December 11, 2017

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Cayman Islands Customs Registration of Importers Begins Monday (16) To help importers start using a system for entry declaration, the Customs Department will start registering importers. The registration takes place from Monday, 16 October 2017 until 27 October 2017, from 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, on the 1st floor of Customs Headquarters, located at […]

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Cayman Islands Seafarers General Meeting Tue Oct 17 2017 “The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be a General Meeting, on Tuesday 17 October at 7:30 PM. in the Seafarer’s Hall, 11 Victory Ave. Prospect. Special Guests will be the Lions, accompanied by 2 Doctors to speak on Cancer […]

Development of an integrated genomic map for a threatened Caribbean coral (Orbicella faveolata)

Jacob Snelling, Katherine Dziedzic, Sarah Guermond, Eli Meyer doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/183467 From bioRxiv beta Abstract Genomic methods are powerful tools for studying evolutionary responses to selection, but the application of these tools in non-model systems threatened by climate change has been limited by the availability of genomic resources in those systems. High-throughput DNA sequencing has enabled […]

IMF Announces an Essay Contest for Students from the Caribbean

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has invited tertiary-level students in the Caribbean to participate in an essay contest on the theme “ Inclusive and Resilient Growth in the Caribbean.” The contest, which is open to students aged 18 to 25 who are nationals from the English-speaking Caribbean and Haiti, and currently enrolled at any university […]

Cayman Islands Library Summer Reading rewarded

Just over 40 students aged 6 to 17, racked up some 560 hours reading more than 500 books in this year’s Cayman Islands Public Library Service (CIPLS) Summer Reading Challenge. On Saturday, 23 September 2017, a ceremony was held to reward their efforts. Chief Officer Christen Suckoo for the Ministry of Education took turns with […]

Cayman Islands government workers read for Int. Literacy Day at Lighthouse School

Civil servants celebrated International Literacy Day (Friday, 8 September 2017) by reading aloud and donating books, to Lighthouse School students. Seven volunteers from the Portfolio of the Civil Service and the Internal Audit Service (IAS) took part in the first such initiative of its kind at the school, reading to 25 students ages six to […]

ALA Disaster Relief Fund to support Caribbean islands, Mexico, Puerto Rico, library rebuilding efforts

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and the library community are supporting response and recovery efforts for libraries damaged by Hurricane Maria and the recent earthquake in Mexico through the ALA Disaster Relief Fund. “We extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in Mexico,” […]

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  HANNAH’S HEROES BIG SHAVE IS FRIDAY (22)! In just over 24 hours over 100 men, women and children will take to the stage at this year’s Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave at the Wicket, Cricket Square. Since the first Big Shave in 2013, Hannah’s Heroes have raised over US $1.5 million for the St Baldrick’s […]

Cayman Islands North Side Primary School visits Camana Bay during Literacy Month

North Side Primary School students visited Camana Bay on Tuesday, September 12 and participated in some of Literacy Month’s adventure themed activities. The students started their day with Story Time at Books & Books where they also collected maps and took part in Camana Bay’s Literacy Month Scavenger Hunt, searching for their favourite storybook characters […]

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RCIPS Warns All Residents to Avoid Water-Related Activities This Weekend, 9-10 September Due to the effects of Hurricane Irma the sea conditions around the islands are expected to deteriorate dramatically beginning tomorrow.  The RCIPS strenuously warns all residents against ANY water-related activities, whether that be boating, surfing, kite-surfing, snorkeling, diving or swimming.  Rough seas and […]