Cayman in brief

Treasure hunt

Get ready for a fun filled day of discovering the hidden gems and culture in Bodden Town during the Historical Treasure Hunt taking place from 9am to noon on Saturday, 23 February, at Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town.

Deadline to enter your team of three is Wednesday, 20 February, so don’t miss out. Bring the whole family – children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult – or bring a friend. All are welcome, but you must pre-register as spaces are limited.

Hosted by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Cayman National Cultural Foundation, this is a free event so sign up today to explore Bodden Town, solve clues and win exciting prizes.

For information or to register your team, contact 244-1254 or [email protected]

Road safety campaign

In February, the Streetskill campaign will target people who drive while using their mobile phones, by highlighting the risks that they pose to themselves and others. The focus in March turns to preventing drink driving.

Since the start of the New Year, Streetskill spokeswoman Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Chief Inspector Angelique Howell says there have been 80 people prosecuted for mobile phone use while driving, and 25 arrested for drink driving.

There were 1,245 traffic accidents in 2012, as well as 191 DUI arrests and five fatalities in the same year.

The Streetskill team is a subcommittee of the National Road Safety Strategy Committee, a group that includes the National Roads Authority, the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing, the Public Works Department, the local police service and Government Information Services.

For more information, 
e-mail [email protected]