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Final look: Cayman Islands CARIFTA Swimming Championships 2016

CARIFTA-Landon-Von-KanelAn emotional CARIFTA story that does not have a Cayman Islands swimmer at its centre, and one which the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) love to tell, is the one which saw the Landon Von Kanel Award being won by 12 year old Mitch Bourgeois of Guadeloupe.

Landon Von Kanel won Cayman’s first CARIFTA Swim Medals at CARIFTA in 1996. Landon was 12 years old and won Gold in both the 200M and 400M Freestyle events in the youngest age group.

In 2001 a tragic car accident claimed Landon’s life — and in 2002 the Landon Von Kanel Award was created for young swimmers who replicated his 1996 double gold achievement. Dave Kelshiemer, Landon’s coach, had a special bond with Landon and he initiated the idea of the award as recognition for distance swimmers in a sprint-focused Caribbean.

In the years that this award is won, it is presented by CIASA in Landon’s memory. This year CARIFTA Swim Team Co-Captains Ella Plunkett and Eddie Weber presented the award to 12 year old Mitch Bourgeois of Guadeloupe – honouring a young man; and his family who are still passionate supporters of swimming in the Cayman Islands.

Pastor Randy (as most in Cayman know Landon’s father) serves on the YMCA Board and remains committed to providing Cayman’s youth with access to the growth, discipline and focus that come from taking part in organized sports.

This year, Cayman won 15 medals – 8 gold: all individual, 6 in the pool and 2 in open water; 3 silver: all in the pool, 2 individual and 1 relay and 4 bronze: 3 in the pool and 1 open water, all individual.

Additionally a number of new Long Course CIASA and National Records were set at CARIFTA 2016:

GIRLS
– Alison Jackson: lowered her own Girls 13-14 50 Free LC CIASA and National Records; and broke the Girls Senior 50 Free LC NATIONAL record (previously held by L. Hew) with a time of 27.48.
– Isabella Watler: broke Girls 11-12 100 Butterfly LC NATIONAL Record with a time of 1:12.37 (previously held by J. Foster 1:12.61 since 2002).

BOYS
– Corey Frederick-Westerborg: broke Boys 11-12 200IM LC National Record with a time of 2:37.31 (previously held by S. Fraser 2:40.69 since 2000).
– Jordon Crooks: broke Boys 13-14 50 Free LC CIASA and National Records with a time of 26.51 (previously held by M. Somerville 26:56 since 2015).
– Zachary Moore: broke two Boys 13-14 LC National Records, 50 LC Back with a time of 31.33 (previously held by M. Somerville 31.35 since 2015) and 100 LC Back with a time of 1:05.15 (previously held by S. Fraser 1:06.18 since 2002).

Note that CIASA records may be set by a swimmer of any nationality who is a registered member of CIASA while National records may only be held by Caymanians.

The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) is a volunteer, not for profit association dedicated to furthering the interests of all aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands. CIASA is the recognised Governing Body of aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands and is a member of FINA, UANA, CCCAN and the CIOC. For more information on CIASA please visit www.ciasa.ky.

 

Dynamic International Airways to serve Caribbean, Mexico destinations

By Gulli Arnason From Financial news.co.uk

Dynamic International Airways has launched new services to the Caribbean and Mexico starting summer 2016, the company said.

Beginning early May, Dynamic will be servicing non-stop flights from New York JFK to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Further, in June, Dynamic International Airways will serve Los Angeles LAX to Cancun, Mexico. Dynamic passengers can also expect services to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in the near future.

Starting May 2nd, daily non-stop flights will depart from New York JFK and will arrive into Cancun International Airport. With four weekly non-stop flights, Dynamic plans to increase its presence into Cancun by adding flights from Los Angeles LAX.

In addition, Dynamic will commence flights from New York JFK to Punta Cana in the Caribbean, six days a week. All services will be non-stop and will give passengers the opportunity to connect to additional destinations throughout North and South America.

Dynamic International Airways LLC is a US Certificated FAR PART 121 AIR CARRIER providing excellent, comfortable, low cost, long haul, point-to-point air service. Airline is headquartered in North Carolina and offers service from airports in New York, California, Puerto Rico, Punta Cana, Guyana, Florida, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Palau with its fleet of B767 wide body aircrafts.

For more: http://www.financial-news.co.uk/34216/2016/04/dynamic-international-airways-to-serve-caribbean-mexico/

 

Cayman Islands General Registry closing for staff training -Wed April 13

General Registry, including its counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close on Wednesday, 13 April, for a staff training event.

There will be limited electronic service available to CORIS/EDMS subscribers, with online queries not generating the usual immediate response.

In the event of a birth- or death-related emergency, the relevant Government agencies have been provided contact numbers for General Registry’s staff.

