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Summer Events at Camana Bay

Toddler Tuesdays

Every Tuesday

Imagination Playground 10am-7pm, The Crescent

Story Time 11am, Regal Cinemas

Bubble Hour

Every Tuesday and Saturday


The Crescent

Moonlight & Movies: Summer Series

Every Tuesday, June through August


Gardenia Court

Summer Saturdays

Every Saturday, June through August


The Crescent

Cayman Music School Summer Camp

Every Monday through Friday, 29 June through 31 July


Cayman Music School

Starfish Village Summer Camp

Every Monday through Friday, 29 June through 21 August


Starfish Village

Summer Book Swap

Every Monday through Sunday, July through August

Cassia Court

Canada Day Cuisine of the Sun Dinner

Wednesday 1 July



Summer Splash

Saturday 4 July


The Crescent

Genuine Rum & Q

Saturday 4 July


The Crescent Lawn

Bon Vivant Summer Culinary Camp

Tuesday 7 through Friday 10 July


Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

5th Annual Multi-Sport Camp

7-10, 13-17 and 20-24 July


Camana Bay Sports Complex

Midsummer Light & Music Show

Every Thursday, 16 July through 20 August


The Paseo

Kiddie Drive-In Movie

Tuesday 21 July

Cardboard Box Car Crafts 5-7pm

Moonlight & Movies 7pm

Gardenia Court

Sensational Summer Salads Cooking Class

Thursday 23 July


Bon Vivant

7th Annual Basketball Camp

Monday 27 through Friday 31 July

8:30am-12pm (ages 7-12) and 12:30-4pm (ages 12-17)

Arts & Recreation Centre

Grand Court Jurors Report Date Changed

The Grand Court jury report date has been changed.

Grand Court Jurors who are in the 1 April – 30 June 2015 session are now to report on Monday, 29 June 2015 at 9:45 a.m.

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

MWAC_LAST CHANCE DISTRICT MEETINGS_FLYER_2015Education Bill 2015 District Meetings

Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs will be hosting public meetings in every district, including Cayman Brac, to discuss the Education Bill, 2015 and gain the public’s feedback on the proposed changes.

The meetings will be as follows:

Cayman Brac: Saturday 20th June, 2015, Layman E. Scott Snr. High School Hall from 2:00pm – 3:30pm

George Town: Monday 22nd June, 2015, Mary Miller Hall, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

West Bay: Wednesday 24th June, 2015, Shirley Kidd Memorial Hall, Sir John A. Cumber Primary School from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

North Side: Thursday 25th June, 2015, Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

East End: Tuesday 30th June, 2015, East End Primary School Hall from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Bodden Town: Wednesday 1st July, 2015, Savannah Primary School Hall from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

All residents of the Cayman Islands are invited to attend the meetings.

Members of the public can also obtain and review the Education Bill, 2015 and complete the online survey on the Ministry of Education’s website:


iNews b CIFACIFA End of Season Awards Ceremony

We will be holding our annual End of Season Awards Ceremony at the Marriott Grand Cayman Resort on Friday, 26 June 2015 at 7:00 PM. We invite all member clubs and their various teams to save the date and hope to see you there for a wonderful evening celebrating the end to another season.


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BBQ-Hoedown-2015St George’s Anglican Church 6PM

Annual Fundraiser

From the grill: Choice of BBQ Chicken, Pig Tails, Pork Ribs, Beef

Ribs or Fish. Plus a large selection of Side Dishes. Drinks and Desserts on sale.

Entertainment: Earl LaPierre on Steel Pan, Line Dancing and so much more!

A Sacred Setting

The Bodden Town Seventh Day Adventist Church presents A Sacred Setting — an evening of instrumental vesper music of praise, worship and adoration on Friday (26 Jun) at 745pm.

Island Living Show

The Island Living Show is Friday (26 Jun) & Saturday (27 Jun) from 10 — 5pm at the Arts & Recreation Center.

Enrollment for Government School Students

The registration of students enrolling in or transferring to Government schools for the 2015/2016 school year continues through June 26th.   For more information contact the Department of Education Services on 949.1199

Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs Closure

The Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs will be closed at 4:00pm on Friday (26 Jun)


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on Saturday January 27th at 7:30am, at The Upper Crust restaurant in Camana Bay.

Come out to hear the how God is making a difference in the life of men like you, right here in Cayman.

Motivational Business Seminar for Success

Cayman Dream Builders in collaboration with Wilson Enterprises presents “Cayman Regionals” Motivational Business Seminar for Success at the Harquail Theatre on Saturday (27 Jun) at 7:00 pm

Webster Memorial United Church in Bodden Town

The Webster Memorial United Church in Bodden Town will be having a garage sale on Saturday (27 Jun) at the church from 630 to 1030am.

