November 14, 2018

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cuban migrants land in Cayman Brac GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Immigration (DOI) has confirmed that a Cuban migrant vessel arrived in Cayman Brac on Saturday, 10 November 2018 with 27 individuals on board. Of the 22 males and five females, a total of nine persons requested to remain behind. DOI officials […]

Why we lie to ourselves every day

By Danny Crichton From TechCrunch Human action requires motivation, but what exactly are those motivations? Donating money to a charity might be motivated by altruism, and yet, only 1% of donations are anonymous. Donors don’t just want to be altruistic, they also want credit for that altruism plus badges to signal to others about their […]

Eating to tame inflammation

By Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, MDs From Newsmax When you have a kitchen fire, you might grab a fire extinguisher, but you wouldn’t crank up Spotify. Well, maybe the day’s coming when you would. Students from George Mason University have invented a deep bass sonic blaster that uses sound waves to put […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands International Men’s Day Film Offer, Prizes To mark International Men’s Day, the Family Resource Centre is hosting the film premier of “Men’s Voice” on Monday, 19 November, Regal Cinemas, Camana Bay, 6 p.m. The locally produced film features our men and boys discussing the challenges they face and how to overcome those obstacles. […]

Reading Road Show targets early learners as part of St. Lucia’s Reading Month celebrations

OECS/USAID Early Learners Program (ELP) Tuesday, November 6, 2018 — Young book lovers in St. Lucia experienced a welcomed  treat last Friday when a Reading Road Show and literary extravaganza got underway as part of St. Lucia’s Reading Month celebrations under the theme: ‘Collaborating to Close the Literacy Gap – Read for Change’. The activity […]

James Patterson will preview his next novel in Facebook Messenger

By AJ Dellinger From engadget James Patterson, the best-selling book factory in human form, is letting readers interact with the characters from his upcoming novel The Chef by speaking to them through Facebook Messenger. Starting October 30th, you’ll be able to receive video and sound clips from characters via Facebook’s massively popular messaging platform, according […]

Cayman Islands’ Peter Polack’s new book “Guerrilla Warfare: The Revolution Kings”

Casemate Publishing will release Guerrilla Warfare: The Revolution Kings by Peter Polack in October 2018. Guerrilla Warfare: The Revolution Kings is a compendium of prominent guerilla leaders worldwide including William Wallace,George Washington, Simon Bolivar, Mao Zedong and King Ibn Saud. The book profiles each leader and analyzes their military strategy for readers interested in biographies, […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices llegal Gambling: Six Arrested in George Town, Cayman Islands, 13 October. Two Formally Charged Following April Arrests On Saturday, 13 October, officers conducted a search at a location on School House Road in George Town on suspicion of illegal gambling. During the […]

GCSE book pulled after stereotyping Caribbean dads as ‘largely absent’

From BBC A publisher has said it will stop selling a GCSE textbook after it was found to contain stereotypes about Caribbean families. AQA GCSE (9-1) Sociology says Caribbean men are “largely absent” from family situations. The comments have been called “really dangerous” as there’s no social or historical context. Hodder Education says it’s taking […]

A look at Caribbean slavery through eyes of a descendant

Against impossible odds, a ragtag army of black, mulatto, and poor Frenchmen band together to fight for freedom over elite soldiers from Britain and Napoleon’s grand army on the tiny Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia. This compelling historical novel begins during the French Revolution in the late 1700s, when the islands were home to slaves […]