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RENTRENT: The Musical

Opened Thursday September 10th, 2015

Runs to October 3rd, 2015

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Doors open at 6:30 PM for Happy Hour

try our special Tom Collins cocktail!

at The Prospect Playhouse

Do not miss out on the musical event of the year!

No Day but Today!

Click here for tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rent-the-musical-all-ticket-prices-in-us-tickets-17993960420?aff=ehomecard

See iNews Cayman review: “Rent The Musical is NOT Rogers and Hammerstein! But it’s Brilliant!!” at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/rent-the-musical-is-not-rogers-and-hammerstein-but-its-brilliant/


Please join the Cayman Jewish Community for the following programmes:

Sunday September 27th

6:30 pm Sukkot Under the Stars

Tuesday, September 29th

4:00pm Sukkot Children’s Party

Monday, October 26th

Mark Halawa: From Kuwait to Jerusalem

Wednesday, December 9th

4:00 pm Pardes Rock Chanukah Concert

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Jerusalem Uncovered: Rabbi Avraham Stolik


8th Annual CISPA Gala “Back to the Future-Celebrating 45 years of excellence”

Date: 10/10/2015

Time: 6:30 PM

Ritz Carlton Seven Mile Beach

Phone: 749 3360


Event Description: The 8th Annual CISPA Gala “Back to the Future-Celebrating 45 years of excellence” is a time to celebrate Caymanians who recently attained their professional accounting designations as well as a chance to celebrate the past and look to the future

Directions: The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman


Annual Meals on Wheels Dress Down Day


Dress Down Day Friday, 20th November, 2015

Help feed our Seniors we believe no-one in Cayman should go hungry.

Individuals can help by purchasing an orange ribbon for $5.00 or a tee shirt for $15.00 and wearing them on Dress Down Day, we are encouraging companies to match employee donations.

For more information or to sign up to participate please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 949-3905.


Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Brenda Tibbetts-Lund Memorial 5K Walk/Run5K

Sunday October 3, 2015 in North Side at 6am



Public Consultation Meetings Begin for Marine Parks

Public meetings on the proposed Enhanced Marine Parks System are being held this month in all districts on Grand Cayman. The schedule is as follows:

*         Bodden Town Primary School Hall on Wednesday, 23 September, at 7pm

*         North Side Civic Centre on Thursday, 24 September, from 8pm

*         East End Civic Centre serves on Monday, 21 September, at 8pm

Details of meetings for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will be announced soon.

For more information of the proposed Enhanced Marine Parks System, visit http://www.doe.ky/marine/marine-parks-review/.

To submit an opinion about the proposals, email [email protected]

General queries can be directed to [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 4 December.


Grand Court Jurors Report Date Changed

The Grand Court jury report date has been changed.

For Grand Court Jurors who are in the 1 July – 6 October 2015 session, the report date has been changed to Monday, 21st September 2015 at 9:45 a.m.

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



Ron S. Geffner, Partner and Head of the Financial Services Practice will speak at the AIMA Cayman Chapter Meeting on US Regulatory Developments and the outlook for the US and Cayman investment funds industry on November 24th at 12:00 noon.

Speaker: Ron S. Geffner

Start Date: 11/24/2009

End Date: 11/24/2009

Location: The Wharf Restaurant, Cayman Islands

Associated: Ron S. Geffner




Conservation Council Meeting announced for Cayman Islands

The National Conservation Council will hold a general meeting on Wednesday September 23rd, 2015, from 2pm to 5pm in the ground floor meeting room (1038) of the Government Administration Building (Grand Cayman). This meeting is open to observers from the public and the press. The Agenda of the meeting is available on the Department of Environment’s website, www.DoE.ky

Prayer & Prayz prayer and worship conference

Prayer & Prayz prayer and worship conference with Minister Jermaine Gordon is Wednesday — Friday (23 — 25 Sept) at 7pm nightly at the Light of the World Christian Fellowship.

Enhanced Marine Parks System

Public meetings on the proposed Enhanced Marine Parks System are being held this month in all districts on Grand Cayman. The next is at Bodden Town Primary School on Wednesday (23 Sept) at 7pm



Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s PACCE Committee Awareness Meeting

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s PACCE Committee invites you to their prostate and colon cancer awareness meeting on Thursday (24 Sept) at 7pm with PSA testing at 6:30pm at the Webster Memorial United Church Hall.

