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Cayman: DG’s 5k Shirt Sale Benefits Charities

If you missed this year’s popular DG’s 5K event there is still a chance to get involved this Friday, 22 November, 2019.

·         The pop-up shop will be open from 11am – 2pm only.

·         The t-shirts, which have become a collector’s item on the local running scene, will be on sale at the public lobby of the Government Administration Building.

·         Tanks of all sizes are still available.  T-shirts have limited availability. 

·         Each shirt costs $10.00 with all proceeds going to benefit the Alex Panton Foundation, the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and the Special Needs Foundation.

Cayman Islands National Museum: Early Christmas Shopping! Join us on Saturday from 10am to 2pm

You’re invited to join us for our 29th Anniversary and Christmas Bazaar Celebrations

Saturday, 23 November 2019 from 10am to 2pm

Cayman: CBC Public Auction Notice

The public is hereby notified that a Public Auction will be conducted by the Customs and Border Control Service (CBC), on undeclared and seized goods.  The following category of goods will be auctioned from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, 23 November 2019, in the parking lot of CBC Headquarters, located at 42 Owen Roberts Drive, George Town:

·         Electronics

·         Clothing and Shoes

·         Office and School Supplies

·         Automotive Parts, Accessories and Tools

·         Cosmetics, Beauty and Fashion Accessories

·         Home, Health and Fitness Goods

·         Children, Toys and Miscellaneous Items

The above goods will be sold under the Provision of Section 32 of the Customs and Border Control Law, 2018.  The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids tendered.

A list of the goods to be auctioned can be viewed on the CBC website at http://cbc.gov.ky

Cayman: Department of Commerce and Investment Office Closure

It will be closed on Friday, 22 November 2019, in order to facilitate a staff retreat. 

Interested in having a booth at the event? Send us an email with your name and the products you wish to sell by Friday, 15 November 2019.

Click on the below to send an email to our Events & Programmes Assistant to reserve a booth:

[email protected]

Cayman Islands Public Holidays 2020

All public holidays for 2020, 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, 15 June but remains subject to confirmation.

·         Christmas holidays take place around the weekend next year.

Grand Cayman (GIS) – The Deputy Governor’s Office has confirmed public holidays in the Cayman Islands for 2020, with the exception of the Queen’s Birthday.

The United Kingdom traditionally celebrates Her Majesty’s birthday by holding the Trooping of the Colour ceremony on the second Saturday in June. As such the public holiday in the Cayman Islands is likely to be Monday, 15 June 2020.  Confirmation is expected in early 2020.

The 2020 public holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day: Wednesday, 1 January;
  • National Heroes Day: Monday, 27 January;
  • Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, 26 February;
  • Good Friday: Friday, 10 April;
  • Easter Monday: Monday, 13 April;
  • Discovery Day: Monday, 18 May;
  • Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 15 June (UNCONFIRMED);
  • Constitution Day: Monday, 6 July;
  • Remembrance Day: Monday, 9 November;
  • Christmas: Friday, 25 December; and
  • Boxing Day: Monday, 28 December.

Cayman: First Assembly of God – The Singing Christmas Tree

Sat & Sun Nov 30 & Dec 1

At The Lion’s Centre 6.00 PM

Admission FREE

For more information go to http://caymansingingchristmastree.org or Call 929 5380

Cayman Government to Hold Public Meetings on
Cruise Berthing Facility and Cargo Port Project – DATES

All meetings commence at 7PM

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.

DATE CHANGE: Cayman Art History

From The National Gallery

update about our next training series Cayman Art History.
This was originally scheduled for Wednesday 13th November 2019, it has since been RESCHEDULED for Tuesday 19th November 2019 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
We will also be planning a volunteer social in the next couple of weeks for our past, current and new volunteers. I will be sending more information about that shortly so do keep an eye out for my email.
If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to the training session, please feel free to either call me on 945-8111 or email me at[email protected].

Cayman: Honouring Those Who Served

The annual 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: 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

(GIS)

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

Referendum Day: Thursday 19 December

Christmas: Wednesday, 25 December; and
Boxing Day: Thursday, 26 December

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

Fri NOV 8

Pirates Week 5K Walk Run

The Pirates Week 5K Walk Run is November 8th. Log on to caymanactive.com to register.

Country Jamboree 2019

The Veteran’s & Seaman’s Society Cayman Brac and Little Cayman present the Country Jamboree 2019 ‘Under the Stars’ on Friday (8 Nov) with gates opening at 6pm.

Flu Vaccine Available

The Director of Primary Health Care, Dr Samuel Williams Rodriguez, is advising of the arrival of this year’s flu vaccine.

