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36 Kid-friendly Christmas Cayman’s holiday season is filled with activities for the young and the young at heart.

44 Gateway Denver There are 5,280+ reasons to visit the Mile High City this season.

56 Beauty & Brains The new Miss Cayman Islands Universe has big plans for her reign. Queen of Hearts

64 A Night to Remember Local professionals reveal a few tricks on how to throw the perfect holiday party.

The new Miss Cayman Islands Universe claims her throne.

on the cover The reigning Miss Cayman Islands Universe, Kadejah Bodden, twirls her way into Cayman’s heart as she prepares to dazzle on a global stage. Credit: Cortez Vernon Photography







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28 Day Trip Swashbucklers unite during Pirates Week celebrations.


Flashback Pay tribute to Cayman’s fallen soldiers during Remembrance Day.

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Season’s Greetings “Christmas in Cayman is a very special time of year. For starters, we embrace the cool Christmas breezes and the ‘snow’ seen in the white breaking waves.”

Christmas, pirates and old traditions make this a very special time of year on our beloved Islands. ou are here at a wonderful time of year when we celebrate pirates, delight in the old Caribbean art of storytelling and, of course, Christmas. If you are here in November, you are in for a swashbuckling good time as we celebrate Pirates Week. Festivities begin on Cayman Brac from 1–3 November with a bonfire, welcome party, heritage displays, a parade and fireworks for three days of culture, fantasy and fun. The festivities move to Grand Cayman from 7–11 November for five fun-filled days of food, music, street dances, competitions, games, parades, sporting events for all ages, Heritage Day, a pirate invasion and spectacular fireworks displays. The excitement continues in Little Cayman from 15–17 November with a pirate’s welcome party, parade, fireworks and farewell BBQ. In the lead-up to Christmas is Gimistory, the Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, which brings together storytellers from the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean, North America and beyond to bring delight to all from 29 November to 7 December. Christmas in Cayman is a very special time of year. For starters, we embrace the cool Christmas breezes and the “snow” seen in the white breaking waves. Christmas holds many special memories for us as a country because years ago, when our men went to sea to make a living, it was at Christmastime that they would return home to spend the sacred holiday with their families. It was a special time when mothers, wives and children would watch the horizon to see


the ships bringing their husbands and sons home after spending months at sea. One of our traditions in Cayman — since we don’t have snow — was to “back sand.” Beginning as early as October, Caymanian women and their children would take their baskets to the beach, fill them with our sugary white sand and spread it in their yards. On Christmas Eve the sand was raked into patterns and decorated with seashells. Food is also a big tradition at Christmas. If you are fortunate enough to be with us at Christmas, please try some of our local fare such as sorrel drink, Christmas beef, turtle stew and our side dishes of pumpkin, yam, cassava and plantains. Just be sure to leave room for our traditional desserts of heavy cake or rum-soaked fruit cake. As I said at the beginning, you are here at a special time of the year in the Cayman Islands. I hope you get to enjoy some of our traditions and meet our gracious and kind people. Whether you are here for pleasure or for work, I welcome you. I am sure you will be delighted at our sights, food and people. And while you are at it, why not begin making plans for a return visit? You are, of course, always welcome. Sincerely,

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It’s a special time for celebrations and reflection. he holiday season is a unique time of year where, for many of our neighbours to the north, the bitter outdoor cold is contrasted with festive indoor gatherings. For those fortunate enough to be in the Cayman Islands this season, we welcome you to bask in our tropical climate and exchange your Winter boots for flip-flops. It’s a magical time for a night drive through most neighbourhoods in the Cayman Islands, where almost every home across all three Islands is spectacularly decorated for the Christmas season. Dazzling holiday light displays adorn homes, some famous for their festive creations, while many homeowners welcome passersby to come in and enjoy their beautifully decorated gardens. It’s a stunning holiday tradition you won’t want to miss. If you’re looking to experience a white Christmas or just feel ready to hit the slopes, consider Cayman Airways’ newest gateway destination Denver, Colorado, this season. In this issue of Skies magazine, we’re exploring Denver and some of the area’s most popular ski destinations, including Aspen and Breckenridge. Our cover star is this year’s Miss Cayman Islands Universe, Kadejah Bodden. In this exclusive Skies magazine photo shoot, Ms. Bodden dazzles in outfits made for her by local designer Norma


Ebanks of Creative Fashion and Design. Learn what Ms. Bodden has in mind for the future and what issues are dearest to her heart. Whether you are travelling to Cayman to spend time unwinding on our beaches, or you’re visiting one of our exciting gateway destinations, we are delighted that you have chosen Cayman Airways for your journey. We wish you and your family the happiest of holidays, and many safe and memorable travels for the coming year. Sincerely,

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Tara s ARK Tara Nielsen’s nonprofit Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) is a national vessel of goodwill and gratitude. BY STACIE SYBERSMA

hen people in the Cayman Islands are faced with hardships and unique circumstances of crisis, there’s no need for them to despair. Cayman’s Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) has been a lifeboat to many, helping them get back to the “shore” of a more certain future.


Building the ARK “The idea for ARK was in my heart for a long time and wouldn’t have been possible without Houria Fresard,” shares ARK founder Tara Nielsen. Nielsen met Fresard

in 2002, and they quickly bonded over their shared desire to cultivate change. This vision grew, and in December 2006, the pair launched ARK. Nielsen continues, “Neither of us would want to run ARK without the other.” Nielsen describes ARK’s early days as a humble gathering of close friends. “Instead of meeting in restaurants and giving funds in exchange for lunch, we met at a friend’s home. The host would share a cause close to their heart, and the money that would have gone to the restaurant would be collected and donated to that cause.”

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Each month a different friend hosted and promoted a new cause. News about ARK spread quickly, and requests started pouring in. This prompted the group to make the pivotal decision to focus ARK’s efforts locally. “This decision was really the birth of Cayman’s ARK as we know it today,” explains Nielsen. “By focusing locally, the community feels the impact of what we do ‘putting kindness into action.’”

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Two by Two When asked if Nielsen could describe her favourite project, she replies, “After 14 years, it’s so hard to choose a single story, as each one holds a special place in our hearts.” Highlights from ARK’s diverse portfolio include CASA projects (home improvement), which range from painting, furnishing and building single rooms to entire homes for families in need. Also included are hunger and housing initiatives for the homeless and abused. In addition, there are educational and mentoring programmes for children. Educational programmes focus on reading, and mentoring programmes focus on family and belonging. ARK also helps in facilitating surgeries and treatments for children with life-threatening health issues. Nielsen shares that the secret to ARK’s success is compassion: “Our outreach begins

without judgement. It starts with a hug, an ear, a desire and promise to create change.” Nielsen believes that an act of kindness from a stranger has the power to foster hope. Hope then perpetuates movement towards a brighter future. Nielsen also expresses appreciation to the local community: “The residents of Cayman have proven over and over that they are a remarkable and generous community that genuinely cares about those less fortunate.” ARK would not exist today without the support of volunteers, individuals and corporate sponsors.

“The residents of Cayman have proven over and over that they are a remarkable and generous community that genuinely cares about those less fortunate.”

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Olive Branch Balance in life is key, shares Nielsen. “It is important to me to express gratitude for my own blessings by paying it forward,” another founding ideal that led to ARK’s creation. When Nielsen is not helping the community, she seeks balance by enjoying the North Sound and spending time with her rescue dogs Sparkle, Mowgli and The Duke of Wellington, or is with her family. “My absolute joy are my children Tom, Theo and Jaspar,” smiles Nielsen. In fact, Nielsen and Fresard’s children also inspired the creation of “ARK Angels” in 2008. ARK Angels aims to get minors engaged in community service. The programme is designed to have a positive impact on youth, teaching lessons in kindness, resilience, empathy and crisis. Adults can participate in ARK’s “Giving is Receiving” campaign this holiday season. The project helps families in need over the holidays by donating gift certificates. In addition, adults can sign up on ARK’s volunteer list by emailing or follow their Facebook page. Nielsen invites all to partake: “Volunteers are especially needed for the CASA home improvement projects.”




