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Cayman Islands: Information on Scheduled CUC Outage West Bay

Area: West Bay Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Time : 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CUC advises customers in West Bay that they will experience interruptions to their electrical service for no more than two 20-minute periods on Tuesday, December 4 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Customers on Hell Road between the junction with Watercourse Road and Hell Gift Shop and all side roads should note that they will be without electrical service for the entire period between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Areas affected on Hell Road include Bonfire Close, Caboose Lane, Miss Daisy Lane and all side roads.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution when utilising Hell Road and Watercourse Road as CUC will have a number of vehicles and personnel in this area.

CUC apologises for this interruption, which is necessary to allow telecommunication companies to provide customers with fibre-optic service and our customers with safe, reliable and efficient power.

For more information on the outage and areas and streets affected, please contact CUC’s Customer Service Team at 949-5200 or e-mail [email protected].


Plan Cayman is the Focus of a BE INFORMED Session

The Chamber of Commerce will host a BE INFORMED session on Plan Cayman on Wednesday afternoon, at its offices in Governors Square, West Bay Road.

Members may attend on Wednesday, 5th December, from 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m., as Director of Planning Haroon Pandhoie, and Planning Assistant-Policy and Development Richard Mileham, present an overview of Plan Cayman, including the purpose behind the update, and how members may be involved.

Register online at:


Cayman Islands: CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 5th December

Come join in the fun and test the gray matter!

Not able to make it on Wednesday, then please help us raise much needed funds by spreading the word about our quiz night. You can download the quiz poster by clicking on the following

link and spread the word in your office and on community boards:

Barbados Independence to be celebrated in Cayman Islands

The Barbadian community invites you to join them in giving thanks to God as their native Barbados celebrates 52 years of independence.

The service will be held at the St. George’s Anglican Church, Courts Road, Eastern Ave, George Town at 4:00p.m. on Sunday, December 2nd. A time of fellowship in the Garden will follow as we enjoy “A taste of Barbados”.

They look forward to welcoming you..


Cayman Islands Chamber – Free: Small-Business Training Opportunity

Owners of small- or medium-sized business may learn about managing Credit Risk by attending a free public-information session this Tuesday, 27 November.

Financial advisor Rayal Bodden will inform on how to improve your Credit Policies and Collect Outstanding Debt.

It will be held at the Chamber of Commerce, Governor’s Square, West Bay Road, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, 27th November.

These workshops are brought to you in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce.

Register online at — or call 949 8090.


16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Underway in Cayman Islands

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence with a number of awareness-raising events, including radio interviews and presentations by Family Resource Centre representatives, using the #HearMeToo hashtag. The following are events that the public can take part in:

■ Ends Monday, 10 December – 16-day Clothesline Project is being displayed throughout various districts across Grand Cayman. The initiative highlights the uplifting slogans of those impacted by gender violence on T-shirts and promotes the healing process.

■ Monday, 30 November – Dress for a Cause Day, Government Administration Building, 9 a.m. Participants are asked to wear orange.

■ Wednesday, 5 December – Clothesline Project T-shirt painting session. Display your story and engage in the healing process. All shirts are the property of FRC. Different colours represent various types of violence. Family Resource Centre, 5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m. No registration required. For further information call the Family Resource Centre on 949-0006.

■ Monday, 10 December – Human Rights Day and 16 Days closing ceremony, George Town Town Hall, 5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Organised by Business and Professional Women’s Club. All are welcome. Contact BPWC for details [email protected]


Celebrate Cayman Islands District Display now in Bodden Town

Celebrate Cayman’s Travelling District Display has made its way to Bodden Town.

The display opens for public viewing at the Bodden Town United Church Hall on Wednesday 28 November 2018 and continues until Saturday, 1 December 2018. Opening times are Wednesday to Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The travelling district display’s next stop will be the Government Administrative building for the month of December.

The display was curated by the Cayman Islands National Museum and features artefacts that share the story of the Coat of Arms, and serves as a preview of the museum’s upcoming Coat of Arms exhibition.

To learn more about the Celebrate Cayman District Display you can visit the dedicated website


New Royal Caribbean Video Available

From Royal Caribbean

This week, the International Space Station celebrates it’s 20th anniversary! As a way to honor that milestone, we just launched today’s (20) 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:


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 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.


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 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 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

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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 , 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



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).


Temporary Closure of Finance and Economic Development

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.

CIBC First Caribbean Charity Trunk Sale

The CIBC First Caribbean Charity Trunk sale is Saturday, December 1st from 6 am to 10:00 am.  The Deadline to register your space is Friday November 30, 2018 at 12 pm. Call Shadden at 815-2405 or Joy at 815-2407 for details.

Temporary DES 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.


Lions Club hosts Brac Christmas Variety Show

The Lion’s Club of Cayman Brac is hosting a Christmas Variety Show on Saturday, December 1st at 7pm at the Aston Rutty Centre. The proceeds will support the Annual Christmas Gift Programme for the Elderly and the Children.


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 on CI$25 pre-registration and CI$30 day of the event.


Scubaluminations 2018

Watch Santa arrive at Rackams escorted by his underwater reindeer on Thursday, December 13th starting at 6 pm.  Get photos with Father Christmas for you and the family. Dogs very welcome. Bring a donation for the rescue dogs :- dog kibble, tinned food, dog treats, dog toys, pee pads etc. Buy gifts for family and friends from the pop up shops. This will be the last chance to buy Christmas raffle tickets as the prize draw will be done at Scubaluminations. Meet adoptable dogs. Have fun! This is a fundraiser for One Dog At A Time.


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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