December 6, 2021

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Cayman Islands PAC Meetings in January 2019

PAC meetings for the public that take place this month, starting this week, at the LA. Meeting dates and times are given below:

· 16 January 2019 at 1:00 pm(Follow Up On Past PAC Recommendations – October 2018 report)
· 17 January 2019 at 10:00 am (Follow Up On Past PAC Recommendations – October 2018 report)
· 30 January 2019 at 9:00 am ( Fighting corruption in the Cayman Islands – November 2018 report)

Cayman Islands: Two Weeks Left to Give Feedback

The public has two weeks left to give their input on the National Planning Framework. The period to submit your feedback ends on Monday, 28 January 2019.

The document can be found on, and feedback can be submitted through the website as well.

The National Planning Framework sets out the long-term goals for land use and physical development, as part of the Development Plan for Grand Cayman. The document covers a number of areas of interest including land use, the natural environment, transportation, infrastructure, recreation and open spaces.

UPDATE: Stolen 2015 Orange Hyundai Accent Car, 28 December

From RCIPS Fri Jan 11 2018

The 2015 Hyundai Accent, registration #162 723, which was reported stolen on 22 December, has now been located and the below release can be disregarded.

Cayman Islands National Housing Trust Breaks Ground in East End

The second phase of the National Housing Development Trust’s Affordable Housing Initiative is moving to the East End community. Members of the public are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 17 January 2019. The venue is the Affordable Housing site off John McLean Drive, behind East End Primary School.

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 Drama Society presents “Educating Rita”

Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26-year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.

We recommend this at a PG due to mild adult themes and alcohol references.

  • Adult for CI$25.00
  • Student for CI$15.00
Start Date24 Jan, 2019
End Date02 Feb, 2019
LocationProspect Playhouse
Start Time7:30 PM
End Time9:30 PM

 +1 (345) 938-1998 

[email protected]

Cayman Keswick 2019

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

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

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

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!

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



Combating Crime with Assets

As part of Support Our Youth Month, You’re invited to a Combating Crime with Assets community presentation in collaboration with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service on Monday (14 Jan) at North Side Civic Center from 7 to 9pm


Church of God at West Bay Revival Services

The Church of God at West Bay is hosting revival services Monday – Saturday (14 – 19 Jan) at 730pm nightly.  All Day fellowship is Sunday (20 Jan) with morning worship at 11am, afternoon service at 2pm and Evangelistic Service at 5pm. For transportation, call 916.1345.


Combating Crime with Assets

As part of Support Our Youth Month, You’re invited to a Combating Crime with Assets community presentation in collaboration with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service on Tuesday (15 Jan) at Gun Bay Civic Center from 7 to 9pm.


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.


Maritime Authority Scholarship Deadline

The Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands in conjunction with the Ministry of Education are now accepting applications for the annual maritime scholarship and further details can be obtained from

Planning for Youth Success Conference

The Support our Youth Month Planning for Youth Success Conference is Friday (18 Jan) from 830am to 230pm at the University College of the Cayman Islands. To register, head to


Songwriting and Worship Workshop

You’re invited to a Songwriting and Worship Workshop on Saturday (19 Jan) from 930 to 2pm in the Seafarer’s Building.Songwriting and Worship Workshop

Celebrate Our Youth Day 2019

The Support our Youth Month Celebrate Our Youth Day 2019 is Saturday (19 Jan) from 9 to 2pm at the University College of the Cayman Islands. For more information head to

Cayman 2020 Visualizing our Future

Cayman 2020 Visualizing our Future Town Hall Community Event is Saturday (19 Jan) from 12 to 4pm at the South Sound Civic Center.


Family Fun Day

There is a Family Fun Day at the Botanic Park on Sunday (20 Jan) from 10am to 3pm to raise funds for the Children’s garden.


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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