Enhanced Marine Parks System

Public meetings on the proposed Enhanced Marine Parks System are being held this month in all districts on Grand Cayman. The next is at North Side Civic Center on Thursday (24 Sept) at 8pm

National Gallery presents EY’s Meet Me

The National Gallery presents EY’s Meet Me on Thursday (24 Sept) from1130 — 1230pm. The National Gallery’s offerings for caregivers and individuals wanting to combat dementia is designed for groups coming from care organisations such as The Pines, and for members of the general public in the early and middle stages of dementia. This programme incorporates conversations about artworks, may include art-making components and takes place in the Gallery’s exhibition halls and education studio.



Men’s Breakfast Meeting

The Grand Cayman chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International is having its monthly breakfast on Saturday September 26th at 7:30am, at The Upper Crust restaurant in Camana Bay. Dr. Curtis Barnett to be our guest speaker.

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

CIBC FirstCaribbean Auto Fair

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Saturday, 26th September 2015

10:00am – 4:00pm

25 Main Street, George Town, Grand Cayman

CARE announces Cayman Islands 5th Annual Paws for wine

Sat Sept 26th Ristorante Pappagallo


Cayman Islands new football ground update – turf completed

RE: CIFA Turf Project Update From CIFA

We wish to inform our membership that the CIFA Turf Project has now been completed. The goals and corner flags are scheduled to be set up between today and tomorrow. We will be scheduling a grand opening for later this month, and we will advise the membership of the date and time in due course.


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Barbados to host Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

From Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation Inc

Regional policymakers, young entrepreneurs, and other major stakeholders, will meet in Barbados on Thursday 24th September, 2015 during the Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (C-YES), to chart a future for youth entrepreneurship in the Caribbean.

The C-YES is a new platform for entrepreneurs and policy makers, to collectively build a better future for entrepreneurship development in the Caribbean.It will also provide a golden opportunity to engage governments, regional stakeholders and other institutions in an examination of our entrepreneurial ecosystem, with a view to further strengthening the impact of entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth in the region.

The Summit will be formally opened by Honourable Stephen Lashley, Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth and opening remarks will be delivered by Ambassador Larry L. Palmer, U.S. Ambassador, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean.

Trinidad and Tobago entrepreneur, Mrs.Tameika Fletcher-Birmingham shall deliver the keynote address. Other speakers include Mr.David Clarke, Chairman of the Barbados Youth Business Trust and representatives from UWI, CARICOM, the Caribbean Development Bank and Youth Business International.

C-YES will be co-hosted by a number of agencies that support young entrepreneursfrom Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Dominica along with London-based network organization Youth Business International (YBI), who have reinforced their commitment towards the continued development of youth entrepreneurship. During the past three (3) years, these organizations have been working collaboratively to deliver the Youth Entrepreneurship Program for the Eastern Caribbean (YEPEC), with funding from USAID.

EPEC involved the delivery of high quality training, mentoring and network support to help young people to establish sustainable businesses, as well as capacity-building of the institutions involved in the provision of this support.

SOURCE: http://www.barbadosentrepreneurshipfoundation.org/barbados-to-host-caribbean-youth-entrepreneurship-summit/


An Internationally Acclaimed Caribbean Soul

iNews B 1 AR-150919556.jpg&MaxW=730&imageversion=ArticleBy Lorraine Waldropt-Ferguson From Trinidad Express

Kwayera Archer-Cunningham

“Every mickle mek a muckle,” commented Kwayera-Archer-Cunningham, animating the popular Jamaican proverb. With all her high acclamations (she has won many international awards including the elite Union Square Awards for grassroots activism in New York City), the successful non-profit administrator/coach, was as grassroots and free-spirited as your regular pedestrian Caribbean soul.

Jamaican by origin but Caribbean by design, the Founder of Ifetayo, an award winning New York based nonprofit organisation, laughed when I couldn’t translate the dialect of my fellow Caribbean people. “What does it mean?”- I asked. “Every little bit adds up,” she responded amidst the backdrop of dancers and drumming at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA).

