November 20, 2017

Calling all local Cayman Islands’ authors to be registered

Cayman Islands Public Library Service Are you a published author? If you have written and published one or more books we WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! One of the Public Library Service missions is to recognize our local authors. In addition, we want to provide our Cayman Islands communities with as much information as possible […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands: Coe Wood Beach Operations Lead to Arrest, 15 November From RCIPS Officers have been continuing operations in the Coe Wood Beach area of Bodden Town in response to community complaints about disturbances and anti-social behaviour. As a result of these operations police arrested a man, aged 47 of George Town, yesterday, 15 November, […]

Oliver Mills: The merry-go-round of Caribbean education

By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now Is Caribbean education in a merry-go-round state? Why is it that, despite the educational consultancies examining the system of Caribbean education, there is the feeling it is not serving its purpose, and is without direction? Is it because of misguided strategies used by consultants and local stakeholders, resulting […]

LIFE donates to the Cayman Islands Transition Unit

LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) has made its first book donation of the school year to the Transition Unit, a government programme that helps children who need extra learning support in their Reception year. 170 books were carefully selected as a comprehensive collection to engage the interest of emerging readers age 5-6. The collection includes […]

Reading recovery

Reading Recovery Launches in Government Primary Schools With sponsorship from Rotary Sunrise, the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education Services are proud to announce the launch of Reading Recovery, an internationally recognised and highly effective short-term literacy intervention for selected Year 2 students. In early September, twelve teachers began the year-long intensive training […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands Press Statement on EEPS Incident on Thurs. 9 Nov East End Primary School Update On 9 November, the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education Services (DES) were notified that East End Primary School’s (EEPS) gate was locked and students and staff were unable to gain access. The Director of the DES, […]

Why George Orwell is returning to the BBC

By Vincent Dowd From BBC The BBC headquarters in London has got a new resident: he’s tall, bronze and likes a smoke. A statue of novelist George Orwell now adorns the exterior of New Broadcasting House, a few minutes from where Orwell worked as a radio producer during World War Two. But what was the […]

Caribbean islands reveal a “Lost World” of ancient mammals

From Stony Brook Newsroom Published review points to human activity as a lead cause of mass extinctions STONY BROOK, N.Y., November 6, 2017 – Although filled with tropical life today, the Caribbean islands have been a hotspot of mammal extinction since the end of the last glaciation, some 12,000 years ago. Since people also arrived after that time, it has been impossible to determine […]

“Theatre on the River”: My ghost story for Halloween

Theatre on the River I have written this story especially for Halloween. If I tell you it is true and happened to a friend of mine who swears it happened I know some of you will still be skeptical. My friend ‘s name is John Plumbridge and this is his story:   I was twenty-seven […]

The Revolution of the Fairytale: Education through the Arts

From The St Lucia Star Daughter of the soil, artist and photographer, Fiona Compton has enlisted a group of Caribbean creators to embark on a film and storytelling project. According to Compton, “This 100% Caribbean initiative from start to finish is all about telling the stories of our unknown heroes.” With the help of Saint […]