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Customs & Border Control Holiday Hours

Department of Labour & Pensions Office Closure

Please be advised that the Department of Labour & Pensions will be closed on Friday, 13th December 2019 from 12:00pm for our annual staff luncheon.

Our doors will re-open for business at 9:00am on Monday, 16th December 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Official Opening of DVES New Administration Building

WHAT:           The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure will host the official opening of the new administration building of the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES).

WHO:             Hon. Joey Hew, Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure

                        Mr. Stephen Quinland, Director, DVES

WHEN:           Friday, December 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:         386 North Sound Road, Grand Cayman

Background

The new two-story administration building will be officially opened. It will house employees, stores and manage fleet services.

Members of the Cabinet will be attendance at the event.

DVES provides fleet management services to the Cayman Islands Government fleet of vehicles and equipment. It also provides fuel to the fleet through Government’s Fueling Facility and provides maintenance of government vehicles.

A Cayman Islands Fire Service Christmas

Members of the community are invited to join the Cayman Islands Fire Service in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association for the annual Kids Christmas Party.

The event takes place on Saturday, 14 December from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Airport Park. Music, food and drink will be provided. Santa and his helpers will be on hand to give out presents to children.

All are welcome to join and spread the festive cheer.

WORC Holiday Hours 2019

WORC is announcing its holiday working hours, as well as dates for the remaining board meetings for this year.

WORC at Apollo House West on Mary Street will close to the public at 11:30 am Tuesday, 24 December and will reopen at 9:00 am on Friday, 27 December.

On Monday, 30 December normal hours will resume but will close again to the public at 11:30 am on Tuesday, 31 December and resume at 9:00 am on Thursday, 2 January 2020.

WORC Boards Meeting Dates:

The Work Permit Board (WPB) will have its last meeting for the year on Wednesday, 18th December 2019 and will resume meetings on Wednesday, 8th January 2020.

Cayman Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR) will have its last meeting for the year on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 and will resume on Thursday, January 16th, 2020.

Business Staffing Plan Board (BSPB) will have its last meeting for the year on Wednesday, 18th December 2019 and resume meetings on Wednesday, 8th January 2020.

DCI – Office Closures and Board Meeting Dates to 2020

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) wishes to advise the public of its upcoming office opening hours and board meeting dates in Grand Cayman:
Office Closures:
Friday, 13 December – Offices closed at noon for staff function
Monday, 16 December – Office closed at 3:00pm for a staff function
Thursday, 19 December – Offices closed for Referendum Day
Tuesday, 24 December – Offices closed at noon for Christmas Eve
Tuesday, 31 December – Offices closed at noon for New Year’s Eve
Offices will be closed for Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day
Board Meeting Dates:
Liquor Licensing Board, Monday, 9 December. Next quarterly meeting will be in March 2020.
Trade and Business Licensing Board, last meeting date Tuesday, 10 December. Board reopens 15 January 2020.
Please visit www.dci.gov.ky or email [email protected] for trade and business and other licensing information.

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
Bodden Town 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 at www.deh.gov.ky.

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

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

FRI DEC 13

Bulk Waste Clean Up for George Town

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

Bingo Bells

YMCA is hosting Bingo Bells on Friday,13 December from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Mary Miller Hall in Red Bay. 

DCI Closure

The Department of Commerce and Investment will close at 12pm on Friday (13 Dec)

Passport & Corporate Services Office Closure

The Passport & Corporate Services Office wishes to advise the public that they will close at 11:00am on Friday, December 13th to facilitate a staff event.

Festival of Christmas Praise

Join the First Baptist Sanctuary Choir for a joyous musical celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with their Festival of Christmas Praise on Friday (13 Dec) at the First Baptist Church, across from the Lions’ Centre on Crewe Rd.  (7 p.m.)