Drink like a Pirate Get into the spirit of Pirates Week by exploring Cayman’s rum offerings.


Robert Hamaty, president and founder,

by sampling rums from

he saw people buying local rums leading him

“sail” around the Caribbean all over or explore local

distilleries pushing the edge

of innovation, there is a rum waiting to knock your salty socks off!

Captain’s Home Port Tortuga Rum Company, established in 1984, is worth a visit by any seaworthy sailor. Captain

observed that when he visited other countries, to question “Why not Cayman?” Shortly after, Captain Hamaty, along with his wife Carlene, created Tortuga Rum Company and have

grown it into an internationally recognised

brand. Captain Hamaty shares, “Today Tortuga has a large variety of products, including our

classic gold, light, dark, spiced and 140 proof

rum. Additionally, we have rum-infused coffee

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rum,” says Romanica. “We’ve come a long way since then, with a talented

team, an expanded distilling facility and broad range of spirits.”

Cayman Spirits Co. also produces

higher-end offerings from its Cask Release series, 1780 rum from

Pedro St. James, Governor’s Reserve 22

Rums (seven in total) and seasonal

flavours such as Scotch Bonnet Rum.

Pirates over the age of 18 can sample Cayman Spirits Co.’s many creations

at one of its three locations. Romanica boasts, “The distillery is currently

TUKKA COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS RON SANTIAGO DE CUBA 25 AÑEJO, CUBA One of the oldest rums from Cuba’s Santiago de Cuba area EL DORADO 25 YEARS VINTAGE, GUYANA El Dorado’s awe-inspiring vintage PYRAT XO RESERVE, ANGUILLA Aromatic and easy-drinking rum DIPLOMÁTICO AMBASSADOR, VENEZUELA Aged in bourbon casks FLOR DE CAÑA AGED 25 YEARS, NICARAGUA Rum undergoes distillation five times APPLETON ESTATE JOY 25 YEARS, JAMAICA Delicate orange peel, ginger and spice

favourite amongst locals and visitors are

the #1 traveller-ranked attraction on TripAdvisor for the Cayman Islands.”

Tortuga’s mouth-watering rum cakes.

Across the High Seas

Thirsty for More

around the world, but not get their

Scallywags looking to sample a wide

range of vintages from near and far are encouraged to explore the impressive

rum collection at Tukka. Located on the East End of the Island, Tukka boasts an awe-inspiring assortment of rums sure

to satisfy any pirate-sized appetite. Rum Flights serve up 1-ounce servings of

three different kinds of rum, or choose the One-Way Flight 1.5-ounce servings

Seadogs looking to sample rums from sails too wet, should head over to

Kaibo’s Rare Rum Bar. Brian O’Neill, Kaibo’s “rummelier,” has worked

closely with owner Daniel Petts to

create the impressive 140-bottle rare

rum collection. “Kaibo is able to cater to beginner rum drinkers through to

the serious rum connoisseur — pleasing all palates,” shares O’Neill proudly.

“Many years ago, Owner Daniel Petts

of one rum.

recognised the lack of available quality

Anchors Away

After all, we are in the Caribbean!

Harnessing innovation, local distillers Walker Romanica and Nelson Dilbert, founders of Cayman Spirits Co., took

inspiration from the ocean when creating

rums both at Kaibo and on the Island. Calling on his own passion for travel

and quality rums, Daniel embarked on creating the perfect rum cabinet.”

When asked what to look for in a

Seven Fathoms Rum. Named after its

quality rum, O’Neil responded, “Whilst

is aged in casks seven fathoms deep, or

look for a dark amber colour, notes

unique distilling process, this local rum

42 feet under the sea. “When we began,

we were just a couple of friends with an

idea for re-creating authentic, ocean-aged

rum is a diverse spirit, personally I of smoke, dried fruits, vanilla and

toasted nuts, and nose of leather and pipe tobacco.”

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Big-Ticket Christmas ’Tis the season to splurge! BY AMANDA JANE PENNINGTON

t’s that time of year again, and what better way to make your loved ones’ holidays special than by treating them to a gift that’ll make them say “Wow”? Kick Christmas up a notch with these brilliant big-ticket items, all available on Grand Cayman, that’ll light up their Christmas morning.


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C ru i s i n ’ T o ge t h e r A favourite island cruiser, the Nissan Rogue is the perfect combination of wow factor and practicality. Whether you’re young in age or young at heart, the youthful sense of adventure makes a Rogue a great vehicle to own. And to top it all off, Rogues hold their value quite well, so you’ll get excellent resale value when you’re ready to move on. Available at Tony’s Toys.

The perfect addition to any art lover’s home, Dr. Guy Harvey’s Rise n’ Shine acrylic painting on canvas features blue marlin chasing a school of mahi-mahi. Highlighted by vibrant colours, this beautiful piece is sure to be the focal point of your collection. Available at the Guy Harvey Gallery.



It is said that whilst white gold represents friendship and yellow gold means fidelity, rose gold represents true love.

Per fec t Fi t Progress meets simplicity with this innovative and edgy design by luxury brand Serafino Consoli. Made in Italy with the finest materials, this 18-karat rose gold and diamond eternity band can expand up to 10 sizes, making it a glamorous problem solver for large knuckles or fluctuating hands. Pair with the matching necklace for an elegant set. Also available in white and yellow gold. Available duty-free at Kirk Freeport.


Q&A Gift Giving Kirk Freeport has been a premier retailer of duty-free jewellery, watches and more in the Cayman Islands since 1972. Here, Chris Kirkconnell, grandson of founder Captain Eldon Kirkconnell, offers a few ideas on splurging this Christmas.

Q: What do you think will be the most

a piece that you or your special someone

A: According to the auction houses,

popular big-ticket items this season?

wants, I’d recommend not waiting.

the big brands in the industry with

A: For the last couple of years

Q: When buying for your special

customers are concentrating on

someone what stands out to you?

established big brand names.

long histories always command a premium price at auction.

Q: If you could have anything for

Specifically Rolex, Patek Philippe and

A: I tend to gravitate towards timeless

Cartier have been heavily sought after,

elegance. I like to know that when I

and many of their models have a waiting

invest in something that it will be just as

A: The Sky-Dweller from Rolex,

list. Many brands also release limited

coveted years from now.

the TAG Heuer Carrera 01 or the

and special edition pieces and these are always in high demand. Demand has

Q: What would you say are the best

been quite above normal, so if you see

investment pieces for jewellery?

Christmas, what would it be and why?

Patek Philippe 5712 in steel. They are amazing pieces when you live in and around the ocean.

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Ahoy, Me Hearties!

In honour of the most exciting event to hit the Cayman calendar, Skies presents a special Pirates Week edition of its “Day Trip” itinerary. BY STEPHANIE PEACOCK

testament to the popularity of this extraordinary celebration of all things pirate is that 2019 marks its 42nd anniversary — more than four decades of pirating fun for all the family. Sponsored by Cayman Airways, Pirates Week is undoubtedly one of the most fun festivals ever to hit our shores.


1–3 November

CAYMAN BRAC This year it’s Cayman Brac’s turn to kick-start the festivities in fine fashion with a bonfire and kick-off party taking place on 1 November, followed by heritage displays, a parade and fireworks, all happening over a three-day period. Don’t miss the Cayman Brac Heritage Day taking place on Saturday, 2 November, at the Heritage House in North East Bay, the first official Heritage Day of the 2019 Pirates Week festivities. Enjoy demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts, play games, dine on traditional food and have a brilliant time.

