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Join us Sat 6 July for our 4th Annual Mango Season at the Museum!

Cayman Elections Office Begins Door to Door Verification

The Elections Office today (Friday, 28 June 2019) began door-to-door verification of signatures on the cruise port referendum petition, in the districts of North Side and East End.

Elections Office staff are identifiable by their Elections Office shirts and ID Cards. While verifying signatures, staff will also have change of detail forms for registered voters who have changed names or addresses but have yet to notify the Elections Office.

Verifiers are expected to begin going door-to-door in Bodden Town next Friday, 5 July and the Elections Office will keep the public informed as the process moves to other districts.

Officials remind the public that the deadline to register for the next publication of the Official Register of Electors is 8pm on Tuesday, 2 July. In addition the office will open tomorrow (Saturday, 29 June) between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Smith Road Centre for verification of signatures on the petition or for registration purposes.

Persons with questions should contact the Elections Office at 949-8047.

Cayman: 1998 Honda Civic Reported Stolen Early Morning, 1 July

Police have received a report of a stolen white 1998 Honda Civic.  The Honda was last seen parked at Vic’s Bar on Seymour Drive in George Town last night, Sunday, 30 June, around 11:30AM.   Around 3:15AM the car was discovered missing. 

The following are the details of the vehicle:

Make:  Honda

Model:  Civic

Color:  White

Year:  1998

Registration Number:  124 120

Anyone with any information is asked to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222, or to submit an anonymous tip directly to police via this website or through Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 or here.

Cayman Islands: ROAD WORK NOTICE 29TH & 30TH JUNE 2019 from 9am to 5pm

The National Roads Authority is advising all motorists to drive with caution and reduce speed in the vicinity of Cayman National Bank (CNB) Roundabout this weekend June 29th and 30th.

Road Striping will be in carried out to install Pedestrian Crossings on Huldah Avenue, Elgin Avenue, and Thomas Russell Way sections of the Roundabout. Works are expected to be conducted between the hours of 9am and 5pm daily.

NRA apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please follow all signs and diversions and drive carefully to keep yourself and our staff safe.

Your understanding and support is appreciated as we work to make the Roads Safer.

Needs Assessment Unit: Grand Cayman Office Closures

The Needs Assessment Unit’s (NAU) Grand Cayman Office will be closed on Friday, 28 June 2019, to resolve a maintenance matter.

In addition, the office will be also close on Friday, 12 July 2019, for a staff function.

The NAU apologises for any inconvenience these closures may cause.

Cayman Islands CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 3rd July !

From CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts

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 spread the word in your office and on community boards.  

Cayman Islands: Taittinger Champagne and Raw Bar this Friday!

Friday’s are perfect for Champagne!

This has to be the best Friday night deal around.

Don’t miss this one-off event!

Cayman Islands: Road Closure Notice for Juicy Concert Event, Saturday, 29 June

From RCIPS

In order to facilitate the Juicy concert event (organized by Pirates Week Administration) on Saturday, 29 June, Cardinal Avenue in central George Town will be closed between Albert Panton Street and Harbour Drive from 12:00PM on Saturday the 29th until 3:00AM the following morning, Sunday the 30th.

Motorists are advised of potential delays in the area.

Tropical Visions Exhibition Opens at the Cayman Islands National Gallery

The National Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Tropical Visions – Landscape Paintings from the National Collection’ is now open to the public. The exhibition highlights works from the NGCI’s permanent collection and features twenty-five local artists. Admission is free and the exhibition will run until the end of September, along with the related education programme.

Cayman Islands: Grey Honda Civic Stolen from George Town

From RCIPS

Just after 5:30AM this morning, 24 June, police were dispatched to a residence on Cornwood Drive where it was reported that a vehicle had been stolen from that location.

 The vehicle, a 1998 gray Honda Civic, registration number 123-501, was described as having filler on the top and a crack on the left side of the bumper, two black rearview mirrors and a broken front passenger side door handle. (A similar picture is shown above.)

Reg. #:                  123-501

Year:                     1998

Make:                   Honda

Model:                 Civic

Colour:                 Gray

 The vehicle was last seen yesterday evening, 23 June, around 7PM outside a residence on Cornwood Drive, George Town.

 Police are encouraging anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this vehicle to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

 Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

Cayman Islands Men’s Breakfast

The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on Saturday June 29th at 7:30am, at Aroma (formerly Lola’s) restaurant in Camana Bay. There will be open sharing.

