October 6, 2022

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Cayman Islands: Prospect Red Bay Community Potluck Party

This is a Prospect Red Bay Area event and we encourage everyone to bring a dish as share in fun, food and fellowship.

Cayman Islands Needs AssessmentUnit: Holiday Office Closures

The Needs   Assessment Unit (NAU) advises the public that its offices, on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, will be closed from noon on the following days:

 ● Monday, 24 December for Christmas Eve, and

● Monday, 31 December for New Year’s Eve.

Both offices will be closed on Tuesday, 1 January 2019 for New Year’s Day resuming normal hours from Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

The NAU wishes all of its valued clients a Happy Holidays.

New Celebrity Cruises Video

Celebrity Cruises has just launched a new video , “The Woman Behind Celebrity Edge: The Dynamic CEO Behind Celebrity Cruises’ Most Innovative Ship.” Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo is an agent of change in the cruise industry. In addition to her tireless efforts to promote women in leadership, she has led the way in delivering the most innovative cruise ship yet.View Video Here: https://www.celebritycruisespresscenter.com/video/129/the-woman-behind-celebrity-edge-the-dynamic-ceo-behind-celebrity-cruises-most-innovative-ship/For more videos, images, b-roll and other content on Celebrity Edge, visit: https://www.celebritycruisespresscenter.com/edge/

Cayman Islands: NWDA Holiday Hours 2018

 The National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) would like to notify the public of its holiday working  hours and closures for the remainder of 2018.

The NWDA office will close at noon on Friday, 14 December 2018, and will resume normal business hours on Monday, 17 December 2018.

 The office will also close to the public at noon on Monday, 24 December and Monday, 31 December 2018.

NWDA staff apologise for any inconvenience the closures may cause.

Cayman Islands: Immigration Holiday Hours 2018

The Department of Immigration has announced its holiday working hours, as well as dates for the remaining board meetings for this year.

The Immigration headquarters, including public counters and the Passport and Visa offices, will close to thepublic at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, 24 December 2018 and will reopen at8:30 a.m. on Thursday, 27 December 2018.

 These offices will close again to the public at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, 31 December 2018 and resume at 8:30a.m. on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

The meeting dates for the Immigration Boards are as follows:

The Work Permit Board’s final meeting date will be Wednesday, 19 December 2018, and will resume meetings on Monday, 7 January 2019.

The Business Staffing Plan Board’s final meeting date will be Wednesday, 19 December and will resume meetings on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.

 The Cayman Status and Permanent Residents Board’s final meeting will be Tuesday, 11 December 2018,and will resume meetings on Thursday, 10 January 2019.

 The Administration, Border Control and Enforcement sections of Immigration will continue functioning as usual while the boards are on leave.

Cayman Islands: North Side garden party, Boxing Day

All are invited to North Side on Boxing Day, Wednesday, 26 December, 2018, for food, fun and fellowship at the annual Garden Party at William Pouchie Memorial United Church at815 North Side Road from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Enjoy live music, fun, fellowship,children’s games and to help raise funds the church will offer for sale seafood, barbecue chicken, sides, desserts and much more.

Information on Scheduled Outage on Grand Cayman

Area : Date : Time :

West Bay Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CUC advises customers in West Bay between the Hell Gift Shop on Hell Road east to and including Dill Lane on Reverend Blackman Road, and south on Town Hall Road to and including Billy Manderson Drive, that they will experience interruptions to their electrical service on Wednesday, December 12 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Areas affected on Hell Road include Fountain Road up to and including Agua Lane and areas affected on Town Hall Road include Billy Manderson Drive and Sanchez Villas.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution when utilising Hell Road, Reverend Blackman Road and Town Hall Road as CUC will have a number of vehicles and personnel in these areas.CUC apologises for this interruption, which is necessary to upgrade line hardware and provide 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] Cayman.

Cayman Islands NHD Trust to open 16 homes

The National Housing Development Trust invites the public to attend the opening of the first 16 homes to be constructed during the second phase of its Affordable Housing Initiative.

