June 3, 2023

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Cayman’s DMS Bank sued by victims of CWM Group’s £50M investment fraud

From OffshoreAlert

Cayman Islands-based DMS Bank and a BVI-domiciled client are being sued by 318 victims of a £50 million investment fraud that was committed by Anthony Constantinou’s CWM Group.

For more: http://www.offshorealert.com/cwm-fx-fraud-victims-lawsuit-against-dms-bank-cayman.aspx


Cayman Islands Seamen & Veterans Continuation Confirmation Certificate

The Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth & Sports has issued the 2016 Seaman and Veteran Continuation Confirmation Certificates.

Seamen and Veterans currently receiving Government stipends are asked to check their post boxes to collect the form and submit it to the Ministry by the deadline of Friday 30 September 2016.

The certificate, which was first implemented in 2013, must be submitted by retired Seamen seeking to receive an ex gratia grant from Government. Its purpose is to ensure that the Ministry’s records concerning grant recipients are as current as possible.

Recipients are encouraged to contact the Ministry whenever a change in their personal details occurs. Furthermore medical certificates are required for persons who are disabled or housebound, or those who travel overseas for an extended period of time for medical purposes.

All continuation confirmation certificates must be submitted to ensure continuation of benefits.

Recipients who fail to meet the deadline will then have until 1 March 2017 to return the forms, or be terminated from receiving benefits.

Terminated Seamen and Veterans may be required to reapply, and such applications will be assessed based on revised criteria, and depending on availability of funding.

For more information persons may contact the Ministry by calling 244-2424.



Guyana Junior Squash squad leaves for Cayman Islands today

From Kaieteur News

The Guyana Junior squash Team will depart Guyana today to participate in the Junior Caribbean Squash Championships scheduled for Cayman Islands from July 16 – 23, 2016.

The team will be led by Under 19 stars Benjamin Mekdeci and Taylor Fernandes and will be ably supported by some of the Country’s top junior squash players. The team will seek to capture the overall team title for the twelfth consecutive year.

The team Coach is Carl Ince and will be assisted by Akeila Wiltshire. The team is being managed by Garfield Wiltshire with David Fernandes as his deputy.

The teams read: (Boys) Ben Mekdeci, Alex Melville, Alex Cheeks, Rithew Saywack, Daniel Islam, Anthony Islam, Shomari Wiltshire, Samuel Ince-Carvalhal, Demetrius De Abreu, Michael Alphonso, James Mekdeci, Karim Khan and Mohryan Baksh.
(Girls) Taylor Fernandes, Larissa Wiltshire, Rebecca Low, Makeda Harding, Maya Collins, Abosaide Cadogan, Madison Fernandes, Kirsten Gomes, Paige Fernandes.

For more: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2016/07/13/guyana-junior-squash-squad-leaves-for-cayman-islands-today/


All of Germany’s new cars could be emissions free by 2030, report says

By Nick Jaynes From Mashable

How Germany defines automotive performance could be in for a big change.

German Deputy Economy Minister Rainer Baake said that the country’s entire new-car fleet will need to be zero emissions by 2030, in order to meet its own goals of cutting carbon dioxide output by 80 to 95% by 2050, Bloomberg reports.

He suggested a 2030 goal, rather than 2050, because new cars in Germany are kept in service for 20 years on average. Looking forward, if the country wants every single car to be emissions free by the 2050 date, it’ll have to start two decades ahead of time, in order to hedge its bet.

The German government isn’t leaving the country’s drivers’ switch to green vehicles to chance; it’s subsidizing the purchase of electrified vehicles. This program was further accelerated following the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal.

It’s hard to imagine an iconic German performance car like the Porsche 911, for example, going EV only (at least for the German home market) in as little as 14 years. Though, at the rate at which the industry is shifting and EV performance is accelerating, it could very well happen — especially if the designers have no choice.

For more: http://mashable.com/2016/06/17/germany-all-emissions-free-cars-by-2030/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher#41L36u8qFsqE


Horrible incident happened in cricket yesterday in Caribbean T20 for Ab De Villiers six

From backbenz

Ambulance vehicle called onto Barbados outfield in the wake of sickening outfield impact between defenders.

West Indies batsman Kieran Powell was driven from the field in an emergency vehicle after a sickening head-conflict in the Carribean Premier League in Barbados today. Powell impacted vigorously with individual St Kitts and Nevis Patriots player JJ Smuts as both men hurried at the ball trying to get a flung drive from Barbados Tridents batsman AB de Villiers.

De Villiers had been in exemplary structure, hustling to a half-century and was on 67 in the nineteenth over when he crushed Alzarri Joseph’s ball towards the long-on limit. Powell dashed around from his position going back and forth at a straight long-on and Smuts originated from the other way and both players impacted intensely, with Powell enduring the worst part of the effect, and landing vigorously with his head seeming to blast the ground.

