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Cayman Islands: No Car Licensing in West Bay on Monday (13) or Tuesday (14)

West Bay DVDL Closes Next Tuesday

The Department of Vehicle & Drivers’ Licensing’s West Bay office will be closed on Tuesday, 14 June 2016,

following the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday.

The DVDL officials apologise for any inconvenience to its West Bay customers.

 

Cayman Rugby Team beats USA

The RHSW Cayman National XV’s rugby team last Saturday beat a previously unbeaten USA South Panthers team in Florida 28-21.

The RHSW Cayman team’s next game is against Bermuda in The Security Centre Big Game 7 on June 18 at 7 p.m.

 

Cayman Islands:: Learn How to Start and Manage Your Small Business

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the European Union initiative known as COSME, will host a series of workshops for budding entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MMSEs) on Tuesday, 21st, Wednesday, 22nd and Thursday, 23rd June at the Chamber of Commerce offices in Governors Square from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurs and micro and small business owners will receive information about starting and managing a new or existing business and how to write and implement a business plan. The agenda for the three day workshop will address various elements of business development including:
Business Planning, Organisation & Management.
•The different forms of business models.
•How to select the right form of business.
•Writing a business plan.
•Local funding options (including interest rates & conditions).
Financial Planning & Management.
•What is financial planning?
•Sales plan, cost plan, profit plan, ratios & valuation.
•Cash flow planning.
•Legal responsibilities & taxes.
Business Development and Market Orientation.
•Orientation on local and international markets for services & products.
•Marketing plan and ‘The 6 Ps.’
•Branding.
•E-commerce and social media.
The workshops will be coordinated and facilitated by Mr. Prakaash Rostam; a Key Expert SME & Private Sector Development Specialist and Mr. James Andrews, a Senior Managing Director of Integra Realty Resources. Thd deadline to register is Friday, 17th June, and you can register for the workshops on our website.
SOURCE: http://web.caymanchamber.ky/wcnews/NewsArticleDisplay.aspx?articleid=2622

 

Cayman Islands Chatterbox is collaborating with Cayman Theraplay to present our fun and therapeutic Superheroes Camp!

Unleash your superhero and have fun with movement, creativity, language and friendship skills!

To book, contact: [email protected]

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Grand Cayman: NRA Preliminary Road works Begin

Motorists and residents of the Prospect and Red Bay areas are advised that the National Roads Authority (NRA) will be conducting roadworks at the Red Bay roundabout this week.

This will include work on underground utilities in order to facilitate the re-design of the roundabout, which will result in an enhanced traffic flow.

There will also be modifications of the concrete “island” dividers around the Red Bay roundabout. NRA officials say this work will have minimal an impact on traffic, and will be completed by 30 June 2016.

Thereafter major work to re-grade the roundabout will take place during July and August, while schools are out.

 

Lawsuit: Ellen DeGeneres mocked woman’s name for breast joke

FILE - In this March 21, 2015, file photo, Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Georgia real estate agent sued Warner Bros., the producer of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," on June 2, 2016, claiming the comedian mispronounced her name in order to make a joke about breasts. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this March 21, 2015, file photo, Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Georgia real estate agent sued Warner Bros., the producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” on June 2, 2016, claiming the comedian mispronounced her name in order to make a joke about breasts. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

From Republican Herald

FILE – In this March 21, 2015, file photo, Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Georgia real estate agent sued Warner Bros., the producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” on June 2, 2016, claiming the comedian mispronounced her name in order to make a joke about breasts. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia real estate agent is suing the producer of the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” claiming the comedian mispronounced her name to make a joke about breasts.

Titi (TEE’-tee) Pierce alleges in the lawsuit filed against Warner Bros. last week that DeGeneres displayed one of Pierce’s real estate signs during the Feb. 22 show that was rerun April 15. It says DeGeneres led into the joke about Pierce’s name after showing a sign for the unrelated Nipple Convalescent Home.

The suit also says the sign included Pierce’s cellphone number and she was subjected to “ridiculing and harassing” phone calls.

The suit claims invasion of privacy, defamation and emotional distress. It seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Warner Bros. didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Associated Press

For more: http://hosted2.ap.org/PAPOE/66bc2f9a3d2c4fefb75ef3e307414255/Article_2016-06-08-US–Ellen%20Show-Lawsuit/id-38151396085c42e896bfe3d4391cd953

 

 

In Curaçao, planting new coral reefs

coral-950x530From Caribbean Journal

IMAGE: coral restoration curacao

As the coral reef population plummets around the world, the Dutch Caribbean is taking the lead in the fight to grow new reefs.

In Curaçao, the Coral Restoration Foundation continues to plant new coral “trees” in the island’s waters, and is now celebrating its first anniversary.

The effort began in May 2015 with 400 coral fragments hanging from 10 coral trees on the house reef of Ocean Encounters Diving.

