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The Savannah United Church presents
“Total Wellness Health Fair”
on Saturday, September 22,
from 8 am – 2 pm at the Church.
There will be FREE health screening, personal consultation with health practitioners and pharmacists corner for Brown Bagging. 
There will also be health talks and prayer stations.
Prizes for the first 50 attendees.
The Savannah United Church is behind the Rubis Station

Closure of Cayman Islands DEH’s Main Office

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) wishes to advise the public that its main office will be closed from 9am to 10am on Monday, 17 September 2018 to facilitate a staff meeting.

During that time, please call 949-8793 for assistance with urgent solid waste matters or email [email protected] at any time should you have any questions or concerns.

The DEH apologises for any inconvenience caused by this closure.


Cayman Islands Immigration Officer Graduation Ceremony

WHO: The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration (DOI)

WHAT: Immigration Officer Graduation Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, 14 September 2018 from 3 – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Agape Family Worship Centre, Fairbanks Rd

Participants: Acting Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson; Leaders with the Ministry of Human Resources & Immigration; other Government dignitaries, DOI officials and graduates.

Background: The DOI is pleased to announce its newest recruitment class of nine recruits. The group will soon join the DOI ranks, after completing an intensive 12-month training programme. This will be the last DOI graduation as it currently exists before the merge of Customs and Immigration agencies into a single border force called the Cayman Islands Customs & Border Control (CBC).


Celebrity Edge Shipyard Update

Today, Celebrity Cruises revealed the breathtaking epicenter of Celebrity Edge, The Grand Plaza. Our production team is currently at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard covering the event. We help operate an online Press Center for Celebrity Cruises and we thought you might be interested in today’s videos below. In addition to the Grand Plaza, catch never-before-seen glimpses of the Magic Carpet, Eden, and more spaces under construction.

Celebrity Edge Shipyard Electronic Press Kit

View Video Here: https://www.celebritycruisespresscenter.com/video/85/celebrity-edge-shipyard-epk/

Celebrity Edge Hyperlapse Tour

View Video Here: https://www.celebritycruisespresscenter.com/video/86/celebrity-edge-shipyard-hyperlapse-tour/

CLIFTON HUNTER High School PTA – AGM Invite – This Thursday Evening

“All Clifton Hunter High School parents are encouraged to attend the PTA’s Annual General Meeting,

to be held at the school at 6:30pm this Thursday, 13th September.”


Cayman Islands’ Chatterbox Adult Family Support Services

We offer family support for all ages.

You can find contact details on the flyer below to discuss any concerns you may need help with.

We are here to help!

Learn More

Chatterbox | 949 7065 | [email protected]| www.chatterboxcayman.com


Elliott management takes 8.4% stake in Nielsen, urging company to explore ‘Strategic Options’

From All Access Music Group


For Sale?

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reports, “The board of NIELSEN HOLDINGS said WEDNESDAY that it is open to reviewing more strategic options for the company amid activist pressure to either sell or spin off parts of it.”

The report notes ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT, “said it had taken an 8.4% stake in NIELSEN, valued at around $660 million at the time, and would push the company to look into strategic options including a sale,” adding, “NIELSEN’s board said WEDNESDAY that it had expanded the scope of its previously announced strategic review and would consider a broader range of options, including whether to take the company private, separate its ‘buy’ or ‘watch’ segments or explore a sale of the company.”

For more: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/179873/elliott-management-takes-8-4-stake-in-nielsen-urgi?ref=mail_bulletin


Cayman Islands; DCI Reminds Tobacco Licence Holders to Renew

From The Cayman Islands Department of Commerce and Investment

Tobacco licence holders are reminded of the 5 pm Thursday, 1 November 2018 deadline to apply for their annual licence renewals.

Annual registration renewal fees are CI$500 for a retailer, CI$750 for a cigar bar and CI$5,000 for a wholesale distributor.

