Archive for March 21st, 2014

Cayman gears up for Chili Cook-Off

| 21/03/2014 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Lots of teams have signed up for the Caybrew International Chili Cook-Off tomorow, Saturday 22 March, both amateur and professional chefs from some of the island's top restaurants, including Karma, Cayman Cabana, George Town Yacht Club, Grand Cayman Beach Suites, Craft, Surf Side, Lone Star. There will be tons of raffle prizes, including some "bad ass BBQ grills" and airline tickets, according to Marketing Manager Matthew Leslie. The culinary competition is being hosted on Seven Mile Beach between the Lone Star Bar And Grill (the location for the original Chili Cook -Off) and Buckingham Plaza – the old entry way to the Hyatt. Gates open from noon until 8pm. Attendees will pay $20, and they will get a wristband and five chili pots to sample the competing chilis. They can also purchase more chili pots to sample more chili.

The CayBrew International Chili Cook off is sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS) and the winning team will get an all-expense paid trip to one of the finals of the regional competition. There will also be prizes for the second and third placed teams, as well as raffle prizes for people who come to enjoy the festivities and taste some of the delicious chili recipes in the competition. 
The category is “Home-style chili”, which is very broad. Teams up to four people can enter and the entry fee is $100, which also gets the team registered with ICS.
As well as first, second and third place for the chili recipes, there will be a People’s Choice Award, Best Booth and the winner gets an all-expense paid trip to one of the chili finals
Sponsors include Cayman Airways, the Department of Tourism, Home Gas Ltd, Uncle Bill's and also Red Bull. Hurley’s Supermarket is the official Food Sponsor and all the teams that are registered will get gift certificates to do their shopping for the competition at Hurley’s.
The media sponsors for this event are Cayman News Service and CNS Business and attendees can get a “$5 off voucher” by going on either of those websites and printing off one voucher (see attached) for each person coming.
Kidz Zone is raising funds for the West Bay Primary PTA and there will be prizes and games for the kids, including the all-imporant bouncing castle.
To enter or for more information, call 947-6699 or email

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More Cubans on run from detention centre

| 21/03/2014 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Police and immigration officials are on the lookout for three more Cubans who made a bid for freedom Wednesday evening. This is the second time in just a week that migrants being held at the detention centre in Fairbanks, George Town, escaped. The three men broke out of the centre sometime in the evening and official say they were last seen at 5pm on 19 March. Lazaro Jarol Gato (30)  Yasmany Gonzalez Rodriguez  (25) And Ronny Perez Bocalla (29) are all part of a group of 30 migrants being held by local officials awaiting their return to Cuba, having landed in Cayman recently due to difficulties with vessels.


Anyone with information about the refugees is asked to contact Garfield Wong @ 526-0480; Joey Scott @ 526-0433 or Jeremy Scott @526-7937

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