July 3, 2022

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More migrants arrive in Cayman Islands

A total of 15 migrants arrived by boat at Rum Point, Grand Cayman, late Wednesday evening (20 July 2016) and were taken into custody after their boat engine failed.

The group, originally 16, had stopped in Cayman Brac Tuesday, where 1 male disembarked. The group comprises nine males and six females.

This will bring the total number of migrants at the Immigration Detention Centre, Fairbanks, to 84 including the male who disembarked at Cayman Brac.

 

Earthquake shakes Dominica

From Caribbean News Now

ROSEAU, Dominica, Jul 19 2016 – A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook parts of Dominica on Tuesday afternoon.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Center said the quake took place at 2:57 pm.

The epicenter was located 97 kilometers north-east of Roseau at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The region has been experiencing several earthquakes recently.

Between July 9 and July 11, the Seismic Research Center reported three quakes, with one being felt in Dominica.

For more: http://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/earthquake-shakes-dominica/

 

Have you recently seen – or not seen the long-spined urchin (Diadema Antillarum) on Caribbean reefs?

sea-urchent-300x208From Curacao Chronicle

Have you recently seen – or not seen The long-spined urchin (Diadema antillarum) on Caribbean Reefs? Let us know, at www.seaegg.org!

The Long-spined urchin (Diadema antillarum) is one of the most important herbivores on Caribbean reefs. Unfortunately, this species went through a major die-off in the early 80’s which led to reef degradation in the entire Caribbean. To determine the current status (and hopefully identify those circumstances under which this species can “regrow“) of Diadema antillarum, researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (San Diego) and Carmabi Research Station (Curaçao) are gathering data from all over the Caribbean.

To make this project happen, we can use all the help we can find. Therefore, we are asking everyone that is in or around the water a lot anywhere in the Caribbean to share their observations with us! On our website www.seaegg.org you can easily let us know where you have been in the water, and whether or not you have seen this sea urchin species. Please spread to the word by sharing this message!

Source: Carmabi

IMAGE: sea urchent

For more: http://curacaochronicle.com/social/have-you-recently-seen-or-not-seen-the-long-spined-urchin-diadema-antillarum-on-caribbean-reefs/

 

ECCB Monetary Council Chairmanship moves to Antigua and Barbuda

Chairmanship of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will be transferred to the Honourable Gaston Browne, Council Member for Antigua and Barbuda during the official Handing Over Ceremony on 22 July at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne will succeed the Outgoing Chairman, the Honourable Victor Banks, Council Member for Anguilla.

The Monetary Council is the highest decision making authority of the ECCB and comprises the eight Ministers for Finance of the ECCB member governments. Chairmanship of the Council is rotated alphabetically each year among the eight ECCB member countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat,

Following the Handing Over Ceremony, the Council will convene its 85th Meeting where the ECCB Governor will present the report on Money and Credit Conditions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. The Council will also deliberate on matters relating to financial stability including: de-risking of ECCU Commercial Banks and development financing.

SOURCE: http://www.eccb-centralbank.org/News/press2.asp?pressID=513

 

Cayman Islands Liquor Licence Holders: Remember your 19 August deadline

Liquor licence holders – including those with music and dancing licenses – are reminded of the Friday, 19 August deadline to apply for licence renewals.

They also are reminded that before they can apply for a renewal, their premises must be inspected by relevant Government agencies. Depending on licensees’ particular operations, these inspections may include the Fire Service, Department of Environmental Health, Planning Department, and Port Authority.

To help speed up the process, the Planning Department has advised that licensees must have inspections done by private, licensed plumbers and/or electricians. These inspections are then submitted to the Planning Department for approval.

The Planning Department added that there are a few exceptions. For example, package licences (for retail outlets such as stores and warehouses) do not require electrical or plumbing inspections.

Only complete renewal applications, with either inspection certificates or proof of inspection requests, that are submitted by the 19 August deadline will be heard at the Liquor Licensing Board’s annual session on 30 September.

Applications can be downloaded from the Department of Commerce and Investment’s website, www.dci.gov.ky . For more information, contact the Liquor Licensing Board through Acting Secretary Gavin Dixon on 244-3167 or DCI’s Shelise Jeffery on 244-2202.

