February 20, 2024

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Drama Society Free Event

Our free festival at Dart Park is right around the corner.

will be at the Dart Park Ampitheatre on Sat April 6th from 10.30am – 2pm with a variety of free performances for you from different extracts and adaptations of Shakespeare’s best work.

Come and join us for some Shakespeare by the Sea!

Caribbean International Boat Show

22-24 March 2019, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Now in its eighth year, the Caribbean International Boat Show purports to be the largest event of its kind in the region. Taking place in the Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajardo, the event features more than 100 exhibitors showcasing new boats as well as well as equipment and accessories against a backdrop of atmospheric entertainment.

Marina del Rey Puerto Rico

Puerto del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico

DETAILS

Exhibitors: 100

Visitors: N/A

Hours: Fri 14:00-22:00, Sat 10:00-23:00, Sun 10:00-18:00

IFBSO Member: No

Venue

Puerto del Rey Marina, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Organiser

Email: [email protected]; T: +1 784 415 4300

W: www.facebook.com/aggroupp

Cayman Islands: Cayfest events to look forward to this March

Newly Amplified Navigator of the Seas Video Available

Navigator of the Seas arrived and thriving in Miami following her $115 million makeover. With a thrilling combination of bold, new adventures and Royal Caribbean favorites, including adrenaline-inducing experiences, an array of elevated dining and nightlife and memory-making moments, Navigator has been reimagined into the ultimate short Caribbean getaway from South Florida. The 3,386-guest ship offers sail 5- and 9-night Caribbean itineraries through May 2019, and then sets course for The Bahamas with 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday cruises, including visits to the cruise line’s new, highly anticipated private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay – the unparalleled thrill and chill destination.

Check out today’s video below:

Amped Up Navigator of the Seas Arrives in Homeport of Miami: Royal Caribbean Debuts the Ultimate Short Caribbean Getaway

https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/video/1089/amped-up-navigator-of-the-seas-arrives-in-homeport-of-miami-royal-caribbean-debuts-the-ultimate-short-caribbean-getaway/

Sports Media Cos. Fined $1M, Will Close Over FIFA Corruption

A New York federal judge on Monday ordered Traffic Sports International Inc. and its U.S. affiliate to pay $1 million in fines for their roles in the FIFA corruption scandal as part of a deal that will shutter the sports marketing companies.

For more: https://www.law360.com/media/articles/1140049/sports-media-cos-fined-1m-will-close-over-fifa-corruption?nl_pk=3dff67ed-0e27-47ea-8f8b-9a83ecddf692&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=media

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.

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

Cayman Drama Society 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)

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

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

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

FRI MAR 22

Layman E. Scott Senior High School Career Fair

The Layman E. Scott Senior High School Career Fair is Friday (22 Mar).

First-time Manager

The Chamber of Commerce presents First-time Manager – 22ndMarch – From 9:00am to 4:30pm at their offices in Governor’s Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky or call 949-8090.

FRI & SAT MAR 22 & 23

Burger King Big Fish Fishing Tournament

The Burger King Big Fish Fishing Tournament is Friday and Saturday (22 – 23 Mar). Log on to fishcayman.com for more information.

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.

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)  A limited supply of binoculars available; please bring own pair if owned.

Flea Market

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise will be holding a $5 and $10 Flea Market on Saturday (23 Mar) at the Lions Center from 7am to 12pm. Money raised will go to their End Polio Now Program.

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.

Pedro St. James & Botanic Park Closures

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.

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.

MON APR 1

Creek & Spot Bay Primary Schools PTA meeting

Creek & Spot Bay Primary Schools PTA meeting is Monday (1 Apr) at 7pm at Spot Bay Primary School.

SAT APR 6

2019 Shakespeare Festival

Caystage presents its 2019 Shakespeare Festival April 6th at Dart Park from 1030am to 2pm.

SAT & SUN APR 6 & 7

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

TUE APR 9

Bullying Presentation

The Community Affairs Ministry and the Alex Panton Foundation invites you to a presentation on Bullying, Young Men at Risk at the John Gray Memorial Church in West Bay on Tuesday (9 Apr) from 630 to 8pm

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