RCIPS Community Clinics

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service community clinic will be at Fosters Food Fair at the Strand from 11am to 3pm; Fosters Food Fair East End from 2 — 6pm; Cost U Less from 9 — 12pm and Republix from 1- 3pm on Saturday (27 Jun)


Caywriters is Saturday (27 Jun) at 530pm at Books & Books.

Summer Saturdays

Celebrate summer every Saturday on The Crescent at Camana Bay with fun activities for kids of all ages. Little tykes can chase bubbles as they float by while bigger kids build fortresses with Imagination Playground and teens challenge their friends to Jumbo Lawn Games including limbo, connect four, corn hole and more. The event is Saturday from 10am until 7pm.

Class of 1990 Reunion Party

The Cayman Islands High School Back to the 80s Class of 1990 Reunion Party is Saturday (27 Jun) at 8pm at Lillie’s in the Strand.


Summer Concert

You’re invited to a Summer Concert by the First Baptist Choir who will be visiting Elmslie Memorial United Church on Sunday (28 Jun) at 7pm.

Talent Exposition of the Arts

Talent Exposition of the Arts is Sunday (28 Jun) at the Harquail Theater starting at 5:30pm.


Department of Agriculture’s Administrative and Agriculture Sales Sections Closure

The Department of Agriculture’s Administrative and Agriculture Sales Sections will be closed on Monday 29th June and Tuesday 30th June


Cayman Islands to begin reporting everyone on October 1, 2015

By Martin Armstrong From Armstrong Economics

The Cayman Islands’ Department of International Tax Compliance (DITC) has notified Cayman financial institutions of its intention to move forward with implementing the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS), with the introduction of local regulations by the Economic Confidence Model turning point – October 1, 2015. This of course will end banking in the Cayman Islands and will impact many hedge funds as well.

Like Switzerland, the Cayman Islands has surrendered its sovereignty to the tyranny of global taxation. The West is imploding all for taxation because those in power will NEVER reform; all they will ever do is raise taxes to line their own pockets while destroying the world economy.

The Cayman Islands is among 50 “early adopters” of the CRS that will begin the automatic exchange of tax information starting in 2017. Eleven other countries will start tax information exchange in 2018.

Under the CRS, as of September 2017, tax authorities in over 50 jurisdictions — in addition to the U.S. and U.K. — will be entitled to information on accounts that individuals or entities hold in a Reportable Jurisdiction, under the tax laws of that jurisdiction.

A Reportable Jurisdiction is one that has a multilateral or bilateral Competent Authority Agreement with other jurisdictions to provide information under the CRS and is on the OECD’s list of such jurisdictions.

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USA High Court to hear attorneys’ Facebook ‘Friending’ Case

By David Gialanella, From New Jersey Law Journal

The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to rule on the jurisdictional battle in the case of two defense lawyers who were hit with ethics charges for allegedly using Facebook as a discovery tool.

An order posted June 22 granted a petition for certification by the two lawyers, John Robertelli and Gabriel Adamo, who allegedly directed their paralegal to “friend” the plaintiff in a personal injury case in order to gather more information about his injuries.

The merits of those ethics charges have yet to be considered. After the charges were issued, Robertelli and Adamo filed a declaratory judgment action against the state Office of Attorney Ethics for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. They claimed the OAE lacked authority to investigate the matter.

The declaratory judgment action, however, was dismissed, and last February the Appellate Division affirmed, holding that only the Supreme Court can decide whether the ethics case was properly brought.

The OAE has charged Robertelli and Adamo with multiple violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs), including prohibitions on communicating with someone who is represented by counsel; conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation; and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

In addition, both lawyers are accused of failing to supervise a nonlegal assistant and Robertelli, a partner with the Hackensack office of Rivkin Radler, is accused of failing to supervise a subordinate lawyer, Adamo, who was then an associate at the firm.

Robertelli and Adamo represented the Borough of Oakland, its police department and police sergeant Brian Coughlan in a suit by a plaintiff claiming he was injured in 2007 when he was hit by a police car Coughlan was driving, according to court documents.

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Table Talk Food Awards Jamaica wrapped! Countdown to T&T and Grand Cayman

From Jamaica Observer

Even the most fabulous affairs must come to an end and we bring the curtains down on the 17th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards with as much aplomb as when we cut the ribbon on Thursday, May 28, to declare the Food Emporioum open. The Stakes were certainly higher and we applaud the efforts of all. Thousands have declared this our best one yet. Never ones to rest on our laurels however, we have already started planning for # 18 where the bar will be raised even higher as we start the countdown to Trinidad & Tobago and Grand Cayman.

