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Cayman: Registration for NiCE Project Winter 2019

The National Community Enhancement (NiCE) Winter Project 2019 registration is on Wednesday, 13 November in the Lions Centre, at 9 a.m. Late-comers will not be allowed to register. The sign-up and orientation session ends at 12 noon.

Unemployed Caymanians and spouses of Caymanians are invited to register for up to three weeks of work (Monday, 25 November to Friday, 13 December 2019).

Application forms are available at district libraries in Grand Cayman, and MLA Offices, as well as the Government Administration Building’s reception area in George Town.

Cayman: WORC and CBC Services offered at Temporary Locations

Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) will be temporarily offering work permit, status and permanent residency services on the 1st floor of Apollo House West on Mary Street. Parking is available in the WORC designated parking lot across the street from the building.

Customers seeking Visitor Visa and Visitor Extension services from Customs & Border Control (CBC) can visit the existing Visa Office section of the Elgin Avenue building. In the interim, public accommodations will be limited and a covered area will provided for customer use. 

During this temporary period, WORC and CBC request the publics’ understanding and patience as there may be some delays in service.

Efforts are underway to return to full building use as soon as possible and the public will be notified once services are able to resume.

Cayman: Say It in Paint!

From The National Gallery

Cayman: Honouring Those Who Served

The annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Grand Cayman will be held at the Cenotaph outside Elmslie Memorial United Church in George Town on Sunday, 10 November 2019.

The Cayman Brac ceremony will run simultaneously and will take place in front of the War Memorial Cenotaph in Stake Bay.

The events, which are open to the public, serve to pay tribute to Cayman’s local veteran heroes who have sacrificed so much to preserve our way of life and to those who lost their lives at sea.  The annual events always create a palpable feeling of pride amongst all who attend.

The events start precisely at 10.45 a.m. and attendees and participants are asked to be assembled and seated by 10.30 .a.m.

Some activities planned include the opening parade led by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Services Band followed by contingents from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Services, the Fire Service, Her Majesty’s Prison Service, Girls’ Brigade, the Scouts, Cadet Corps, the Seventh Day Pathfinders, the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, and the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens. The Cayman Islands Veterans Association contingent will also join the Parade.

Individuals or religious organisations who wish to pay their respects by laying wreaths at the Cenotaph or the Seaman’s Memorial, should contact Chief of Protocol Meloney Syms, tel. 244-3612 or email [email protected] by Wednesday, 6 November.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside the Elmslie Memorial United Church.

Everyone attending the ceremony is encouraged to wear a poppy. Poppies are symbolic of those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice. They can be obtained from various locations across the three islands, from local veterans or at the lobby of the Government Administration Building.

On Monday, 11 November 2019 at 11 a.m. the Cayman Islands will continue to remember those who served and the lives that were lost by holding a two-minute moment of silence starting at 11 a.m.

Donations are discretionary and funds are used to assist veterans or their widows to ensure that they receive the help they need to live with comfort, dignity and appreciation.

Cayman: Post Office Announces Limited Hours Thu 31 Oct

The Cayman Islands Postal Service advises that all post offices on Grand Cayman will be closed from noon on Thursday, 31 October 2019. In addition all post offices on the Sister Islands will be closed for the entire day on Thursday.  The closures are to facilitate a critical staff meeting on Grand Cayman and management apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Cayman: Traffic Advisory for Cayman Islands Triathlon, 3 November

The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association will be hosting the annual Cayman Islands Triathlon on Sunday, 3 November, beginning at 6:00AM. The event will begin at the Seven Mile Public Beach, with the run course travelling south along West Bay Road to Lime Tree Bay Avenue, travelling east on Lime Tree Bay to the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, before return returning to Seven Mile Public Beach via the same route. The bike course will travel along Esterley Tibbetts, between Lime Tree Bay Avenue and Batabano Road. The event is expected to conclude by 11:00AM.

In order to facilitate the event, traffic will be restricted on West Bay Road between Lime Tree Bay Avenue and the Seven Mile Beach roundabout, from 6:00AM to 11:00AM.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling in these areas on Sunday morning.

Cayman: Traffic Advisory for Breeze Fusion Walk Run, 2 November

Radio Cayman will be hosting the Breeze Fusion 5/10K Walk/Run on Saturday, 2 November, beginning at 6:00AM. The event will begin at Smith’s Barcadere and participants will travel north along South Church Street to Cardinall Avenue, then turn around and travel south along South Church Street to Melmac Avenue, travel east on Melmac to Walkers Road, then south on Walkers Road to South Church Street, and return to Smith’s Barcadere via South Church Street. The event is expected to conclude by 9:30AM.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling in these areas on Saturday morning, particularly in the vicinity of Smith’s Barcadere.

Cayman: Road Closure for Emergency Training Exercise, 1 November

On the morning of Friday, 1 November, North Church Street will be closed between Lobster Pot and Burger King in order to facilitate an Emergency Training Exercise. The closure will  be in effect for a 30 minute period between 9:00AM and 10:00AM, however the exact time within this window is uncertain.

Cayman: CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 6th November !

