm
Starfish Village 

French Flavours Cooking Class
Wednesday 12 April
6-8pm
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

The Bookends Club
Wednesday 12 April
6:30-7:30pm
Books & Books

Sushi School Cooking Class
Thursday 13 April 
6-8pm
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Chalkfest
Saturday 15 April
10am-1pm
Market Street

Regal Cinemas’ Kids Club: Free Willy (PG, 1993)
Saturday 15 April
10am
Regal Cinemas

Culture at the Cinema: Twelfth Night
Saturday 15 April
7pm
Regal Cinemas

Big Green Egg and Bourbon Cooking Class
Thursday 20 April
6-8pm
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Pajama Party and Moonlight & Movies 
Monday 24 April
6-8pm
Gardenia Court

A Taste of Italy Cooking Class
Wednesday 26 April
5-7pm
Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Dr. Bill Hrudey Science Fair 
Saturday 29 April
8am-3pm (Fair) and 6-11pm (Awards Banquet)
The Arts & Recreation Centre

of the Cayman Islands

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Celebrating Maritime Culture and Heritage at the

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 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 .

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.

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].

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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