September 30, 2020

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New Royal Caribbean Video

 We wanted to let you know about a new Royal Caribbean videothey have just launched, “Surf’s Up on Royal Caribbean’s FlowRider.” While cruising with Royal Caribbean, travelers looking for thrills can catch waves without ever having to leave the ship! 

View Video Here: https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/1076/surfs-up-on-royal-caribbeans-flowrider/
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/l3gK95kDkb4

Coco Fest at Pedro St James

The Management and staff of Pedro St James invites the public to the fourth annual Coco Fest set for Saturday 9th February from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pedro St James National Historic Site, Pedro Castle Road, Savannah.

Sponsored by Fidelity Bank Cayman Ltd., Coco Fest brings together local cooks, craftsmen, producers and farmers through a shared love for the coconut, in a fun and interactive environment.

The event provides an avenue for local micro businesses to showcase their coconut-inspired products to the community, while allowing guests to indulge in an array of creative, cottage industry products which often cannot be purchased in stores.

Cultural demonstration on the uses of coconut throughout Cayman’s history will be held on site by local artisans.

Admission is only $5.00 per person while entry for children under 12 is free with $1.00 for each entry fee benefits Meals on Wheels Cayman.

For information on the event email [email protected], [email protected] or call 947-3329.


Cayman Islands: CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 6th February

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 and spread the word in your office and on community boards.

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.

Morning Closures for Cayman Islands Departments

Please be advised that the following departments and sections will be closed to the public on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until noon:

Department of Immigration’s Headquarters and Cayman Centre
Customs Department’s Administration and Courier Offices, Parcel Post (Post Office) and Freight Security Initiative (FSI) building
National Workforce Development Agency
Passport and Corporate Services Office

This will be to facilitate a staff meeting ahead of the planned mergers set to take place in light of the administrative changes on 1 February 2019.

The Customs Department’s Collection Office, along with its seaport and airport sections will remain fully open. The Immigration Department’s border control section will also be open to customers during this time.

All of the listed departments and relevant sections will resume normal business hours on Thursday, 31 January 2019. Officials apologise for any inconvenience the closures may cause.

Cayman Islands: PAC Meetings This Week

Dear Editors: Please note the PAC public hearing dates and times for this week at the LA as below:

· January 30th, 2019 at 1:00 pm ( Fighting corruption in the Cayman Islands – November 2018 report)
· January 31st, 2019 at 1:00 pm ( Fighting corruption in the Cayman Islands – November 2018 report)

Cayman Islands NRA Continues Road Improvements along Shamrock Road Between Midsummer Drive and the Dr. Tomlinson Roundabout

The National Roads Authority (NRA) along with its subcontractors will be carrying out road paving works on Shamrock Road from Midsummer Drive to the Dr. Tomlinson Roundabout. The aim of the proposed works is to upgrade both the drainage and deteriorated road surface.
Works are scheduled for next week on January 29th- 30th and will continue on February 13th – 19th, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm each day.
Drivers are asked to keep watch for traffic diversions and to drive with caution to ensure their safety and that of the work crews.
Please call 325-6004 or Email [email protected] if you have any questions or comments regarding this project.
NRA thanks the public for their patience during these roadworks, and look forward to providing the benefit of these much-needed improvements.

Cayman Islands: Smoking Cessation Classes: ‘I Can Quit’

The Public Health Department advises smokers who wish to quit that there are some spaces left in an upcoming smoking cessation class. The sessions will run from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m, beginning on 6 February 2019. The venue for classes is the new Public Health Administration office located at the Smith Road Centre on the second floor. For more information or to sign up contact the Public Health Department on 244-2889 or 244-2621. Interested persons may also email [email protected] or [email protected]

Cayman Islands: Deadline for Input Extended

The public now has more time to give their input on the National Planning Framework.
Members of the public who wish to submit their feedback now have until Thursday, 28 February 2019. The document can be found on www.plancayman.ky, and feedback can be submitted through the website as well. Printed copies of the document can be viewed at the PlanCayman Information Counter, located in the lobby of the Government Administration Building.
The National Planning Framework sets out the long-term goals for land use and physical development and is the first part of the Cayman Islands Development Plan review. The document covers a number of areas of interest including land use, the natural environment, transportation, infrastructure, recreation and open spaces.

Vampt Motors Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

How will your dream car make the world a better place? Join thousands of children sharing their dreams and discover just how powerful dreaming can be. Participants can win great prizes locally, get the opportunity to visit Japan, and in addition young dreamers are given tours at the Toyota factory and various experiences of Japanese culture. 

Entry: January 7th through March 1st, 2019
Age range is 15 years and under. 
For more information contact Katie O’Neill
345 814-5021
345 925-7487
[email protected]
You can also visit the general contest website at:
www.toyota-global.com/events/dream_car_art_contest/

Art Nest Creative Community Studio – “Nurturing Creativity”

Offers a wide variety of activities for all ages
www.artnestcayman.com
Email: [email protected]

VAS (Visual Arts Society)

Various events and activities
Contact Mary McCallum
(345) 546-9422
www.visualartcayman.com or www.facebook.com/visualartcayman
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Opportunities

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 and South Church Street,
(345) 949-0049

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 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:

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

Social Clubs, Groups, Associations

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

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

Opportunities

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 EVENTS (Date Order)

TUE JAN 29

School Closure

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

THU JAN 31

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.

FRI FEB 1

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.

SUN FEB 3

Cross Island Relay

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

SUN FEB 3 – SUN FEB 10

82nd Annual Convention of the Church of God Full Gospel Hall in George Town

A warm Christian welcome is extended to all to attend the 82nd Annual Convention of the Church of God Full Gospel Hall in George Town February Sunday – Sunday (3 – 10 Feb) with Prayer meetings at 630am, Preaching and Praise service at 1030 and at 715pm daily. Sunday Services include Sunday School at 945, morning worship at 1045, Youth Service at 3pm and at 715pm.

WED FEB 6

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.

SAT FEB 9

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 caymanactive.com  

SAT FEB 23

Guiding the Way 5K & 10K Walk/Run

The Guiding the Way 5K & 10K Walk/Run is Saturday (23 Feb) at 630am at the Holiday Inn

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