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Apostle 13 & the Disciple of Demons

Play with music & dance

FOUR performances only

Opens Thu Oct 22- Sat Oct 24 7:30pm & Sun Oct 25 3:00pm

St George’s Anglican Church Hall

Tickets $15 (A) $5 (C) [Discounts for groups 10 or more]

Tel: 949 5583 or 916 4594 or at the door

Apostle 13 rev

NGCI tIDal shift

Mark your Calendar!

You’re invited to a special Young Patrons’ Circle late night event in conjunction with NGCI’s newest exhibition…

Friday, 16 October 2015, 5pm – 10pm

Join us at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands for a late night of entertainment, live music, performance art, canapes, and fun! More details to follow – SAVE THE DATE and forward this to your friends.


RENT: 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:

See iNews Cayman review: “Rent The Musical is NOT Rogers and Hammerstein! But it’s Brilliant!!” at:


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.


Public Consultation for Marine Parks

For more information of the proposed Enhanced Marine Parks System, visit

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




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Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme

The Domestic Violence Intervention Training Program is offering a three day certificate course for front line professionals Tuesday — Thursday (29 Sept — 1 Oct) from 8:30am until 5pm at the Red Cross Building. Call 949.0006 for more information.



Pioneers in Agriculture nominations

30 September , 2015

The 2016 National Heroes Day Awards Pioneers in Agriculture nominations are now open. Forms are available at


National Gallery’s Cineclub is Wednesday (30 Sept) at 630. The feature film is High Noon.



EY’s Art for the Elderly for Cayman Brac

EY’s Art for the Elderly for Cayman Brac hosted by the National Gallery is Thursday (1 Oct) from 1130am until 12:30pm.

Extended Hours for Business Licensing Transactions

As of 1 October, the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) will extend its Business Licensing Counter hours in Grand Cayman from 9am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. This will give an additional 3½ hours per week for persons to submit trade and business, liquor, tobacco, and Special Economic Zone licence applications.

The counter, formerly called the Trade and Business Licensing Counter, is located on the first floor in the Government Administration Building.

DCI’s main office and its Cayman Brac office will maintain their usual hours of 8:30am-5pm, Mondays-Fridays.



Transforming your Risk Management Preparedness and Response Strategy into a Competitive Advantage.

ALM’s cyberSecure is a two-day event designed to unite business leaders and the entire risk management team. Keynote presentations, tracked sessions and hands-on workshops will provide attendees with powerful insights and essential connections necessary to implement a preparedness and response strategy that changes the conversation from financial risk to competitive advantage.

The event will kick off at 9:00 am on December 15 with an opening keynote presentation that will show you how to proactively monitor for, assess, and counter information security threats without going dark yourself. This opening keynote will prime you for the event by leading you through the landscape on:

How to safely pursue an offensive strategy

Examples from the health care and financial services industries

The latest ISP (Information Security Program) approaches and compliance initiatives

Upgrading of IT Systems and New Continuous Monitoring platforms in IT

Keynote Speakers:

Mauricio Paez Partner Jones Day

Bill Sieglein Founder CISO Executive Network

Visit the website to view the complete agenda. Take advantage of our early registration rates – Register by September 30 and save up to $400.



Nominations Sought for Pioneers of Cayman Islands Agriculture

Nominations continue to be encouraged throughout the month of September for the names of agriculture pioneers throughout the history of the Cayman Islands – up to the present time. The definition of agriculture used for this drive is the science and / or practice of farming, including the growing of crops, and the rearing of animals to provide food, fibre, and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.

Nomination forms may be downloaded from:

There are five nomination categories for outstanding contributions to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands:

Early Pioneer – Anyone who has made a significant contribution before 1960 (may be alive or deceased).

Pioneer – A person who has made a significant contribution between 1960 and 2005 (may be alive or deceased). A commemorative insignia and certificate will be awarded.

Emerging Pioneer – Persons who have made significant contributions from 2005 to present. These persons will receive certificates, but will not receive a commemorative insignia.

Memorial Scroll – Any deceased persons who were leaders or notable contributors to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands. These persons will be recognised with certificates, but will not receive commemorative insignias.

Long Service Award – Persons (living) who may not necessarily have been a leader, but who have contributed for ten years or more. These people will be recognised with certificates, but will not receive commemorative insignias.

To submit the names of agriculture pioneers before the end of September, complete the forms which are available at post offices, the Government Administration Building, or online at:



Cayman Islands Business Licensing Counter Offers Extended Hours

The Business Licensing Counter, formerly known as the Trade and Business Licensing Counter, will soon feature increased hours of operations to better serve the Cayman community.