From top: Courtesy of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism; David Goddard


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GRAND CAYMAN The main body of the festival then moves to Grand Cayman, which is when we will see the Grand Cayman capital, George Town, come alive to the pulsating sounds of Caribbean music, the air heavy with delicious aromas of local foods and the streets full of colourful “pirates” all wanting to have fun! Event-goers can look forward to a busy five days that will include street dances, competitions, games, a children’s fun day, teen dances and fireworks displays that will take your breath away. The Grand Cayman festivities begin with a lively happy hour and kick-off party on Thursday, 7 November, and then on Friday night, expect a fireworks display like no other. This is the real start to the five days of fun. One

7–11 November

of the highlights for most people is the pirate “invasion” of Hog Sty Bay at the George Town waterfront, which takes place on Saturday, 9 November, a spectacular event that sees the band of pirates pull ashore on their glittering schooner, fight off the king’s soldiers and take the Governor as a prisoner before being defeated and cast off again for another year. This theatrical display captures the imagination and delights the crowds, setting the scene for some great fun and games. Following this, there’s the street parade whereby decorated floats will follow a course through George Town, winding their way through the streets to the rhythm of steel pan. Then each district of Grand Cayman showcases their own particular characteristics, with delicious food, music, crafts and displays that highlight the Caymanian culture. Here are the dates for your calendar: Tuesday, 12 November — East End Wednesday, 13 November — West Bay Thursday, 14 November — North Side Friday, 15 November — Bodden Town Saturday, 16 November — George Town

The Pirates Week Parade is one of the festival’s biggest highlights, bringing out thousands of locals and visitors. David Goddard



LITTLE CAYMAN Our little sister island of Little Cayman does not miss out on all the excitement, as the festival moves there from 15–17 November. Expect a pirate’s welcome party, an annual parade and a fireworks display and farewell barbecue, when we say a fond farewell to this great festival for another year.

15–17 November

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Remembrance Day

Together with others around the world, we honour those who served and sacrificed. COURTESY OF CAYMAN ISLANDS NATIONAL ARCHIVE


n the second Monday of every November, many nations around the world celebrate Remembrance Day, paying tribute to those who gave their lives during times of war. Thousands pay homage by the wearing of red poppies, recognised worldwide as a symbol of remembrance. Locally, ceremonies are held on the preceding Sunday and feature church services, uniform parades and two-minute silences. Participants encompass the Governor, Members of the Legislative Assembly and veterans, whilst people from the local community come out to pay their respects. As a final act of reverence, wreaths are laid at memorials in recognition of the valiant acts of sacrifice given by many. During World War I and II, many Caymanians displayed their staunch support of Britain. In 1916, nearly 300 local men registered as being willing to serve in the British


Merchant Navy for the duration of World War I. Many also contributed financially, and by the end of the war in 1918, £450 had been given, about a tenth of government revenue. In World War II, it is estimated that close to 1,000 able-bodied Caymanian men saw active duty in the British and American armed forces. Many also served in the Trinidad Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves, with the Cayman Islands producing the third largest contingent of all the West Indian territories. As printed in The Northwester magazine in November 1972: “‘Step forward, Ebanks,’ yelled the drill instructor, irate at a mistake by one of his squad of recruits. His temper rose further when the whole square stepped forward. ‘I only said for Ebanks to step forward, not everyone,’ he shouted. ‘We’re all Ebanks,’ came the chorus from the men in reply.” On the home front, Cayman’s geographical location led to the strategic establishment of a small American naval base called Baldpate, operating between 1942 and 1945. Following the torpedoing of a United Fruit Company steamer Camayagua off the coast of George Town in 1942, a Home Guard was formed to monitor enemy activities in Cayman waters. The most prominent lookout was a platform in a silk cotton tree located in Fort George.

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KidFriendly Christmas

From activities for the young to celebrations for the young at heart, Cayman’s Christmas season is filled with childlike wonder. BY STEPHANIE PEACOCK

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The entire town gets decorated with enormous baubles, reindeer, snowmen and other decorations to give a truly



hristmas is probably most residents’ favourite time of year, not just because of the Christmas celebration itself but also because it’s a time when we welcome our famous Christmas breezes, which cool the Islands down and allow us to get out and about much more! And with so many fantastic festive activities on offer during the festive season, young and old will never run out of fun things to do. 38 November/December 2019

Camana Bay is a beacon for families any time of the year, but at Christmas it’s a particularly magical location, as the entire town gets decorated with enormous baubles, reindeer, snowmen and other decorations to give a truly festive glow. Mid-November brings the start to the Christmas season with Camana Bay’s annual lighting of the Christmas tree — and what a magnificent tree it always is! — a 40-foot beauty perched right in the centre of the town on the waterfront. It seems as if the entire community comes out to watch this much-loved event, which brings children’s choirs,

the Cayman National Choir, dance groups and, of course, Father Christmas himself, centre stage. There is a collective gasp from the crowd as the Christmas lights are illuminated, and then the celebrations can really begin. There’s music, food and merriment for all the family to enjoy. Another tree lighting ceremony, which just so happens to be one of the most-loved annual events in the Christmas calendar, is the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration that takes place in Heroes Square, George Town. Everyone turns out for the beautiful singing by school choirs and, of course, the big event — the switching on of the Christmas tree lights, to great applause!

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festive glow.



With so many fantastic festive activities on offer during the festive season, young and old will never run out of fun things to do.

Camana Bay also holds a craft market. Wonderful, locally made products such as cute Father Christmases, tree decorations carved from driftwood or sparkly, locally made festive earrings, make for great Christmas gifts. Who doesn’t love an actual meeting with Father Christmas himself? Each year Father Christmas dons his best Caribbean attire, complete with flowery shirt and flip-flops, and welcomes children for a photo shoot at the Island in Camana Bay. Singing Christmas carols is probably one of the most evocative ways to come together to celebrate this special time of year and there are two particularly lovely services that people young and old can attend. The first is at the annual Singing Christmas Tree event just off Old Crewe Road in George Town, a 90-minute show that brings in big crowds to watch this fantastic family event showcasing the life of Jesus. Find out more at The Elmslie Memorial Church on the George Town waterfront is another lovely place which holds an annual Christmas carol concert, with the Cayman National Choir on hand to help everyone hit those high notes! St. Ignatius Catholic School also always puts on a cheerful and festive annual concert that features their talented school bands and choirs, as well as a fantastic gate prize drawing. Tickets are available from parents, staff and students, at the school/church offices and outside major supermarkets.

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The Crighton family home is another brilliant location to Out and about in Grand Cayman you will also encounter some amazing Christmas lights in private homes and gardens, as many people keep up the Cayman tradition of dressing up their gardens and yards with a dazzling array of Christmas lights and decorations. One of the most famous is the South Church Street home of twin sisters Maxine and Maureen Bodden, whose father, Captain Theo Bodden, originally owned the home. They have kept up the family tradition of adorning their spacious front garden with a myriad of lights and decorations that bring families from all over Cayman to view this Winter wonderland. Further east in Prospect, the Crighton family home is another brilliant location to view an amazing Christmas lights display. And best of

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view an amazing Christmas lights display.

all, the homeowners keep their gates open and permit visitors to come and browse the spectacular displays. The Cayman National Parade of Lights takes place at the Crescent right on the waterfront at Camana Bay, with a number of brilliant boats bedecked with Christmas lights and other Christmas decorations, plus a few Father Christmases onboard, too, all taking part in a wonderful aquatic parade in front of an enthusiastic crowd. The evening finishes up with a fantastic fireworks display to end the festivities in fine style. With so many wonderful activities to choose from, we know your Christmas experience in Cayman will be a magical one for young and old alike.