 

Cayman Islands DCI to Close Early on Friday (22)

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close from 3:00pm on Friday, 22 July, for a staff function.

DCI’s main office will reopen on Monday, 25 July at 8:30am, and the counter will reopen at 9:00am.

DCI staff apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause. For more information please call 945-0943 or email [email protected]

 

BRIEF-Montepio informs about closure of Cayman Islands branch

Caixa Economica Montepio Geral :

* Informs about closure of the Cayman Islands branch

* Says all necessary legal and operational procedures for the branch closure were concluded on July 11

Source text: bit.ly/2afzqyr

Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

SOURCE: http://in.reuters.com/article/idINFWN1A70T7

 

One crew member dies after cruise ship lifeboat accident

From Cruise Critic

(5:16 p.m. EDT) — A Norwegian Breakaway crew member, aged 41, has died following a lifeboat accident that took place today while the ship was in Bermuda.

During a routine drill, a lifeboat fell and injured four crew members. The crew members were immediately treated at the ship’s medical center before being transferred to a local hospital, where one subsequently died from his injuries.

“Norwegian is profoundly saddened by this loss, and we share our deepest sympathies with the crew member’s family and loved ones during this difficult time,” the line said in a statement.

“The company is providing full support and care to those involved and is working closely with the Government of Bermuda and relevant authorities to investigate the incident.”

In 2014, a Coral Princess crew member died when a lifeboat fell during maintenance work on the ship’s hull.

Norwegian Breakaway is expected to depart Bermuda as scheduled.

–By Gina Kramer, Associate Editor

For more: http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=7140

 

Cayman Islands Pirates Week calls for food vendors

The Pirates Week Festival Office is inviting participants for the annual Food Festival to submit their vendor applications for the below dates/times:

 

Friday 11th November

George Town

6:00pm to 2:00am

Saturday 12th November

George Town

1:00pm to midnight

Saturday 19th November

George Town

2:00pm to midnight

Vendor applications must be submitted beginning on Monday 1st August, 2016 to the Pirates Week Office on Shedden Road, George Town (upstairs next to KFC). Vendor space is limited therefore applications must be submitted as soon as possible after the opening date above. Deadline for submission is Monday 31st October.

 All vendors must comply with the rules and regulations set by the Pirates Week Festival Office and must present a valid Food Handling Certificate for all persons handing food by the 31st October. Food handling certificates can be obtained from the Department of Environmental Health by contacting Mr. Gideon Simms on 949-6696 or email [email protected] .

 For application forms and more details please contact the Pirates Week Festival Office at 949-5078 or [email protected].

 

Deadline for CNCF Summer Arts Camp Extended

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation has extended the deadline to register students for its Summer Arts Camp. Parents now have until this Friday (22nd July) to sign up their child.

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.

CNCF is also seeking a camp leader and three performing arts teachers for the camp. Persons holder management and teaching qualifications in the field of drama, voice (singing) and dance can apply via email, attached a cover letter and three references, to [email protected].

Registration forms campers can be found online at www.artscayman.org/creative-kids Membership cost is $150 per child for seven days. Snacks and lunch are included. For more information about the camp you can email [email protected] or call 949-5477.

CAYMAN ISLANDS IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT CLOSURE ON 5 August 2016

The Department of Immigration Headquarters, including Passport & Corporate Services, Visa Office and Front Counter, will be closed to the public for all but essential services on Friday 5, August 2016. Only work permit and permanent residence applications (including applications for permission to continue to work (PCW)) that must be submitted prior to 6 August in order to allow continued employment will be accepted.

Time sensitive applications for visitor extensions will also be accepted.

The Department will resume normal operations on Monday 8th, August and will also remain open to the public until 7.00pm on Wednesday 3rd, August.

The Department apologizes for any inconvenience the closure on 5 August may cause.

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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

FRI JULY 22

Deadline for CNCF Summer Arts Camp Extended

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation has extended the deadline to register students for its Summer Arts Camp. Parents now have until this Friday (22nd July) to sign up their child.

