May 14, 2021

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Cayman Islands: Jump with Flow this Batabano

image_FlowLogo2Flow is delighted to be the presenting sponsor of Cayman Carnival Batabano for the 15th year in a row. And how it has grown since 2001, from small bands with less than 50 people and mostly in t-shirts to thousands of revellers in full Carnival Mas costume.

We invite you to play in the Flow Mas band at the adult parade on Saturday May 7th. Experience the music and the energy first hand in stunning Carnival costume choices starting at only CI$100. Just sign up by Friday March 11th and you’ll be registered for an amazing day of celebration: http://thegetaway.formstack.com/forms/flow_costume_registration_2016

Create your own Carnival look with either the standard bikini top and bottom or switch out the top with a tankini. We also have hot shorts.

Flow Carnival T-shirts are available. This is another way to be a part of Batabano in the Flow mas band, with all the goodies included. Or get one as a Flow Carnival souvenir for friends and family. Order now: http://thegetaway.formstack.com/forms/flow_costume_registration_2016

Have questions? Email f[email protected]

Cayman Islands National Gallery “Try your hand at ceramics”

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Grand Court Jurors Report Date Changed

The Grand Court jury report date has been changed.

All Grand Court Jurors who are in the ’13 JANUARY – 5 APRIL 2016′ session, please be advised that the report date of Monday, 7th March, 2016 has been changed. You are now to report for jury duty on Monday, 14th March, 2016, at 9:45am.

Please call the Jury Information line at 945-5072 for the most up to date information.

is honouring Women’s Month MARCH 2016

Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

In an effort to organise activities that embody this year’s Honouring Women’s Month theme, “Step it Up for Gender Equality” the Family Resource Centre (FRC) is encouraging employers from various fields and all levels of employees to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day throughout the month of March.

The main purpose of this event is to educate the youth on various career options and to empower them to pursue careers without the boundaries of traditional gender stereotypes.

Additionally, the FRC will be encouraging feedback from employees and their children and promoting the impact of their experiences through its social media pages www.facebook.com/FamilyResourceCentre or on the centre’s Twitter handle @CaymanFRC

For more information contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected] or 949-0006.

 

Honouring Women’s Month Self Care Session

The public is invited to join the for an evening of learning about Self Care.

The free session, supported by the Rotary Club Central, is a part of March’s Honouring Women’s Month activities.

The Self Care Session will be held on Wednesday 16, March 2016, at the Family Resource Centre located at the Compass Centre, George Town beginning at 6:00 p.m.

To register, contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected] , on http://www.facebook.com/FamilyResourceCentre or call 949-0006.

 

Colour Me Purple Walk/Run

The public is invited to join the Family Resource Centre, Sol and the Department of Sports for the annual Honouring Women’s Month Colour Me Purple 5K Walk/Run.

The FRC’s Colour Me Purple 5K is an annual fundraiser to support empowerment programmes for women and youth in the community. There are two separate routes planned for the annual Walk/Run, the first event will begin at Kaibo in North Side on Saturday, 12 March and the second at Smith Cove, South Church Street on Sunday, 13 March.

The event will be taking place at 6:30 a.m. for walkers and 7:00 a.m. for runners. Additionally, the event will have several colour powder bombing stations sponsored by various organisations in the community.

The FRC is encouraging walkers and runners to dedicate their participation to a woman that inspires them.

Register online at www.caymanactive.com for a fee of $20 per person. Prizes are available for winning walkers and runners including the “most purple” participant.

For more information contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected], on www.facebook.com/FamilyResourceCentre or call 949-0006.

 

Radio Roundtable Discussion to Highlight Women

In observance of Honouring Women’s Month, the Family Resource Centre is encouraging the public to listen in to Radio Cayman’s lunchtime talk show, Talk Today for a roundtable discussion.

The Honouring Women’s Month roundtable discussion will focus on highlighting certain inequalities that still exist in the modern world and here in the Cayman Islands.

The panel will consist of men and women discussing ways to work together to address the gaps still found in today’s society.