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he Mile High City is one of America’s most rapidly expanding and exciting cities. Cayman Airways travellers will enjoy the city’s new hotels, museums, cultural parks, world-famous eateries and access to some of the best snow and resorts for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, ice skating, sledding, snow tubing and more. Denver truly sparkles extra bright come Winter with an incredible amount of downtown celebrations and festivals extending through the Spring solstice. For your Winter city stay, 5,280 signifies more than Denver’s elevation in feet. It’s merely a starting point of reasons why you should visit one of North America’s most notable and iconic cities, both past and future!

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Denver Zoo’s annual light festival has 70 acres of nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meetand-greets and illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees. Denver Botanic Gardens has Blossoms of Light, their ode to Winter, with hundreds of thousands of colourful lights draped in elegant designs with sound-reactive LED lights and carollers on select evenings. Winter Brew Fest at Mile High Station, 24–25 January, celebrates all things craft beer and includes live local music, food and other vendors.

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The Denver Art Museum (DAM), including this Winter’s ticketed exhibition of “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature” — the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than 20 years, is along the route including free general admission to those 18 years of age and younger. Attend Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, located in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), which also showcases dozens of other productions. Rent a pair of ice skates at the downtown Denver rink at Skyline Park. There is a holiday carousel at the Denver Pavilions. The State Capitol has free public tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Take in the view of the City & County Building with thousands of sparkling lights twinkling for the season.

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wenty-four-year-old Kadejah Bodden won the hearts of the crowd and judges when she took centre stage at this year’s Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant and claimed the title and crown. But her long legs, striking smile and winning personality aren’t the only qualities worth mentioning. Bodden holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Kent, a master’s degree in regenerative medicine from Queen Mary University in London, and has her eyes set on pursuing a doctorate in the near future. Before she heads off to Seoul, South Korea, to represent the Cayman Islands at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant on December 19, Bodden sat down with me to talk about her experience in the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant, her plans as Cayman’s reigning queen and even a few personal tidbits that reveal the real Kadejah Bodden. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO ENTER THE MISS CAYMAN ISLANDS UNIVERSE PAGEANT?

We’re in a time where pageants like Miss Universe are looking for well-rounded girls — the full package. They encourage the notion that women can be both beautiful and intelligent, and whatever they aspire to be; we no longer have to feel like we have to choose. Women can have and do it all. The chance to win Miss Cayman Islands Universe and be part of that was exciting because it aligned with my beliefs and values and

presented the opportunity to promote myself and network through the pageant. HOW DID YOU PREPARE FOR THE COMPETITION?

The committee made sure that all the girls received adequate training so we would be as prepared as possible. This included dance rehearsals for the opening act, runway training and Toastmasters sessions to help us with public speaking, interviews and the much-anticipated onstage question. WHAT PERSONAL GOALS HAVE YOU SET FOR YOURSELF AS THE REIGNING MISS CAYMAN ISLANDS UNIVERSE?

My personal platform is climate change and something I advocated for well before I even considered taking part in the pageant. Throughout the year, I plan to continue working with my advocacy and hopefully start a project of my own. Also, Cayman has never placed in the Miss Universe pageant, and it’s something I would really like to see happen for us… so, fingers crossed! IN WHAT WAYS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CAYMAN’S LEADERS STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE PROGRESSION OF OUR ISLANDS AND PROTECTING OUR UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT?

I think one of the best examples is the ongoing debate about the cruise berthing facility.



Whilst expanding our tourism is important for the growing demands of our country, protecting our environment is also very important. I would like to see our leaders explore and exhaust all other possible options that would be less damaging to our precious environment before carrying out a project that could do irreversible damage. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE YOUR GENERATION IS FACING?

I would definitely say one of the most important issues is undoing the damage to the environment caused by past generations who didn’t know and do better. It’s one of the most urgent matters that

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needs addressing because climate change is and will continue to affect everyone. WHAT ONE CAYMANIAN ATTRACTION WOULD YOU DESCRIBE AS “NOT TO BE MISSED” IF VISITING THE CAYMAN ISLANDS FOR THE FIRST TIME?

I would say Stingray City. It’s the only natural one of its kind in the world, and I think it’s one of the most unique and special attractions that Cayman has to offer. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY?

Taking family trips to Morritt’s Tortuga Club and Resort in East End with my family on Sundays. We


would do that a few times a year, and it was something I always looked forward to as a kid. I love it there! WHICH PERSON OR MOMENT HAS HAD THE MOST INFLUENCE IN YOUR LIFE TO DATE?

My parents are definitely a big influence and the motivation for me to keep going and do my best because, even as I get older, they are still so involved; and I love breaking new limits and making them proud. HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY LOCAL CHARITY WORK?

A few years ago, I helped a friend start a recycling initiative within her neighbourhood. Something I love to do, which is therapeutic for me, is to pick a beach to go to in the early morning and pick up any trash I find. It’s a good way to have some alone time with a beautiful view whilst still doing something helpful for our environment. WHAT’S YOUR ONE GUILTY PLEASURE?

I love reality TV shows. Love Island is a personal favourite. WHAT’S NEXT FOR KADEJAH?

In terms of long-term goals, research is my passion and I want to continue doing that in my field of stem cell and tissue engineering research. I would eventually love to do my own research here in Cayman, whether it be in partnership with one of our hospitals or universities or a centre of my own.

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The holiday season is fast approaching, and we all know what that means: Christmas parties. There is nothing like hosting your friends and family at home for an evening of fellowship, delicious bites and lots of love.

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Whilst there are many elements that go into hosting the perfect evening, if you focus on food, drink, music and ambience, your guests will be pleasantly pleased.



We asked Chef and Catering Goddess Timisha Edwards, of Tia’s Table, what creates the perfect dinner party experience? From a chef’s perspective, food is everything. Food creates and sets the atmosphere for the party you want, but it really is nothing unless you have the little details to pull it off. Growing up, the table setting is where it all came together. A mind-blowing table helps bring a get-together to life. Go crazy and wild in this area and make it your own. Using items that are in season and fresh sets the mood and begins to connect people as soon as they walk through the door. A homemade drink is the second thing I look for at a Christmas/dinner party.

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Serving a welcome drink that no one expects really gets the conversation going. When it comes to food, don’t try to be too fancy and try things you’ve never tried before. Christmastime is for family and great friends. It is connecting with the people you care about the most whilst remembering the season. Serving dishes that mean the most to you and your people are the best way to do this. Traditional Caymanian dishes like stew beef and sweet heavy cakes are always a must. Last but not least, I love take-away goodies — rum cakes, fruit cakes, banana bread. They embed the amazing party experience deeper into their hearts.

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hilst Martha Stewart and other celebrity “domestic goddesses” have set the bar high for hosting, anyone can throw an amazing get-together. As a professional wedding and events planner, I recommend starting with a space that is warm and welcoming. From there, you can create an ambience that matches the environment, serve food and drinks that tantalise the mind and the palate, and bring your guests together for connection and conversation. For more tips on how to the throw the perfect dinner party, check out what some of Cayman’s own industry experts recommend.

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Take some tips from Amba Lamb, mixologist and wine expert for The Ritz-Carlton, on what type of cocktails are best served at dinner parties. Serve drinks that can be assembled beforehand so it doesn’t take away from time with your guests, friends and family. A nice big punch bowl or jug of cocktails is also a great talking point. Punch bowls are so versatile and can double as a centrepiece. At home I personally have two decanters ready for any occasion. One contains a blend of gin, grapefruit liqueur and basil oil. It can either be used as a base for quick tasty gin and tonics or stirred down on ice for a delicious martini — either one is a great way to start a meal. The other is a batch of rum old fashioned, chilled down and poured on a big ice cube for the perfect after-dinner digestive. A big jug of vanilla espresso martinis is the ultimate crowd pleaser for a brunch or lunch Christmas party, with vodka or rum, depending on your group’s preferences. Each course and each moment can have a specialised drink pairing that takes things to the next level.

