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Cayman Islands: Rescheduled Council for Older Persons BT District Gathering

The Council for Older Persons is holding its rescheduled Bodden Town district gathering on Saturday, 9 June 2018. The district’s senior citizens and interested family members are invited to attend.

The meeting, to advance the well-being of older persons in the Cayman Islands, will take place at the Webster Memorial United Church Hall, 5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

June Dates: Cayman Islands Seamen & Veterans Continuation Confirmation Certificates

The Ministry of Community Affairs is providing additional dates for recipients of the Ex-Gratia Seamen & Veterans Benefit, who need help completing the Seaman & Veterans Continuation Confirmation forms. These certificates need to be completed every two years.

Community Development Officers (CDO) will be at the following locations and recipients are asked to bring along their passport for photo ID. Housebound recipients should contact the Ministry on 244-2426 or their district’s Community Development Officer listed below:

Bodden Town

CDO: Flavia Gardner – 926-0490

Thursday, 14 and 21 June, 2018, Savannah United Church Hall , 9am – 12 noon.

West Bay

CDO: Vanda Powery – 916-7902

Monday, 4 and 18 June 2018, John Gray Memorial Church Hall, 9.30am – 1.30pm.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, John Gray Memorial Church Hall, 9.30am – 1.30pm.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, John Gray Memorial Church Hall, 9.30am – 1.30 pm.

Thursday, 21 June 2018, John Gray Memorial Church Hall, 9.30am – 1.30pm.

Friday, 8 June 2018, John Gray Memorial Church Hall, 9.30am – 1.30pm.

George Town

CDO: Dorline Welcome – 925-4083

Wednesday, 6, 13, 20 and 27 June 2018, CI Seafarer’s Association Hall, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Cayman Islands: RFA Mounts Bay Visit: Military Exercise
In regards to the RFA Mounts Bay military exercise planned for this afternoon: Due to a technical issue aboard the ship, the military exercise has been postponed until tomorrow morning (Friday, 1 June). Time still to be announced
Cayman Islands: Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull, 2 June The RCIPS, on behalf of the Cayman Islands Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR Cayman Islands), is reminding the public that the first annual Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull is taking place this Saturday, 2 June, from 10:00AM-12:30PM on the grounds of the Grand Harbour Shopping Centre. Team registration begins at 9:30AM.Registration for the event remains open through Friday, 1 June, and new teams are encouraged to register.

Further information on the event can be viewed at: https://www.rcips.ky/law-enforcement-torch-run-committee-launches-kirkland-nixon-memorial-fire-truck-pull

The registration form and instructions to register can also be located at: https://www.rcips.ky/partnership/special-olympics/

 

Cayman Islands Energy Efficiency Forum and Fair

Cayman Islands: CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 6th June

Cayman Islands: Section of Elgin Avenue to Close Temporarily on 4 JuneThe RCIPS is advising the public that Elgin Avenue, between Humber Lane and Hospital Road, will be closed on Monday, 4 June, from 9:30AM to 11:00AM, in order to facilitate the launch ceremony for Celebrate Cayman.
Cayman Islands Governor’s Beach to Close for Disaster Preparedness Exercise, 30 – 31 May
On Thursday, 31 May, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Mounts Bay will return to the Cayman Islands for a disaster preparedness exercise.The RCIPS is informing the public that, in order to facilitate this exercise, the parking area at Governor’s Beach, along with the portion of the beach just west of the parking area (between the Governor’s Residence and The Pinnacle), will be closed from 8:00AM on Thursday. The beach and parking area are expected to be closed through Friday afternoon, 1 June.The above serves as a correction to the times published earlier this morning, as the arrival of the RFA Mounts Bay was rescheduledShamrock Road/Bodden Town Road Partial Closure, 30 MayThe RCIPS is informing motorists that the section of Shamrock Road/Bodden Town Road between Condor Road and Anton Bodden Drive will be closed on Wednesday, 30 May, in order to facilitate a utility pole change in the area. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be diverted onto Condor Road and Anton Bodden Drive from 8:30AM until about 2:00PM.

During these times the area will only be accessible to local traffic.

 

Cayman Islands Fire Amnesty to be announced

Details of a Firearms Amnesty beginning 1 June through the end of June by the RCIPS will be announced on Thu 31 May

 

Cayman Islands NCVO  39th Annual Radio/Telethon Fundraiser

Cayman Islands: Thursday PTA – CLIFTON HUNTER High School

“CHHS – GENERAL PTA MEETING”

Parents of Clifton Hunter High School students are invited to attend a PTA meeting at the school this Thursday evening, 31 May.