Authority’s Red Gate Pumping Station

Water Authority – Cayman wishes to advise its valued customers in the George Town area that it will be changing out equipment at the Authority’s Red Gate Pumping Station this week, 9 – 13 December. During this time, customers in the George Town area, up to Red Bay, may experience lower than normal water pressure.

Farmer’s Market At The Grounds Night Market

The Farmer’s Market At The Grounds is hosting a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY Night Market from 4pm – 8pm on Friday, December 13. Local vendors will offer fresh produce for sale, local artisans will have unique handmade items perfect for last minute gifts on sale, there will be locally made food items available for purchase, games for children and music.

SAT DEC 14

Visual Arts Society Christmas Craft Market

Visual Arts Society Christmas Craft Market is Saturday, 14 December, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Paseo in Camana Bay.

Cayman Food Bank

Santa Run hosted by the Cayman Food Bank is Saturday, 14 December, 6 a.m., registration; 6:30 a.m., run begins; the Paseo at Camana Bay

2nd Annual Night of Lights competition

The 2nd Annual Night of Lights competition is December 14th in Cayman Brac starting at 6pm. For more information, call 925.3924

Santa Run

The Santa Run is Saturday (14 Dec) at 630am in Camana Bay.

Dancing for a Cause

Dancing for a Cause in support of Missionaries of the Poor is Saturday (14 Dec) at 3pm and 7pm at the Harquail Theatre. See also below:

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 protected] for 

The North Side Community Christmas dinner

The North Side Community will be hosting its annual Christmas dinner on Saturday 14th December at 6pm as the Craddock Ebanks Civic Center. For more details please contact Alex Johnson 9168232.

Candlelight Service

There will be a Candlelight Service at the Robert Young Memorial Church on Crewe Road on Saturday (14 Dec) at 6pm

Traffic Advisory for East End Christmas Party

The East End Community Association is hosting a Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, 14 December at 3:30PM. As part of this event there will be a procession which begins at Cottage Public Beach on Sea View Road in East End, travels along Sea View Road, Austin Conolly Drive and the Queens Highway to Morritts Tortuga and then turns around and travels to the East End Community Beach. The event is expected to finish by 6:30PM. Motorists are advised to exercise caution if travelling in these areas of East End on Saturday afternoon.

Christmas on Cardinall Avenue

Kirk Freeport is hosting their annual Christmas on Cardinall Avenue event this Saturday, 14 December. To facilitate the event, Cardinall Avenue will be closed between Harbour Drive and Albert Panton Street from 4:00PM to 8:00PM

SUN DEC 15

Celebration Under the Stars

Christmas at the Castle, a Celebration Under the Stars, is Sunday (15 Dec) from 6 to 10pm at Pedro St. James. Admission is free and activities include a tree lightening, a visit from Santa and carol singing

The Christmas Dream Team Parade

The Church of God Chapel Children’s Choir presents The Christmas Dream Team Parade on Sunday (15 Dec) at 7pm at the Family Life Center.

Spot Bay Church of God Holiness Christmas Program

The Spot Bay Church of God Holiness Christmas Program is December 15th at 630pm.

Festival of Christmas Praise

Join the First Baptist Sanctuary Choir for a joyous musical celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with their Festival of Christmas Praise on Sunday, 15th December at the First Baptist Church, across from the Lions’ Centre on Crewe Rd.  (7 p.m.)

Annual Christmas Gala Singspiration and Fireworks

The Annual Christmas Gala Singspiration and Fireworks event at the park is December 15th at 7pm in Cayman Brac. Call 925.3924 for more information

St. George’s Anglican Church

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 6:00pm

William Pouchie Memorial United Church Youth Christmas Programme

The William Pouchie Memorial United Church Youth will perform their Church School Christmas Programme at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 15 December, 2019, at the church. 815 North Side Road, North Side, Grand Cayman

Sunday School Christmas programme

The Church of God Full Gospel Hall in George Town invites everyone to their Sunday School Christmas programme on December 15th at 715pm.

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