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Kim Lund, owner/broker with RE/MAX Cayman Islands, explains that location is vital because it ultimately dictates the overall demand and price range achievable for a property. “A property in a prime area with all the desired benefits will be in higher demand and able to achieve a higher sales price than one further away on poor beach in a more isolated location,” he says. The Grand Residence at The WaterColours epitomises a stunning residence in the perfect location. This sixbedroom residence with a private media room and office has an incredible 70 feet of width on the beachfront. It features the views, facilities and amenities of what anyone would desire, whilst only a few minutes’ walk to many of the best restaurants and shops, Camana Bay and more.

CAL Travel Tips Cayman Airways offers more nonstop international flights to and from the Cayman Islands than any other airline. Fly nonstop to Grand Cayman from New York, Denver, Miami, Tampa, Kingston, Montego Bay, Havana, Roatán and La Ceiba.

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ne of the most important rules when buying real estate is location, location, location! These beautiful properties in Grand Cayman promise owners the most spectacular views within the most luxurious of settings. Real Estate Advisor Alvin Sluchinski with Engel & Völkers Cayman Islands says a great location will determine a better lifestyle with easy access and convenience to schools, shopping, recreation and entertainment, whilst “prime location” will also bring the homeowner an elevated standard of living and ultimately top resale values. A front lot on Sailfish Quay Canal is in a fantastic prime point position with unobstructed and expansive views down the canal and towards North Sound. This is perhaps the best remaining lot on prestigious, gated Sailfish Quay, Sluchinski says, in a prized location just an eight-minute boat ride to Camana Bay or Rum Point.

“A property in a prime area with all the desired benefits will be in higher demand and able to achieve a higher sales price,�

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explains Kim Lund.



The Art of Storytelling Bring the kids out to Cayman’s long-standing tradition. BY NASARIA BUDAL


“We’re revitalising the art of storytelling,” beamed Marcia Muttoo, managing director of CNCF. “Storytelling was the main community entertainment and means of transferring cultural mores before the advent of radio and television. By its very nature, the festival celebrates the arts of communication — talking and listening — and of conveying information, whether lighthearted or profound. “Gimistory was created in 1999 with the vision of passing on the tradition of storytelling, building the local population of storytellers, sharing a variety of stories — and stories through music — from Cayman to the world, celebrating local food and culture and encouraging community involvement in the arts.” Every year, the festival brings over 2,500 people together from virtually every sector of Cayman’s multigenerational, multinational community, in addition to visitors from abroad, who return time and again. It is often considered one of the best festivals of its kind in the world. And it’s happening right here in the Cayman Islands.


Cayman Brac

December 2

North Side

December 3

Bodden Town

December 4

East End

December 5

“Old Time Story” (Venue TBD)

December 6

West Bay

December 7

George Town

Through this ancient art, homegrown and international storytellers will share stories that illuminate their heritage, explore myths and legends, incite laughter and invoke drama and wonderment. It is an event not to be missed. Whilst a limited number of chairs will be provided at each location, attendees are encouraged to bring along their own chairs, blankets and coolers, as well as a small amount of cash to purchase food and beverages. For more information, visit

Courtesy of CNCF

his year, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) will celebrate 20 years of storytelling with Gimistory, a cultural festival that provides free family entertainment to all. The weeklong event is slated to amuse and enthral residents and visitors of the Cayman Islands, travelling from district to district and highlighting both local and regional storytellers and entertainers such as Amina Blackwood-Meeks from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago’s calypso band David Bereaux and Friends, and local acts Matt Brown, Quincy Brown and Virginia Foster, amongst others. Set on Cayman’s picturesque beaches, open fields and family parks, Gimistory is a family tradition for Caymanians and is often regarded as an informal prologue to the Christmas season. Coupled with crisp Christmas breezes and twinkling fairy lights are the crackle of a woodburning caboose stove, the lingering aroma of fried fish and the sounds of animated voices telling a tale or two.


Waves lap at your feet as you enjoy a decadent sunset. A harpist extraordinaire plays as you enjoy freshly made cuisine in an indulgent atmosphere. You’re at Casanova’s by the Sea, Grand Cayman’s favourite Italian trattoria situated right on the water in our nation’s capital. Here you’ll find:



• Southern Italian cuisine • Fresh local seafood • Authentic Italian pizza • An exceptional wine cellar • Ideal protein menu • Decadent desserts • An indulgent atmosphere • Harpist extraordinaire • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options • A family-friendly environment and children’s menu • In-house and off-site catering for all size groups • Private dining room for special occasions like wedding rehearsal dinners, christenings, baby showers or corporate events

WE BRING PASSION TO YOUR TABLE. CASANOVA’S SECRET INGREDIENT… THAT’S AMORE! 65 North Church Street, George Town, Grand Cayman 345-949-7633




Calendar of Events Celebrate the holidays and so much more during Cayman’s most exciting season.



1st–3rd. Pirates Week festivities begin in Cayman Brac with a bonfire and kick-off party, heritage displays, a parade and fireworks! It’s three days of Cayman Brac culture, fantasy and fun. 7th–11th. The most popular phase of Pirates Week events takes place in Grand Cayman with music, street dances, competitions, games, food festivals of traditional dishes and drinks, a children’s fun day, teen dances, two glittering parades, sporting events for all ages, a pirate invasion and spectacular fireworks displays!

Nov. 29th–Dec. 7th.

Make sure to catch a Gimistory show, where professional storytellers from all over the world tell stories that illuminate their heritage, stories that explore myths and legends, stories that provide laughter, drama and wonderment.

DECEMBER 1st. With proceeds supporting the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, the annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run is a fun and healthy way to give back and get into the Christmas spirit. 7th. Celebrate Christmas like an

islander as beautifully decorated boats put on an amazing show during the Cayman National Parade of Lights show.

9th. Dress your pup up like a scallywag and parade down Harbour Drive for the annual Pirate Pooch Parade and you could win Best Costume, Biggest Personality or many other competitions. 15th–17th. Pirates Week moves

to Little Cayman. There you will find a pirate’s welcome party, the annual parade, a fireworks display and farewell barbeque.

CAL: Serving the Community Cayman Airways is the Official Airline of the Pirates Week Festival.

20th. The National Trust Christmas Bus Tour includes visits to modern and traditional homes decked out in Christmas decor for the holiday season, singing of Christmas carols and a true Cayman Christmas experience.

Twice Weekly Starting December 2, the holiday season gets even sweeter when Kimpton Seafire’s Living Room is transformed into a life-sized gingerbread house serving signature cocktails and s’mores.

Every Thursday Enjoy a Cuban-inspired pig roast right on Seven Mile Beach at the Westin Grand Cayman from 6 to 8 pm. The pig roast is served with black beans, rice, pickled vegetables and mojo sauce.

Every Saturday Listen to the tunes of Barefoot Man & Sea N’B whilst having dinner at The Wharf or enjoying a drink at their Ocean Bar and swing to the beat every Saturday evening from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.