There will be a special presentation about a new web-portal, which is designed to provide parents with real-time information on all students.

So, come out this Thursday at 6:30p.m. and learn how to use this education web-portal for your Clifton Hunter students!

 

ABC cancels hit ‘Roseanne’ after star’s tweet;

By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor From SA

Disney (NYSE:DIS) shares are down 2.6% after ABC announces an abrupt cancellation of hit show Roseanne, a reaction to a racist tweet the show’s star posted earlier.

Roseanne Barr posted a tweet that compared Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to president Obama, to an ape, spurring an immediate backlash. Barr later issued an apology via Twitter.

Disney CEO Robert Iger said “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.”

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr had said in a now-deleted tweet.

The show was the best performing of ABC’s season, with an average of 18.7M viewers.

For more: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3360060-abc-cancels-hit-roseanne-stars-tweet-dis-minus-2_6-percent#email_link

IMAGE: Jordan Strauss/Invision, via Associated Press

Celebrate Cayman Official Launch

The public is invited to take part in the Celebrate Cayman launch ceremony, Monday 4 June at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the Glass House Building (next to the ).

H.E. the Governor, The Premier, Cabinet Secretary and other government officials will be in attendance and will give remarks. There will be a reading of the Coat of Arms proclamation and attendees will get a first look at featured initiatives and activities set for the coming year of celebration. The public will also be able to enjoy a taste of local food and culture.
Attendees are invited to share their photos of the event on social media using the hashtag #CelebrateCayman. The launch event is the first of monthly celebratory events planned. To learn more about the Celebrate Cayman festivities you can visit the dedicated website www.celebratecayman.ky

 

New Cayman Islands License Plate List UpdatedThe Department of Vehicle and Drivers Licensing (DVDL) has uploaded its list of new electronic license plates that are ready for collection.An additional 1,200 plates are now ready to be picked up from the DVDL office on Crewe Road.Vehicles owners are reminded that when collecting the new plate, they must bring in the temporary/old plates, the windshield tag, as well as their logbook.

The list can be viewed on the department’s website at http://www.dvdl.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/vlthome/pressroom/2018/plates-collection-may-2018

 

Cayman Islands Needs Assessment Unit: Closure Friday, 1 June 2018

The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) offices, on both Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, will be closed on Friday, 1 June 2018 due to an all-day staff training session.

The NAU apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cayman Islands; Applications sought prior to Liquor Licensing Board Meeting
The Liquor Licensing Board will hold its quarterly meeting next month. The meeting is set for Tuesday 26 June at 1:30 p.m. in the Government Administration Building.All Liquor/Music & Dance application must be received by noon on Wednesday 30 May. Applications that do not meet the deadline will not be included in the published agenda.For more information contact the Department of Commerce and Investment by emailing [email protected]or calling 945-0943.
Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull POSTPONED, 24 May
The Cayman Islands Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee (CI LETR) would like to inform the public the Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull is postpone from this week Saturday 26th May, 2018 to next week Saturday 2 June.Additionally, the CI LETR has also postponed their boot drive that was scheduled to take placetomorrow throughout central until Friday 1st June.These cancellations are due to and expectation of continued rainy weather throughout the week and weekend.Registration for the event will remain open during the week for the 27th to 1st June and new teams are encouraged to register.The registration form and instructions to register can me located on the RCIPS website athttps://www.rcips.ky/partnership/special-olympics/ .For more information on the event and to registration email [email protected] and [email protected].

 

Cayman Islands: West Bay’s Snuggle Up & Read Postponed Until Next Week

Please note the Snuggle Up & Read event scheduled for Thursday, 24 May in West Bay has been postponed, due to inclement weather.

The new date for this Child Month event has been rescheduled for Thursday, 31 May, 2018 at the same location: Sir John A. cumber Primary School, 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

DCFS apologises for the inconvenience this may cause.

 

Bodden Town’s Snuggle Up and Read Postponed Until Next Week

The Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Snuggle Up and Read event, scheduled for Wednesday 23 May, 2018 at Bodden Town Primary School, has been postponed due to inclement weather.

This Child Month event has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, 30 May 2018 –  Bodden Town Primary School –  6.30 p.m.- 8.30 p.m.

DCFS apologises for the inconvenience this may cause.

