December 14, 2017

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 […]

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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 […]

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HMCIPS Literacy Fest 2017 WHO: Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service WHAT: Literacy Fest 2017 WHEN: Friday, 27 October 2017 from 10 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. WHERE: HMP Northward, Courtyard and Chapel Participants: Inmates and special guests will perform during the event and showcase their literacy skills and talents Background: Literacy Fest 2017 is an […]

Murders spiral in Jamaica

By Bert Wilkinson From Caribbean Life There have been more murders in Jamaica so far this year than for all of 2016, prompting the administration of Prime Minister Andrew Holness to undertake a slew of tough new measures including the imposition of 12-hour curfews in some crime-ridden and gang-dominated neighborhoods in Kingston, the island’s capital […]

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Cayman Islands Registrar to unveil CBP at Small Business Expo Business owners in the Cayman Islands will get their first glimpse of a new online tool for submitting company information to the Registrar of Companies. The Registrar will unveil the Cayman Business Portal (CBP) at the Small Business Expo on Saturday, 21 October, at the […]

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

By Patricia A. Alexander and Lauren M. Singer, The Conversation From Business Insider Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seenmore investment in classroom […]