As of 1 October, the counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building will be open from 9am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. This will give an additional 3½ hours per week for persons to submit their trade and business, liquor, tobacco, and Special Economic Zone licence applications.

The counter falls under the remit of the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI). Ryan Rajkumarsingh, the Director for DCI, said the change is being done to give clients more time to license their businesses.

‘We’re looking to make it as easy as possible for people to handle their trade and business licensing’, he said. ‘By extending our hours, we hope to encourage persons to meet their various licensing requirements’.

DCI’s main office and Cayman Brac office will maintain their usual hours of 8:30am-5pm, Mondays-Fridays.



From Thrive

OCTOBER 23 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM           |

Sports superstar Dan Marino brings his wealth of experience in team building and philanthropic endeavors to the leaders within the Cayman business community, with an interactive, and entertaining presentation. It’s an invaluable session that no one will want to miss.

Join us in welcoming Dan to his first-ever visit to the Cayman Islands, and meet the man, the mogul, the legend.

The event will be hosted in The Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.(VIP continues 5:00 onward).

The VIP Experience in addition to the general admission includes:

open-bar meet & greet with Dan Marino

raffle tickets for Dan Marino autographed memorabilia – win on the spot!

round-trip flights to Miami on Cayman Airways on Sunday, October 25


tickets to the Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans game on Sunday, October 25

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Cayman Islands long time civil servant leaves to become minister of religion

Janis McLaughlin, who has been a civil servant for 25 years – 18 plus with the Judiciary – is to say goodbye at the end of this month to fulfill a promise.

The promise was made to God to become a fulltime minister of religion. She will be working with Bishop Oral McLaughlin of the Eastern Apostolic Church in East End.

She said she made this promise to God many years ago when one of her children was born with a number of medical concerns “and the challenges just kept coming,” because she could not handle the situation she turned to prayer.

Janis is convinced this is what saved him and he graduated from primary school and then high school and is now preparing to travel overseas to take up a course in auto mechanics.

Before her ordination in 2011, Janis further equipped herself by pursuing a counselling degree from the online Rockville University and graduated with distinction in 2007.

She anticipates that her first stop on her new mission will be a trip to a Women’s Retreat in the United States. She plans to also travel to Jamaica and Honduras to visit branches of her church there, but her main focus will be to support the work of Bishop McLaughlin in her primary mission field, the Cayman Islands.


CARIBBEAN: Venezuela agrees to send back its Ambassador to Guyana and to accredit new Guyanese Ambassador

By iNews Guyana From St Lucia News online

IMAGE: The historic meeting between Guyana’s President David Granger and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro has ended with the Venezuelan Head of State giving into Guyana’s demands.

Speaking to media operatives shortly after the United Nations facilitated meeting in New York, President Granger said Venezuela has agreed to accredit the new Guyanese Ambassador, career diplomat Cheryl Miles.

President Maduro has also agreed to send back his Ambassador to Guyana which he had recalled a few months ago when the decades old border controversy between the neighbouring countries was reignited.

Venezuela has also agreed to accept a United Nations investigative team that will report to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon so that a final resolution can be arrived at.

“The Secretary General has a menu of measures which he has sighted; he knows very well that it has reached a stage where it will require a legal investigation,” Granger said.

This was President Granger’s first meeting with Maduro.

He said he was grateful for the meeting which afforded both sides the opportunity to explain its individual position.

Prior to the meeting Granger and Maduro were photographed shaking hands.

Granger reported that “the Venezuelan position is based on the Geneva agreement… they felt they were seeking resolution through the agreement but avoided that the matter was settled in 1899… they couldn’t provide evidence that the agreement was null and void.”

He said Guyana has asked for legal solution to the matter.

Also in attendance at the meeting were the Foreign Ministers of both Guyana and Venezuela.

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Caribbean banking and financial services sector comes into focus in Barbados and Curacao

Much needed focus will be brought to the Caribbean banking and financial services sector over the coming months with two important gatherings of the region’s most influential industry practitioners.

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) in conjunction with Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) will host a workshop on Caribbean Banking and the Caribbean International Financial Services Sector in Curacao, from September 30-October 1, 2015. The workshop will discuss in detail, the challenges facing the Caribbean Basin and acts as a precursor to the Global Forum of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), scheduled to take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, late in October 2015.

“Caribbean financial institutions find themselves increasingly vulnerable to regulatory changes and new trends that threaten their very existence. Once seen as a growth industry for regional economies seeking to diversify from the dependency of the non-competitive agriculture base or the tourism-dependent economies; today the industry (traditional and offshore) is facing an ever increasing array of obstacles in this critical growth industry,” said Pamela Coke-Hamilton, executive director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency who will be in attendance and deliver remarks at the workshop on October 1.