For more:–Coundtdown-To-T-T-and-Grand-Cayman_19110359


Argentina edges brave Jamaica in Copa America

MDL-Jamaica-062015vArgentinaMessi-769x385VIÑA DEL MAR, Chile – Despite a spectacular display by goalkeeper Dwayne Miller, Jamaica was eliminated from the Copa America after a 1-0 loss to Argentina in the last Group B game for each on Saturday at the Estadio Sausalito.

Thanks to a 10th minute goal by Gonzalo Higuain, Argentina (2-1-0, 7 points) finished atop the group with seven points, two points in front of second-place Paraguay (1-2-0, 5 points). Uruguay (1-1-1, 4 points) was third with four points, while three straight 1-0 defeats left Jamaica last with no points.

Higuain received a pass delivered on the ground by Angel Di Maria from the left side of the box, controlled the ball while shielding a defender and then turned to roll a low shot inside the left post from 12-yards out.

The Napoli forward also put a looping shot off the crossbar in the 22nd minute.

Di Maria, who also hit the crossbar with an attempt from 20-yards out seven minutes into the second half, was named Man of the Match, but the award easily could have gone to Miller for his heroic efforts.

Miller, who plays for Syrianska in Sweden, made numerous big stops. His best might have come in the 57th minute, when he was off his line to challenge the ball, which deflected out to Lionel Messi. The Barcelona superstar, making his 100th appearance for La Albiceleste, looked to chip, only for Miller to recover and dive backward to make a tremendous save.

Jamaica looked the better side in the second half, but couldn’t find the equalizer. The Reggae Boyz bowed out of the tournament without a goal, but should be buoyed by their performance heading into next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

IMAGE: Argentina’s Lionel Messi (far right) looks for an opening against Jamaica during their Copa America match on June 20, 2015, in Viña del Mar, Chile. (Photo:


A healthy visit to the Cayman Islands

IMG_8941Dr. Noreen Jack, second from left seated, Pan American Health Organisation and World Health Organisation Representative for Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands paid a visit to government officials Wednesday at the Government Administration Building. Joining her were, from left seated, Dr. Kiran Kumar, Medical Officer of Health and Director of Primary Health Care Services, Health Services Authority; Councillor to the Minister for Health Mr. Roy McTaggart; and Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, Clinical Head of Department – General Practice Services, Health Services Authority. Standing from left on the back row are Ministry of Health Deputy Chief Officer Nancy Barnard; Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn; and Janett Flynn, Senior Policy Advisor for Health, Ministry of Health.


JetBlue adds Grenada to Its Caribbean network

America’s Largest Airline to the Caribbean Now Offers Twice Weekly Flights to Grenada From New York

NEW YORK, NY, Jun 11, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — JetBlue Airways JBLU, -0.39% today launched twice-weekly service to its newest destination, Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The airline now offers up to 152 daily flights from the U.S. to Latin America and the Caribbean, of which up to 61 daily flights are nonstop from New York JFK and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). With 28 routes from the two airports to the region, there are additional routes from a number of other cities, including Boston, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Washington, D.C.

“We are thrilled to launch nonstop service between New York and Grenada,” said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “Grenada is one of the most beautiful and adventurous destinations in the Caribbean, and our new nonstop service makes it much easier to get there. Whether you go for the white sand beaches, world class diving, flagship resorts, or rich history, we know you will want to return again and again.”

Grenada marks JetBlue’s 90th destination. The twice-weekly service from JFK to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) operates on Thursdays and Sundays with its spacious Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the most legroom in coach*, free first-run movies on flights to/from Grenada, and unlimited snacks and soft drinks.

“The Government and People of Grenada are truly happy to be welcoming JetBlue’s flight service from New York,” said the Honourable Yolande Bain-Horsford, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Grenada. “This flight reaches to our diaspora and potential visitors wishing to experience an unspoiled destination. We look forward to the longevity of this partnership that will benefit our tourism sector.”

JetBlue continues to grow its footprint in Latin America and the Caribbean. The airline recently announced plans to serve Antigua, Mexico City and Quito, and to offer its successful Mint experience from New York to Aruba and Barbados on Saturdays between November 7, 2015 and April 30, 2016, and daily between December 19, 2015 and January 4, 2016.

JetBlue’s Schedule Between New York and Grenada on Thursdays and Sundays as of June 11, 2015:


JFK – GND               GND – JFK


8.16 a.m. – 1.12 p.m.   2.08 p.m. – 7.18 p.m.


About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline(TM), and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 90 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 875 daily flights. For more information please visit

*JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.



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