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CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 4th March !

Come join in the fun and test the gray matter and help raise funds for a worthy cause. 

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. 

Social Work Month to Focus on Awareness Raising

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will be highlighting the far-reaching impact of social workers this March. Social Work Month 2020’s theme is “Social Workers Generations Strong,” and will be reinforced by the following DCFS events:

■ Sunday, 1 – Social Work Month Thanksgiving Church Service, New Testament Church of God, East End, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

■ Monday, 9 to Tuesday, 31 – Social Work Month Exhibition: “Social Workers Generations Strong,” Government Administration Building Gallery, 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

■ Tuesday, 17 – World Social Work Day Dress for a Cause Photo Opp, Government Administration Building front steps, 9.15 a.m. sharp

■ Tuesday, 17 – Social Work Month Discussion Panel: “The Evolution of Social Work Practice in the Cayman Islands,” Constitution Hall, 4.30 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Cayman Carnival Dates

Cayman Carnival Jr. Parade – Saturday 2 May – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Le Masque – Thursday 7 MayJ’ouvert  – Saturday 9 May 12 am – 4am
Batabano Food Festival – Saturday 9 May – 12 noon – 12 midnightCayman Carnival Adult Parade – Saturday 9  May  – 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Treasury Closed Friday

The Treasury Department will be closed to the Public on Friday, 21 February 2020 for a staff retreat.

Normal business hours will resume on Monday, 24 February 2020.

The Treasury Department apologises for any inconvenience this closure may cause.

FRC Celebrates Honouring Women Month 2020 Throughout March

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is celebrating Honouring Women Month (HWM) in March with the following events:

■ Sunday, 1 – HWM Church Service, Agape Family Worship Centre, 10 a.m.

■ Friday, 6 – HWM Dress for a Cause Photo Opportunity, Government Administration Building front steps, 9.15 a.m.

■ Sunday, 8 – HWM International Women’s Day Brunch, Kimpton Seafire Resort, 11a.m. – 2 p.m. – Tickets $125 pp/table for 10 available, email [email protected]

■ Sunday, 15 – Colour Me Purple 5K Run/Walk, SafeHaven, 6.30 a.m. Register

■ Wednesday, 25 – Empowering Women Through Employability, Family Resource Centre, Apollo House West, 87 Mary Street, 5.30 p.m.

■ Tuesday, 31 – HWM Closing Reception, Government House, 6.30 p.m. (invitation only).

For further information, call the FRC at 949-0006, visit or Family Resource Centre on Facebook.

FGMF Breakfast Meeting

The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on Saturday February 29, 2020 at 7:30am, at a new location Treats Restaurant, located in the West Shore Center, West Bay Road. There will be open sharing.

Did you RSVP for Cayman’s 1794 Wreck of the Ten Sail Speaker Series Lecture?


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National Trust National Geographic Wildlife presenter, James Hendry

Cayman Drama Society: Tickets for “The Illusion” are now on sale!

The opening production of the 50th year of the Cayman Drama Society extends its reach into France in the 1600’s. THE ILLUSION is a play about a father whose son ran away years ago because of the father’s attitude. Now aged, he wishes for reconciliation. Unable to find his son, he hires a magician who, he is told, can reconnect him with his son. Three illusions are presented by the magician, each with a twist, leaving the father confused. The play ends with a final twist and an unanswered question – who is the puppet, and who is the puppeteer?

Tony Kushner (Angels in America) wrote THE ILLUSION based on “L’Illusion Comique” by Pierre Corneille, a 17th century French playwright. With a light, witty, and comedic touch we are taken through the illusions in this freely adapted version of “L’Illusion Comique” by Kushner. Lovers of the art of theatre will find a home as shades of comedy, drama, poetry, Shakespearean prose and mystery entangle themselves within the plot.