 

Cayman Islands Raise the Roof Gala

With guest Kelsey Grammer

 

The hot events happening at Cayman Islands Kimpton Seafire

By Danna Kaplan

All locals on the island, you know better than anyone that the Cayman Islands is where you want to be when the sun goes down and the music turns on. This summer, head to Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa for all things fiesta-focused. A quick trip to the property is guaranteed to bring surprises and we’ve detailed a few of our favorite happenings so you don’t have to:

Every Tuesday, Seafire brings a little fiesta to the island with Tacos y Tequila at Cocoloba from 5-9 PM. Groove to live music paired with as many $8 margaritas and $5 tacos you can handle. Margaritas feature seasonal ripe fruits from a local farmers market each week (think guava, starfruit, naseberries, mamey or pineapple). Plus, unobstructed views of Seven Mile Beach means a front row seat for the sunset. Make sure you stop by and celebrate each week.

Get the weekend started with First Fridays: Catch the beat with tunes straight from the DJ, and enjoy delicious treats for some late-night munching. Each event will have a different theme – Next event is set for June 1 (May is canceled due to Carnival!). The energy of the crowd gets started at AVE at 10PM and runs until 1AM.

 

Cayman Islands NPO Registration workshops commence

Persons who have yet to register their charitable organisations under The Non-Profit Organisation Law can receive help with their application forms, ahead of the 31 July registration deadline.

General Registry is hosting two-hour registration workshops every Tuesday and Thursday, from 5pm to 7pm at its offices on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building. The workshops, which are on an appointment basis, began on Tuesday, 8 May, and are expected to last until Thursday, 28 June.

The workshops will allow NPOs that have not yet registered to learn about their legal requirements and receive face-to-face assistance with completing their registrations. To book a day and time for the workshop, email [email protected] or [email protected]

 

University College of the Cayman Islands: Make success happen!

Jumpstart your career!

Have you been putting off those learning and professional goals? UCCI is here to help you start accomplishing them. We have various undergraduate, professional and continuing education offerings. We can even customise training for organisations no matter the size.

Prospective students looking to register for Fall 2018 must complete and submit their online application by Monday, July 30, 2018.

High school students, including Dual Enrollment applicants, must not await their external exam results (e.g. CXC, IGCSE, etc,) to submit their online application. Exam results can be submitted as soon as they become available.

All supporting documentation should be brought into the Office of the Registrar by Monday, August 20, 2018.

For further information, email Ms. Stephanie Scott, Admissions Coordinator, or call 623-8224.

 

KAABOO Cayman Feb. 15-16, 2019

The KAABOO Cayman festival has announced plans to donate some of its proceeds to local nonprofit agencies on the island.

In a news release, festival organizers said $1 of every ticket sold would be set aside to support three local and one international charitable groups. Two-day passes for the festival are expected to start at more than $200 when the lineup of entertainers is announced at 7:30 a.m. on May 15. Officials said they hope to sell 11,000 tickets.

The festival is scheduled for Feb. 15-16, 2019.

KAABOO Cayman will be supporting the National Gallery, Feed Our Future and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, along with MusicCares, a Recording Academy program that has been a partner in the KAABOO Del Mar festival in California.

For more information about KAABOO Cayman, visit www.kaaboocayman.com

 

Extension for all Cayman Islands contractors to Register

The Builders Board has extended the deadline for all local contractors to register with the board. The contractors’ deadline is now Tuesday 31 July, 2018.

This registration requirement is for general and civil contractors, residential and building contractors as well as trade contractors.

For fees and registration forms that are available online, contractors should visitwww.planning.ky/boards-all/builders-board

 

Inspire Cayman – 2018 International Scooter Tournament

Friday, June 29, 2018 9:00 AM

Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:00 PM

Black Pearl Skatepark

A Scooter competition in the CAYMAN ISLANDS? Why would you not go? Event is located at the Black Pearl Skatepark and will have 4 divisions including Pro. Please visit their instagram @inspire_cayman for updates and details on registration!

 

Cayman Islands Special Olympics June 5th-11th

Posted by Jessica Powell

The Special Olympics is coming up, starting this Saturday, June 5th. Dozens are needed at the opening Ceremony (with the ceremony starting at 3pm, volunteers are needed from 11am-5pm), so make an attempt to come out for an hour or two whenever you’re available! There are various events being held next week as well, all of which need volunteers and supporters. If you’re interested in helping out or want to find out more about a specific day or activity, feel free to contact Jessica at [email protected].

 

Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018 Confirmed

The list of Cayman Islands Public Holidays for 2018 is now officially confirmed and released by the’s Office.

The list is as follows:

Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 11 June 2018;

Constitution Day: Monday, 2 July 2018;

Remembrance Day: Monday, 12 November 2018;

Christmas: Tuesday, 25 December 2018; and

Boxing Day: Wednesday, 26 December 2018.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

 

MON JUN 4

Celebrate Cayman Launch Ceremony Postponed Until 4 June

GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN – Due to the inclement weather forecast for next week, the Celebrate Cayman Official Launch Ceremony scheduled for Monday 28 May has been postponed and will now take place on Monday 4 June.

