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Cayman Islands: From RCIPS

Motor Vehicle Collision Involving a Cyclist, 26 July

Just after 8:30PM yesterday, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to Gerrard Smith Avenue, Cayman Brac where it was reported that  there was a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist.

The collision occurred when a white Hyundai and a bicycle was travelling along Gerrard Smith Avenue. Both were travelling along the left lane and both in opposite direction when they collided.

The cyclist, who is a woman from Cayman Brac, received emergency treatment at the Faith Hospital. Due to the seriousness of her injuries, she was air lifted around 5AM to the Health City Hospital in East End, Grand Cayman by the Air Operations Unit. The woman is still in critical condition and has suffered life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Hyundai H1 did not receive any injuries.

The collision is under police investigation.

Police are asking that anyone with information pertaining to this incident, is to please call the Cayman Brac Police Station at 948-0331 or 926-0635.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681.

Robbery along South Church Street, 26 July

Just about 11:20PM last night, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to South Church Street, where it was reported that a man who was travelling home from work on his bicycle was robbed by three men.

It appears that a man hid behind a container at a construction site on South Church Street in the vicinity of Thompson Way, when he hit the victim on the back of his head, causing him to fall off his bike to the ground.

Another robber, who carried a knife, took a number of personal items from the victim and threatened to stab him.

One robber was described as tall, and wearing a black hoodie and black pants, with a face covering. Another robber was described as being short and wearing a white marina and black shorts, also with something covering his face.  There was no description provided for the third man.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he received treatment and was later released.

The matter is currently under investigation by police, and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact George Town CID at 949-4222, or to submit a tip anonymously directly to police at http://www.rcips.ky/submit-a-tip  or through Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 or online at http://www.crimestoppers.ky/home/ .

 

Cayman Islands NRA to carry out work on Agnes Way roundabout

The National Roads Authority (NRA) would like to notify the public that work will be conducted on the Agnes Way roundabout, in the vicinity of the Linford Pierson Highway, on Friday, 27 July through Sunday, 29 July 2018.

Agnes Way will be closed in order to facilitate the work and will remain closed through Saturday and Sunday. Local access will be granted for residents and businesses along the road.

Traffic will be diverted to the roundabout near Bobby Thompson Road. Motorists are asked to use caution in the area and pay attention to all signs.

For more information contact the NRA at 946-7780.

 

Cayman Islands: CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 1st August

Come join in the fun and test the gray matter!

Not able to make it on Wednesday, then please help us raise much needed funds by spreading the word about our quiz night. You can download the quiz poster by clicking on the following link:

http://files.constantcontact.com/7aa72710101/316ede41-6aac-407a-85ae-114224e211d1.pdf

and spread the word in your office and on community boards.

 

Steve Smith: Ex-Australia captain will play in Caribbean Premier League

From BBC

Ex-Australia captain Steve Smith will play in the Caribbean Premier League as he continues his 12-month ban from Australian cricket for ball-tampering.

He cannot play international or state cricket after his “leadership” role in the incident in March.

His ban does not extend to competitions outside Australia and he returned to competitive action in Canada in June.

The 29-year-old will play for Barbados Tridents in the CPL in place of Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Smith, who is still the top-ranked Test batsman, has scored 3,124 runs in all T20 cricket.

For more: https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/44950357

 

Drowning in plastic: The Caribbean beach covered in 30 tonnes of waste plastic

From BBC

Thirty tonnes of plastic have been swept up onto the beaches of the Dominican Republic following a recent storm.

Waste plastic is a growing problem for the world’s oceans – and this clip shows just how bad the problem has become.

For more; https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/44949634

 

The Blockchain helps families too…

By Ronnie Welch

It can be frustrating as a parent, when your children are always asking for money, but won’t put in the time to do the chores at home. Well, blockchain is working to make a change for that as well. A family company has started a company called URAllowance. The company is created so that it can help remind children to do their chores so that they can get their allowance or reward. It can be set up however the parents want it to be set up, and the contracts are based on a timer, for example, if you were on your way to work and you wanted your children to empty the dishwasher. You would tell them to send them a contract in the app. When the child completed the contract they would click the complete and then the parents would have time to approve the task was done correctly, and the child would then get their allowance.

It is a very smart way to use the blockchain and bring the family closer together. Would you like to hear more about this new blockchain company? We even have a kid who uses the system who can speak to it.

Email: [email protected] 

 

 

SAS Steps up efforts to bring Nanosatellite Communications to the Caribbean

By Annamarie Nyirady From Satellite Today

IMAGE: An artist rendition of an SAS Pearl nanosatellite. Photo: SAS

U.K.-based Sky and Space Global (SAS), which works to provide affordable communications to the world’s equatorial regions, is stepping up its efforts to bring nanosatellite-based communications to the Caribbean. SAS is holding discussions with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) about the use of its nanosatellite technology, following a successful demonstration of the company’s Three Diamonds telecommunications network. The demonstration of the narrowband network’s capabilities took place in Georgetown, Guyana on Jul. 12.