The discussion will begin on Monday, 7 March on Radio Cayman 89.9 FM (91.9FM in the Sister Islands) at 1:30 p.m.

For more information contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected] or 949-0006.

 

Church Service Kicks Off Honoring Women’s Month

The public is invited to attend a church service at the Kings Seventh Day Adventist Church this Saturday as the Cayman Islands’ begins its 18th observance of Honouring Women Month (HWM).

Traditionally the opening event is held at a place of worship with several more activities planned throughout the month aiming to honour women locally and internationally.

This year’s theme, “Step it Up for Gender Equality”, provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made in the Cayman Islands towards closing the gender gap in all areas of the community.

HWM also highlights the Islands’ commitment to increasing opportunities for gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women.

The Honouring Women’s Month church service will be held this Saturday, 5 March 2016 at the Kings Seventh Day Adventist Church at 515, Walkers Road from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

International Women’s Day celebrated in Cayman Islands

The public is encouraged to join in the observance of ’s Day on Tuesday, 8 March, 2016 by attending the Family Resource Centre’s screening of the documentary He Named me Malala.

The film recounts the story of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai; the Pakistani teenager who speaks out on behalf of girls’ education and becoming a leading advocate for children’s rights and a female activist against gender inequality.

The documentary gives audiences a glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to everyday life with her parents and brothers.

Aligning with the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day— Step it Up for Gender Equality—the film highlights the importance of involving both men and women in working together to promote equal opportunities.

The screening held at the Harquail Theatre beginning at 6:00 p.m. is free to the public, however dinner will be provided at the cost of CI$15.For more information contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected] or 949-0006.

High School students are encouraged to attend the screening at their respective school from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, 8 March. Snacks will be provided for students. Contact your respective school’s administration for more information.

 HWM 2016 Calendar

Hours extended for free HIV testing in Cayman Islands

The Public Health Department wishes to advise the public of extended hours for free HIV screenings offered at the Cayman Islands Red Cross on Huldah Avenue, George Town.

The free testing is now available from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. every Tuesday.

For more information about Free HIV Testing, contact HIV/AIDS Coordinator, Laura Elniski at 244-2507 or l[email protected] or CI Red Cross Programmes Manager, Carolina Ferreira at 916-1742 or [email protected]

Express Processing Available for Business Licensing Applications

Business owners are reminded that they can obtain express processing for their trade and business licensing applications.

To receive licences within five business days, persons can pay $400 for grants and $100 for renewals, in addition to other required application fees. Along with complete applications, all fees are to be submitted to the Business Licensing Counter, located on the first floor in the Government Administration Building, between 9am and 4pm, Mondays to Fridays.

For more information on trade and business licensing, please call the Department of Commerce and Investment on 945-0943 or email [email protected]

Art through Cancer- Cancer through Art

Thu April 7 – May 12

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National Training Programme – Passport2Success

The Passport2Success Programme is currently seeking applicants for its 20th cohort which will begin on April 25th 2016. This cohort is geared to young Caymanians between the ages of 17 and 23. Application deadline is 1st April 2016. Email [email protected] or call 945-3114 for more information. Visit www.passport2Success.ky to apply.

 

NWDA Community Outreach

During March, a National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) representative will be at the district libraries to assist the pubic with Job-Link Programme registration, the National Training Programme, Passport2Success, internship opportunities, assistance with preparing resumes and for interviews. Call 945-3114 or email [email protected] for more information.

The representative will be at North Side library branch on Monday 7th March 10am-1pm; East End library branch on Wednesday 9th, March 10am-1pm; library branch on Monday 14th, March 10am-1pm; and West Bay Town library branch on Wednesday 16th, March 10am-1pm

Internship with Prosperity Capital Management

This internship is being offered by Prosperity Capital Management Ltd, as part of the National Internship Programme. The role offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience of accounting as well as some specifics of the funds industry. Various practical training sessions will be offered combined with the daily hands-on experience. The internship opportunity is available for those studying finance or accounting at a local college/university. Email [email protected] or call 945-3114 for application forms. Deadline is April 24th 2016.