The ceremony signals the official start of the year-long national celebrations to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Cayman Islands Coat of Arms. The Cayman Islands Government and the organising team look forward to welcoming the public to the event scheduled to begin at 10am on the greens of the former Government Administration Building.

“We regret having to postpone the event; however, we want to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.  We look forward to the public joining us on Monday 4 June to mark this special event, and kick start a year of celebrations for our Coat of Arms”, notes the Celebrate Cayman Project Team.

SOCI National Games and Week of Awareness Track Meet

Special Olympics Cayman Islands’ National Games and Week of Awareness continues on Monday (4 Jun) with the Track & Field Meet, Torch Run and Ceremony at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at 5pm.

 

TUE JUN 5

SOCI National Games and Week of Awareness Swim Meet

Special Olympics Cayman Islands’ National Games and Week of Awareness continues on Tuesday (5 Jun) with the Swimming meet at the Lion’s Pool at 5pm.

 

WED JUN 6

SOCI National Games and Week of Awareness Bocce

Special Olympics Cayman Islands’ National Games and Week of Awareness continues on Wednesday (6 Jun) with Bocce Ceremony at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at 5pm.

 

THU JUN 7

SOCI National Games and Week of Awareness Basketball

Special Olympics Cayman Islands’ National Games and Week of Awareness continues on Thursday (7 Jun) Basketball at the First Baptist Church at 5pm.

 

FRI JUN 8

Because I Care Women’s Convention

The Because I Care Women’s Convention is Friday – Sunday (8 – 10 Jun) at the Aston Rutty Civic Center in Cayman Brac at 715pm on Friday and Sunday and 915am on Saturday.

 

SAT JUN 9

SOCI National Games and Week of Awareness Paddelboarding

Special Olympics Cayman Islands’ National Games and Week of Awareness continues on Saturday (9 Jun) with Paddleboarding at Governor’s Beach at 9am.

Gi-Normous Garage Sale, Silent Auction, Car Wash and BBQ

Cayman Islands Baptist Church invites all to join them for a Gi-Normous Garage Sale, Silent Auction, Car Wash and BBQ on Saturday (9 Jun) from 7am until 3. All proceeds will go to help the Church’s Youth group get to Camp and Young Adults group for their mission trip.

Edna M. Moyle Primary School PTA Car Boot Sale

The Edna M. Moyle Primary School PTA is hosting a car boot sale on Saturday (9 Jun) at the CICSA Credit Union Parking Lot from 730 to 1pm.

 

SUN JUN 10

First Baptist Church Choir St. George’s Anglican Church

The First Baptist Church Choir is once again touring Grand Cayman, from West Bay to East End. The next event is Sunday (10 Jun) at 7pm at St George’s Anglican Church. Admission is free, and refreshments will follow.  For more information contact the First Baptist Church at 949-0692 or at [email protected]

Women’s Empowerment 5K

The Women’s Empowerment 5K is June 10th at 6am. Log on to caymanactive.com/power for registration information.

Annual All Day Meeting at the Church of God Full Gospel Hall

The Annual All Day Meeting at the Church of God Full Gospel Hall in North Side is on Sunday (10 Jun) with morning worship at 11am, Praise Service at 2pm and Evangelistic Service at 715pm.  Special Evangelistic Services are Monday – Friday (11 – 15 Jun) at 730pm nightly.

 

MON JUN 11

Queen’s Birthday Tea Monday

The Brac District of the National Trust invites everyone to the annual Queen’s Birthday Tea Monday (11 Jun) from, 4:00-6:30pm at Heritage House, Cayman Brac. There will be tea, homemade goodies, silent auction, split the pot, plant sale, and an art show.  Funds benefit land conservation on the Brac. Tickets $7.00/adults & $3.00/children.

 

TUE JUN 12

SOCI National Games and Week of Awareness Football

Special Olympics Cayman Islands’ National Games and Week of Awareness continues on Tuesday (12 Jun) with Football and Football Skills at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at 5pm.

 

WED JUN 13

Justices of the Peace Association Meeting

The 25th Annual General Meeting of the Justices of the Peace Association of the Cayman Islands is Wednesday (13 Jun) at 530pm at the Seafarer’s Hall.

 

THU JUN 14

Raise the Roof Gala

Join the Cayman Islands Crisis Center and the Flowers Sea Swim at the Raise the Roof Gala on Thursday (14 Jun) at 6pm at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort with guest speakers Kelsey Grammer and Olympic Gold Medalist Kate Ziegler. For more information, email [email protected].