Persons in Grand Cayman must submit their applications at the Business Licensing Counter, located on the first floor of the Government Administration Building. Applicants must provide a current trade and business licence certificate and written notification of changes made since the last registration, such as the dealer’s contact details, business location, ownership and trade of products information.

For persons in the Sister Islands, applications must be submitted to DCI Senior Licensing Officer, Mrs. Lolita Bodden-Arch, in the Bodden and Bodden building on Cayman Brac.

Licensees are reminded that applications submitted between 2 November 2018 and 31 December 2018 will attract a late charge fee that is 50% higher than the regular renewal rate. Applications submitted between 1 January 2019 and 31 January 2019 will incur a late fee of 100% of the regular renewal rate. After 31 January 2019 and up to 30 June 2019, applications will attract a late fee of an additional 200 per cent of the registration fee.

Any dealer who does not apply for a renewal before 30 June 2019 must cease operations for one year. Following that year, in order to resume tobacco sales, he or she must submit an application for a completely new grant, rather than a renewal.

For persons who want to become first-time tobacco dealers, documentation for new tobacco licence grants can be submitted at any point during a given calendar year.

Applications can be downloaded from the Department of Commerce and Investment’s website, www.dci.gov.ky. For more information, contact DCI’s Tobacco Administrator, Ms Samone Morgan at [email protected] or call Mrs. Bodden-Arch on 948-2400.


IMAGE: Wall Street Journal


Construction milestone event for Spectrum of the Seas

From Royal Caribbean

We have a new video that marks another construction milestone for Royal Caribbean today, “Spectrum of the Seas Construction Update.” Spectrum of the Seas is another step closer to completion. The ship’s two large megablocks were merged and fastened together at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany – the latest milestone in her unique building process. Spectrum is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

View Video Here: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/1048/spectrum-of-the-seas-construction-update/


Cayman Islands: Eclipze 18th Annual Cut-A-Thon for Breast Cancer Awareness

The 18th Annual Cut-A-Thon for Breast Cancer Awareness Fund will be hosted at Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa located at SUITE 6103D, 10 MARKET STREET, CAMANA BAY on Sunday 30th September from 2pm to 6pm.

For more information, e-mail us at [email protected] or call DANI/EILEEN/ DARLA at 945-1188 OR 916-7274.

All are invited to come out and join us in support of raising funds for this CAUSE.

“It is a great feeling to know that you could be helping to save someone’s life”


Cayman Islands Arts Festival Presents: MUSIC at the LIBRARY

Cayman Islands: NGCI’s annual costume gala helps raise funds toward free public programming and free admission.

Save the date! 30 November 2018.

With your generous support of this annual event…

Gallery Admission Remains Free

Purchasing a ticket to the National Gallery’s annual fundraising gala helps to ensure that admission remains free for everyone. The National Gallery receives 18,000 – 20,000 visitors per annum including students of all ages from every district in the Cayman Islands!

Take a look at our free programmes.

Creativity is Fostered within our Community

Funds raised at the 2017 Infinity Ball has allowed the National Gallery to offer free family fun days and art activities. These inspiring opportunities have fostered creativity within our community and strengthened family bonds.

Learn more about upcoming Family Fun at NGCI.

The Next Generation is Inspired

The National Gallery’s Creative Careers programme supports our growing community of creative professionals. Your support provides the National Gallery with the resources needed to nurture the next generation through meaningful work experience placements, career guidance and valuable resources.

Did we mention the NGCI gala is a lot of fun…


CALL OR STOP IN THE GALLERY TO PURCHASE TICKETS. @NatGalCayman | www.nationalgallery.org.ky | (345) 945 8111 | [email protected]


Royal Caribbean expands new smartphone app to Adventure of the Seas

By Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean blog

Royal Caribbean has released version 1.10.0 of its new smart phone app, which adds support to Adventure of the Seas.

The new version does not list Adventure as a supported ship in the app store, but opening the app shows both ships on the list. Some blog readers have reported seeing Brilliance of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas supported in their apps, but we have not been able to see that on our devices.

