July 3, 2022

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Sea of Change Foundation announces 2016 support programme for Cayman Islands Coral Nursery Programme

Sea of Change is a nonprofit organization that donates 100% of the funds raised to conservation programs to protect the ocean environment. Sea of Change has donated the funds, materials, and resources to six Cayman Islands companies who have been issued permits by the Cayman Islands Department of Environment to begin coral nurseries to grow coral.

Six permits have been issued; four in Grand Cayman (Sunset House, Ocean Frontiers, Dive Tech and Cayman Eco Divers), one in Cayman Brac (Brac Scuba Shack) and one in Little Cayman (Central Caribbean Marine Institute). The CCMI in Little Cayman has been studying coral growth and nursery techniques for several years.

Members of the Sea of Change Foundation will be in Grand Cayman from April 24 – 30, 2016 to meet with the Department of Environment, with permit holders and help in the educational process of installing the coral trees.

Support for the Cayman Islands Coral Nursery Program is the latest project financed by the Sea of Change Foundation. In 2015, the organization donated funding for wireless surveillance cameras to the island country of Palau to assist them with enforcing illegal activity of fishing boats entering protected areas.

Sea of Change Foundation has no employees and is comprised of a group of individuals who have the ability to raise funds and donate 100% of it back to the ocean environment through education and conservation. For more information, email [email protected]

 

Cayman Carnival Batabano 2016

IMG_2407In just a few weeks one of the biggest festival events of the year arrives on Grand Cayman, so if you like to mix up your tropical beach vacations with a little dancing and good times, Cayman Carnival Batabano may be for you!

Saturday, May 7 brings parades, dancing, music, and more to our Caribbean slice of paradise, and if you need a home base on Seven Mile Beach, Aqua Bay Club is here for you.

Spend your days relaxing and lounging on one of the best beaches anywhere in the world – and spend your evenings dancing the night away, meeting exciting new people, and enjoying some delicious beverages.

The party begins in just a few weeks!

SOURCE: http://www.aquabayclub.com/news-events/cayman-carnival-batabano-2016/

 

Six Venezuelan fishermen rescued off coast of Jamaica

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The six set sail from Venezuela in early April.
The Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) Coast Guard confirmed Friday that it helped rescue six Venezuelan fishermen after their vessel sank about 250 nautical miles (402 kms) southeast of Jamaica.

A statement from the JDF said the vessel was first spotted by the United States Coast Guard.

The Venezuelan fishers were picked up by the JDF Coast Guard officers and brought ashore to the Coast Guard’s headquarters, located in Port Royal, Kingston. Officers say they were processed and screened before being transferred to the care of officials at the Venezuelan embassy in Jamaica.

JDF says the six men were grateful for the rescue and expressed relief at being brought back safely to shore.

In a press release, the JDF Coast Guard note that as a signatory to the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (1979), parties to the convention must ensure that assistance is provided to any person in distress at sea.

IMAGE: Some of the fishermen who were rescued. | Photo: Jamaica Defense Force

For more: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Six-Venezuelan-Fishermen-Rescued-off-Coast-of-Jamaica-20160422-0031.html

Special Immunization Clinic for Vaccination Week in the Americas

The public is invited to attend a special Immunization Clinic on Saturday 30 April, 2016 at the Public Health Department from 10.00 am to 3.00pm, to assist all children needing vaccinations including those with missed/outstanding doses; parents will be contacted to schedule appointments.

In addition, all adults needing Tetanus boosters; healthcare workers needing vaccines or people who are planning overseas travel within the next three weeks are invited to attend. No appointment is necessary and vaccines will be given on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, contact the Public Health Department on 244-2648.

 

 Cayman Islands: Regular LA meeting moved to Wednesday (25)

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Legislators return to the Legislative Assembly at 9 a.m. Monday, 25 April, 2016, for the resumption of the adjourned special meeting to discuss two Private Members’ motions, thereby delaying the start of the regular meeting until Wednesday, 27 April, 2016.

One of the Private Member’s motions, to be moved by MLA Arden McLean and seconded by MLA Ezzard Miller seeks that the House declares a lack of confidence in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and in its governance. The filing of this motion has already resulted in the Commissioner of Police David Baines deciding to leave office a year before his contract expires.

