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Multi-million cocaine bust in BVI

Screen Shot 2016-02-07 at 3.34.28 PMBy BVI News From St Lucia News

BVINEWS – The two men who were nabbed during a major drug bust in the waters of the British Virgin Islands on the night of February 2 appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today and were remanded in custody.

Twenty-four year-old Leshaughn Smith and 22-year-old Tarik Aaron were both charged with possession of a controlled drug.

The prosecution also alleged that they intended to supply the 24 kilograms of cocaine found. It has a street value of $24 million.

The two accused were held after allegedly making a frantic attempt at sea to elude members of the BVI Customs as well as the US Customs and Border Patrol, who conducted the operation after spotting a vessel in the waters shortly before 10pm.

The accused were traveling in a 30-foot Renegade speed boat captained by Aaron, the prosecution claimed.

IMAGE: Tarik-Aaron-and-Leshaughn-Smith

For more: http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/caribbean-multi-million-cocaine-bust-in-bvi/


CFU boss in talks for Caribbean Pro League

From Klas Sports Radio

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick says he has begun talks with several persons over a proposed Professional League in the region to develop players.

Derrick says the CFU needs to have a platform for the region’s best players to showcase their skills and enhance their chances of getting into Professional Leagues overseas.

The CFU boss was speaking on KLAS ESPN Sports FM 89’s programme the Sports Desk.

“There are a couple things that need to be put in place. First and foremost we need to have a professional League within the Caribbean. It’s a no brainer you must have that. We need a platform for our best players to have an easier access to exhibiting their skills …

“We haven’t worked out the plans behind it. I have some ideas in my head and I have spoken to some people … so we’ll see how it works cause it’s very difficult for our best players to get into pro-leagues because of work permits and limits on international players in which we fall into, so we are getting some players in but there are a lot of players who are still not getting that blie so to speak…

“Yes Jamaica in big and a lot of the spot light is on Jamaica so Jamaica gets a little bit more, but there are thirty other countries in the Caribbean who have, likewise, very good players.”

For more: http://www.klassportsradio.com/index.html/index.php/football/3848-cfu-boss-in-talks-for-caribbean-pro-league



Hurry! You don’t want to miss this amazing love story!


A Feline Friday Appeal – Can you help find Lulu a home

From CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiast
A courtesy appeal to help the lovely Lulu find her forever home.
Poor Lulu has found herself seeking a new home after her owners left island with the intentions of placing Lulu with family in Australia. However, due to travel requirements imposed on animals traveling to Australia Lulu had to wait in Cayman until mid March so she could travel. Devastatingly the lady who was taking care of Lulu, here in cayman while she got cleared to travel has just been informed by her owners in Hong Kong that there is no longer a home available for Lulu where she was suppose to go in Australia. Therefore this wonderful lady must now try and find Lulu her forever home here in Cayman and we need your help to do this.


Lulu is 6 years old, fully vaccinated, microchipped, rabies shots and has a clean bill of health. She was adopted from the Humane Society as a kitten and has spent the past 6 years living without other cats so we are really not sure how she will adapt to living with another cat – although right now she is living with a dog and is tolerating her quite well.
Lulu can be quite entertaining as she tries to chase a fly, or watch birds from the window. She does not like to be picked up and cuddled….but yet…..when she wants to…..she will come and purr.
Lulu will go into her hiding spot during the day and comes out around 4 or 5pm to get fed…..she eats and will then either lay on the floor and stretch out…..or will get up onto the back of the couch to look out the window.
Maybe not the best pet for a family with very young kids who may pull her tail….she will let them know by giving a swipe that she does not like that. I lay on the floor with my dog and Lulu likes to join us!

She is very good about using her litter tray which will come with her if we can find her a home, along with a supply of food and her water and food dishes and a travel cage. She has a little scratch table that she sits on and often sleeps on which will also go,with her. She loves to roll around with a catnip toy…..and will even roll around in dust and dirt as I try to sweep, which normally turns into a game!
If you would like to meet this wonderful girl and have a space in your home and heart to give Lulu a forever home please contact:
Rhonda on 928 8023 or e-mail [email protected]

Please be a voice for the voiceless and spread the word for sweet Lulu.


