iNews Briefs & Community Events
Cayman Islands: Runner Assaulted in Barkers, West Bay, 18 August
ust after 6:30AM, this morning 18 August, the police responded to a call issued by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre of a woman who has been attacked and assaulted in the area of the Barkers National Park, a mangrove trail, commonly known as the dikes.
The woman, who was running in the area, was attacked from behind by a man that was wearing a blue t-shirt on his face and beige coloured shorts. The man was described him as being about 5ft 6in tall, of brown complexion and possibly in his 20’s. The man ran away from the scene of the incident, into the dikes where he disappeared. The victim received some minor scratches, but did not require medical attention.
The police have launched an investigation into the matter and have issued this release in order to ensure that the public is aware of this incident and they are asking that persons, especially women, take extra precautions to ensure their personal safety, such as:
– Select areas that are well lit and areas that are not too overgrown to walk or run, as well as walking routes that are popular to other walkers and runners.
– Do not walk alone, especially in the early morning and late evenings when it’s still dark.
– Have a cell phone with you when you are out so that you can call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
– Be vigilant when walking and running and ensure that you can hear and see what is happening around you.
– Let someone know where you’re going and an estimate time of how long you will be gone.
– If you feel like you are being followed, change your path and stay in lit areas, call 9-1-1 if it persists.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681.
2018 Cayman Islands National Heroes Day date corrected
Please note that 2018 National Heroes Day will be held on Monday, 22 January 2018 and not Monday, 29 2018 as previously indicated.
Cayman Islands: Dump Truck Over-Turn on Round-About on Shamrock Road, 16 August
On Wednesday 16 August, just before 5pm, Police and other Emergency Services responded to a 9-1-1 Communication Centre call for service, where the driver of dump truck had lost control of the vehicle and it overturned, causing the load it was carrying to spill onto the road.
This incident caused a major back up of traffic as the exit from Shamrock Road, South Sound and towards George Town was obstructed by both the truck and the load that spilled into the road.
The driver of the truck received only minor injuries.
Medical Products Recalled in Cayman Islands
As a precautionary measure, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has issued a worldwide recall of all liquid products under the brand names Major®, Rugby® and Leader®, due to possible bacterial contamination of these products.
If you are in possession of any of these liquid products from any of these brands obtained from any facility, including hospitals and pharmacies in the Cayman Islands, please stop using them immediately.
Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez encourages all patients who may have obtained any of these products to contact their physician or local pharmacy for more information.
A list of all affected products and their batch numbers can be viewed on the FDA’s website at https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm571001.htm
The Maritime Heritage of the Cayman Islands (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology)
A nautical history of the Cayman Islands, describing how an intrepid group of islanders flourished on the sea. It follows the tracks of the sea turtles and mariners who hunted them, the exploits of pirates and the development of schooners, and goes underwater to explore the sites of the wrecks.
To download the above go to: https://grressas.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/the-maritime-heritage-of-the.pdf
Cayman Islands School Orientation 2017 Date Clarification
Recently, the Department of Education released the orientation schedule for 2017-2018 School year. There has been a request for clarification of which high school students are expected to attend the various dates in the schedule.
The orientation/induction time and who is to be present is dependent on the high school the student will attend.
If the student will be attending Clifton Hunter High school (CHHS):
23 August: Only newly registered students in Years 7 through 11 are to attend from 9:00am-12:00 pm. Please Note: CHHS orientation does not include Year 7 students that are transitioning from their primary school.
If the student will be attending John Gray High School (JGHS):
23 August: Induction for all Year 7 students and orientation for all newly registered students in Years 8-11 is from 8:00am-1:30 pm.
A reminder for all high school students:
24 August: All students in Year 7 & Year 11 are to attend from 8:00am-2:50 pm.
25 August: School resumes for all high school students at 8:00 am.
Please do not hesitate to contact Department of Education Services at 945-1199 for more information.
Grenada police hunt for counterfeit Eastern Caribbean dollars in circulation
From Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation
Grenada police Wednesday urged people to be on the lookout for counterfeit East Caribbean dollars.