The event takes place at the Affordable Housing Site in Bodden Town at 3 p.m. on Saturday 8 December 2018.Interested persons will also be able to discuss the programme with NHDT staff and participating contractors. Refreshments and finger foods will be available.

Cayman Islands Sunrise Invites the Public To Christmas Service

The Sunrise Adult Training Centre invites the public to join clients and staff at the John Gray Memorial Church Hall in West Bay, next Wednesday evening, 12 December 2018, at 6.30 p.m. The Centre is hosting a special Christmas service that will celebrate Jesus as the “Light of the World”. Admission is free, although any donations to the Centre and its programming will, as always, be much appreciated.

Source on investing in ICOs

If this year has taught investors anything, it is a MUST to investigate an ICO before one invests. The crazy crowdfunding days of free money for ICO’s are over, and with good reason as many of those ICOs were fraudulent and just looking for quick cash. So how can you see into an ICO to be sure it is a good investment? We have Jori Falkstedt, CEO of Verifer who can discuss what investors should be looking for in an ICO and what 2019 has in store for the ICO funding vehicle as well as what should beware of. Would you like to speak to Jori about Investing in ICOs?

Melissa Mitchell

[email protected]

Cayman Islands National Museum celebrates 60 Years of our Coat of Arms

Join us in Celebrating 60 Years of our Coat of Arms!

Cayman Islands: Christmas Drop-In Camp

From Chatterbox [email protected]

As the holiday season approaches and we are all trying to find time to pop out and pick up presents or run errands, we decided to offer a week of drop-in camps to give busy parents and helpers a couple of hours to get things done!

It’s only $5 per session, but please book, so we can plan fun activities for your children. More details are on the flyer.

Happy Holidays

We are here to help!

Learn More

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

First Baptist Church of Cayman Islands Festival of Christmas Praise

Cayman Islands JGMC’s Special Services and Events


Candle Light Service: John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay, 7:00 p.m.


Choir Cantata “Christ has Come”: John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay, 10:00 a.m.


Christmas Eve Service: John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay, 7:00 p.m.


Christmas Day Service: John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay, 10:00 a.m.


Community Christmas Meal: John Gray Memorial Church would like their friends in West Bay to whom they normally deliver meals at Christmas time, to know that this year they will be delivering on Saturday, December 29th by noon.


Watch Night Service: John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay, 11:00 p.m.

The Cantata will also be presented on Sunday, January 6 at 7pm.

Cayman Islands DCI to Close Early on Friday 14 December

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) will close early, at noon on Friday, 14 December 2018 to facilitate its staff Christmas luncheon.

DCI’s main office will reopen on Monday, 17 December 2018 at 8:30am, and the counter will reopen at 9:00am.

DCI staff apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause. For more information please call 945-0943 or email [email protected]

Timely topic: How to avoid holiday overspending…

From Melissa Mitchell via prnewswire.com

According to a recent Swagbucks survey, 63% of Americans go into debt from holiday shopping, with 25% of them accruing more than $500 in debt. No one wants to start the New Year in debt. What should Americans be doing throughout the year to save for the holidays, as well as for their retirement so that they do not end up in debt? What can consumers do if they have not saved enough for the holidays?

We have several financial experts who can provide tips for holiday spending, what people should be looking for in the New Year, as well as many other timely financial topics that consumers are wondering about.

Would you like to schedule a call with one of them?

Melissa Mitchell

VEW Media (formerly CWR & Partners)

[email protected]


Cayman Keswick 2019

Cayman Drama Society: Xmas Play In A Day, and Upcoming Shows!

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! And we want to share it with you. Our Play In A Day Christmas Edition is back for the third year running, and this time the performance will be open to all. If you want more information on enrolling your child, you can read more and  BOOK NOW BY CLICKING HERE.

This January we have lots for you to be excited about…see our upcoming productions below. Tickets are not on sale yet, but keep your eye on your inboxes and you will be the first to know when they are!