From left: Cayman Islands Department of Tourism; the Crighton Family; Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa



HARQUAIL THEATRE NOV. 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30 - 8:00 PM NOV . 17, 24 & DEC. 1 - 6:00 PM

TICKETS: Adult $30 : Child (12 & under) & Senior : $20 (65+ ID required) Health Care Pharmacy (Grand Harbour) Foster’s (Airport & on 7 Mile Beach) Funky Tangs, Harquail Theatre & • 949-5477

Don’t miss the 20th anniversary of

GIMISTORY The Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival

From left: Cayman Islands Department of Tourism; the Crighton Family; Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Seven entertaining shows for the entire family by local and international performers


Fri 29 Nov Cayman Brac Mon 2 Dec North Side Tue 3 Dec Bodden Town Wed 4 Dec East End Thurs 5 Dec Little Cayman Fri 6 Dec West Bay Sat 7 Dec Smith Barcadere All shows start at 7pm Annual grant funding from the Government of The Cayman Islands 1(345) 949-5477 @caymanculture 77

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“We got to feed the rays, pet them, even kiss them” TripAdvisor traveler Cindy K

It’s time to see the Cayman Islands your way

Welcome aboard/Bienvenido a bordo Airline News/Noticias

Cayman Airways Charter Delivers Donated Medical Supplies to the Bahamas A Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) Saab 340 B+ aircraft flew to the Bahamas on Monday, September 16, 2019, loaded with medical supplies donated from the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, Health City and Doctor’s Hospital. Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms, said the airline was happy to be able to transport this precious and much-needed cargo to Cayman’s island neighbors as they dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation. Pictured are (from left): Paul Tibbetts, CAL EVP Finance and Commercial Affairs & CFO; Fabian Whorms, CAL President & CEO; Shomari Scott, Health City Cayman Islands Director of Business Development, Marketing & Sales; Dr Binoy Chattuparambil, Health City Cayman Islands Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Clinical Director; Lizette Yearwood, Cayman Islands Health Services Authority CEO; and Dr. Yaron Rado, CTMH Doctors Hospital Chief Radiologist and Chairman of the Board.

CAL Participates in National Aviation Day at Miami International Airport It was just plane love at the Cayman Airways Ticket Counter at Miami International Airport (MIA) on August 19, 2019 as Cayman Airways employees joined in the airport’s celebrations for National Aviation Day. Pictured here with a giant version of the airline’s famous mascot, Sir Turtle, are (from left): Miami Station Manager Silvia Arias; Duty Manager Beverly Cools-Lartigue; and Customer Service Agent Miryam Patiño. The Miami team handed out fun custom-made CAL paper airplanes as well as tote bags, Cayman flag luggage tags, pens, and lots of smiles! “We appreciate Cayman Airways for taking part in our National Aviation Day celebration, and for contributing their time, creativity and enthusiasm to a memorable experience for our passengers,” said Lester Sola, Director and CEO, Miami International Airport.

Inflight beverages for purchase $4






Cocktails & Spirits/ Cocteles y bebidas alcohólicas

Seven Fathoms Rum (Cayman) Flor de Caña Bacardi Light Rum Smirnoff Vodka Tanqueray Gin Baileys Irish Cream Jack Daniels Whisky Tortuga Rum Dewar’s White Label Scotch


Caybrew Lager Beer Miller Light Heineken

Sparkling Wine/ El Vino Espumosos Henkell Trocken




Enjoy Complimentary:

Seven Fathoms Rum Punch, plus enjoy a variety of free sodas and fruit juices


Woodbridge Merlot Woodbridge Chardonnay Lamothe Parrot Red (blend)

Inflight snacks for purchase

$250 each

Pringles - Chips Famous Amos - Cookies Nabisco 100 - Oreo Thin Crisps Goldfish - Snack Crackers



Belvita - Blueberry Breakfast Biscuit Muffin* - Various varieties



Hillshire - Various varieties Hummus with Pretzels - Various varieties Protein Pack - Turkey, Almonds, Colby Jack Cheese

*Does not contain peanuts but is made in a facility that processes peanuts, soy and other tree nuts (almonds, cashews, coconut, macadamia nuts, pecans). Products may vary and may not be available on all flights. For onboard purchases, we accept most major credit or debit cards. Cash is not accepted onboard. Prices are listed in US$. Los productos pueden variar y pueden no estar disponibles en todos los vuelos. Para compras a bordo, aceptamos la mayoría de tarjetas de crédito o de débito. No se aceptará dinero en efectivo a bordo. Los precios estarán enlistados en US$.

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Cayman Airways *Souvenirs for Purchase/ Souvenirs a la venta

Cayman Airways Logo Cups $18.75 50th Anniversary Commemorative Plate $60

Cayman Airways Blankets $10

50th Anniversary Commemorative Pin $12

Cayman Airways Neck Pillows $5

Cayman Airways Sweater $40


Aircraft B737 Max 8 1:100 series $238

Aircraft B737-300 1:100 series $162.50

Aircraft B737-300 1:100 series $75.00

Aircraft B737-800 1:100 series $162.50

Aircraft B737-300 1:180 series $30.00

Aircraft DHC-6-300 1:50 series $94.00

For sales items, contact/Para artículos en oferta, comuníquese con: Ann-Marie Byrd-Commercial Department annmarie @ • (345) 743-8292 • (345) 926-0749 *Prices listed in U.S. dollars/Precios cotizados en dólares estadounidenses 81

Flight and Safety Regulations/Normas de vuelo y seguridad Cayman Airways’ cabin crewmembers are on board primarily for your safety. They receive intensive training in all safety procedures and in the event of an emergency will provide you with guidance and direction. They may require your assistance, and if you are called upon, the following information will better prepare you to assist. • Pay close attention to the safety demonstrations  and announcements. • Take the time to locate the emergency exits closest to you, bearing in mind that they may be behind you. • If you are seated in an emergency exit make sure you know what is expected of you in the event of an emergency, and that you are capable of assisting as required. • Ensure that you know where your life jacket is located. • Ensure that you know where your oxygen mask will appear, if needed; how to start the flow of oxygen; and how to put the mask on securely. • Review the correct procedure for exiting the cabin in the event of an emergency. • Carefully review the safety information located in the seat pocket in front of you. In the unlikely event that safety procedures are required during your flight, remember to remain calm and to follow the instructions of Cayman Airways’ cabin crewmembers.

Los tripulantes de cabina de Cayman Airways están a bordo principalmente para su seguridad. Ellos reciben un entrenamiento intensivo en todos los procedimientos de seguridad y, en el caso de una emergencia, le ofrecerán guía y orientación. Pueden necesitar de su ayuda, de modo que si se la piden, la siguiente información lo ayudará a estar mejor preparado para colaborar. •P  reste atención a las demostraciones y anuncios sobre seguridad. • L ocalice las salidas de emergencia más cercanas, teniendo en cuenta que pueden estar detrás de usted. • S i su asiento está ubicado en una salida de emergencia, asegúrese de que conoce lo que debe hacer en el caso de una emergencia, y de que es capaz de ofrecer la asistencia necesaria. •A  segúrese de saber dónde está el chaleco salvavidas. •A  segúrese de saber por dónde saldrá la máscara de oxígeno (si fuera necesaria), cómo activar el flujo de oxígeno y cómo colocarse adecuadamente la máscara. •R  evise los procedimientos correctos para salir de la cabina en el caso de una emergencia. •R  evise cuidadosamente la información sobre seguridad situada en la parte posterior del asiento delante del suyo. En el caso improbable de que se necesiten procedimientos de seguridad durante su vuelo, recuerde mantener la calma y seguir las instrucciones de los miembros de la tripulación de cabina de Cayman Airways.