New Celebrity Flora Videos

two new videos we just launched, “Celebrity Flora B-Roll” and “Celebrity Flora B-Roll Montage.” Celebrity Cruises officially launched the revolutionary new Celebrity Flora, a 100-guest, all-suites mega yacht that’s poised to connect travelers to the Galapagos Islands like never before. Unique to Celebrity Flora are the first-ever glamping experience at sea, new dining venues, an open-air stargazing platform and expert-led ecological seminars.

Celebrity Flora B-Roll
View Video Here: https://www.celebritycruisespresscenter.com/video/150/celebrity-flora-b-roll/
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/XcqcutJnX3s

Celebrity Flora B-Roll Montage (no title slates)
View Video Here: https://www.celebritycruisespresscenter.com/video/151/celebrity-flora-montage/
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/bT37Km7NqeY

Cayman Islands Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) Closing Early

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) would like to notify the public that their office will be closed on Friday, 21 June 2019 at 3 p.m., to facilitate a staff meeting.

DCI will resume normal business hours on Monday, 24 June 2019. 

DCI staff apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

Join us for our 4th Annual Mango Season at the Cayman Islands Museum!

Cayman Drama Society Presents:

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands presents:

Cayman Islands Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) Closing Early

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) would like to notify the public that their office will be closed on Monday, 17 June 2019 at 3 p.m., to facilitate a staff meeting.
DCI will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, 18 June 2019.
DCI staff apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

Cayman Islands National Conservation Council Meeting – 19 June @ 2pm

The National Conservation Council (NCC) will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, 19 June 2019, starting at 2pm at the Government Administration Building room 2024 (2nd floor conference room). The agenda for the meeting is posted on the DoE website. Please see the link: http://doe.ky/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Conservation-Council-Agenda-2019-06-19.pdf
This meeting is open to observers from the public & press. If anyone wishes to submit comments or questions to the NCC in advance of the meeting they may do so via email to [email protected]

CISA SOCIAL

Cayman Islands Seafarers Association,
“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the June Social, on Tuesday 18 June at 7:00 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.
3 Buses from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm”.
Barnes Bus route in George Town, leaves the Public library parking area at 6:30, stopping at Cayman Compass building and the Airport Fosters.
The bus marked Bobo $1 Public transport and is blue in colour, pickups from British Caymanian, Uncle Bills, Walkers Rd., Shedden Rd. and Crewe Rd.
Bus from East End, pickups are School parking, Gas Station and Wreck of the Ten Sails starting at 5:45.
NorthSide pickups at Chisholms Store and Soccer Field starting at 6:15.
Bodden Town pickups at Lornas Gas Station at 6:45.
Savannah pickups at Gas Station at 7:00.

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

The Public Health Department reminds smokers who wish to quit the habit that there are still some spaces left for the upcoming smoking cessation classes the department is offering. Classes start on 05 June 2019 from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. every Wednesday for seven weeks in the Public Health Department. The Public is being reminded that the new location for the classes will be held at Smith Road Centre on the second floor.
For more information or to sign up, contact the Public Health Department on 244-2889/244-2621, or [email protected]
or [email protected]

Ministry of Community Affairs’ 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:
Young Men at Risk

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

List of Public Holidays for 2019

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)

MON JUN 17

West End Primary School End of Year Awards Ceremony

West End Primary School End of Year Awards Ceremony is Monday (17 Jun) at 10am at the Aston Rutty Center.

World Sickle Cell Day

In acknowledgement of World Sickle Cell Day, the next Sickle Cell Support Group meeting is planned for Monday, 17 June 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Women’s Health Waiting Room at the Health Services Authority. The speakers will be Dr. Nicholls who will be focusing on pain management and Dr. Matthews who will be focusing on sickle cell trait. The public is invited. For further information, please contact the genetics coordinator at [email protected] or phone 244-2630.

Windows of the World

Musicians Limited presents Windows of the World summer recital on Monday (17 Jun) at the Westin Hotel Galleon Ballroom at 630pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids.

Department of Commerce and Investment Closure

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) would like to notify the public that their office will be closed on Monday, 17 June 2019 at 3 p.m., to facilitate a staff meeting.

TUE JUN 18

Strata Management training course

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Strata Management training course on Jun 18th from 9am to 11am at their offices in Governor’s Square. Register online at caymanchamber.ky.