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

916-6249

 

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/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

WED MAR 9

Bookends Club

The Bookends Club will meet on Wednesday (9 Mar) at 630pm at Books and Books to discuss their latest pick: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.

NWDA Community Outreach East End

During March, a National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) representative will be at the district libraries to assist the pubic with Job-Link Programme registration, the National Training Programme, Passport2Success, internship opportunities, assistance with preparing resumes and for interviews. Call 945-3114 or email [email protected] for more information.

The representative will be at East End library branch on Wednesday 9th, March 10am-1pm

THU MAR 10

CayDance Street Fair

As part of CayDance, you’re invited to a Street Fair at KRI Studios on Thursday (10 Mar).

Cardinal Avenue Street Fair

The Cardinal Avenue Street Fair is Thursday (10 Mar) from 9am until 4pm.

 

FRI MAR 11

CayDance Dance Spectacular

As part of CayDance, you’re invited to a Dance Spectacular on Friday (11 Mar) starting at 530pm.

Butterfield Young Patrons’ Circle Late Night

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SAT MAR 12

CayDance Final Showcase

The CayDance Final Showcase is Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm at the Harquail Theater.

Massive Open Water Relay

12 March , 2016

The Massive Open Water Relay is Saturday (12 Mar). Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

Color Me Purple 5K Walk/Run

As part of Honoring Women’s Month, Color Me Purple 5K Walk/Run is Saturday (12 Mar) at Kaibo and Sunday (13 Mar) at Smith Cove starting at 630am for walkers and 7 for runners.

 

SUN MAR 13

The 7th Annual CARE/BRITCAY -K9/5K

From CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts

Registration for the 7th annual K9/5K 2015 is now open! This year, our annual walk/run will take place on Sunday, March 13th @ Camana Bay.

CARE-Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts

Rowena Scott Memorial 5K

The Rowena Scott Memorial 5K is Sunday (13 Mar). Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

Commonwealth Day

In the Cayman Islands, commemorative activities begin with the annual Church Service in observance of Commonwealth Day at the Saint George’s Anglican Church on Sunday, 13 March 2016, commencing at 4:00 p.m. The sermon will be preached by Rev. Stanwyck D. Myles, Pastor of the West Bay Church of God.

MON MAR 14

NWDA Community Outreach Bodden Town

During March, a National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) representative will be at the district libraries to assist the pubic with Job-Link Programme registration, the National Training Programme, Passport2Success, internship opportunities, assistance with preparing resumes and for interviews. Call 945-3114 or email [email protected] for more information.

The representative will be at Bodden Town library branch on Monday 14th, March 10am-1pm.

Grand Court Jurors Report Date Changed

The Grand Court jury report date has been changed.

All Grand Court Jurors who are in the ’13 JANUARY – 5 APRIL 2016′ session, please be advised that the report date of Monday, 7th March, 2016 has been changed. You are now to report for jury duty on Monday, 14th March, 2016, at 9:45am.

Please call the Jury Information line at 945-5072 for the most up to date information.

TUE MAR 15

Seafarer’s Social

Cayman Islands Seafarers Association will be having their quarterly social on March 15, 2016 at 7:00PM. at the Seafarer’s Hall 11 Victory Ave. Prospect. Entertainment will be provided

WED MAR 16

HWM Self-Care session

As part of Honoring Women’s Month, you’re invited to a Self-Care session at the Family Resource Center at 6pm on Wednesday (16 May).

Floetry

Floetry is Wednesday (16 Mar) at 630pm at Books and Books.

Family Wellness Session: Building Healthy Relationships

You’re invited to a Family Wellness Session at the Family Resource Center on Wednesday (16 Mar) from 6:30 to 8pm. The topic is Building Healthy Relationships at Home and School.

NWDA Community Outreach West Bay

During March, a National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) representative will be at the district libraries to assist the pubic with Job-Link Programme registration, the National Training Programme, Passport2Success, internship opportunities, assistance with preparing resumes and for interviews. Call 945-3114 or email [email protected] for more information.

