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Another First for YCLA The Kimpton Seafire November 5, 2016

34A253E4-04FD-44F5-8FF3-098C703FFA3E-558-0000003E3E0F7C8AFor more than fifteen years, the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA) has worked to keep the island’s youth on track by providing them with excellent role models with whom they can identify. This has been accomplished by involving the community who have partnered with us by way of identifying and helping to celebrate the lives of those young persons who instinctively “walk the walk and talk the talk”. By showcasing these wonderful young people, our point is made and the finalist will continue the dialogue via public appearances throughout the year.

This year’s 2015 Recipient Mrs. Kellie Sandy (McGee) who in her acceptance speech spoke to the importance of mentoring has spent the last eleven months spreading her message and actively fulfilling her mission as a role model and mentor for the youth of Cayman.

YCLA Finalists through the years have always been on the leading edge and welcomed new challenges for amazing accomplishments. This year will be another first as the premier awards ceremony will be held at the Kimpton Seafire Resort, the first event for Cayman’s newest state-of-the-art lifestyle resort on Seven Mile Beach.

As history is written, the YCLA has had its share of first time locations. YCLA, in 2000 was presented at the largest available indoor venue in Cayman, the event tent at the previous Hyatt Regency hotel. The 2001 YCLA was also held at the Hyatt tent, which many residents will remember being located just off the Britannia golf course.

In 2002, YCLA moved to a larger venue when the Governor’s ballroom was built at the Westin Casuarina Resort. The event continued to grow in popularity and attract an enthusiastic sell-out audience for three years at the Westin location.

In 2005, following Hurricane Ivan, the YCLA honorary board made the decision to postpone the event for the year in respect for the needs of hurricane relief. Many young leaders emerged during that year and were celebrated, recognized and rewarded during the much-anticipated 2006 YCLA, at yet another new and larger venue.

YCLA moved over to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman for the 2006 awards ceremony and remained at that prestigious location for the past ten years. The live audience has increased from the maximum capacity of the Hyatt at 270 guests to a packed Ritz-Carlton ballroom filled with up to 520 guests.

This year’s 16th annual event will be held November 5th, 2016 at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa to honour new and aspiring group of young Caymanians. Book your tables and tickets now at [email protected] or 9168259.


US Ambassador to Jamaica meets with Cayman Islands Premier

 IMG_0878GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luiz Moreno paid a courtesy call to Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin Friday at the Government Administration Building.

Mr. McLaughlin and Mr. Moreno discussed the issue of United States visas for Caymanians and other matters relating to US residents living in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. Mr. Moreno reiterated the need for all travellers to ensure that their passports are valid for at least six months.

While in the Cayman Islands Mr. Moreno and his contingent also met with Gov. Helen Kilpatrick and Deputy Governor Franz Manderson.


Cayman Islands registered firms top 100,000 Mark

By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

The number of active companies on the Cayman Islands company register has exceeded 100,000 for the first time, and there are now more than 19,000 active partnerships in the territory.

At the end of the second quarter, 101,430 companies were listed as active, three percent more than a year earlier and 2.6 percent more than at the end of 2015, according to figures from the territory’s company registry, the Cayman Islands General Registry.

New partnerships registered in the Cayman Islands increased by one percent in the 12 months to June compared to the same period last year. A total of 3,334 new partnerships were incorporated during the past year, continuing the trend of uninterrupted annual growth since 2009/10.

As of July 1, 2016, 923 new partnership were registered, significantly exceeding the 588 partnership terminations. The net result is that there are now more than 19,000 active partnerships registered in the Cayman Islands.

The newly introduced limited liability company form attracted 21 registrations in the first month, while the number of trusts on the register dropped by one percent to 1,784 in the first two quarters of this year. This continues a trend of small declines since 2014, said Cayman Finance, the island’s financial services promotional agency.

Jude Scott of Cayman Finance commented: “It’s always great to see growth in Cayman’s financial services industry and this is a significant milestone of which we should all be proud. Milestones such as this are further evidence of the global financial services industry’s recognition of Cayman’s transparency and robust regulatory regime.”

For more: http://www.tax-news.com/news/Cayman_Islands_Registered_Firms_Top_100000_Mark____72001.html#sthash.NQEL0YIb.dpuf


Trinidad: Infant girl trapped, dies in burning house

AR-160829993.jpg&MaxW=730&imageversion=ArticleBy Susan Mohammed From Trinidad Express

A six year old girl died in a fire at her family’s home in Laventille on Saturday. Parris Scott was trapped in a burning bedroom and could not be reached, the police were told.