Family Resources Announces Free 2020 Programmes

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) proudly presents the following free, interactive programmes, starting in February and March, to help parents and strengthen family ties.
■ Family Skills (6 February – 9 April, 6 p.m.) – Learn effective behaviour-management strategies to support your children and equip your family with skills to improve all relationships. For families with children ages 6-11.
■ Co-Parenting (3 February – 6 April, 5.30 p.m.)– The weekly sessions for families raising children between two separate households will help adults navigate with the successful transition from a one- to a two-home family. 
■ Young Parents Services (4 February – 30 May, 9 a.m.) – This weekly parenting programme for young parents (16-25 yrs old) is designed to assist attendees with parenting skills to build and improve parent parent-child bonding
■ Positive Discipline (4 February – 24 March, 12 p.m.) The weekly Lunch & Learn workshops will focus on teaching you positive parenting strategies to help and handle challenging behaviour. For parents with children ages 5-12 years old.
■ Digitally Distracted (5 May – 26 May, 12 p.m.) – This weekly Lunch & Learn will give you the practical tools to support you parenting your digitally distracted child(ren). For parents with children of all ages.
For further details, call FRC on 949-0006, or email [email protected]. FRC is now located at Apollo House West, 87 Mary Street, 2nd Floor, George Town.

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.



Grand Court Jurors Notice

Grand Court Jurors in the current session must now report on Monday (17 Feb) at 945am.


Business Writing Skills Part 2

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting training on Business Writing Skills Part 2 on February 18th. To register, head to

Cayman’s 1794 Wreck of the Ten Sails

Cayman Islands National Museum’s next speaker series focuses on Cayman’s 1794 Wreck of the Ten Sails at 6pm in the Audiovisual Theater. To rsvp, email [email protected]. Cost is $10 with free refreshments


Essentials of Supervision

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting training on Essentials of Supervision: Developing your Team on February 20th. To register, head to

Small Biz Bootcamp – Budgeting and Forecasting

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free workshop: Small Biz Bootcamp – Budgeting and Forecasting on February 20th. To register, head to

Music at the Library

Cayman Arts Festival presents Music at the Library on Thursday (20 Feb) at the George Town Library at 6pm. For more information, call 922-5550.

Little Cayman Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Licensing Visit is February 20th from 9 to 230pm at the Little Cayman District Office.


Layman E. Scott Sr High School Sports Day

The Layman E. Scott Sr High School Sports Day is February 21st at the Cayman Brac Sports Complex


Lana Janjanin Trio

Cayman Arts Festival presents Lana Janjanin Trio on Sunday (23 Feb) at the Camana Bay Cinema at 7pm. For more information, call 922-5550.

Off the Beaten Track

Off the Beaten Track is Sunday (23 Feb) at 6am. Register online at

Breakfast with the Blues

Breakfast with the Blues is Sunday (23 Feb) from 930 to 1130am. For more information, contact http://[email protected].


Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes

The Service of Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes will be conducted by a guest celebrant and preacher on Ash Wednesday, February 26th at 9:30am at St Alban’s Church of England on Shedden Road.


Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is February 27th from 7 to 9pm at Heritage house.

Astronomy at Pedro

Astronomy at Pedro, hosting by the Astronomical Society, is February 27th at 7pm. No equipment is necessary.


Data Protection Law Awareness Session

The Ombudsman Office is hosting an awareness session on the Data Protection Law on February 28th at the George Town Public Library from 2 to 4pm.


Traditional Cooking Class: Cayman Style Beef

The National Trust presents a Traditional Cooking Class at Mission House on Saturday (29 Feb) at 10am featuring the recipe, Cayman Style Beef.

8th Annual Red Sky at Night

The 8th Annual Red Sky at Night is Saturday (29 Feb) hosted by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation at the Harquail Theater starting at 4pm.

Roaring 20s

The Cayman Brac District Committee presents a night of fun and fundraising with Roaring 20s on Saturday (29 Feb) at Brac Trust House West End Cayman Brac at 6pm. For tickets, call 916.3960

Noises Off Auditions

Auditions for the comedic play about a play, Noises Off, are Saturday (29 Feb) at 10am at the Prospect Playhouse. Production dates are May through June. For information or the audition packet, head to


Pedal 2 the Point

Pedal 2 the Point Cycling event is Sunday (1 Mar) at 6am starting in West Bay and carrying riders to Rum Point. Register online at


Heaven’s Gate, Hell’s Flames

Reality Outreach Ministries presents Heaven’s Gate, Hell’s Flames…a cinematic live drama at the First Assembly of God with shows at 7pm Sunday through Tuesday (1 – 3 Mar). Admission is free.


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