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Trump Must Face Defamation Suit, NY Court Rules

From Law360

A divided New York state appeals court ruled Thursday that a defamation suit against President Donald Trump can go forward, saying the Constitution doesn’t protect him from claims brought by a woman who said he smeared her by denying her sexual misconduct allegations.

For more: https://www.law360.com/media/articles/1139047/breaking-trump-must-face-defamation-suit-ny-court-rules?nl_pk=3dff67ed-0e27-47ea-8f8b-9a83ecddf692&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=media

Statement from Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism, The Hon Moses Kirkconnell

Tuesday, 12 March 209

The Ministry and Department of Tourism acknowledges the recent announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority Cayman Islands (CAACI) restricting any Boeing 737 Max 8 or Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft from entering the Cayman Islands airspace. We fully support the safety measures implemented by our national flag carrier Cayman Airways and now the CAACI.

My government will continue to coordinate across departments and agencies in the best interest of our country, tourism and all businesses.


Cayman Islands Botanic Park and Pedro St James close for royal visit

Please see the attached and below for your immediate publication.

The Pedro St. James National Historic Site will be closed to the public on Wednesday and Thursday 27th and 28th March, 2019 to facilitate the Royal Visit.

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park will be closed to the public on Thursday 28th March, 2019 to facilitate the Royal Visit.

Both attractions will reopen for business as usual on Friday 29th March, 2019.

The Tourism Attraction Board, management and staff appreciate the public’s understanding.

Cayman Islands: Recovered: 1998 Honda Civic, 11 March

From RCIPS

The 1998 Honda Civic registration #126 541, which was reported stolen last week (was recovered yesterday, 10 March, in the West Bay area.

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Events

Cayman Islands on Commonwealth Day

The Cayman Islands twelfth Youth Parliament takes place this Commonwealth Day on Monday, 11 March 2019 at the Legislative Assembly.

Students from local high schools and post-secondary institutions will take over the House, conduct proceedings and participate in two debates. The topics are the regulation of the use of plastic bags and the implementation of a juvenile detention and youth rehabilitation centre.

Members of the public are requested to be seated in the public viewing gallery between 10.15 and 10.25 am for the opening ceremony, which will be followed by the Youth Parliament.

Ministry of Community Affairs’ Bullying, Young Men at Risk Presentations

The Ministry of Community Affairs is inviting the public to the following community presentations it is hosting with the Alex Panton Foundation from next month:

Bullying

● Thursday, 21 March – Bodden Town – 6.30-8p.m., Webster Memorial Church Hall

  • Tuesday, 9 April – West Bay –  6.30-8p.m., John Gray Memorial Church
  • Tuesday, 30 April – East End – 6.30-8p.m., East End Civic Centre
  • Wednesday, 8 May – North Side – 6.30-8p.m., North Side Civic Centre
  • Tuesday, 21 May – George Town –  6.30-8p.m., South Sound Civic Centre

Young Men at Risk

  • Wednesday, 5 June – Bodden Town – 6:30-8p.m., Bodden Town Civic Centre
  • Wednesday, 19 June – West Bay – 6:30-8p.m., John Gray Memorial Church
  • Wednesday, 3 July – East End – 6:30-8p.m., East End Civic Centre
  • Wednesday, 7 August – George Town – 6:30-8p.m., South Sound Civic Centre
  • Wednesday, 28 August – North Side – 6:30-8p.m., North Side Civic Centre

Cayman Islands Botanic Park Orchid Show dates changed

The Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park with the support of the Cayman Islands Orchid Society have decided to change the dates of the Orchid Show to the following;

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, 9:00am to 4:30pm

presents “On Golden Pond

Start Date14 Mar, 2019
End Date30 Mar, 2019
LocationThe Prospect Playhouse
Start Time7:30 PM
End Time9:30 PM

Cayman Islands Red Sky at Night postponed to March 23

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation rescheduled its Red Sky at Night for March 23 due to poor weather on Saturday.

Revised List of Public Holidays for 2019

Public Holiday for Royal Visit

·        Premier has announced 28 March 2019 will be a public holiday.

·        The new holiday will commemorate the visit of TRHs Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to the Cayman Islands.

Grand Cayman (GIS) – The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, has announced Thursday, 28 March 2019 to be an additional public holiday this year to commemorate the Royal Visit by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to the Cayman Islands.

The Royal Couple will participate in a number of activities over their two-day visit and the additional holiday will enable members of the public to better participate. 