 

SUN JUN 17

First Baptist Church Choir at Victory Tabernacle

The First Baptist Church Choir is once again touring Grand Cayman, from West Bay to East End. The next event is Sunday (17 Jun) at 7pm at Victory Tabernacle. Admission is free, and refreshments will follow.  For more information contact the First Baptist Church at 949-0692 or at [email protected]

Cayman National Choir & Orchestra Present:

SAT JUN 23

St. Ignatius International Food Festival

St. Ignatius International Food Festival is Saturday (23 Jun) from 5-8 pm.  $10 ticket includes two choices of cuisine.  Phone 949-6797 or e-mail [email protected] for tickets or further information.

 

SUN JUN 24

First Baptist Church Choir at West Bay Assembly of God

The First Baptist Church Choir is once again touring Grand Cayman, from West Bay to East End. The next event is Sunday (24 Jun) at 7pm at West Bay Assembly of God. Admission is free, and refreshments will follow.  For more information contact the First Baptist Church at 949-0692 or at [email protected]

 

MON – FRI JUL 2-6

Teen Challenge “Splash Canyon”

Red Bay Church of God (Holiness) will hold a free Teen Challenge, “Splash Canyon”, for ages 13-19 Monday – Friday (2 – 6 July) from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. There will be Bible lessons, games, snacks, and lots of activities.  Call 326-7867 for more information.

 

SUN JUL 8

First Baptist Church Choir at Savannah United Church

The First Baptist Church Choir is once again touring Grand Cayman, from West Bay to East End. The next event is Sunday (8 Jul) at 630pm at Savannah United Church. Admission is free, and refreshments will follow.  For more information contact the First Baptist Church at 949-0692 or at [email protected]

 

FRI – MON  JUL 9-13

Vacation Bible School Challenge Splash Canyon

Red Bay Church of God (Holiness) will hold a free Vacation Bible School Challenge, “Splash Canyon”, for ages 3 – 12 Monday – Friday (9 – 13 July) from 6:30 – 9 PM. There will be Bible lessons, games, snacks, and lots of activities.  Call 326-7867 for more information.

 

CAMANA BAY JUNE EVENTS

This June, Camana Bay has different activities and events for everyone in the family. If you are looking for a new book to add to your collection of reads, sign up for The Bookends Club on June 13 when the group meets to review their latest pick, The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara. Books & Books will also be hosting its monthly interactive dialogue with the experts from Infinite Mindcare. If you haven’t experienced one of these insightful sessions before, stop by on Saturday, June 16 for a discussion on this month’s topic: “Can You Hear Me Now?” Effective & Efficient Communication Skills.

We are also celebrating Father’s Day this month and if you are looking to take Dad for a meal this Father’s Day, consider KARoo’s outdoor BBQ brunch with views of the water on Sunday, June 17. Before brunch gets started, dads can take their toddlers to Cayman Music School for their Daddy & Me Toddler Music Class where they can enjoy playing instruments and have fun making music. If Dad loves to cook, treat him to one of Bon Vivant’s coooking classes, such as French Cuisine with Chef Keith Griffin on June 12 or meat lovers can attend the Carne + Vino with Chef Dylan Benoit where you will learn about cuts and how to find the perfect sauce pairing.

At the end of the month on June 30, will be hosting an exclusive 3D screening of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean. Take a dive and experience the beauty and diversity of an underwater world few get to encounter. The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Jean-Michel Cousteau himself. Donations of CI$5 or more are encouraged and will benefit Ocean Futures Society and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI).

For more real-time updates and what’s happening at Camana Bay, remember to download the Camana Bay Events App, available for download on the App Store or Google Play.

Here is a quick look at our special events:

Classics at the Cinema

Tuesdays throughout June

7 p.m.

Camana Bay Cinema

Camana Bay Cinema’s Kids Club

Saturdays throughout June

10 a.m.

Camana Bay Cinema

French Cuisine with Chef Keith Griffin

Thursday, June 14

6-8 p.m.

Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Infinite Mindcare Talk Series: “Can You Hear Me Mow?” Effective & Communication Skills

Saturday June, 16

2-3 p.m.

Books & Books

Father’s Day Special: Daddy & Me Toddler Music Class

Sunday, June 17

11-11:45 a.m.

Cayman Music School

Carne + Vino with Chef Dylan Benoit

Saturday, June 19

6-8 p.m.

Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Culture at the Cinema

Saturday, June 23

8 p.m.

Camana Bay Cinema

Exclusive 3D Screening of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean

Saturday, June 30

10 a.m.

Camana Bay Cinema

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