Archer-Cunningham was in Trinidad for a capacity building and sustainability project with the New Waves Dance Institute. The day we met she was engaged in one of the event workshops.

“You mean every little drop fills the bucket?”-I shared our local translation to the saying which in any language personifies the little accolades achieved in one’s struggle for perfection. Archer-Cunningham’s career climb embodies this mantra. Her story is one of undying commitment and strength. Born in the US to Jamaican parents in an era where Caribbean people flocked to the US in search of better opportunities, a determined young girl who could dance since she was three saw her destiny in the arts and goodwill to others. Her upbringing was shared between New York and Kingston, Jamaica, but her fondest memories were on the island. “I am grateful for my annual visits to Jamaica.

For more: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150918/features/an-internationally-acclaimed-caribbean-soul


Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting on Friday, October 9

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown and the American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean are proud to host an Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting on Friday, October 9, at 3 p.m.

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS will host an informational meeting titled “Cyber Security: Protecting Your Interests in the Eastern Caribbean.” Please join our cyber experts, Special Agent Jeffrey Stanley, Legal Attaché for the U.S. Embassy, and Deon Olton, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Caribbean Cyber Security Center, for an informative discussion regarding:

Computer Application Attacks

Human Attacks

Social Engineering in 2016

Cyber Security Vulnerability Predictions

Cyber Hacktivists

State Sponsored Hacking-Espionage/Disruption

Terrorist Hacking

Criminal Threats

To attend, please reply to DS_RSO [email protected] by October 5th.


Jason Statham’s long-rumoured Layer Cake sequel Viva La Madness is becoming a TV series

iNews B 1movies-the-expendables-3-premiere-jason-statham-02By Justin Harp From Digital Spy

Jason Statham’s Layer Cake sequel Viva La Madness is finally happening – with a bit of a twist.

While the long-rumoured follow-up to JJ Connolly’s Layer Cake is actually moving forward, the author will now be adapting the crime novel into a television series rather than a movie.

IMAGE: Jason Statham attends the World Premiere of ‘The Expendables 3’ at Odeon Leicester Square © Dave M. Benett/WireImage

Gaumont International TV revealed today (September 17) that it is partnering with Connolly to turn Viva La Madness into an episodic drama.

“Viva La Madness, with its riveting characters and twisting storyline, is a volatile cocktail of action and comedy that only JJ Connolly can create,” Gaumont’s Katie O’Connell Marsh announced.

“Jason Statham, known for his roles in the Transporter trilogy, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Bank Job, as well as the recent Furious 7 and Spy, brings such strength and credibility to his characters but also has an effortless shade of vulnerability that gives him so much dimension on screen.”

Statham will play an unnamed London gangster exiled to the Caribbean, where he joins forces with two fellow mobsters to plot his criminal comeback.

No network is attached to Viva La Madness yet, but it is sure to attract attention, being Statham’s first major ongoing television project.

Back in May, Statham told Digital Spy that he was thrilled to be teaming up with author Connolly.

“JJ Connelly’s written a great book called Viva La Madness, and we’re taking that book and doing something great with it,” Statham said. “He’s such a talented writer… the book was incredible. I loved Layer Cake and this is [if anything] better.”

Viva La Madness’s predecessor Layer Cake was adapted into a 2004 action thriller starring Daniel Craig.

For more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a669121/jason-stathams-long-rumoured-layer-cake-sequel-viva-la-madness-is-becoming-a-tv-series.html#ixzz3mCwtVB7C


CNN debate moderator Jake Tapper once went on a date with Monica Lewinsky

Jake Tapper of CNN poses at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Jake Tapper of CNN poses at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

By Judah Robinson From Huffington Post

Yep, you read that right.


Guess who Jake Tapper, the moderator of Wednesday night’s CNN debate, once went on a date with?

Monica Lewinsky. No joke.

Tapper first discussed his history with Lewinsky in 1998, writing in the Washington City Paper that he had dinner with the former White House intern weeks before the allegations surfaced about her affair with then-President Bill Clinton.

In the article, Tapper wrote that he first heard about the scandal waiting in an airport office in the Cayman Islands.

