October 22, 2018

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices   Cayman Islands Seafarers Hall now available for Rental every day of the week “The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform the community that the Hall is now available for Rental every day of the week, including Saturdays as the church […]

International Literacy Day is this Saturday, September 8th

2018 International Literacy Day Message From: Marilyn Conolly, Executive Director, LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone), Cayman Islands’ Literacy Charity As a community, we see the impact of illiteracy every day affecting children in our school system, or with adults seeking employment. Illiteracy is a hidden shame that many children and adults carry privately, unable to […]

Gordon Solomons’ Summer Giveaway!

Cayman Islands: Gordon Solomon Fine Art Be the first to get your hands on “Turtle Crawl”. An original oil on canvas to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of our Coat of Arms. It brings to thought the tale of turtling days, which Caymanians practiced as a way of survival, in days gone by. One of a […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Brac Public Invited to LA Events With the LA meeting on Cayman Brac, 5-7 September 2018, Hon. Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Dr. W. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP, Hons MSc, MLA , invites Cayman Brac residents […]

Cayman Islands: Camana Bay encourages a re-connection with Reading through Literacy Month

Literacy Month returns to Camana Bay this September to celebrate and encourage a love of reading among youth across the Cayman Islands. This year, the theme focuses on mysteries, covering everything from the 1890s classic series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to local favourite Pedro and The Treasure Map, by Erin Connelly. In partnership with […]

The role of fathers in overweight prevention: an analysis of a Caribbean cohort

J. A. Smith (a1), K. D. Rocke (a1), S. M. Charles (a2) (a3), S. M. Chang (a1) … https://doi.org/10.1017/gheg.2018.12 Published online: 28 August 2018 Abstract BackgroundFamily-based strategies to reduce the risk of overweight in childhood are needed in the Caribbean. AimTo investigate the associations between parental characteristics and risk of overweight and explore possible mechanisms. […]

Jamie Oliver has been inspired by Jamaican culture without having any respect for its history – that’s why it’s cultural appropriation

By Marianne Miles From The Independent UK Can Caribbean recipes be adapted and modernised? Of course. But you cannot claim a historic traditional term and apply it to your product for profit Jamaica’s catchphrase is “Wi likkle but we tallawah”, loosely translated as: “We are small but we are strong and fearless”. The global allure […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices   DLP to Visit Cayman Brac Representatives from the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) will visit Cayman Brac on Thursday, 2 August 2018 to assist clients with any issues or disputes. The DLP officials will be available from 9 a.m. to […]

Dr. Seuss had writer’s block. Then, he spotted the Lorax in Africa

BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable In the early 1970s, Dr. Seuss was struggling. Amid the growing environmentalist movement in the United States, punctuated by President Richard Nixon’s creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the establishment of the now-beleaguered Endangered Species Act, Dr. Seuss — otherwise known as Theodore Geisel — wanted to write a […]

Jacob Ross, the Caribbean Chekov

By Keith Jardim From newsDay tt Jacob Ross’s recently published Tell No One About This: Collected Stories 1975-2017 is probably the most important and well written gathering of stories ever to appear in the English-language Caribbean, maybe in any language here. I would even dare to say it’s one of the best story collections in […]