November 29, 2021

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Cayman Islands Seafarers General Meeting

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 15 January 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 Islands oldest man is 104

Wellesley Howell turned 104 last Monday (7 January.). Howell, originally from Jamaica has been resident on Grand Cayman since early 1940’s.

He still works at his shoe shop and is a committed Christian. He gives God all the thanks for everything, He has performed in his life.. He has no illnesses and is happy serving Jesus

For many years he has performed with the Cayman Male Voice Choir playing his saxophone. He can still play it.

New Royal Caribbean Video

Royal Caribbean wants to let you know about our first Royal Caribbean video of the new year that we just launched, “It’s Showtime All the Time on Symphony of the Seas.” Royal Caribbean continues to push the boundaries in entertainment with the debut of cutting-edge productions on stage, in the air, under water and on ice on board Symphony of the Seas.

View Video Here:

Fun Nights this weekend – Woodstock and Disco!

Don’t miss the two nights fundraiser for the Zak Quappe Scholarship fund. This Friday and Saturday 11th, 12th Jan. Tickets are available online at

The Best of Woodstock and Disco!

Sea ‘n’ B are back to entertain this January with the annual Zak Quappe Scholarship fundraiser.

See attached flyer.

Cayman 2020 Visualising Our Future

Experts on Cryptocurrency

What will become of cryptocurrency and other digital assets for 2019? Bitcoin is on the rise, will its price reach the heights we have seen in the past? Will cryptocurrency become mainstream? What must happen for that to happen? Will another digital token become bigger than Bitcoin? What other tokens will we see growth this year? We have several crypto experts who can speak on this and much more in digital assets. Would you like to schedule an interview with one of them?

if so send email to

Veronica Welch

VEW Media

[email protected]

Cayman Islands: Community Meeting

Monday 7th Jan 7pm Seafarers Hall.


  • RCIPS will be kicking off YOUTH MONTH with us. Please see attached flyer.
  • Our 2019 Community Calendar
  • Volunteer Drive
  • Any other business

Please join us and make a difference!

Cayman Drama Society presents “Educating Rita”

In addition: Sea ‘n’ B are back to entertain this January with the annual Zak Quappe Scholarship fundraiser. This year we have an evening filled with fun from the Woodstock and Disco era! If you are interested in attending this, tickets can be purchased here:

The meeting dates for the Immigration Boards are as follows:

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 Keswick 2019

Evenings Cayman Islands Baptist Church (Savannah) 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Lunchtime Family Life Centre, Walkers Road 12:00n – 12:50pm

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

Educating Rita Start: 24 Jan, 2019 |  Prospect Playhouse

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 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

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

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:

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,

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

Social Clubs, Groups, Associations

Art Nest Creative Community Studio – “Nurturing Creativity”
Offers a wide variety of activities for all ages
Email: [email protected]

VAS (Visual Arts Society)
Various events and activities
Contact Mary McCallum
(345) 546-9422 or
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]


Open Canvas VAS (Visual Art Society)
Every Wednesday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
At Karoo Restaurant Terrace at Camana Bay
Easels provided – no fee required
For more info contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Camana Bay Artisan Market
Display artwork for sale
Every Wednesday, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
The Paseo, Camana Bay
Contact [email protected]

Cayman Islands Craft Market
Come out and support our local artists
Items on sale include prints and original pieces
Monday to Friday 8:30pm – 3:00pm
Corner of Boilers Road and South Church Street, George Town
(345) 949-0049



Community Thatch Plaiting Class1

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (10 Jan) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House for $5. Contact[email protected] for more information.


CUC 800 meter Sea Swim

The CUC 800 meter Sea Swim is Saturday (12 Jan) starting at 4pm at Governor’s Beach. Register online at


Grand Court Juror Notice

A new Grand Court jury session starts on Wednesday (16 Jan) at 9am.


Layman E. Scott Sr. High School PTA

The Layman E. Scott Sr. High School PTA meeting is Thursday (17 Jan) at 7pm in the school hall.

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit1

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (17 Jan) from 9am to 230pm at the Little Cayman District Office.


Business of Art Series: Intellectual Property Laws2

The National Gallery presents Business of Art Series: Intellectual Property Laws with Sophie Davies from 1 to 230pm on January 23rd.

THU & FRI JAN 24 & 25

Summary Court in Cayman Brac

Summary Court will be in Cayman Brac on Thursday & Friday (24 & 25 Jan).


Octopus Tea Party

The Cayman Brac District Council of the National Trust presents Octopus Tea Party from 6 to 11pm at Trust House. The cost is $25. For more information, call 547.0892.


Stride Against Cancer

Nationwide Stride Against Cancer is Sunday (27 Jan) starting at 6am at Seven Mile Public Beach.


School Closure

Public schools will be closed in the Sister Islands on Tuesday (29 Jan) for a professional development day.


Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (31 Jan) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House for $5. Contact [email protected] for more information.


Heart Month Wear Red Day

February is Heart Month and you’re encouraged to Wear Red on Friday (1 Feb) to help raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.


Cross Island Relay

The Cross Island Relay is Sunday (3 Feb) starting at 6am at Gun Bay in East End. Register online at


National Gallery Induction Tour

The National Gallery is hosting is volunteer induction and curator tour on February 6th at 530pm. For more information, call 945.8111.


Valentine’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk

The Valentine’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk is Saturday (9 Feb) at 6am at Smith Cove Barcadere. Register online at  

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