It said that the counterfeit EC$50 and EC$100 dollar notes were now in circulation here and that they had the serial numbers VM033672 and SR380132 respectively.
“The public is urged to exercise utmost vigilance and caution when doing business. Small business operators such as bus drivers, taxi operators, shop keepers, vendors and the likes are urged to be on their guard.”
The police did not say whether the circulation of the counterfeit currency was linked to the island’s Carnival celebrations that ended on Tuesday. But they warned persons that it is a criminal offense to have in their possession or pass on counterfeit money.
Grenada along with six other Caribbean countries, namely Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat and Anguilla share the same currency.
Cayman Islands: Vehicle Fire on North Church Street, Wed 16 August
Just after 12.30pm, Wed 16 August, the police and other emergency services responded to a 9-1-1- Communication Centre’s call for service, to a report of a vehicle on fire, outside a restaurant on North Church Street, George Town.
This incident caused a heavy build-up of traffic and on the arrival of the Police and the Fire Department; traffic was diverted to ensure the safety of members of the public.
After putting out the fire and examining the vehicle, the Fire Department determined that this was an electrical fire and there was nothing suspicious seen at this time.
The roadway is now cleared for regular use.
Cayman Islands: New Intellectual Property Laws In Effect
By Karen Lim From Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC
Cayman Islands August 16 2017
The Cayman Islands Trade Marks Law, 2016, Design Rights Registration Law, 2016, and Patents and Trade Marks (Amendment) Law, 2016 were implemented on August 1, 2017. Our detailed discussion of the salient features of the new trademark and design laws can be viewed here [December 2016] and here [September 2016].
A significant next step for improving the intellectual property rights system in the Cayman Islands would be for the British Overseas Territory to become a member state of the Paris Convention, which is not provided for in the recently-implemented law.
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC – Karen Lim
Triple tropical threat looms in the Atlantic, Caribbean [Wed 16 Aug]
Two of three budding tropical systems in the Atlantic will approach the Caribbean, Central America and the United States in the coming days.
Three batches of thunderstorms are moving westward across the tropical Atlantic within a swath of moisture at midweek.
From west to east, the three systems have been dubbed 91L, 92L and 93L.
Such a designation is assigned between 90 and 99, when there is potential for the formation of a tropical depression or storm within several days. The “L” represents potential formation for the Atlantic Ocean.
91L to enter Caribbean Sea this weekend
“Nintey-one L may become a tropical depression or storm as it moves through the Lesser Antilles on Friday and the Caribbean Sea on Saturday,” according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.
This feature is likely to bring an uptick in showers and thunderstorms in the Windward and southern Leeward Islands to end the week.
How much strengthening occurs will determine the intensity of rainfall, winds and seas. This system already has a weak circulation.
Inhibitive strong winds aloft are projected to diminish in the path of 91L, which may allow the feature to become organized and strengthen.
The most likely path of 91L is westward across the Caribbean this weekend, which could bring the system near Central America early next week.
92L may pass north of the Caribbean Sea next week
Steering winds are likely to guide the second area of disturbed weather farther north than 91L.
“We project 92L to pass over or just north of the Leeward Islands this weekend,” Kottlowski said.
Some dry air has become drawn into 92 L, which could hinder its development for a time.
Like 91L, this feature also has a weak circulation.
“If 92L can overcome the dry air, it has a chance at becoming a depression or tropical storm this weekend,” Kottlowski said.
A track just north of the islands of the northern Caribbean, especially the mountainous islands of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba, would favor development and strengthening, as opposed to a track right over the islands.
At this time, 92L represents the greatest potential for approaching the U.S. or its coastal waters next week.
Following a wave of non-related thunderstorms this weekend, an uptick in thunderstorms from 92L could reach the northwestern Bahamas and South Florida by Tuesday.
93L may remain at sea
The system farthest to the east, 93L, will take a west-northwest past the next few days.
“However, a turn toward the northwest is likely this weekend,” Kottlowski said.
“Ninety-three L may never be a threat to land in the western part of the Atlantic basin,” Kottlowski said.
