November 29, 2023

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands Finance Ministry Administration, Treasury Closure

The offices of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development – Administration and the Treasury Department will close at 12 noon on Friday, 30 November 2018 for a staff function.

The offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, 3 December 2018.

The Ministry of Finance Administration and the Treasury Department apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause.



Cayman Islands: Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting

Cayman Islands: Rotary Senior’s Boxing Day Lunch/Party

Cayman Islands: Will you join us on Saturday (24) for some Arts and Crafts?

Christmas Ornament Painting

Get creative this Saturday and why not make a decoration dedicated to your pet this Christmas!

Please bring yourselves, friends and family to 3 Girls & a Kiln to paint a pet themed Christmas decoration.

$25 gets you an ornament to paint, a glass of Bubbles and some festive treats.

No bookings required, just pop in to take a break from your gift shopping, but keep in mind that we need time to allow your decoration to be fired.

New Royal Caribbean Videos

Taking Flight with Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas

Today [Tue 20], the International Space Station celebrates it’s 20th anniversary! As a way to honor that milestone, we just launched today’s video, “Taking Flight with Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas: From the First Flight to Landing on Mars, Flight Takes Guests on a Sky-High Journey.” Royal Caribbean Productions original, ‘Flight: Dare to Dream’ takes guests on a thrilling journey through time, chronicling humanity’s fascination with flying – from the world’s first commercial flight to Mars in the future to the Wright Brothers’ monumental first flight at Kitty Hawk. Flight is set to make history as one of the most ambitious stage productions to date with the first theater set piece of its kind, the detailed design of Royal Caribbean’s ISS was informed by Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson, who lived 167 days in space and completed 38 hours and 28 minutes over 6 spacewalks in two separate missions.

View Flight Video Here:

Celebrity Edge Arrives in the US

From Royal Caribbean

We help operate an online Press Center for Celebrity Cruises and we thought you might be interested in today’s video, “Celebrity Edge Arrival Electronic Press Kit.” The game-changing Celebrity Edge has officially arrived at the new home of modern luxury – Port Everglades’ Terminal 25 (T25) in Hollywood, Fla. – following the ship’s first-ever, 15-day transatlantic crossing.

View Video Here:

YouTube Link:


Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Membership Appreciation and AGM

Chamber of Commerce members in good-standing are invited to attend the Membership Appreciation and Elections 2019 event.

It is being held this Wednesday, 21 November 2018, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Wharf Restaurant.

Come out and celebrate Chamber Champions of 2018, hear the annual report, and elect the new Chamber Council.


Cayman Islands Needs Assessment Unit: Office Closures Thursday

The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) advises the public that its Cayman Brac Office will be closed all day on Thursday, 22 November and that the Grand Cayman Office will be closed on the same day from 2 p.m., for a staff meeting.

The NAU apologises for any inconvenience these early closures may cause.


Cayman Islands Department of Education Services Closure

The Department of Education Services (DES) will be closed on Friday, 30 November 2018 for a staff function. The office will resume normal hours on Monday, 3 December 2018.

DES management apologises for any inconvenience the closure might cause.


A Royal Caribbean Milestone Event

I wanted to let you know about the new Royal Caribbean videos we just launched surrounding the Symphony of the Seas Naming Ceremony. Royal Caribbean International celebrated the homecoming of the world’s largest cruise ship with the naming ceremony of Symphony of the Seas, the 25th ship in the global cruise line’s impressive fleet. Symphony was named by the cruise industry’s first Godfamily, actors Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, and toddler son Ocean. The ultimate family was on hand to officially name the ship and bestow a blessing of safekeeping over her guests and crew. Dockside at Royal Caribbean’s new, state-of-the-art Terminal A in Miami, the milestone event was infused with modern day elements – ranging from an electronic violinist, to a stunning bottle break along the bow of the ship.

The First-Ever Godfamily Officially Names Symphony of the Seas:

Symphony of the Seas Naming Ceremony Compilation:


Cayman Islands: Soft Launch: UCCI Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

The University College of the Cayman Islands invites you to the soft launch of its Prior Learning Assessment programme, an initiative that seeks to help adult learners accelerate degree completion by awarding course credits for demonstrated college-level knowledge.

On Thursday, November 29, 6:00 pm, join other adult learners, talent managers, students, educators and members of the general public at the UCCI Sir Vassel Johnson Hall for a special keynote presentation by Goldie Blumenstyk, Editor, Chronicle of Higher Education.

Find out how you can fast track your academic career while networking with like-minded peers and enjoying delicious treats from the School of Hospitality Studies.


Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM COT

Add to Calendar


UCCI Sir Vassel Johnson Hall

168 Olympic Way

PO Box 702

George Town KY1-1107

Cayman Islands

Register Now at:

Please register by Friday, November 23.


