June 4, 2020

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Citrix: Taking “Remote Access” to a New Level

From Tax Justice Blog

The Citrix Corporation is a widely known provider of remote-access software, which allows employees to use “remote login” technogy to access a centrally located computer from their home offices. If the company’s corporate report is to be believed, it seems a substantial number of its 9,500 employees must be remotely logging in from homes in the Cayman Islands. How else to explain the fact that domestic sales accounted for 56 percent of its worldwide revenues last year but the company claimed none of its profits were earned in the United States? One clue to this mystery lies in the company’s income tax note, which states that the company’s $2.3 billion in permanently reinvested foreign earnings are “primarily held by its foreign subsidiary in the Cayman Islands.” $2.3 billion also happens to be the total amount of profit the company has reported outside the United States in the last 11 years, dubiously suggesting that the lion’s share of the company’s income-generating activities must be taking place in the Caymans.

For more: http://www.taxjusticeblog.org/archive/2016/03/corporate_tax_watch_wendys_duk.php#.VuMRBFL-Saw


UK and CDB launch the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure (UKCIF) Programme

countries and one British Overseas Territory are closer to accessing funding to build new roads, bridges, ports and other vital infrastructure as the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Infrastructure (UKCIF) Programme becomes operational. The UKCIF was ratified on March 9th by the Board of the Caribbean Development Bank, paving the way for implementation of the game changing programme. The Department for International Development will provide up to £300m in grant financing from January 2016 to March 2020 to Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines and Montserrat.
SOURCE: https://vimeo.com/158679031


Teen pregnancy in the Caribbean

From Irie Jam Radio

The United Nations is calling on the Caribbean to address its high rate of teen pregnancy.

Yesterday, the United Nations Population Fund released a report that states 20% of Caribbean women gave birth by age 10, and almost twice as many girls have at least one child by age 15. While a report from the The Pan American Health Organisation shows the leading cause of death for 15-19-year-old girls in the region, to be complications related to child birth.

Now The United Nations Population Fund has made a call for urgent action to address this situation, and provided what it says are ‘realistic, attainable goals’.

Its recommendations to regional leaders include providing quality sexual and reproductive health services, a national school curricula, and increased social and legal programs to quail violence against children. The report also suggests governments try a ‘holistic approach’, which does not dwell on changing girls’ behavior, but society attitudes instead.

The United Nations seeks to reduce the rate of teen pregnancies in the Caribbean by 20 by the year 2019. Caribbean countries with the highest rate of teen pregnancy are Belize, Guyana, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

For more: http://iriejamradio.com/curb-teen-pregnancy-in-the-caribbean/


Children’s Film Competition Registration Extended
The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) has extended its registration deadline for students wishing to enter their short films in the Young Image Makers (YIM) competition.
Budding filmmakers can now submit their entries now through Wednesday, 13th April, 2016.
The Foundation is allowing students more time over the Easter holidays to work on their films.
Interested persons can submit films to CNCF offices behind Harquail Theatre by 5.00 p.m. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.artscayman.org/young-image-makers , for more details, email [email protected]


Cayman Islands Humane Society Book Loft March Monthly Sale

50% Sale on all books

Self Help
Buy 1 CD Get 1 FREE

Tel: 946-8053
Location – next to ALT’s on North Sound Road


Caribbean nationals nabbed in US immigration sweep

From Jamaica Observer

FLORIDA, United States (CMC) – The United Sates Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has arrested a number of Caribbean immigrants among 25 convicted criminals in a major immigration sweep in Central Florida.

ICE said that the unidentified Caribbean nationals were from the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana.

ICE said that the other migrants were from Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Morocco, Mexico, El Salvador, and Canada and that the sweep targeted “criminal aliens who pose a threat to public safety.

“All encountered had criminal records, some were felony convictions for serious or violent offences, such as manslaughter, child abuse, robbery, false imprisonment, felony DUI (driving under the influence), hit and run, armed burglary, racketeering, as well as weapons and drug violations,” ICE said.

Marc J Moore, field office director for the Miami ERO Field Office, which oversees all of Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, said “ICE prioritises convicted criminals and public safety threats for apprehension and removal”.

For more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Caribbean-nationals-nabbed-in-US-immigration-sweep


CNCF: Cayfest 2016 | THANK YOU!!!


We can’t thank you enough for your contribution to Cayfest 2016 including the 22nd Annual National Arts & Culture Awards, Dress For Culture Day, the Cayman Islands Folk Singers Concert
Home & Away and Red Sky at Night festival. What a success!