The minister of industry, international business, commerce and small business development for Barbados, Donville Inniss, will also be attendance together with a number of other heavyweights in the region’s institutions, including central bank governors and private sector financial institutions to discuss three key topics: correspondent banking, remittances and the offshore industry.

In view of the significant impact to regional economies of de-risking and regulatory changes, it is hoped the group will identify possible solutions for regional institutions and economies, and generate specific recommendations for action. The ultimate aim of the workshop will be the submission of a white paper for consideration to be addressed at the OECD’s Global Forum, taking place in Barbados October, 2015.

Caribbean Export is currently leading the implementation of a multifaceted regional initiative aimed at supporting the sustainable development of the international financial services sector in CARIFORUM. To date Caribbean Export has supported the development of the sector within the scope of the 10th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme and has spent approximately $1.6m BBD in doing so.

Such support has included the facilitation of two conferences on international financial services, the establishment and operation of the Task Force for the Promotion and Protection of the Caribbean Financial Sector (TFP-CFS) and the commissioning of studies to support the implementation of priority actions agreed upon by CARIFORUM ministers.

Source: Caribbean News

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This supersonic car is built to go faster than the speed of sound

From Business Insider

Engineers have banded together to create a supersonic car that’s built to travel faster than a bullet from a handgun.

At 3.6 miles per minute, the Bloodhound Supersonic Car has the potential to break the world-land-speed record.

Produced by Emma Fierberg. Video courtesy of Reuters.

For video go to:


Venezuela supports Caribbean as Zone of Peace and Unity  

iNews B venez unnamed41Caracas (Prensa Latina) Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, urged Latin American nations to continue today supporting the Caribbean as a zone of peace and unity.

Upon his return to Caracas after visiting St. Kitts and Nevis, and Dominica, the president thanked the attention given by authorities and the people of these Caribbean islands.

He also urged the regional integration blocs, such as the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) and the mechanism of Petrocaribe energy cooperation, to continue the work for the development of that region.

During his stay in St. Kitts and Nevis, Maduro reaffirmed the ties of cooperation in all fields and, mainly, in social area.

Maduro also signed with Prime Minister Timothy Harris new agreements on health and housing, in the field of cooperation fostered by Petrocaribe and ALBA-TCP.

One of the agreements will allow the arrival to Saint Kitts and Nevis of the Miracle Mission program, aimed at improving, free of charge, the quality of vision for people with limited economic resources.

Another agreement includes programs related to energy and housing construction.

Meanwhile, in Dominica, Maduro expressed his solidarity with that Caribbean island, which suffered on August the passing of Hurricane Erika.

During the visit, Maduro and Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit inspected some of the 300 homes provided by Venezuela to the victims of the hurricane.

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Abraham to ride in Caribbean Elite Champs

iNews B AR-150929758.jpg&MaxW=730&imageversion=ArticleFrom Trinidad Express

IMAGE: Confirmed for Elite Championships: Emile Abraham

Marquee Trinidad and Tobago rider Emile Abraham has been confirmed as one of over 120 competitors who will do battle in the 15th Caribbean Elite Road Cycling Championship to be staged here next month.

Organisers said they were also expecting riders from 23 Caribbean countries, including Cuba, Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe, to be present for the October 17-18 event.

Keith Yearwood, president the Barbados Cycling Union who are the hosts organisers, said detailed planning had gone into the event to make it one of the best ever.

“This year we’re expecting the Championships to be one of the best and the biggest to be held in the 15 years,” Yearwood said.

“The Barbados Cycling Union has been working assiduously since November last year when we got the championships in October, and we’ve been working assiduously to ensure we do all in our power to give this championship the hype it deserves.”

A time trial will be the highlight of the opening day on October 17 and it will see riders using the ABC Highway from Mile and A Quarter, in the northern parish of St Peter to the Norman Niles roundabout, in the south-western parish of St Michael.

Riders will then return to the start, in a circuit that has been measured at around 40 kilometres.

The second day of the championship will feature the circuit race starting from Bushy Park in the rugged eastern parish of St John and proceeding on a route through St Phillip, on the south-western side of the island.

Riders are expected to complete 11 laps of the nearly 15 kilometre circuit.

Logistics manager for the championship, Charlie Pile, said preparations were at an advanced stage.

“Preparations are approximately 85 per cent complete at this time. The remaining 15 per cent is stuff which can be achieved within the time left.”

The Caribbean Media Corporation are part sponsors of the championship and will be featuring event on its CaribVision channel.

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