General Registry’s main office, including its counter, will reopen on Thursday, 14 April, at 8:30am.

General Registry apologises for any inconvenience the closure may cause. For more information, please call 946-7922 or email [email protected].

 

2016 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge

The 2016 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge will be held on Cayman Brac on Sunday, 17 April and Grand Cayman on Sunday, 24 April.

The event aims to raise $50,000 to help Cayman Heart Fund in its drive to buy a new ambulance, and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Registration takes place in Cayman Brac on 7, 8, 14 and 15 April from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m in the District

Administration Building. In Grand Cayman, registration takes place on 7, 8, 14 and 15 April from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 21 and 22 April from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Government Administration Building.

Visit www.odg.gov.ky/DG5K for the registration form and further details.

 

Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly date set

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Following the agreement of Cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday, 22 March, 2016, the Premier has asked the Speaker of the House to summon the Legislative Assembly to meet on Monday, 25 April, 2016.

Government is expected to present several bills for debate and passage, including:

• Statistics (Amendment) Bill (2016)

• Standards in Public Life (Amendment) Bill (2016)

• Accountants Bill (2016)

• Companies Law (Amendment) Bill (2016)

• Limited Liability Companies Bill (2016)

• Legal Practitioners Bill (2016)

• Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill (2016)

Also to be dealt with are various private member motions and parliamentary questions.

 

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

Spiritual

Parenting

Biographies

Sport’s

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Buy 1 CD Get 1 FREE

Tel: 946-8053

Location – next to ALT’s on North Sound Road

  

Art through Cancer- Cancer through Art

Thu April 7 – May 12

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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 (Date Order)

FRI APR 8 – SUN APR 24

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

The Cayman Drama Society presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat with shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday from April 7th through April 24th at 730pm. There will also be matinees on April 17th and 24th at 5pm.

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FRI APR 8 

17th Annual Chamber Golf Classic

The 17th Annual Chamber Golf Classic at the North Sound Golf Club on Friday (8 Apr) at 12:00 p.m. The awards presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

3rd Annual Autism Run/Walk

The 3rd Annual Autism Run/Walk is Saturday (9 Apr) at 630am at the North Sound Golf Course.

Early Childhood Care and Education Professional Development Conference

The Early Childhood Care and Education Professional Development Conference is Saturday (9 Apr) at Mary Miller Hall from 830am until 4pm. The theme is Project Based Learning for Young Thinkers in Early Childhood.

Guardians Alive 5/10K Walk Run

SAT APR 9

Human Society’s Bargain Blow Out Book Sale

The Cayman Islands Human Society’s Bargain Blow Out Book Sale is Saturday (9 Apr) from 9am until 4pm outside AL Thompson’s Main Entrance.

Meals on Wheels Orange You Glad Gala

The Meals on Wheels Orange You Glad Gala is offering sponsoring and advertising opportunities on Saturday. The event is April 9th from 6pm to midnight at the Marriott Hotel. For more information call 949.3905.

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Guardians Alive 5/10K Walk Run

The Guardians Alive 5/10K Walk Run is Saturday (9 Apr) from 6 — 8am starting at Cayman International School.

SUN APR 10 

WOYC Church Service

As part of Week of the Young Child, you’re invited to a church service at 4pm at the First Assembly of God on Sunday (10 Apr)

MON APR 11

Communicating Effectively

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting Communicating Effectively by Terry Carson on Monday and Tuesday (11 & 12 Apr) from 9:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

 Week of the Young Child Pajama Party

The Week of the Young Child Pajama Party is Monday (11 Apr) from 6 — 8pm at Gardenia Court in Camana Bay.

WED APR 13

Bookends Club

The Bookends Club’s next meeting is Wednesday (13 Apr) from 630 to 730pm at Books and Books.

Young Image Makers competition

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation has extended its registration deadline for students wishing to enter their short films in the Young Image Makers competition. Budding filmmakers can now submit their entries now through Wednesday (13 Apr.) 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]

 International tenor to conduct free workshop at Cayman University

After a successful run in Europe and the USA, international tenor soloist Steve Higgins is conducting his Jamaican Folk Music workshop at the University College of the Cayman Islands on Wednesday, April 13.

This event is free and open to the public.

Jamaican Folk Music Workshop Poster

Jamaican Folk Music workshop

You’re invited to a Jamaican Folk Music workshop on Wednesday (13 Apr) at 2pm at UCCI’s Sir Vassel Johnson Hall.

Read to Tots Day

As part of Week of the Young Child, you’re invited to Read to Tots Day on Wednesday (13 Apr) from 9 until noon at participating Early Childhood Education Centers.

SAT APR 16

Culture at the Cinema Man and Superman

Culture at the Cinema featuring Man and Superman is Saturday (16 Apr) at 7pm at Regal Cinemas.

