December 7, 2023

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)


CONCACAF office in Cayman Islands closed

The elevator that did not allow you to visit the CONCACAF offices on the top floor of George Town Financial Centre (formerly the Admiral Financial Centre), unless you had a special key, now takes you there.

Not that they will be doing much business anymore in the Cayman Islands.

In a statement published by the Cayman Compass reportedly from CONCACAF Deputy General Secretary Jurgen Mainka it said, “CONCACAF’s operations in the Cayman Islands have been restructured as a result of the closure of the former President’s office.

“However, the confederation still maintains a small presence focusing on specific pan-regional functions, such as broadcasting, tournament execution, member services, and press operations.”


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

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G: Roadworks Red Bay area  Feb 4 – 19
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 started 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]


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, KY1-1002 KY
TICKETS $11.54–$38.97



Cayman Islands: TEDxLIVE@UCCI FEB 16 2016
TEDxLIVE@UCCI is a free, all-day simulcast of TED2016–a sold-out event in Vancouver Canada that costs $8500 to attend. The simulcast will take place at UCCI on Tuesday, February 16th.
The simulcast will be set up in UCCI’s 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:
For more information, please contact Dr. JD Mosley-Matchett at 623-0552 or [email protected]
Who: Anyone interested in viewing this $8500 internationally-acclaimed event for FREE!
Where: #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 to register!


Graphics of the Americas FEB 18-20

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I’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 ’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 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:


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:


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.





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.


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
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:
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

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 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 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

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:

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