The trees provide a nurturing environment for fragments of Elkhorn and Staghorn coral.

The first year saw the installation of 10 new trees, with the nursery growing to 1,250 corals.

With all of the growth, the corals were ready to be outplanted to restore the reefs of the island.

To celebrate the foundation’s first anniversary, the group has now planted 360 new corals.

“What an amazing year,” says Pol Bosch, project manager of the Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao. “It’s a great feeling to give back to our delicate marine environment and to realize that together we can make a difference. The health of our nurseries is extraordinary and I sincerely believe that we will be able to outplant more than 2,000 corals in our second year.”

For more: http://caribjournal.com/2016/06/08/in-curacao-planting-new-coral-reefs/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

Cayman Drama Society: Countdown to the funniest show on earth!

Have you got your tickets yet for the funniest play of the year? Join us for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) Click here for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-complete-works-of-william-shakespeare-abridged-ticket-sales-in-us-tickets-24974384055?aff=ehomecard

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Cayman Islands: Register for the CNCF Summer Arts Camp

Learn new skills while having fun this summer. Registration is open for the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Summer Arts Camp.

Set to take place 11 – 19 August, the camp is open to students ages 7 – 16. Children 6 years old are accepted if an older sibling is enrolled in the camp.

Students will engage in activities that focus on the visual, traditional and performing arts, with classes in drama, storytelling, dance, and more. Students will also get to take part in field trips that highlight Cayman’s cultural and maritime heritage.

Registration forms can be found online at www.artscayman.org/creative-kids and are due by Thursday 30 June. Membership cost is $150 per child for seven days. Snacks and lunch are included. Payment is due Friday 15 July.

For more information about the camp you can email [email protected] or call 949-5477.

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FRI JUNE 10

Convention 2016

The Church of God Seventh Day in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands presents Convention 2016 under the theme Jesus, the Hope For This Time and Season at Mary Miller Hall on Friday (10 Jun) at 6pm, Saturday (11 Jun) at 9am and 430pm and on Sunday (12 Jun) at 10am and 6pm.

Queen’s Birthday Parade Road Closures

There are several road closures for the Queen’s Birthday Parade at 6pm on Friday (10 Jun) through 11am on Saturday (11 Jun)
– Junction of North Church Street and Fort Street (at the traffic lights)
– Junction of Albert Panton Street and Fort Street (near Café Del Sol)
– Junction of Edward Street and Fort Street (near the George Town Town Hall and Clock Tower)

Endangered Species Law Registration

The Cayman Islands Government is encouraging persons who trade in animals and plants listed under the Endangered Species Law 2004 to register with the Ministry of Environment. There is no cost for registration. Visit the Department of Commerce and Investment website, www.dci.gov.ky, for more information.

Open Water Master’s Clinic

The Open Water Master’s Clinic hosted by the CI Amateur Swimming Association is Friday (10 Jun) at Governor’s Beach starting at 515pm. Register online at caymanactive.com.

SAT JUNE 11

Queen’s Birthday Parade

The public is invited to attend official celebrations of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday on Saturday (11 Jun.) A parade by the uniformed services begins at 9:30am, and will be followed by a brief ceremony at the Legislative Assembly, recognising recipients of Queen’s Honours. A garden party on the lawn of Government House will immediately follow the ceremony at 10:15 a.m. — 11:45 a.m. A dress code of semi-formal day dress will be enforced. Hats are optional.

Young Image Makers Competition Online Voting

The public is invited take part in Young Image Makers Competition by voting online for their favorite films. Voting runs through June 11th. To access the link, the public can go to www.artscayman.org/young-image-makers.

Open Water Master’s Clinic

The Open Water Master’s Clinic hosted by the CI Amateur Swimming Association is Friday (10 Jun) at Governor’s Beach starting at 515pm. Register online at caymanactive.com.

Convention 2016

The Church of God Seventh Day in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands presents Convention 2016 under the theme Jesus, the Hope For This Time and Season at Mary Miller Hall on Friday (10 Jun) at 6pm, Saturday (11 Jun) at 9am and 430pm and on Sunday (12 Jun) at 10am and 6pm.

SUN JUNE 12

Annual All-Day Meeting

You’re invited to the Annual All-Day Meeting at the Church of God Full Gospel Hall in North Side on Sunday (12 Jun) at the North Side Civic Center with morning worship at 11am, praise service at 3pm and evangelistic service at 715pm. There will be special evangelistic services Monday — Friday (13 — 17 Jun) at 730pm.

Family Fun & Sports Day

You’re invited to the SDA Sports Ministries Community Family Fun & Sports Day on Sunday (12 Jun) at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex from 3 — 10pm.

