November 19, 2019

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Cayman Islands Seafarers Hall now available for Rental every day of the week

“The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform the community that the Hall is now available for Rental every day of the week, including Saturdays as the church is no longer contracted with us at 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

 

Cayman Islands Seafarers Association Social

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the September Social, on Tuesday 18 September at 7:00 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect.

Buses will be provided from West Bay Town Hall at 6:00 pm.

A Bus route has been added in George Town, leaving the Public library parking area at 7:00, stopping at Cayman Compass building and the Airport Fosters. The bus is marked Bobo $1 Public transport and is blue in colour, there is no charge.

 

Cayman Islands: Petition for Referendum on Proposed Cruise Ship Terminal

UCCI TV News: Concerned Citizens Petition for Referendum on Proposed Cruise Ship Terminal

To view video go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJgliTHQupM&feature=youtu.be

 

Latest news from OffshoreAlert

NEWS ARTICLES

Cayman Court unseals dozens of cases after OffshoreAlert exposé

August 30, 2018 – In the first seven months of this year alone, the international business court of the Cayman Islands concealed 21 insolvency petitions in which the liabilities collectively exceeded $1.2 billion, including five against companies listed on foreign stock exchanges. Their existence is only now known because the Court unsealed dozens of cases after OffshoreAlert’s exposé of its draconian secrecy practices.

Grant Thornton (Chicago) & two US law firms sued over Providence Financial fraud

August 14, 2018 – Accountants Grant Thornton and law firms Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Greene Espel are being sued for allegedly aiding and abetting a $150 million fraud perpetrated by the Providence Financial Group, which was primarily based in Guernsey, Miami, and Brazil.

Cayman court secrecy on the rise: 55% of recent financial cases are sealed

August 06, 2018 – The court that hears international business disputes in the Cayman Islands is sealing records of liquidation petitions and other cases at unprecedented levels, meaning that foreign investors, creditors, and clients of Cayman-domiciled hedge funds and other companies are not alerted to insolvencies and other problems, OffshoreAlert can reveal. Secrecy has escalated to the point where more than half of all cases filed in recent months are sealed.

Go to: www.offshorealert.com for more.

October Programmes plus Opt-In for GDPR 

 

Celebrate Cayman Sister Island Ceremony

The public is invited to take part in the Celebrate Cayman Sister Islands ceremony, Thursday 6 September at 9 a.m. on the lawn of the in Cayman Brac.

The Acting Governor, The Premier, and other government officials will be in attendance and will give remarks.

Attendees will hear the story of the Coat of Arms, as well as a reading of the Coat of Arms proclamation. In addition, the public will get to hear a special recording of the National Song, enjoy musical performances by students of Layman E. Scott High School and have a taste of local food.

Attendees are invited to share their photos of the event on social media using the hashtag #CelebrateCayman. To learn more about the Celebrate Cayman festivities you can visit the dedicated website www.celebratecayman.ky

 

Film crew helps the Caribbean

Press Release:- After the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, We would all like to see the region thrive again.

A film crew is doing just that. Isla y Vuelta is an Emmy nominated travel series that shows the true Caribbean.

The film crew has set up an online store where visitors can purchase a “One Region, No Worries” T-Shirt with all proceeds going to the recovery efforts of the affected islands and delivered personally by the film crew when traveling to film.

“The region is stronger when we all work together. And the stronger we are, the less worries we have”, said Harold Jessurun, Executive Producer of the series.

SOURCE: https://stluciatimes.com/2018/09/03/film-crew-helps-the-caribbean/

 

Celebrate Cayman Travelling District Display

Caymanian culture and history will be the focus on Celebrate Cayman’s Travelling District Display.

The display has been curated by the Cayman Islands National Museum and features artefacts that share the story of the Coat of Arms. The display also serves as a preview of the museum’s upcoming exhibition on the Coat of Arms.

Each district will host the display for a period of two weeks. Additionally, Celebrate Cayman has partnered with Cayman Airways to host a family fun day for each district when it houses the display.