Preventing Elderly Abuse

Seniors are invited to a presentation on preventing elderly abuse at the North Side United Church Hall from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday (18 Jun)

Cayman Islands Seafarers Association June Social

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the June Social, on Tuesday 18 June at 7:00 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

3 Buses from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm”.

Barnes Bus route in George Town, leaves the Public library parking area at 6:30, stopping at Cayman Compass building and the Airport Fosters.

The bus marked Bobo $1 Public transport and is blue in colour, pickups from British Caymanian, Uncle Bills, Walkers Rd., Shedden Rd. and Crewe Rd.

Bus from East End, pickups are School parking, Gas Station and Wreck of the Ten Sails starting at 5:45.

NorthSide pickups at Chisholms Store and Soccer Field starting at 6:15.

Bodden Town pickups at Lornas Gas Station at 6:45.

Savannah pickups at Gas Station at 7:00.

WED JUN 19

NCC Meeting

The National Conservation Council (NCC) will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, 19 June 2019, starting at 2pm at the Government Administration Building room 2024 (2nd floor conference room). The agenda for the meeting is posted on the DoE website. Please see the link: http://doe.ky/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Conservation-Council-Agenda-2019-06-19.pdf

This meeting is open to observers from the public & press. If anyone wishes to submit comments or questions to the NCC in advance of the meeting they may do so via email to [email protected]

THU JUN 20

Challenging Conversations training course

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Challenging Conversations training course on Jun 20th from 12pm to 4pm at their offices in Governor’s Square. Register online at caymanchamber.ky.

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (20 Jun) from 9am to 230pm at the Little Cayman District Office.

FRI JUN 21

Creek and Spot Bay Primary School Year 6 Graduation

The Creek and Spot Bay Primary School Year 6 Graduation and End of Year Awards Ceremony is Friday (21 Jun) at the Aston Rutty Center.

SAT JUN 22

Olympic Day 5K Run/Walk

The Olympic Day 5K Run/Walk is Saturday (22 Jun) at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at 7am. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information

West End Primary School Annual Talent Show

The West End Primary School Annual Talent Show is Saturday (22 Jun) at 7pm at the Aston Rutty Center.

Murder Mystery Fundraiser

One Dog At a Time is hosting a 1920s themed murder mystery fundraiser on Saturday (22 Jun) at 630pm at Cayman Spirits Company.

MON JUN 24

George Town Happy Seniors Fellowship

The George Town Happy Seniors Fellowship event is Monday (24 Jun) at the Family Life Center from 10am to 1pm.

TUE JUN 25

Games and Crafts Night

Seniors are invited to a games and crafts night at North Side United Church Hall from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday (25 Jun)

East End Seniors Event

Seniors are invited to a special event hosted by East End Seventh Day Adventists at the East End Civic Center from 10am to 230pm on Tuesday (25 Jun)

WED JUN 26

Benefits of Natural Remedies

Seniors are invited to a presentation on the Benefits of Natural Remedies at Savannah United Church from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday (26 Jun)

THU JUN 27

Situational Leadership training course

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Situational Leadership training course on Jun 27th from 12pm to 4pm at their offices in Governor’s Square. Register online at caymanchamber.ky

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (27 Jun) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

Summary Court

Summary Court will be in Cayman Brac on June 27th and 28th.

FRI JUN 28

School Registration

The registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to, Government schools for the 2019/2020 school year will open on Monday, 1st April 2019 and will close on Friday, 28th June, 2019.  Registration for Government Reception is open for qualifying children aged 4 Years 0 months before 1st September 2019. That means a child born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 is eligible for reception, and that he/she must have already turned 4 prior to 1st September, 2019.

SAT JUN 29

KidFEST Family Fun Day

KidFEST Family Fun Day at Pedro St. James in honor of Baby Nolan Evans is Saturday (29 Jun) from 2 to 6pm.

SUN JUN 30

EnviroWalk 5K Walk/Run

The EnviroWalk 5K Walk/Run is Sunday (30 Jun) at 7am at Safehaven. Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

Health Screenings

All students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands for the first time are required to have health screenings this summer. The screening includes a growth and development assessment, screening for vision and hearing, a dental assessment, the administration of necessary immunisations and obtaining a student’s personal medical history. Detailed information sheets for parents and guardians are available at the schools. For more information, please contact Nurse Carvell Bailey on 244-2734 and 244-2648.

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