September 15, 2019

The Publisher speaks: “In My Day”

The last inspection of the Cayman Prep and High School (March 2019), although in my day, when I was fifteen, it was The C-H-S, received a good report. In fact, the statement “Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of education provided at this school”, received a 93% agreement from the parents, 100% from the […]

Trinidad: Teachers SBA case dismissed

From T&T Guardian High court Judge Vasheist Kokaram has dis­missed the case in­volv­ing the teach­ers union and the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry, over the mark­ing of SBA pa­pers by teach­ers. The T&T Uni­fied Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (TTUTA) sued the State over its fail­ure to pay its mem­bers ex­tra for mark­ing Caribbean Ex­am­i­na­tion Coun­cil (CXC) school-based as­sess­ments (SBAs). In […]

Music is essential

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio We imagine music as a luxury but I would argue it’s as essential as eating. We’re social creatures and music, speech, and the arts are core components dating back to our beginnings as a species. It’s easy enough to mistake what we want for what we need. Take cooking for example. We […]

A brief history of structural engineering

Structural engineers indeed play a crucial role in society. On the façade, it might seem that structural engineers are just professionals whose only job is to do a series of mathematical calculations about the strength and resiliency of a built structure, but it’s more than just that. In New Jersey, structural engineers are reliable professionals whose […]

Field or vineyard?

By Menachem Feldman From Chabad Among the many laws in the Torah that command us to treat those less fortunate with dignity, we are instructed to allow an employee to eat from the produce he is harvesting:1 When you enter your neighbor’s vineyard,2 you may eat as many grapes as you desire, until you are sated, but you […]

Technology education

Cayman: ICCI takes an international approach to Technology education Students at the International College of the Cayman Islands presented their final papers to IT professionals on Sunday September 8, 2019. The papers covered topics such as technology in human health and welfare, computers and AI in everyday life, the place of science and technology in […]

Cayman: RCIPS requests public assistance in locating missing teenager UPDATE – FOUND

From RCIPS UPDATE: Richard Reid, who went missing on Sunday, 8 September, has been located and appears to be in good health. The RCIPS thanks the public for their assistance in locating him. Richard Reid, age 13 of George Town, left home on Sunday, 8 September, and has not returned home or been located since. He […]

The Pybus philosophy in Windies cricket

From The University of the West Indies The CLR James Cricket Research Centre, Cave Hill, Barbados. Friday, September 6, 2019—Two photographs in as many days tell the story of the future of West Indies cricket. The first captures Floyd Reifer, West Indies interim cricket coach, in conversation with Jamaican Dr Glen Mills, the world’s best […]

CARICOM NewsTime for the period 26th August – 2nd September, 2019

STAY IN THE LOOP In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis and Ms Volderine Hackett, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community.Highlights:53:08 – Hurricane Dorian pummels the Bahamas04:14:09 – Dominica pledges US$100,000 for relief efforts in The Bahamas 05:18:17 – CDEMA’s Rapid Needs Assessment Team on the ground in The Bahamas 05:18:17 – […]

The Editor speaks: Literacy

Sunday September 8th is Lieracy Day and the theme is ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’.. “Multilingualism”? Wow. Try to say that quickly? I wonder who came up with that? (Someone belonging to the United Nations.) Yes. I know what it means, but how many people actually use that word, if ever? According to Wikipedia “Multilingualism is the […]