Terminal 6

Terminal 5

Terminal Maps/Mapas de las terminales Parking

JFK Garage International Airport AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL Parking JOHN F. KENNEDY

erminal 8

Terminal 6

Terminal 7

Terminal 5

minal 9

Terminal 8

Terminal 9 Parking Garage

Parking Garage

Terminal 4


Terminal 4 Parking Garage

Terminal 1 Terminal 3

Terminal 1

Terminal 2

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To Airside D (CLOSED)

Red Side Airlines

To Airside C

Air Tran Air Canada America West British Airways

Cayman Airways Charters Continental Frontier Independence Air Midwest Spirit Southwest TED United West Jet

To Airside E

Terminal Maps/Mapas de las terminales Tampa International Airport To Airside F

To Airside A

Transfer Level Red Side Ticketing/Check-in

Blue Side Airlines American Airlines Delta Airlines jetBlue Northwest/KLM Song US Airways

Blue Side Ticketing/Check-in

Ticketing Level


Terminal D

Ticket Counter Between Terminals E and F Parking Garage Terminal E

New Gate Location at Gate E-2

Parking Garage

Additional Gate


Terminal D Terminal G Terminal J Terminal H

Parking Garage

Passengers arriving at Concourses D or E can utilise the pedestrian walkway to check-in directly at the Cayman Airways gate without having to clear security. Business Class passengers and Sir Turtle Club members can alsoGarage easily access the Parking Premium Lounge located near Gate E-2.

Terminal E

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Cayman Airways Cargo No matter what you’re shipping, Cayman Airways ensures your cargo reaches its destination. Whether it’s pillows or livestock, our customers have trusted Cayman Airways Cargo with their precious cargo since the 1960s. We ship to/from Cayman Brac; Miami and Tampa, Florida; Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; and La Ceiba, Honduras. For more information, please visit: Independientemente de lo que desee enviar, Cayman Airways garantiza que su carga llegue a destino. Ya se trate de almohadas o de ganado, desde los años 1960 los clientes han confiado su preciada carga a Cayman Airways Cargo. Transportamos desde/hacia Cayman Brac; Miami y Tampa, Florida; Kingston y Montego Bay, Jamaica; y La Ceiba, Honduras. Para más información consulte:

Shipping Tips

Complete the necessary shipping forms The cargo acceptance form must accompany your envelope or shipment regardless of which service you choose. This form is available on our website, or may be completed at our cargo office. Your government issued ID must be presented when submitting this form. Bring 3 copies of invoice You’ll need 3 copies of the commercial invoice that will accompany your shipment. Bring these with you to the Cargo Office, ensuring you’ve provided contact information for the consignee. Insure your shipment The airway bill confirms that your goods have been accepted. Make sure to declare the value of your goods. Llene los formularios de carga necesarios El formulario de aceptación de carga debe acompañar su sobre o mercancía, no importa cuál servicio escoja. Este formulario está disponible en nuestro sitio web, o puede ser rellenado en nuestra oficina de envío de carga. Debe presentar su identificación expedida por el Gobierno cuando presente este formulario. Traiga 3 copias de facturas Usted necesitará 3 copias de la factura comercial que acompañará su envío. Llévelas a la Oficina de Carga, asegurándose de proporcionar información de contacto del consignatario. Asegure su envío La factura aérea confirma que su mercancía ha sido aceptada. Asegúrese de declarar el valor de sus mercancías. 84 November/December 2019

Route Map/Mapa de rutas


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Customs and Immigration Forms/ Formularios de Aduana e Inmigración U.S. Customs

Aduana de EE. UU.

When entering the United States, all passengers (or one passenger per family) are required to complete a Customs Declaration form.

Al entrar en Estados Unidos, todos los pasajeros (o un pasajero por familia) deben rellenar un formulario de Declaración de Aduana. DECLARACIÓN DE ADUANA (EE. UU.) Antes de su llegada, cada pasajero o un miembro responsable de la familia deberá proporcionar la siguiente información (sólo se requiere UNA declaración escrita por familia): 1. Apellido Nombre Inicial del segundo nombre 2. Fecha de nacimiento: día mes año 3. Número de familiares que viajan con usted 4 (a) Dirección en EE. UU. (nombre del hotel/destino) (b) Ciudad (c) Estado 5. Pasaporte expedido por (país) 6. Número de pasaporte 7. País de residencia 8. Países visitados durante este viaje antes de llegar a EE. UU. 9. Aerolínea/No. de vuelo o nombre de embarcación 10. Este viaje es principalmente de negocios: Sí No 11. Traigo (traemos) (a) frutas, vegetales, plantas, semillas, alimentos, insectos: Sí No (b) carnes, animales, productos de origen animal/silvestre: Sí No (c) agentes patógenos, cultivos celulares, caracoles: Sí No (d) tierra, o hemos estado en una finca/granja/pastizal: Sí No 12. He (hemos) estado cerca de (tocado, manipulado) ganado: Sí No 13. Traigo (traemos) moneda o instrumentos mo-netarios por un valor superior a US$10.000 o su equivalente en moneda extranjera: Sí No 14. Tengo (tenemos) mercancía comercial (artículos para la venta, muestras utilizadas para solicitar pedidos o productos no considerados efectos personales): Sí No 15. Residentes – el valor total de todos los artículos, incluyendo la mercancía comercial que he/hemos comprado o adquirido en el extranjero (incluyendo regalos para otros, pero no productos enviados por correo a EE. UU.) y que traigo/ traemos a EE. UU. es de: US$_____ Visitantes – el valor total de todos los artículos que permanecerán en EE. UU., incluyendo la mercancía comercial, es de: US$ _____ X_________________________________ (firma) Fecha (día/mes/año)

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Cayman Islands Customs and Immigration When entering the Cayman Islands, all foreign nationals are required to complete an immigration form. In addition, all passengers (or one passenger per family) are required to complete a Customs Declaration form.

Aduana e inmigración a Islas Caimán Al entrar en Islas Caimán, todos los nacionales extranjeros deben rellenar un formulario de inmigración. Además, todos los pasajeros (o un pasajero por familia) deben rellenar un formulario de Declaración de Aduana.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) All eligible international travelers who wish to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for an authorization online through the ESTA website prior to travel. Please visit The following countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program:

Sistema Electrónico de Autorización de Viaje (ESTA) Todos los pasajeros internacionales elegibles que deseen viajar a Estados Unidos bajo el Programa de Exención de Visas (VWP, siglas en inglés) deben solicitar una autorización por internet a traves del sitio web de ESTA (siglas en inglés de Sistema Electrónico para Autorización de Viaje) antes de viajar. Consulte Los siguientes países participan en el Programa de Exención de Visas:

Andorra Australia Austria Belgium Brunei Czech Republic Denmark Estonia

Norway Portugal Republic of Malta San Marino Singapore Slovakia Slovenia

Japan Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Monaco Netherlands New Zealand

Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy

South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan United Kingdom

C.I. Customs - DECLARATION REGULAR 1 10/30/2018 4:08:48 PM

TARJETA DE INMIGRACIÓN A ISLAS CAIMÁN Apellido Primer nombre Dirección País de ciudadanía Número de pasaporte Fecha de nacimiento: día/ mes/año No. de vuelo Duración de la estadía en número de noches Firma


Every passenger or the head of a family travelling together with goods to be declared is required to give the following information (only ONE written declaration per family): 1. Family Name .......................................................................................................................... (please print)

2. Given Names .......................................................................................................................... (please print)

3. Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy) ............./............../................Male


4. Number of Family Members travelling with You: .....................


5. Address in Cayman (Hotel or condominium name/Private Residence/Other)

......................................................................................................................................................................... 6. Airline and Flight Number ..................................................................................................

