June 24, 2021

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

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Cayman Islands Grand Court Jurors Reporting Time Update

 The Grand Court jury report time (not the date) has been changed. The date remains the same.

All Grand Court Jurors who are in the 13 JANUARY – 5 APRIL 2016 session, please be advised that the report time on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 has been changed. You are now to report for jury duty on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 at 2:00 pm instead of 9:00 am.

Please note: This notice does not affect those 7 jurors currently sitting on the trial and must attend court as directed by the Judge.

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


iNews b unnamed copyEN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean at Cayman Islands National Gallery

Next week, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will open a pioneering exhibition EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, this international travelling exhibition explores the influences of Carnival on contemporary performance and practices in the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.

Renew your Membership today and get first access to the exhibition during the Members’ Reception Thursday, 14 January 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


(345) 945 8111 | [email protected]

Experience the best the NGCI has to offer all year long as a Member: from Gallery talks and special events, to private member receptions for exhibitions. There’s always something new to inspire you.

Exhibition curated by Claire Tancons and Krista Thompson; organized by the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.

Image and artwork: Ebony G. Patterson, Invisible Presence: Bling Memories, 2014, Jamaica. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery. Photo: Monique Gilpin and Philip Rhoden.


Mamajuana is secretly the best rum drink in the Caribbean

From Business Insider

Some complain that mamajuana tastes like cough syrup, but the rum-based concoction is a delicious island favorite.

Locals mix up their own versions, soaking tree bark and other Dominican herbs in rum for weeks, then adding red wine and honey. Some soak the liquid for longer than others, and everyone has their own mix of up to 16 different herbs and spices. Thus, every batch tastes slightly different.

According to Real Mamajuana, the strong cinnamon flavor is helpful to diabetics, and the drink is also rumored to be an aphrodisiac.

Next time you find yourself in the Dominican Republic, it’s definitely worth asking a local to mix up a batch.

Story and editing by Adam Banicki

For more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-rum-drink-in-the-caribbean-2016-1


PAHO issues zica virus alert for the Caribbean

From RJR News

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has issued an alert for the Caribbean region, as a result of the occurrence of cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus.

The zika virus is transmitted by the same Aedes Aegypti mosquito that is the insect vector for dengue and chikungunya, and the symptoms are also very similar.

The zika virus is now present in the Eastern Caribbean Region, Martinique and Puerto Rico.

Considering the volume of travel amongst the islands, PAHO has declared that there is a clear need for increased surveillance and heightened awareness of this virus.

Countries and territories with autochthonous transmission. Epidemiological Week 52 – 2015

Brazil Colombia; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Honduras; Martinique;

Mexico; Panama; Puerto Rico; Paraguay; Suriname; Venezuela

For more: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/paho-issues-zica-virus-alert-for-the-caribbean


Caribbean Airline To Do Business Argyle International Airport

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has announced that the Caribbean Airlines the regional carrier and national airline of Trinidad and Tobago, will be doing business with the Argyle International Airport, when it is complete.

Speaking at the recent ULP’s Touchdown Rally at Argyle, the Prime Minister said he has received a commitment from the Trinidad-based Airline Company to fly into the Argyle International Airport.

The Prime Minister said despite concerns raised by the Opposition New Democratic Party about safety, the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority said there were no safety concerns.

SOURCE: http://www.nbcsvg.com/2015/12/07/caribbean-airline-business-argyle-international-airport/


Holly Woodlawn, Lou Reed’s Wild Side inspiration, dies at 69

iNews b Holly WoodlawnFrom Wn.com/BBC

Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress who inspired Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side and appeared in Andy Warhol’s 70s films Trash and Women in Revolt, has died of cancer aged 69.

Reed’s opening lyrics read: “Holly came from Miami,

“Holly came from Miami, F-L-A / Hitchhiked her way across the USA / Plucked her eyebrows on the way / Shaved her legs, and then he was a she”

For more: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/12/07/Holly_Woodlawn_Lou_Reeds_Wild_Side_inspiration_dies_at_69/


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

Happy New Year to everyone

Pat Bazell-Taylor


British Airways Nassau / Aircraft Changes from July 2016
By JL From Airline Route
British Airways starting 01JUL16 is increasing capacity on 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/




Swanky International Fashion Show

The Swanky International Fashion Show is Friday (8 Jan) at the Festival Green in Camana Bay starting at 8pm.