Vaccines for the seasonal flu will be available at the , District Health Centres in Grand Cayman, Faith Hospital Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman Clinic.

The locations and times are listed below: –

  • The General Practice Clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital, and all District Health Centres, from 2:00pm to 4pm Monday through Friday beginning 5 November, 2019.
  • Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac – Residents of Cayman Brac should contact Faith Hospital to make arrangements.
  •  The Little Cayman Clinic – Residents of Little Cayman should contact the clinic to make arrangements.

The flu vaccine is FREE to all residents. No appointments are necessary; however, persons should indicate to the registration officer at the clinic that they need to have the flu shot.

Radiology Open House

You’re invited to a Radiology Open House on Friday (8 Nov) at the Cayman Islands Hospital from 2:30pm to 430pm.

SAT NOV 9

Pirates Week Pooch Parade

The Pirates Week Pooch Parade is Saturday (9 Nov). Log on to caymanactive.com to register.

SUN NOV 10

Remembrance Sunday ceremony

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.

TUE NOV 12

Cruise port project meeting

Government is hosting a meeting on the cruise port project on Tuesday (12 Nov) at Mary Miller Hall at 7pm

Leveraging Individual Workplace Potential

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a training workshop on Leveraging Individual Workplace Potential on Tuesday (12 Nov) at 9am. For more information email [email protected]

WED 13 NOV

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.

THU 14 NOV

NS Heritage Day Cancelled

The Pirates Week Office in conjunction with the District Heritage Committee advises the public the Heritage Day originally scheduled for Thursday, 14 November and all events associated with the District Heritage Committee have been cancelled for this year.

Cruise port project meeting

Government is hosting a meeting on the cruise port project on Thursday (14 Nov) at the , George Town at 7pm.

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (14 Nov) from 9am to 230pm at the district office.

World Diabetes Day Walk a Thon

The World Diabetes Day Walk a Thon is Thursday (14 Nov) at 530pm at the Stake Bay Loop. Email [email protected] to register.

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (14 Nov) at 7pm at Heritage House

Matilda to be performed at St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius Catholic School Musical, ‘Matilda’ will be performed from  November 14th-16th with shows at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with an additional 2:00 pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets are on sale at the school office. Phone 949-9250 for further details.

Giving Feedback

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a training workshop on Giving Feedback on Thursday (14 Nov) at 9am. For more information email [email protected]

Abattoir services

The Department of Agriculture wishes to advise the public who are planning to use its abattoir services this Christmas season that they need come to the Department’s Reception Desk to schedule the appointment(s) for slaughtering during the month of November; appointments will not be accepted over the phone.

SAT NOV 16

One Dog at a Time

One Dog at a Time will be at the North Sound Estates Family Fun Day at ICCI on November 16th from 12pm to 5.

Pirates Week Float Parade in Little Cayman

The Pirates Week Float Parade in Little Cayman is Saturday (16 Nov) at Head o’Bay through to the Hungry Iguana. A costume competition and fireworks display will follow

Cayman Brac Stride Against Cancer

The Cayman Brac Stride Against Cancer is Saturday (16 Nov) at 7am at the Alexander Hotel.

Little Cayman Sports Social Association’s Annual 5K

The Little Cayman Sports Social Association’s Annual 5K starts at 6pm at the Southern Cross Clubon November 16th. Email [email protected] for more information.

Dance for Christ

Dance for Christ is Saturday (16 Nov) at the Family Life Center with doors opening at 6pm. Show starts at 7.

Tennis for the Cure

First Caribbean International Bank is inviting 16 teams to participate in Tennis for the Cure on Saturday 16, November, 2019 at the Courts at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman.  Registration is $425. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.  For tournament details, please contact [email protected]  or [email protected]  Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event. 

SAT- FRI NOV 16 – 22

Bulk Waste Clean Up for North Side and East End

Bulk Waste Clean Up for North Side and East End is November 16th thru the 22nd

SUN NOV 17

SDA Conference 10K

The SDA Conference 10K is November 17th.  Log on to caymanactive.com to register.

MON NOV 18

West End Primary School PTA

The West End Primary School PTA is Monday (18 Nov) at 7pm in the School Hall.

Annual Meeting of the Hazardous Wildlife Working Group

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) invites you and the General Public to attend the Annual Meeting of the Hazardous Wildlife Working Group on Monday, 18 November 2019 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA)

TUE NOV 19

Cruise port project meeting

Government is hosting a meeting on the cruise port project on Tuesday (19 Nov) at John A Cumber Primary School Hall at 7pm.

