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DLP to Visit Cayman Brac

Representatives from the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) will visit Cayman Brac on Thursday, 2 August 2018 to assist clients with any issues or disputes.

The DLP officials will be available from 9 a.m. to noon, and will re-open that afternoon from 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to further assist clients.

The Cayman Brac DLP office is located at 256 Creek Road.

Appointments can be made by contacting Ms. Simone Whittaker via email at [email protected] or by calling 244-4038. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Cayman Islands Ministry of Community Affairs Hosts Self-Harm Prevention Talks

The Ministry of Community Affairs is inviting the public to attend one of its five presentations, later this month, identifying self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

The free presentations, being hosted with the support of the Alex Panton Foundation, will educate parents, residents and the community on how to identify self-harm and suicidal thoughts/behaviours. Attendees will also be advised about how to respond and who to reach out for help, guidance and support.

Dr. Erica Lam, a clinic psychologist and Foundation executive committee member, will be assisting and presenting at several of the presentations.

For information about the Alex Panton Foundation, visit


ESPN sets historic seven-year boxing deal with Top Rank

Aug. 2, 2018 10:40 AM ET|

By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor From Seeking Alpha

ESPN (DIS -0.4%) has sealed boxing’s most comprehensive rights deal, agreeing to a seven-year pact with promoter Top Rank for exclusive rights.

Aside from linear TV offerings, adding 54 events per year as well as surrounding content and library fights will help boost direct-to-consumer offering ESPN Plus.

ESPN will show 18 events; ESPN Plus will have 12 exclusive prime-time events, as well as 24 international events and undercard coverage of all 54 events, Deadline Hollywood notes.

ESPN saw its highest-rated boxing telecast since 1995 with last summer’s Manny Pacquiao/Jeff Horn fight, a Top Rank event that averaged 3.1M viewers and peaked at 4.4M.

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UK Parliamentarians headed to the Cayman Islands

Premier of the Cayman Islands the Hon. Alden McLaughlin will host four members of the United Kingdom’s Parliament in the Cayman Islands for four days. The MPs – Andrew Rosindell, Henry Smith, Col. Bob Stewart and Martin Vickers – are members of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cayman Islands and will learn directly about the Cayman Islands, its people, culture and economy.

The visit is part of the ongoing political engagement efforts by the Premier and the Cayman Islands Government to interact with as many British parliamentarians as possible to create and maintain positive working relationships.

“It is of paramount importance that we have UK lawmakers visit the Cayman Islands first-hand, speak to our people and appreciate that there is more to these three Islands than is portrayed in films, books and in the media. I am hoping by the end of their short visit they will gain some insight into the many facets of Cayman’s culture, history and our economic drivers,” said Mr. McLaughlin. “I hope they also appreciate that we have an ambitious and effective Government that works hard to improve the quality of life of ordinary Caymanians.”

The itinerary includes courtesy visits and briefings with the acting Governor, the Premier, the Speaker of the House, Cabinet office and other MLAs from the Government and the Opposition. Meetings are also planned with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, the financial services sector, tourism and healthcare industries

Escorting the MPs is Eric Bush, the Cayman Islands Representative to the United Kingdom.


What is the APPG?

The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Cayman Islands (APPG) exists to maintain links with, and develop an understanding of, the Cayman Islands within UK Parliament. Mr Bush and members of the APPG meets on a regular basis to discuss matters of interest relating to the Cayman Islands. Members of the APPG regularly speak in the halls of Parliament to discuss and debate issues related to the Cayman Islands.

The Group comprises members from the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and includes representatives from all three main political parties. The Chairman of the group is Sir Graham Brady MP who was not able to join the current delegation but has visited before and looks forward to joining the follow up visit.

MP’s biographies


Blockchain potential to increase trust in governments

Meaghan Lawler via

Blockchain has the potential to impact society as a whole through its role in government. As the years progress, there has been a global increase in lack of trust in governments. We have witnessed civil unrest in the last couple decades in multiple countries and have seen the terror that governments can potential incite in their citizens. The transparency that blockchain technology offers will help increase trust between governments and citizens as well as introduce efficiencies including less expenses and more integrated public services.