Grand Cayman: Roadworks commence Thu (4) Red Bay area
Drivers and pedestrians may have noticed that some road work projects are underway, and the National Roads Authority (NRA) advises that these will continue for some time.
Along the east-west arterial road in the Red Bay area, workers have begun preliminary work for the eventual installation of concrete barriers in the centre median. This stretch of road is between the Red Bay roundabout and the Dr. Tomlinson roundabout.
That project starts in earnest tomorrow (Thursday 4 February, 2016), beginning with work on the east-bound lane. While work will take place from 7.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. weekdays (and possibly on weekends), little disruption of the traffic flow is expected. The project is expected to continue through 19 February.
Staff have already coned off the inside lane (the safety work-zone area) from traffic, with relevant roadway signs. Motorists are asked to use that road with caution, as the road enhancements proceed.
Following this project, there will be works to enhance Bobby Thompson Way.
Also underway is initial work to prepare for the conversion of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway into four-lanes.
PS: Please see contact info if you need..
National Roads Authority
Office: 946-7780 ext. 4008
e-mail: [email protected]
website: http://www.caymanroads.com/


Cayman Islands Agricultural Grounds Registration Drive
The Supervisor of Elections is advising the public of an Elector’s Registration Drive at the Agriculture Show for anyone who needs to register as a voter for the upcoming General Elections 2017.
Venue: Agriculture Grounds
Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Documentation Needed
Original documents needed – Caymanian Status Holder
1. Birth Certificate
2. Caymanian Status Certificate
3. Photo ID: Passport or Driver’s Licence
Caymanian Born and Caymanian parent/s or grandparent/s
1. Birth Certificate of applicant
2. Birth Certificate of a parent or grandparent who was born in the Cayman Islands
3. Photo ID: Passport or Driver’s Licence
For queries, call the Elections Office at 949-8047 or email [email protected]

Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cayman National Choir
By Cayman Arts Festival
WHEN Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
WHERE First Baptist Church – 920 Crewe Road. (across from the Lions’ Centre). George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-1002 KY
TICKETS $11.54–$38.97
AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soloists-of-the-london-philharmonic-orchestra-and-the-cayman-national-choir-tickets-20952888654?aff=ebrowse

ZIKA Virus Fact Sheets

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Cayman Mardi Gras Road Closures, 8-10 February
Please be advised of the following road closures for next week’s Cayman Mardi Gras festivities:
Monday, 8th February – Mardi Gras Marketplace Festival
Fort Street Closed (From Jxn with Albert Panton to North Church) from 9AM to 3PM
Food Festival Event
Bayshore Mall between Warwick and Goring closed from 6:00PM to 12:00AM
Tuesday, 9th February — Mardi Gras Marketplace Festival
Fort Street Closed (From Jxn with Albert Panton to North Church) from 9AM to 3PM
Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Concert
Bayshore Mall between Warwick and Goring closed from 7PM – 6AM
Wednesday, 10th February – Mardi Gras Ash Wednesday
Harbor Drive (in front of Margaritaville) closed from 9AM – 11:45PM


Cayman Islands: [email protected] FEB 16 2016
[email protected] is a free, all-day simulcast of TED2016–a sold-out event in Vancouver Canada that costs US$8500 to attend. The simulcast will take place at UCCI on Tuesday, February 16th.
The simulcast will be set up in UCCI’s Professional Development Centre in Classroom #1, above the campus library. Although the simulcast will be running constantly throughout the day, attendees may come and go freely during the day of the event.
No food or beverages will be served, but attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments. The organizers only ask that persons clean up after themselves and respect others who will also be watching the event.
To register, go to: http://conta.cc/1JJxe0N
For more information, please contact Dr. JD Mosley-Matchett at 623-0552 or [email protected]
What: [email protected]
Who: Anyone interested in viewing this $8500 internationally-acclaimed event for FREE!
Where: Professional Development Centre #1, above the UCCI campus library
When: All day on February 16th (come and go freely during the event)
Why: For a first-hand look at world-class ideas worth spreading…
How: Go to http://conta.cc/1JJxe0N to register!