Independence and Mariner of the Seas were recently added as well.

The new app is being actively developed, which means not all features area available on the app yet. Moreover, the cruise line is slowly rolling out support for more ships.

The app is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

For more; https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2018/09/06/royal-caribbean-expands-new-smartphone-app-adventure-of-the-seas


Cayman Islands Seafarers Hall now available for Rental every day of the week

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform the community that the Hall is now available for Rental every day of the week, including Saturdays as the church is no longer contracted with us at 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.


Cayman Islands Seafarers Association Social

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the September Social, on Tuesday 18 September at 7:00 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

Buses will be provided from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm.

A Bus route has been added in George Town, leaving the Public library parking area at 7:00, stopping at Cayman Compass building and the Airport Fosters. The bus is marked Bobo $1 Public transport and is blue in colour, there is no charge.


Cayman Islands: Petition for Referendum on Proposed Cruise Ship Terminal

UCCI TV News: Concerned Citizens Petition for Referendum on Proposed Cruise Ship Terminal

To view video go to:



October Programmes plus Opt-In for GDPR 

Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) 2018

The Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) 2018 returns to Grand Cayman for on 13th & 14th September at The Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa.

Featuring Keynote speaker, Adrian Grenier of Entourage fame and a UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador, alongside other international and local energy experts, CTEC 2018 will explore sustainable social and economic growth, recognise the threat of climate change to our islands, as well as determine the actions required to invest in Cayman’s renewable future.


Cayman Drama Society: Acting class places and Anne Frank tickets selling out!


Come be a fly on the wall of the secret annex and see The Diary Of Anne Frank at the Playhouse this September. Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss your chance. See here for current info:

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE: 6th Sept, 9th Sept, 14th Sept, 15th Sept

SOLD OUT: 7th Sept, 8th Sept, 13th Sept, 16th Sept

If the date required is not available, please email [email protected] with your name, contact email and number, requested date and tickets to be added to the waiting list.


Cayman Islands: Media Studies @ UCCI: Video Editing 1

Check out the media studies courses being offered at UCCI this fall!

Media Studies courses at UCCI

This fall UCCI is offering several courses in Media Studies, including Video Editing 1, Videography 1, Introduction to Broadcast Journalism, and History of American Cinema. Whether you’re interested in considering a career in video production or pursuing it as a hobby, check out our course offerings and sign up!

For more: http://www.ucci.tv/


Cayman Islands: Roadworks Planned for Esterly Tibbetts Highway

The National Roads Authority (NRA) would like to notify the public that work will be conducted on Esterly Tibbetts Highway, near the Century 21 roundabout, on Sunday 26th August.

The work will be carried out between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. by Island Paving, on behalf of the NRA. There will be some lane closure to facilitate the work. Motorists are asked to follow all signs and drive with caution.

For more information contact the NRA at 946-7780.


Cayman Islands – we have new baby workshops for you

If you have a baby or a baby on the way and you would like to learn more about how to help your child with learning language, play and movement skills, then this is the workshop series for you. There will be 3 workshops with each one focusing on a different aspect of development.

You can find all the details on the flyer below to register, but hurry as spaces are limited!

We are here to help!

Chatterbox, PO Box 31271, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands KY1-1206 Cayman Islands


Liquor Licensing Board Cayman Brac & Little Cayman

Liquor Licence holders of Cayman Brac & Little Cayman, including Music and Dancing Licences are reminded of the upcoming Annual Liquor Licence Meeting on Tuesday 25 September 2018, at the District Administration Conference Room beginning at 10:00 am.

The deadline to submit renewal applications is Friday 7 September, 2018.

Licensees must submit all applications along with supporting documents, including inspection approvals from relevant Government Agencies to the DCI Office in Cayman Brac, or to the 2nd Floor of the , Cayman Brac.

All relevant licensing fees are to be paid to the Treasury Department, , Stake Bay, Cayman Brac.