            The updated list of Public Holidays for 2019 is as follows:

For Royal Visit: Thursday, 28 March

Good Friday: Friday, 19 April;

Easter Monday: Monday, 22 April;

Discovery Day: Monday, 20 May;

Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 10 June (confirmed);

Constitution Day: Monday, 1 July;

Remembrance Day: Monday, 11 November;

Christmas: Wednesday, 25 December; and

Boxing Day: Thursday, 26 December.

Local Artists

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)

7:00pm – 11:00pm
At Karoo Restaurant Terrace at
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

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

MON MAR 11

MS Hamburg will visit Cayman Brac

The MS Hamburg will visit Cayman Brac from 830am to 130pm on Monday (11 Mar) at Cemetery Pier.

Creek & Spot Bay Primary School PTA

Creek & Spot Bay Primary School PTA meets on Monday (11 Mar) at 7pm in the Creek Primary School Hall.


West End Primary School PTA


The West End Primary School PTA meets on Monday (11 Mar) at 7pm in the School Hall.


Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (11 Apr) from 9 to 230pm at the Little Cayman District Office.

Discover Egypt Information Session

The Chamber of Commerce presents Discover Egypt Information Session – 11th March – From 5:30pm to 7:00pm  at their offices in Governor’s Square. Register online at: http://www.caymanchamber.kor call 949-8090.

Astronomy at Pedro Castle

This month’s Astronomy at Pedro Castle is Monday (11 Mar) from 7 to 9pm at Pedro St. James. This month catch great views of the Moon, Mars and the Orion Nebula.

TUE MAR 12

Immigration: Permanent Residence

The Chamber of Commerce presents Immigration: Permanent Residence – 12th March – From 9:00am to 1:00pm at their offices in Governor’s Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky or call 949-8090.

WED MAR 13

26th Annual General Meeting of the Justices of the Peace Association

The 26th Annual General Meeting of the Justices of the Peace Association of the Cayman Islands is Wednesday (13 Mar) at 6pm at the George Town Yacht Club. At the conclusion of the AGM, a formal dinner will take place. Members should confirm attendance by emailing [email protected]

BHAF Traveling Art Exhibit: Chit Chat

BHAF Traveling Art Exhibit: Chit Chat. A Collection of Caymanian Poetry and Photography opens Wednesday (13 Mar) at 7pm at the Brac Heritage Autumn Festival Office at Walton’s Mango Manor.

Earth Day Clean-Up

The Chamber of Commerce presents its Earth Day Clean-Up – 13th April – From 7:00am to 10:00am at their offices in Governor’s Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky or call 949-8090.

THU MAR 14

Layman E. Scott St. High School P.T.A. meeting

The Layman E. Scott St. High School P.T.A. meeting is Thursday (14 Mar) at 7pm in the school Hall.

Cayman Heart Fund 12th Annual International Symposium

The Cayman Heart Fund 12th Annual International Symposium is Thursday (14 Mar) at 5:30pm at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

Piano Recital

There will be a special piano recital feature local students at the George Town Library on Thursday (14 Mar) at 530pm. Tickets will be $20 for adults and $5 for kids.

FRI MAR 15

Honoring Women Month 20th Anniversary Luncheon

As part of Honoring Women Month, you’re invited to the Honouring Women Month Luncheon, 12-2 p.m., Kimpton Seafire Resort on Friday (15 Mar). The gala event with 3-course meal will feature a guest speaker, panel discussion, musical entertainment, and an update on progress in terms of local gender affairs policy. Tickets priced $25 are available at the FRC. Email [email protected]

St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog

The St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog is Friday (15 Mar) at 530pm at Britannia Green Space.

FRI & SAT MAR 15 & 16

Cayman Swordfish Challenge Fishing Tournament

The Cayman Swordfish Challenge Fishing Tournament is Friday & Saturday (15 – 16 Mar). Head to fishcayman.com for more information.

SAT MAR 16

National Children’s Festival of the Arts Final Showcase

The National Children’s Festival of the Arts Final Showcase is Saturday (16 Mar) at 7pm at the Aston Rutty Center.

ESSO 345 Diabetes Walk

The ESSO 345 Diabetes Walk is Saturday (16 Mar) at 6am starting at the BarCam Esso Station.ESSO 345 Diabetes Walk

Birding Tour

Join the National Trust for an intimate birding tour through the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. This event is part of the National Trust’s Families in the Wild event series, which aims to encourage families to explore the outdoors together. The cost is CI$15 Adults and CI$5 Children (recommended for children 10+ years old) Register by March 13 at [email protected] or 749-1121. A limited supply of binoculars available; please bring own pair if owned.