SAS successfully launched nanosatellites for its Three Diamonds network in 2017. The company plans to launch a constellation of 200 nanosatellites in the beginning of 2019, with full-scale deployment to follow in 2020.

SAS’ Pearls constellation will provide nanosatellite narrowband services to the Caribbean region after its deployment in 2019.

For more: https://www.satellitetoday.com/launch/2018/07/24/sas-steps-up-efforts-to-bring-nanosatellite-communications-to-the-caribbean/

 

SADC secretariat proposes members back Namibia’s Cotonou stand on Caribbean and Pacific island states

From Nambian Broadcasting Corporation

SADC Secretariat has proposed that member states back Namibia’s position for the Caribbean and Pacific countries to remain part of the Cotonou agreement.

SADC’s Executive Secretary, Stergomena Lawrence-Tax shared this and other preparations for the SADC summit with President Hage Geingob and cluster ministers.

IMAGE: Photo credits: Namibian Presidency

For more: http://www.nbc.na/news/sadc-secretariat-proposes-members-back-namibias-cotonou-stand-caribbean-and-pacific-island

 

Longest recorded female underwater human chain made on Grand Cayman

Eighty-four women, including guides, instructors and recreational divers took part in a record-breaking bid last Saturday (23). It marked International Women’s Dive Day.

The women linked hands underwater to form an all female underwater human chain.

It was executed at Divetech’s shore diving site situated at Lighthouse Point,West Bay.

The event was held to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

We understand over $2,600 was raised.

 

Cayman Islands: NRA Announces Construction of the Elgin Avenue Extension

The National Roads Authority (NRA) has begun construction of the Elgin Avenue extension.

The construction will extend east of Elgin Avenue from the CNB roundabout, connecting to a new two-lane roundabout, with exits to Printer Way and Crewe Road. When construction is complete motorist will not be able to access Printer Way via Thomas Russell Avenue.

Construction will last approximately four months. During the construction period drivers are asked to keep watch for traffic diversions and asked to drive with caution.

NRA thanks the public for their patience during these roadworks, and look forward to providing the benefit of these much-needed improvements.

Please call 946-7780 or Email [email protected] if you have any questions or comments regarding this project.

 

Cayman Islands school entry screenings continue

The reminds parents that school entry screening continues.

All students entering government or private schools for the first time are required to have health screenings before the new school year begins in August

Health screenings will continue to take place at the John Gray High School medical Centre from now until 17 August, and at the Public Health Department at the Cayman Islands Hospital from 20 – 31 August 2018.

Completed forms from private physicians should be submitted to the Public Health Department, Monday to Friday between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.

For school entry screenings in Cayman Brac, call the Public Health Nurse, Faith Hospital on 948- 2243

For further information call: 326-4890, 326-3882 or 925-5401.

 

Cayman Islands: NPO Registration Sessions Continue

General Registry staff are continuing to assist persons who have yet to apply to register their charitable organisations under The Non-Profit Organisation Law.

Ahead of the law’s 31 July registration deadline, Registry staff will help persons to complete their registration documents everyTuesday and Thursday, from 5pm to 7:30pm, at General Registry’s offices on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building. The sessions, which are on an appointment basis, begin on Tuesday, 17 July, and are expected to last until Tuesday, 31 July.

The sessions will allow persons who have not yet registered to receive face-to-face assistance with completing and submitting registration applications. General Registry will still need time to process documentation. Once approved, applicants will be notified of their successful filing and a certificate of registration will be issued.

To book a day and time for the sessions, email [email protected] or [email protected].

 

Caribbean Palliative Care Conference, at the Westin Resort Cayman Islands

September 27 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free

This is a free conference hosted by Cayman HospiceCare.

HospiceCare have had the privilege of hosting Palliative Care Conferences in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Their goal with these international conferences is to broaden the palliative and end-of-life education and encourage not only their own staff but also their interdisciplinary colleagues, who share the same challenges and responsibilities as they do in hospice and palliative care.

Date:

September 27

Time:

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.caymanhospicecare.ky/

Organizer HospiceCare

Phone: 345-945-7447

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.caymanhospicecare.ky

 

Cayman Brac: Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is hosting a free three-day Domestic Violence Intervention Training programme (DVITP) in the Brac Reef Resort Conference Room, Cayman Brac on Tuesday, 28 to Thursday, 30 August 2018, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The certificate course is for frontline professionals or those who want to learn more about the dynamics of abusive relationships and help others.
To register, please call the FRC at 949-0006 or email f[email protected].