The other motion, to be moved by Leader of the Opposition Hon. McKeeva Bush and seconded by MLA Anthony Eden seeks an inquiry into the handling of the recent tragic case of five Caymanians, including two children, being lost at sea. Today, 21 April, Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick announced that the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has agreed to conduct an independent review of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service response to reports of persons missing at sea from 6 March until the operation concluded. The Governor remains committed to making the findings from this review public.

The regular meeting of the Legislative Assembly will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday when Government will deal with 48 questions to ministers and members of Cabinet, 18 bills,10 Private Members’ motions, and three Government motions.

Bills to be considered include:

The Cadet Corps (Amendment) Bill, 2015;

The Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2015;

The Tax Information Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2015;

The Limited Liability Companies Bill, 2015;

The Information and Communications Technology Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Sunday Trading (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Accountants Bill, 2016;

The Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Health Insurance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Health Services Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Justice Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Standard in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The National Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2016;

The Education Bill, 2016;

The Judge’s Emoluments and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

 

Queen’s New Year Honours 2017

queen_elizabeth_ii1Members of the public have until Friday 6 May 2016 to recommend Royal Honours for persons who have made outstanding contributions to Caymanian society.

Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick invites members of the public to put forward names for Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours 2017.

Nominations must include a persuasive account of nominees’ outstanding, innovative, or self-sacrificing achievements, as well as a description of what makes them exceptional. Contributions may be paid or unpaid, in one field or several.

Final recommendations for OBEs and MBEs are considered in the United Kingdom. Recommendations for the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour are considered locally.

Honours nomination forms can be found on the UK Government website at www.gov.uk/honours/overview

Completed nomination forms should be returned, under confidential cover, to the Governor’s Office, at the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue, or to the above email by no later than Friday 6 May 2016. While all recommendations will be acknowledged, the Governor’s Office does not provide details of any actions that it may take on them.

For any further information please contact the Governor’s Office on 244-2434.

Corrections Week Events in Cayman Islands

Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service is marking its 35th anniversary with the first ever formal Corrections Week from 24-30 April.

Highlights include: A collector’s supplement in the Cayman Compass on Friday, 22 April; a service at the Church of God Chapel, Walker’s Road on Sunday 24 April at 10 a.m; the official opening of Corrections Week by Director of Prisons Neil Lavis on Monday, 25 April at 8.30 a.m.; prisoners’ work at Camana Bay Farmers & Artisans Market on Wednesday, 27 April from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m; a prison team on Cayman 27’s The Panel discussion show on Thursday 28 April at 7 p.m; a friendly football match – RCIPS v. HMCIPS at the Walking Track, Olympic Way, on Saturday, 30 April at 8.30 a.m.

All are welcome at the events above.

End of March Deadline for Seafarers’/Veterans’ Updates

Seafarers, Veterans and their spouses have until 31 May 2016 to provide their current information to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

The Ministry is in the process of updating its health insurance database and has already distributed the relevant forms.

Any seafarer, veteran or spouse who has yet to receive such a document may provide a postal address to the Ministry so that the form can be mailed to them. Once completed, forms may be dropped off or mailed to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, 3rd Floor Government Administration Building, Elgin Avenue, Grand Cayman, PO Box 131, KY1-9000.

This request was initially made in July 2015 and those Seafarers, Veterans and their spouse who have responded to the initial request need not do so again.

Individuals seeking assistance may contact the Ministry at email:

[email protected] or phone: 244-2224.

Failure to respond may result in the discontinuation of health insurance benefits.

Child month cupcake war open to students in Cayman Brac

Young pastry chefs in Cayman Brac are invited to take part in the Child Month Cupcake Wars competition. Taking place on Saturday 30 April at the Layman Scott High School, the competition challenges bakers to create two cupcakes, a cupcake using fruit in the recipe and a diabetic friendly cupcake.

Bakers ages 10 – 25 years old are welcomed to participate, at no charge. The competition is sponsored by the Youth Services Unit, Kiwanis Club, Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), Department of Children and Family Services, The Ministry of Tourism and the Layman Scott Senior High School.