The Express was told that the fire broke out at around 4.30a.m. at the house located at Straker Village, and that while her family members made it out, Scott could not be rescued.

Fire fighters found her dead in the ruins. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

For more: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160820/news/infant-girl-trapped-dies-in-burning-house


Trinidad: Boy, 9, shot dead …hit by stray bullet during bar gunplay

By Susan Mohammed From Trinidad Express

IMAGE: Killed: Nine year old Cyon Paul

A nine year old boy was shot and killed in La Romaine near San Fernando on Friday night. Dead is Cyon Paul, who was a pupil of the La Romaine RC primary school.

Police said that at around 9 p.m. Seon was walking along the Southern Main Road near his home, when there was a shooting incident at a bar nearby.

Seon was shot in the back as he walked past the service station.

The child walked a few more steps before he fell to the ground, police were told.

The boy was in the company of his cousin. The two had walked to a nearby fast food truck to purchase hot dogs.

Officers of the San Fernando CID who were on patrol nearby responded and took Seon to the San Fernando General Hospital.

However, he succumbed to his injuries an hour later.

Reporting by Trevor Watson

For more: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160820/news/boy-9-shot-dead


ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

GENEVA – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its new report, World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth on Wednesday, 24 August at 20:00 GMT.

The new research provides updated figures on global and regional youth unemployment.

It also looks at working poverty rates, decent work opportunities in both developed and developing economies as well as gender inequalities and migration trends among young people.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report, and associated media material will be made available to journalists upon request, starting on the morning of Wednesday, 24 August, by contacting [email protected]

For Geneva UN correspondents: A press briefing by Lawrence J. Johnson, Deputy Director, ILO Research Department and ILO Senior Economist Steven Tobin will be held, under embargo, on Wednesday, 24 August at 10:30 a.m. in press room 1 at the Palais des Nations. The embargoed report will be sent to them automatically as soon as it becomes available.

The report and all associated material and information are under strict embargo until 20.00 GMT (22:00 Geneva time) on Wednesday, 24 August.

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Department of Communication: [email protected] , +4122/799-7912.

Video coverage of the press conference is available, upon request immediately following the event. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line can be booked for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors by contacting the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit on +4122/799-7935 or [email protected] .

The authors of the report will also be available for comment during an online question and answer session to be held on the ILO’s Facebook Page on Thursday 25 August at 14.00 GMT.



Cayman Islands: Back to School!

From Chatterbox

If you suddenly realise you need to get your child ready for school again (where did the summer go?!), then give Kara a call on 949 7065 or email her at [email protected] She can help!

See attached flyer below for more details about what Kara can help your child with.


Cayman Drama Society

2016 is proving to be amazing around the Prospect Playhouse! We have been busy renovating the auditorium this summer and getting ready for a smashing end to 2016!

And Yes! Its election season and what greater way to lighten the mood than coming to see the very funny, Yes Minister!

September 15,16,17,22,23,24,29,30, October 1

Yes Minister is a satirical look at the early career of Jim Hacker MP; a newly appointed cabinet minister in the fictional Department of Administrative Affairs at Whitehall. Hacker goes through various struggles to formulate and enact legislation or effect departmental changes that are continually opposed by the British Civil Service in particular his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, is usually caught between the two. The British comedy, written by Sir Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, was fist broadcast by BBC Television in the 1980s has now been adapted to the Cayman stage by Chuck and Barrie Quappe. As the Cayman Parliamentary system is based on Whitehall, any of the situations will be undeniably familiar to all that live in Cayman!


And you do not want to miss our continuing celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th!!!


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].



Bible Reflections

22 August , 2016

The East End United Church is hosting a week of Bible Reflections under the theme ‘More Prayers, More Power’ running Monday — Friday (22 — 26 Aug) at 730pm nightly.


Moonlight and Movies: Shrek the Third

The Moonlight and Movies series continues on Tuesday (23 Aug) featuring Shrek the Third at 7pm in Gardenia Court in Camana Bay.


Conservation Council Meeting 24 August 2016

The National Conservation Council will hold a general meeting on Wednesday August 24th, 2016, from 2pm to 5pm in the ground floor meeting room (1038) of the Government Administration Building (Grand Cayman). The Agenda of the meeting will be available at the DoE website (www.doe.ky/conservation-council). This meeting is open to observers from the public. If anyone wishes to submit comments to the Council in advance of the meeting they may do so via email to [email protected].