This system, which had a circulation immediately after departing the coast of Africa may become a tropical system this weekend and could strengthen significantly if it avoids dry air and strong westerly winds aloft next week.
Real Atlantic hurricane season is just beginning
Additional batches of thunderstorms will continue to roll westward from Africa in the coming weeks.
The next six to eight weeks represent the heart of the hurricane season.
As the peak of the hurricane season approaches, on Sept. 10, the likelihood of tropical storm and hurricane formation will increase due to warm water, shrinking dry air and diminishing winds.
Gamebird Season Reminder for Cayman Islands
The Department of Environment reminds hunters that the open season for blue-winged teal opens in September (three bird bag & possession limit) and for white-winged doves the season opens in October (12 bird bag and possession limit).
Miami (Friday, August 11, 2017) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the divisions, groups and match schedule for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-15 Championship, set to be the largest CONCACAF tournament ever, including 39 Member Associations and over 700 youth players from across the CONCACAF region.
The developmental tournament, which will take place from August 13-19 and features 81 total matches, will be played entirely at the world-renowned IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida.
“The size and scope of this tournament will ensure all 39 of the participating CONCACAF Member Associations and their young players obtain a tremendous amount of valuable experience,” said CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio. “The partnership with IMG Academy and the unique division-structured format of the competition provides for the best developmental opportunities for hundreds of players and coaches from countries stretching from north to south of our Confederation.”
To ensure sporting balance and fully leverage this unique development opportunity for the full contingent of young CONCACAF players, participating associations will be divided into division play in which all 39 teams are guaranteed a maximum amount of competitive matches throughout the week.
The structure includes three separate divisions, with seeding based on each MA’s performance over the last three editions of the CONCACAF Under-17 Men’s Championship, as well as qualifying for that event. Within each division, the participating teams have been divided into groups of four teams (with one group of three) for round-robin play.
CONCACAF Under-15 Championship 2017 Divisions and Groups
*Participating Member Associations listed in assigned group positions
Division One (8)
Group A: Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama
Group B: United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago
Division Two (15)
Group C: Cuba, El Salvador, Bermuda, Martinique
Group D: Haiti, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Curacao
Group E: Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico
Group F: St Lucia, Suriname, Guyana, St Kitts & Nevis
Division Three (16)
Group G: Aruba, Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Saint Martin
Group H: Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, Sint Maarten
Group I: Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, French Guiana, St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Group J: British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat, Turks & Caicos Islands
For the group stage, all participating teams will play in a round-robin format.
The top two teams from each of the two Division One groups, after group stage matches have been completed, will qualify to the semifinals of the tournament. The winners on the semifinals will dispute the Final on August 17, 2017.
Division Two and Division Three teams will continue play, according to their ranking after group play and their subsequent results, through the last match day to determine final tournament positions.
To view the compete calendar of matches click here.
Honduras captured the inaugural version of the CONCACAF Boys Under-15 Championship in 2013, topping a field of 22 teams in the Cayman Islands.
Narendra Modi on I-Day: Many countries helping India in war against terror
IMAGE: Narendra Modi
Many countries are actively helping India in the war against terror, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on India’s Independence Day, Modi thanked these countries but did not name them.
“India’s stature in the world is rising. The world is with us in fighting the menace of terrorism. I thank all the countries actively helping us,” he said.
Miami (Friday, August 11, 2017) – The Scotiabank CONCACAF League, the newest addition to the club competitions platform of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), reached the quarterfinal stage Thursday evening as initial Round of 16 matchups concluded across the region. Home-and-away quarterfinal matches begin next week, with the field set to be reduced to four semifinalists by the end of August.
Starring top veterans and emerging talent from Central America and the Caribbean, the Scotiabank CONCACAF League has roused the passions of fans across the region over the last two weeks as 16 clubs began the quest for an international club competition title in front of their home crowds, in quickfire knockout round format.
Following thrilling action across eight CONCACAF nations in the span of just ten days, the field is down to eight for next week’s quarterfinals. The remaining clubs include three from Panama, two from El Salvador, and one each from Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua, all set to resume do-or-die knockout round action next Tuesday, August 15.
