September 19, 2018

Cayman Islands Insurance Managers award more scholarships

George Town, Grand Cayman, 18 September, 2018 The Insurance Managers Association Cayman (IMAC) continues to support Caymanian students with a highly successful scholarship fund that has assisted 48 students since its inception. The IMAC Educational Scholarship Fund was formed in 1994 by insurance managers and industry service providers. The fund has raised over US$3.9 million […]

Cayman Islands Career Fair connects students with Internships

CIFEC Career Fair Connects Students with Internships On the 21st September, the library of the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) will be buzzing with excitement as Year 12 students make connections with employers offering internship opportunities for this school term. “The internship experience is intended to prepare our young people for the world of […]

Back to school?

By Tate Johnston, Freedom United For children, parents and teachers in many places in the world, August and September are a time for back to school, autumn leaves, fall festivities and first day of school photos. There may even be funny images of happy parents high-fiving each other as teachers, following their summer breaks, are […]

Large-scale wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetation

BY DIANA YATES  | LIFE SCIENCES EDITOR, U. OF I. NEWS BUREAU Using a new climate-modeling approach, U. of I. postdoctoral researcher Yan Li and his colleagues found that a massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert could have beneficial climatic and ecological effects. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Wind and solar farms are known to […]

CUC Girls Primary League: Cayman Prep retain CUC Girls’ Opening Rally title

The young ladies from Cayman Prep retained the CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) Opening Rally title this past Saturday, September 15 at the Annex Field after going unbeaten in round-robin play. Taking a slightly different approach this year, the GPFL coaches decided to implement a schedule whereby all participating schools would play as many […]

Bad financial planning blamed for business failures

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life A new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says bad financial planning is responsible for failure of creative entrepreneurships in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB said on Thursday that about 70 percent of creative entrepreneurships fail because of bad financial planning, lack of […]

Statement on altercation outside Cayman Islands’ TAYA lounge

George Town, Grand Cayman, 12 September 2018 The directors of the board of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre would like to express their deep concern for all those who have troubles in their lives and especially for the two young women who were involved in an altercation outside of TAYA lounge last night (September 11).  […]

Cayman Islands Rotary Club’s gifts back to school supplies to students

24 students started the new academic year with “bags” of confidence thanks to the generosity of Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise. The service club donated a carful of colourful backpacks with school supplies for distribution by the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) to deserving students. “Rotary Sunrise knows how important having the […]

Creole Comforts and French Connections: A Case Study in Caribbean Dress

By Philippe Halbert From The Junto In 1779, a fashion plate depicting a woman’s garment “in the creole style” was published in Paris. Consisting of a lightweight muslin gown with wrist-length sleeves, the dress was “in the style of a chemise,” the basic female undergarment of the period.[1] Worn over a petticoat, the gown was […]

Cayman Islands Rotary Club’s gifts back to school supplies to students

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – 24 students started the new academic year with “bags” of confidence thanks to the generosity of Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise. The service club donated a carful of colourful backpacks with school supplies for distribution by the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) to deserving students. “Rotary Sunrise knows […]