Both players lay inclined on the outfield turf as players and bolster staff from both groups hurried to their include. Stretchers were immediately called and a rescue vehicle drove onto the Kensington Oval to proceed with treatment. Smutts was first to his feet and the South African was esteemed to have recouped adequately to go ahead to open the batting for St Kitt’s run pursue in Powell’s nonattendance.

For more and video: http://backbenz.com/viral/incident-happened-in-cricket-yesterday-in-caribbean-t20/


Irish flight attendant’s midair jig raises the bar for inflight entertainment

By Blathnaid Healy From Mashable

As inflight entertainment goes seeing a live show midair is pretty unusual. Not so though for passengers on a recent Aer Lingus flight.

See also: Epic in-flight safety video takes you on flights from around the world

A flight attendant for the Irish carrier posted a video of herself dancing with what looks like a passenger, while someone else played a fiddle (and another person played a tin whistle or flute).

Posting the video to Facebook, Orla O’Brien commented: “Inflight entertainment at its best!”

The video, which was likely filmed on one of the airline’s transatlantic flights, was posted Wednesday and has since been viewed more than 20,000 times.

Rcently, Irish band Kodaline broke out a guitar and shakers for a mid-flight impromptu performance on a flight from Ireland to New York.

Aer Lingus passengers are going to have totally different expectations about their inflight entertainment options from now on.

For more and video go to: http://mashable.com/2015/10/14/aerlingus-video-live-music/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher#41L36u8qFsqE


Rescued baby beaver takes a dip in the pool

https---blueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com-uploads-card-image-140041-Screen_Shot_2016-07-09_at_3.13.21_PMBy Chloe Bryan From Mashable

A baby beaver rescued from a Calgary golf course is now lovin’ summertime in its very own pool.

The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation is tending to the beaver after it sustained a tail injury in late June — possibly from a predator who picked it up, then dropped it.

Caretakers estimate the beaver will have to remain under human care for several years. Fortunately, the little fellow is making the most of its downtime.

IMAGE: facebook/alberta institute for wildlife conservation

For more and video: http://mashable.com/2016/07/09/baby-beaver-pool/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher#TIPmkA.MCOqk



Inmates escape from their cells, rescue guard suffering a heart attack

By Heather Dockray From Mashable

Inmates who escape their cells usually do it to fly the coop, but some have more altruistic motives.

At Parker County Jail in Weatherford, Texas a group of prisoners recently broke out of their cells to rescue a guard who’d slumped over and lost consciousness. The guard, the inmates later learned, had had a heart attack. The eight inmates who successfully left their cells banged on walls, hoping to catch other guards’ attention and get help.

The deputies initially thought the inmates were inciting a riot. After hearing the commotion they came downstairs, locked the prisoners back in their cells and called paramedics.

“They thought it was a fight,” inmate Floyd Smith told local news station WCAA-TV. “They thought we were taking over.”

For more: http://mashable.com/2016/07/09/inmates-escape-guard-heart-attack/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher#aqdYjHb1C5qF


Cayman Islands Humane Society: Raine

Raine is looking for a foster home, or even better, a forever home. He was surrendered a week ago when his owner moved home and couldn’t take him with them. Raine is in poor shape and needs a patient and caring owner. We know that he would make an awesome pet for the right person or family. This gentle guy deserves a second chance. Can you help him?


For more: http://www.caymanislandshumanesociety.com/pet/raine/

Red Bay Summer Roadworks Cayman Islands

Roadworks continue in the Prospect and Red Bay areas; to reconfigure the Red Bay roundabout and enhance the east-west arterial.

Most work is being done during off-peak times to avoid disruptions to traffic.

While work is being done, one of the lanes will be open for traffic as usual, but drivers may also use an alternate lane, as directed.

Please drive carefully, and pay attention to signs indicating lane closures or diversions.

Work in this area is to be completed before the end of August.

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Release of 2016 Half-Yearly Crime Statistics

The Half-Yearly Crime Statistics for 2016, indicating the incidence of crime in the Cayman Islands from January-June 2016, will be released


Submissions sought for Grant for the Arts

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is set to recognise and promote arts and culture in the Cayman Islands through the Grants for the Arts.

As part of the CNCF’s mission to facilitate and preserve all forms of artistic expression in the Cayman Islands a grant programme was created. The grant can be used to bring projects to fruition or support ongoing programmes. In the past the grant has be awarded for training, productions, publications, festivals and special projects.