The display will kick off in East End on Tuesday 4 September, at the East End United Church Hall. The public can visit the Celebrate Cayman website to learn when the display will be in their district.

To learn more about the Celebrate Cayman festivities you can visit the dedicated website www.celebratecayman.ky

 

Cayman Islands: CARE Quiz Night

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

Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) 2018

The Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) 2018 returns to Grand Cayman for on 13th & 14th September at The Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa.

Featuring Keynote speaker, Adrian Grenier of Entourage fame and a UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador, alongside other international and local energy experts, CTEC 2018 will explore sustainable social and economic growth, recognise the threat of climate change to our islands, as well as determine the actions required to invest in Cayman’s renewable future.

 

Cayman Brac Public Invited to LA Events

With the LA meeting on Cayman Brac, 5-7 September 2018, Hon. Speaker of the of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Dr. W. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP, Hons MSc, MLA , invites Cayman Brac residents to a number of special events. These include:

  • A special church service at Church of God Holiness in Watering Place, on Sunday, 2 September, at 11 a.m., followed by a public lunch at the Seaman’s Centre.
  • The State Opening of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, 5 September, at 10 a.m. at Aston Rutty Centre.
  • A reception to honor past and present parliamentarians for services rendered to the Islands, particularly Cayman Brac on Wednesday evening, at 6.30 p.m. at Spelman Mclaughlin’s House, Creek, Cayman Brac. Refreshments will be served.

 

Cayman Drama Society: Acting class places and Anne Frank tickets selling out!

TICKETS ARE SELLING OUT FOR THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK!

Come be a fly on the wall of the secret annex and see The Diary Of Anne Frank at the Playhouse this September. Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss your chance. See here for current info:

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE: 6th Sept, 9th Sept, 14th Sept, 15th Sept

SOLD OUT: 7th Sept, 8th Sept, 13th Sept, 16th Sept

If the date required is not available, please email [email protected] with your name, contact email and number, requested date and tickets to be added to the waiting list.

 

Cayman Islands: Media Studies @ UCCI: Video Editing 1

Check out the media studies courses being offered at UCCI this fall!

Media Studies courses at UCCI

This fall UCCI is offering several courses in Media Studies, including Video Editing 1, Videography 1, Introduction to Broadcast Journalism, and History of American Cinema. Whether you’re interested in considering a career in video production or pursuing it as a hobby, check out our course offerings and sign up!

For more: http://www.ucci.tv/

 

Cayman Islands: Roadworks Planned for Esterly Tibbetts Highway

The National Roads Authority (NRA) would like to notify the public that work will be conducted on Esterly Tibbetts Highway, near the Century 21 roundabout, on Sunday 26th August.

The work will be carried out between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. by Island Paving, on behalf of the NRA. There will be some lane closure to facilitate the work. Motorists are asked to follow all signs and drive with caution.

For more information contact the NRA at 946-7780.

 

Cayman Islands – we have new baby workshops for you

If you have a baby or a baby on the way and you would like to learn more about how to help your child with learning language, play and movement skills, then this is the workshop series for you. There will be 3 workshops with each one focusing on a different aspect of development.

You can find all the details on the flyer below to register, but hurry as spaces are limited!

We are here to help!

Chatterbox, PO Box 31271, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands KY1-1206 Cayman Islands

 

Cayman Islands; East End District Community Meeting Thursday, 30 August

The RCIPS will be holding a District Community Meeting in East End on Thursday evening, 30 August. The meeting will be held at 7:00PM at the East End Presbyterian Church Hall.

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.

 

Cayman Islands Government School Orientation Dates

The Ministry of Education and Department of Education Services (DES) wishes to inform all who attend Government schools of the upcoming orientation dates for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Cayman Islands NCVO Bargain Shop Extending Opening Hours

The NCVO’s New To You Bargain Shop is extending its opening hours from three to seven hours daily for the remainder of August. Starting on Monday 13th August the Bargain Shop will open from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily (except Sundays) continuing through the end of the month.

Customers can find a myriad of lightly used products on sale including household items, baby supplies, stuffed animals and toys, shoes, books, clothes (including select school uniforms) and craft items.