  • For inspection arrangements please contact the following numbers:
  • Planning Department CYB: Andrea Stevens 948-2422 or www.planning.ky/ops
  • Fire Service CYB: Kenroy Martin 948-1245 | 948-1293 | 926-1576
  • Police Clearances CYB: – Pay at Treasury/Apply at Police Headquarters 948-0331 or complete online at www.eservices.gov.ky
  • Department of : Patience Eke 916-4201

Application Forms can be found online at www.dci.gov.ky



Cayman Islands: NRA Announces Construction of the 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.


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

Website: http://www.caymanhospicecare.ky/

Organizer HospiceCare

Phone: 345-945-7447

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.caymanhospicecare.ky


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: http://www.cayman.finance/events2/100wf-3rd-annual-corporate-mixology-competition-benefit-special-needs-foundation-cayman/


Karoo, Camana Bay

The Cresent at Camana Bay, Cayman Islands


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]

Website: http://www.symposiamedicus.org/Assets/Conference/1477/1477.html


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


James Fiorica, MD, FACOG; Charles Rardin, MD; et.al

Est Attendance



Cayman Islands NCVO  39th Annual Radio/Telethon Fundraiser
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, visitwww.kaaboocayman.com


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.




No Farmers & Artisans Market

The weekly Farmers & Artisans Market, held Wednesdays from 12-7 p.m. at Camana Bay, will take a seasonal break for a few months between mid-August and mid-November. The final Farmers & Artisans Market prior to the break will take place on Wednesday, August 15, with the market returning in its previous format on Wednesday, November 14



Annual Liquor Licence Meeting

Liquor licence holders – including those with music and dancing licenses – are reminded of the upcoming Annual Liquor Licence Meeting to be held September 13th, 2018. The deadline for applications is August 24th, 2018.

West End Primary School PTA Meeting

The West End Primary School PTA Meeting is Thursday (13 Sept) at 7pm in the school hall.



Fidelity Fun Run Series 2 of 3

The 2 mile Fidelity Fun Run Series 2 of 3 is Saturday (15 Sept) starting at 730am on Walkers Road opposite the former John Gray High School.

North Sound Community Group Clean Up

The North Sound Community Group is hosting a cleanup on Saturday (15 Sept) from 6am to 11am meeting at the ICCI Car Park at 6am.  To get involved, call 321.9443.



CITA Duathlon

The CITA Duathlon is Sunday (16 Sept) at 630am starting at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club. For more information, log on to Caymanactive.com.

Annual All Day Meeting

The Church of God Full Gospel Hall is hosting an Annual All Day Meeting on Sunday (16 Sept) with Sunday School at 9:45am, Morning Worship at 10:45am, Praise Service at 2pm and Evangelistic Service at 7:15pm. There will be special evangelistic services at 7:30pm nightly Monday – Friday (17 – 21 Sept).



 Costume Design from Page to Stage

The National Gallery presents Costume Design from Page to Stage with Sarah McDougall on Wednesday (19 Sept) at 6pm.

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. The next meeting is Wednesday (19 Sept) at 7pm at the East End Civic Center

Heritage Demonstration in the Courtyard

The National Museum is holding Heritage Demonstration in the Courtyard on Wednesday (19 Sept) featuring Rope/Net Making from 10am to 3pm.

National Trust Annual General Meeting

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands (NTCI) will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Members Evening on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The meeting will aim to start at 6pm upstairs at the George Town Yacht Club at 606 North Sound Road. Doors will open from 5.30pm for registration.  Drinks and Canapes will be provided.  Trust members are encouraged to attend and vote for the 2018-19 Trust Council.


Fidelity Fun Run Series 3 of 3

The 2 mile Fidelity Fun Run Series 3 of 3 is Saturday (22 Sept) starting at 730am on Walkers Road opposite the former John Gray High School.