We couldn’t have done it without you and we are truly thankful.

Survey Says… 

How did we do?  We’re looking for feedback so that we can make 2017 Red Sky at Night 2017 even better! Please take 2 minutes to fill out our survey: CLICK HERE.  Thank you!

Keep an eye out… 

STUNNING festival images will be posted on our Facebook page over the next week.  We would like to thank all of our volunteer photographers for capturing such beautiful moments! Click here to visit our page.

And don’t forget…
Dress For Culture Day continues with our online competition! Open now until 5pm on Friday, March 18. Visit our Facebook page and LIKE your favourite photo! The photo with the MOST LIKES win!

– The CNCF Team


Cayman Islands Internship with Prosperity Capital Management

Studying finance or accounting at a local college or university? Prosperity Capital is offering another finance internship. Application deadline is now Friday, 18th March 2016. Email [email protected] for application form or call 945-3114.


What’s Happening at UCCI?

March 19, 2016 10:00am – 3:00 pm
Sir Vassel Johnson Hall
Joining a great line-up of speakers tackling a plethora of topics at TEDxUCCI: FutureVision, the UCCI Performing Arts students under the guidance of Dr. MoniKa Lawrence, developed an original composition reflecting their views on an issue impacting their present as well as their future. A sneak peek of their presentation was featured on Cayman 27’s Daybreak recently.
Throughout the event, all attendees will be able to sample culinary treats prepared by our UCCI hospitality students.
$10 – Students and $25 – Non-Students.
Registration deadline: March 11.
Don’t miss out. Register now at: http://tedxucci.ky/attendees/index.shtml

Youth Parliament on Monday (14)

Members of the public are invited to attend the ninth annual Youth Parliament that will take place at the Legislative Assembly to celebrate Commonwealth Day on Monday, 14 March 2016 from 10.30 a.m.

Students from nine higher education institutions will take over the Legislative Assembly for the day and will debate two topics during the proceedings that will follow the opening ceremony.

Minister Marion Hall heads to Grand Cayman

High profile dancehall artiste turned gospel minister, Marion Hall, formerly known as Lady Saw is heading to Cayman.

Hall is scheduled to perform at Concert at the Lion Center in Grand Cayman on June 5.

“I will be there in the name of Jesus,” said Hall on Instagram as she shared a promotional flyer for the event.

Hall is also expected to make her gospel debut overseas from March 25-27.

SOURCE: http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/minister-marion-hall-heads-grand-cayman

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.

Cayman Islands 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 Family Resource Centre 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 on [email protected], on www.facebook.com/FamilyResourceCentre or call 949-0006.

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 , 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 Bodden Town 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



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/




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.


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

Sickle Cell Support Group meeting

The Public Health Department is hosting is next Sickle Cell Support Group meeting on Tuesday (15 Mar) at 7:30 p.m. at the Cayman Islands Hospital’s Public Health Waiting Room. All are invited to the session where Health Services Authority General Practice Coordinator Dr. Anna Matthews will lead the discussion.


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 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


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.

How to Run a Successful Business

The Chamber of Commerce presents How to Run a Successful Business Derek Jones on Thursday (17 Mar) from 2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky


7th annual St. Ignatius Scramble

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

North Sound 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.


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.


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!


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.

Diabetic Foot Screening

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens presents a Diabetic Foot Screening at Elmslie Memorial Church in George Town on Saturday (19 Mar) from 11am until 3pm.


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.

Palm Sunday Service Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church

You’re invited to Palm Sunday Service at Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church.

Palm Sunday Service St George’s Anglican Church

Blessing of Palms and Holy Communion  St George’s Anglican Church 7am & 9am

Courts Road, Eastern Av. GT

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


Bon Vivant

Budding Chef Cooking Class: Breakfast Champions

Saturday 5 March


Bon Vivant

Lions Spring Fitness Jamboree

Sunday 6 March


Arts & Recreation Centre

Tai Chi

Sunday 6 March


The Crescent

The Bookends Club

Wednesday 9 March


Books & Books

Mom & Me Cooking Class

Saturday 12 March


Bon Vivant

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

Sunday 13 March


Nexus Way

Coastal Cuisine Cooking Class

Tuesday 15 March


Bon Vivant


Wednesday 16 March


Books & Books

Culture at the Cinema: Jane Eyre

Saturday 19 March


Regal Cinemas


Saturday 26 March


Market Street

Indian Infusions Cooking Class

Wednesday 30 March


Bon Vivant

Cuisine of the Sun Dinner

Thursday 31 March



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