Scotiabank CONCACAF League 2017 Quarterfinal Schedule
*ET (local time) & home team listed first
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
22:00 ET (21:00) Chorrillo FC (PAN) vs. AD Santos de Guapiles (CRC)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
22:00 ET (20:00) CD Aguila (SLV) vs. Deportivo Arabe Unido (PAN)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
20:00 ET (18:00) CD Walter Ferretti (NCA) vs. CD Plaza Amador (PAN)
22:00 ET (20:00) Alianza FC (SLV) vs. CD Olimpia (HON)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
22:00 ET (20:00) AD Santos de Guapiles (CRC) vs. Chorrillo FC (PAN)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
22:00 ET (21:00) Deportivo Arabe Unido (PAN) vs. CD Aguila (SLV)
Thursday, August 24, 2017
20:00 ET (19:00) CD Plaza Amador (PAN) vs. CD Walter Ferretti (NCA)
22:00 ET (20:00) LD Alajuelense (CRC) v CD Olimpia (HON) vs. Alianza FC (SLV)
Click here to see the bracket.
Semifinal playoffs among the quarterfinal winners are scheduled for September. The championship home-and-away final of the Scotiabank CONCACAF League is scheduled for October.
In addition to raising the inaugural SCL trophy, the tournament champion earns a ticket to join 15 additional club qualifiers from across the region – including Canada, Mexico and the United States, in the revamped Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.
The 2018 edition of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League kicks off in February of next year, featuring the winner of the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League and 15 more of the best clubs from the entire CONCACAF region, including the Caribbean and Central America, plus Mexico, the United States and Canada. The champion of that competition will represent the region in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup.
Cayman Islands DoA investigates report of animal cruelty- received Friday, 11 August
Around 3:30pm on Friday, 11 August 2017, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre received a report of animal cruelty from the Humane Society. The call was regarding a dog that had been brought in for medical assistance by its owner on Tuesday, 8 August. The dog appeared to have burns along its body.
The 9-1-1 dispatcher contacted the Department of Agriculture (DoA) and an Animal Welfare Officer was dispatched immediately. To date, the investigation remains active and contact has been made with the dog’s owner.
At this time, it appears that the dog’s burns are chemical in nature and may be the result of a misguided attempt to control external parasites. The source of these burns continues to be investigated, as well allegations of neglect.
The DoA is leading the investigation on this case, with support from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Anyone who may have information to assist with this investigation is asked to call the Department of Agriculture’s Animal welfare Officer at 947-3090.
Cayman Drama Society : Acting classes for children and adults
Education and Operations Officer,
Telephone: (345) 947-1998
Acting classes for children and adults!
Term 3 (9 week term): April 25th- 22nd June (no break)
SUMMER SCHOOLS – PLAY IN A WEEK:
8-11s and 12-16s
One week each from 9am-3pm daily with a short performance on the Friday in the theatre (2.30pm start for parents).
24-28th July (8-11s) and 31st July – 4th August (12-16s)
Ask for details on our children and adults acting classes now, or ask about our Corporate Services and one-on-one sessions – there could be something for you!*
RCIPS UPDATE: Kia Sorent Found
The Imperial Bronze Kia Sorento that was report stolen on 10 August, has been located by the police on Friday 11 August on Maclendon Drive in George Town. The vehicle was returned to the owner’s possession and there was no damage done to the vehicle.
Latest Cayman Islands PR Application Numbers & Totals
Attached are the latest numbers on permanent residency applications up until 10 August 2017. In the attached you will also find the total for each category and a graphical breakdown of the decisions made thus far in percentages.
Two people shot in the Barbados capital
Caribbean News Service
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 11 2017 – Police were on Friday investigating a shooting incident which occurred sometime after 3 p.m. in the area of the Fairchild Street Market.
A 41-year-old woman and a man in his late 30 were shot during the incident.
Preliminary investigations are that the assailant saw the male who is known to him in the area of the Fairchild Street Market and opened fire. As a result, the female who was sitting by one of the stalls was shot in her right thigh, while the male was shot on his foot and in his back.