Graphics of the Americas FEB 18-20

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Inside Europe’s New Patent Market
These are critical times for US companies operating in Europe and their IP advisers. In just a few months the European patent market will undergo a fundamental change with the launch of the EU unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
There are now only four weeks to go until Inside Europe’s New Patent Market, taking place in San Francisco on February 18. This unique event from IAM will focus on the new regime and the impact it will have on all US entities which do business in Europe and hold patents there.
The programme for Inside Europe’s New Patent Market is especially designed for US entities and their advisers. The expert speaking faculty will provide delegates with:
Analysis of the challenges ahead
Key strategic insights and inside information on all that is happening
Tips on staying ahead of the game and planning for the imminent regime change.
Inside Europe’s New Patent Market boasts a world-class speaking faculty, with senior representatives from the likes of the European Patent Office, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Nokia and Ericsson, as well as a number of leading European-based private practice lawyers, attorneys and intermediaries, slated to take part.
No other conference taking place in the United States on the EU patent and the UPC offers the opportunity to access this level of expertise.
Register now
Registration costs just $895 and you can secure your place now by filling out the online registration form at: https://secure.globebusinesspublishing.com/EuropeanPatentMarket/?utm_source=IPD+Event+Email&utm_content=EPM2016+Email+-+2016-01-20&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IAM+Events


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

CoCo Fest FEB 20
“Coco Fest is really about celebrating the Cayman Coconut – a bountiful food source with legendary properties, and a traditional staple in the Caymanian diet” – Tamer Soliman, Nutritionist and Film-Maker Coco Fest will take place at Pedro Castle in Savannah on February 20 from 12PM to 4PM. Admission for adults is $5 CI and kids under 12 go free.


New – Adult Speech and Language Therapist
Chatterbox has welcomed a new Speech and Language Therapist onto our team, who will be offering speech and language therapy to the adult population. She has experience working with patients with aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, dementia, TBI, Right Hemisphere Disorder, hearing impairment, cognitive impairments etc. She previously worked in a hospital in South Africa, where she gained experience in rehabilitation for stroke patients and associated speech, language and cognitive impairments. She will also be providing a support group for families of stroke patients. She can be contacted at 949 7065 or [email protected] to book an appointment.


British Airways Nassau / Grand Cayman Aircraft Changes from July 2016
By JL From Airline Route
British Airways starting 01JUL16 is increasing capacity on London Heathrow – Nassau – Grand Cayman route, as the airline plans to operate 3-class Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, instead of 767-300ER.
The airline operates this route 4 times a week.
BA253 LHR1030 – 1450NAS1605 – 1640GCM 777 57
BA253 LHR1035 – 1450NAS1605 – 1640GCM 777 1
BA253 LHR1045 – 1505NAS1605 – 1640GCM 777 3
BA252 GCM1830 – 2100NAS2225 – 1200+1LHR 777 57
BA252 GCM1830 – 2100NAS2230 – 1205+1LHR 777 13
For more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/11/23/ba-nasgcm-jul16/


Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels Orange you Glad annual Gala
19th March
“Orange you Glad” will be held this year on the 19th March, 2016 at the Marriott. This Gala includes a sumptuous dinner, a Live and Silent auction, live music. We will be sending out full details in the next few days.




