March 2, 2021

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DCI – Office Closures and Board Meeting Dates to 2020

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) wishes to advise the public of its upcoming office opening hours and board meeting dates in Grand Cayman:
Office Closures:
Friday, 13 December – Offices closed at noon for staff function
Monday, 16 December – Office closed at 3:00pm for a staff function
Thursday, 19 December – Offices closed for Referendum Day
Tuesday, 24 December – Offices closed at noon for Christmas Eve
Tuesday, 31 December – Offices closed at noon for New Year’s Eve
Offices will be closed for Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day
Board Meeting Dates:
, Monday, 9 December. Next quarterly meeting will be in March 2020.
Trade and Business Licensing Board, last meeting date Tuesday, 10 December. Board reopens 15 January 2020.
Please visit www.dci.gov.ky or email [email protected] for trade and business and other licensing information.
Cayman: DEH Bulk Waste Removal Campaign Begins

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) commenced its annual bulk waste removal activity in the Eastern District on Saturday, 16 November 2019 and will conclude in West Bay on 20 December 2019.
The DEH Bulk waste removal schedule for the Cayman Islands is as follows:
Grand Cayman:
North Side, East End November 16-22
Bodden Town District November 23 – December 6
December 7-13
West Bay December 14-20
Cayman Brac:
East (starting from Public Works) December 4
West December 6
Southside December 11
General round up December 13
Little Cayman: December 18
Please call the DEH at 949-6696 for additional information about its 2019 Bulk Waste Removal activity. Individuals may also send an email to [email protected], visit the DEH’s website at www.deh.gov.ky.
Cayman Islands Public Holidays 2020

All public holidays for 2020, with the exception of the Queen’s Birthday holiday in June, are now confirmed.
· The Queen’s Birthday holiday is anticipated to be on Monday, 15 June but remains subject to confirmation.
· Christmas holidays take place around the weekend next year.
Grand Cayman (GIS) – The Deputy Governor’s Office has confirmed public holidays in the Cayman Islands for 2020, with the exception of the Queen’s Birthday.
The United Kingdom traditionally celebrates Her Majesty’s birthday by holding the Trooping of the Colour ceremony on the second Saturday in June. As such the public holiday in the Cayman Islands is likely to be Monday, 15 June 2020. Confirmation is expected in early 2020.
The 2020 public holidays are:
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, 1 January;
National Heroes Day: Monday, 27 January;
Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, 26 February;
Good Friday: Friday, 10 April;
Easter Monday: Monday, 13 April;
Discovery Day: Monday, 18 May;
Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 15 June (UNCONFIRMED);
Constitution Day: Monday, 6 July;
Remembrance Day: Monday, 9 November;
Christmas: Friday, 25 December; and
Boxing Day: Monday, 28 December.

List of Public Holidays for 2019

Referendum Day: Thursday 19 December
Christmas: Wednesday, 25 December; and
Boxing Day: Thursday, 26 December

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (In Date Order)

MON DEC 9

Liquor Licensing Board meeting

The next Liquor Licensing Board meeting is Monday, 9 December.

Jobs Cayman Cayman Brac

WORC presents Jobs Cayman for job seekers at the Cayman Brac Public Library from 10am to 1pm on December 9th.  There will also be demonstrations available from 2 to 430pm.

All grand court jurors must now report on Monday (9 Dec) at 945am.

Cayman Brac’s District Administration Office Closure

Cayman Brac’s District Administration Office will close at 12pm on December 9th.

TUE DEC 10

Trade and Business Licensing Board Meeting

Trade and Business Licensing Board, last meeting date Tuesday, 10 December. Board reopens 15 January 2020.

WED DEC 11

Bulk Waste Cayman Brac Southside

Bulk Waste will be on Cayman Brac Southside on December 11th.

Layman E. Scott Sr. High School Science Fair

The Layman E. Scott Sr. High School Science Fair is December 11th.

St. George’s Anglican Church Pre-school Christmas concert

St. George’s Anglican Church is hosting a pre-school Christmas concert at 4pm on December 11th.

Department of Agriculture Closures

The Department of Agriculture’s Administration Office and the Agricultural Health Inspection Services Office at the Custom’s Courier Building will be closed from 11:00am on Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 to facilitate a staff function. Additionally, the Department’s Cayman Brac Office will be closed for the day on Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 to facilitate a staff function.

THU DEC 12

Christmas Musical

The Primary Schools combined Christmas Musical is December 12th at 7pm at the Aston Rutty Center.

Little Cayman Education Services Annual Christmas Program

The Little Cayman Education Services Annual Christmas Program is December 12th at 7pm at Little Cayman Baptist Church.

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is December 12th at 7pm at Heritage House.

FRI DEC 13

Bulk Waste Clean Up for George Town

Bulk Waste Clean Up for George Town is December 7 through 13th.

Bingo Bells

YMCA is hosting Bingo Bells on Friday,13 December from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Mary Miller Hall in Red Bay. 

DCI Closure

The Department of Commerce and Investment will close at 12pm on Friday (13 Dec)

Passport & Corporate Services Office Closure

The Passport & Corporate Services Office wishes to advise the public that they will close at 11:00am on Friday, December 13th to facilitate a staff event.

Festival of

Join the First Baptist Sanctuary Choir for a joyous musical celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with their Festival of Christmas Praise on Friday (13 Dec) at the First Baptist Church, across from the Lions’ Centre on Crewe Rd.  (7 p.m.)

SAT DEC 14

Visual Arts Society Christmas Craft Market

Visual Arts Society Christmas Craft Market is Saturday, 14 December, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Paseo in Camana Bay.

Cayman Food Bank

Santa Run hosted by the Cayman Food Bank is Saturday, 14 December, 6 a.m., registration; 6:30 a.m., run begins; the Paseo at Camana Bay

2nd Annual Night of Lights competition

The 2nd Annual Night of Lights competition is December 14th in Cayman Brac starting at 6pm. For more information, call 925.3924

Santa Run

The Santa Run is Saturday (14 Dec) at 630am in Camana Bay.

Dancing for a Cause

Dancing for a Cause in support of Missionaries of the Poor is Saturday (14 Dec) at 3pm and 7pm at the Harquail Theatre. See also below:

Miss Jackie’s School of Dance presents Dancing for a Cause, an evening of dance to support, Father  Ho Lung “Missionaries of the Poor” on December 14th, 2019 at 3pm and 7 pm.  Email [email protected] for 

The North Side Community Christmas dinner

The North Side Community will be hosting its annual Christmas dinner on Saturday 14th December at 6pm as the Craddock Ebanks Civic Center. For more details please contact Alex Johnson 9168232.

SUN DEC 15

Celebration Under the Stars

Christmas at the Castle, a Celebration Under the Stars, is Sunday (15 Dec) from 6 to 10pm at Pedro St. James. Admission is free and activities include a tree lightening, a visit from Santa and carol singing

The Christmas Dream Team Parade

The Church of God Chapel Children’s Choir presents The Christmas Dream Team Parade on Sunday (15 Dec) at 7pm at the Family Life Center.

Spot Bay Church of God Holiness Christmas Program

The Spot Bay Church of God Holiness Christmas Program is December 15th at 630pm.

Festival of Christmas Praise

Join the First Baptist Sanctuary Choir for a joyous musical celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with their Festival of Christmas Praise on Sunday, 15th December at the First Baptist Church, across from the Lions’ Centre on Crewe Rd.  (7 p.m.)

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