October 19, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Harvest Festival

The two churches I attend regularly, St.George’s Anglican and Elmslie Memorial, both have Harvest Festivals. The accompanying images are from Elmslie Memorial Church last Sunday (14). It was a lovely service with an almost full church that was beautifully decorated with produce. The choir sang their hearts out to all the familiar harvest hymns and […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Islands: Road works on Crewe Road between Navis Close and Silver Oaks Roundabout As part of its continued effort to improve the Cayman Islands road network, the NRA continues to work diligently on the Crewe Road project. The NRA will be […]

Cayman Islands works to better UK, OTs’ relationships

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee in London is examining the role of the United Kingdom and British Overseas Territories and on Tuesday afternoon will hear first-hand from Mr. Eric Bush in his role as the United Kingdom representative for the Cayman Islands. The Committee is reviewing the relationship between the Foreign and […]

Netherlands restores Guyana’s Dutch archive

By Ray Chickrie From Caribbean News Now GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana, the former British Guiana, was a Dutch colony before it became a British possession in 1831 and, as a result, over half of Guyana’s National Archive is in Dutch. After an agreement between Guyana and the Netherlands to preserve and translate the Guyana Dutch […]

Plymouth’s historic Drake’s Island fortress on sale for £6m

From BBC Drake’s Island in Devon includes a 16th Century barracks, a pier and an underground network of tunnels. The six-acre site, which stands 600m off the coast at Plymouth, has planning permission for a luxury hotel and spa. Aidan McCauley, the son of the island’s owner, Dan McCauley, said: “My dad has long held […]

Celebrate Cayman joins Brac Heritage Autumn Festival

Celebrate Cayman will be sharing the story of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms at the Cayman Brac Heritage Autumn Festival this weekend. The festival, now in its fourth year, features a variety of arts and culture events celebrating Cayman’s creative community, with events and activities taking place from the 12 – 14 October. Celebrate […]

GCSE book pulled after stereotyping Caribbean dads as ‘largely absent’

From BBC A publisher has said it will stop selling a GCSE textbook after it was found to contain stereotypes about Caribbean families. AQA GCSE (9-1) Sociology says Caribbean men are “largely absent” from family situations. The comments have been called “really dangerous” as there’s no social or historical context. Hodder Education says it’s taking […]

Arts Festival in Jamaica to expose budding artists across the Caribbean

By Howard Campbell From South Florida Caribbean News MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Next March (2019) when Oniel Cunningham and his business partners launch CARICS international Fine Arts Festival in Montego Bay, they hope to expose budding artists in the tourist city and Caribbean. An architect by profession, Cunningham has been an art lover for many years […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Islands Police Request Public Assistance in Identifying Stolen Items, The police are requesting public assistance in identifying several items that are believed to have been stolen.  Officers, in the execution of their duties, seized several items (some of which are attached), […]

Cayman Drama Society: What’s on this October – Performance for youths, and free story readings!

We have a lot coming up for youths in the next fortnight: FAIRYTALE SHORTS PERFORMANCE: HANSEL AND GRETEL *Sat 6th October sees a mini-performance of Hansel and Gretel by our adult actors class. There are two showings (11.30am and 12.30pm) aimed at 4-8s but with all ages welcome. Tickets should be purchased in advance at […]