“The world was beside itself about the latest presidential scandal,” he wrote, “this one involving an affair with a then-21-year-old intern — the juiciest story to break in my adult life, a salacious tale of alleged infidelity between the most powerful man in the Milky Way and a girl named Monica.”

“Monica Lewinsky. A girl I’d gone out on a date with a few weeks before.”

For more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jake-tapper-monica-lewinsky_55fae509e4b00310edf60d75

Walkers Provides Cayman Islands’ Chapter in getting the deal through: loans and secured financing 2016

From Walkers

Partner Rob Jackson and associate Zöe Hallam have been published in Getting the Deal through: Loans and Secured Financing. Outlining what is needed for business in the Cayman Islands, Rob and Zoe walk you through each step.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Loans & Secured Financing 2016, (published in August 2015; contributing editor: George E Zobitz, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP) For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.

SOURCE: http://www.walkersglobal.com/Pages/News.aspx?News=732&Lang=1033


Cayman Cookout

From Jetset

Join Chef Eric Ripert for a weekend celebrating food, wine and the natural beauty of the Caribbean at The Ritz-Carlton. An incomparable roster of world-famous chefs, wine experts and spirits blenders will offer tastings, demonstrations, tours and dinners that celebrate the barefoot elegance that only the Cayman Islands can deliver.

What makes this Caribbean food and wine festival stand out from the all the others? Organizers say that’s simple: intimacy.

For more: https://jetsetmag.com/events/cayman-cookout-2016


2 massive beer companies are talking about a massive merger

From AJC

As if Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller weren’t big enough household names by themselves, the two beer-brewing companies might soon join forces. (Video via Bud Light)

AB InBev has notified SABMiller of a potential plan to acquire the fierce rival, according to a stock-exchange statement from SABMiller.

The company said no proposal is on the table and no deal is certain. But if one does go through, it’d create one of the most massive companies in history. (Video via AB InBev News)

The combination would make for a company worth between $245 billion and $275 billion and, according to The Financial Times, would account for 1 of every 3 beers produced worldwide.

Which is clearly a huge hold on the market and could be enough to dictate prices — something that could be a red flag to some regulators. (Video via Shock Top)

If a deal goes through, both companies would likely need to divest some of their major brands for antitrust purposes, with Coors being one of the most likely candidates. (Video via Coors)

SABMiller announced stockholders should take no action on their shares for now. The company has given AB InBev a deadline of Oct. 14 to announce a firmer commitment or to say there’s no offer. (Video via Goose Island)

For more and video: http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/news/national/2-massive-beer-companies-are-talking-about-massive/nngcF/


Woman takes out newspaper ad to find fellow Walmart shoppers she credits with saving her life

By Mary Beth Quirk From Cosumerist

If you recently performed CPR on a woman who suffered a seizure and collapsed in the frozen food aisle at a Colorado Walmart, the person you helped is trying to find you and offer her thanks. She’s taken out an ad in her local newspaper in an attempt to thank whoever saved her life.

“THANK YOU,” the message reads in the Summit Daily News begins, according to CBS Denver. “To the woman at Walmart who saved my life, and whoever performed CPR.”

When she collapsed to the ground last month in the Frisco Walmart, other shoppers in the Walmart told emergency dispatchers that she wasn’t breathing and had turned blue.

A mystery shopper heard a page over the store’s intercom asking for any Walmart employees with medical skills to report to the frozen food aisle, and ran to help, witnesses said, performing CPR on the woman.

Emergency personnel responding to the scene took over emergency care a few moments later, and the shopper was taken to the hospital. She credits the unknown shopper for saving her life.

“They are my angel. I just want to find this person and the other shoppers who called 911 and stayed by my side and thank them for helping me,” she told CBS Denver.

For more: http://consumerist.com/2015/09/16/woman-takes-out-newspaper-ad-to-find-fellow-walmart-shoppers-she-credits-with-saving-her-life/


York Ebola soldiers honoured at Parliamentary march

iNews b LOND-2015-121Op Gritrock-156.JPG-pwrt3From The York Press

York-based soldiers who helped fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa were today honoured at reception at the Houses of Parliament.

Servicemen and women from Strensall’s 34 Field Hospital braved driving rain to march to Parliament.