Providing Exceptional Customer Service

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a training workshop on Providing Exceptional Customer Service on Tuesday (19 Nov) at 9am. For more information email [email protected]

THU NOV 21

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (21 Nov) from 9am to 230pm at the district office

Layman E. Scott Senior High School PTA meeting

The Layman E. Scott Senior High School PTA meeting is Thursday (21 Nov) at 7pm

Cruise port project meeting

Government is hosting a meeting on the cruise port project on Thursday (21 Nov) at Elmslie United Church Hall at 7PM

SAT NOV 23

Cruise port project meeting

Government is hosting a meeting on the cruise port project on Saturday (23 Nov) at Savannah Primary School Hall at 7pm.

SAT – FRI NOV 23 – DEC 6

Bulk Waste Clean Up for Bodden Town

Bulk Waste Clean Up for Bodden Town district is November 23rd thru December 6th.

SUN NOV 24

One Dog at a Time art class

One Dog at a Time is hosting a wooden pet sign art class from 11am to 1pm at 3 Girls and Kiln on November 24th.

Rugby Sevens 5K

The Rugby Sevens 5K is Sunday (24 Nov).  Log on to caymanactive.com to register.

Universal Children’s Day 5K

The Universal Children’s Day 5K is Sunday (24 Nov) Log on to caymanactive.com to register.

TUE NOV 26

Cruise port project meeting

Government is hosting a meeting on the cruise port project on Tuesday (26 Nov) at Bodden Town Civic Centre at 7pm.

Effective Problem Solving

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a training workshop on Effective Problem Solving on Tuesday (26 Nov) at 9am. For more information email [email protected]

WED NOV 27

One Dog at a Time Game of Thrones Quiz Night

One Dog at a Time is hosting a Game of Thrones Quiz Night at Mojo in Bayshore Mall at 7pm on November 27th.

Layman E. Scott Senior High School Spelling Bee Finals

The Layman E. Scott Senior High School Spelling Bee Finals are Wednesday (27 Nov).

THU NOV 28

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (28 Nov) at 7pm at Heritage House.

FRI NOV 29

Gimistory in Cayman Brac

Gimistory heads to Cayman Brac’s Agricultural Show Grounds on Friday (29 Nov).

SAT NOV 30

One Dog at a Time Plant Sale

One Dog at a Time is hosting a plant sale on Saturday (30 Nov) at the Cayman Prep and High School Christmas Fair from 830am to 1030.

Turkey Trot 5K and 10K

The Turkey Trot 5K and 10K is Saturday (31 Nov).  Log on to caymanactive.com to register.

Brac Breeze 5K

The Brac Breeze 5K is Saturday (30 Nov). Log on to caymanactive.com to register.

Lions Club of Cayman Brac Variety Show

The Lions Club of Cayman Brac present their annual variety show on November 30th. For more information, email [email protected]

Christmas at the Captain’s Retreat

Christmas at the Captain’s Retreat is Saturday (30 Nov) at 6pm.

SUN DEC 1

Northward Road Park Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

The Northward Road Park Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is scheduled for Sunday December 1st at 5:30 pm at the Northward Road Park.

MON DEC 2

Rotary Club of Cayman Brac Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is Monday (2 Dec) from 6 to 10pm at the District Administration Building.

TUE DEC 3

Situational Leadership

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a training workshop on Situational Leadership on Tuesday (3 Dec) at 9am. For more information email [email protected]

Cruise port project meeting

Government is hosting a meeting on the cruise port project on Tuesday (3 Dec) at the East End Civic Center at 7pm.

THU DEC 5

Time Management and Productivity

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a training workshop on Time Management and Productivity on Thursday (5 Dec) at 9am. For more information email [email protected]

Cruise port project meeting

Government is hosting a meeting on the cruise port project on Thursday (5 Dec) at the North Side Civic Centre at 7pm.

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (5 Dec) from 9am to 230pm at the district office.

FRI DEC 6

Closing that Sales Deal

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a training workshop on Closing that Sales Deal on Friday (6 Dec) at 9am. For more information email [email protected]

SAT – FRI DEC 7 – 13

Bulk Waste Clean Up for George Town

Bulk Waste Clean Up for George Town is December 7 through 13th.

SAT DEC 14

Dancing for a Cause

Miss Jackie’s School of Dance presents Dancing for a Cause, an evening of dance to support, Father  Ho Lung “Missionaries of the Poor” on December 14th, 2019 at 3pm and 7 pm.  Email [email protected] for more information.

SAT – FRI DEC 14 – 20

Bulk Waste Clean Up for West Bay

Bulk Waste Clean Up for West Bay is December 14th through the 20th.

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