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US: Caesars faces up to $5.1b in creditor claims, examiner says

Creditors of Caesars Entertainment’s bankrupt operating unit have actionable legal claims against the parent company and its private equity owners worth between $3.6 billion and $5.1 billion over a series of transactions that stripped value from the business, according to a Chapter 11 examiner.


U.S. issues new travel alert on Haiti

haitiprotestorsFrom News Americas

IMAGE: Street protests in Haiti during the Jan. election that failed to reach a concensus. (Photo Credit: HECTOR RETAMAL)

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C, Tues. Mar. 15, 2016: Americans are being again warned to use caution when traveling to Haiti.

The updated travel alert was issued by the U.S. State Department on March 11th and expires on June 10, 2016.

According to the State Department, tensions remain high in Haiti and U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation as the electoral process progresses to a resolution.

The latest announced date for the twice-postponed elections is April 24, 2016.

“Particular possible flashpoints would be the period leading up to and immediately following the date of the election, the date results are announced, and the inauguration of a new President – now set for May 14, 2016,” the Department advisory added.

For more: http://www.newsamericasnow.com/u-s-issues-new-travel-alert-on-haiti/


Dominica reports first case of Zika virus

By Yahoo News

YAHOO NEWS – Dominica is reporting its first case of the Zika virus that has been rapidly spreading across the hemisphere.

Health Minister Kenneth Darroux says it is a locally transmitted case since the sickened person has not recently traveled off the Caribbean island.

Darroux asserted Tuesday that there was “no need for alarm” and advised anyone showing symptoms to seek medical help.

The mosquito-spread Zika causes a mild illness in most people. But researchers are trying to determine whether the virus can cause microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and brain damage. The virus has also been linked to the rare Guillain-Barre paralysis

For more: http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/caribbean-dominica-reports-first-case-of-zika-virus/#sthash.UwPf3H55.dpuf


CFTC delegates certain responsibilities to National Futures Association

Contributed by Shearman & Sterling LLP From International Law Office

Derivatives USA

On January 14 2016 the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an order under the Commodity Exchange Act delegating to the National Futures Association (NFA) certain reporting and administrative responsibilities, effective March 1 2016.

The NFA will receive, review and maintain notices of swap valuation disputes in excess of $20 million filed by swap dealers and major swap participants pursuant to CFTC Regulation 23.502(c). The NFA will also be responsible for providing summaries and periodic reports related to these notices to the CFTC. The NFA is not authorised to render ‘no-action’ positions, exemptions or interpretations with respect to applicable disclosure, reporting, recordkeeping and registration requirements.

The order is available at www.cftc.gov/idc/groups/public/@newsroom/documents/file/federalregister021416.pdf.

For further information on this topic please contact Donna M Parisi, Geoffrey B Goldman or Azam H Aziz at Shearman & Sterling LLP by telephone (+1 212 848 4000) or email ([email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]). The Shearman & Sterling website can be accessed at www.shearman.com.

For more: http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Derivatives/USA/Shearman-Sterling-LLP/CFTC-delegates-certain-responsibilities-to-National-Futures-Association?utm_source=ILO+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Newsletter+2016-03-16&utm_campaign=Derivatives+Newsletter


Cayman Islands: NGCI Hosts EN MAS’ Lecture

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is hosting its “History of Carnival” special lecture on Thursday, 24 March 2016. The lecture is in conjunction with the NGCI’s current exhibition EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean.

Interested persons will learn about the fascinating and complex history of Caribbean Carnival with the Artistic Director of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, Henry Muttoo.

The 90 minute lecture is free and open to the public, beginning at 6:00pm.

For event details, email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.



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NEWS–Holy Week in Cayman Islands

Everyone is invited to a Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving, to be held on the grounds of the old Glass House on Tuesday 22nd March starting at mid-day and ending at 12.50pm. (sponsored by the Cayman Ministers Association).


EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES will take place on Sunday 27th March at 6am—on Public Beaches in 3 locations:

i) At the COE_WOOD Beach in Bodden Town.

ii) At the Seven Mile Public Beach;

iii)  And at the Red Bay Dock on South Sound Road.

Everyone is invited to come and worship. This is sponsored by the Cayman Ministers Association.


Holy Week and Easter with St. Alban’s Anglican Church 

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CNCF: Read with us at CULTURE JAM

Plays & Poetry in Motion! Culture Jam returns to the Harquail Studio Theatre. Come read or just enjoy!

CULTURE JAM on March 17th celebrates UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, which will be held on March 21st.

‘3rd Thursdays’ is on until August 2016!

When we’re not doing Culture Jam, we’ll screen films on 3rd Thursdays as part of Lights, Camera, Action. It’s all part of our 30th anniversary celebrations of the Harquail Theatre!

CLICK HERE for full calendar: http://www.artscayman.org/calendar


Off The Beaten Track Photos

If you want to purchase any of the beautiful photographs from the Off The beaten Track event  please use the link below with the voucher code OFFBT to get 50% off digital copies of the photos.




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


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

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

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.


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, .

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.

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 Orange You Glad Gala NOW SAT APRIL 9

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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/




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

The Exceptional Presenter

The Chamber of Commerce presents The Exceptional Presenter by Julie McLaughlin on Thursday (17 Mar) from 9:00 a.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.

2016 Festival of Easter Glory

Catch the 2016 Festival of Easter Glory on Friday (18 Mar) at 7pm in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary.

Prosperity Capital Management Internship

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

Mother’s Union Fish Fry

St George’s Anglican Church Parking Lot Courts Road (behind Cox Lumber), Eastern Avenue, George Town

From 12 NOON to 6PM


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!


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.

Newlands Seventh Day Adventist Church guest appreciation day

The Newlands Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a guest appreciation day on Saturday (19 Mar) with Sabbath school at 930am and divine service at 11am.

Bodden Town Library Day of Easter

Bodden Town Library presents a Day of Easter on Saturday (19 Mar) from 11am until 1230pm with story time, musical chairs, snacks and an opportunity to snuggle with a rabbit. The event is for children between the ages of 1 and 8.

Heart Smart Health Fair

Heart Advert


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 – Procession 8:30am

2016 Festival of Easter Glory

Catch the 2016 Festival of Easter Glory on Sunday (20 Mar) at 7pm in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary.


Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving

Everyone is invited to a Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving, to be held on the grounds of the old Glass House on Tuesday 22nd March starting at mid-day and ending at 12.50pm. (sponsored by the Cayman Ministers Association).

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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