Post Offices Close Temporarily on Wednesday

Post Offices on Grand Cayman will be closed for two hours on Wednesday, 24 August 2016, to facilitate a staff function.

The closure, from 12noon to 2:00p.m., includes the General Post Office, Airport Post Office and all district sub-post offices.  All offices will re-open for normal business hours at 2:00p.m. that afternoon.

Post Offices on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will NOT be affected, and will operate according to normal hours.

Desk(345)244 1764 – Cell(345)926 0173 – Fax(345)949 5936


Music Happy Hour

Music Happy Hour for kids is Friday from 3:30 — 4:30 pm at Starfish Village every Friday in August.

Cayman Theological Institute

The Cayman Theological Institute is hosting orientation for the new semester on Friday (26 Aug) at 7pm. Call 949.9533 for more information.

Cayman Green Drinks Social

The National Trust invites persons to their Green Drinks social to discuss the National Conservation Council’s proposal to enhance our Marine Parks. The event will be held at Cayman Cabana on Friday, August 26th 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. There will be guest speakers and volunteers to answer questions and provide information.

Green Drinks is an international club in which like-minded environmentally-conscious people get together to share ideas and socialize (the people are green, not the drinks! J).



Theatre in the Court: Rundown

Theatre in the Court presents Rundown on Saturday (27 Aug) at 7pm in Gardenia Court.

CIIPA Running for Red 5 & 10K

The CIIPA Running for Red 5 & 10K is Saturday (27 Aug) at 630am. Log on to caymanactive.com for more details.

Cayman Car Boot Sales

Walk For The Cure charity car boot sale

Starting August 27, 2016

Join us Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 6:30-10:30am in the parking lot at CIBC FirstCaribbean Main Street Branch for a fundraising Charity Car Boot Sale!



Rehoboth After School Program


HOURS: 2:30PM-6:00PM



Spaces allocated on tlrst come first served basis

WHY REHOBOTH Rehoboth After School is not a child minding service, we have at least one teacher per 10 children, and they are split into their appropriate class years and besides helping with homework given assignments that correspond with their school curriculum. This way it is easy to help any child that is falling behind with his/her studies. The children do get a snack which is included and also have the chance to participate in some fun activities- games, arts & crafts etc.


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Moonlight and Movies: Curious George

The Moonlight and Movies series continues on Tuesday (30 Aug) featuring Curious George at 7pm in Gardenia Court in Camana Bay.



Pirates Week Volunteers

The Pirates Week Office is seeking volunteers to assist in the planning in its upcoming events. For more information email at [email protected] or call 949-5859.


Cayman Islands: LCCL applicants must advise TBL board of Caymanian participation

In order to ensure that the law is upheld, procedural changes for the Local Companies (Control) Licence Law (LCCL) will come into effect on 1 September 2016.

The LCCL requires foreign investors to publish ads that solicit Caymanian participation in their potential business endeavours. In these ads, Caymanians are asked to inform the foreign investor of their interest, in writing; however, as of 1 September, Caymanians also must supply a copy of that letter directly to the Trade and Business Licensing Board.

Also, when submitting their applications to the board, foreign investors must include copies of the two local newspaper ads, published in accordance with section 11 (4) (e) of the law, that solicited Caymanian participation.

‘These procedural changes will help the board to know if the applicant has complied fully with the LCCL’, said Minister of Commerce Wayne Panton.

LCCL applications must be submitted in person at the Business Licensing Counter, on the first floor of the Government Administration Building. The counter is open Mondays to Fridays, between 9:00am and 4:00pm. In addition to the two newspaper ads, applications must be accompanied by due diligence such as a police clearance, copies of passports, references, and the relevant fees.

Letters from Caymanians are to be addressed to the Trade and Business Licensing Board, c/o the Department of Commerce and Investment, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue Suite 126, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

For more information, visit www.dci.gov.ky or email [email protected]



Cayman Islands Golf: Weekend of Winners

We are looking forward to this years Red Cross event labels Weekend of Winners. The event will take place at the North Sound Golf Club on September 2nd.



URISA’s 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference in Barbados

URISA’s 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference on September 4-8, 2016 in Barbados. Check out the latest information!

