June 21, 2018

Archives for February 2018

Cayman Islands: LIFE breaks last year’s book donation record

Sir John A. Cumber Primary School (SJACPS) recently accepted a donation from Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) of over 4300 reading books, which exceeds last year’s largest recorded gift of reading materials, 3500. The contribution was organised by the literacy-focused charity and the books were collected from various private firms and schools island-wide. The majority […]

Registrations closing for Cayman Islands TEDxUCCI: Bridges

Time is running out if you want to take part in TEDxUCCI 2018. This year’s theme for TEDxUCCI is “Bridges” and this live event will be held on 10 March 2018 at the UCCI Campus from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The theme was selected because we all have bridges in our lives. They may […]

Cayman Islands Lobster Season closes 1 March 2018

The Department of Environment (DoE) reminds the public that the closed season for lobster begins on 1 March and runs until 30 November. During the closed season, it is illegal to take, purchase, receive or possess lobster originating from Cayman Islands waters. “The closed season is designed to give the local lobster population a break […]

The Editor Speaks: Hurt

We’ve all, I believe, been hurt. Who was it who said, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional”? I am going through much pain at this moment. It is difficult to concentrate on my everyday life. My mind keeps going back to the injustices I feel. Very difficult to shake off. I know it will ease. […]

Cayman Islands beat Argentina in opening match of World T20 Americas Sub Regional Qualifier

From ICC-Cricket Cayman Islands move a step closer to World T20 glory with a five-wicket win over Argentina. Cayman Islands 91/5 (R Sealy 28, D Cato 24; L Musiani 2/15) beat Argentina 88 (P Arrighi 34; T Taylor 3/14, K Bazil 3/20, C Wright 2/12) by five wickets with 18 balls remaining An excellent combined […]

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Chairperson emphasises vital role that Parliamentarians can play at 2018 CHOGM

From CPA by the LA office Note: This is the conference that Councillor, Mr. David Wight and MLA, Mr. Kenneth Bryan are currently attending as representatives from the Cayman Islands. The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Executive Committee, Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, MP spoke to Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth about the vital […]

A venture fund focused on middle-class problems is tackling a huge obstacle for millennial renters

By Matthew Michaels From Business Insider Kairos Ventures, a venture-capital fund focused on fixing problems plaguing the middle class, is launching a new company called Rhino. Through Rhino, renters can pay a small monthly fee in lieu of a one-time security deposit. At launch, Rhino will be available for 22,000 apartments in New York City. […]

Cayman Islands: Reducing the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) and the Public Health Department are working together robustly, to closely monitor and mitigate against a local outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Approximately 60 cases have already been reported in the Cayman Islands. The HSA’s Paediatric Unit in collaboration with the Public Health and Laboratory […]

“Caribbean Honduras” teaches Mesoamerican history

By GILLIAN REINHARD EDITOR-IN-CHIEF From The Trinity Tripod Students interested in Latin-American culture and history were treated on Feb. 15 to a common hour lecture by Professor of History and International Studies Dario Euraque. A Honduran native, Professor Euraque explained the rich and complex history of the country, and contrasted it with the Caribbean nation […]

Latin America [and Caribbean] teen pregnancy rate ‘unacceptably high’: U.N.

From Reuters BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – There has been insufficient progress in reducing high teenage pregnancy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean, three United Nations agencies said on Wednesday, as they warned that rising numbers of girls under 15 were falling pregnant. Although overall teenage pregnancy rates “dropped slightly” over the past three […]