MON JUNE 13

Burnis Ebanks ‘Lil’B’ Barkers Bay Fishing Tournament

The Burnis Ebanks ‘Lil’B’ Barkers Bay Fishing Tournament is Monday (13 Jun). The event starts at 9 with prizes at 1pm. Call 916.1559 for more information.

4th Annual Queen’s Birthday Tea Party

The National Trust Cayman Brac District Committee invites you to the 4th Annual Queen’s Birthday Tea Party fundraiser and membership drive on Monday (13 Jun) at Heritage House from 4 — 630pm.

Flowers International 5 & 10K Sea Swims

Flowers International 5 & 10K Sea Swims are Monday (13 Jun). For more information, log on to caymanactive.com.

Try This Tri

Try This Tri is Monday (13 Jun) at 630am. Log on to caymanactive.com for details and registration information.

TUE JUNE 14

Community Meeting On Little Cayman With Inspector

PUBLIC MEETING

INSPECTOR WENDY PARCHMENT OF THE SISTER ISLANDS

IS CORDIALLY INVITING THE PUBLIC TO A COMMUNITY POLICE MEETING

IN LITTLE CAYMAN

ON TUESDAY the 14th of JUNE 2016

AT THE HURRICANE SHELTER LOCATED ON SPOT BAY ROAD

COMMENCING 6PM – 8PM

SHE WILL BE AT THE POLICE STATION ON WEDNESDAY 15th – THURSDAY 16th JUNE 2016

FROM 10AM – 1PM AND 3PM – 5PM FOR PERSONS WHO WISH TO MEET WITH HER SEPARATELY

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY, WALK-IN’s ARE WELCOME

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE STATION

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AT 948-0100

World Blood Donor Day

Tuesday (14 Jun) is World Blood Donor Day. Call the H-S-A to book your appointment to help save a life!

WED JUNE 15

NWDA In West Bay

The National Workforce Development Agency will be at the West Bay Library on Wednesday (15 Jun) from 10 – 1pm.

Floetry

Floetry is Wednesday (15 Jun) at Books and Books at 630pm.

THU JUNE 16

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister to Discuss International Terrorism and Caribbean Preparedness

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Employment: Pensions

The Chamber of Commerce presents a course on Employment: Pensions on Thursday (16 Jun) from 9 — 11am. Register online at caymanchamber.ky.

FRI JUNE 17

King and Queen of Literacy

Red Bay Primary Presents King and Queen of Literacy at Mary Miller Hall on Friday (17 Jun) at 6pm.

SAT JUNE 18

St. Ignatius International Food Festival

The St. Ignatius International Food Festival is Saturday (18 Jun) from 5 — 8pm. Tickets are $12. Email [email protected] for tickets or further information.

Father’s Day 5K Walk Run

The Father’s Day 5K Walk Run is Saturday (18 Jun) at Smith Cover at 6am for Walkers and 630am for runners. Register online at caymanactive.com.

Culture at the Cinema: As You Like It

Culture at the Cinema presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It on Saturday (18 Jun) at 7pm at Regal Cinemas.

SAT JUNE 25

Cayman Islands: Mud Run organisers call for volunteers

The Pirates Week Festival is seeking 100 volunteers to assist with its upcoming Pirates Trail Mud Run on Saturday 25th June, 2016.

The 5k run and obstacle course is a fundraiser for the Islands’ national festival, Pirates Week (10-20 November, 2016).

Event organisers are looking for both service groups and individuals to pitch in as follows:

The week before the race,

  • course set-up
  • organising participant packets

On race day,

  • registration
  • EMS station (must be First Aid/CPR trained)
  • water stations
  • obstacle management
  • lifeguard stations
  • photographers

 Along with giving back to the community, volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, food and beverages as well as a chance to win a free airline ticket on Cayman Airways (terms and conditions apply. A minimum of 3 volunteer hours is required).

Interested persons, aged 18 and older, will be provided with a short training session on Tuesday 21st June at 5:30pm at the Pirates Week Office.

For more information or to receive a volunteer application from, contact the Pirates Week Office via email at [email protected] or 949-5859/949-5078.

The Pirates Trail Mud Run is set for Saturday 25th June (see flyer attached) at the end of Sparky Drive, Industrial Park at 7:00am. There will be a children’s course (five and up) available.

Register online at www.caymanactive.com before Friday 17th June. Late registration begins on 18th – 22nd June at a higher cost, so register early. Registration details are as follows: Children 5 – 12: $15, Individuals: $40, Teams of four: $120 (Late registration: $50/Individuals | $160/Teams).

The first 200 adults to register get a collectible Pirates Trail Mud Run t-shirt.

NEW to Pirates Trail Mud Run!

2016 registrants will also have the opportunity to win an additional $1,000 in our TUG-O-WAR event.

Eight people can take home the cash prize for an additional fee of only $10 per person/$80 per team!

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