January 24, 2018

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands: Teenager absconds from school, RCIPS requests public assistance in locating her Hayleigh Sciamonte, age 13, absconded from school on Friday, 19 January, and the RCIPS is requesting the public’s assistance in locating her. A picture of Hayleigh is attached. Hayleigh attended John Gray High School last Friday, but absconded from the school sometime […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cayman Islands: Bubbles is missing from Marina Drive, across from Orange Drive. Missing since 9pm Wednesday 17 January. Update-FOUND UPDATE: Bubbles has been found and in good health. This 15-year-old pup is blonde, 8lbs, no ID but has a little bump on her right shoulder blade. She looks like a puppy but she is […]

It’s not all black and white

BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER From Caribbean Life “So You Want to Talk about Race” by Ijeoma Oluo c.2018, Seal Press $27.00 / $35.00 Canada 248 pages It’s all there in front of you. Plain as day. Plain as the nose on your face with nothing left to tell, it’s all in black and white — or […]

Books to LIFE

National Honor Society at CIS Donates Books to LIFE Championing children’s literacy, the National Honor Society (NHS) of Cayman International School spearheaded a school-wide book drive generating over 2,800 books for donation to LIFE’s (Literacy is for Everyone) Classroom Library Project. LIFE’s project is aimed at improving the quality and quantity of books in Cayman’s […]

St. Kitts named top Caribbean destination by Bloomberg

From The Voice The publication listed 22 places to visit in 2018, with St Kitts being the only Caribbean country to make the list ST. KITTS was named as the only Caribbean destination among the 22 ‘hot spots’ selected by Bloomberg from across the globe in its Where to Go in 2018, Caribbean 360 reports. […]

Trump rumors are fun, but they’re a dangerous fantasy

BY PETER ALLEN CLARK From Mashable Donald Trump’s presidency has caused a number of divisions in America. One of the most damaging has been the divide between rational people and the truth. I’m not even talking about Russian rumor mills peddling bombastic stories to impressionable social media users. I’m talking about a growing problem I’ve […]

The 1640s in the Caribbean

From Maggie’s Farm My Christmas present from Mrs. BD was a winter hiking and birding trip on Barbados. I’m not a big fan of the Caribbean, but what the heck. Lots of good hiking along the 24-mile old railroad bed, and famous birding. She gave me this 1640 book to go along with it: A […]

Breaking ground, thinking big

By Marina Salandy-Brown From T&T Newsday “It takes a big mind, or at least a big world view, to write from a small space.” So writes Marlon James, the most celebrated writer in the history of Jamaica letters and the winner of both the Man Booker Prize 2015 and the fiction category of the OCM […]

Books donated to support Caribbean hurricane recovery

By Nadine WhiteFrom The Voice UK Libraries across Barbuda and Dominica will benefit from the thousands of printed works supplied by Book Aid International. THE UK’s leading library development charity will help Caribbean communities devastated by last year’s wave of hurricanes. Book Aid international donated 3,600 brand new books to help those affected by the […]

The Sanctuary on Cayman Brac by Christoph Fischer

By LINDA PIRTLE From Caleb and Linda Pirtle Another fast-paced psychological thriller about faith and deceit. Arpan has set up a training school and spiritual retreat on the small island in the Caribbean. Yet, the peaceful and quiet existence he has sought soon comes to an end. The arrival of Erica teaches him that loose ends […]