June 16, 2021

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CISA General Meeting

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 21 January at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

Please note, Nominations are being held for Council 2020-2021.

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

Barnes Bus route in George Town, leaves the Public library parking area at 6:45, 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.

North Side 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.

National Trust Traditional Cooking Class: Breadfruit salad

WHAT: Join us at the Mission House to learn how to make breadfruit salad, an alternative to potato salad, and the perfect side dish at any family meal or backyard barbecue.

WHO: General Public

WHEN: Saturday, 11 January
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE: The Mission House
63 Gun Square, Bodden Town

REGISTER: CI$35.00 for Adults

CI$20 for Children

Includes tour of the Mission House

For more information and to RSVP, email [email protected]

Elections Office Closes for Funeral Tue Jan 7

The Elections Office will close at noon on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 for the funeral of Rupert McCoy. Management apologises for any inconvenience.

NAU Office Closed Thursday Jan 9

The Needs Assessment Unit will close to the public on Thursday, 9 January 2019, from 1p.m. to facilitate a staff meeting. Management apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Garbage Pickups Rescheduled

The Department of Environmental Health advises that garbage pick-ups scheduled for last Thursday and Friday, 26-27 December 2019 will instead be collected today Tuesday, 31 December.  These areas include:

·         Hirst Rd.- from Countryside Plaza to inside Moonbeam Dr.,

·         Shamrock Rd. from the entrance of Condor Rd. to inside Midland Acres, 

·         Will T. Dr. to Northward entrance included Old Yard Ln.,

·         From Midland Acres. to John Mclean Dr.,

·         Frank Sound Rd. to Hut land Rd.,

·         From the entrance of Northward Rd. to Belford Estates via Condor Rd., 

·         Ocean Club, to Spotts Newlands, Frank Hall Homes. 

Pick-ups scheduled for Monday, 30 December will instead be collected tomorrow, 1 January 2020. These areas include:

·         Small roads in West Bay,

·         Andresen Dr. to Pappagallo,

·         Conch Point Rd, to Meadow Ave., 

·         The Shores, Batabano Rd., 

·         Central Town,

·         Canal Point Rd. to West Bay Fire Station,

·         Barnett Cl. to inside Andresen Dr., 

·         Northwest Point Rd. to Fountain Rd. include Rennie Ebanks Rd. Watercourse Rd., 

·         Boggy Sand Rd,

·         Powell Smith Dr.,

·         Town Hall Rd,

·         Rev. Blackman Dr.,

·         Watercourse Rd.,

·         Hell Rd.,

·         Mount Pleasant route. 

The delays are due to an increase in waste being put out over the holiday period and the Department apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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 – Board Meeting Dates to 2020

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) wishes to advise the public of its upcoming board meeting dates in Grand Cayman:

Board Meeting Dates:
Liquor Licensing Board, Next quarterly meeting will be in March 2020.
Trade and Business Licensing Board: Board reopens 15 January 2020.
Please visit www.dci.gov.ky or email [email protected] for trade and business and other licensing information.

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.

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

WED JAN 1

Annual Bodden Town Garden Party

Webster Memorial United Church invites all to the Annual Bodden Town Garden Party at the new location, Nurse Josie Centre – Harry McCoy Park on New Year’s day from 11am to 5pm.  

New Year’s Day Mass

New Year’s Day Mass will be held at 8am at St. Ignatius and at 945am at Christ the Redeemer

H.S.A. Pharmacy Hours

The H.S.A. Pharmacy will be open on New Years Day from 8am to 6pm.

Old Time New Year Family Fun Day

The Honorable Tara Rivers invites you to an Old Time New Year Family Fun Day on Wednesday (1 Jan) at Ed Bush Field from 12pm to 4pm.

New Year’s Day Celebration

There will be a New Year’s Day Celebration on Scotts Dock on Wednesday. For more information, contact the District Commissioner’s office on 948.2222

TUE JAN 7

Ultimate Frisbee 2020

You’re invited to join Ultimate Frisbee 2020 on Tuesday (7 Jan) as they kick off the 2020 season. The event starts at 6pm at Annex Field.

THU JAN 9

National Trust Extraordinary General Meeting

The National Trust Chairman has called an Extraordinary General Meeting (“the EGM”) as per section 7(2) of the National Trust Bye-Laws (2015), for the purpose of discussing the National Trust Council’s actions in bringing a Judicial Review of the Government’s proposals for the Cruise Berthing Port and to authorise any further action depending on the outcome of the Court proceedings.  The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 9th January 2020, at 6:00 PM at George Town Yacht Club, Barcadere Marina, 606 North Sound Rd., George Town.

SAT JAN 11

CUC 800m Sea Swim

The CUC 800m Sea Swim is January 11th at 4pm. Log on to caymanactive.com for location information and to register.

SSSC Junior Squash Program

The SSSC Junior Squash Program starts January 11th. You can register online at caymanactive.om.

SUN JAN 12

One Dog Jog 5K Charity Fun Walk/Run

The One Dog Jog 5K Charity Fun Walk/Run is Sunday (12 Jan) at 7am leaving Safehaven. You can register online at caymanactive.com.

Co-ed Corona Beach Volleyball League

The Co-ed Corona Beach Volleyball League starts January 12th. You can register online at caymanactive.com.

Hallelujah, Jesus is Born!

All are invited to a repeat presentation of the cantata, Hallelujah, Jesus is Born! On Sunday (12 Jan) at 630pm at John Gray Memorial Church.

MON JAN 13

West End Primary School PTA

West End Primary School PTA is having a meeting on January 13th at 7pm in the school hall.

THU JAN 16

Layman E. Scott Sr. High School PTA

Layman E. Scott Sr. High School PTA is having a meeting at 7pm in the school hall.

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