October 19, 2021

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Cayman Islands travel agent found Not Guilty of all charges

Former Cayman Islands travel agent, Ingrid Scott (44), was found “Not Guilty” by a jury of not intentionally deceiving her customers at Sea2Sky Travel. She had been accused of obtaining around $25,000 by deception.

During the case it was revealed Scott had lost her home and the travel agency’s problems was due to very poor business practices.

 

Now, even 1MDB’S Cayman units in danger after BSI closure – Tony Pua wants Najib to act

From Malaysia Chronicle

KUALA LUMPUR – Putrajaya should announce steps to recover US$940 million (RM3.8 billion) 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) deposited in a merchant bank being closed down in Singapore, DAP MP Tony Pua said today.

In a press conference at the Parliament lobby, Pua noted 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy told the Public Accounts Committee as recently as January that the sum held in “units” remained in BSI Bank in Singapore.

“We call upon 1MDB and the minister of finance, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, to explain steps which will be taken to withdraw the assets from BSI and which bank they will move these assets to,” he said.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore yesterday informed BSI Bank it was losing its merchant banking status due to repeated violations of money-laundering regulations and other misconduct.

For more: http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=615599:now-even-1mdbs-cayman-units-in-danger-after-bsi-closure-tony-pua-wants-najib-to-act&Itemid=2#ixzz49frU7vtT

 

Citi to pay $735M to settle CFTC charges over rate-rigging

By Stephen Alpher, From Seeking Alpha

At issues are abuses relating to Libor and Tibor (Tokyo rates), and the CFTC has ordered Citigroup (NYSE:C) to pay $735M to settle the charges.

For more: http://seekingalpha.com/news/3185510-citi-pay-735m-settle-cftc-charges-rate-rigging?source=email_rt_mc_title&uprof=53

 

Cayman Islands: DoE and Marine Conservation International: SharKY Fest on June 4th at Dive Tech

The Dept. of Environment and Marine Conservation International are holding a shark awareness event. The SharKY Fest is going to be on June 4th at Dive Tech, Lighthouse Point from 12 – 5 PM. This aims to promote shark conservation and shark awareness in Cayman.

With SharKY Fest, we celebrate the anniversary of the shark protection law and educate about the benefits of Cayman’s sharks to our marine environment and Cayman. This is going to be a fun afternoon for local communities including fishermen, families and all ocean lovers.

 

Cayman Islands: Dress Down Day Supports Student Meals

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Feed Our Future is hosting its annual Child Month dress down day on Friday 27 May, 2016 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

One of the biggest fundraisers for the Feed Our Future school lunch programme, the dress down day is to encourage school students, businesses and individuals to donate for those in need.

All persons asked to dress in bright colours to support the day or purchase a commemorative t-shirt for $15. To purchase a Feed Our Future t-shirt call 916-0923.

For more information contact the Department of Children and Family Services on 949-0290 and [email protected] .

 

Cayman Islands: Child Month Movie Night

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is inviting families in Cayman Brac to a movie night.

A part of the DCFS’s Child Month celebrations, the Movie Night offers a fun and exciting way to share quality time by watching a family friendly movie.

The movie night will be held at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre on Friday 27 May, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm. Popcorn will be provided.

For more information contact the Department of Children and Family Services on 949-0290 and 948-2331 or [email protected] .

CHILDMONTH_MOVIENIGHT

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

THU MAY 26

Inspired Lifestyles with Donna – Summer Programmes

See us at the upcoming HR Conference at the Ritz Carlton, May 26th.

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FREE SME Workshop: Identifying Occupational Fraud Risk and Fraud Prevention Controls

The Chamber of Commerce presents a FREE SME Workshop: Identifying Occupational Fraud Risk and Fraud Prevention Controls by Kevin Haywood-Crouch of KRyS Global on Thursday (26 May) from 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

 Cayman Islands’ Smoking Cessation Classes: ‘I Can Quit’

The Public Health Department reminds smokers who wish to quit the habit that there are still some spaces left for the upcoming smoking cessation classes the department is offering. Classes start on 1 June 2016 from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. every Wednesday for 7 weeks in the Public Health Waiting Room.

Registration deadline is 26 May, 2016.

For more information or to sign up, contact the Public Health Department on 244-2889/244-2621, or email [email protected] or [email protected]

THU & FRI MAY 26 & 27

DLP to visit Cayman Brac

The Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) office at 256 Creek Road, Cayman Brac, will open on Thursday, 26 May from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 27 May from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. to assist with inquiries and complaints about labour and pensions matters only. No appointments are necessary.

The DLP will also be holding a question-and-answer session at its office on Thursday, 26 May from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for employers and employees.

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FRI 27 MAY

Cleveland’s kidnapping survivor – Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre fundraiser

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Cayman Islands’ Dress Down Day Supports Student Meals

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Feed Our Future is hosting its annual Child Month dress down day on Friday 27 May, 2016 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

One of the biggest fundraisers for the Feed Our Future school lunch programme, the dress down day is to encourage school students, businesses and individuals to donate for those in need.

All persons asked to dress in bright colours to support the day or purchase a commemorative t-shirt for $15. To purchase a Feed Our Future t-shirt call 916-0923.

For more information contact the Department of Children and Family Services on 949-0290 and [email protected] .

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Brac Movie Night

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is inviting families in Cayman Brac to a movie night.

A part of the DCFS’s Child Month celebrations, the Movie Night offers a fun and exciting way to share quality time by watching a family friendly movie.

The movie night will be held at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre on Friday 27 May, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm. Popcorn will be provided.