Cayman Islands International Men’s Day Film Offer, Prizes

To mark International Men’s Day, the Family Resource Centre is hosting the film premier of “Men’s Voice” on Monday, 19 November, Regal Cinemas, Camana Bay, 6 p.m.

The locally produced film features our men and boys discussing the challenges they face and how to overcome those obstacles.

Admission to watch the 15-minute local documentary is free.

Great seat prizes are up for grabs.

Look out for the trailer on Facebook soon.


Cayman Islands Seafarers Association General Meeting

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 20 November at 7:30 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 Cookout


JANUARY 16 – 20, 2019


The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman will once again become the culinary epicenter of the Caribbean when it hosts the Eleventh Annual Cayman Cookout from January 16-21, 2019. Created and hosted by esteemed – seafood master and co-owner of Le Bernardin in New York City and Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman – Cayman Cookout 2019 will see Chef Ripert joined by an impressive roster of globally recognised culinary stars including José Andrés, Andrew Zimmern, Emeril Lagasse, Yannick Alleno, Dominique Crenn, Amanda Cohen, Emma Bengtsson and Nancy Silverton.

Cayman Cookout brings together talented chefs, wine and spirit experts, and culinary influencers in one of the most prestigious celebrations of food and wine in the world. Guests at this exclusive, interactive festival will enjoy dynamic cooking demonstrations, exclusive tastings and dining events, exciting local tours and unique epicurean experiences — all presented with a sense of barefoot elegance. The schedule of intimate events and celebrations allows for unprecedented access and interaction with some of the world’s most famous and beloved chefs as well as unforgettable meals all set in one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive destinations. Set along Seven Mile Beach at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Cookout is hosted in partnership with Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.

Tickets and room packages for Cayman Cookout 2019 are now available at

Bookings can be made at, by phone at 800-241-3333 or by contacting one’s preferred travel professional.


Cayman National Choir & Orchestra Presents “EPIC JOURNEYS”


Cayman Islands Cultural Foundation Presents “Moon On A Rainbow Shawl”


Cayman Drama Society’s acting classes: Booking open for next term!


TERM 2 8 week term (fee pro-rated) – Tue 30th Oct-Thu 20th December

To book a class click here go to:


Acting – Junior group: 10-12 yrs 4.00-5.30pm $135

**This class moves into exploration of character, improvisation and devising their own pieces. This is a key age for development and therefore we place a strong focus on the creative process and everyone getting to input ideas with whatever we work on.**


Acting – Stage group: 13-16 yrs 5.00-6.30pm $155

**By this age all the core skills from the other age groups will be covered, along with script work and the option to try directing other scenes with guidance. On occasion, this class will choose their own pieces and this can include both classical and modern texts.**

Actors Training: 7-9pm $200

**This class is mixed ability. It will be tailored to the groups needs but will likely include in depth scene studies, character work and improvisation/devising skills along with acting theory and techniques. There will be the option of selecting your own pieces at points, if the group chooses this.**


Acting – Mini group: 5-6 yrs 3.15-4.15pm $80

**This class has the focus on play and storytelling. Children will largely do teacher-in-role exercises and learn to work as part of a group, as well as individuals. They will be asked to explore their imagination with an aim to develop confidence alongside skills. This can eventually lead to the creation of their own work and some small performances.**

Acting – Junior group: 7-9 yrs 4.30-6pm $135

**This class moves into exploration of character, improvisation and devising their own pieces. This is a key age for development and therefore we place a strong focus on the creative process and everyone getting to input ideas with whatever we work on. It works with a slightly smaller age group, and younger content than our 10-12s class whilst building on the same skill set.**


Beating Depression, Anxiety and Narcotics Addiction: 2019 Update Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Sun, Apr 28 – Sun, May 5, 2019


1.Physicians in primary care need up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and their readiness for treatment 2.In the last 20 years physicians seek better strategies of managing Dual diagnosis


Continuing Education, Inc


Sun, Apr 28 – Sun, May 5, 2019


Aboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL, N/A

United States

Contact Information

Phone: 1-800-422-0711


Contact Name: Continuing Education, Inc

Contact E-mail: [email protected]



Addiction Medicine


Joseph Beltempo, PhD;Gisela Schlosser, BA, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Est Attendance




Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018/9

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.

Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2019 Listed

· All public holidays for 2019, with the exception of the Queen’s Birthday holiday in June, are now confirmed.

· The Queen’s Birthday holiday is anticipated to be on Monday, 10 June but remains subject to confirmation.

· Christmas holidays are midweek next year.

