September 17, 2021

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DVDL Christmas Closure

22 December 2018 Breakers and West Bay Offices will be closed to the public.

24 December 2018 Crewe Road Office will open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Breakers and West Bay office will be closed.

25 – 26 December 2018 All locations will be closed.

27 December 2018, Crewe Road Office will resume their normal operational hours.

27 December 2018, Breakers and West Bay Offices will be closed to the public.

31ST December 2018 Crewe Road Office will open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Breakers and West Bay office will be closed.

1st January 2019 All locations will be closed.

2nd January 2018 All location will be closed for staff training.

3rd January 2019, All locations will resume their normal hours of operation.

The public is reminded that the Crewe Road Office normal hours of operations are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm, and the Breakers and West Bay Office is Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturdays 9:00am to 4:00pm.

To access the DVDL’s online vehicle renewal service please visit http://www.eservices.gov.ky

Royal Caribbean Video

Happy Holidays! I wanted to let you know about the new Royal Caribbean video we just launched, “Carlos PenaVega Surfs on the World’s Largest Ship.” Watch Symphony of the Seas’Godfather, of the newly appointed “Godfamily”surf on FlowRider….Can you guess where is the camera is??

View Video Here: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/1072/carlos-penavega-surfs-on-the-worlds-largest-ship/

New Celebrity Cruises Video

New video we just launched, “Celebrity Cruises is Bringing Guests Closer to the Ocean: Celebrity Edge’s Outward Facing Design Pushes Industry Limits.” Celebrity Edge gives guests a greater connection to the ocean through spaces that stir imaginations and leave lasting memories of the travel experience. The outward-facing design and architecture of the entire ship was built to create a closer connection to the ocean and the destinations abroad, setting a new standard for modern luxury travel.

Cayman Islands Customs extends hours for Imports during December 2018

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.

Cayman Islands National Gallery Gift Shop Holiday Hours


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 Assessment Unit: 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.


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.

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

SUNDAY, DEC 9

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

SUNDAY, DEC 23

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

MONDAY, DEC 24

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

TUESDAY, DEC 25

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

SATURDAY, DEC 29

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.

MONDAY, DEC 31

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 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!

Christmas Show (short youth performance) Start: 15 Dec, 2018 |  Prospect Playhouse

The Best of Woodstock and Disco! Start: 11 Jan, 2019 |  Prospect Playhouse

Educating Rita Start: 24 Jan, 2019 |  Prospect Playhouse

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


Cayman Cookout

SAVE THE DATE:

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.

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.

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

MON DEC 17

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.

Bulk Waste Cayman Brac  1

The Department of Environmental Health advises the public of adjustments to the bulk waste removal schedule for Cayman Brac West. As such, bulk waste removal in communities west of the bluff including Stake Bay, Cotton Tree Bay, Georgiana Drive, and West End Road will now commence on Friday, 14 December and conclude on Monday, 17 December. The bulk waste removal schedule for all other Cayman Brac communities remains unchanged.Layman E. Scott Sr. High School Carol Service

Layman E. Scott Sr. High School Carol Service

Layman E. Scott Sr. High School Carol Service is Monday (17 Dec).

   

TUE DEC 18

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

Christmas Program

The Church of God Universal at East End presents a Christmas Program on Tuesday (18 Dec) at 7:15pm 

Bodden Town Seniors Christmas Dinner

Bodden Town Seniors Christmas Dinner will be held at the Nurse Josie Centre; Cumber Avenue on Tuesday 18th of December at 6:00pm. To schedule a pick up please call 945-3281 for more information. 

WED DEC 19


Final 2018  Work Permit Board Meetings

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. 


Church of God Chapel Cotton Tree Bay

The Church of God Chapel Cotton Tree Bay presents Beautiful Star of Bethlehem Cantata on Wednesday (19 Dec) at 7pm.

THU DEC 20

Little Cayman Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Licensing Visit is Thursday (20 Dec) from 9am to 230pm in the Little Cayman District Office.

FRI DEC 21


Blue Christmas Service

St. George’s Anglican Church is hosting Blue Christmas Service at 7pm on Friday (21 Dec).

The Christmas Express

The Christmas Express heads to Christmas Wonderland at the Bodden’s Residence on Friday (21 Dec) at 7pm. 

National Trust’s Christmas Lights Bus Tour

The National Trust’s Christmas Lights Bus Tour leaves the Visitor Center on Friday (21 Dec) at 6pm.

SAT DEC 22

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.

SUN DEC 23

Candle Light Service

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

MON DEC 24

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.

Celebration of Lessons and Carols

Safe Harbor Lutheran Church is hosting Christmas Eve Celebration of Lessons and Carols on the Beach at Sunset Cove at 630pm

TUE DEC 25

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.

Christmas Day Service

The Church of God Universal at East End is having Christmas Day Worship at 11am.


Lion’s Club Cayman Brac All-Island Gift Distribution

The Lion’s Club Cayman Brac All-Island Gift Distribution starts at 2pm on Tuesday (25 Dec) at 2pm at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort.

WED DEC 26

Garden Party

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 at 815 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. 


Dashing Thru the Sand

Dashing Thru the Sand is Wednesday (26 Dec) at 730am at Seven Mile Public Beach.

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