Two months after they got back from Sierra Leone, the Operation Gritlock soldiers, sailors and aircrew were joined by volunteers and staff from the Department for International Development (DFID), NHS England and Public Health England for the event.

The York soldiers were part of a team of 100 regulars and reserves from all three services, including 18 from the Canadian Armed Forces, which treated healthcare workers who had cared for Ebola patients and then contracted the disease themselves.

Twenty-seven armed forces personnel are still in Sierra Leone, helping in the effort to get Ebola cases down to zero.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening paid tribute to that work, and said: “We can all be immensely proud of the contribution the thousands of Brits who deployed to West Africa have made to the fight against Ebola.

“Although the fight is not quite over, the extraordinary courage, skill and hard work of over 2000 UK military and civilian personnel, including many from DFID, has made a vital difference to Sierra Leone’s efforts to defeat this terrible disease.”

Photo: Sgt Rupert Frere RLC

For more: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/13764360.York_Ebola_soldiers_honoured_at_Parliamentary_march/?ref=rss


FedEx increasing some shipping rates just in time for the holiday season

By Ashlee Kieler From Consumerist

People gearing up to ship extra-large packages this holiday season might want to save a few more pennies (or think about buying smaller gifts) before heading to the FedEx store, as the shipping company says it will be increasing some rates starting November 2.

FedEx announced Tuesday that effective Nov. 2, it would increase the surcharges for shipments that exceed the published maximum dimensions – otherwise known as unauthorized packages.

The charge for unauthorized packages will increase from $57.50 per package to $110 per package.

Packages considered to be unauthorized – meaning they measure more than 108 inches in length, 165 inches in length and girth combined or weighing more than 150 pounds – may be refused or returned to the shipper and will be delivered at the option of FedEx Ground.

The company says the increased surcharge is in response to “changing industry demand dynamics, including increases in average package size and weight and increased residential deliveries.”

In addition to the Nov. 2 surcharge change, FedEx announced that it would once again implement an across the board increase in shipping rates effective January 4.

At that time, rates will increase by an average of 4.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services, as well as FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight services.

A full list of the increases can be found on FedEx’s website.

The rate increases are the second for FedEx in the last two years. In June 2014, the company announced changes that took effect in January 2015.

For more: http://consumerist.com/2015/09/16/fedex-increasing-some-shipping-rates-just-in-time-for-the-holiday-season/


Pope calls on U.S., Cuba to continue down the path of reconciliation

iNews b 489183978-pope-francis-walks-with-cubas-president-raul-castro-as.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2By Daniel Politi From Slatest

IMAGE: Pope Francis walks with Cuba’s President Raul Castro (R) as he arrives at Jose Marti International Airport on September 19, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.

Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images

Pope Francis landed in Havana on Saturday afternoon for the start of a long-anticipated nine-day visit to Cuba and the United States. Cuban President Raúl Castro greeted the Argentine pope, whose “skullcap flew off in the Caribbean breeze,” notes Reuters. The pontiff wasted no time in praising the normalization of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S., which he helped to broker.

“For some months now, we have witnessed an event which fills us with hope: the process of normalizing relations between two peoples following years of estrangement,” Francis said in Spanish. “I urge political leaders to persevere on this path and to develop all its potentialities … as an example of reconciliation for the entire world.”

The pope gave “an apparent not” to Cuban dissidents, noting he wanted to embrace “all those who, for various reasons, I will not be able to meet,” including Cubans abroad, reports the Associated Press.

Francis also called on Castro to “convey my sentiments of particular respect and consideration to your brother Fidel.” The Vatican has said Francis may meet with the 89-year-old Fidel Castro. “It is possible that this happens,” Monsignor Federico Lombardi told journalists.

Castro thanked the pope for his role in getting the United States and Cuba to resume diplomatic relations and also called on Washington to end the embargo, calling it “cruel, immoral and illegal.” The Vatican has said it hoped the pope’s visit would help bring an end to the 53-year-old embargo, notes the BBC. Francis is scheduled to arrive in the United States on Tuesday and meet with Obama on Wednesday.

Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the “Today’s Papers” column from 2006 to 2009.

For more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/09/20/pope_calls_on_u_s_cuba_to_improve_relations.html


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