Grand Cayman (GIS) – Public Holidays in the Cayman Islands for 2019, except the Queen’s Birthday holiday, are officially confirmed by the Deputy Governor’s Office.

The Governor’s Office informs the Trooping of the Colour, annual ceremony held to commemorate the Queen’s Official Birthday, is likely to be on Saturday, 8 June 2019. Consequently, the official Queen’s Birthday public holiday in the Cayman Islands is likely to be Monday, 10 June 2019. Official confirmation is expected in early 2019.

The 2019 public holidays are:

New Year’s Day: Tuesday, 1 January;

National Heroes Day: Monday, 28 January;

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, 6 March;

Good Friday: Friday, 19 April;

Easter Monday: Monday, 22 April;

Discovery Day: Monday, 20 May;

Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 10 June (UNCONFIRMED);

Constitution Day: Monday, 1 July;

Remembrance Day: Monday, 11 November;

Christmas: Wednesday, 25 December; and

Boxing Day: Thursday, 26 December.

For the official web portal,

Web title: 2019 Public Holidays Listed

Web blurb: The Deputy Governor’s Office has released the official list of 2019 public holidays, except the Queen’s Birthday holiday.


Cayman Drama Society Presents A Playhouse Family Christmas

IAM is proud to announce the details for our next Pharma & Biotech IP conference.

Following on from last year’s successful event, we are delighted to confirm that Pharma and Biotech IP will be returning to London on 28 January 2019.

Building on the past two years, Pharma and Biotech IP will provide IP professionals within life sciences with a unique platform to learn, share best practice and hear the latest IP strategies for thriving at a time when regulatory and legislative changes are having a significant impact. And don’t forget the excellent networking opportunities that all IAM events provide!

“The IAM Pharma and Biotech IP was a fantastic event, with excellent speakers and content, and a great mix of delegates for networking.” -BenevolentAI

Are you interested in attending IAM’s Pharma and Biotech event in 2019? Click here to register your place ahead of the agenda announcement with a £200 discount – quote code PHABIO200.

For further information, you can contact [email protected].

We look forward to meeting you in London!


Managing Trademark Assets Europe heads to London on 28 January

Managing Trademark Assets Europe 2019

Hear how in-house counsel are cost-effectively managing trademark portfolios

World Trademark Review (WTR) is delighted to announce that Managing Trademark Assets Europe will be heading to London on 28 January 2019.

Managing Trademark Assets Europe will deliver a new exciting agenda and speaker line-up with key topics including:

The cost-effective strategic management of trademarks

Trademarks across the enterprise: communication and presentation

Fighting counterfeits with limited budgets

gTLDs, GDPR and the UDRP: navigating the ever-shifting online enforcement landscape

Ethically managing brand identity and enforcement on social media

MTA Europe Full Programme

This is a unique forum that will once again bring together trademark counsel and brand experts from a variety of industries and provide a space in which to hear new insights, discuss best practice and share strategies for cost effectively building and protecting resilient brands.

Plus, don’t forget the excellent networking opportunities that WTR events provide!

For more:


IP business leaders are heading to Rio this November

Limited price US $ 495 LATAM100 places using the code * – Save US $ 100 at the normal rate. You can register at weblink below.

The people you know are just as important as what you learn. Latin America business leaders bring IP to Rio de Janeiro on November 29 – is your chance to be part of the conversation.

Latin America is designed specifically for rights holders in the region seeking to leverage and maximize the value of their IP assets. With a series of networking sessions, registration breakfast and a long lunch, Latin America offers unparalleled opportunities to meet and interact with their peers.

Latin America 2018

IPBC is proud to have an equal hearing and diverse owners of IP, decision makers, licensors and influencers, policy experts, internal consultants, lawyers from private practice, IP service providers and other members of the global community of IP. IPBC Latin America really is the only opportunity this year to discuss issues of IP pressing with people around the ecosystem of IP.

But there is much more to Latin America than IPBC alone make new contacts. A respected teacher discuss and analyze the problems faced by rights holders and provide market information and practical advice for international IP holders operating in the region. See the full agenda at weblink below.

For more:


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]|

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 ’s annual fundraising gala helps to ensure that admission remains free for everyone. The 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 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 ’s programme supports our growing community of creative professionals. Your support provides the 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 | | (345) 945 8111 |[email protected]


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.


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



Seafarers Association General Meeting

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 20 November at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall.  Buses will be provided from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm

National Trust Bodden Town Meeting

The Bodden Town District Committee Meeting hosted by the National Trust is Tuesday (20 Nov) at 630pm at Mission House.

Church of God (Universal) Revival Services

The Church of God (Universal) in George Town will host revival services Tuesday – Sunday (20 – 25 Nov) at 7:15pm nightly as well as at 11am and 7pm on Sunday.