Propósito de la visita Placer Negocios Vacaciones de buceo Búsqueda de empleo Visita a amigos o familiares Aceptación de empleo Luna de miel En tránsito


7. I am a citizen of Cayman

I reside permanently in the Cayman Islands

Dirección en Islas Caimán Dirección Teléfono Visitas anteriores Ninguna Una Dos o más Hotel/Casa de huéspedes Apartamento/Condominio Residencia privada Nombre Ciudadanía Fecha de nacimiento: día/ mes/año



If No, state expected length of stay ...................................................................................... purpose of trip: Business Pleasure Other, please specify .............................................. 8. I hereby declare that I am/we are importing the following goods:

(d) currency or monetary instruments*


9. Have you been on a farm, ranch, pasture or


(a) fruits, vegetables, plants, seed, food, insects (b) meats, animals, animal/wildlife products (c) disease agents, snails, soils

Ocupación Ejecutivo Profesional Servicios/Oficio Estudiante Jubilado


If No state country of citizenship ...........................................................................................

over $15,000 (KYD or foreign equivalents)

handled livestock while abroad?



FOOD ITEMS Meat, Fish, Other Foods etc. Agricultural products ELECTRONIC GOODS Computers, Phones, TV's Other Electronics etc. AUTO PARTS Auto Parts, Accessories, Tyres, etc. OTHER GOODS Clothing, Footwear, Jewellery Bullion (coins, ingots, bars, etc.) Household Goods ALCOHOL/TOBACCO Beer, Spirits, Wines, Cigars, Cigarettes PHARMACEUTICAL GOODS



........................................................ Officer’s Signature

Examination Verification:

........................................................ Officer’s Signature

Cayman Islands Residents - must declare the total value of all articles acquired abroad (whether by purchase, as a gift or otherwise) which are in their or their family’s possession at the time of arrival, if the total value of such articles exceeds the duty free allowances stated hereunder. Visitors to the Cayman Islands - must declare the total value of all gifts, foods, spirits, liquor, tobacco products and any articles which they are intending to leave or consume in the islands. Duty - Customs Officers will determine the amount of duty to be paid, in accordance with the relevant legislation and/or based upon the value declared. Duty Free Allowances - Cayman Islands Residents returning from a visit overseas may bring with them dutiable or household articles, at the discretion of the Collector, up to the value of CI$500.00/(US$595.00). In addition, all passengers over the age of 18 years may bring with them the following items: Up to 1 litre of potable spirits; or 1 case (not exceeding 8 litres) of beer; or 4 litres of wine; or Up to 200 cigarettes; or 250 grammes tobacco The transportation of “Currency” and “Negotiable Monetary Instruments” regardless of the amount is legal. However, if you bring into the Cayman Islands Currency and other “Negotiable Monetary Instruments” valued CI$15,000 or more, or foreign equivalent, or a combination of both, you must declare it and you must also file additional particulars with Customs on the form provided. “Currency” means cash or negotiable monetary instruments. “Cash” means bank notes or coins that are legal tender in any country whether or not convertible. ”Monetary Instruments” include non-cash instruments such as cheques, traveller’s cheques, promissory notes, money orders or postal orders or bearer negotiable instruments including such form as those mentioned. The “bearer” is the person in possession of the negotiable monetary instrument. Monetary instruments may also include in such form as those mentioned above any which are endorsed without restriction, made out to a fictitious payee, or otherwise in such form that title thereto passes upon delivery; or it may be an incomplete instrument which is signed but with the payee’s name omitted. “Bullion” is gold, silver, or other precious metals in the form of coins, ingots, or bars. Although bullion is not a monetary instrument for purposes of this requirement, it still must be declared upon entry.


Examination Required:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Declaration - All passengers are required by law to declare all articles in their possession.

Failure to make such declaration for the total amount you are carrying may result in the seizure of all the Currency, negotiable monetary intruments or bullion and may subject you to civil penalties and/or criminal prosecution. FAILURE TO MAKE A FULL DECLARATION IS AN OFFENCE AND CAN RESULT IN THE FORFEITURE OF THE GOODS, FINES AND/OR IMPRISONMENT Prohibited or Restricted Goods The importation of controlled drugs and utensils used therewith is prohibited. The importation of spear guns, Hawaiian slings and parts etc., is prohibited. The importation of firearms and ammunition is unlawful and restricted unless accompanied by a permit signed by the Commissioner of Police, Cayman Islands. Agricultural Products Certain items brought into the Cayman Islands are restricted by the Depatment of Agriculture. All travelers are required to declare any fruits, vegetables, meats, plants, plant products, live animals, animal products, and aggregate material. These items may be imported only if the owner is in possession of a valid permit issued by the Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT MUST BE REPORTED OR DECLARED, ASK A CUSTOMS OFFICER

(whether or not for resale )

COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS GOODS (whether or not for resale ) OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS (not specified above ) TOTAL VALUE $ Total Number of Pieces ( including carry-on luggage):

Declaration I hereby declare that the above declaration is true and correct and that the value and details on this form are authentic. I have read and understood the contents of this form in their entirety including all warnings and possible penalties.


....................................................................................... Passenger’s Signature

....................................................................................... Date


Welcome to Cayman Airways Express

inspections of the CAA. All Cayman Airways Express flights are operated by highly qualified captains and first officer pilots with years of training and experience.

Cayman Airways Express was launched in December 2003 as a sister airline to Cayman Airways to better serve the daily travel needs of visitors to and residents of the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Operating an average of eight flights a day with two Twin Otter aircraft and a new Saab 340B+ aircraft, Cayman Airways Express has made a vital contribution to the efficient air transportation of passengers and cargo to and from Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.



Cayman Airways Express customers enjoy the same benefits of travel as offered on Cayman Airways flights, including Sir Turtle Rewards Miles, early check-in, online check-in and convenience of through fares. Cargo and Jiffy services are also offered on Express. Cayman Airways Express is also available for charter service within operational range capabilities and country regulations.


Operations and Regulations

Management Johan Bjuroe: General Manager Harrison Bothwell: Chief Pilot

Cayman Airways Express aircrafts are registered by the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and are subject to the regulations and

Airfare Taxes & Fees/ Tasas e impuestos sobre tarifas aéreas Airfare taxes, despite their name, are not retained by airlines, but rather by the applicable governments and airports. Each entity has different purposes for their imposed taxes, some of which are collected to reinvest in security, infrastructure, passenger services, etcetera. Pese a su nombre, los impuestos sobre tarifas aéreas no son retenidos por las aerolíneas, sino más bien por los gobiernos y aeropuertos pertinentes. Cada ente le asigna distintos propósitos a sus impuestos, muchos de los cuales se reinvierten en seguridad, infraestructura, servicios al pasajero, etcétera.








Reservations: 345-949-2311 Cargo: 345-743-8547 Web:





= $92.78



= $113.98



From Honduras only




CU Passenger Services Airport Tax




+ +


These airfare taxes & fees are imposed by applicable Governments & Airports





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D2 Airport User fee $13.50 D1 Departure fee $32.70 HN Transportation tax (From Honduras only) 15% of base fare base fare (Economy), 18% of base fare (First Class or Business Class)

15% of base fare (Economy) 18% of base fare (First Class or Business Class)




United States XA XF YC AY XY US


APHIS User Fee Passenger Facility Charge Customs User Fee Security Fee Federal Inspection Fee Transportation Tax

$3.96 $4.50 $5.50 $5.60 $7.00 $36.00


Cayman Islands



Terminal Fee Security Fee Passenger Facility Charge Departure Tax

$121.02 Jamaica



The quoted taxes are subject to change without notice and are converted at the current exchange rate at the time of ticket purchase. They represent an average of how much goes to each country from the taxes paid on a roundtrip ticket.

$1.25 $13.13 $15.90 $37.50






Passenger Facility Charge Passenger Aviation Service Charge Airport Improvement Fee Passenger Service and Security Fee Travel Tax Stamp Duty (Travel Originating In JA) Approx Tourism Enhancement Fee (Travel Originating Outside JA) Airline Passenger Levy (Travel Originating Inside JA)

$3.00 $8.00 $10.00 $25.02 $35.00 *$4.70 $20.00 $20.00

*Filed as JM$600

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