They were both being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Caribbean Filmmakers Stepping Up
The Finest Caribbean Films at ttff
IMAGE: A scene from the movie, A Caribbean Dream, one of the Caribbean films to be screened at the 2017 trinidad+tobago film festival in September.
A strong line-up of critically acclaimed, award-winning Caribbean films will screen at this year’s trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), to be held from September 19-26, at MovieTowne Port of Spain, San Fernando and Tobago, as well as at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus.
The films from some of the Caribbean’s finest filmmakers include, from the Dominican Republic, Jose Maria Cabral’s Carpinteros (Woodpeckers), a high-octane, no-holds-barred movie about a forbidden relationship conducted through prison bars and across the 200 yards of empty space dividing the male and female prisons in Santo Domingo. Described by critics as a raw, intriguing and energetic blend of the tough and the tender, Carpinteros played at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA, to great acclaim.
Bahamian filmmaker Kareem Mortimer’s moving and topical film, Cargo, tells the tragic story of human trafficking from the point of view of reluctant trafficker, Kevin. An American exile with a gambling addiction, living in the Bahamas, he begins smuggling Haitians to Florida in an act of desperation, to keep his secrets buried and get out of a financial bind.
2017 Orientation Dates for Cayman Islands Government Schools
Cayman Drama Society presents SISTAHS
You’ll laugh until you cry!
Cayman Drama Society is excited to announce that tickets to “Sistahs” (written by maxine bailey and Sharon M Lewis) go on sale today. This is a heart-warming, funny, and moving play about Caribbean family, history, friendship and relationships.
Performances are at the Prospect Playhouse on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7th September to 23rd September, doors open at 6.30pm with Curtain at 7.30pm.
Tickets for all performances are CI$25 for Adults and CI$15 for Students/Children. *This show has a PG-13 rating*
Go to http://www.cds.ky to book your tickets on their new website.
Cayman Islands court reaffirms interim payments in merger dissents
By James Eldridge From Maples and Calder
Pursuant to s.238 of the Cayman Islands Companies Law (2016 Revision), shareholders who are dissatisfied with the price they receive for their shares in a merger are often entitled to dissent and to have the “fair value” of their shares determined by the Grand Court.
The jurisprudence surrounding this relatively new species of proceedings continues to evolve at a rapid rate. In the most recent installment, the Court has reaffirmed its jurisdiction to award dissenters an interim payment early in the proceedings, in the amount for which they are likely to succeed at trial (in this case, the merger price, on the basis that the company had effectively affirmed that it represented the fair value of the shares).
That is significant for would-be dissenters, as it means they do not have to wait until the end of the litigation to receive a significant payment. The full text of Mangatal J’s decision in Re Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (26 June 2017) can be found here.
Cayman Islands police release on two stolen vehicles Thu 10th August ’17
Just after 7.15pm, yesterday 10 August, an imperial bronze Kia Sorento was reported stolen from the Owen Roberts International Airport parking lot. The vehicle left had been parked sometime after 5AM and it appears that the vehicle was taken just before 7:15AM.
A picture of the actual vehicle is attached.
PLATE : T5391
Just after 11:20am, yesterday 10 August, police responded to a report of a stolen motorcycle on Aurora Drive, West Bay. The motorcycle was last seen at 8:45AM that morning at a residence on Aurora Drive, but was missing by 10:45AM.
The bike is a blue, black and white Yamaha XT225 with registration plates 115215. A picture of the actual bike is attached.
Anyone with information regarding these vehicles is asked to call 9-1-1 or the George Town Police Station at949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link:https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681
US: Woman, man found fatally shot in likely domestic killing, cops say [Caymanian is confirmed as man]
By Doug Phillips From Sun Sentinel
Two people were found dead early Thursday as the result of an apparent murder-suicide, Pembroke Pines police said.
Shani Bennette, 39, and Ronald Bennette, 38, were found inside a vehicle on the 1100 block of Southwest 110 Avenue shortly after 12:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Darryl Curtiss.