Slow Food Day

Camana Bay’s Slow Food Day Food Revolution Kids Culinary Challenge is Saturday (16 Apr) from 1230pm to 2pm in Gardenia Court at Camana Bay. The Farm to Table dinner is at 7pm on The Crescent.

Chamber of Commerce’s Earth Day Clean-Up

Volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce’s Earth Day Clean-Up on April 16 from 7a.m. — 10 a.m. Resources will be provided while supplies last. Register at www.caymanchamber.ky

Earth Day Island Wide Roadside Clean-Up

The Chamber of Commerce’s Earth Day Island Wide Roadside Clean-Up on April 16. Anyone interested in sponsoring or participating can contact Nikita Durrant at [email protected].

20th Annual Earth Day Clean-Up

The 20th Annual Earth Day Clean-Up will be on April 16th with brunch and a Family Fun Day at Public Beach after the Clean-Up!

SUN APR 17

Dr. J. Hugh Cummings Memorial 5K Walk

The Annual Dr. J. Hugh Cummings Memorial 5K Walk is Sunday (17 Apr) at 6:30 AM.

TUE APR 19

Seafarers Association General Meeting

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 19 April 2016 at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

WED APR 20

Floetry

Floetry is Wednesday (20 Apr) at 630pm at Books and Books.

THU APR 21

Glen Inanga Piano Recital for Cayman Islands Arts Festival Scholarship Programme

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Immigration: Work Permits

The Chamber of Commerce presents Immigration: Work Permits with Nick Joseph on Thursday (21 Apr) from 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

 

SAT APR 23

Rotary Science Fair
23 April , 2016

The Rotary Science Fair is Saturday (23 Apr) from 10 to 3pm at the Arts and Recreation Center.
Sixth Annual Breast Cancer Beach Walk
23 April , 2016

The Sixth Annual Breast Cancer Beach Walk is Saturday (23 April) at Royal Palms at 7pm. Register now at breastcancerfoundation.ky.
Revival Services
24 April , 2016

The Red Bay Church of God (Holiness) will hold Revival Services Sunday — Friday (24 – 29 Apr) at 6PM on Sunday and 730pm on weeknights.
Prosperity Capital Management Internship
24 April , 2016

Apply now for an internship with Prosperity Capital Management. This internship is being offered 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 2015.

April Events at Camana Bay

This is the month to experience all things local with the return of Slow Food Day, a full-day event celebrating Cayman’s home-grown food scene. You can find your next treasure at a car boot sale, get your kids to fall in love with reading during a weekly book club or take some time for yourself and enjoy pampering opportunities with Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa’s 23rd anniversary celebration. With Mother’s Day approaching, you can also celebrate early with a special Mom & Me cooking class and a family portrait session.

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Tai Chi

Sunday 3 April

8:30am

The Crescent

Simplifying Healthy with Saucha

Tuesday 5 April

6-8pm

Bon Vivant

Eclipze’s 23rd Anniversary Open House

Friday 8 April

10am-7pm

Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa

Guardians Alive 5/10K Walk and Run

Saturday 9 April

6-8am

Cayman International School

Car Boot Sale

Saturday 9 April

9-11am

Cayman International School

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Club

9, 16, 23, 30 April

1-2:30pm

Starfish Village

Week of the Young Child Pajama Party

Monday 11 April

6-8pm

Gardenia Court

Curry at Home Cooking Class

Wednesday 13 April

6-8pm

Bon Vivant

The Bookends Club

Wednesday 13 April

6:30-7:30pm

Books & Books

Slow Food Day

Market & Chef Demonstrations

Saturday 16 April

10am-12pm

The Paseo, Gardenia Court and Bon Vivant

Slow Food Day

Food Revolution Kids’ Culinary Challenge

Saturday 16 April

12:30-2pm

Gardenia Court

Slow Food Day

Farm-to-Table Dinner

Saturday 16 April

7pm

The Crescent

Culture at the Cinema

Man and Superman

Saturday 16 April

7pm

Regal Cinemas

Burger Beer Bash Cooking Class

Tuesday 19 April

6-8pm

Bon Vivant

Floetry

Wednesday 20 April

6:30-7:30pm

Books & Books

Rotary Science Fair

Saturday 23 April

10am-3pm

The Arts & Recreation Centre

Budding Chef Cooking Class

Pizza Mania

Saturday 23 April

12-1pm

Bon Vivant

Cuisine of the Sun Dinner

Thursday 28 April

7pm

Ortanique

Mother’s Day Portraits

Saturday 30 April

10am-1pm

Gardenia Court

Mom & Me Cooking Class

Saturday 30 April

12-1pm

Bon Vivant

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