The New To You Bargain Shop is located at 90A Anthony Drive off Smith Road (beside the rear entrance of the Pines Retirement Home). Sales from the thrift shop benefit the NCVO’s children’s programmes.

For more information on the New to You Bargain Shop, its donation policy or volunteering contact Mona at [email protected] or call 949-2124/526

 

General tickets now on sale for Cayman Drama Society’s DIARY OF ANNE FRANK!

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE A PIECE OF HISTORY COME TO LIFE!

Cayman Drama Society is thrilled to announce that tickets to our next main production, The Diary Of Anne Frank, are now on sale for all. Simply click this link  and get yours now!

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
A Play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based upon “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”
Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Set in World War II, The Diary Of Anne Frank has been brought back to life by Wendy Kesselman in this powerful and emotional new adaptation of the original diary. Come be a fly on the wall in The Secret Annex, where a group of desperate Jewish people are living in hiding from the Nazi regime. Watch the highs and lows of their underground life together during World War Two, through the eyes of the most positive household member. This new version brings history to our stage through a youthful voice of hope, and a young girls dream of becoming a writer.

Shows are at the Prospect Playhouse on Thursdays, Fridays andSaturday evenings from 6th Sept to 16th September at 7.30pm, with Sundaymatinees on the 9th and 16th at 4pm. Doors open one hour before the performance with The Curtain Call Bar.

Tickets for all performances are only CI$25 for Adults and CI$15 for Students (this show has a PG rating and is approximately 2 hours long plus a short interval).

Click here to book now!

 

Liquor Licensing Board Cayman Brac & Little Cayman

Liquor Licence holders of Cayman Brac & Little Cayman, including Music and Dancing Licences are reminded of the upcoming Annual Liquor Licence Meeting on Tuesday 25 September 2018, at the District Administration Conference Room beginning at 10:00 am.

The deadline to submit renewal applications is Friday 7 September, 2018.

Licensees must submit all applications along with supporting documents, including inspection approvals from relevant Government Agencies to the DCI Office in Cayman Brac, or to the 2nd Floor of the , Cayman Brac.

All relevant licensing fees are to be paid to the Treasury Department, , Stake Bay, Cayman Brac.

  • For inspection arrangements please contact the following numbers:
  • Planning Department CYB: Andrea Stevens 948-2422 or www.planning.ky/ops
  • Fire Service CYB: Kenroy Martin 948-1245 | 948-1293 | 926-1576
  • Police Clearances CYB: – Pay at Treasury/Apply at Police Headquarters 948-0331 or complete online at www.eservices.gov.ky
  • Department of : Patience Eke 916-4201

Application Forms can be found online at www.dci.gov.ky

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 948-2400 (LOLITA) OR 925-8125 (DAVE)

 

Cayman Islands: NRA Announces Construction of the 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.

 

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

 

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; 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 Islands NCVO  39th Annual Radio/Telethon Fundraiser
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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, visitwww.kaaboocayman.com

 

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)

WED AUG 22 – WED NOV 7

No Farmers & Artisans Market

The weekly Farmers & Artisans Market, held Wednesdays from 12-7 p.m. at Camana Bay, will take a seasonal break for a few months between mid-August and mid-November. The final Farmers & Artisans Market prior to the break will take place on Wednesday, August 15, with the market returning in its previous format on Wednesday, November 14

 

FRI SEP 7

LLB Meeting

Liquor Licence holders of Cayman Brac & Little Cayman, including Music and Dancing Licences are reminded of the upcoming Annual Liquor Licence Meeting on Tuesday 25 September 2018, at the District Administration Conference Room beginning at 10:00 am.

The deadline to submit renewal applications is Friday 7 September, 2018.

Licensees must submit all applications along with supporting documents, including inspection approvals from relevant Government Agencies to the DCI Office in Cayman Brac, or to the 2nd Floor of the District Administration Building, Cayman Brac.

All relevant licensing fees are to be paid to the Treasury Department, District Administration Building, Stake Bay, Cayman Brac.