CNCF is accepting application for the grant. Application forms and guidelines can be found online at www.artscayman.org/grants-for-the-arts. Applications are due Friday 15 July.

 Summer Arts Camp Registration

 Registration for the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Summer Arts Camp closes on Friday (15 Jul). Set to take place August 11th — 19th, the camp is open to students ages 7 — 16. Registration forms campers can be found online at www.artscayman.org/creative-kids 


Lookya with Mango Season at the Museum

Screen-Shot-2016-07-10-at-2.25.59-PM“DATS A MANGO STAIN?!”

In Cayman, mango season is highly anticipated, and the sweet, unique flavor of the mango is enjoyed by all. Locals reminisce on diving up mangoes in the sea and going in the land to find the perfect tree to climb, whether it be for a long, round, or a Julie mango. The maiden plum and cockspur weren’t any match for anyone with mangoes on their mind.

Join us on Saturday, 16th July 2016, from 3−8pm at our first annual Mango Season at the Museum on the Waterfront. Admission is free to the public. Enjoy food and mango products, a mango peeling/eating competition, music by local artists, and arts & crafts and fun for the kids and entire family in a family-friendly environment.

Use the hashtag #DatsAMangoStain on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to create conversation and to share your experiences.




Esterley Tibbetts Highway Closure

The southbound lane of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway between Fidelity and Camana Bay roundabouts will be closed on Sunday 17th from 9am – 5pm for streetlight maintenance.


Vacation Bible School

The Churches of God Holiness Spot Bay and Watering Place are hosting Vacation Bible School Monday — Friday (18 — 22 Jul) from 6-8pm daily at the Watering Place location. Call 948-0214 for more information


Cayman Islands Seafarers Association

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect. THU JULY 21


CNCF Cultural Jam





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Timothy Hydes – Caymanian Sailor / Grandpa’s Grandson

Nettie Christian – Mama Liza’s Daughter / Dressmaker

Grandfather Daniel – Timothy’s Grandfather/Caymanian

Mama Liza – Nettie’s Mother

Sammie Hislop – Caymanian / Phillip’s Friend

Phillip Ebanks – Sailer / Fisherman / Caymanian

Leighton Ebanks – Phillip’s Dad

Isabel Blake – James’ Fiancée

Leila – Nettie’s Neighbor

John John – Leila’s Boyfriend

Maggie – Caymanian Child

Montgomery – Caymanian Child

Agnes Ebanks – Phillip’s Mother / Caymanian

James – Isabel’s Fiancé

Charlotte – James’ Mother

Basic Writing and Grammar Skills Part 1

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar on Basic Writing and Grammar Skills Part 1 at their offices in Governor’s Square on Thursday (21 Jul) at 9am. Sign up at caymanchamber.ky.


Basic Writing and Grammar Skills Part 2

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar on Basic Writing and Grammar Skills Part 2 at their offices in Governor’s Square on Thursday (28 Jul) at 9am. Sign up at caymanchamber.ky.

World Hepatitis Day

Thursday (28 Jul) is World Hepatitis Day under the theme ‘It’s Up To You.’ Log on to caymanactive.com for information about local events.

July Events at Camana Bay

Next month’s public holiday on Monday, 4 July will have a fireworks extravaganza not to be missed. Kids won’t be bored this summer with a variety of camps for all ages, outdoor movies shown under the stars every Tuesday and a summer splash party with prizes to be won. Grownups will enjoy summer savings as the shops mark down prices for one day only and ladies will have the chance to enjoy a ‘healthified’ three-course menu. Moviegoers are also in for a real treat as Regal Cinemas shows the ballet classic, One Man, Two Guvnors.

For more details on our summer festivities, camps and offers; visit camanabay.com/summer.

Here is a quick look at our summer camps:

6th Annual Multi-Sport Camp

5 through 8 July (Week 1), 11 through 15 July (Week 2) and

25 through 29 July (Week 3)


Camana Bay Sports Complex

Starfish Village Summer Camp

5 July through 25 August


Starfish Village

Shutterbugs Photography Camp

Mondays, 11 July through 15 August (Ages 8-11) and

Fridays, 15 July through 19 August (Ages 11-16)


Picture This Studios

Budding Chef Summer Camp

11 through 15 July


Bon Vivant

8th Annual Basketball Camp

18 through 22 July


The Arts & Recreation Centre

Here is a quick look at our special events:

End-of-School Kids Disco Party

Moonlight & Movies

Tuesdays, July through August


Gardenia Court

Patriotic Festival

Friday 15 July


Books & Books

Culture at the Cinema: One Man, Two Guvnors

Saturday 16 July


Regal Cinemas


Wednesday 20 July


Books & Books

Summer Splash

Saturday 23 July


The Crescent


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