Police went to the location after getting a 911 call.
Both people were dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
“This is an ongoing investigation in its preliminary stages and at present appears to be domestic-related,” Curtiss said.
The relationship between Shani Bennette and Ronald Bennette was not disclosed.
Police have declined to release further information about the case.
UPDATE: We can now confirm the man is a Caymanian. CBS Miami have said Bennette worked for Spirit Airlines. He and his wife had a young child.
Honda Civic stolen from Cayman Islands Bayshore Mall parking lot sometime Thu, 3 August
Photos of Actual Honda Civic Stolen is attached
Anyone with information is encouraged to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681
Cayman Islands: Product Recall – Alka Seltzer
From Foster’s Food Fair
Foster’s Food Fair-IGA would like to announce that the company Bayer plc is voluntarily recalling batches of Alka-Seltzer due to an issue with the blister foil. A problem with the blistering process has resulted in the potential for small holes or cracks being present in the aluminum layer of the tablet blister material, which are not visible to the consumer. This could result in compromise of the moisture barrier provided by the aluminum layer. Bayer has assessed this defect as unlikely to pose a safety risk for consumers, therefore affected batches are not being recalled to patient level.
Foster’s IGA carries Alka-Seltzer and has been affected by this recall. The affected products have been pulled from the shelves.
The products affected are as follows:
No other Alka-Seltzer branded products are included within this recall.
Customers should check the UPC’s on Alka-Seltzer branded products in their homes to be sure none of the affected product has been purchased. We encourage all customers who have purchased this product from any of our Foster’s IGA locations to return the affected product for a full refund. Please discontinue use of any affected product.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email ([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-3663).
Cayman Islands: Garbage fees reminder
Businesses or properties (including plazas and strata with a central waste-management container) with accounts still in arrears, or that do not otherwise meet the DEH’s requirements, will not be recommended by the DEH for approval to either the Trades and Businesses Licensing Board, the Hotels Licensing Board, or the Liquor Licensing Board, during the upcoming scheduled board meetings, unless all fees and other DEH requirements are in compliance.
All other non-licensing properties/strata with outstanding garbage fees should also promptly settle these arrears to avoid disruption of waste collection services and the implementation of other actions.
Payments can be made at any of the local post offices or at the DEH’s main office at 580 North Sound Road from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. In the Sister Islands, payments can only be made at the District Administration office.
To query account balances, please contact DEH on 949-6696 or by email at [email protected]
Domestic Violence Intervention Workshop on Brac Next Month
The Family Resource Centre (FRC), in continuing its outreach to the Sister Islands, can confirm that next month’s three-day domestic violence intervention workshop will take place at the Brac Reef hotel.
The free training will take place in the hotel’s conference room on 29 to 31 August, from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop is for front line professionals who interface with domestic violence victims and their families.
For further information and to register contact the FRC at 949-0006 or email [email protected] to register.
Cayman Islands FATCA and CRS reporting deadline extended
The Cayman Islands have announced a final extension of the 2017 deadline for US FATCA and Common Reporting Standard (CRS) reporting to 31 August 2017.
Contact Hatice Ismail, Martin Shah From Simmons & Simmons
The Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs has announced a further and final extension to the deadline for reporting under US FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) in relation to the calendar year 2016. All such reports must be made via the Cayman Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) Portal by 4pm on 31 August 2017 (extended from the previous deadline of 31 July 2017).
The announcement stresses that this is a “final extension and no further extensions will be given”. As a result Cayman Financial Institutions (FIs) with reporting obligations should now consider submitting their reports as soon as possible. All reporting Cayman FIs must submit a report, even if they have no reportable accounts. Failure to comply with the Cayman reporting obligations is an offence under Cayman law and may result in a fine of up to KYD50,000.
The deadline for Cayman Financial Institutions (FIs) to register and notify their status to the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority (Cayman TIA) via the Cayman AEOI Portal remains 31 July 2017. For further details, see “Cayman Islands extends CRS and FATCA registration dates”.