  • For inspection arrangements please contact the following numbers:
  • Planning Department CYB: Andrea Stevens  948-2422 or www.planning.ky/ops
  • Fire Service CYB: Kenroy Martin  948-1245 | 948-1293 | 926-1576
  • Police Clearances CYB: – Pay at Treasury/Apply at Police Headquarters 948-0331 or complete online at www.eservices.gov.ky
  • Department of : Patience Eke 916-4201

Application Forms can be found online at www.dci.gov.ky

THU SEP 13

Annual Liquor Licence Meeting

Liquor licence holders – including those with music and dancing licenses – are reminded of the upcoming Annual Liquor Licence Meeting to be held September 13th, 2018. The deadline for applications is August 24th, 2018.

 

WED SEP 19

 Costume Design from Page to Stage

The National Gallery presents Costume Design from Page to Stage with Sarah McDougall on Wednesday (19 Sept) at 6pm.

Ministry of Community Affairs Hosts Self-Harm Prevention Talks

The Ministry of Community Affairs is inviting the public to attend one of its five presentations, later this month, identifying self-harm and suicidal thoughts. The free presentations, being hosted with the support of the Alex Panton Foundation, will educate parents, residents and the community on how to identify self-harm and suicidal thoughts/behaviours. Attendees will also be advised about how to respond and who to reach out for help, guidance and support. The next meeting is Wednesday (19 Sept) at 7pm at the East End Civic Center

THU SEP 27

Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit

The Little Cayman Vehicle Licensing Visit is Thursday (27 Sept) from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House.

THU & FRI SEP 27 & 28

Summary Court

Summary Court heads to Cayman Brac on Thursday & Friday (27 – 28 Sept).

Camana Bay September Events

For the full list of event details this month and weekly rituals, click here.

September is Literacy Month and throughout the entire month Camana Bay is celebrating and encouraging reading for all ages! This year’s theme is Unravelling Mysteries Through Reading, and activities include the return of the Scavenger Hunt, where children can unravel the clues given to them to solve a case! Once children have solved the mystery, they can return their map to Books & Books and receive 10% off their next book purchase. While children are visiting Books & Books they can enter the Advent Calendar competition by writing about their favourite book to be entered for the chance to open an advent calendar door during the holiday season.

During Literacy Month we will also be supporting a number of local authors who have written children’s books. These include Kate Ure, author of Alphabet Island, Kathleen Bodden Harris, author of Quest on a Marl Road and EK Jasmine, author of H is for Heritage. Adults can also take part in reading by attending this month’s Bookends Club at Books & Books, which will cover The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Camana Bay will also be showing our support to LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) by contributing 10% of all mystery-themed book sales during the month of September to the organisation. Bring the family down to Camana Bay to show your support and encourage reading!

At the end of the month on Saturday, September 29 ,your children can also take part in Gamers Bay, the annual Video Gaming Tournament and Convention in the Cayman Islands, which is the ultimate event for gaming enthusiasts. On Sunday, September 30, come out and show your support for breast cancer awareness as Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa hosts its Annual Cut-A-Thon for the 18th year in a row. Treat yourself to salon services at discounted prices and funds will benefit The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens’ Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.

Come out to Camana Bay this September and show your support for good causes while enjoying all that the Town Centre has to offer!

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:

Literacy Month Scavenger Hunt
Monday to Saturday throughout September
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Books & Books

Story Time with Local Authors
Saturdays throughout September
10 a.m..
Books & Books

Yoga at Camana Bay 
Mondays throughout August
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fridays throughout August
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Patio outside Gelato & Co.

The Bookends Club
Wednesday, September 12 6:30-7:30 p.m.
2-3 p.m.
Books & Books

Cayman Rugby Sevens 5K
Sunday, September 9
6:30-8 a.m.
the Town Centre

Infinite MIndcare Talks Series
Saturday, September 15
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Books & Books

Gamers Bay 3: Video Game Tournament & Technology Convention
Saturday, September 29
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
the Arts & Recreation Centre

Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa 18th Annual Cut-A-Thon
Sunday, September 30
2-6 p.m.
Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa

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