November 14, 2018

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 […]

Syria: The Evolution Revolution By Peter Polack

From U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center magazine – Posted by permission from the Author

Hot tubs, Cayman Islands, yawning hosts

By Andrea Behling From Channel3000 The stories behind these 1980s covers of Madison Magazine October 1980  Our staff kept coming back to this October 1980 cover of a greasy-haired, shirtless man dressed in dirty cut-off jean shorts, smoking a pipe on a remote beach, as it seemed an interesting choice for the “Special Travel Issue: […]

The Story of Kyle

From Snopes One boy’s befriending of an outcast new kid at school stops him from committing suicide. EXAMPLE:   [Collected on the Internet, 2000] One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was […]