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: Pirates Week 2019 Schedule of Events

Cayman: NRA Existing and Upcoming Roadworks

The National Roads Authority (NRA) would like to alert members of the public about the following existing and upcoming roadworks:

  1. Red Bay Roundabout: the NRA is providing an expansion to the Red Bay Roundabout, to enlarge it to three lanes. The increased capacity will help with traffic flow to and from the eastern districts. Works began last week, while the schools were on midterm break and completion is expected in December.
  1. Selkirk Drive: the NRA will deliver a subdivision road upgrade and new road surface (hot mix paving) to Selkirk Drive and Abbey Way. The paving is due to take place in the first week of November.
  1. Shamrock Road, between Mangrove Ave. and On The Run gas station: the NRA has implemented a new traffic pattern, allowing for two full lanes of travel westbound, from Mangrove Ave. to Admirals Ave. This added lane capacity will improve traffic flow for the Prospect area. A central lane has also been added to improve entry and exit to The Achievement Centre, Red Bay Primary and Lighthouse Schools.
  1. Rex Crighton Blvd. between Poindexter Roundabout and Chrissie Tomlinson Roundabout: the NRA has begun work on expanding this section of Rex Crighton Blvd. from two to four lanes, to add capacity along this section. The increased number of lanes will help shorten the traffic queues that develop at this location in the morning peaks. The CTMH Roundabout will also be upgraded to accommodate additional traffic volumes along this area. 

5.    Grand Harbour Roundabout: the NRA has begun work to create a third lane at Grand Harbour Roundabout. This will be constructed inside the two existing lanes and will be used, temporarily, as a filter lane for traffic entering the roundabout from South Sound Road. Longer term plans will see the third lane used to help traffic flow in both directions between the CUC Roundabout (at King’s Sports Centre) and the CTMH Roundabout.

The NRA apologises for any inconvenience the upgrades may cause and reminds drivers to please be alert to new road layouts and to the safety of crews working on the projects.

For more information about the roadworks, please contact the NRA on 946-7780 or email [email protected].

The NRA will circulate further information related to these roadworks in the coming days, to provide road-users with more clarification.

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Cayman: FREE Bully-Proof Your Child Workshop

he Family Resource Centre (FRC) is facilitating a FREE Bully-Proof Your Child workshop this Wednesday (30th October 2019).

            The interactive parenting workshop is being held at FRC, 87 Mary Street, Apollo House West, 2ndFloor, 6-7 p.m.

            Learn hand tips and tools:

● to pick up red flags when your child is the target of bullying

● tools to talk to your child about bullying

●to help build your child’s resilience, and

● to support your child if they are being bullied or is the bully.

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Cayman: WORC Employment Services and Training and Development Moving to a New Location

WORC (Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman) would like to inform the public that effective Monday, October 28ththe services offered at Midtown Plaza will be moving to Apollo House West, the building formerly known as Walkers House located at #87 Mary Street, George Town. 

Persons seeking assistance in finding employment or those wanting to register with WORC are encouraged to call ahead to make an appointment. This ensures the officers can allocate the necessary time needed to work with individual persons.

All WORC services currently offered at the building formerly known as Immigration Headquarters on Elgin Avenue will remain the same.

Contact 945-9672 or toll free + 1 (800) 534 9672 or email [email protected] or visit www.worc.ky

DLP Offices Closing November 1st

The offices of the Department of Labour and Pensions will be closed to the public on Friday November 1st to facilitate an annual staff retreat.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but look forward to serving you business as usual on Monday November 4th.

Cayman: Halloween events at Camana Bay:

  • Tuesday, 29 October, 10 a.m.: “Friday the 13th” Classics at the Cinema at Camana Bay Cinema
  • Thursday, 31 October, 4 p.m.: Market Street Group’s Boo-zar, Pani Indian Kitchen
  • Thursday, 31 October, 7 p.m.: Moonlight & Movies on the Crescent, showing “Coco”
  • Thursday, 31 October, 7 p.m.: Halloween Cocktail Dinner at Agua

Cayman: CDS – Playhouse Family Christmas – tickets on sale!

PLAYHOUSE FAMILY CHRISTMAS TICKETS ON SALE!

Click here now to get your tickets for everyone’s favourite Christmas show!

The Cayman Drama Society is pleased to bring another favourite Cayman tradition this Christmas:  A Playhouse Family Christmas!

Join Grizz and Frizz as they head out on another adventure with all their friends and your favourite characters!  Fun for the entire family and not to be missed!

  • Adults for CI$15.00
  • Children 12 and under for CI$10.00

This is a family friendly show, and the running time is approx 1hour15mins.

List of Public Holidays for 2019

Remembrance Day: Monday, 11 November;
Christmas: Wednesday, 25 December; and
Boxing Day: Thursday, 26 December

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

TUE OCT 29

Breast Cancer Awareness Month North Side Clinic

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you’re invited to the North Side Clinic on October 29th from 10am to noon.

THU OCT 31

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is October 31st from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

FRI NOV 1

Annual Sight Screening

The Lions Club of Cayman Brac presents their Annual Sight Screening for years 1 thru 7 students on November 1st.  Email http://[email protected].com for more information.

Tobacco licence holders Applications

Tobacco licence holders are reminded to avoid late fees.  The deadline for the submission of applications for renewal of the Certificate of Registration is 1st November 2019.  Annual registration renewal fees are CI$500 for a retailer, CI$750 for a cigar bar and CI$5,000 for a wholesale distributor. Application submissions for Grand Cayman must be done at the Department of Commerce & Investment’s Business Licensing Counter, located on the first floor of the Government Administration Building.

FRI -SUN NOV 1-3

Pirates Weekend in Cayman Brac

Pirates Weekend in Cayman Brac is November 1 – 3rd, which will include the Heritage Day and Float Parade on Saturday (2 Nov). Visit www.piratesweekfestival .com for more information.

SAT NOV 2

Domino Tournament

The Lions Club of Cayman Brac is hosting a Domino Tournament on November 2nd. Email [email protected] for more information.

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