Bargain Store sale

St. George’s Anglican Church is having its Bargain Store sale on Saturday (16 Mar) from 7am to 11am.

SUN MAR 17

The Color Me Purple 5K Fun Run

The Color Me Purple 5K Fun Run is Sunday (17 Mar) at 630am at Seven Mile Public Beach. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

Monthly Beach Clean Up

Plastic Free Cayman’s Monthly Beach Clean Up heads to Safehaven on Sunday (17 Mar) at 8am.

TUE MAR 19

Seafarers Association March Social

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the March Social, on Tuesday 19 March at 7:00 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.

THU MAR 21

Ministry of Community Affairs in Partnership with the Alex Panton Foundation.

WHAT: Community presentation on Bullying

WHEN: Thursday, 21 March 2019 – 6.30-8p.m., Webster Memorial Church Hall

WHERE: Webster Memorial Church Hall, Bodden Town

Participants: Chief Officer Teresa Echenique and Alex Panton Foundation

Note: This is the first in a series of district community presentations on Bullying. A second series on Young Men at Risk will commence in June 2019

Providing Exceptional Customer Service

The Chamber of Commerce presents Providing Exceptional Customer Service – 21st March – From 9:00am to 1:00pm at their offices in Governor’s Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky or call 949-8090.

Bullying Presentation

The Community Affairs Ministry and the Alex Panton Foundation invites you to a presentation onBullying, Young Men at Risk on Thursday (21 Mar) at Webster Memorial Church Hall in Bodden Town from 630 to 8pm

SAT MAR 23

Color Me Purple Brac 5K Fun Run

The Color Me Purple Brac 5K Fun Run is Saturday (23 Mar) at 7am. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

16th Annual Cayman Brac Agriculture Show

The 16th Annual Cayman Brac Agriculture Show is Saturday (23 Mar) from 8am to 4pm at the Agriculture Show Grounds.

Aquathon

The Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association presents an Aquathon on Saturday (23 Mar) at Governor’s Beach with check in at 2:30pm.

SUN MAR 24

Kiwanibike

The annual Kiwanibike cycling event is Sunday (10 Mar) starting at the Blow Holes in East End. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information

Fred Speirs 5K Walk Run

The Fred Speirs 5K Walk Run is Sunday (24 Mar) at 6:30am at the Holiday Inn.

TUE MAR 26

Basic Accounting Made Easier

The Chamber of Commerce presents Basic Accounting Made Easier – 26th March – From 9:00am to 1:00pm at their offices in Governor’s Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky or call 949-8090.

THU MAR 28

General Registry Extended Hours

General Registry, which includes the Registrar of Companies, has extended its operating hours on Thursdays to better accommodate resident companies needing to sign up on its online portal, the Cayman Business Portal, to file their annual returns and pay their annual fees. As of 24 January, Registry began extending its hours of operation until 7pm every Thursday. The final day for the extended hours is Thursday, 28 March. Registry’s offices are located on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building. Outside of the extension, the usual 8:30am-5pm office hours will be in effect on Mondays to Wednesdays and on Fridays.

FRI MAR 29

Lookya

The National Museum presents Lookya featuring North Side on Friday (29 Mar) from 10am to 2pm in the courtyard.

SAT MAR 30

National Trust Glow Run 5

The National Trust Glow Run 5K is Saturday (30 Mar) at 7pm on Safehaven Drive. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

37th Annual Bike A Thon

The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac presents the 37th Annual Bike A Thon on Saturday (30 Mar) at 8am at the Spot Bay Turn Around.

Orchid Show

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Cayman Islands Orchid Society invite the public to the annual Orchid Show and fundraising plant sale set for Saturday and Sunday, March 30th and 31st from 9:00am to 4:30pm at the Botanic Park on Frank Sound Road, North Side.  Admission is only $5.00 per person while entry for children under 12 is free. To learn more, call 947-9462. 

Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run

The Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run is Saturday (30 Mar) at 7:15am at Camana Bay.

Bargain Store sale

St. George’s Anglican Church is having its Bargain Store sale on Saturday (30 Mar) from 7am to 11am.

SUN MAR 31

345 Athletic Club’s Tropical Relay Challenge 5×1 mile

The 345 Athletic Club’s Tropical Relay Challenge 5×1 mile is Sunday (31 Mar) at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

SAT & SUN APR 7 & 8

Cayman Islands Botanic Park Orchid Show dates changed

The Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park with the support of the Cayman Islands Orchid Society have decided to change the dates of the Orchid Show to the following;

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, 9:00am to 4:30pm

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