The representative will be at West Bay Town library branch on Wednesday 16th, March 10am-1pm

THU MAR 17

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Jog

The St. Patrick’s Day Irish Jog is Thursday (17 Mar.) Log on to caymanactive.com for more information.

Cardinal Avenue Street Fair

The Cardinal Avenue Street Fair is Thursday (17 Mar) from 9am until 4pm.

FRI MAR 18

7th annual St. Ignatius Scramble

Date: March 18 2016 Time: 1:00 PM To 6:00 PM

Golf Club Phone: 949-6797

Register Event : 7th annual St. Ignatius Scramble. Room for 96 players in teams of 4. Directions: North Sound Golf Club.

SAT MAR 19

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.

Culture at the Cinema Jane Eyre

Culture at the Cinema will present Jane Eyre on Saturday (19 Mar) at 7pm in Regal Cinemas.

CAF Fish Fry Fundraiser

The Cayman AIDS Foundation is hosting a Fish Fry Fundraiser on Saturday (19 Mar) at the Cricket Oval from 9am until 4pm.

TEDxUCCI:FutureVision

Great talks. Interesting conversations.

March 19, 2016

Next month, on March 19th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., TEDxUCCI 2016 will showcase live speakers who will be addressing a range of topics important to the future of the Cayman Islands. The theme for this event is “FutureVision” and the range of topics spans conservation, new energy sources, the ocean’s potential, improved health, technical literacy, economic and social sustainability, creativity, and how to deal with today’s increasingly complex world. A musical performance will be offered by the UCCI theatre arts students and food will be prepared by UCCI hospitality students.

$10 – Students and $25 – Non-Students.

Registration deadline: February 29

Register now!

Recently…

Our students have been getting kudos from the community. The TG Omega Leo Club hosted a Valentines-themed photo booth to raise funds for various charitable initiatives and were featured in the Compass.

The SHS students under Ms. Tanique Dunbar and Mr. Wayne Jackson’s mentorship emerged as champions in the National Youth Cook-Off at the Cayman Agricultural Show.

SUN MAR 20

Captain Marvin Memorial Splash and Dash

The Captain Marvin Memorial Splash and Dash is Sunday (20 Mar). For more information, log on to caymanactive.com.

March Events at Camana Bay

This is the month to test your cooking skills with a variety of interactive classes, from making homemade pasta from scratch and tackling the art of seafood cuisine to little chefs learning to take charge in the kitchen. In celebration of Easter, the annual Chalkfest competition returns this year at an earlier date with special Easter treats. But not to fear, there is a wide range of fitness activities to help you shed those chocolate egg pounds with Lions’ Spring Fitness Jamboree, a 5K Dog Jog for C.A.R.E. and a free Tai Chi class.

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Authentic Italian Cooking Class

Thursday 3 March

6-8pm

Bon Vivant

Budding Chef Cooking Class: Breakfast Champions

Saturday 5 March

12-1pm

Bon Vivant

Lions Spring Fitness Jamboree

Sunday 6 March

7-11am

Arts & Recreation Centre

Tai Chi

Sunday 6 March

8:30am

The Crescent

The Bookends Club

Wednesday 9 March

6:30-7:30pm

Books & Books

Mom & Me Cooking Class

Saturday 12 March

12-1pm

Bon Vivant

C.A.R.E. K9 5K Fun Run and Dog Jog

Sunday 13 March

7am

Nexus Way

Coastal Cuisine Cooking Class

Tuesday 15 March

6-8pm

Floetry

Wednesday 16 March

6:30-7:30pm

Books & Books

Culture at the Cinema: Jane Eyre

Saturday 19 March

7pm

Regal Cinemas

Chalkfest

Saturday 26 March

10am-1pm

Market Street

Indian Infusions Cooking Class

Wednesday 30 March

6-8pm

Bon Vivant

Cuisine of the Sun Dinner

Thursday 31 March

7pm

Ortanique

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