July 16, 2018

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices   Caribbean Palliative Care Conference, at the Westin Resort Cayman Islands September 27 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free This is a free conference hosted by Cayman HospiceCare. HospiceCare have had the privilege of hosting Palliative Care Conferences in 2008, […]

Climate change may hinder fish conservation, ECU-UT study says

By Kristin Zachary From ECU For more than 20 years, conservationists in the Caribbean have been working to protect the endangered Nassau grouper. Thanks to those efforts, populations of this critical reef fish have stabilized in some areas. However, in a new paper authored by researchers from East Carolina University and the University of Texas […]

Florida Magazine Association nominates Island Origins for excellence awards

From South Florida Caribbean News Fort Lauderdale – “Island Origins Magazine”, South Florida’s Caribbean-American lifestyle quarterly, published by Island Syndicate, has been nominated for three category excellence awards by the Florida Magazine Association. The annually appointed honors, known as the Charlie Awards, recognize achievements by Florida magazines, crowning selected industry players best among their peers. […]

Trump in UK: Pomp and protest as visit stokes culture war

By James Cook From BBC News As the son of immigrants, Donald Trump has his own special relationship with the United Kingdom. His mother, Mary MacLeod, was born and raised in the village of Tong, on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, on Scotland’s wild and beautiful north-western fringe. A less Trumpian upbringing is hard […]

8 body parts that might seem useless but actually have interesting functions

By Michelle Starr,Science Alert From Business Insider There’s very little in our anatomy that has — or had — no purpose whatsoever. While there are a few things that might seem useless now, they exist because our ancestors once needed these features. The appendix isn’t completely useless — recent research shows it might help harbor […]

Caribbean Teachers Union Conference opens

From Bernews “Education is the key to democracy and economic development,” according to Fred Van Leeuwen, a former General Secretary of Education International, who was speaking at the opening of the Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] conference being hosted on the Island for the first time. “Education is an individual and collective right,” he told the […]

Cayman Islands’ John Bodden hands McKendree verbal commitment

From Swimming World NEW COMMIT: Hailing from the Cayman Islands, John Bodden has recently given a verbal commitment to swim for McKendree University starting in the fall of 2018. Bodden swims for the Stingray Swim Club and is a member of the Cayman Islands National Team. He was named co-captain for the 2017 CARIFTA team, where he helped […]

St. Maarten: TEATT Ministry commends the Caribbean Cinemas on Megaplex 7 reopening

From Government of Sint Maarten Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson has lauded the grand reopening of the Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 7 in St. Maarten a “much needed economic activity generator for our economy.” In a press release issued Wednesday, July 4, Minister Johnson commended the operators of Megaplex 7, on behalf of his Ministry of […]

Caribbean youth want improved decision making – Mitchell

From Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell says Caribbean youth want to see improved decision-making from their leaders. This, he argues, will boost their interest in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). “I think we have to have more decisions, and as politicians and members who lead in our countries, we have to become […]

Inaugural Student Volunteer Fair attracts big crowds in Cayman Islands

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – More than 700 students from six high schools attended the Cayman Islands’ first-ever Student Volunteer Fair at the John Gray High School Gymnasium on Friday, 22 June 2018. Organised by the Youth Services Unit (YSU) of the Ministry of Education, Sports, Youth, Agriculture & Lands (ESYAL), the all-day event was opened […]