Brenda Tibbetts-Lunch Memorial 5K Walk/Run

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens in partnership with the Lions Club of Cayman Brac presents the Brenda Tibbetts-Lunch Memorial 5K Walk/Run is at 6am at the Layman E. Scott Sr. High School on Saturday (22 Sept).


Triathlon Build Up 2 of 3

The Triathlon Build Up 2 of 3 event is Sunday (23 Sept) at 6:45am at Public Beach. For more information, log on to Caymanactive.com.

PACCE Journey for Life 5/10/15 Mile Walk Run

PACCE Journey for Life 5/10/15 Mile Walk Run hosted by the Lions Club of Grand Cayman is Sunday (23 Sept) at 5am at Seven Mile Public Beach. For more information, log on to Caymanactive.com.


Wednesday Night Running Club 10th Annual 5KM Handicap Race Series

The Wednesday Night Running Club 10th Annual 5KM Handicap Race Series continues on Wednesday (26 Sept) at 6pm at Safehaven Drive. For more information, log on to Caymanactive.com.


Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (27 Sept) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.


THU & FRI SEP 27 & 28

Summary Court

Summary Court heads to Cayman Brac on Thursday & Friday (27 – 28 Sept).


Financial Assistance Available for Children with Heart Defects

The Hart for Hearts Program is the pediatric arm of the Cayman Heart Fund which raises public awareness and provides financial assistance to famalies in Cayman when their child is born with a congenital heart defect.  To apply for financial assistance, contact the Cayman Heart Fund on 916.6324 or email [email protected].

5K Walk/Run for Recovery

The Hope for Today Foundation’s 5K Walk/Run for Recovery is Sunday (30 Sept) at 6am at Seven Mile Public Beach. For more information, log on to Caymanactive.com.

Camana Bay September Events

For the full list of event details this month and weekly rituals, click here.

September is Literacy Month and throughout the entire month Camana Bay is celebrating and encouraging reading for all ages! This year’s theme is Unravelling Mysteries Through Reading, and activities include the return of the Scavenger Hunt, where children can unravel the clues given to them to solve a case! Once children have solved the mystery, they can return their map to Books & Books and receive 10% off their next book purchase. While children are visiting Books & Books they can enter the Advent Calendar competition by writing about their favourite book to be entered for the chance to open an advent calendar door during the holiday season.

During Literacy Month we will also be supporting a number of local authors who have written children’s books. These include Kate Ure, author of Alphabet Island, Kathleen Bodden Harris, author of Quest on a Marl Road and EK Jasmine, author of H is for Heritage. Adults can also take part in reading by attending this month’s Bookends Club at Books & Books, which will cover The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Camana Bay will also be showing our support to LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) by contributing 10% of all mystery-themed book sales during the month of September to the organisation. Bring the family down to Camana Bay to show your support and encourage reading!

At the end of the month on Saturday, September 29 ,your children can also take part in Gamers Bay, the annual Video Gaming Tournament and Convention in the Cayman Islands, which is the ultimate event for gaming enthusiasts. On Sunday, September 30, come out and show your support for breast cancer awareness as Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa hosts its Annual Cut-A-Thon for the 18th year in a row. Treat yourself to salon services at discounted prices and funds will benefit The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens’ Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.

Come out to Camana Bay this September and show your support for good causes while enjoying all that the Town Centre has to offer!

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:

Literacy Month Scavenger Hunt
Monday to Saturday throughout September
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Books & Books

Story Time with Local Authors
Saturdays throughout September
10 a.m..
Books & Books

Yoga at Camana Bay 
Mondays throughout August
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fridays throughout August
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Patio outside Gelato & Co.

The Bookends Club
Wednesday, September 12 6:30-7:30 p.m.
2-3 p.m.
Books & Books

Infinite MIndcare Talks Series
Saturday, September 15
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Books & Books

Gamers Bay 3: Video Game Tournament & Technology Convention
Saturday, September 29
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
the Arts & Recreation Centre

Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa 18th Annual Cut-A-Thon
Sunday, September 30
2-6 p.m.
Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa

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