For more information contact the Department of Children and Family Services on 949-0290 and 948-2331 or [email protected]

CHILDMONTH_MOVIENIGHT

FRI MAY 27 & SAT MAY 28

Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels Annual Coin Collection Drive

Please note that the Meals on wheels Coin Collection drive will be held this year a little later on May 27th and 28th. volunteers will be outside all supermarkets on the island as well as Kirks Home Centre and AL Thompsons hardware. for those companies that see heavy traffic i.e. banks, collection boxes will be available for that week.

For more information please don’t hesitate to call

Pat Bazell-Taylor

916-6249

SAT 28 MAY

Cayman Islands’ Young At Arts® Auditions

Aspiring actors, dancers and musicians are invited to audition for Young At Arts® (YAA) Summer Theatre Arts Intensive which is produced annually by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation and supported by Butterfield.

Auditions will take place on Saturday 28 May 2016, starting at 10 a.m. at the Harquail Theatre. Booking an audition time is essential as spaces are limited.

Performers ages 14 – 22 must prepare a memorised monologue, one to three minutes in length, as well as a dance, or song, or piece of music that will be played on an instrument. In addition, performers must be prepared to take direction on stage when asked by adjudicators.

Call backs will take place if required. Students will be advised within one week of auditioning if they have been selected.

CNCF will offer a total of three scholarships for exceptional performers who are in need of financial assistance.

The YAA Intensive will begin 5 July and end with a weekend of shows 5 – 7 August. For more on the programme or to book an audition, send an email to [email protected] or call 949-5477. Additional information can be found on artscayman.org/young-at-arts.

Charity Yoga Event

You’re invited to a charity yoga event on Saturday (28 May) at 11am at the ARC at Camana Bay. Proceeds raised with go to the National Trust, Feed our Future and Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts.

Butterfield 800m Sea Swim

The Butterfield 800m Sea Swim is Saturday (28 May) at 4pm at Governor’s Beach. Log on to caymanactive.com to register.

Child Month Cupcake Wars

Stage is Set for Child Month Cupcake Wars

The stage is set for the 2016 Child Month Cupcake Wars. Team Vargas, the winning Cayman Brac team, will take on five other baking teams at the finals on Saturday 28 May at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman.

Taking on team Vargas are Sweet Sensations, Cupcake Queens, Dip and Dab Cupcakes, Baking Bumblebees, and the substitute team Sugar Rush Bakers of the National Youth Culinary Programme. The teams were announced on the radio show Talk Today on Wednesday 18 May. Registration for the competition is now closed.

The competition, now in its 4th year, challenges bakers to create two cupcakes, one using fruit in the recipe, as well as a diabetic friendly cupcake.  The public is welcomed to watch the judging from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Space is limited in the judging room.

The competition is sponsored by the Youth Services Unit, Kiwanis Club, Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), Department of Children and Family Services, The Ministry of Tourism and the Layman Scott Senior High School.

For more information email [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.

Team members:

  *   Vargas – Captain Jzane Vargas, teammates Haylie Tibbetts, Jhadarie Smith

  *   Sweet Sensations – Captain Charles CJ Evans and teammate Tanya Henderson

  *   Cupcake Queens – Captain Jenel Rankin, teammates Kaelyn Oliver and Khyla Oliver

  *   Dip and Dab Cupcakes – Captain Riley Doyle teammates Ciara Bradley and Kayla Bradley

  *   Baking Bumblebees – Captain Alisha Kee, teammates Adelaide Walton and Carmella Ylagan

  *   Sugar Rush Bakers – Captain Chambria Dalhouse, teammates Shantoy Guthrie and Gabriella Watson

Business Men’s Breakfast Meeting

The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on Saturday May 28th at 8:00am, at The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. A tour of the current show will follow.

Come out to hear the how God is making a difference in the life of men like you, right here in Cayman.

 

SUN MAY 29

DEW Cycling Classics Circuit Race 2

The DEW Cycling Classics Circuit Race 2 is Sunday (29 May) at 7am from Cost U Less. Log on to caymanactive.com to register.

Child Month Family Fest

As part of Child Month, you’re invited to a Family Fest at the Agriculture Grounds from 10am until 4pm on Sunday (29 May)

MON MAY 30

Let’s Stay Together

The Bethesda Counseling Centre and Margaritaville invite you to Let’s Stay Together: The Marriage Course, starting Monday (30 May) for five Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00pm at Margaritaville. For details and registration call 949-7923 or email [email protected]. Childcare available.

Cayman Islands LA State Opening date announced

The LA State Opening, which will include the Throne Speech, Budget Address and Policy Statement, will take place on Monday, 30 May 2016 commencing at 9:40 a.m. Members of the public are to be seated by 9:30 a.m.

TUE MAY 31

Session on mother to child HIV transmission

Educational sessions to discuss the elimination of mother to child HIV transmission and congenital syphilis will be held on Tuesday (31 May) at 4pm in the Hibiscus Conference Room at Cayman Islands Hospital.

Legal Bootcamp Series: Landlord & Tenant Relationship

The Chamber of Commerce presents its Legal Bootcamp Series: Landlord & Tenant Relationship by Sarah Allison on Thursday (31 May) from 9:00 am — 11:00 am at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

Providing Optimum Customer Service

The Chamber presents the Providing Optimum Customer Service by Catherine Tyson on Tuesday (31 May) from 9:00 am — 4:30 pm at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

Seafarers Information Update

Seafarers, veterans and their spouses have until Saturday (31 May) to provide their current information to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Call 244-2224 for more information. Failure to respond may result in the discontinuation of health insurance benefits.

FRI JUNE 3

Cayman National Choir & Orchestra Presents The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration Concert

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THU JUNE 9

Book Launch By J. Lemuel Hurlston

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May Events at Camana Bay

Thursday 26 May

7pm

Ortanique

Vegan Essentials Cooking Class

Tuesday 31 May

6-8pm

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