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

The Wednesday Night Running Club 10th Annual 5K Handicap Race Series continues on November 21st at 6pm at Safehaven. Head to for more information.


Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (22 Nov) from 9am to 230pm at the Little Cayman District Office


Breeze Fusion Brac 5K Walk/Run

The Breeze Fusion Brac 5K Walk/Run is Saturday (24 Nov) at 6:30am at public beach.

7th Annual Christmas Arts & Craft Bazaar

The 7th Annual Christmas Arts & Craft Bazaar is Saturday (24 Nov) from10am to 2pm in Loyola Hall at St. Ignatius Catholic School off Walkers Road.

Pink Ladies Bazaar

The Pink Ladies Bazaar is Thursday (24 Nov) from 2 to 5pm at the Arts & Recreation Center in Camana Bay.

Meals on Wheels Turkey Trot 5 and 10K

The Meals on Wheels Turkey Trot 5 and 10K is Saturday (24 Nov) at 630am at the Holiday Inn. Head to for more information.

Parent’s Night Out

The YMCA is hosting  Parent’s Night Out for ages 5 – 12 years old from 6 to 10pm on Saturday (24 Nov) at the Field of Dreams. Email [email protected] for more information.


Singing Christmas Tree

The Singing Christmas Tree is Saturday (24 Nov) and Sunday (25 Nov) at the Lion’s Center at 6pm.


National Gallery Call for Artists

The National Gallery is putting out a call for artists for a new biennial exhibition showcasing the very best of Cayman’s artistic landscape. The deadline to apply is Monday (26 Nov). For more information email [email protected].


Holiday Moonlight and Movies

The Holiday Moonlight and Movies on the Crescent in Camana Bay starts Tuesday (27 Nov) at 6pm.

Late Night at the Gallery

The National Gallery presents Late Night at the Gallery at 7pm on Tuesday (27 Nov) featuring a musical presentation of ‘Age’ – the fourth album by Alta and Gordon Solomon


Alzheimers Association’s Annual General Meeting & Members Evening

The Alzheimers Association’s Annual General Meeting & Members Evening will be held at 6PM on Wednesday 28th November at the Seafarer’s Hall located on Victory Avenue, Prospect.  Anyone interested in becoming a member are invited to attend this meeting.  Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 924-4170 or 936-1655

43rd Annual General Meeting of the Civil Service Association Co-operative Credit Union

The 43rd Annual General Meeting of the Civil Service Association Co-operative Credit Union is Wednesday (28 Nov) at 530pm at the Family Life Center


Cayman Hospice Care’s Light Up A Life

Cayman HospiceCare’s Light Up A Life event is Thursday (29 Nov) from 530pm to 9pm at Cassia Court in Camana Bay.

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (29 Nov) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

Traditional Santa

Children can grab a picture with Traditional Santa every Thursday until the end of the holiday season starting Thursday (29 Nov) at 5pm in Gardenia Court at Camana Bay. Photo sessions start at CI$35.

UCCI’s prior learning assessment program

You’re invited to the soft launch of UCCI’s prior learning assessment program to help adult learners accelerate degree completion. The free event is Thursday (20 Nov) at 6pm in Sir Vassel Johnson Hall.


Cayman Brac Summary Court

The Cayman Brac Summary Court is Thursday & Friday (29 & 30 Nov).



Male Voice Christmas Concert

The Male Voice Christmas Concert is Sunday (2 Dec) at 7pm at Elmslie United Church.

Northward Road Park Pedro’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Northward Road Park Pedro’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is on Sunday (2 Dec) at 530pm.


Parent’s Day Out

The YMCA is hosting Parent’s Day Out for ages 5 – 12 years old from 9am to 4pm on Saturday (8 Dec) at the Field of Dreams. Email [email protected] for more information.


Jingle Bell 5K 10K Walk/Run

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC), a charity organization that provides support and shelter to victims of domestic abuse, is hosting its annual Jingle Bell 5K 10K Walk/Run. The race, now in its 16th year, will take place on Sunday December 9th 2018, with the start and finish at Holiday Inn, Safe Haven. After the race, participants will get breakfast and pictures with Santa, all included within the registration fee.  Registration for the event CI$25 pre-registration and CI$30 day of the event.


Parent’s Night Out

The YMCA is hosting Parent’s Night Out for ages 5 – 12 years old from 6 to 10pm on Friday (14 Dec) at the Field of Dreams. Email [email protected] for more information.


Cancer Society’s Annual General Meeting

The Cancer Society’s Annual General Meeting is Tuesday (18 Dec) at 6pm at the Chamber of Commerce in Governor’s Square

Camana Bay November Events

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