Road Closure
The Water Authority Cayman is closing a portion of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway between the Butterfield Roundabout and Lawrence Boulevard from 6:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday (7 Feb.) These works will facilitate the replacement of the current sewer force main with a new pipeline.
Referee Beginners Course
The Cayman Islands Referees’ Department will be conducting a Referee Beginners Course from February 7th – 14th 2016 at the George Town Primary School. The course is free of charge. Call the CIFA Office at 949-5775 for more information.
Christian Endeavor Week
Christian Endeavor Week is February 7th through the 14th. The opening service is Sunday (7 Feb) at Gun Bay United Church at 7pm. There will be an open picnic at Colliers Public Beach on Sunday (13 Feb) at 2pm. On Thursday (14 Feb) the closing service will be at East End United Church at 7pm followed by a fellowship supper.

Cayman Outreach Association Mid-Term Camp
The Cayman Outreach Association presents a Mid-Term Camp February 8th — 16th daily from 830am until 5:30pm. For more, call 939.7897
Smoking cessation classes
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 February 17th from 5:15pm to 6:45pm and continue every Wednesday for seven weeks. Deadline to register for the programme is Monday (8 Feb.) For more information or to sign up, contact the Public Health Department on 244-2889.
NWDA at Bodden Town Library
The National Workforce Development Agency will be at the Bodden Town Library Branch on Monday (8 Feb) from 10am until 1pm.
Hatter Workshop
You’re invited to a Hatter Workshop at the National Gallery on Monday (8 Feb) from 10am until 4pm. For more information, email [email protected]


Basic Grammar & Writing Skills Part 1
The Chamber of Commerce presents a workshop: Basic Grammar & Writing Skills Part 1 by Catherine Tyson on Tuesday (9 Feb) from 9:00a.m. — 4:30p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in Governors Square. www.caymanchamber.ky


Ash Wednesday with St. Alban’s Anglican Church
St. Alban’s Anglican Church will hold the service of IMPOSITION OF ASHES AND HOLY COMMUNION at 9.30 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, February 10 following MATTINS at 9 a.m. in the church at 461 Shedden Road, George Town (opposite Bodden Place). All are invited.
The Bookends Club
The Bookends Club will meet on Wednesday (10 Feb) at 630pm at Books and Books.
Beautiful Baby Contest
The Beautiful Baby Contest for babies between the ages of 0 — 48 months will be held at the 49th Agricultural Show on Ash Wednesday at the Stacy Watler Pavilion at 11am. For more information, call 916.1559.


Cardinal Avenue Street Fair
The Cardinal Avenue Street Fair is Thursday (11 Feb) from 9am until 4pm.


Basic Grammar & Writing Skills Part 2
The Chamber of Commerce presents a workshop: Basic Grammar & Writing Skills Part 2 by Catherine Tyson on Friday (12 Feb) from 9:00a.m. — 4:30p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in Governors Square. www.caymanchamber.ky


Walk for Hope
The Walk for Hope charity 5K Walk/Run is Saturday (13 Feb) starting and finishing at Heroes Square starting at 630am. You can register online at caymanactive.com.
Nicaragua Cultural Committee Valentine’s Day Bake Sale
The Nicaragua Cultural Committee is hosting a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale on Saturday (13 Feb) at Airport Park in George Town.
Culture at the Cinema: Taming of the Shrew
Culture at the Cinema continues on Saturday (13 Feb) at 7pm with a screening of Taming of the Shrew at Regal Cinemas.


Run/Walk for Love 2016
You’re invited to the NCVO’s Run/Walk for Love 2016 event on Sunday (14 Feb) at 4pm at Bayshore Mall. For more information, call 949.2124.


