August 10, 2020

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Cayman: DEH Bulk Waste Removal Campaign Begins

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) commenced its annual bulk waste removal activity in the Eastern District on Saturday, 16 November 2019 and will conclude in West Bay on 20 December 2019.

The DEH Bulk waste removal schedule for the Cayman Islands is as follows:

Grand Cayman:

North Side, East End November 16-22

District November 23 – December 6

George Town December 7-13

West Bay December 14-20

Cayman Brac:

East (starting from Public Works) December 4    

West December 6

Southside December 11

General round up December 13

Little Cayman: December 18

Please call the DEH at 949-6696 for additional information about its 2019 Bulk Waste Removal activity. Individuals may also send an email to [email protected], visit the DEH’s website atwww.deh.gov.ky.

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 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.


List of Public Holidays for 2019

Referendum Day: Thursday 19 December

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

Cayman: First Assembly of God – The Singing Christmas Tree

Sat & Sun Nov 30 & Dec 1

At The Lion’s Centre 6.00 PM

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

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.

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

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.

Flea Market

Rotary Grand Cayman Sunrise presents a Flea Market on Saturday (23 Nov) from 7am to 12pm at the Lions Center.

Christmas Arts and Craft Bazaar

The 8th Annual Girl Guiding Cayman Islands Christmas Arts and Craft Bazaar is Saturday (23 Nov) from 10am to 2pm at St. Ignatius Catholic School.

Christmas Bazaar Celebrations

You’re invited to join the National Museum for their 29th anniversary and Christmas Bazaar Celebrations on Saturday (23 Nov) from 10am to 2pm.

Public Auction

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

FRC International Men’s Day observance

The Family Resource Centre invites boys and men to attend the events to celebrate the annual International Men’s Day observance:

● Men’s Shed Workshop – Saturday, 23 November, A.L. Thompsons, 9 a.m. – 11a.m. – a chance for men and boys to interact. The event will provide a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where participants can gather and/or work on projects at their own pace & in their own time.

Lions Breakfast

Head down to the Lions Community Center this Saturday November 23rd for the Famous Lions Breakfast kicking off at 7am.

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 Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is holding a Universal Children’s Day 5K Run/Walk Sunday, 24 November 2019, 6 a.m., at Dragon Bay (formerly Safehaven). The theme of the family-friendly event is “I Have a Voice, Hear Me Roar” with all funds raised going to local families in need.

Open to all, the run/walk is being organised to celebrate the annual United Nations observance, which falls on Wednesday, 20 November this year.

Would-be participants are invited to pre-register through www.caymanactive.com/ucd. Alternatively, those wanting to pay in person by cash can do so on either Wednesday, 20 – at the main entrance of the Government Administration Building, or on Friday, 22 at the staff entrance from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration costs $15 for adults and $5 for children (16 years old and under).

While the first 75 registrants will receive a complementary event T-shirt, all participants will get a free raffle ticket, with prizes drawn at the end of the race. Organisers advise that well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome and that water is going to be available during the race and at the finish.

MON NOV 25

CPR Cayman Meeting

CPR Cayman is hosting a meeting at Sir John A Cumber Primary School on Monday (25 Nov) at 7:15pm.

Little Cayman Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Licensing Visit is Monday (25 Nov) from 9am to 230pm.

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]

Spelling Bees

The Department of Education Services invites members of the public to attend the 22nd Annual RBC Royal Bank Primary School Spelling Bee and the 36th Annual Lions Club of Grand Cayman Secondary Spelling Bee Championships in support of the 72 (54 Primary, 18 Secondary) students that have registered to participate this year. The competitions will be held on 26 & 27 November respectively at the Red Bay Church of God on Selkirk Drive, and are scheduled to commence at 10:00 am on each day. For more information on the 2019 National Spelling Bee Competitions, please contact Nicki Samuels by email at [email protected]  or by telephone at 945-1199.

Health Services Authority sickle cell support group

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) will be hosting a sickle cell support group on Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 at 730pm. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Women’s Health Waiting Room at the HSA. The topic will be Dengue and Sickle Cell Disease. For further information, please contact Genetics Coordinator at [email protected] or phone 244-2630.

TUE- SUN NOV 26 – DEC 1

Church of God (Universal) 2019 Convention

The Church of God (Universal) will host it’s 2019 Convention from November 26 to December 01. Daily Services at 6:30 and 10:30 am And 7:00 pm. There will be an afternoon service at 2:30 on Sunday

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).

CPR Cayman Meeting

CPR Cayman is hosting a meeting at BT Civic Center on Wednesday (27 Nov) at 7:15pm.

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).

Essentials of Selling

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a training workshop on Essentials of Selling on Friday (29 Nov) at 9am. For more information email [email protected]

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.

Apron Fund Event

You’re invited to an Apron Fund Event on Saturday (30 Nov) at Webster Memorial Church Hall at 630pm.

Pink Ladies Christmas Bazaar

The Pink Ladies Christmas Bazaar is Saturday, 30 November, 2-5 p.m., the Arts & Recreation Centre.

International Men’s Day Men & Boys Basketball Tournament

The Family Resource Centre invites boys and men to attend the events to celebrate the annual International Men’s Day observance:

Men & Boys Basketball Tournament – Saturday, 30 November, John Gray High School Gymnasium, 11a.m. – The intergenerational competition will feature mixed teams and encourage camaraderie, fun and healthy interaction. Booths of agencies supporting men’s well-being will also be on display to further raise awareness of health issues.

Dominion Life Global Ministry Youth Conference

Dominion Life Global Ministry Youth Conference is Saturday (30 Nov) from 9am to 230pm and Sunday (1 Dec) from 1 to 430pm at George Town Constitutional Hall.

Lions Talent and Fashion Variety Show

The Lions Talent and Fashion Variety Show is Saturday (30 Nov) at 7pm at the Aston Rutty Center.

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

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 .

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.

WED DEC 4

Bulk Waste

Bulk Waste will be on Cayman Brac East on December 4th.

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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