Would you like to speak to Christian Ferri of Block-star about the potential impact that blockchain can make on global governments?

If so email: [email protected]


Jennifer Lopez to receive MTV’s ‘Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award’

From All Access


“I grew up in the MTV era,” LOPEZ said during an MTV FACEBOOK LIVE interview. “I was watching all the way back from TINA TURNER, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and MADONNA and JANET [JACKSON] and MICHAEL [JACKSON], all of them. They were my inspirations to get into the music business, to do what I did. Their videos inspired me to do the videos I did. Now, to be 20 years in and here and winning this award, it’s just mind blowing.”

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Cayman Islands: RCIPS FCU Warns Public of Lottery Scam Circulated via Facebook


The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is advising the public of a scam that is being circulated through Facebook Messenger and possibly other social media. Victims have received messages claiming they have won prizes (including cash and cell phones) in a mobile lottery conducted by the Coca Cola Company. The messages further claim that this lottery has been approved and legalized in Cayman by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, and include an approval purported to be signed by Commissioner of Police, Mr. Derek Byrne. The message requests the recipient to send banking and other personal information in order to claim their prizes.

The RCIPS would like to make clear that this message is a scam. No such lottery promotion exists nor has any such promotion has been approved by the RCIPS or Commissioner Byrne. Anyone receiving any such message is advised not to respond, but instead forward the message to the RCIPS FCU at [email protected]. The FCU can also be contacted via phone at 949-8797.

The public is reminded to be extremely suspicious of any solicitations for financial details or other personal information made via Facebook or any other social media.

Images of the scam letters can be found at: .

Examples of the fraudulent messages are available at the link above and by clicking on the image top left of this PR.


EPA sued over alleged delays in implementing federal pesticide rules

Contributed by Sidley Austin LLP From ILO

Environment & Climate Change USA

On 30 May 2018 farm worker groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that the agency had failed to publish national training materials that provide guidance to agricultural field workers on how to best protect themselves against harmful exposure to pesticides. The suit alleges that the EPA’s responsibility to develop and publish these materials was triggered by the federal Agricultural Worker Protection Standard, which the agency revised in 2015.

For further information on this topic please contact Samuel B Boxerman or Jim Wedeking at Sidley Austin LLP by telephone (+1 202 736 8000) or email ([email protected] or [email protected]). The Sidley Austin LLP website can be accessed at

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US commends Antigua and Barbuda for fight against human trafficking

From RJR News Online

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Antigua and Barbuda is being cited by officials of the US State Department as an example to other countries to improve their machinery for combatting trafficking in persons.

US officials provided the information during a meeting with Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States.

The officials congratulated Antigua and Barbuda for demonstrating the political will and establishing the machinery to stomp-out trafficking in persons.

In its 2018 report on human trafficking, the US State Department upgraded Antigua and Barbuda from the Tier 2 Watch List to Tier 2.

There are four levels on the list with Tier 1 and Tier 2 being the best performers.

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Cayman Drama Society Presents “Diary of

Earlybird tickets go on sale on Monday with a 10% discount using the code:Earlyb1rd and this lasts until Aug 6th

A Play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based upon “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”
Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Set in World War II, The Diary Of Anne Frank has been brought back to life by Wendy Kesselman in this powerful and emotional new adaptation of the original diary. Come be a fly on the wall in The Secret Annex, where a group of desperate Jewish people are living in hiding from the Nazi regime. Watch the highs and lows of their underground life together during World War Two, through the eyes of the most positive household member. This new version brings history to our stage through a youthful voice of hope, and a young girls dream of becoming a writer.








Cayman Islands: CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 1st August

Come join in the fun and test the gray matter!

Cayman Islands: NRA Announces Construction of the Elgin Avenue Extension

The National Roads Authority (NRA) has begun construction of the Elgin Avenue extension.