• Keynotes from Chris Shedrick at What3Words and Tyler Radford from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap

• High Level Meetings and participation from UN-GGIM International Forum on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters.

• A full-day track on Caribbean Disaster Management developed in conjunction with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

• Missing Maps MeetUp

• Tons of education – More than 20 comprehensive sessions with presentations from nearly 60 of your peers.

• A high-powered panel session on “Confronting Land Administration Challenges: The Key to Unlocking Economic Prosperity”

• Take advantage of free preconference workshops and training

• Networking and a Busy Exhibition – Gold Sponsors Esri and Spatial Innovision; Silver Sponsors GeoOrbis and Hexagon Geospatial; Bronze Sponsor – GeoTechVision!

Reserve your hotel room by August 15 to take advantage of discounted group rates!

Check out all of the conference details and register right away at: http://www.urisa.org/education-events/urisa-s-caribbean-gis-conference/


CXC Education Program Registration

The CXC Education Program is inviting volunteer teachers. Registration takes place on Sunday (11 Sept) at 2 pm, at the John Gray High School Auditorium; classes begin on September 18th. For further information visit www.education.adventisteducation.org.

SAT  &  SUN SEP 17 & 18 

British Schools Fair Cayman Islands

Street: Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

District: Seven Mile Beach

Island: Grand Cayman

Country: Cayman Islands



Sat 17 Sep & Sun 18 Sep

2.00-6.00 p.m.

A chance for Cayman families to meet leading UK boarding schools. If you are considering the possibility of your children having the opportunities afforded by an overseas education, this is your chance to speak to some of the top schools.

Free entry

For more information contact [email protected]


Save the date for our 6th Annual “Paws for Wine” Fundraiser!

Sat 24th September 2016

From CARE Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts

Please save the date for our 6th annual “Paws for Wine” event. We are currently seeking corporate sponsorship for this event so we can raise more funds to continue on with our worthy cause. If you would like to help with volunteering or donate auction items we would love to hear from you. [email protected] or 938 2273.

So please pop this date in your diary and join us for an evening filled with fun, laughter, dancing, fabulous food and great wine.



Be part of the action and support your nation with The Games at Camana Bay – a series of festivities inspired by the 2016 Olympics. Take in cultural experiences by catching the last chance to see Rundown, getting lost in poetry readings or by supporting a local author as they celebrate their latest book.

Moonlight & Movies: Summer Series

Tuesdays until 30 August


Gardenia Court

Music Happy Hour for Kids

Fridays until 26 August


Starfish Village

The Games at Camana Bay: Moonlight & Movies

Thursday 11 and 18 August


The Crescent


Wednesday 17 August


Books & Books

Culture at the Cinema: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Saturday 20 August


Regal Cinemas

Theatre in the Court: Rundown

Saturday 27 August


Gardenia Court


A Legacy of Light

Early watercolours from the National Collection

Early Watercolours

Rarely displayed watercolour paintings from the early collections of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) and the Cayman Islands National Museum (CINM) are currently on display at the National Gallery. The exhibition closes 16 September 2016.

Learn more!

#Free Family Day!

Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We are set to host a Watercolour Play Family Day to coincide with the Gallery’s latest exhibition A Legacy of Light. The event boasts fun family art activities including a sketch quest, scavenger hunt, treasure quest and watercolour painting stations. Admission is free!

Splish Splash, Dot Dash!

Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

A special watercolour workshop for kids will take place in the Susan A. Olde Art Studio. Families will be encouraged to leave their inhibitions at home and have fun with all kinds of water-based paints. The class is free, however registration is required at space is limited.

Email us to register.

A Walk Through Watercolours

Thursday, 25 August 2016. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Discussions begin at 5:30 PM. Join art critic Emé Paschalides for a special discussion and walk through of the National Gallery’s watercolour exhibition A Legacy of Light. Admission is free. Refreshments served.

Happy Hour with BYPC

Friday, 16 September 2016. 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM Stop by the National Gallery for a closing celebration of the National Gallery’s watercolour exhibition. Organised by the Butterfield Young Patrons Circle (BYPC) the event boasts great music, fun activities, nibbles and drinks! Mingle with artists, curators and like-minded individuals.

Take it Home

The NGCI Store at the National Gallery has a fabulous selection of creative gifts for all ages. Come check out a variety of new merchandise highlighting Cayman’s local water color artists. Great gifts embodying the peaceful serenity of our Cayman Islands!

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