February Events at Camana Bay
All you need is love at Camana Bay in February. Celebrate your love of sports with Legends tennis exhibitions, get inspiration in the areas you’re passionate about with motivational presentations, treat your loved one to a special dinner or watch movies together on a giant outdoor screen under the stars. Kids can also feel the love with a chocolate-themed cooking class or boogie the night away at a special disco.
Here is a quick look at our special events:

Starfish Village
Let’s Get Saucy Cooking Class
Tuesday 9 February
Bon Vivant
The Bookends Club
Wednesday 10 February
Books & Books
Valentine’s Day Moonlight & Movies
Thursday 11 through Saturday 13 February
Gardenia Court
Valentine’s Kids’ Disco
Friday 12 February
Starfish Village
Me & My Love Duo Cooking Class
Saturday 13 February
Bon Vivant
Culture at the Cinema: Taming of the Shrew
Saturday 13 February
Regal Cinemas
Cooking at Home with Gina Connolly
Wednesday 17 February
Bon Vivant
Wednesday 17 February
Books & Books
A Walk in Her Shoes
Thursday 18 February
Market Street
The Red Violin Screening
Friday 19 February
6-7pm (meet and greet) and 7:30pm (movie screening)
Cassia Court and Regal Cinemas
Push Across Cayman
Sunday 21 February
6am (start) and 12pm (finish)
Market Street
Cuisine of the Sun Dinner
Thursday 25 February
Pulse Concert
Friday 26 February
The Festival Green
Chopped: The Teen Edition
Saturday 27 February
Bon Vivant


What’s on at the Cayman Islands National Gallery

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Charles Campbell Actor Boy Fractal Engagement (2014). An unexpected carnival procession though the narrow lanes and bustling markets of downtown Kingston.

So much more than pretty #GrittyMas


A New Travelling Exhibition

EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean is now on display at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI). Performance works by nine international artists, which took place in six different countries, tackle thought provoking topics including, social divisions, security, community development and migration.


Cine Club Film Screening

Join us on Thursday, 11 February, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM for a Cine Club Movie Screening – Black Orpheus. Set during the time of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, this colorful, atmospheric, and infections, film takes an ancient tale and makes it fresh anew, thanks in part to its bewitching bossa nova soundtrack.


Garden Lunch & Lecture

Join us on Thursday, 18 February for a Garden Lunch and lecture of EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean. Lunch has been inspired by the exhibition and its New Orleans roots. The complimentary lecture begins at 12:00 PM and lunch is served until 2:00 PM.


Musical Performance

The Cayman Arts Festival is making its way to the National Gallery. 24 February at 6:00 PM. Celebrate the sounds of African and Caribbean music as the Cayman Arts Festival showcases the musical talents of Woz Kaly, member of the Mokhtar Samba Band and local artist Beneil Miller. Admission is free.


Red Sky at Night After-hours

In celebration of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Red Sky at Night the National Gallery will be open to the public for a late night viewing of the exhibition EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean. Saturday, 27 February 2016, 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Admission is free.


Young Patrons’ Circle Late Night

The National Gallery will be open for a late night viewing of the exhibition EN MAS’, 11 March 2016. Admission is free and all are welcome. Fun, art, carnival fashion and networking with like-minded individuals with an eye for arts and culture, brought to you by the Butterfield Young Patrons’ Circle. More details to follow!


Visit the Butterfield YPC Facebook page.


The History of Caribbean Carnival

Learn about the fascinating and complex history of Caribbean Carnival with the Artistic Director of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, Henry Muttoo. The special lecture takes place 26 March 2016 at the National Gallery and begins at 6:00 PM. Admission free and open to the public.

Learn more about Henry Muttoo.



Family Fun Pop-Up Station

An interactive family pop-up station designed specifically for the EN MAS’ exhibition is now open. Bring your family, learn about the history of carnival and get creative with free activity sheets. Self-guided tour packs can also be collected at reception for families to use as they explore the art installations.

Take a look at the family guide.


Free Tours for Students

Free guided tours of the exhibition EN MAS’ – are available for students of all ages at the National Gallery. Students will discuss the exhibition and get hands-on with interactive activity sheets. Topics covered include art, social studies, narratives, literacy and numeracy.

Book a tour.

Become a Member


Support free public programming, receive invitations to member-only events and exhibition openings, enjoy exclusive offers and discounts, be the first to know about upcoming events, and so much more. National Gallery memberships start at CI $50 for 12 months.

For more information go to: www.nationalgallery.org.ky


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