The construction will extend east of Elgin Avenue from the CNB roundabout, connecting to a new two-lane roundabout, with exits to Printer Way and Crewe Road. When construction is complete motorist will not be able to access Printer Way via Thomas Russell Avenue.

Construction will last approximately four months. During the construction period drivers are asked to keep watch for traffic diversions and asked to drive with caution.

NRA thanks the public for their patience during these roadworks, and look forward to providing the benefit of these much-needed improvements.

Please call 946-7780 or Email [email protected] if you have any questions or comments regarding this project.


Cayman Islands school entry screenings continue

The reminds parents that school entry screening continues.

All students entering government or private schools for the first time are required to have health screenings before the new school year begins in August

Health screenings will continue to take place at the John Gray High School medical Centre from now until 17 August, and at the Public Health Department at the Cayman Islands Hospital from 20 – 31 August 2018.

Completed forms from private physicians should be submitted to the Public Health Department, Monday to Friday between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.

For school entry screenings in Cayman Brac, call the Public Health Nurse, Faith Hospital on 948- 2243

For further information call: 326-4890, 326-3882 or 925-5401.


Cayman Islands: NPO Registration Sessions Continue

General Registry staff are continuing to assist persons who have yet to apply to register their charitable organisations under The Non-Profit Organisation Law.

Ahead of the law’s 31 July registration deadline, Registry staff will help persons to complete their registration documents everyTuesday and Thursday, from 5pm to 7:30pm, at General Registry’s offices on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building. The sessions, which are on an appointment basis, begin on Tuesday, 17 July, and are expected to last until Tuesday, 31 July.

The sessions will allow persons who have not yet registered to receive face-to-face assistance with completing and submitting registration applications. General Registry will still need time to process documentation. Once approved, applicants will be notified of their successful filing and a certificate of registration will be issued.

To book a day and time for the sessions, email [email protected] or [email protected].


Caribbean Palliative Care Conference, at the Westin Resort Cayman Islands

September 27 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free

This is a free conference hosted by Cayman HospiceCare.

HospiceCare have had the privilege of hosting Palliative Care Conferences in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Their goal with these international conferences is to broaden the palliative and end-of-life education and encourage not only their own staff but also their interdisciplinary colleagues, who share the same challenges and responsibilities as they do in hospice and palliative care.


September 27


1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free


Organizer HospiceCare

Phone: 345-945-7447

Email: [email protected]



Cayman Brac: Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is hosting a free three-day Domestic Violence Intervention Training programme (DVITP) in the Brac Reef Resort Conference Room, Cayman Brac on Tuesday, 28 to Thursday, 30 August 2018, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The certificate course is for frontline professionals or those who want to learn more about the dynamics of abusive relationships and help others.
To register, please call the FRC at 949-0006 or email f[email protected].


100WF | 3rd Annual Corporate Mixology Competition to benefit Special Needs Foundation Cayman Islands


September 20, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Click here for more information:


Karoo, Camana Bay

The Cresent at Camana Bay, Cayman Islands


’s Auto Inspections on hold

The Department of Vehicle and Drivers Licensing (DVDL) would like to inform the public that Andy’s Auto will not be conducting vehicle inspections from 11 July – 17 August, as the certified inspector will be off island.

During this period vehicle owners can visit the DVDL offices to have their vehicle inspected, or visit one of the following authorised private garage facilities:

  • G.T. Automotive
  • Prestige Motors
  • Tony’s Toys
  • Car City Service
  • Vampt Motors
  • Automotive Art
  • Euro Car
  • Superior Auto
  • Arch Automotive
  • C&S Tyres
  • Seven Day Inspections
  • DVES (Government vehicles only)


Cayman Islands; 24th Annual Conference on Women’s Health: Care Of Women Over 50

, , Cayman Islands

Wed, Nov 14 – Sat, Nov 17, 2018


Including topics on: Breast Cancer, Mental Health, Sexual Dysfunction, Urogynecology, Menopause, and much more…