For more: http://www.simmons-simmons.com/en/legal-topics/tax/240717-cayman-islands-fatca-and-crs-reporting-deadline
Cayman Islands Water Authority to install new pipeline in Bodden Town
From Water Authority – Cayman
Water Authority – Cayman began installing a new pipeline along Condor Road in Bodden Town last Thursday (20) and the work is expected to continue for six weeks. The anticipated end date is Friday, Sept. 1.
The new pipeline is essential to improve the operational flexibility of the water distribution system.
The project will affect the portion of Condor Road between the intersection with Shamrock Road and the intersection with Anton Bodden Drive.
Pipe-laying works will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, and trenches will be backfilled at the end of each working day for safety purposes.
Traffic signs will be erected at the work site, and drivers are urged to exercise caution in the area.
Affected customers of any water service interruptions will be notified three working days in advance of the planned service interruption, via hand-delivered notices.
The Water Authority apologises for any inconvenience.
Cayman Writers’ Circle
We are resurrecting Cayman Writers’ Circle! You are invited to attend every Monday from 6.30-8.00pm.
To make it accessible to everyone, we will meet at alternating locations – 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at St Alban’s Church Hall, 461 Shedden Road, in George Town, and 2nd and 4th Mondays at Sea Orchard Retreat in West Bay.
Bring your ideas and your friends! Please pass this on to everyone you know. Cayman Writers’ Circle Facilitators
COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)
FRI AUG 18
Liquor licence holders Deadline
Liquor licence holders in the Cayman Islands — including those with music and dancing licences — are reminded of the Friday (18 Aug) deadline to submit renewals.
SAT AUG 19
Clifton Hunter High School Year 7 Info Session
All Year Seven Transitioning Students at Clifton Hunter High School are invited to an information session on Saturday (19 Aug) from 9am to 1pm.
SUN AUG 20
Cayman Rugby 7s 5K
TUE AUG 22
Moonlight and Movies: Trolls
You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (22 Aug) at Camana Bay featuring the film Trolls
WED AUG 23
Non Profit Organizations law info session
There will be an information session for folks interested in the Non Profit Organizations law on Wednesday (23 Aug) from 10am to 11am at the Government Administration Building.
FRI AUG 25
Cayman Islands Fire Service Training Exercises
Please be advised that new recruits with the Cayman Islands Fire Service are conducting exercises at the training grounds behind Owen Roberts International Airport. The exercises are causing large clouds of smoke to rise in the sky, but please do not be alarmed as these are controlled burns and part of the recruitment training. The training continues through August 25th.
SAT AUG 26
CIIPA Charity 5 & 10K
The CIIPA Charity 5 & 10K is Saturday (26 Aug) at 630am at the North Sound Golf Club.
TUE AUG 29
Moonlight and Movies: Thor
You’re invited to Moonlight and Movies at 7pm on Tuesday (29 Aug) at Camana Bay featuring the film Thor.
Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme
The Family Resource Centre is holding a Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme workshop in Cayman Brac (29 – 31 Aug). For further information, call the Family Resource Centre at 949-0006 or email [email protected] to register.
Non Profit Organizations law info session
There will be an information session for folks interested in the Non Profit Organizations law on Tuesday (29 Aug) from 2 to 3pm at the Government Administration Building.
National Museum Speaker Series
You’re invited to the next Speaker Series event at the National Musuem on Tuesday (29 Aug) at 6pm. The presentation will be Pertinacity, Pageants and Politics: A purposeful life beyond the crown.
THU AUG 31
The deadline for Trade Contractors to register with the Builder’s Board is Thursday (31 Aug).
Honor and Shame Seminar
A free Honor and Shame Seminar with Rico Cortes will be held on Thursday (31 Aug) from 7 to 9pm at the George Town Town Hall. For more information, call 924.7959.
SUN OCT 1
17th Annual Cut-A-Thon
For Breast Cancer Awareness From 2pm – 6pm
ECLIPZE HAIR DESIGN AND DAY SPA is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Cut-A-Thon on SUNDAY, 1ST OCTOBER 2017. At Camana Bay,
FRI & SAT OCT 13 & 14
World hospice & palliative care day