The FREE Cayman Christmas Comedy Show

From Cayman National Cultural Foundation


Tuesday, 11 December | East End Civic Centre

Wednesday, 12 December | North Side Civic Centre

Thursday, 13 December | Bodden Town Civic Centre

Saturday, 15 December | Sir John A. Cumber Primary School, West Bay

Sunday, 16 December | Dart Park, South Sound


Cayman Islands Chatterbox wants you to “Jingle & Mingle!”

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

Cayman Cookout


JANUARY 16 – 20, 2019

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE:www.caymancookout.com

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 Chef Eric Ripert – 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 www.caymancookout.com.

Bookings can be made at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/grandcayman, by phone at 800-241-3333 or by contacting one’s preferred travel professional.

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]

Website: http://www.continuingeducation.net


Addiction Medicine


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

Est Attendance


SOURCE: http://www.ptmg.com/meeting-details/Beating-Depression,-Anxiety-and-Narcotics-Addiction-2019-Update-Eastern-Caribbean-Cruise–Fort-Lauderdale-FL-359280

Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018/9

The list of Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018 is now officially confirmed and released by theDeputy Governor’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 Cayman Islands Government web portal, www.gov.ky:

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.

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: http://www.wtr-events.com/events/managing-trademark-assets-europe-2019/event-summary-7f26f784c11648fcbfe5ea80a2752657.aspx?_cldee=Y29saW5AbWFnbmFjYXJ0YW11c2ljYWx0cmlhbC5jb20=&recipientid=contact-57e8272377944a28afebfbf6398e3864-560418d2f4da46d6b6f35677af82e3a4&utm_source=ClickDimensions&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MTA%20Europe%202018%20-%20Marketing&esid=0754e7e1-81ba-e811-8147-e0071b6c3f11&urlid=2

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

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  www.kaaboocayman.com



Human Rights Day and Closing Ceremony for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Human Rights Day and the 16 Days closing ceremony will be held on Monday, December 10th at the 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]

16-day Clothesline Project

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.

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.


Scubaluminations 2018

Watch Santa arrive at Rackams escorted by his underwater reindeer on Thursday, December 13thstarting 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.


Customs Hours Extension

To facilitate imports, Customs will be extending opening hours at their Collection office only during the last week before Christmas (17 to 21 December 2018), and again after Christmas (27 and 28 December 2018).  To better serve customers, Customs will be open to the public from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday but close on Saturday, 22 December and Saturday, 29 December 2018.  This means that customers will have an extra hour to make payments to Customs, or do any other business necessary to clear their goods through Customs.

Sav-New CoDAC Senior Citizens Christmas Party

The Sav-New CoDAC’s annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held on Monday, December 17thfrom 6:30 to 9:30 at the Pedro St. James courtyard.


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


Spot Bay Christmas Homecoming: Christmas Parties

The Spot Bay Committee presents a children’s party with a bouncing castle, pizza and dj at 5pm on December 22nd at Spot Bay Park.  A party for the adults is planned for 8:00 pm at Charlies – Boggy Sand.


Candle Light Service

The Spot Bay Committee presents a candlelight service at Bethel Baptist church on Sunday, December 23rd at 7:00 pm


Spot Bay Christmas Homecoming: Caroling and Senior Gift Distribution

The Spot Bay Committee presents Christmas caroling on foot and door to door gift distribution to seniors starting at 7:00 pm on December 24th – Taylor Turn – East to Conway Turn.

 St George’s Anglican Church

St George’s Anglican Church, Courts Road, Eastern Ave, George Town

Christmas Eve Carols and Midnight Mass 10:45p.m.


Singspiration in the Park

The Spot Bay Committee presents the annual Spot Bay Singspiration in the park on December 25th at 7:00 pm, followed by a fireworks display at 8:00 pm and then at 9:30 – Mrs. Vivia’s Cistern Top Party.

St George’s Anglican Church

St George’s Anglican Church, Courts Road, Eastern Ave, George Town

Christmas Day 8:00a.m.

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