Symposia Medicus


Wed, Nov 14 – Sat, Nov 17, 2018


The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

30620 Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach 0

Grand Cayman,

Cayman Islands

Contact Information

Phone: (925) 969-1789

Contact Name: Jim Goodrich

Contact E-mail: [email protected]



Breast Cancer, Mental Health, Sexual Dysfunction, Urogynecology, Menopause, and much more…


James Fiorica, MD, FACOG; Charles Rardin, MD;

Est Attendance



Cayman Drama Society Acting Summer Camp


Cayman Islands NCVO  39th Annual Radio/Telethon Fundraiser


New Cayman Islands License Plate List Updated The Department of Vehicle and Drivers Licensing (DVDL) has uploaded its list of new electronic license plates that are ready for collection.An additional 1,200 plates are now ready to be picked up from the DVDL office on Crewe Road.Vehicles owners are reminded that when collecting the new plate, they must bring in the temporary/old plates, the windshield tag, as well as their logbook.The list can be viewed on the department’s website at 
of the Cayman Islands: Make success happen!
Jumpstart your career!Have you been putting off those learning and professional goals? UCCI is here to help you start accomplishing them. We have various undergraduate, professional and continuing education offerings. We can even customise training for organisations no matter the size.Prospective students looking to register for Fall 2018 must complete and submit their online application by Monday, July 30, 2018.High school students, including Dual Enrollment applicants, must not await their external exam results (e.g. CXC, IGCSE, etc,) to submit their online application. Exam results can be submitted as soon as they become available.All supporting documentation should be brought into the Office of the Registrar by Monday, August 20, 2018.For further information, email Ms. Stephanie Scott, Admissions Coordinator, or call 623-8224.
KAABOO Cayman Feb. 15-16, 2019
The KAABOO Cayman festival has announced plans to donate some of its proceeds to local nonprofit agencies on the island.In a news release, festival organizers said $1 of every ticket sold would be set aside to support three local and one international charitable groups. Two-day passes for the festival are expected to start at more than $200 when the lineup of entertainers is announced at 7:30 a.m. on May 15. Officials said they hope to sell 11,000 tickets.The festival is scheduled for Feb. 15-16, 2019.KAABOO Cayman will be supporting the National Gallery, Feed Our Future and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, along with MusicCares, a Recording Academy program that has been a partner in the KAABOO Del Mar festival in California.For more information about KAABOO Cayman, visit


Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018 Confirmed

The list of Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018 is now officially confirmed and released by the’s Office.

The list is as follows:

Remembrance Day: Monday, 12 November 2018;

Christmas: Tuesday, 25 December 2018; and

Boxing Day: Wednesday, 26 December 2018.




National Trust Summer Camp

The National Trust Summer Camp is July 23rd through August 3rd at Dart Park. For more information call 749-1121.

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps featuring Basketball is Monday – Friday (23 – 27 Jul) from 830am to 12pm at LSHS Court. Email [email protected].


MON – FRI  JUL 30 – AUG 3

Vacation Bible School

Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church is hosting Vacation Bible School Monday – Friday (30 Jul – 3 Aug) from 830am to 12pm.

Acting Summer Camp

CayStage at the Prospect Playhouse is hosting an Acting Summer Camp Monday – Friday (30 Jul – 3 Aug) for ages 12 – 16 from 9am to 3pm. Visit to book.

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps featuring a Jr Lifeguard Camp is Monday – Friday (30 Jul – 3 Aug) from 830am to 12pm. Email [email protected].

Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus Vacation Bible School

You’re invited to Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus Vacation Bible School for ages 5 – 12 at the Church of God Chapel in West Bay from 6 to 8pm July 30th – August 3rd. To register, call 324.8151.

CICSA Back to School Backpack distribution

CICSA Back to School, Members  Backpack distribution takes place July 30th-August 3rd, daily from 1-6pm at the CICSA office located on the second floor of the Hospital Road Plaza, above the Number one shoe shop. Members are being asked to kindly bring identification and a recent copy of your pay slip which shows the $5 fee deduction.



Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (2 Aug) from 9am to 230pm at the District Office.