Ceramics Culture

You’re invited to Ceramics Culture at the National Gallery on Saturday (9 Jan) from 2:45 — 530pm. For more information, email [email protected].



Walk and Wag 5K

The Walk and Wag 5K is Sunday (10 Jan) at 630am in the town center of Camana Bay.



10 – 17

West Bay Wesleyan Holiness Church Revival Services

The West Bay Wesleyan Holiness Church invites you to REVIVAL SERVICES with Guest Speaker, Rev. Sidney Grant , Sunday — Sunday (10 — 17 Jan)



Bookends Club

The Bookends Club meets on Wednesday (13 Jan) at 630pm at Books and Books.



Introduction to Business Environment
14 Jan 2016
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
To Be Determined
Spaces left
CISPA Member – CI$100.00 (KYD)
Non-Member – CI$125.00 (KYD)
Develop knowledge, skill and understanding of the general legal framework and of specific legal areas relating to business. This an entry-level course is for persons who are new to financial services in the Cayman Islands, and covers a range of specific legal areas relating to various aspects of business of most concern to accounting and finance professionals.
Participants will learn to:
Describe and explain how companies are managed, administered and regulated
Recognise the legal implications relating to companies in difficulty or in crisis
Demonstrate an understanding of governance and ethical issues relating to business
Programme level: Introductory
Delivery method: Group-Live
Morning and afternoon snacks included



Cayfest Red Sky at Night Applications

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is inviting applications from visual and performing artists, filmmakers, food vendors and volunteers interested in taking part in the annual Cayfest Red Sky at Night event. Registration deadline is the end of day Friday (15 Jan). The Red Sky at Night festival is set for February 27th. Registration forms can be downloaded online at artscayman.org/cayfest



Ole Time Town Hall Dance

Caymanians Against Economic Injustice invites the community to a New Year’s Social ‘Ole Time Town Hall Dance’ on Saturday (16 Jan) at 730pm in George Town Town Hall. For more information, email [email protected]


SAT JAN 16 – FEB 7


The next staging of the Permanent Residence course for persons planning to sit the exam, will be from January 16- February 7 at . The course can be taken Saturdays or Sundays. If you are living in Cayman Brac, you can take the course at the Camus there. Registration is currently underway.


TUE & WED JAN 19 & 20

Basics of Budgeting

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Basics of Budgeting by Terry Carson on Tuesday and Wednesday (19 & 20 Jan) from 9:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky/events.



Time Management & Productivity

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a course on Time Management & Productivity by Catherine Tyson on Thursday (21 Jan) from 9:00a.m. — 4:30p.m. at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky/events.


FRI & SAT JAN 22 & 23

4th Annual Arbitration and Investment Summit – , and Other Emerging Markets
Cutting Edge, Local, Regional and International Speakers.
22nd – 23rd, 2016 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Auditorium of The Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre College of the Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Early Bird Registration Ends January 8th, 2016
International – $350.00 Local – Adults $100, – $60, Students – $25
At the door – Adults – $150, One Day – $75, Students – $30



Cayman Brac Full Moon Sock Hop

The District Committee of Cayman Brac presents the Full Moon Sock Hop on Saturday (23 Jan) on public beach from 630pm until midnight. Call 916.3960 for tickets, tables and reservations.


January Events at

The New Year starts off on an exciting note with a carnival launch celebration and this month also features Cayman’s biggest culinary event, Taste of Cayman. There are many enrichment activities, including a free juicing demonstration and a chance to express your creativity with an open mic night of poetry and readings. Let’s not forget, this is the month to get back on the healthy track and we have two exciting fitness challenges happening at Camana Bay.

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Swanky Fashion Show
Friday 8 January
The Festival Green

Juicing Demonstration
Saturday 9 January
Bon Vivant

Walk and Wag 5k
Sunday 10 January
Town Centre

The Bookends Club
Wednesday 13 January
Books & Books

Master Sommelier Series 001
Thursday 14 January
West Indies Wine Company

Rum Run Distance Race Finish
Sunday 17 January
The Island

Wednesday 20 January
Books & Books

Taste of Cayman
Saturday 23 January
The Festival Green

Cuisine of the Sun Dinner
Thursday 28 January

Culture at the Cinema: Behind Beautiful Forevers
Saturday 30 January
Regal Cinemas

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