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.

CNCF is also seeking a camp leader and three performing arts teachers for the camp. Persons holder management and teaching qualifications in the field of drama, voice (singing) and dance can apply via email, attached a cover letter and three references, to [email protected]

Registration forms campers can be found online at www.artscayman.org/creative-kids Membership cost is $150 per child for seven days. Snacks and lunch are included. For more information about the camp you can email [email protected] or call 949-5477.

Cayman Islands DCI to Close Early on Friday (22)

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close from 3:00pm on Friday, 22 July, for a staff function.

DCI’s main office will reopen on Monday, 25 July at 8:30am, and the counter will reopen at 9:00am.

DCI staff apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause. For more information please call 945-0943 or email [email protected]

Second-hand Dealers Law Compliance

The Department of Commerce and Investment is reminding second-hand dealers in jewellery and precious metals, personal and household electronic devices, and other items including boat engines and power tools, to implement procedures in compliance with the Second-hand Dealers Law.

MON JULY 25

Grand Court Jurors Notice

Grand Court jurors in the current session must now report on Monday (25 Jul) at 945am.

THU JULY 28

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.

SAT JULY 30

Exercise Your Faith … WALK WITH THE LORD

St. George’s Anglican Church Mission, Outreach and Evangelism Team proudly presents

Exercise Your Faith … WALK WITH THE LORD” Saturday, July 30, 2016 Safehaven | 5:30am

Our Walk is scheduled for 6:00am on what we anticipate will be a bright Saturday morning among a group of dedicated individuals. You may or may not know that all proceeds will help fund the installation of an elevator in the Church Hall and we sincerely appreciate your contribution of KYD25.00.

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SUN JULY 31

Red Bay Road Work

Roadworks continue in the Prospect and Red Bay areas to reconfigure the Red Bay roundabout and enhance the east-west arterial. 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. Work in this area is to be completed before the end of August.

MON AUG 1

Pirates Week Food Festival Vendor Applications

The Pirates Week Festival Office is inviting participants for the annual Food Festival to submit their vendor applications by Monday (1 Aug) to the Pirates Week Office on Shedden Road, George Town.

Vacation Bible School

Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church is hosting its V-B-S under the theme Cave Quest — Following Jesus ‘The Light of the World’ for children between the ages of 4 and 17 from 9am to 1230pm Monday – Friday (1 – 5 Aug)

Good News Baptist Church – Vacation Bible School

Good News Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be August 1st to the 5th from 6:00 pm -8:30 PM each night.

 

WED AUG 3

1st of 3 Jaguar Land Rover Stroke and Stride events

The 1st of 3 Jaguar Land Rover Stroke and Stride events is Wednesday (3 Aug) at Sunset House. Log on to caymanactive.com for more details.

Immigration Closure

The Department of Immigration Headquarters, including Passport & Corporate Services, Visa Office and Front Counter, will be closed to the public for all but essential services on Friday (5 Aug.)

 

WED AUG 10

2nd of 3 Jaguar Land Rover Stroke and Stride

The 2nd of 3 Jaguar Land Rover Stroke and Stride events is Wednesday (10 Aug) at Sunset House. Log on to caymanactive.com for more details.

 

SUN AUG 14

Pete Ribbins Memorial 10K or 40K Bike Ride

The Pete Ribbins Memorial 10K or 40K Bike Ride is Sunday (14 Aug) at 630am. Log on to caymanactive.com for more details.

 

WED AUG 17

Final Jaguar Land Rover Stroke and Stride

The final Jaguar Land Rover Stroke and Stride is Wednesday (17 Aug) at Sunset House. Log on to caymanactive.com for more details.

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)

8am-12pm

Camana Bay Sports Complex

Starfish Village Summer Camp

5 July through 25 August

8am-3pm

Starfish Village

Shutterbugs Photography Camp

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

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

9am-12pm,

Picture This Studios

Bon Vivant

8th Annual Basketball Camp

18 through 22 July

8:30am-4pm

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

7pm

Floetry

Wednesday 20 July

6:30-7:30pm

Books & Books

Summer Splash

Saturday 23 July

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