For more information email [email protected]

Cayman Islands: Call for Hurricane Shelter Volunteers

The Department of Children and Family Services is inviting individuals to sign up as shelter volunteers for this year’s Hurricane Season.

The Shelter Operations 2016 Hurricane Training for Shelter Managers & District Representatives Volunteers for this year’s Hurricane Season will be held over two days on Wednesday 25 May and Thursday 26 May at the Prospect Primary School Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Registration begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.

All volunteers MUST complete both days of training.

For more information contact Ernesto Carter at the Department of Children and Family Services on 949-0290 or

email [email protected] (GIS)

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Grand Court Jurors Report DATE Changed

 The Grand Court Jurors report DATE has been changed.

All Grand Court Jurors who are in the ‘6th APRIL – 5th JULY 2016’ session, please be advised that you are now to report for jury duty on WEDNESDAY the 13th April, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.

The Jury Information line – 945-5072 – has the most up to date information.

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)

TUE APR 26

Time Management & Productivity

The Chamber of Commerce presents Time Management & Productivity with Catherine Tyson on Tuesday (26 Apr) from 9:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

WED APR 27

The Alpha Course: Exploring the basics of Christian faith

The United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands invites you to “The Alpha Course: Exploring the basics of Christian faith”, Sunday’s at Savannah United, Tuesday’s at John Gray Memorial and Wednesday’s at St George’s Anglican Church, May 1st to June 29th. Learn more at a free Introductory Dinner on Wednesday (27 Apr) at 7:00p.m. at the Prospect Youth Center. Call 949-5583.

THU APR 28

Intellectual Property Basics: Copyright, Trademarks & Patents

The Chamber of Commerce presents Intellectual Property Basics: Copyright, Trademarks & Patents by Sophie Davies on Thursday (28 Apr) from 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

SME Workshop: Unlock your Retail Potential: Tips & Tricks for your Success

The Chamber of Commerce presents a FREE SME Workshop: Unlock your Retail Potential: Tips & Tricks for your Success by Savage Consulting on Thursday (28 Apr) from 5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. at their office in Governors Square. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

FRI APR 29

Cake/Bake Sale

Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church, Women in the Church will be having a Cake/Bake Sale on Friday (29 Apr) from 10:00am — 2:00pm at Scotia Bank, George Town.

Consumer Protection: Entrenching Consumer Supremacy in Cayman Islands Legislation

The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission submits for stakeholder and public comment a Discussion Paper entitled “Consumer Protection: Entrenching Consumer Supremacy in Cayman Islands Legislation”. The Paper may be viewed on www.lrc.gov.ky. Submissions should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 29th April.

SAT APR 30

Family Walk and Fellowship

St. George’s Anglican Church host hosting their annual Family Walk and Fellowship on Saturday (30 Apr) at 530pm

70s and 80s Party

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens presents their 70s and 80s Party at UCCI Auditorium on Saturday (30 Apr) at 8pm.

Child Month Cupcake Wars competition

Young pastry chefs in Cayman Brac are invited to take part in the Child Month Cupcake Wars competition on Saturday 30 April at the Layman Scott High School. Bakers ages 10 — 25 years old are welcomed to participate, at no charge. For more information email [email protected]

SUN MAY 1

Cayman Brac New Testament Church of God Crusade

The Cayman Brac New Testament Church of God invites you to a week of crusade Sunday through Sunday (1 — 8 May) at 730pm nightly under the theme The King is coming, are you ready?’

FRI MAY 6

Deadline For Queen’s New Year Honours 2017

Members of the public have until Friday 6 May 2015 to recommend persons who have made outstanding contributions to Caymanian society for Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours 2017. Nomination forms can be found on the UK Government website at www.gov.uk/honours/overview. Completed forms should be returned, under confidential cover, to the Governor’s Office, at Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue, or to email [email protected]. For any further information please contact the Governor’s Office on 244-2434.

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:

Thursday 28 April

7pm

Ortanique

Mother’s Day Portraits

Saturday 30 April

10am-1pm

Gardenia Court

Mom & Me Cooking Class

Saturday 30 April

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