 

100WF | 3rd Annual Corporate Mixology Competition to benefit Special Needs Foundation Cayman Islands

When:

September 20, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Click here for more information: http://www.cayman.finance/events2/100wf-3rd-annual-corporate-mixology-competition-benefit-special-needs-foundation-cayman/

Location:

Karoo, Camana Bay

The Cresent at Camana Bay, Cayman Islands

 

Cayman Islands; North Side District Community Meeting Thursday, 26 July

The RCIPS, along with the North Side District Council, will be holding a District Community Meeting in North Side on Thursday evening, 26 July. The meeting will be held at 8:00PM at the North Side Civic Centre.

The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend in order to express concerns and ask questions. Refreshments will be served.

 

’s Auto Inspections on hold

The Department of Vehicle and Drivers Licensing (DVDL) would like to inform the public that Andy’s Auto will not be conducting vehicle inspections from 11 July – 17 August, as the certified inspector will be off island.

During this period vehicle owners can visit the DVDL offices to have their vehicle inspected, or visit one of the following authorised private garage facilities:

  • G.T. Automotive
  • Prestige Motors
  • Tony’s Toys
  • Car City Service
  • Vampt Motors
  • Automotive Art
  • Euro Car
  • Superior Auto
  • Arch Automotive
  • C&S Tyres
  • Seven Day Inspections
  • DVES (Government vehicles only)

 

Cayman Islands; 24th Annual Conference on Women’s Health: Care Of Women Over 50

, , Cayman Islands

Wed, Nov 14 – Sat, Nov 17, 2018

Synopsis

Including topics on: Breast Cancer, Mental Health, Sexual Dysfunction, Urogynecology, Menopause, and much more…

Providers

Symposia Medicus

Dates

Wed, Nov 14 – Sat, Nov 17, 2018

Venue

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

30620 Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach 0

Grand Cayman,

Cayman Islands

Contact Information

Phone: (925) 969-1789

Contact Name: Jim Goodrich

Contact E-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.symposiamedicus.org/Assets/Conference/1477/1477.html

Topics

Breast Cancer, Mental Health, Sexual Dysfunction, Urogynecology, Menopause, and much more…

Faculty

James Fiorica, MD, FACOG; Charles Rardin, MD; et.al

Est Attendance

175-225

 

Cayman Drama Society Acting Summer Camp

 

Cayman Islands NCVO  39th Annual Radio/Telethon Fundraiser

 

New Cayman Islands License Plate List Updated The 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 athttp://www.dvdl.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/vlthome/pressroom/2018/plates-collection-may-2018 
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, 2019The 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

 

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:

Remembrance Day: Monday, 12 November 2018;

Christmas: Tuesday, 25 December 2018; and

Boxing Day: Wednesday, 26 December 2018.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Date Order)

MON – FRI  JUL 23 –27

10th Annual Camana Bay Basketball Camp

The 10th Annual Camana Bay Basketball Camp is July 23 – 27 from 830am to 12pm and from 1230pm to 4pm at the Arts & Recreation Center in Camana Bay.

Budding Chef Summer Culinary Camp

The Budding Chef Summer Culinary Camp is July 23 – 27 from 10 to 11am at the Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio.

Budding Chef Tween Summer Culinary Camp

The Budding Chef Tween Summer Culinary Camp is July 23 – 27 from 12 – 1:30pm at the Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps featuring Basketball is Monday – Friday (23 – 27 Jul) from 830am to 12pm at LSHS Court. Email [email protected].

 

MON JUL 23 – FRI AUG 3

National Trust Summer Camp

The National Trust Summer Camp is July 23rd through August 3rd at Dart Park. For more information call 749-1121.

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps featuring Basketball is Monday – Friday (23 – 27 Jul) from 830am to 12pm at LSHS Court. Email [email protected].

 

THU JUL 26

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (26 Jul) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

Cayman Brac Summary Court

Cayman Brac Summary Court is Thursday (26 Jul).

District Community Meeting in North Side

The RCIPS, along with the North Side District Council, will be holding a District Community Meeting in North Side on Thursday evening, 26 July. The meeting will be held at 8:00PM at the North Side Civic Centre.

The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend in order to express concerns and ask questions. Refreshments will be served.

 

SAT JULY 28

Quincy and Friends in Concert

The Brac Community Theater is hosting a stage show ‘Quincy and Friends in Concert’ on Saturday (28 Jul) at Aston Rutty Civic Center at 730pm. The event is a fundraiser to bring USA Motivational Speaker Rich Barnes to the Brac in September.

 

 

MON – FRI  JUL 30 – AUG 3

Vacation Bible School

Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church is hosting Vacation Bible School Monday – Friday (30 Jul – 3 Aug) from 830am to 12pm.