Fundraising Breakfast

You’re invited to a fundraising breakfast at the farmers market on Saturday (4 Aug) from 6 to 10am. Proceeds go toward the National Youth Culinary Team.


SUN – FRI AUG 5  – 10

Youth Week 2018

The All Nations United Pentecostal Church is presents Youth Week 2018 under the theme New Heights No Limits Sunday – Friday (5 – 10 Aug) at 7pm nightly. There is a day session on Wednesday (8 Aug) at 10am.


MON – FRI AUG 6 – 10

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps featuring Football is Monday – Friday (6 – 10 Aug) from 830am to 12pm at the Cayman Brac Sports Complex. Email [email protected]



Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (9 Aug) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.


MON – FRI JUL 13 – 17

YMCA Summer Camp

YMCA Summer Camp is Monday – Friday (13 – 17 Aug). Email [email protected]

F.C. International free Football Camp

The F.C. International free Football Camp for boys and girls ages 4 – 16 Monday – Friday (13 – 17 Aug) at the George Town Primary School from 9am to 1pm. All kids get free lunch and a free t-shirt. For more information call 926.1993



Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (16 Aug) from 9am to 230pm at the District Office.


MON – FRI AUG 20 – 24

YMCA Summer Camp

YMCA Summer Camp is Monday – Friday (20 – 24 Aug). Email [email protected].



Schools in the Sister Islands reopen

 All Schools in the Sister Islands reopen for Term 1 of the 2018/19 year on August 27th.


TUE – THU AUG 28 -30

Domestic Violence Intervention Training program

The Family Resource Centre is hosting a free three-day Domestic Violence Intervention Training program in the Brac Reef Resort Conference Room, Cayman Brac on Tuesday, 28 to Thursday, 30 August 2018, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The certificate course is for frontline professionals or those who want to learn more about the dynamics of abusive relationships and help others. To register, please call the FRC at 949-0006 or email [email protected].



Cayman Brac Summary Court

Cayman Brac Summary Court is Thursday (30 Aug).

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (30 Aug) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (30 Aug) from 9am to 230pm at the District Office.


Camana Bay August Events

If your children are still interested in attending a summer camp, Starfish Village is offering weekdays filled with arts, crafts, field trips, games and more. Shutterbugs interested in learning the art of photography can embark on a photographic tour with the professionals from Picture This Studios. Camps and classes are not just for little ones this summer, as Cayman Music School is offering guitar classes for beginners ages 15 and up! If you have always wanted to try out your guitar skills and learn how to read music notation then this is the class for you.

This summer Camana Bay is also introducing Rooftop Yoga with both sunset and sunrise sessions on Mondays and Fridays respectively, led by the experts from Align. This is the perfect way to start every morning and end every evening with a mentally and physically rewarding workout.

Don’t forget to catch the last Summer Moonlight & Movies on August 7 with the family for a screening of Lilo & Stich under the stars!

The Farmers & Artisans Market will take a temporary break after August 15 until November. During this time, low season for international visitors and a traditionally slower growing season for Cayman’s harvest, we will offer a smaller farmers-only market in Heliconia Court, the courtyard located in between One Nexus Way and 18 Forum Lane. This Market will be held on both Wednesdays and Saturdays to allow plenty of opportunities for locals to get their fresh produce! We are pleased to continue offering this complimentary community initiative in support of the island’s farmers.

For more real-time updates and what’s happening at Camana Bay, remember to download the Camana Bay Events App, available for download on the App Store or Google Play.

Warm Regards,
The Camana Bay Marketing Team

Here is a quick look at August’s special events:

Starfish Village Summer Camp
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Starfish Village

Rooftop Yoga at Camana Bay 
Mondays throughout August
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fridays throughout August
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Rooftop of 62 Forum Lane (Cayman National Building)

Shutterbugs Camp  
Monday, August 6 and 13 and Friday, August 10 & 17
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Picture This Studios

Guitar for Beginners  
Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout August
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cayman Music School

Summer Moonlight & Movies 
Tuesday, August 7
7 p.m.
the Crescent



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