Acting Summer Camp

CayStage at the Prospect Playhouse is hosting an Acting Summer Camp Monday – Friday (30 Jul – 3 Aug) for ages 12 – 16 from 9am to 3pm. Visit cds.ky to book.

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps featuring a Jr Lifeguard Camp is Monday – Friday (30 Jul – 3 Aug) from 830am to 12pm. Email [email protected].

Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus Vacation Bible School

You’re invited to Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus Vacation Bible School for ages 5 – 12 at the Church of God Chapel in West Bay from 6 to 8pm July 30th – August 3rd. To register, call 324.8151.

 

TUE JUL 31

Summer Moonlight & Movies

Summer Moonlight & Movies continues on Tuesday (31Jul) at 7pm at the Crescent in Camana Bay.

 

THU AUG 2

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (2 Aug) from 9am to 230pm at the District Office.

 

MON – FRI AUG 6 – 10

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps

Sister Islands Sports Department Summer Camps featuring Football is Monday – Friday (6 – 10 Aug) from 830am to 12pm at the Cayman Brac Sports Complex. Email [email protected]

 

THU AUG 9

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (9 Aug) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

 

MON – FRI JUL 13 – 17

YMCA Summer Camp

YMCA Summer Camp is Monday – Friday (13 – 17 Aug). Email [email protected]

F.C. International free Football Camp

The F.C. International free Football Camp for boys and girls ages 4 – 16 Monday – Friday (13 – 17 Aug) at the George Town Primary School from 9am to 1pm. All kids get free lunch and a free t-shirt. For more information call 926.1993

 

THU AUG 16

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (16 Aug) from 9am to 230pm at the District Office.

 

MON – FRI AUG 20 – 24

YMCA Summer Camp

YMCA Summer Camp is Monday – Friday (20 – 24 Aug). Email [email protected].

 

MON AUG 27

Schools in the Sister Islands reopen

 All Schools in the Sister Islands reopen for Term 1 of the 2018/19 year on August 27th.

 

TUE – THU AUG 28 -30

Domestic Violence Intervention Training program

The Family Resource Centre is hosting a free three-day Domestic Violence Intervention Training program in the Brac Reef Resort Conference Room, Cayman Brac on Tuesday, 28 to Thursday, 30 August 2018, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The certificate course is for frontline professionals or those who want to learn more about the dynamics of abusive relationships and help others. To register, please call the FRC at 949-0006 or email [email protected].

 

THU AUG 30

Cayman Brac Summary Court

Cayman Brac Summary Court is Thursday (30 Aug).

Community Thatch Plaiting Class

The Community Thatch Plaiting Class is Thursday (30 Aug) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (30 Aug) from 9am to 230pm at the District Office.

 

Camana Bay August Events

If your children are still interested in attending a summer camp, Starfish Village is offering weekdays filled with arts, crafts, field trips, games and more. Shutterbugs interested in learning the art of photography can embark on a photographic tour with the professionals from Picture This Studios. Camps and classes are not just for little ones this summer, as Cayman Music School is offering guitar classes for beginners ages 15 and up! If you have always wanted to try out your guitar skills and learn how to read music notation then this is the class for you.

This summer Camana Bay is also introducing Rooftop Yoga with both sunset and sunrise sessions on Mondays and Fridays respectively, led by the experts from Align. This is the perfect way to start every morning and end every evening with a mentally and physically rewarding workout.

Don’t forget to catch the last Summer Moonlight & Movies on August 7 with the family for a screening of Lilo & Stich under the stars!

The Farmers & Artisans Market will take a temporary break after August 15 until November. During this time, low season for international visitors and a traditionally slower growing season for Cayman’s harvest, we will offer a smaller farmers-only market in Heliconia Court, the courtyard located in between One Nexus Way and 18 Forum Lane. This Market will be held on both Wednesdays and Saturdays to allow plenty of opportunities for locals to get their fresh produce! We are pleased to continue offering this complimentary community initiative in support of the island’s farmers.

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

Warm Regards,
The Camana Bay Marketing Team 

Here is a quick look at August’s special events:

Starfish Village Summer Camp
Weekdays 
8 a.m.-3 p.m.  
Starfish Village 

Rooftop Yoga at Camana Bay 
Mondays throughout August
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fridays throughout August

6:30-7:30 a.m.    
Rooftop of 62 Forum Lane (Cayman National Building)

Shutterbugs Camp  
Monday, August 6 and 13 and Friday, August 10 & 17
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Picture This Studios

Guitar for Beginners  
Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout August
6:30-7:30 p.m.   
Cayman Music School 

Summer Moonlight & Movies 
Tuesday, August 7
7 p.m.  
the Crescent 

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